November 15th, 2005

A Pocket Full of Murder

Dilbert Rides Again

As expected, the Dilbert Blog entry I mentioned in my last post generated a huge amount of acrimony from the Darwinist side. I was particularly amused by the comments on the rebuttal blog Scott mentions in his most recent follow-up post, most of which indicated that the posters were severely humor-impaired and munching on sour grapes to boot ("I never thought Dilbert was funny! Adams is really only reinforcing the workplace atrocities he claims to mock! He's just like the pointy-haired boss! Wah!").

Like Scott says, there is a serious lack of credibility involved when people can't read a patently tongue-in-cheek article suggesting that their views could be partially incorrect without going off into frothing mania. The sheer rage the whole ID debate has generated, even in the blog of a notoriously irreverent cartoonist who never once said he believed in ID, proves that evolution is just as much dogma and sacred cow as it is scientific theory.

(And BTW, the first person to use Flat-Earthism in an analogy while attempting to defend/explain why Darwinists get so emotional about ID automatically loses the debate. It's the Godwin's Law of creation/evolution arguments -- trite and old and ultimately self-defeating.)

In other news, Paul fell asleep at 6 p.m. last night and woke at 12 a.m. in a very cheerful mood, which ultimately meant that I am operating on about two hours' sleep. Urggh.

But on a positive note, there is new Snapefic on my LiveJournal for those of you who like that sort of thing.
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Man, am I out of the loop.

So where are the cool kids submitting HP fics these days?

I've done my duty by Fiction Alley, of course, and eventually I'll probably get around to putting this fic up at the Pit of Voles, just for the sake of those who have me on Author Alert. The Sugar Quill is no longer an option, alas, but I'm open to other suggestions as to where I should put this "Secrets and Lies" thing so that people who've read and liked the Darkness and Light trilogy (and hey, even some who haven't) would be likely to see it...
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Babelfish Meme

I must say, this is rather good:

Firelight trembled of the space beyond concerning its properties, that reveals the superb black eyes, hitched nose, and dilute, almost bloodless lips of Severus Snape.

This came from translating the paragraph from English to Dutch and back again. I have to agree with hedda62 -- the amusement is endless. It's like Markov all over again.