Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sewing and finally watching Korra - a pleasant Sunday afternoon. I think this is the first season of Korra I’m really excited for!

Saturday, August 16, 2014



1980s Workplace Computer Precautions

Loose MIPS Sink Chips






Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.

GM: “Roll 2d10.”
Peter: “Red high. Twelve.”
GM: “You have 12 percent of a plan.”

The entire prison break scene was just Rocket’s player rolling knowledge checks on every turn until something worked.

  • When Drax’s player said, “I go into the phone booth and call Ronan to Knowhere”, the DM stared open-mouthed for a minute, then called break time. The rest of the party was speechless.
  • Pretty much just in general, Drax’s player is one of those people who thinks Chaotic Neutral means “throws self at shit for the lulz” and is really fortunate he didn’t have many other opportunities to derail the campaign.
  • Gamora’s player gets really exasperated by the entirety of the campaign. They rolled a character with a tragic backstory and clear hooks to the villain to expand on, and had no idea that everyone else was going to be so silly. It leads to begging the party to just once execute a normal plan because look at Gamora’s stealth bonus, this min/maxed assassin needs a chance to use her abilities, please.
  • Rocket’s a skill monkey who, if not for Drax’s grand display of idiocy, would have gladly derailed the campaign with absurd plans.
  • Groot was a joke idea someone came up with that people ended up liking too much.
  • Ronan’s confusion when Star Lord began dancing was the DM’s confusion verbatim.
  • The DM now vetoes Chaotic Neutral characters on principle.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Dreamer, Caspar David Friedrich


The Dreamer, Caspar David Friedrich

Saturday, August 9, 2014 Monday, July 14, 2014

I Dream of My Roommate’s Fandoms.

The other night, my dream started with a scene from The Half-Made World where the protagonist Creedmoor is on a riverboat. The river morphed into Murray Avenue in Pittsburgh with a lot more bridges and canals.

Then a whole bunch of Battlestar Galactica characters showed up just in time for the series finale. This can’t be the finale, I thought, I’m still on season two! But the dream forged on to reveal the great twist we’ve all been waiting to learn - the characters have been angels all along. That did explain why they were all flying all of a sudden.

I recounted this dream to iceporcupine. She looked at me and said, “I’m going to say nothing.”

And I’m like, “You can’t say you’re saying nothing! That’s not saying nothing!”

"Well, Battlestar is my favorite television show,” she replied. “Put two and two together…”

UNGH, what does it mean????? (Don’t tell me.)


do you ever have second-hand obsessions

like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend

YUP. Just ask my roommate.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today at work, we argued about parentheses.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

On the Fourth of July, I spent the day wearing a t-shirt with a Japanese character done in a Mexican style and a bracelet made in Uganda. I watched the Germany vs. France soccer game in a Bavarian beer hall, saw a movie by a Korean director based on a French comic, and ate at a Scottish pub all on the same street. Then I watched fireworks downtown and all across the horizon from the top of a parking garage.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Today I learned that my initials in the international maritime flag signal code mean, “I have… (number) casualties.”