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In case you need distraction:

Belgian Waffling's hilarious brain diagrams for her family (This should so be a meme. I want to do one of these)

Tanya Kindersley gives some lovely, thoughtful advice to writers, from her creative writing course. This is such a worthwhile read, especially the first day where she writes about The Fear.

Are anti-oxidants really what they're cracked up to be? The Cancer Research UK blog (which sounds frightful but is full of brilliant popular science articles) weighs the evidence.

The Naked Scientists discuss in some fairly excruciating detail (NSFW unless you work at Ideal Standard) why men should stand up to wee.

Finally, should you now wish an off-LJ route for your outrage (assuming current discussions have not exhausted you), you could try reading 'Slinging Stones at the Genre Goliath' by Sonya Chung, and then arguing with her about Twilight. Bonus points if you can comment without mentioning Cryptonomicon.

From her arsey well-wrought post:
"Well-wrought literary fiction affords, in the critic Harold Bloom's words, a difficult pleasure and illuminates the truths of the human soul, for better or for worse, thus opening the engaged reader to the possibility of courage, intellectual and emotional honesty, wisdom."

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