Having fun with this Google Quick Draw demo. It's eerily good at guessing the 345 categories it was trained on, but not even close on the others.
Jet lag is the worst. I am not a morning person, but I have consistently been waking up at or before 5AM for the last few days. Ughhhhh
Oh, I read Sarah Gailey's hippo book (River of Teeth!), a little late for #sffbookclub . That was ... very different. I enjoyed it but I wasn't blown away. I'd read one of her short stories before and I think that had much better/tighter writing than River of Teeth. I haven't pinpointed exactly what felt off about it to me yet ... I think the plot was a little loose perhaps? But it was a very original idea and I was chill with most of the characters though none stood out to me.
I'm about halfway through Best Served Cold, which I've meant to read for YEARS. I am not sure of my thoughts on it right now. It is very well-written and I have a thing for revenge plots. But it has been a while since reading any "gritty" fantasy and it has been interesting to revisit how that sub-genre works. Literally every character is a terrible person -- classic Abercrombie. And it is very violent.
Not sure if I like it or not, but I can't stop reading it. It's a well-crafted trainwreck.
I am also very impressionable because reading 3 Kate Daniels back to back makes me want to learn martial arts or fencing or something.
I read like 5 books in a row and I'm very incoherently excited about books right now.
yeah!!! i managed to do some #spinning!!!! past midnight, but still!!!
i think my spindle has gotten too heavy to spin nice thin yarn. how much do you put on one spindle if you want to spin thin yarn?
i took the cone off and started new and it was a bliss. no expectations regarding technique and a lightweight spindle: delightful! hach!
see the super consistent yarn in my hand on the second picture! and the super nice turquoise cone on the first!!