I'm a developer from #Croatia , trying to rediscover my online voice. I've been away from social media since I quit Facebook some six years ago. Feels like I forgot how to post online. 😆
You can check out a #dev blog that I'm starting at https://qua.name/antolius. I'd also like to hear of exciting #SFF books you've come across lately. Or you can just toot your thought on the latest Star Trek #Picard trailer at me.
Truck carrying gaming dice spills on Atlanta highway, rolls an estimated 756,000
"The truck was undamaged, having made its saving throw."
When perspective switched to Orcs talking among themselves all dialog was read twice, first in Orcish and then overlayed with English voice-over. The effect was really cool, and left me curious how it was handled in the original written form.
I like to find this kind of little examples of clever use of the medium that wouldn't be possible in other formats.
Received a positive feedback on a test run of incident management #DnD I've been working on. Scheduled another session for Friday.
Getting payed to role-play, it feels good. Bit of a pressure to deliver, though.
I've been looking for a meetup on a particular topic for some time now. Just accidentally found out there's one in my own city!
Review of To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
Contrasts interestingly with:
by Kim Stanley Robinson
* thoughtful characters with warm, caring relationships (Becky Chambers writes those really well!)
* creative exoplanets
* creative astronaut adaptations
* concise format
* I'm bored with "utopian space explorers juxtaposed with dystopian ecologically destroyed Earth" trope
* "scientific finding" at the end should have been foreshadowed
Just finished the season 2 of Mindhunter in as many days, and have fount it one of the most bingeable shows I've ever seen.
While I did enjoy the format (as well as the content!), it made me think about incentives for Netflix to make bingy shows.
Is binge watching result of creative freedoms for writers that get to make 10 hour "films"? Is it a format for modern audience without patience to follow a show for months? Is there some other financial benefit for Netflix?
What do you think?
Rage againt PowerPoint
Just wasted 20 min trying to change spellchecker language for a presentation in online version of PowerPoint. Couldn't find it. Their own help page mentions non-existing button.
But there's an option for changing language on a specific text box. Because that's somehow more frequently used feature???
Reveiw of Semiosis by Sue Burke
Reminded me of:
* Mars trilogy
* Children of Time
* themes of alien world colonization / colony politics / first contact
* changing POV characters to jump in time to the most interesting plot points
* balance of hard-code SF vs story progression
* changing POV characters make for a less cathartic ending
* some problems are glossed over (like setting up a sustainable colony or communicating with aliens)
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