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Link rot

Everything suffers the opposite of linkrot: links proliferate!

The fate of links on E2 is certainly different than in other parts of the web. The Ā«regularĀ» link rot still happens, as the targets of external links change addresses, or simply die.

But inner links are a bit different.

The complete anatomy of an Everything2 link is as follows:

  1. The text of the link;
  2. The target of the link;
  3. The node or nodeshell of the target; and
  4. The writeups contained in the node.

I make this distinction without any claim to completeness, but out of my observation of these elements being different and serving sometimes complementary purposes.

Before continuing, I must answer the question no one has asked: why point out the obvious? Why restate the observations already cemented by decades of…

One cat of night is called Soot. It is a good name. Traditional, for cats who steal in the night, a stealthy, silent name. Flame accretes on stone, Soot's mother tells him, applying a proprietary lick to his head. He squirms as she tells him this, and a paw presses down. She continues telling him how it is made: a thing she learned from a slim book toppled behind a desk and into their nest. Soot happens silently, as fur is shed. Quietly, like the beloved…

This one I had to buy! And not only because it came with a very reasonable $1 price tag. As I was digging through the bins of Marvel Team-Up at my local comic book store, this one jumped out at me. Because along with Spider-Man, the issue featured Devil-Slayer, perhaps the most obscure Marvel character ever. Of course, at this point, being an obscure character doesn't mean much in the Marvel Universe: Marvel could hire Keanu Reeves to play Devil-Slayer, and make a billion dollars on what turns…

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