Wonder Woman re-imagined in the trope of an urban changeling

Wonder Woman to finally start wearing pants “It’s a look designed to be taken seriously as a warrior, in partial answer to the many female fans over the years who’ve asked, ‘how does she fight in that thing without all her parts falling out?’” said incoming series writer J. Michael Straczynski. “It reflects her origins in both the outside world and the world of Amazons: tough, elegant…a street-fighter’s look which…

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Simple IF interfaces – Horace Torys

The command line will live on as long as authors and readers keep enjoying fiction made with it. But many have pointed out there is a huge market of readers (print and digital) and casual gamers who ought to love all this free IF, but sadly, they aren’t exactly flocking to it. One reason must be the interface. Horace Torys Horace has posted some mock-ups of text adventure games played…

Newspapers Retract ‘Climategate’ Claims, but Damage Still Done

I’ve been blogging about the climate change issue for some time now. Here’s the latest, which responds to the exposure of private e-mails in which a climatologist is accused of acknowledging deliberately tweaking the data in order to make a stronger environmental case. [N]ot only did British investigators clear the East Anglia scientist at the center of it all, Phil Jones, of scientific impropriety and dishonesty in April, an investigation at…