|Friday, June 12th, 2020|
|Thursday, February 13th, 2020|
|Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019|
Every once in a while a friend of ours gets engaged, and politely asks any advice we have on weddings. I say what few things come to mind, and feel bad specifically bugging them later when I remember more stuff. So, like my media post of yore, I’m jotting a few things down here, and can link future friends to. ( Read more...Collapse )
|Saturday, May 18th, 2019|
|N-Things Meme: Elements
I keep talking about a certain elemental mapping scheme a lot, assuming everyone shared this cultural vision. Apparently there’s a lot of disagreement about what the various mapping schemes are, and I may be rather an outlier. So, here’s by best attempt to put it into words for future reference.( Read more...Collapse )
|Friday, January 11th, 2019|
|Sunday, January 6th, 2019|
|Monday, August 8th, 2016|
|Thursday, December 24th, 2015|
|Wednesday, March 12th, 2014|
|Two Eastward Trips
March 21-23 I’ll be in Cambridge, MA. VeriCon again. If you’ll be around, and we haven’t talked about some time to meet up, hit me up and lets do this.New York City
I’ll be around all Friday April 11th, morning to overnight, late Sunday April 13th, and early Monday April 14th. If you’ll be around and want to meet up, let me know.
|Friday, January 24th, 2014|
I don’t believe you are obligated to interact with anyone you don’t want to.
That’s the only part that needs to be said. The rest of this contains no qualifications, misdirections, or explanations of “what I was really thinking” about other matters. It contains only an explanation of how it got to this point, and my apology for that.( Read more...Collapse )
|Friday, January 17th, 2014|
|A Late Reprieve: NYC
Due to some very late work changes, I have only now decided that I will be in NYC from:
I would love to see as many of you as are around and have free time. One on one tea, or group get together. Let me know.
|Thursday, January 16th, 2014|
|Thursday, January 2nd, 2014|
|End of the Year Review Meme: Friends
A lot of memes going around for end of the year reviews. I decided to start one*: what new friends did you make?
(Feel free to interpret this definition as broadly and liberally as you like. “New” could mean “from casual acquaintance to friend” or “reconnected with an old friend” or "they were born")
My answers below the cut:( Read more...Collapse )
|Wednesday, January 1st, 2014|
|The Oncoming Storm: Post Mortem
I enjoyed the run greatly. Thank you all who played, and helped in other ways.
Since cinnamoncitrus and I would like to run this again (and we like feedback generally), this is the thread to let me know what you thought about The Oncoming Storm.
Relationship with other characters
Choices you made
Don’t read the comments if there’s any chance you might play in the future.
|Tuesday, December 31st, 2013|
|Travel for 2013 Post
This year looks like a surprising amount of California.
January 1-4: NYC, end of the Winter Party
January 19-21: SF, saw Eddie Izzard and friends
February 2-4: NYC, the Tony who stole HRSFAmas
March 21-25: Cambridge, MA: VeriCon 13! April 15-18: Sonoma, CA for a summit with our database vendor.
April 19-21: Maine, for a LARP weekend. Boston the days around it.
May 19: sophiescat's ordination!
May 26-27: Boston and Worcester, MA
May 28: NJ
June 13 - July 2: NYC for a wedding and seeing people.
July 3-7: Washington, DC. HRSFA Summer Party.
July 26-28: NYC. Birthdays!
July 29: Philadephia, PA
August 23-25: Minnesota State Fair
September 4-6: Seattle, WA. Work convention.
October 11-14: HRSFA Fall Party in LA.
November 6-11: Cambridge, MA
Dec 25 - Jan 1: NJ
There will probably be updates to this, with other trips to: CA, NYC, Boston, Ohio, Philadephia. Japan has even been discussed. But this is what is known so far.
|Friday, December 13th, 2013|
|Thursday, December 12th, 2013|
Reading the last by Naomi Novik, it occurs to me that the Temeraire series contains a morally weighty action that I don't know which course I approve of. And I've never discussed it with my friends either.
I speak of Laurence's decision regarding the Continental dragons.
For those who don’t mind spoilers, an explanation is below the cut.( Read more...Collapse )
|Monday, December 9th, 2013|
|Thursday, October 24th, 2013|
|Magic Card Mapping
This is not the past time of "make a Magic: the gathering" card based on you, but the somewhat more limited "What existing magic card would you be".
Feel free to just link to it from the comments, but if you want to explain why, even better.
If you feel you don't know enough about magic cards, you can go to http://gatherer.wizards.com
and start by choosing a color, a creature type, maybe a cost (1 is low, 5 is high) and seeing what appeals to you of those.
The card I identify with is( Read more...Collapse )
|Wednesday, October 16th, 2013|
I've been thinking a lot about monsters lately, specifically the most popular, cliche ones, represented more by many instantiations than one particular personality or myth. Can you help me with two requests?
1. What are good resources about the social and thematic underpinnings of various monsters? Books or articles that talk about "what they really _mean_, you know?"
2. List what you think the six most popular types of monsters are.