May. 11th, 2017

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Dreamed I was a parrot, flying along the coast, looking at things.
I was a big red parrot, leaving a bunch of green parrots, and flying with a blue parrot.
They didn't mind eating whatever and drinking from ouddles, but I was a parrot of refined tastes, so I'd brought a purse and some pound coins.

The whole enterprise stumbled because Tesco does not serve parrots.

So we had to go find Rhys Williams of Torchwood, who has seen weirder, and would.
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Started reading "The Girls With Kaleidoscope Eyes" by Howard V Hendrix

you know I hate to stop in the middle, but, it is foul, and I don't know if I can wade through to its conclusions. ETA: I did, because I wanted to complain about it in very strong terms, so I checked. It really is that nasty all the way through. /ETA

It's your basic midwich cuckoos gig, the mysterious blackout babies that can outsmart and manipulate everyone, only there's stuff about the NSA making an AI with the purpose of understanding humans, and something something social media kids these days profit.

Read more... )

So the whole story is about laying out reasons to murder a bunch of neurodivergent gender fluid ten year olds.

Which is foul.

And it manifests as a giant Kids These Days rant which seems to blame communication for a lack of basic empathy.

Someone in this story lacks sufficient empathy, and it ain't who the story thinks it is.

The machine tasked with understanding people would be in the best position to actually explain them to each other. The one with the task of assessing threat could best understand where no threat truly exists.

The difference between raman and varelse is not in the creature judged, but in the creature judging.





I am currently regretting buying this magazine, even on a 'to see if I like it' basis.
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Reading Analog is making me feel kind of ugh.
Like, even if the story seems okay, I now feel like I have to shake it and look at it sideways for creepies.

I ordered it because Dad read it, but, thwt may be exactly the problem.
I mean, I can't stand the newspaper he used to read, and we didn't agree on anything much, so if it is still the kind of thing he would like?
*sigh*



even ignoring the creeps though
it makes me feel like I'm reading back issues.
like this isn't the literature of ideas, this is the reassurance you did all your thinking right the first time.

don't know, two issues, might be too soon to judge.

... don't like it today though.
beccaelizabeth: my Watcher tattoo in blue, plus Be in red Buffy style font (Default)
I went Dancing.
Dancing is good.
I did a lot of sitting down too, because most of it was practicing to perform at a handfasting, which I don't do, and I hadn't learned most of the dances.

Also I do not do the stick dance because too much potential for crunching.

But then we went shopping and I found a cute top for super much money off, so I think I win at today.

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