Linky Love for you

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Loulan Girl by 12 Girls Band.

Let's get straight down to it.

Moonrat held a contest for a book and movie mash-up contest and the results are awesome.

The New York times tells of a man who, no joke, is going to translate Moby Dick into elborated emoticons, called emoji. Here is a sample of what it will look like.

I'm wondering if it will be any easier to read this way (it really can't get any worse than the original). It is now aptly called Emoji Dick. :)

For the lovers of Joss Whedon, there is news about a mind transplant idea he wrote before Dollhouse. Best part? You can download the script as a PDF.

Because science fiction is close to my heart, here is a really interesting article about why SF will never be considered "literature" - ever. Because if it is literature (even with sci-fi elements), then it is not sci-fi. There are quotes from real people on this. Bah.

On a more serious note, many of you have heard about the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its new regulations and how it will affect us as book bloggers. It's not a pretty picture. For those who don't know what is going down, here is a great article that gives a comprehensive overview, and here is an interview with one of the members of the FTC, specifically geared toward books, reviews, and ARCs. Make sure you read the comments after the interview. This has serious ramifications for us as bloggers. I'm not kidding, this is bad.

To end on a lighter note, there is an awesome contest being done over at Squeaky Books for a hardcover copy of Ice by Sarah Durst. It's a modern extension/retelling of my favorite fairy tale, so how could I not include it? :) Contest ends next Wed (Oct 14th) and 11:59.


Kate said...

Thanks for all of the awesome links. And that Emoji Dick is really bad. Haha, I was gonna say hard but it didn't fit right in to that sentence :)

Heather Zundel said...

Kate - Your most welcome. That Emoji Dick is a sight isn't it? :)