I started to write this New Year's reflection as a FB post and realized I kind of missed having a blog but also didn't want to bother setting up a whole new thing so I slapped it on Medium. Starts off being about Louis CK but I promise it's not a hot take. https://medium.com/@sjml/being-done-bb863f6f4c8a
First post-semester "idea I had but didn't let myself make until I was done" that I execute: a website that randomly plays the Annihilation sound at you. Leave the tab open and terrorize yourself. https://shaneliesegang.com/annihilate/
@darius Was it Curious Expedition or Renowned Explorers that you were enamored with?
This is a useful playlist I made and since it's the start of the semester I'll put it back out there. (Now including some new stuff recommended by @rich_lem !) If you need something gently non-melodic to occupy the audio part of your brain that otherwise sings earworms to you all day long, this is helpful. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Gdf0N0fWU03hOgJaoeRcE
Facebook has all these "post a movie/book/game/whatever every day for 10 days" chain letter things going right now, and they all start with "I have been nominated by [x]" and my stupid Charlie-Brown-kicking-the-football heart keeps getting briefly excited for my friends and their potential award before being deflated by seeing "oh, right, they just really like David Lynch movies."
Jean Vanier turns 90 today! He’s one of those people who, when he eventually dies, you’ll say, “Why didn’t I know about him when he was alive?” So, here, you can. The L’Arche communities are an amazing capital-G Good, simple and loving. https://youtu.be/raKH76eweYU
“Why is my phone blowing up during this meeting?”
(After the meeting)
“Oh, my housemates are arguing on the group text… in Latin.”
I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's
Jesuit scholastic. Past life: Game dev/writer; alum of Sony Santa Monica, Bethesda Game Studios, & LMNO. Enthusiast of typography, film scores, and burritos.
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