“And some days I can’t even trust myself”: Links for 2019-03-15

“And some days I can’t even trust myself”: Links for 2019-03-15

I've been fighting with technology all week at work. We've ported some applications into our environment and not only are they are still pretty unstable, they're also replacing some applications which we're deprecating in, oh, about six weeks. And I need to writing training documentation and figure out data conversions--without access to learn the tools...

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“You wear your heart on a ripped unraveled sleeve”: Links for 2019-03-08

“You wear your heart on a ripped unraveled sleeve”: Links for 2019-03-08

I feel like an awful lot of us have been struggling with loving art that's made by people who are terrible human beings. At the very least, I know it's something that I struggle with. When I was little--no older than 9 or 10--we'd get the occasional free weekend of HBO and that would always mean there'd be the opportunity to watch Bill Cosby: Himself,...

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“Darkness Has a Hunger That’s Insatiable”: Links for 2019-03-01

“Darkness Has a Hunger That’s Insatiable”: Links for 2019-03-01

I know, I know. It's been a minute or two since the last one of these. I've been collecting links for several months now and every Thursday I'd think about pulling together a post and...I just wouldn't. So I did a lot of thinking about why I wasn't. Initially, it was because I was too tired. This was true through November and December--going back to work...

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Obligatory List of Media I Enjoyed in 2018

Obligatory List of Media I Enjoyed in 2018

Looking back over the year, I actually consumed a fair bit of media, despite spending two months watching nothing but HGTV and the History Channel (I'm not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens). I have the HGTV schedule memorized and that's a sad, sad, sad commentary on the paucity of programming they have these days. But anyhow! I set a goal of reading...

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Links Roundup 06 July 2018

Links Roundup 06 July 2018

I've been all over the place this past week and for better or for worse, this week's post reflects that. Have a great weekend, y'all I loved this piece at Motherboard about chairs at conferences, but they missed something: chairs with arms are less accessible than those without. I have been in the position of having to ask for a chair without arms before a...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

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