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Maybe you wanna start getting ready for nanowrimo
, maybe writing is for all year round. Either way, I've got around 50 links bookmarked just for you
How to: change your car's oil
change a flat tire
flush your radiator and cooling system
jump-start a car
fix a running toilet
replace a kitchen faucet
diagnose and fix clogged drains
fix a blown fuse and reset a circuit breaker
install a light fixture
patch and repair drywall
find wall studs
"What is new is that I have decided, at the age of 60, that I am a goddamn knockout. Like Dorothy at the end of the film version of The Wizard of Oz, I had the power I sought all along. I rub my thighs together — sorry, couldn’t resist — and tell myself over and over that I am beautiful and, what do you know, suddenly I am." Crime novelist Laura Lippman reflects on aging, eating, wanting, and leaping in her Longreads essay, "Whole 60."
I almost blurt out that my daughter fills her heavy bags with books and printouts filled with bizarre words, setting off across the country like an itinerant salesman. That she's a pitiful girl who eats a meal in her tiny car after class, takes a cramped nap, and comes back home to immerse herself in books and writing again until she falls asleep. These unspoken words pound me in the chest like an assault. And now here she was, paying me a rent that was more of a bribe, having barged in with some strange girl and shaming her parents. The words are about to leak out of my mouth.
With the recent arrival of "Neon Genesis Evangelion
" to Netflix, the internet was again seized
by one of the most squabbled-over animes of all time
. But if there is anything about NGE that the internet can agree on, it's that the opening theme song and video, "A Cruel Angel's Thesis
kicks ass. Its hyper-paced and heavily-layered editing is at once prototypical AMV
eye-candy, while also being a solid narrative deconstruction of a show you'll never really understand
. As with other anime fan edits, it quickly became popular to re-cut other anime in the same style
. But it was its discursive potential, mixed with the totally over-the-top tunes, that made the "Cruel Angel's Edit
" such a powerful meme outside of anime, and has inspired a series of truly high-effort good-posts over the years re-rendering all aspects of culture. Here are some of the internet's best, and below the fold some honorable mentions: Arthur
| King of the Hill
| Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives
| Regular Show
) | Super Mario 64
| Marianne Williamson
| Drake and Josh
| Hey Arnold!
| Steam Summer Sale
| The Legend of Zelda
| Windows 98
| 2018 World Cup
“Before all else, we must pursue a vision of the common good (by whatever charitable means we can) that presumes that the basis of law and justice is not the inviolable right to private property, but rather the more original truth taught by men such as Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Ambrose of Milan, and John Chrysostom: that the goods of creation belong equally to all, and that immense private wealth is theft – bread stolen from the hungry, clothing stolen from the naked, money stolen from the destitute.” What Lies Beyond Capitalism
? A Christian Exploration (Plough)
Emily Short thinks about games made for specific recipients or small groups of friends
. “Many of my favorite games to write have been written for specific people … The first computer game I ever completed, I wrote for my little brother because he was bored with math. It was a dungeon where the monsters asked you arithmetic questions as a form of combat. Astonishingly he liked it, which shows you something about the power of personalization.
Perhaps a little late, maybe many of you already saw it, but this Dublin Bus Pride video
sweetly bridges the gap between the queers that came before us and the younger queers coming up.
About Disabilities, Accommodations, and School
. "Because of her reaction, I assumed all professors might view my health condition as a nuisance. I became skilled at performing wellness, enough so that even people in graduate school made sly comments like, I’ve never seen you this way
after reading my personal essays about my neurological symptoms, as if they, too, needed reassurance that what I had experienced was real."
Trying to hide out from the heat wave? Here's a little project -- the "Escape From The Haunted Mansion" Board Game
. It's a paper craft project which is a 3D Haunted Mansion that is also a board game. So you can build it, and then you play it! Multiple pages of PDF files get printed, cut, glued, and then admired while you try to escape!
SPY INTRIGUE is one of the finest and bravest things ever produced in the [interactive fiction] medium: personal and true, technically masterful in both code and design, literary in the best sense.
- Emily Short
The uncle was able to speak fluent English, and pointed out that he couldn’t swim because of his wheelchair. “So what?” replied the muscular gentleman, causing his friend to repeat “It’s Waikiki, ain’t it?”