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"My patients aren't fools"

Slow dancing: No music, no partnerSlow dancing: No music, no partner by brendan ó sé

So I'm a family doc and I've spent the last ten years doing addiction & HIV medicine out of a syringe exchange in a large city on the east coast. Fentanyl has been the predominant street-obtained opioid for several years here, often combined with xylazine ... Expect this to spread much more widely. A heartfelt and incisive comment, in which, point by point, Richard Saunders addresses the bleak situation surrounding the Fentanyl crisis.

by taz

"I must be avoiding work"

ConventionalConventional by Thomas Hawk (cc by-nc)

Grangousier in Fanfare with a grand deep dive comment on The Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, their roots, the zeitgeist, and connections to the wider culture and adjacent subcultures.

by taz

The TVA Archive in our timeline

screenshot of the TVA archive

So, let's talk about the TVA Archive for a bit. If you think it looks familiar, you may have seen it before ... In FanFare, radwolf76 has some great trivia and background about the actual physical setting of the TVA (Time Variance Authority) archive in the Disney+ Loki series.

by taz

Historical Fiction nitty gritty

My current job is reading novels and what's called "writing coverage" on them. (Coverage is the entertainment industry equivalent of a book report, wherein people like me read things so that more important people can pretend they read them.) I read 2-3 novels per week, mostly self-published genre novels.

Sara C. has an interesting job, and some good advice on context, details, sources and backgrounds for historical fiction, in answer to the question, "what were the details of everyday life in late 16th century Italy?"

by taz

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