Here for a stream of neat things and cool people. Comp Sci & Electrical Engineering student with a vague focus on embedded systems. Voracious reader, briefly a copy-editor. English & so-so Spanish. An Adult Human. Prioritizing anonymity over pronoun preference, sorry.
This has turned into mostly a stream of random commentary and music posts, somehow. Feel free to interact.
follow/follower/unfollow policy v.1
If I follow you, I saw a neat thing or we had a cool interaction that may or may not have been on here. If my following you or interacting with your posts is unwanted, please let me know.
I don't really care who follows me. If you notice me interacting with someone sketchy, please let me know! I may be judging them off of a single innocuous toot.
If I unfollow you unexpectedly, it may be for content or frequency. I curate my feed carefully.
mute/block/report policy v.1
If I mute or block you, we've had a bad interaction. If not, it's likely due to frequency of posting and unwanted content.
I generally don't believe in muting/blocking (for myself! use as needed), but I don't need my timeline clogged with 100 identical memes or NSFW posts at a time.
I report unmarked NSFW and NSFW avatars. I don't care what you do (and may be enjoying it!) but I need a screen I can look at in a lecture hall. Also, don't be a nazi.
Avatar & Header courtesy @eight ❤️
Baru Cormorant, not so minor spoilers
So. Cancer cult is real? To some degree?
Unclear how much water the incrastic nonsense and the trim stuff hold.
I did see the brain-implanted orca bit coming, but wasn't sure if it would be a hallucination or not. "Whale Words" is a bit worrying in this context.
Baru Cormorant, very very minor spoilers
Also, happy feet is the most suspicious bird in this entire book, damn. Baru is one thing, but I don't trust this seagull one bit.
I still can't figure out if this book runs on real world rules or its own.
I'd like to discount the incrastic insanity, but that'd be a hell of a late twist to have any of the cancer or hereditary nonsense prove to be legit science in-book.
And spygull might fit into that. Or just be well trained, I guess.
Baru Cormorant, very very minor spoilers
Making my way through the second book agonizingly slowly, in occasional snatched paragraphs.
The theme of this book seems to be ignoring unread messages and head trauma.
Poor Baru slams her head into something in nearly every part where she's POV.
All of these overlapping plots would probably be easier to unravel without the unacknowledged concussions.
Or if you cleared your inbox.
But really though.
Tennant in a dress is a rough visual that they could have handled better, but as best I can recall the book itself played nanny!Crowley straight as a strict old woman, and that may be shifting my reaction more than I can admit.
It's been years since I sat down and read the book cover to cover. Maybe I'm forgetting things, or memory has filed off the rough edges, or there are problems I wouldn't have been aware enough to recognize at that point in my life.
Like, the show's entire conceit is that the Christian Book of Revelations is largely correct and the end times are going down in England. It's a british, christian comedy.
That's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, regardless of how subversive or critical of its own themes it is, or how progressive in other aspects.
But unless it goes wildly off the rails in the half I haven't seen yet, it seems like much better and much nicer (in the common sense of the word) television than most.
I can understand the frustration with the somewhat subdued onscreen relationship and Neil's reticence re:Crowley/Aziraphale. The show doesn't exist in a vacuum, and representation is important.
But, like. He's been very explicit that this is two asexual beings that truly, deeply love each other, even if it isn't expressed in terms of human romance. That's always been the story, as Neil constantly reiterates.
I shouldn't be, but somehow I'm still surprised by how vocal the extremes of opinion are on good ol' Tumblr about the show.
I'm three episodes in and liking it so far? As ever, I think the book was funnier, but the show is pretty great (translating some of the narrative into actual voiceovers is always clunky, and I just always prefer text tbh)
Love it when you finally close a page full of neat links so you can go read everything you've opened in new tabs, only to discover you've been Rick-rolled at least once and can't remember which link it was for.
Some small bright piece of the world, exciting enough to inspire a ctrl+click, has just vanished before it could be known. Only the fading echo of initial interest to mark it's passage, not even a full memory of what was lost.
This is an annual occurrence sadly.
I generally practice good sun habits coming out of winter/spring, and then after this I'm tanned dark enough that it doesn't matter if I forget the sun screen.
So of course I get lax and do it again the next year once the initial summer paranoia wears off.
This is my web drip. It keeps me happily sedated.
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