I know this is going up late in the day, and most of you will probably see it tomorrow, but the Internet had some nifty stuff to offer today, and I wanted to share.
First, it is with greatest pleasure that I announce that Left Behind Tuesdays have returned to Slacktivist!
Today, Fred Clark gives us an illustration of how your unexamined prejudices can leak out into your writing. Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins are always shocked an insulted to have someone accuse them of anti-Semitism. Doesn’t their unfaltering support for Israel prove that they can’t possibly be anti-Semites? And yet, in the latest passage of Nicolae: Rise of the Antichrist, our heroes are fleeing from the fanatical, Christian-killing Jews into the protective arms of the Antichrist. For a fuller explanation, check out:
Next, we have our next offering from The Horrors of it All. For you horror hounds out there, The Beast From The Deep may look oddly familiar, and it should. It’s based on the same short story by Ray Bradbury that inspired The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms.
And finally, a chance to do some good.
As you may or may not have heard, Christy Mack is an adult film star who was beaten nearly to death by her ex-boyfriend, a mixed martial artist named War Machine (no really; he legally changed it). Between lost time at work and the sheer magnitude of her injuries (he ruptured her liver), she could use some serious help with her medical expenses. Several of her friends and colleagues have started a fundraiser. Go over and check it out, give what you can. They’re close to their goal, and every little bit helps.
(Note: some of the info on the page is a little out of date. War Machine was arrested on August 15, and is no longer at large. So there’s that, at least.)