Otterday! And Open Thread.

This sleepy otter looks kinda how I feel. It was snapped in Haroldswick in the Shetland Islands, and shared by Pete + Lynne on flickr.

Sleepy yawning otter - Shetland. The otter is half behind a seaweed-y rock, and sunlit from the side

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

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  1. This is pretty cool.

  2. The story ‘one town’s war on gay teens’ in Rolling Stone mag is just devastating. (*trigger warning on that link* the article describes bullying, self harm and suicide of LBGTI teens).
    I read it yesterday and I’m still trying to process it today. Institutionalized bigotry is a truly horrible thing.

  3. Georgette Heyer fans ahoy!
    There’s a conference happening on Sat 25th Feb in Sydney which looks like it might be fun.
    Tigtog and I are planning to go, we have a copy of the registration form, if anyone is interested we can email it to you. Seating is not assigned so there’s no need for us to book as a group.
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    25 February 2012
    9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Epping Club
    45 Rawson St., Epping, NSW
    Contact: Amanda Jones
    Org: Organiser, Georgette Heyer Conference
    Tel: 0419 145 779
    Cost is $90 per person, and includes morning tea and lunch. The Epping Club is across the road from Epping railway station and on several bus routes, and there is easy parking in nearby streets.
    Join us for the first ever Australian conference on the life and works of Georgette Heyer: mistress of the Regency and historical romance, writer of detective fiction, and one of the most prolific best selling authors of the 20th century.
    Enjoy discussing your favourite Heyer moments with like-minded readers, discover new information about her life and works (including how to pronounce her surname!) and immerse yourself for a day in the stimulating, amusing and entertaining world of Georgette Heyer.
    Speakers include:
    *Jennifer Kloester, author of “Georgette Heyer’s Regency World”, and of a recently published biography of Heyer featuring new material from the family archives “Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller”;
    *Susannah Fullerton, president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, author of “Jane Austen and Crime” and noted literary lecturer.
    Other speakers, male and female, will discourse on Heyer heroes and heroines, ‘my favourite Heyer’, and the historical and social world she describes so vividly and accurately in her novels.

  4. I accidentally crossed the streams between friends on the left and ex-workmate acquaintances on the right on Facebook. Last time I looked the LNP were calling my friends members of the Hitler Youth. Unexpected.

  5. I’ve had the occasional clash between reenactment acquaintances of a conservative bent and my more liberal friends. Fun times!

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