Currently Reading: Sewer, Gas, and Electric by Matt Ruff
(Thanks to @neal for the rec!)
Types of Ships (non-exhaustive list) Show more
1. [Character you ID with]/[Character you think is hot]
2. [Character you ID with]/[Other character you ID with]
3. [Your favorite character in the series]/[Your second-favorite character in the series], or: Two Great Tastes
4. [Character A, who seems to be best-suited to address B's Flaws and Insecurities]/[Character B, who seems to be best-suited to address A's Flaws and Insecurities], or: Ship Stoichiometry
uspol Show more
I feel like any news story talking about the falling birth rate leading to an aging civilization in [insert country here] not mentioning that most immigrants tend to be fairly young is being somewhat inherently disingenuous
euro pol Show more
Article 13 failed! We’ll live free of the upload filters for a little longer
physical health Show more
The trouble with the anti-bronchitis* inhaler is it works best if you start it the second you start showing symptoms but I never notice I’m sick until like three days in bc colds look the same as allergy flareups etc
work kvetch Show more
The annotator for the current task has started giving me instances that contain a single punctuation mark and nothing else.
I've reported them on the bug spreadsheet. I'm not the first person to report them today.
To get rid of them, you have to edit each of them individually, add a tag, remove it, submit the instance, repeat. Then when you're done, select all, bulk-edit them to save and clear.
Marking an apostrophe as "content" and then deleting it sums up this job perfectly.
health, uh, learning disorders? Show more
Did worse on the IQ test i’ve been forced to take roughly every two years than I usually do, I think because I was so tired
A question that I ask every year on facesite, and would love to see people's answers here:
What was the best story, in any medium, that you experienced in all of 2018? Could be a book, movie, video game, LARP, ramblings of a guy in the subway, whatever.
In an era where media lines are blurring, I think it's great to celebrate standout storytelling overall, instead of sticking it into the little boxes that current awards do.
Books, queer theory, and anything else that catches my eye
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