Resolved: Packages are getting tougher to open. And this isn’t always a bad thing.
Shoulda seen it coming a mile away: The Smurfs are returning. And they’re going to be CGI. UGH But if it means we’ll get to see the original comics in print again, then perhaps I’ll forgive them. (Via The Comics Reporter)
Another general introduction to podcasts, this time from the NY Times, so registration will likely be required.
Some writing suggestions from C.J. Cherryh includes these tips:
* Mirrors … avoid mirrors, as a basic rule of your life. You get to use them once during your writing career. Save them for more experience.[...] If you haven’t read enough unpublished fiction to have met the infamous mirror scenes in which Our Hero admires his steely blue eyes and manly chin, you can scarcely imagine how bad they can get. * limpid pools and farm ponds: I don’t care what it is, if it reflects your hero and occasions a description of his manly dimple, it’s a mirror.