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12 Jun 19:57

Morrigan Aensland by scntlss by ppgrainbowAs found...



Morrigan Aensland by scntlss by ppgrainbow

As found at:

https://www.deviantart.com/ppgrainbow/art/Morrigan-Aensland-by-scntlss-759184823

08 Jun 16:48

Morrigan by Edil23As found...

07 Jun 19:35

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Cat

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
With apologies to Bulgakov.


Today's News:
07 Jun 19:32

Supermarket Sweeps – DORK TOWER 05.06.20

by John Kovalic

Dork Tower is 100% reader supportedJoin the Army of Dorkness today, and help bring more Dork Tower to the world! By becoming a Dork Tower Patreon backer, you get our everlasting gratitude (and also swag, commentary, bonus strips, and even more swag), but, critically, you’ll help us reach our next goal – three comics a week! HINT: we are VERY close!

06 Jun 19:24

Morrigan by AnnaSintheticAs found...



Morrigan by AnnaSinthetic

As found at:

http://annasinthetic.deviantart.com/art/Morrigan-681084248

06 Jun 19:23

Succubus elf by Neus-KuAs found...



Succubus elf by Neus-Ku

As found at:

http://neus-ku.deviantart.com/art/Sucubus-elf-681512913

06 Jun 16:07

Huntress and Hawkeye in: "Sister... Hacked!"

by Ross


This is the sixth appearance on the blog featuring these heroic siblings.

They first appeared together in STF #505...

Next, they had a twisted family reunion in STF #1387... 

which continued into the next issue, STF #1388...

Then they visited their parents in STF #1877...

And the last time, they ran afoul of gangs in STF #2625...

In fact, I think it's time they get their own label:  Hawkeye/Huntress...
06 Jun 15:48

Listen… – DORK TOWER 01.06.20

by John Kovalic

Dork Tower is 100% reader supported.  Join the Army of Dorkness today, and help bring more Dork Tower to the world! By becoming a Dork Tower Patreon backer, you get our everlasting gratitude (and also swag, commentary, bonus strips, and even more swag), but, critically, you’ll help us reach our next goal – three comics a week! HINT: we are VERY close!

06 Jun 15:39

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Undead

by tech@thehiveworks.com


Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
Also he has way more than the standard 6 ribs per skeleton!


Today's News:
06 Jun 15:26

you-are-another-me:

06 Jun 15:26

spiritualseeker77: It’s also conjunct the US ascendant, so these...



spiritualseeker77:

It’s also conjunct the US ascendant, so these energies will largely affect the US…Stay calm & grounded everyone, especially if you’re in the United States

06 Jun 15:23

Flash exhibit: Black Lives Matter

by Alex

Post by Violet Fox and Alex Kyrios

Since the most recent death of an African-American man in police custody, protesters have gathered around the world to speak out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. George Floyd is just the most recent name to be added to the list of Black lives destroyed by police brutality and racial discrimination. Here in the U.S., many librarians have been working to compile resource lists to shed light on the history and context behind the protests. We expect many works will be published about these protests, adding to existing literature about mass incarceration and racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, and the about the history of Black struggles for justice and peace. The books listed below are fundamental for understanding today’s protests; let’s explore where libraries are classing these works.

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander describes how systemic racial discrimination lives on even after the civil rights movement reforms of the 1960s. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, and young African-American men have been imprisoned at a rate far higher than their percentage in the population. This book has been classed by LC at 364.973 Criminal justice—criminology—United States, but you can see from the OCLC Classify tool that about 25% of WorldCat records for this book have an alternate class number: 305.8960973, a built number representing the sociological aspects of African Americans.

Law enforcement in the age of Black Lives Matter : policing black and brown bodies, edited by Sandra E. Weissinger and Dwayne A. Mack, is a fascinating look into the policing of minority communities. Chapters include “The Psychological Impact of Policing on African American Students” and “Police Use of Force: Practices, Policies, and the Law,” as well as chapters reflecting on immigrants’ experiences with border police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Libraries have classed this book at 364.3496073 African Americans—criminal offenders. Despite the questionable “criminal offenders” wording being used in WebDewey to describe people being policed, this classification does appropriately focus on the people who are being policed, not the police themselves.

