What happens when fan fiction is allowed to mingle with the work that inspired it? We are about to find out, as Neal Stephenseon, Greg Bear (almost typoed as Breg Gear by your devoted blogger) embark on a Wikipedia-style project called The Mongoliad.
(This tattoo has no title that I am aware of, although I like to call it the Periodic Tattoo of the Elements. No credits given, found at The Berry.)
(Also, is this person automatically considered to be cheating on any Chemistry exam that they take? For the teachers in the audience, what would you do if your student had something that could be considered cheating tattooed on their skin?)
Speaking of Neal Stephenson, here’s something he wrote for Wired back in 1993. I mention the date, because he seems prescient about some things. As a good science fiction writer should be, I suppose.
I’m not entirely sure what’s interesting here, but I know some people who read the Big Bad Blog will love it. So here it is — I aim to please: An analysis of UK Parliamentary Language, 1935-2010. It appears to analyze word frequency.