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If you read the revamped BoingBoing today, you’ve already seen this. Personally, it reminds me of both Shel Silverstein’s The Missing Piece and that old Paxil commercial with the sad little onigiri/lump thing that rolled along until it found a SSRI that did good spam filtering on its serotonin.

Funktionide Part II from eltopo on Vimeo.

I’ve been exceptionally busy, lately. Well, busy for me, which means working on finishing my novel, doing my homework, going to class, and editing my thesis. My thesis is edited and turned in, now, and I’m graduated ABD. I spent the weekend writing and churned out 5700 words. Not bad, but today I’ve only written 1100 and I need to do more.

But first, a bath. And some more homework. Then making dinner. This workflow feels like home.

  • Madeline Ashby…

    ...is a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, and immigrant living in Toronto. She writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen. She is represented by Anne McDermid & Associates, and Jason Richman at UTA. You can buy her books here.

    She has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, The Atlantic Council, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, and others. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, FLURB, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, and Escape Pod. Her other essays and criticism have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, Tor.com, MISC Magazine, FutureNow, and elsewhere.

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