Invisible no more : police violence against black women and women of color by Andrea J. Ritchie documents years of police violence towards Black women and girls and women of color. Ritchie describes how racial profiling and aggressive enforcement of minor offenses lead to repeated interactions with law enforcement and can ultimately end up with abuse by the police causing the deaths of marginalized women. Libraries have classed this work at 363.232 Patrol and surveillance, which is where many works about racial profiling have been classed. “Police brutality” is also indexed there. Do we need more specific numbers in this area?

When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele is the story of Khan-Cullors, one of the cofounders of the Black Lives Matter movement. From a difficult and impoverished childhood, Khan-Cullors emerges with the awareness that only through building community and speaking truth to power can the Black and queer community she loves survive. Take a look at the classification chart for this book from Classify:

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Some libraries have classed this work in 323.092 Civil rights leaders, while others have placed it with 305.8960973, and another third have classed it outside of the DDC, with biographies. (Some libraries prefer to collocate biographies rather than adding T1—092 to different numbers.) While most books in WorldCat have a relatively clear consensus about where they should be classed, this chart demonstrates dissension.

To help librarians classify similar works in the future, we’ve made a few updates to WebDewey this week. We’ve added new built numbers: one for the 2014 protests in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, 323.1196073077865090512, and one for the 2020 protests in Minneapolis, 323.1196073077657909052. As we’ve seen in this post, there are several areas you should consider when classifying such works, so while these two new numbers are appropriate for works on the protests themselves, works focusing on the role of police should probably use a different base number. Unfortunately, the experiences of Michael Brown and George Floyd are not unique. WebDewey shows the components of these numbers, so you can use different Table 2 notation and Table 1 time periods for similar protests, e.g., Baltimore protests after the death of Freddie Gray 323.119607307526090512.

We’ve also mapped the LCSH “Black lives matter movement” to 323.1196073 African Americans—civil rights. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback, on this topic or any Dewey topic, at dewey@oclc.org. If you haven’t already, please see the post from OCLC Next on this topic.

06 Jun 15:11

An Eye Calls for a Sight Gag – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 89

