Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
Joey and I are going to ROFLCon in Boston! We'll spend our time there shaking hands and making trouble (and also drooling all over the MIT bookstore, man that place is The Most). You can still register if you want to come! Of course, this could all be for nought if the Giant Cloud of Volcanic Ash doesn't get out of the dang way. Although, I am intrigued by the notion of a tramp steamer voyage across the Atlantic...I can tie a mean clove hitch, after all.

GUESS WHAT? A Softer World Book 1 is back in stock at TopatoCo! You can buy it alone, or with its good buddy ASW Book 2.
joey comeau
You can read chapter 4 of We All Got it Coming now, for free! (Warning: Hot gay sex!)

And if you like that, you might also like One Bloody Thing After Another which is written by the same person, ME! And it's a real book that exists in real life with a pretty cover and flammable pages!

When I was a kid, I used to repeat everything I said under my breath. I had it pretty thoroughly teased out of me in junior high, and it's been gone since then. I always just sort of assumed that I was going over what I said to make sure it hadn't been stupid. That's what it was in my head anyway. And when I stopped, well, I stopped thinking about it. But lately I've developed a sort of word-stutter, when I'm talking. I'll repeat a word or pair of words three or four times. Sometimes I don't even notice I'm doing it. It just sort of flows. Sometimes, though, I will catch myself, and I'll have to change the sentence in order to get it out. It's not very often, but it's new and sort of bewildering.

Someone suggested that this sounded like palilalia which it turns out it sounds EXACTLY like! So, I guess I have a weird condition I didn't know had a name!