Tonight is an instance of what I'll title STDEVENING5 (eat alone at India Garden then go to Té Café until it closes), ( Collapse )
Recently saw the numbers on how much China and Russia spent from the 50s until the mid-80s on their conflict - staggering. If they had been able to avoid that and spend half of it on infrastructure, I wonder how different the world would be today. It must've been delightful for pro-American ideologues to see things like that happen - who would think that two communist world powers with a long border between them would be at each other's throats for such a long time? (aside: the British/Argentinean conflict seems to be heating up again)
In the most recent Auto-Tune the News (#10 was released a week or so ago and it is most excellent), there are some oddities that become more clear when playing it at 80% speed (in mplayer, the square brackets adjust speed) - there are some parts where the notes are kind of muddled, and some parts of the note-cluster appear to be patterns that "demand" a response (by musical implicature), but they fade back into the non-overtured mainline of the music before the response becomes necessary - the effect on the listener is weird - it's akin to .. having speculative branches in the CPU being discarded but still figuring into the visible timeline of the program, or perhaps Hawking radiation, or perhaps having some anger left at someone after dreaming them doing something cruel.. violated abstractions.. the non-main voices are best heard doing this around 30 seconds in for those rare people who might like following my usual BS :P I sometimes wish I had more of a background in music theory.
Recent efforts to flesh out a character and her world enough that I could write a webcomic about it have been rather successful. Not having New England's version of high society means I'll probably never know how accurate I am, but hooray for wikis to organise these things. A sketch I did some time back of someone who's near one of the ideal forms in my notion of female beauty and a hint of personality from a quirky badass in one of my favourite RPG videogames (Etna from Disgaea) in the midst of an upheaval yields a story that rolls off the mind. Perhaps hooray for being a dreamer.