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Challenge #02923-G366: Bad at Risk Assessment

"And what brings you to medical, human?"

"I took my particle mask off when I should have left it on. That was, uh, five days ago? I'm pretty sure I've coughed up all the stuff I inhaled, since the phlegm isn't pointy any more, but I'm still coughing, and my lungs itch. I would have waited longer to bother you about it, but I've been kinda short of breath today, so I thought I'd come in before it got any worse." -- Anon Guest

Humans are terrible at following essential safety rules, even when it calls for their own safety. Survivors and escapees of Greater Deregulations even more so. Those desperate enough to escape Deregger space were obsessed with not being a bother on pain of being thrown back to the maelstrom from whence they sprang.

Medik Phrak concentrated on staying calm and amenable. "Thank you for coming in before we needed to drag you in," she said. "It's no trouble to make sure something isn't bad before it gets bad. I would much rather be certain something's not a problem before it could become a problem. You Humans keep saying 'a stitch in time saves nine'. Little helps preserve you from bigger helps. Yes?"

"Er. Yeah. But... I didn't think it did me any damage. I felt fine afterwards." This was the same kind of argument that helped the spread of long-incubation, high-infection diseases back in the pre-Shattering era of Terran history.

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I have a problem

Entries into the writing contest need some splash art.

1200 by 420 pixels.

For each story.

I’m planning on putting in ALL my short stories (except RTFM, that’s in the slush pile at Andromeda Space Flight Magazine) and excerpts from my novels,

That’s a lot of art.

And I have the compositional skills of a dead whelk.

And I’m stony broke. I can’t afford to pay anyone. All I can offer is

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So… this is happening. I know most folks like to celebrate 200 followers with a give-away. My problem is that I’m primary...

So… this is happening.

I know most folks like to celebrate 200 followers with a give-away. My problem is that I’m primary parental for two kids [also having their first day back to school tomorrow] and my laptop has just died.

I have zip to give away. And zero money to send it with even if I did have something.

What do I do?

What the flip do I do?

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::Cries::

internutter:

internutter:

Novlr is now in open beta just in time for NaNoWriMo

And they’re offering permanent memberships for “just” $100.

I don’t have enough to afford to scratch my butt.

Please, please, please, dear readers, put a little money in my paypal so I can afford a lifetime membership. [I have no idea how to link to a paypal “give me money” thing (help!) so my paypal email is nutty@internutter.org  Thank you for not abusing this email

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Is this better? I got rid of the ugly, under-colouring ‘glow’ and refined it to an effects layer [harder than it looks, I had to...

Is this better?

I got rid of the ugly, under-colouring ‘glow’ and refined it to an effects layer [harder than it looks, I had to re-fill the wheel and delete all the noise from my previous attempts] which I can now edit to my heart’s content.

I also added some blood red to the body of the bicycle and fooled with the opacity a little. Too strong == uglier :P

I mean, I want it to look like an

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Support Net Neutrality

In honour of the FCC deciding that cable companies can censor the internet for everyone, my version of a sneak preview of that arcane and asinine law is: No story.

With an absence of net neutrality comes an absence of indie folk like me sharing their creative efforts with viewers like you.

Petition at moveon.org, dearfcc.org, fairandopeninternet.com, daily kos, and Freepress.

I will now be taking a day of silence and praying that these efforts are enough.

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modmad: The first time he saw the Sun (aka. things-I-didn't-know-I-was-going-to-draw-in-my-lunchbreak no.75815) She’s a...

modmad:

The first time he saw the Sun (aka. things-I-didn’t-know-I-was-going-to-draw-in-my-lunchbreak no.75815)

She’s a multitalented actress, ignored by those who could make her career because of the colour of her skin.

He’s a shy, soft-spoken vampire who’s too polite to get the blood he needs to survive.

And, incidentally, he’s just fallen rather heavily in love.

It’s 1887.

They fight crime.

Stop me before I start writing a goldurn novel about

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Further evidence for the gut microbe theory of Autism…

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