Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NEWS: Light at the End of the Drama Llama's Butthole

Drama Llamas Update
  • The STGRB Shitstorm continues and unfortunately it looks like the evil site is there to remain. Thankfully, the reading community by now knows how full of shit the site is and attention is now refocusing back to what is important: books.
  • The CB Clusterfuck looks like it's over. Author has been banned from GR and his attempt to breed more drama llamas at his blog sputtered and failed.
  • Over in the MM-Romance community, there was the Rise of the Rogue Therapist. And that drama llama fell meteorically quick.
  • The Steampunk Scandal zoomed by.
  • Racism alive in the 21st Century? And in the reading community? Foyt Fuckup proves that.
  • The ChickLitGirls FlimFlam is no more. The website has shut down. via Jane @ DearAuthor
A new month now. Still a few stampede of the drama llamas here and there but things are calming down. Yay.

 Gay News

# Olympics or Gay p0rn (semi-NSFW) (1 August 2012) "It's hard to tell sometimes."

No kidding. *wipes drool*

# The 21 Openly Gay Athletes of the 2012 Olympics (24 July 2012) "Out of more than 12,000 athletes, 21 are openly gay. Get to know them."

Awesome! I only wish there were more.

# Message Against Chick-Fil-A (30 July 2012) "Why? Well, because I believe in equality for all people, that’s why. But also, personally, from the bottom of my heart: because you are my friend, and I don’t willingly support people who harm you for just being you"

Hear. Hear.

Book News 

# GoodReads vs LibraryThing part One (31 July 2012) and part Two (7 August 2012) "The two most popular book cataloguing/social networking sites seem to be Goodreads and LibraryThing. So which one should you use? What are the benefits/drawbacks of each?"

GR, of course. It's free unlike LT where you have to pay to catalog more than 200 books. Rather spend money on books than on a book-cataloguing website.

The Future of Electronic Paper Looks Bleak (6 August 2012) "E Ink screens have improved very little over the past 5 years."

I am reconsidering my thought on buying an eInk reader in the future.

# Get Jonathan Wood’s No Hero and New Sequel Yesterday’s Hero For Free! (1 August 2012)

Freebies! Haven't heard of this urban fantasy series.

GoodReads Gossip

# Review Guidelines & Updated Author Guidelines (6 August 2012) "Please keep in mind that 99.96% of all reviews are never flagged for any reason. Of those that are flagged, each is carefully examined by a member of our team. And remember, we never delete or filter reviews for negativity alone."

Hmmm. I think GR can do more. I prefer they don't hide reviews at all. 

# New button for shelving books (30 July 2012) "The improvements go deeper than appearances, however. The underlying code for this button is structured better than the old one, which will help us improve site performance."

Anything that speaketh "improve site performance" is a magical, magnificent thing.

# Why Are So Many Things Broken? (31 July 2012) "We do have a lot on our to-do list, but unfortunately we can't do them all simultaneously. I know that can be frustrating, but I do promise to post updates as I have them."

I sure hope those updates take place in this lifetime, most preferably by the end of this year.

Picture of the Day
RPG Lady Armor. source

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