11:28 AM

I can't help but feel that all the nastiness in last night's episode is simply part of Benioff and Weiss' effort to problematize the audience's relationship with the characters, and the whole concept of the "redemption arc." It's basically to remind the viewers that these are not nice people. The Hound is not a Read more

10:20 AM

I appreciate it because it's finally put into words my emotions and explains why my room is a mess but I have to certain things in a certain order, like taking notes in different color ink pens for different classes.

4:05 AM

All my answers are "ambiguity", all the way. That isn't to say i'm not happy to speculate about various concrete options, but the point isn't just the ambiguity in itself, it's even the tension between the various possibilities. Holding it in my head that the top fell over and that the top didn't fall over and that Read more

11:59 PM

I did not like Ready Player One at all. I know it has a huge following, but for me the big flaw was the characters' Gen-X, '80s-centric obsession with Reagan-Bush era pop culture. It reminded me a lot of those SF books Allen Steel wrote in the early 1990s, where the heroes were all 21st Century astronauts, but all Read more

6:07 PM

Ready Player One was interesting in the construction of the contest, and I listened to the audiobook, which was narrated by Wil Wheaton and added some charm points for me. Read more

2:09 PM

If you've seen even one or two '80's sci-fi flicks, you should still enjoy it. Watch this video; if you find yourself uncontrollably smiling, know that it's like that pretty much the whole time.