I just air-accordioned so hard I accidentally punched my own glasses off

@kureshii yeah i really liked the earnestness as well as the colors. Characters pouring out their sincere feelings, worldbuilding based on taking a crazy concept really seriously and working through the implications. There was definitely a change. To me the dividing line was Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, which my college anime club loved but I hated. Since then so much of anime has been about lampshading its own tropes, which gets tiresome fast.

I think the thing that prevents me from finishing effortposts is the same thing that prevents me from finishing songs and comics.

I have no problem generating tons and tons of *material* but in order to finish i need move into *editing mode* and that means handing control to my internal editor. And my internal editor is unreasonably harsh. He keeps telling me stuff isn't good enough to share unless it's AMAZING and PERFECT.

I think what I need to do is fire that editor and replace him.

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My wife got her first vaccination!! 🎉 🎆 🎈

press.invincible.ink/akane-ten "Akane Tendo, Baudrillard's Tsundere"

exploring Baudrillard's concept of Hyperreality via Ranma 1/2 fanfiction tropes

The more time I put into working on an effortpost, the longer it gets, but the further away it gets from *done*, paradoxically. Does that make any sense? I'm creating more *words* but I'm not getting them any closer to a publishable state.

This used to be easy! I blogged multiple times per week from 2004-2014. I wonder if it's an atrophied muscle, or if my standards are too high, or that it's hard to write when I have no idea who my audience is going to be? Maybe I just need deadlines?

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I keep trying and failing to get started on long-form blogging. It's very frustrating.

Last night I spent hours on a post i was excited about but I couldn't finish it. I could. Not. Finish. It. I finally gave up and went to sleep about midnight thirty.

It keeps happening! My hard drive now has dozens of 3/4-finished longform blog posts on game design, science fiction, music, politics, storytelling, and other hobbies. I haven't shared any of them because I can't figure out how to finish them.

my daughter: I have a Halloween activity book! let's draw wizards

(we draw wizards)

her: why does your wizard have a ball with an eye in it

me: It is a Palantír, seeing-stone of Númenor. Saruman the White beholds the Enemy: a great eye, lidless and wreathed in flame

her: stop using that weird voice

me: But this is my Christopher Lee voice

god i love "Middle Aged Japanese Woman Voice Actor Pretending To Be Hotheaded Teenage Boy Shonen Protagonist" voice

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assigning muppet factors to the Doctors Who 

William Hartnell - Muppet factor 4 - barely muppety

Patrick Troughton - Muppet factor 6 - an okay muppet

John Pertwee - Muppet factor 3 - not avery good muppet

Tom Baker - maximum muppet factor - a top notch muppet

Peter Davison - Muppet factor 6 - an okay muppet

Colin Baker - Muppet factor 4 - not the best muppet

Sylvester McCoy - muppet factor 3 - poor quality muppet

Paul McGann - i know i saw that tv movie he did but i don't remember it so

Christopher Eccleston - Muppet factor 6 - pretty good muppet

David Tenet - Muppet factor 7 - decently muppety

Matt Smith - Muppet factor 8 - good quality muppet

Peter Capaldi - Muppet factor 3 - not a good muppet

Jodi Whittaker - Muppet factor 5 - an okay muppet

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Terrifyingly accurate


The iceberg of "how programmers think memory works" versus... how it actually works.

Now I'm going around the house saying "KENSHA NO ISHI" and "HAGANE NO RENKINJUTSUSHI" in my best Melodramatic Anime Character voice and my wife is calling me a "weeb" despite the fact that she's the one who reads manga fan scanslations and has strong opinions on subs vs dubs

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Watching Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood with my wife and comparing it to the original 2003 anime. (She's read the manga and everything, I'm a newbie to this franchise and she's playing tour guide)

this is maybe too obvious to mention but the first thing that jumps out at me is how much brighter the colors were in the original. It's weird, it's like all the colors started seeping out of anime around 2012 and now everything is super de-saturated. I wonder why? To look "realistic"? (LOL)

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Wow! 😃

"NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured thrilling footage of its rover landing in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. The real footage in this video was captured by several cameras that are part of the rover's entry, descent, and landing suite."


#Videos #Perseverance #Mars #Exploration #Rovers

@drwho oh hey! it's the one time Megatokyo was funny, 20 years ago!

Anyway I'm very proud of her for 1. citing textual evidence to support her argument and 2. refusing to recognize the legitimacy of would-be monarchs

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My kid was really mad at this other kid at her day-care, because HE said that T-Rex was king of ALL the dinosaurs, but my daughter knows T-Rex is JUST king of the MEAT-EATING dinosaurs

I tried to explain that dinosaurs are just animals and don't have a system of monarchy, and the "Rex" in T-Rex is just a metaphor, but she got out her dinosaur book and showed me the page where it says "T-Rex was king of the hunters" to prove the other kid wrong

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If you want to keep up on the raw images coming back from Mars Perseverance, here you go. (It's very sparse at the moment but will fill up in the upcoming days (and hopefully, years.)


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