Update Schedule

There was once an update schedule. It lived a good life, a peaceful life. A quiet life. But then... things began to change. It became more and more erratic, sometimes completely disobeying its very reason for existance. And at last, the update schedule could take no more. It cast off its chains and went free, seeking new lands where it would be appreciated. This message it left where once it had lived, to warn other schedules of the peril.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Review: A Thousand Nights

A Thousand Nights A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Odd, odd book. I don't like books with a "it just sort of happened" attitude toward magic, and this one was... not exactly that, but made me a little uncomfortable since I wasn't sure what to think. I did love the lack of names, I thought that was very well done. The very end baffled me- this seems to happen a lot with YA books lately for some reason.

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Review: Willful Machines

Willful Machines Willful Machines by Tim Floreen
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Fine book. Nice writing, amusingly absurd plot, honorable mention for attempt at a twist. However, this book takes place over the course of like three days. That's too much insta-love even for me.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Review: The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire by Daniel Kraus
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What a strange book. I enjoyed it- it was well written and entertaining- but so depressing. I'm normally not a fan of zombies but Zebulon was okay. The cliffhanger was good enough that I think I'll read the next one.

One thing- the word tilted was consistently replaced with "titled". I'm guessing a find and replace gone wrong? It was weird.

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Just A Thought

This morning my little brother walked up to me and asked if I "was usually this black".
I had the same moment of horror the rest of you undoubtedly just did. But you know what? I was wearing all black. And I am completely sure that he would have said exactly the same thing to any person of any race without ever considering the wider implications.
Isn't that what we want? For race not to matter? When did we lose track of that and decide to be hypersensitive instead? Why do we cling to old separations instead of embracing the possibility of true equal treatment?
Personally, I want a world where children would never even consider that race might be a factor.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015