Let’s Discuss: Asexuality

Some days I really feel like having discussions with people. Usually it’s days like this, where I’ve got no free time and am not going to be around people in a setting that calls for a good discussion,1 so instead I’m going to post a topic here and hope the comments are interesting when I’ve…

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Elevators and Loops to Space, Oh My!

I spent some time yesterday playing Cities: Skylines yesterday,1 and something caught my eye. Well, it caught my attention a good bit earlier, but it took me quite a while to meet all the requirements to unlock it in the game. The space elevator. In-game, it’s mostly supposed to draw tourists,2 which I found to…

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TARS

I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed Interstellar, and then I went and watched this video. It’s a behind-the-scenes bit on TARS and CASE, the robots in the film. Those ‘bots were, of course, one of my favorite aspects of the whole thing. They were so well-executed, and a lovely counterpoint to David in Prometheus. David…

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Priorities

I’m a little bad at prioritizing when it’s a break. Take this one, for example, where I brought several projects with me from school. I’ve got a ‘review for the exam’ (x2), a bit of audio processing from concerts1 (x3), and a good bit of reading (x10?).2 So, of course, I’ve been ignoring all that…

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Spring Cleaning

Have you ever just sat down and thought about consumerism? It’s weird.1 Seriously, think about how much stuff you’ve got that you don’t need. Personally, that thought process combined with a deeply-rooted idea about Spring Cleaning, and I dropped off something like ten years of Popular Mechanics back-issues at the library’s donation desk a couple…

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Breakfast

I’ve been enjoying the ability to cook things this week. Mostly in terms of breakfast, which is, oddly, my favorite meal to cook but my least favorite to eat. The other day we had some fancy bread that my mom made, so I went for the English inspiration, cut some big slabs of bread, a…

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Kingsman

This whole “blog post a day” thing is a lot easier when I, like, leave the house sometimes. There isn’t much writing material in “today I sat around and watched YouTube videos for nine hours” unless the internet really wants recommendations of YouTube videos, but I think that the data scientists at Google have got…

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Spring Break!

My laptop is sitting here trying to update and I’m not letting it because I’m supposed to be writing a blog post, and instead I have no entertaining ideas. This might be caused by the fact that I’m watching Friends with my sister and some of her friends.1 I’m having a very productive day, as…

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Cities: Skylines

I may or may not have spent four hours yesterday playing Cities: Skylines. It was, to me, a worthwhile use of my time.1 The game is very enjoyable, and I’m planning to spent a lot more time playing it over the next week.2 Seriously, go check it out.3 The game’s really nice, looks great, and…

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Recommend A Book

Prompt: If you could recommend one book, which one would it be? Not the most well-formed sentence of a prompt, but I can work with that. I’m also going to add a rule of “I can’t use any of the books from my what I’m reading or favorite books lists.” I’ll cheat a little bit,…

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