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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

Clarks, Mainichi Seiten!, Honey and Clover, SD

Saw the Clarks with in NYC last Friday. If the object was to pick a semi-decent band we could see cheaply + whose fans would not be younger than us, we succeeded. Also met up with and picked up Silver Diamond, Mainichi Seiten! at Kino. Whoever ...

Catching Up

1. Is Silver Diamond some kind of weird band AU? ...It's just, I was re-reading the chapter where Senrou's goofy non-prescription glasses come off as he smooths back his soaking-wet hair and, gazing earnestly out of the panel, asks, "Are you all right?" (Rakan is silent for a moment ...

lazy days

Watched Nobuta wo Produce 01. SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE. I don't know if I can stand to keep watching this show. -_-; Let's see, Nobuta's wish for Bando to disappear was canceled, and Akira's which for world peace was canceled, so that leaves the Vice Principal's ...

Manga I am Purchasing

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Twelve Kingdoms (novel translation) Pearl Pink Mushishi Quick comments on some others: Land of the Blindfolded: This got really, really good in volumes 5-8, but sadly the author backs off in the final volume and returns to WAFF (and what's worse, "standard" oneshot storylines). Still, it was fun. NANA: Binged up ...

Themed Lists!

Today I was overtaken by an irresistable urge to reread the classic SF I am sending to , followed by an equally irresistible urge to compile themed booklists for . The Psychology of Science Books with nuanced depictions of the personalities of research scientists. 1. Intuition, Allegra Goodman 2. ...

January 1st 2013
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My 2012 In Review

I didn't write much this year - or not much fiction anyway. I wrote my masters thesis, and though it could have been much better I am content with the way it came out.  In nonfiction land, I signed on as a contributor to The Hooded Utilitarian. Though I don't have ...
November 12th 2012
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Big Bang @ Prudential Center, 12/9/12

As promised on tumblr. This is very long, so I apologize in advance. ^^ BTW, I'm sitting in a cafe in New Brunswick next to someone using "Fantastic Baby" as a ringtone, and it turns out she was also at the show on Friday. Small world! The New York ...
September 12th 2012
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Recently

I turned in my master's thesis. It's kinda weak - I wrote the conclusion in 24 hours including searching for supporting references - but it's a personal milestone for me since it's the longest thing I have ever finished, more-or-less on time. It's 50 pages without references or appendixes (but ...
July 19th 2012
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Olympics, etc.

I am so totally out of the Olympic loop - though I heard there's an outdoor screen at the Castle Museum gardens in York that's doing public screenings of Olympic events, so I might go to that. I missed the torch when it passed through a few weeks ago. ...
July 15th 2012
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6-years-too-late review of disposable teen comedy, John Tucker Must Die

Saw this with M. It's really not too bad... if you ignore the ending, aha. Especially the casting for John Tucker is good: at first you are like, what do any of these girls see in this guy? But by the end you are like, hmm, ...

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