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September 3, 2015

Linking Horn: The Links and the Damage Done

Linking Horn

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If you’re new here, the Linking Horn is a monthly-ish roundup of interesting articles and things I’ve found on the web.

Aucklanders, ahoy! Have I mentioned that I’m going to be at AetherCon: The Steampunk Convention on September 12. You’ll find my stall chock-full of my books (from both S. C. Green and Steffanie Holmes) as well as a draw to win an awesome steampunk Kindle Cover AND a Kindle!

Room to Read in a Digital World: 14 Modern Library Designs. I am designing my library at the moment, although mine is very traditional with dark wood and a ladder and such. These are pretty cool.

From everybody’s favourite metal hatred site, THAT’S NOT METAL, here’s a guide on picking up chicks at a metal show. According to my husband, there is some degree of truth to this. I am in the overkill-shirt-wearing, modestly-tattooed category.

33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure.

So many pissed off cats in this Cat Cosplay Tumblr.

11 Books to Read if You Like Haruki Murakami. I want to READ ALL THE THINGS (I haven’t read any of these, but I have seen The Cloud Atlas film. All of them sound amazing).

Unicorns are Jerks: A Colouring Book Exposing the Cold, Hard, Sparkly Truth.

@samuelpepys is on Twitter. And he’s tweeting his diary entries in real time. I love that things like this exist.

8 Creepy Internet Characters that Became Urban Legends. Well, now I don’t want to open any more browser tabs. You never know what might be lurking there.

27 Unforgettable Things All 90s Alt Girls Did. And, speaking of the 90s, Noisey talk to Shirley Manson and Butch Vg about 20 years of Garbage.

Here are the ancient ruins ISIS has destroyed. This article made me cry. I’ve visited many of those sites in Syria back in 2009. You can see my travel article on Palmyra – one of my favourite places in all the Middle East. It is heartbreaking to think of such vital links to the past gone forever.

From Haute Macabre, stunning but macabre photography from The Body Farm by artist Sally Mann. (warning, very graphic).

Have you ever stayed at an AirBNB that didn’t quite live up to the instagram-worthy photographs on the listing? Well, it could be worse. You could stay at one of the listings profiled on You’re Gonna Die Here – a tumblr filled with crappy, creepy and just plain gross AirBNB listings.

Vice interviews a crematory operator.

The Satanic Temple of Detroit Unveil a new Baphomet Statue. There’s a really interesting video about some of the reactions to this.

I found this piece fascinating. How Witchcraft is Empowering Queer and Trans Youth.

Trailer for a film called The Witch. This looks pretty good to me. I am also very excited about The Martian.

NEW IRON MAIDEN SONG. And, of course, the most exciting news, Iron Maiden will be doing a massive world tour in a custom-fitted 757 piloted by Bruce Dickenson. And they are coming to New Zealand in May!

So that’s me. What are your favourite links this week?

If you haven’t read it yet, you can pick up The Sunken, my dark fantasy novel, on Amazon now!

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