Anthony Burgess and Noam Chomsky sparked my interest in linguistics. This story made my brain catch fire with curiosity and my imagination race with maniacal glee.http://io9.com/5661308/mysterious-language-spoken-by-less-than-1000-people-discovered-in-remote-village
I've always been interested in the methods and tools of creative people. This video from Boing Boing is great.
Check out Albert Einstein's desk. My home office looks a lot like this and if not careful my main office can quickly turn into that type of organized chaos. I'm not comparing my intellect to Einstein's, but still it's fun to see the differences in the creative process. Before I forget, I purchased and read the hard cover collection of American Vampire 1-5 written and created by Scott Snyder and Stephen King and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque. I highly recommend this book. Check out the info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Vampire
With all the wuss vampire crap saturating pop culture, it is wonderful to see two talented artists bring back the fear, horror, gore and bite that has been missing from the genre.
I'm writing a novel about vampires that encompasses all my own ideas about the genre, stuff I've been toying with in one aspect or another close to twenty years. Writing the novel is a pleasurable experience that I cannot describe, except to say that it is coming at a rapid pace, as if the story is writing itself, or as Stephen King once said it is like, "falling into the hole of the paper," or in my case sucked into the laptop screen.