SelectA Ride Car Named Desire – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 97 The Silence of the Gnomes – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 96 Go West, Now Without an Alternative – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 95 The Restoration of 1660 Didn’t Look Any Better, Either – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 94 Up to the Old Tricks up His Sleeve – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 93 Somewhat Tangentially, I Actually Hate the Woody Woodpecker Theme – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 92 Rise and Dine – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 91 Boxing Day – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 90 An Eye Calls for a Sight Gag – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 89 Hearing the Grass Growing – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 88 The Fountain of Hope – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 87 Woody – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 86 Spoil(ing)s of Victory – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 85 Okay, We’ve Reached Maximum Hurt – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 84 And This One Hurt My Brain – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 83 That One Hurt on a Deep, Philosophical Level – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 82 And That Also Hurt – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 81 That Might Have Hurt More – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 80 That Looks Like it Really Hurts – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 79 Thoughts and Prayers – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 78 Holy Smoke, Batman! – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 77 Evility 101 – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 76 Processing the Processing – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 75 Splishy, splashey – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 74 Wakey, Wakey – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 73 To the Core – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 72 Consensus Building – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 71 They blew it up! – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 70 Everyone’s Boned – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 69 Silhouettes Sans Mountain – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 68 The Party Starts When I Step onto the Club – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 67 Tighty whities, of Course – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 66 Wrestling with the Unseen – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 65 I’ve Seen Enough of Snuka to Know Where This is Going – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 64 Strong Impression – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 63 Glittering Personality – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 62 At Least He Isn’t K’ip’s Father – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 61 To Each Their Own – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 60 Valentine’s Day Special – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 59 Bogeys at 6 o’clock – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 58 Team, Meet the Team – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 57 Just when you thought it was safe to go into the sewage again – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 56 Orkus on his throne – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 55 Country-style Squirrels – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 54 (antagonistical chirping) – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 53 Hollow World – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 52 Groaning Willow – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 51 Chop-chop, Old Sport – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 50 Birb-friends – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 49 A sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 48 Up Close and Personal – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 47 Crappy New Year – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 46 Infighting Before Outfighting – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 45 Over the Top – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 44 Fished Out – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 43 Enter the Big Chief 2 – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 42 Enter the Big Chief – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 41 Fishing Break – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 40 A Place at the Place – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 39 Less Clarity on Dates – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 38 Clarity on Clearings – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 37 The Drums Are Closing In – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 36 Interpretative Dance – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 35 Out of the Shadows- Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 34 Die im Schatten sieht man nicht – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 33 Headed to a Dark Place – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 32 The Sound of Silence – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 31 The Agony of Gold – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 30 The Beast With Three Options – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 29 Halloween Special 2019 The Beast With a Million Eyes – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 27 Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 26 Seedy Establishment – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 25 Tree Sexer – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 24 Up to His Eld Tricks – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 23 Origin Story – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 22 Compelling Argument – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 21 Maxwell’s Zillver Hammer – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 20 Missing: Keys of St. Peter – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 19 Investiture (and doubts) – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 18 Ordination (short protocol) – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 17 Auspacken, Einschalten, Garantiefall – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 16 Incoming Projectile – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 15 Classic Whodbeenit – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 14 Goggling at the World – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 13 Gogguru wa shitteru ze – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 12 Talking Dutch – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 11 If the Moon Hits Your Eyes… – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 10 Flames in Detail – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 9 World in Flames – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 8 Angry Napping – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 7 Glittering Depression – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 6 Let It All Out – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 5 The Co-Worst Things – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 4 The Team at Blues – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 3 The Blues at Home – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 2 Bringing Home the Blues – Chapter 7, Act 4, Strip 1 The Chestnut and the Dire Hour – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 72 Feng Shui Fail – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 71 Daily Press Briefings Are Cancelled – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 70 Good Job Breaking It, Hero – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 69 Above and Beyond the Call of Evil Duty – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 68 Who’s Laughing Now? No, Serious Question… – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 67 Safety Dance – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 66 You Make Me Not Feel Like Dancing – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 65 Huuuuuuuh?* – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 64 Ummmmmm? – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 63 Ommmmmm… – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 62 Everybody Was Kung-Fu Figthing – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 61 Fuel on the Fire – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 60 (1:1)x5 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 59 (1:1)x4 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 58 (1:1)x3 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 57 (1:1)x2 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 56 1:1 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 55 1:0 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 54 Springtime for Heroes – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 53 Cue Reluctant Clapping in the Close Vicinity – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 52 Cue Mournful Clattering in the Vicinity – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 51 Cue Mournful Harmonica Music in the Distance – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 50 Expository Singularity – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 49 Riddle Me This – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 48 Desperate Flapping – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 47 The Other Door of Doom – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 46 The Cat Went Away Again – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 45 The Cat Came Back – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 44 Chewwilling and -able – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 43 The Way the Cookie Doesn’t Crumble – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 42 Bad Pun Kitty – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 41 Bad Luck Kitty – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 40 I’ll grab my stuff – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 39 I lost my horse in Gattungsmäßigburg – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 38 Best of Bestiary- Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 37 Recoiled in Disgust – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 36 Hammer to fall – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 35 The Biggest Swerve Ever CXXVI – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 34 What’s in a Name? – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 33 Burning Eyes of the Beholder – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 32 Puns Ring in the Ears of the Behearer – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 31 Early to Bed and Early to Rise… – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 30 Broken Seal – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 29 Insurmountable Enmity – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 28 Seal(ed) Power – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 27 Valentine’s Day Special – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 26 Suddenly With the British Slang- Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 25 With cat-like thread – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 24 Open Sesame – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 23 Let’s See – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 22 Shady Plan – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 21 Family Planning – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 20 Eyes on the Prize – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 19 Spa Day – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 18 Encouraging Signs – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 17 Of Crabs And Ham – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 16 Mega Jumbo Lump – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 15 That’s Life – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 14 The Great White Vocaloid – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 13 The Monster From About 20 Fathoms – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 12 Christmas Special 2018 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 11 If I Don’t Fits, I Still Sits – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 10 Sage Advice – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 9 Kali Ma Shakti De- Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 8 Lost Weight?- Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 7 We Found You!- Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 6 Gomen, Gnomes! – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 5 Decapitalized Handwriting – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 4 The First Really Clear Pictures! – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 3 The Boatswain Would Likely Object – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 2 …While This Journey Has Been Going On For a While – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 1 Another Journey Begins – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 67 The Tale Lightens in All the Wrong Ways – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 66 The Tale Darkens – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 65 Slightly Distorted Memories – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 64 Relatively Precisely When He Means To. – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 63 Halloween Special 2018 Brood, brood, brood… – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 61 To the Spoiled Victors, the…uh, wait… – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 60 The Castle That Fell – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 59 Fandoom – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 58 Forced Dismount – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 57 The Little Giant Mega-X That Almost Could – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 56 The Mountain That Defied Science – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 55 The Mountain Rises Nobly – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 54 Laying the Groundwork For the Upcoming Musical – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 53 At Last, the Castle – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 52 Seasonal Treat – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 51 Nautical Adumbration – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 50 Rainbow Six: Siege – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 49 Amaceing Disgrace – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 48 Degrees of Barbarity – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 47 Avoiding Bath-Time – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 46 Viribus Unitis – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 45 The Truth Will Set You Free – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 44 A New Day Starts at the Castle of Lord Takeshi – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 43 Purrfect Accesory – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 42 Over(estimating) Their Paygrade – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 41 A Better Mold – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 40 It’s Back! Even if no one was missing it. – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 39 Chest-Thumping with Stress on the THUMP Part – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 38 Rage of the Bareserker – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 37 Swear loudly, and Hit Them with a Big Stick – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 36 Brushie, brushie, brushie – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 35 The Story of Menstruation, recalled – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 34 That’s a Drawback. Period. – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 33 The Art of Persuasion – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 32 Gnominal Advisor – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 31 Sitch in a Nutshell – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 30 Hatters Gonna Hat – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 29 The Axe Defect – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 28 Peeing Perks – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 27 Spell of Spelunking – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 26 Running Good – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 25 Crawling Evil – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 24 Yay, new job titles! – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 23 Prepare for Trouble, Make it Quintuple – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 22 The Bestie and the Beastiary – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 21 No Member Anymore – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 20 Two girls, no cup – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 19 Baby Steps – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 18 Biff Boffenheimer and the Thief of Y – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 17 In the Sign of Science – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 16 Minor Scientist – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 15 Check Out These Gains – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 14 Self-Analysis and Self-Improvement – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 13 Keep Your Head Up – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 12 Scream Queen of the Desert – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 11 Ch.ch.changes… – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 10 I See Clearly Now – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 9 A Rip in Time Saves Nine – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 8 Look, it WAS a Stockades & Skeletons Ride! – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 7 Look, it’s a Stockades & Skeletons Ride! – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 6 Are You Going to Scarborough Fair? – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 5 Hockey, eh? – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 4 She Blindsided Him with Science! – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 3 Nestled Into the Woods – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 2 No Beginning, No Songs – Chapter 7, Act 2, Strip 1 Curiosity Kills Spiders, Too – Chapter 7, Prologue 52 In and Down – Chapter 7, Prologue 51 Ad’nana Part II – Chapter 7, Prologue 50 Dispossessed Knight – Chapter 7, Prologue 49 Spidersense Tingling – Chapter 7, Prologue 48 Call of Darkness – Chapter 7, Prologue 47 Center of the Web – Chapter 7, Prologue 46 Still better than Apple Maps – Chapter 7, Prologue 45 Underground, but Unfashionable – Chapter 7, Prologue 44 Get Well Soon! – Chapter 7, Prologue 43 Gone to Pot – Chapter 7, Prologue 42 Fact vs. Fiction – Chapter 7, Prologue 41 Grooaann… Chapter 7, Prologue 40 Superficial Legendarity – Chaper 7, Prologue 39 Plainly Psychological – Chapter 7, Prologue 38 Shark Week, Plains Edition – Chapter 7, Prologue 37 Markolm in the Middle – Chapter 7, Prologue 36 Mundane Magic – Chapter 7, Prologue 35 Plainly Random – Chapter 7, Prologue 34 Deserting the Desert – Chapter 7, Prologue 33 Overlooked a Destiny Fork – Chapter 7, Prologue 32 The Weird Cousins – Chapter 7, Prologue 31 Don’t Riff On the Ribbon – Chapter 7, Prologue 30 Don’t call me Shelley – Chapter 7, Prologue 29 New Year’s Special 2017 – Chapter 7, Prologue 28 Mythic Beginnings – Chapter 7, Prologue 27 The Revenge of the Revenge of Rutentuten – Chapter 7, Prologue 26 End of the Tree Line – Chapter 7, Prologue 25 Martial Arts and Crafts – Chapter 7, Prologue 24 Blinded by Beauty – Chapter 7, Prologue 23 Mad Skillz! – Chapter 7, Prologue 22 23 Fishes Out of Water – Chapter 7, Prologue 21 A Fish Out Off Water – Chapter 7, Prologue 20 To the Victor Goes the Spoiled Day – Chapter 7, Prologue 19 All Hail the Conquering Hero! – Chapter 7, Prologue 18 Target Down! – Chapter 7, Proflogue 17 Angry Birds – Chapter 7, Proffinglogue 16 Must Have Met the Mask-Seller – Chapter 7, PRO-effing-logue 15 Foggy Conditions – Chapter 7, Epilogue 14 Making Tracks for Adventure – Chapter 7, Epilogue 13 The Revenge of the Annoying Haseyo – Chapter 7, Epilogue 12 Cheese in the Evening – Chapter 7, Epilogue 11 Halloween Special 2017 – Chapter 7, Epilogue 10 Heightened State of Alarmedness – Chapter 7, Epilogue 09 Let the Great-great-grandparents lead – Chapter 7, Epilogue 08 Cat-riots of Fire – Chapter 7, Epilogue 07 The Summons – Chapter 7, Epilogue 06 Quiet Village Life – Chapter 7, Epilogue 05 Bad Luck Hunting – Chapter 7, Epilogue 04 Discriminatory Language – Chapter 7, Epilogue 03 Imma Not Let You Finish, But…- Chapter 7, Epilogue 02 New Beginning, Old Songs – Chapter 7, Epilogue 01 About Earlier Chapters Impressum Datenschutz

