June 25th, 2009


Lovely, lovely, bonny bones...

So my friend tim_pratt is in a bit of a sticky situation, which he has detailed fairly thoroughly. Sadly, this isn't a unique situation right now; a lot of us are in fairly sticky situations. I'm very fortunate in that I am currently able to feed my cats, pay my bills, and buy comic books. Others, not so much.

Tim is lucky, however, in that he comes complete with a personal savior: Marla Mason, the magical bitch-queen badass sorcerer of Felport, who will totally mess you up if you look at her funny (and don't think that she won't). In an effort to make a bad scene a little less bad, Tim is putting up a serialized, donation-funded urban fantasy novella, Bone Shop, in which you can meet Marla, and watch as she grows up to be, well, badass.

Enter the Bone Shop.

Go, check it out, and if you enjoy good urban fantasy, have a party. You, too, can avoid being put on Marla's little list of people who need to be bludgeoned to death with the nearest available brick.

That didn't come out right...

Stop! Super-prime!

It is now sixty-seven days to the release of Rosemary and Rue. According to Wikipedia (source of a great deal of numerological wisdom that I don't actually have to type up from scratch), sixty-seven...

...is the nineteenth prime number. (The next up is seventy-one, the next down is sixty-one.)

...an irregular prime. (Don't ask.)

...a lucky prime. (Again, don't ask.)

...the sum of five consecutive primes (7 + 11 + 13 + 17 + 19).

...a discriminant to the Heegner number -67. (I don't even know what this means, but it's cool.)

...since 18! + 1 is divisible by 67 but 67 is not one more than a multiple of 18, 67 is a Pillai prime. (This, I do know, but it would take an hour to explain, and I'd need puppets or something.)

Also, apparently, "In a Voronoi diagram created using points from the prime spiral, no prime less than 10242 will have a rounder Voronoi cell than 67." Cool, huh? There is no Highway 67, making it the highest two-digit number not currently designating any highway in the Interstate Highway System of the United States. Oh, and in the Prisoner game I was in once, my ex-boyfriend was "67."

Pardon me. I'll just be over here with my ravens and my writing desks, going cheerfully mad.