Finished Rudy Simone's Asperger's on the Job
. "The practice of personality testing [in a job application context] is discrimination as blatant as a "whites only" drinking fountain." Really? You really want to make that comparison?
Struggling with Naomi Novik's Crucible of Gold
. I'm 2/3 through and losing interest. Here's one petty thing that's been grating at me since I noticed it: Gong Su. Does not appear to have a personality at all, and really should given that he's appeared in every book so far except the first. What's his motivation? What are his likes and dislikes? Does he have relationships with other characters? Does he even talk to anyone, ever, except when asked a direct question about food or herbs?
I feel the same about the sailors in this book, who basically only exist to be obstacles and/or currency counters for Temeraire, but even they get more characterisation than Gong Su. Even when they only exist to show up, mutiny, then desert.TV and Movies
Watched POI 2x22, 'God Mode'. That was worth the wait. Some of Harold's best and worst moments. I like Nathan better now. Shaw: "When I see her again, I'm going to..." (I jump in and offer suggestions out loud to the TV) "...shoot her." Me: "You're no fun." And Root's anointment. &her;
When I first heard the synopsis of this episode, that Reese and Root both have admin powers, I was picturing something more like those children's stories where two kids who aren't getting along get tied together by one arm and leg each so they have to cooperate. Which would have been hilarious, but I'm certainly not complaining about what I got instead.
Watched Sleepy Hollow 1x03, 'For the Triumph of Evil'. Aw, Jenny. ;_; And poor Abbie too. On a different note, lolol at Abbie's expression after letting Ichabod try the energy drink. Like everyone else who likes this show, I could watch a whole season of Abbie trolling Ichabod by introducing him to the future. Is there a supercut of those moments, by any chance?
Also that moment with "the charwoman..." "she's called a receptionist. Or Wendy." Yes, yes she is. And I'm curious about Wendy's opinion of Mr Crane.
Watched POI 4x01, 'Panopticon'. The day after that, over dinner with fasangel
, talked about new security laws in Australia, and watched the John Oliver segment on drones. Sometimes POI is positively cozy
in comparison with real life.
Watched Sleepy Hollow 1x04, 'The Lesser Key of Solomon'. Aw, Jenny and Abbie. ♥Games
Spent an evening playing Gone Home
from start to finish (it's about 3 hours long.) If you liked Alison Bechdel's Fun Home
you might like this, in that it's literary and elegiac, and about difficult families and their painful secrets, and has queer women. Also if you like the '90s and Riot Grrl bands and smart teenage girls writing stories about pirate women. Does not require strong video game skills - you need to be able to move your character around a 3D environment using the arrow keys and change her viewpoint using the mouse, and there are a few very mild puzzles, and that's it. Much more like a novel than a conventional game. Completely absorbing.
Does require a computer (Windows or Mac or Linux) capable of handling the graphics. I used my laptop (running Debian, 2.4GHz processor, 4GB RAM, onboard graphics) and the whole computer crashed once, the fans got a workout, and a lot of times the music and graphics had to stop and let the swap partition catch up, but I knew that was probably what I was getting into by using the laptop not the desktop. So, probably less stressful on a computer that has a graphics card. Or has more processor and memory than that.
Played Depression Quest, and mostly cheated by taking the least depressive option available. D: I just couldn't face the worst case scenarios. Yeah, that was a bad choice of game right now.
Still playing Mahjong solitaire. I love when it comes right down to the wire, and there are two tiles left hidden, and you won't know until those last few moves whether you win or not.
Played Circle of Fifths 2048
, which may be one of the most soothing games ever.Crafts
Wikipedia-trawling: learned, somewhat to my disappointment, that Pantisocracy
has nothing to do with Socrates in panties, and was just another failed commune (this one involving Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.)