THE DARK TOWER HAS FALLEN!

Which is a good thing, all told. Admittedly, the dark tower hadn’t even been mentioned up to now, but naturally it was the place where the evil force summoned from the beyond had taken up residence. Because, where else would it take up residence? It’s kind of hard to find a suitable flat if you’ve got no credit history and state your profession as “avatar of ultimate evil”. But landlords who have dark, gloomy towers full of foreboding, evil spirits and a general sense of despair to let are often quite flexible when it comes to potential renters – because they don’t get many of them. So, it’s kind of a natural match. Oh, and the visuals also work really well for a force of evil.

Speaking of visuals, that scene in LOTR where Baradur crumbles and falls is truly majestic and moving…but I still couldn’t fight the feeling that it was something of a wasted opportunity, as far as giving a shoutout to Tex Avery was concerned. I surely can’t be the only one who thought that. Or am I? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

On top of that…I’m not sure if I should be ashamed of the fact, but this gag is actually one of the oldest, so to speak. One of the very first ideas I had for this chapter, just after I had settled on a theme. My brain almost literally jumped from “Well, how about a fantasy/D&D theme?” to “There could be a scene where Baradur crumbles away underneath the eye of Sauron, and then it just hangs in the air until it looks down, like Wiley Coyote…” My muses aren’t fickle, but pretty weird.

