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« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2024, 08:53:08 AM »

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« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2024, 07:55:39 AM »


1. Going okay. Currently on a solo road trip to DC to visit some friends/see the cherry blossoms/go to the Freer Gallery/shoot my shot with AOC (kidding. I follow her personal Instagram and she doesn't seem to be my type personality-wise); I'm poasting this from a hotel lobby computer in Wilkes-Barre. Got chewed out by my boss at work today, but nothing that was a huge deal; substantively and structurally my work is going well. Health is okay, although I've been in a depressive funk and some of my friends are getting concerned. I'm going to want to address that. My birthday is April 8 and I'll be driving as far up into Vermont as I can to see the eclipse.

Glad to hear it. How're you handling the approach of Death's icy claw?

You mean getting older? Fine so far. Thirty-one is really not actually old. I am a little bit worried about my career prospects, romantic prospects, and hairline, but none of that is that new.

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2. Years and years and years ago. It's great. I should reread it one of these days.

I'm on  a second(?) reread and am finding that I'm becoming a bit captivated by Wolfe even if the only other work of his that I've read a good chunk of--The Wizard--I don't quite "get". The circularity in the narrative and time travel aspects of BotNS are completely lost on me and this leads to an unsatisfying ending, but the way Wolfe drops us into a wholly alien (and yet, it turns out, more familiar than we'd think at first glance) landscape with most relevant exposition hidden in passing references makes me endlessly fascinated by the world of the New Sun.

I was driving through the southwest the past few days (currently in Colorado) and have decided that it's time Leibowitz got a reread. (Talk about Catholic science fiction... I also need to reread the first few Dunes soon)

Since you asked this several weeks ago, have you gotten around to that Leibowitz reread yet? If so, what did you make of it?

I only unearthed my copy of Leibowitz this morning. For two years I've been storing my books at a friend's house, which is where I happen to be currently crashing. I'm in the midst if a Dune retrad at the moment--only about 150 pages or so to go--and figure after that I'll move on to either the Leibowitz, or to Cormac McCarthy.
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« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2024, 05:14:35 PM »

What are some Ideas (TM) that you are toying with at the moment?
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« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2024, 10:22:26 PM »

Actually legitimately curious...would you refuse to listen to a band that tweeted something like this?



This band is known for leftist politics often expressed in an edgelordy manner (if that wasn't obvious from the name) but the vocalist has said that despite completely abandoning Catholicism after being raised in it she does believe in God but has no trust at all in organized religion and institutions. But this is pretty blatant and I wonder how many would be really offended (not many in their fan base of course considering how few Catholics actually listen to them.)

Kind of random to bring it up but was reminded of such by comparing her to Bryan from Knocked Loose who is basically the same and clarified that some of their lyrics mistaken as anti-Christian are not....but are unquestionably anti-Catholicism.
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