I imagine someone out there is organizing a write-in campaign and I wish them luck in their efforts (as someone who lives outside the US and couldn't subscribe to the channel if she wanted to, I can't imagine my contribution would be of any help) but right now what I'm really wondering is whether SciFiction's archives will remain available after January 1st.
And, just in case the news wasn't bad enough, any opinions on what this means for the future of Sci Fi Wire and Science Fiction Weekly? I'm not a regular reader of either, but any platform that offers free access to the reviews of John Clute and Paul di Filippo is an invaluable resource.
If you're looking for a pick-me-up, read this delightful article (link via The Leaky Cauldron): Severus Snape: One Teacher's Hero
My students receive a happy, free-of-charge smile face sticker on exams scoring 95 percent or above, whereas if you scored an A with Snape, you might be rewarded with merely a medium-sized withering glare rather than the usual Super Sized one. I have much to learn from his methods, as I doubt that Snape is often besieged with students screeching at him that of course they should have gotten an A on this essay, as they have gotten As on every single possible evaluation since gaining the ability to breathe independently. Their mothers scored 100 percent in Lamaze classes! Thanks to their own excellence as a fetus! None of this would work on Snape, who majored in Being Sinister and seems to fear the sun and all its evil, melanin-producing properties.