Anyway, the metaphorical meaning of the scene is entirely intact, even if the visuals have been slightly altered: Evil has fallen and Good triumphs! Yay.

More on Thursday.

31 May 13:37

One More – DORK TOWER 28.05.20

by John Kovalic

Dork Tower is 100% reader supported.  Join the Army of Dorkness today, and help bring more Dork Tower to the world! By becoming a Dork Tower Patreon backer, you get our everlasting gratitude (and also swag, commentary, bonus strips, and even more swag), but, critically, you’ll help us reach our next goal – three comics a week! HINT: we are VERY close!

29 May 19:45

Why are the disciplines within the 600s so disparate? An explainer

by Violet Fox

One question that people sometimes ask about Dewey is about why the 600s are a hodgepodge of seemingly unrelated topics. The caption of the 600 hierarchy is Technology, which makes it hard to understand how such disparate topics as medicine, engineering, cooking, child rearing, management, and construction would fit under one main class.

For the first 14 editions of the DDC, the caption for the 600s was Useful arts (as opposed to the 700s, labeled Fine arts). The categories of 600s in the first edition of the DDC are not too far removed from what exists currently in WebDewey; the divisions of the 600 hierarchy in 1876 were:

610 Medicine
620 Engineering
630 Agriculture
640 Domestic economy
650 Communication and commerce
660 Chemical technology
670 Manufactures
680 Mechanic trades
690 Building

As discussed in Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences (page 47), the broad idea of "technology" was not a conceptual category when Melvil Dewey wrote the first edition of the DDC. Similarly, in a 1901 draft of the Library of Congress Classification, these topics were grouped together as "Useful Arts, Agriculture, Manufactures" in what would eventually become the "Technology" category.

In the contentious 15th edition (1951), the caption of the 600s was changed to Applied science, while in the next edition (1958), the caption was revised again, to Technology. Some interim editions have listed the caption as "Technology (Applied sciences)," but the caption has remained Technology through the current edition.

To focus on just one part of the 600s, Melvil Dewey and his wife Annie were closely involved in the development of the discipline of home economics. (Melvil was very interested in economy and efficiency, founding the very first library instruction program in 1887 at Columbia under the name School of Library Economy.) At the Lake Placid Conferences on Home Economics, held annually from 1899 to 1908 at the Deweys’ resort, attendees worked to define the concepts involved in the new discipline and founded the American Home Economics Association. They proposed different names to represent the different aspects of the field (including "euthenics" and "ecology") and worked to combat the marginalized position of home economics compared to other disciplines (primarily because it was seen as inconsequential and women's work). The attendees of the Lake Placid conferences even proposed a new additional provision for home economics in the DDC within the 300s, because sociology and economics were seen as having more prestige than home economics. You can read more about this fascinating history in the 2004 article "Classification and the Definition of a Discipline: The Dewey Decimal Classification and Home Economics" by Anne M. Fields and Tschera Harkness Connell.

Understanding this history gives us greater understanding of just how malleable our conceptions of categories and disciplines can be, even though they can feel locked in place by systems like the DDC. Does knowing that the captions were once "Useful arts" and "Applied sciences" help make the disciplines located within the 600s make more sense? Would changing the caption of the 600s to Applied sciences (or something else) make it easier for users to find works? Let us know what you think!

This is the latest post within my series discussing frequently asked questions about Dewey. Previous posts have included: 

27 May 19:12

For hermits, every day is casual Friday.

by Jessica Hagy
26 May 15:04

Questionable Motivations

seems likely

26 May 15:03

Confidence Interval

The worst part is that's the millisigma interval.
25 May 14:53

Holidays & Days of Note for May 25, 2020*   Memorial Day...



