I was busy! But now I get to wander around mentally singing "I'm freeeee!" a la Elsa. And also, err, start our household taxes and do a lot of laundry. Minor details!
A kid anecdote I told elsewhere on social media when it happened:
Me: time to get up!
The Pip: tell me something I don't know.
Me: The square root of 81 is 9.
The Pip: I knew THAT.
Me: New York does not impose franchise tax on certain 501(c)(3) corporations.
The Pip: I have no idea what you just said.
Me: Something you didn't know! So get up!
And here's a video of a marble run the kids and I improvised last night out of a pretty lousy kit. Design mostly by SteelyKid, because she has spatial abilities and engineering instincts and I do not.
Have a bunch of links:
I saw this cover and I suddenly had a burning ambition to learn to write fiction, sell a novel, and have my publisher get Kevin Wada to do a cover. Since that will literally never happen, enjoy his Steve/Peggy/Bucky art.
Look at this dog's face!
Also look at this couple's faces. I would like a million stories about them, please, and also to be the one on the left.
I don't understand some of eShakti's design choices, I really don't.
This is old but timely again: imagine what we could have had for the Good Omens adaptation.
Commentary track by the Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse animators!
Stashing this Ken Liu post on trying to learn about China by reading translated Chinese SF for future reference.
I really like this picture of Charlie leading two puppies.
Congratulations to all the Hugo nominees I know! File 770 has links to the works.
Finally, io9 has a big piece on Farscape which reminds me that I watched a few episodes several years ago and just never kept going. That was long ago enough that I'd probably have to start over; so is there a spot in S1 that people would recommend I start at, or episodes in S1 that I should skip? (Admittedly I may just need to not watch in the middle of the night while up with a very small child, which I'd forgotten was my previous mode until I checked the tag, but still.)