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Yet another awesome science-y website (the likes of which are the webpage/magazine equivalent to Discovery Channel Documentaries) called 'How Stuff Works'. Reminds me of the old 'The Way Things Work' series that had that mammoth mascott. Anyone? No? Well, I wanted one as a pet until someone crushed my dreams and told me they were an extinct species. Found this very useful page with some background info for a new short story I'm scribbling away. This one will at least make sure I get the basics right, too.

Speaking of documentary channels... )

Have started re reading Pharyngula's blog and am mostly enjoying it. It's funny how one's tastes change, though. I loved it when I was younger, but it seems I've become a lot more mainstream since then. Or maybe just more discerning. It's hard to tell sometimes.


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I have completely forgotten the link, but it was one of the link-of-a-links that came from a Racefail post, about historical P/CoCs that gave birth to this little nugget - The Queen of Morocco:



Apparently a real prostitute as mentioned in 'The Wandering Whore' (1660-1661). I decided not to make her actually Moroccan, as you can see, partly because I just wanted to draw afro hair in the fashionable do (and it goes really well. Actually tempted me to step away from the relaxer-which-never-works-anyway if only to grow it out and do it up like that. It'd be awesome for the steampunk parties) and also because it's totally an uber-exotic moniker.

Anyway, not to keep all the fun to myself, I envisioned her 'lady-in waiting' as a welsh country girl gone bad (for some reason I thought of [livejournal.com profile] alagbon) but had no idea what to make of her apprentice. Probably just another London lass with too much time on her hands.

Not that it matters. I just read too much into things...!

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