Holidays & Days of Note for May 25, 2020

*   Memorial Day (number of countries)
*   Eid al-Fitr  (End of Ramadan)
*   Geek Pride Day
*   Labor Day    (Jamaica)
*   National Missing Children’s Day
*   Jefferson Davis Birthday (Mississippi)
*   African Freedom Day      (multiple countries)
*   National Tap Dance Day   (U.S.)
*   Towel Day (in honor of the work of the writer Douglas Adams and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
*   Star Wars released in theaters in 1977.
&   Day in 1925 that John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in Tennessee.

20 May 23:33

EPC 142B exhibits available for review

by Violet Fox

Three new proposals to revise Dewey are now available for public review at oc.lc/deweyexhibits. These exhibits will be part of EPC meeting 142B, and the Editorial Policy Committee will review and vote on them in July. The proposals now available are: 

  • EPC 142B-S20.1 Witchcraft
  • EPC 142B-S28.1 Pentecostalism
  • EPC 142B-S79.1 BASE jumping

The editorial team has a few more exhibits in the works for this meeting, which we'll post to oc.lc/deweyexhibits when they're ready for review.

We're happy for any feedback, whether positive or negative; feel free to provide comments on this post, in the Dewey Contributors Google Group, or by email to dewey@oclc.org or an EPC member.

20 May 23:31

Succubi Image of the Week 642

by TeraS

There are some works of Succubi art in which they show more than just a seductive character. There are some works of art in which the character themselves, in their expression and pose, make it so very clear that they are not someone to be trifling with. Mood is a very important part of setting the tone of a work of art and this week’s image I think does that very well…

Briannah : commission by DenaHelmi

Briannah : commission by DenaHelmi

This art is by the artist DenaHelmi on DeviantArt and you can find the original page where I found this work here.

There’s just so much wonderfulness in this art… I adore her red hair, her pose and expression is both poignant and telling. A perfect choice of clothing that fits her well and gives just the right seductive look by far. I also appreciate her feathered wings, a rare thing in Succubi, her lovely tail and how her horns work perfectly with the rest of her form.

Just a delightful work and more…

 

Tera

20 May 23:29

Succubi Image of the Week 639

by TeraS

Time for a delightful Morrigan Aensland artwork for the Succubi of the Week… Morrigan is, really, more than her cleavage and I think that this week’s art is a really well done portrait/pose of her…

Morrigan Aensland by zoeragez

Morrigan Aensland by zoeragez

This work is by the artist zoeragez on DeviantArt and you can find the original page where I found this art here.

Lovely detail in Morrigan’s hair, her eyes and her wings are really well done. It’s an interesting pose as well which lends itself to showing Morrigan’s form and not really focusing on her cleavage which I do like very much…

 

Tera

20 May 23:27

Succubi Image of the Week 637

by TeraS

An amazing piece of Succubi art this week on the Tale… The idea of “warrior succubi” is interesting and it’s how that idea is translated that can be a very tricky thing. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that the balance between seduction and protection is a balancing act… and art.

Succubus by reaper78

Succubus by reaper78

This work is by the artist reaper78 on DeviantArt and you can find the original here.

Just amazing detail which really brings out her form and character well. A rather piercing expression that is striking and fits with her pose and action. While her armour isn’t practical, that’s less important than her form being seductive, which comes through really well. She’d make for a unique D&D character…

 

Tera

19 May 13:12

Questionable Contemplation

He thinkin

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Rivia by Dinah1As found...

15 May 13:33

Absolute Zero

chill

15 May 13:16

Common Cold

Not even metapneumovirus, easily the common cold virus with the coolest name, warrants our sympathy. Colds suck. No mercy.
13 May 20:19

Put your check-engine light on.

by Jessica Hagy

The post Put your check-engine light on. appeared first on Indexed.

13 May 13:36

Peer Decompression

I definitely wrestled with this for the first year or so after I got sober

13 May 13:34

Freefall 3435 May 13, 2020



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