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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

bibliophages, again

Posted two book reviews to for the "school stories" theme: A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer Demian by Hermen Hesse The theme this time is religion. I can't make up my mind what to recommended for it. ^^; What I really want to do is to make a ...

School Daze

Sign-ups for the next round of have begun! The theme this time is school stories. I ended up posting a pretty frivolous list to the comm but I did also consider a more torturous literary list of books: Nobokov's PNIN, Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean ...

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. ...


Not off to a running start on that writing-every-day thing, because I am still working on overdue essays. Life would be easier if I could make like those Nike commercials (ie, Just do it!). In other news, more crossposting: Child's World Final Mix So stressed. I'm driving myself ...

Out of Practice

The problem with this journal is that lately there has been too much content. This creates a vicious cycle of expectation that as a generally irresponsible journaler and human being I feel obligated to break, but unfortunately I am already signed up re: that damn experiment. (Help, I'm doomed to ...

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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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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