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How 3D Deflated Ragnarok (Or, Why 3D Makes Movies Worse)
Posted: Nov. 3, 2017, 4 p.m.
The fundamental issue here is that the cinematography techniques needed to make a good 3D experience are very different from the techniques used to make a good 2D experience. Artistically, we should view them as distinctly separate disciplines...
Finding My Music
Posted: March 13, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Throughout my entire life, from an early age, music has been one of my great passions. And not just listening to it, though I do quite a bit of that. But from my earliest memories, I enjoyed attempting to play/perform music, in many forms; singing,...
Trump's America: Surviving a Powerful Abuser
Posted: Jan. 23, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
In the months following the 2016 presidential election, the internet has seen a flurry of words. Pages upon pages of journalism, reactions, calls to action, and detailed analyses of exactly how awful and authoritarian Donald Trump will be, all of it...
Posted: March 7, 2014, 11:55 a.m.
My entire life, I've been shy, timid, soft-spoken, and usually afraid of something. Fear of other people, most notably, a fear gained from the darkness of my early years, masked under heavy layers of emotional defenses that allow me to be a functional...
How I Became Fluttershy
Posted: April 16, 2013, 10:46 p.m.
Among fellow fans of My Little Pony, I often describe myself as "real-life Fluttershy". On the surface, it fits, sort of; I tend to be shy and quiet about meeting new people, I enjoy the solitude of nature, and while I'm certainly not the embodiment of...
Updated: Sept. 8, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
I currently own, or previously owned, the following camera gear. Cameras and SLR Bodies Canon EOS 5D Mk2 Purchased in August 2011, and while it was a bit intimidating at first, I don't regret it at all. Jumping from high-end point-and-shoot all the...
Civilization 5: Nukes and Liberation Wars
Posted: Dec. 28, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
The actual impact of nuclear weapons on the city was not as intense as I expected, from a game-mechanics perspective. And the damage to the surrounding areas wasn't that bad. The real impact, however, was more emotional.
I'm a Hockey Fan Now
Posted: Oct. 11, 2015, 4:37 p.m.
Yesterday was SO much fun; I went to the season-opening Washington Capitals hockey game with a group of friends! There were major Metro delays, of course, which messed with our plans, but we did make it to our seats on time. We won the game, by a...
The Girl With The Alternate Life
Posted: Feb. 18, 2013, 12:23 a.m.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who was just starting to grow up, but she was very, very lonely, and very sad. All of her childhood friends had gone on to other things, she no longer had school, no college or university would take her, and no one...
How I Choose Who to Follow on Twitter
Updated: Sept. 8, 2020, 2:40 a.m.
The number of people following me on Twitter seems to constantly increase, despite me not actually doing anything to attract more people. It's incredibly flattering, and I'm thankful that so many people seem to want to listen to my daily babbling. ...
Posted: Nov. 22, 2012, 12:13 a.m.
You may find yourself in another part of the world You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here? Thanksgiving is...
Amateur Radio Saves The Day
Posted: Oct. 22, 2009, 4:27 p.m.
My trail navigation at that point basically consisted of following what kinda looked like a trail, and checking every nearby tree for blazes. That may sound easy, but since the cellphone's screen emits tinted light, it took the color out of the blazes...
I Murdered A Rat
Posted: May 26, 2009, 3:46 a.m.
Last week, while I was at Fox's house, I was alone in the house one afternoon while he went to pick up some materials. So, I decided to grab a shower while he was gone. For those unfamiliar with his house, it's in a state of mid-renovation, so the only...