03/11/13 Meeting The Daughter


Had a lovely-lovely time at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Strip a tiny bit late, I forgot what time zone I was in.

Um. Here’s a picture of the Tucson Campus, with some of the tents of the fest on the left edge. Dear god, I think the Tucson desert is gorgeous.


  1. Lord Morgue

    So basically humans are universal estrogen/testosterone bait?
    We’re like, the Thai ladyboys of the galaxy? Every species is just going to come here for tawdry sex holidays and treat us as fetishised sex objects instead of people?

    …I’m cool with that. Mmm, tentacles.

  2. Muzhik

    And the father just sits there with a big grin on his face. Humph. Just think: in the right hands (or hand analogues), this could be the perfect beginning of a Roger Corman family classic, like “Scream of the Demon Lover” or “Not Of This Earth”. (Or would this be “Battle Beyond the Stars”?)

  3. Corpore Metal

    So how do we know this isn’t standard practice among the Tornites? Maybe polyandry, or some kind of open relationship, is a common thing there.

    Not that Dustin, a rather jingoistic and conservative Aussie boy, would go for any of that. And like aliens?! Ewwwwwwwww!

    Or so he would say.

  4. Galane

    Funny thing about deserts. over 40 years ago, Dr. Allan Savory calculated 40,000 elephants had to be killed to save their habitat. Other experts agreed and 40,000 elephants were killed. Desertification of their habitat drastically accelerated.
    He recently did a presentation on why he was wrong and why every “expert” that insists that large herds of animals, especially livestock, are bad for the land are wrong. Good to see that some of them can admit it when they’ve massively screwed up! http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/03/08/a-bridge-in-the-climate-debate-how-to-green-the-worlds-deserts-and-reverse-climate-change/

    Odd how nobody ever mentions that this person’s misguided recommendation is the real reason African elephants became an endangered species.

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