Vlisco “Bloom” Collection Spring 2014
This season, we share our admiration for the silent power and splendour of flowers and the vibrant women who wear them with such grace. Even the pattern, which is normally indigo, is now applied in bordeaux, adding more warmth and depth to the fabrics.
Zac Posen 2014 Resort Collection
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE - THE TABLETOP ROLE-PLAYING GAME!
It’s finally finished! Click here to download a PDF of the Welcome to Night Vale role-playing game, which I wrote and which ten artists provided illustrations for. If you missed your copy at Norwescon, you can still possess this mysterious artifact!
This game uses a simple 2d6 system: even if you’ve never done tabletop role-playing before, it will take mere minutes to learn, and all you need are a couple friends and two regular old six-sided dice.
Be warned that this game has NOT been play-tested — whether or not playing it causes stars to appear (or disappear) in the night sky, or its effect on the nervous systems of household pets in its vicinity, is still unknown.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to my contributing artists, all of whom created original pieces in exchange for nothing but the satisfaction of a job weirdly done: monstersanosa, moriartylaughingalonewithcrown, zenamiarts, pizza-soup, strexiest, themonsterghost, goddess-in-green, idontevenknow-anymore, astrogyaru, and female—president. Even if you don’t do tabletop gaming, download this PDF for the AMAZING illustrations. :D
Feedback can be directed towards our various and sundry Ask boxes. Please let the artists know how much you appreciate their work!
So I finally had a chance to hook up with a RL friend (hi slightlypsychic!) to nerd out about Hannibal (at NWC of course). I didn’t get the time to properly chat with jenniferlovely about it, but soon I hope!
Happy to have been your field researcher. :)
(Why is there a piece of cheese on your phone … ?)
My version of a redaction! :D I wasn’t sure if you wanted it to be ~known~!
23 April 2014
Migration of large groups of cells plays an important role in many biological processes, from embryonic development to tissue repair. It’s an ability that relies largely on between-cell signalling. Now, researchers are using electricity to hijack such signalling and control the movement of cell collectives. They are, in short, herding cells. By applying an electrical current, they orchestrated the flow of a single layer of epithelial cells – the type that make up the outer layer of skin and line most organs and bodily cavities such as the stomach or urinary tract. The video shows a cell sheet migrating normally until the electric field is switched on, persuading the cells to change direction. This is more than a cool trick: it could lead to better control of cell migration in tissue engineering, for example, or ‘smart’ bandages that use electrical stimulation to accelerate wound healing.
Written by Daniel Cossins
Video courtesy of Daniel Cohen and colleagues
University of California at Berkeley, USA
Copyright held by original authors
Research published in Nature Materials, March 2014
John Scalzi gets it.
This is what I have been trying to say in so many words—all men aren’t menaces to women, but all women have been menaced by men.
I think that is an important distinction to make. However, I do feel like it shifts the focus away from the men who are doing the thing a bit, and panders more to the whiny men who “aren’t like that!!!” more than necessary.
Regardless, I am so glad to see another guy taking a stand about this shit.
Oh it is total pandering to those ass-butts. But It’s the first thing you have to do is confront that bullshit. You have to have an answer for it. I got into a LONG fight with someone on Facebook about that very thing. I lumped all men into the “can’t be trusted until proven otherwise” category and got shit upon shit for it. From a gay man. I’m like wtf, man.