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So here's this meme what I stole from [personal profile] mific, because it looks hella fun:

[personal profile] resonant said: I went to a conference this fall where instead of saying, "Hello, my name is ..." the name tags said, "Ask me about ..."

I loved that. It was a sustainability conference and that narrowed the options a bit, but there was still a surprising variety. "Ask me about organic eggs." "Ask me about green alleys." "Ask me about saving electricity."

We have a huge range of knowledge and talent here. We pretty much know who can draw and write and pod and vid, but if some of you are experts on octopus intelligence or making eclairs or the works of Jane Austen, I would never know it. I wish we had those name tags here.


So here are my ask me about nametags, and you should proceed to make your own, and we will all know so many things we did not know by the end.

Ask me about...

Making charts for counted cross-stitch

Writing dialogue without making it sound like it came from pod people

Pre-Columbian sacrifice in the Maya area (spoiler alert: it's bullshit)

Tips for attending a (large) con, including costuming, spending, and drinking

Death Valley National Park or Lava Beds National Monument

Richard III (the play and/or the 1995 movie)

Public dungeons and the activities taking place therein

The commodification and reclamation of Southern (US) culture

The concept of language, including uses of the word dialect, why you should never ask a linguist how many languages they speak, and why language and Language are different things

Dedication, or why Sabine quit music and grad school


Your turn! Ask me about these many things, or make your own lists of many things.

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Date: 2014-01-11 05:16 pm (UTC)
mrkinch: finger alongside nose, taunting the kids (Pyke)
From: [personal profile] mrkinch
So many interesting topics! How about "The commodification and reclamation of Southern (US) culture"? Thanks!

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Date: 2014-01-11 05:38 pm (UTC)
pearwaldorf: rey from tfa (Default)
From: [personal profile] pearwaldorf
So many things I want to ask about but I will limit myself to two:

Writing dialogue
Attending (large) cons

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Date: 2014-01-12 03:53 am (UTC)
mific: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mific
I'd like to know about: Pre-Columbian sacrifice in the Maya area, because now I'm intrigued.

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Date: 2014-01-16 12:20 am (UTC)
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)
From: [personal profile] everbright
Seconded!

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Date: 2014-01-13 03:27 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: uppercase Times Roman "S" with nick in upper corner, text below reads "I shot the serif." (shot the serif)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
I want to know about ALL THE THINGS but I bet this one is broad enough to keep you busy for a little while: The concept of language, including uses of the word dialect, why you should never ask a linguist how many languages they speak, and why language and Language are different things

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Date: 2014-01-15 07:07 pm (UTC)
beccastareyes: Image of Sam from LotR. Text: loyal (Default)
From: [personal profile] beccastareyes
You can ask me about...

The rings of Saturn.
Rotational dynamics (warning: this one might involve a lot of math, since I've yet to get to a point where I can explain it well).
Chaos (and testing computer models that include it), including why the pop culture understanding of it tends to be flawed.
Watercolor painting (why it is hard, and why I like it anyway).
The differences between interactive fiction-style and tabletop roleplaying, including cultural assumptions in both groups.

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