I am so here for this very specific and accurate call-out: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/a-statement-from-the-university-of-pennsylvania-regarding-the-college-admissions-bribery-scandal
(I wasn't there for undergrad so I only tangentially experienced their inferiority complex, but it's totally a thing. (And... really unnecessarily so? But I'm just some random Midwesterner, not an elite WASP or similar, so what do I know.))
Someone on birdsite recommended this Cambridge (England) therapist, and while I don't know anyone over there on birdsite, it occurs to me that I sorta do here: https://jessieholder.wixsite.com/mysite
The MySpace music archive loss has I guess given me feelings about accidental music discovery, and apparently I'm responding to that with a playlist of alternating World/Inferno Friendship Society and Mr. Universe songs?
Probably better for my feelings than just blasting Marian Call and Girlyman, but still, jeez, self.
I finally picked up my copy of that extra gay, fusion-centric special of the Steven Universe comic that everyone has been talking about!
Honestly I usually prefer the ones where the whole issue gets to be one story, but this is definitely my favorite shorts issue so far.
(Also I finally watched Dirty Computer last night! Just under a year late, I know. (In case you haven't, maybe you'd like to know that it's even queerer than I'd assumed from seeing some of the individual videos.))
In which I took OpenAI's 117-million parameter neural network and retrained it to write character bios for Dungeons and Dragons
an explanation of who these gods are, 'cause you probably haven't read the Inheritance Trilogy, have you Show more
Nahadoth: Jemisin preemptively silences anyone who complains that dark broody love interests are overdone by making hers a PRIMAL GOD OF CHAOS AND DARKNESS and making it work. Also: genderfluid.
Itempas: basically a mechanized metatheory professor from CMU who is also an overdone Final Fantasy angel and a Dream Daddy character.
Enefa: Princess Bubblegum meets Pink Diamond but in earth tones.
silly thoughts on N. K. Jemisin's inheritance trilogy, no spoilers Show more
I'd previously thought Itempas and Nahadoth would be honored at the solstices, but really the start / end of DST are more appropriate. A grueling sacrifice in return for lighter evenings vs. a pleasant respite that subsequently darkens them.
I don't know about Enefa/[REDACTED]. Since it's noted that Enefa rolled her eyes at all their dualism, maybe she'd get whatever's the most badass-sounding of that year's full moons?
So on the one hand I know that jokes about archaeologists and curses are sort of played out and shouldn't stand in for real discussion of the issues of imperialism and such, but oh my stars this could be the start of such a good cursed archaeologist story: https://www.npr.org/2019/03/10/702017075/archaeologists-find-trove-of-maya-artifacts-dating-back-1-000-years
Thank you Internet Archive for preserving this musical programming language that probably otherwise would have been lost: https://web.archive.org/web/20160719132722/http://www.stephensykes.com/choon/choon.html
"come to your joyful love journey and ride your uptight, stoned tiny horses"
Your horoscope for March, according to mini-GPT-2
I think @elly posted this, and I had it open in a tab forever, but these sorts of historical religious details are so my jam: https://people.brandonu.ca/nollk/canaanite-religion/
It's like, hello things you vaguely remember from the Bible that never really made sense: meet something approximating your original context!
Queer trans dork into type systems, feminist scifi/fantasy novels, the ancient world, and 🌺.
Mostly cross-posting (non-RTs only) for now.
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