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LetterMo2014squareI wish I'd heard about this a week ago, because this makes me a week late getting started, but I want to participate in Mary Robinette Kowal's A Month of Letters. I love what she says about it: "When I write back, I find that I slow down and write differently than I do with an email. Email is all about the now. Letters are different, because whatever I write needs to be something that will be relevant a week later to the person to whom I am writing..."

To do this properly, I need 20-22 people to send things to, so if you want something -- a letter, a card, a postcard, a small marsupial with a stamp on its back, whatever -- please leave a comment and PM me with your address. I'd love to actually make my target of something every day in February. I have offline friends and family who can fill in the gaps, but I don't know if I can get to 22 without you, so help me out!

In other news, Marvel Comics has launched a site to send superhero geeks into a frenzy: a humungous comic books image archive spanning 75 years. And it comes with an API so clever codey type people can do neat things with it!

Ka-Pow! Marvel Opens Massive Comic Book Images Archive And API To Fans, Developers

The API -- which will include comic book artwork, character histories, creator insights, and expanded stories -- will grant members access to an expansive database of Marvel's library of 75 years of comics, including over 30,000 comics, 7,000 series, and 5,000 creators. This move gives developers the tools to create their own Marvel-based apps and digital offerings...

And for the francophiles in the audience, we have "Farting Angels and Ass-Slapping Aristocrats: A Web Archive Reveals the Weird Side of the French Revolution":

Shackles broke, kings fell, and heads rolled. The French Revolution was one of the most dramatic social explosions in history, and its aftershocks still ripple through Western culture 200 years later. And now, thanks to the French Revolution Digital Archive, any Francophiles with an Internet connection has access to over 14,000 newly released images from the bloodbath. Quel bonheur!

This one appears to be saying that teeter-totters are miraculous, but perhaps I'm misinterpreting...

Also OMG DID YOU SEE BIG BANG THEORY TONIGHT?? (Warning: Spoilers if you click through) First time ever a tv show has actually made me gasp :)

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rivertempest
Feb. 7th, 2014 03:59 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD!

SHELDON PLANTED A STEAMY LIP-LOCK ON AMY! *dies*

I love awkward things like that. Makes me go... gosh darn it. hehehe

I volunteer as a Guinea Pig for letter love! *waves hands*
delphipsmith
Feb. 7th, 2014 04:23 am (UTC)
I really did literally gasp in shock and just boggle at the screen when it happened. Even Mr Psmith expressed amazement!!

Edit: And of course, letter for you :)

Edited at 2014-02-07 04:27 am (UTC)
reynardo
Feb. 7th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
I'm in for the letters! I have your address too :-)
delphipsmith
Feb. 7th, 2014 04:24 am (UTC)
Yay, thanks!
lijahlover
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:43 am (UTC)
If you want to send me a postcard or letter feel free :)

I just love the Big Bang Theory
delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
You're in, thanks!
mama_pyjama
Feb. 7th, 2014 07:41 am (UTC)
Can I be a guinea-pig to?

PM'ed with my address.
delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Indeed you may -- thanks :)
toblass
Feb. 7th, 2014 09:56 am (UTC)
Ooooh! Can you use one more? I love snail mail! *waves arms wildly*
delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
I can always use one more!
mimimanderly
Feb. 7th, 2014 11:28 am (UTC)
I'll bite! Am PMing you my address....
delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks!
ennyousai
Feb. 7th, 2014 04:19 pm (UTC)
Letters are nice, but I would not say no to a small marsupial!
delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Now, if I can just figure out how to get the stamp to stay on...
duniazade
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
Do you need one more correspondent? I'd like to answer too :-)
delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Fantastic, I'll put you on the list!
madeleone
Feb. 8th, 2014 06:50 am (UTC)
Hey, I'd love to receive something in the mail besides bills and junk mail. I recall fondly childhood memories of my mom's correspondence with her sisters and sisters in law who all lived far away. People just don't do that anymore. *sighs*

I'll PM my addy in case you still don't have it from last years book adoption. :)
delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
I know, I miss it too. I tried to start a "round robin" letter with some friends from college but it died on the vine. But hey, I can still do things like this!
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delphipsmith
Feb. 8th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
My pleasure :)
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