A silly thing and a serious thing

I. The Silly

Andrew at Let’s Go Tribe has posted Our Place In The Sun which attempts to answer the question: Can this [the 2009] team even approach being the lousiest pitching staff in Cleveland Indians’ history? (Spoiler: Not by a long shot.)

II. Not At All Silly: “Amazonfail”

Yesterday, quite a few authors of gay fiction and non-fiction books about sexuality (from a feminist or sex-positive POV) noticed that their Amazon Rankings had disappeared. The works were still searchable by their proper titles and authors, but fell to the end of Amazon keyword search results. (Which led to an Amazon search on “homosexuality” bringing up a first page of search results that were almost entirely anti-gay.)

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The thing about blogging

This is not the only blog I maintain, or have ever maintained, but it’s only the second semi-professional blog I have maintained. The funny thing about a Serious Blog is the being Serious part. Or, perhaps, not the Serious part, since I don’t think Bat-Girl was ever Serious, but she was always funny.

The thing about blogging is to be interesting. Right now, I am recovering from major surgery. The most exciting thing I’ve done in the past two weeks is go down to the grocery store.

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My growth had neither eyeballs nor teeth, although it apparently was attacking about five of my internal organs, so I’m going to still consider my story awesome and gross. (Have an awesome and gross picture!) I’m out of the hospital now, but still in Indiana. I should be heading back to Ohio tomorrow.

Instead of working on The Novel while I’m recovering, I’ve mostly been watching a lot of March Madness and reading a lot of threads at Let’s Go Tribe. Maybe when I’m on fewer drugs and can kind of concentrate on things for more than five minutes at a time I’ll be getting some writing done.



I’ve been working on naming some of my minor characters in the novel, filling out the rosters and whatnot. It’s terrible looking down at a piece of paper and finding myself thinking, These names are not ridiculous enough.

But it’s true. They’re really not ridiculous enough.

I’m aliiiive!

I’ve been ignoring real-life blogging for a while now, but I think it’s time to hop back on board. I’m in the process of moving back to Ohio from Indianapolis, which is pretty exciting because I am just not that big a fan of Indianapolis. There’s something about a city that’s 85% suburban sprawl that just doesn’t agree with me.

More interestingly, I’m having surgery to remove an ovarian teratoma in two weeks. This should be scaring me because I’ve been reading horror stories about people who have not been properly anesthetized before surgery and found themselves paralyzed but fully aware during surgery; instead, I’m sort of horrifically fascinated by my weird tumor.

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Why did I only learn about the webcomic Minus now that it’s over?

I think experts say there is nothing we can do about it. probably. is my favorite.

Planning to go to a fashion show tomorrow in Bloomington after work, and then I have a baseball game to attend Saturday night in Indianapolis. Good times, good times.