The Starless Sea, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, If I Had Your Face, Braiding Sweetgrass, and assorted books and culture links.
In which I either lose or find myself in a book Entry on the day of our fourth virtual watch party for the His Dark Materials television series, season 2 I read Susanna Clark's Piranesi in two days. It might have been one, but I keep busy. It was the beginning of the week, and… Continue reading Notes on Piranesi
For the last six weeks, my life has become very local. I work from home. I relax at home. I follow along with virtual dance classes using a kitchen chair as a barre. I schedule virtual hangouts with friends and carry my computer around so I can sit on the patio while it's light out… Continue reading My life as an NPC
After We All Died by Alison Cobb. One of my creative writing classes assigned part of this collection of poetry and poetic prose, and the instructor recommended I read the rest after she read my speculative fiction short story (alluded to last month). This poetry is not about the future per se, but it is… Continue reading Reading Roundup: February 2020
When I started playing Fallout 4 last spring, I fell hard for this post-apocalyptic Skyrim world and found myself talking about my irradiated farms when people asked me how I was doing IRL. I started posting updates to my group chat so I could act a little more normal in public. Spoilers, etc. March 22… Continue reading The Tato and I: my Fallout 4 journal
Last summer was a social, exploratory Summer of Gaming. Last year I finally gave myself the gift of an up-to-date console, pre-packed with half a dozen games I'd already reserved for free. Game-playing became a delightfully communal experience: I scheduled low-key hangouts with other gaming friends to try out new-to-me games (like Oxenfree, which thrilled… Continue reading The Return of Gaming Summer