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Archive for February 5, 2009

The Week in Tweet, Week 5

A bit late due to some less happy tidings in my personal life, here’s the ongoing saga of @outshine on Twitter:

Monday January 26:

[Ed] Outshine slush stats: 32 subs in week 4; 18 by men, 13 by women, 1 unknown. 4 acceptances, 2 rewrite requests. Particular strong batch.

[Quote for the Monday] “He started to sing as he tackled the thing/ That couldn’t be done and he did it.”

[Source] Edgar A. Guest (1881 – 1959)/British-born U.S. poet and journalist/The Collected Works of Edgar A. Guest, “It Couldn’t Be Done”

Wednesday January 28:

She wanted to hold to this, no matter what: the time when her mind first merged with a dolphin’s, letting her taste the joy of the waves.

[Bio] Writer and slave to a benevolent cat dictatorship, with a disorganized blog at or twittering at @mari_ness.

Friday January 30:

[Quote for the Friday] “Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies come to life and fade away. What care I how time advances; I am drinking ale today.”

[Source] Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)/American writer.

Saturday January 31:

Scientists cheer. People scream. The stars spell out, “Mars needs women”. The aliens have arrived, and they brought chocolate!

[Bio] BJ Muntain: Canadian SF writer, blogger, and linguistics enthusiast. <!–[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 21 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]–> .

Sunday February 1:

[Ed] “Optimism in literature around the world, and SF in particular, part 1” on the Shine blog: Start of a monthly series.

The reveal on the new developments: starting week 6, each Tuesday will feature a music review tweet called Paul Graham Raven‘s SoundBytes; and each Thursday will feature a movie review tweet called Lucius Shepard‘s Spitballs.

Which leaves only the Sunday to be filled…