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22 August 2008 @ 12:22 pm
Linky post, olympic edition  
The Icelandic men's handball team is going to the finals, yaaaay!

akirlu's link to this account of the 1992 olympic marathon last-place finisher brought tears to my eyes. Wow. Just--wow.

It had not actually occurred to me that anyone's reaction to watching Dara Torres' swimming might be to feel insecure about their own bodies. I find that troubling in more directions than a linky post can cover.

Scottish penguin knighted by the king of Norway. A citation from King Harald the Fifth of Norway was read out, which described Nils as a penguin "in every way qualified to receive the honour and dignity of knighthood."

cedarlibrarian on why hating a book is fandom, too.

Avram Grumer paperblogs the Denver worldcon.

Excavation of a farm that may have been the home of Egill Skallagrímsson. No sign of Egill's buried silver yet, though.
Janni Lee Simner: Susan Pevensiejanni on August 24th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
I had a story online some months ago that generated some strong reactions, love and hate, in its forum--it really clarified for me that--while like you say, of course I'd rather everyone just adore my work, I'm more than willing to pay the price of having a story be some readers' Worst Story Ever, if that means it's other readers' Best Story Ever.