Hey speaking of self-aware robots: how about Westworld? I kept feeling like there was a good show inside whatever I've been watching for ten weeks, so I stuck with it, enduring awful exposition, two characters that are either badly written, badly performed, or both, and a criminal underuse of Anthony Hopkins ... but after watching the season finale, I'm so glad I stuck it...
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nebula:
I had never heard of Westworld until about a week ago and now it's all I hear about. It's been loaded into my "To watch" list :)
soopknertzi:
I loved Westworld. Partially for the cast and  story. Partially because it's the single best video game show I've seen. Serious WoW flashbacks with the quest NPCs and chains. Mostly I just loved sitting down and losing myself in a show that didn't simply kill a beloved character to shock the audience. Nothing against TWD or GoT. I love and watch them both, but it's nice to do more than grieve after an episode. 

Sometimes when I’m writing, and I feel stuck, I do something that’s creatively a little different to shake loose my brains.

So I decided to play around with fake tilt-shifting in GIMP, and I made this, using the Beatles’ performance on top of Abbey Road in like 1972 or 1973 or whatever. It’s not great, but it’s not bad for my
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jozsef:
Ah, good old Let It Be. That concert film was the first time it truly sank in for me that it was just four guys with a band and the quality of the music took my breath away.
nebula:
I'd be interested to see you keep playing with photo editing :) 

It is five in the morning. After a little over four hours of restless sleep, I got out of bed before my tossing and turning woke up Anne. I’m not sleeping much recently, and what sleep I do get is plagued by nightmares.

It’s been raining all night, which I realize isn’t something worth mentioning for most people, but it hasn’t...
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78walk:
It's these twin trends happening at the same time that are really frightening - a turn toward authoritarianism combined with normalization of virulent racism and other fascist ideology. There are a range of possible outcomes below the apocalyptic ones, but I don't think we can afford to take a wait and see attitude, even for a moment. Once authoritarianism really takes hold, fighting it tends to become extraordinarily difficult. 
lyxzen:
This. All of this. It's like you wrote down all the thoughts in my brain.

If anyone cares, I’m currently at 37970 words on the short story that wanted to become a novella that’s trying to be a novel and still needs a good title. I wrote a thing two days ago that I like. It sounds like this:

“Are you okay? You seem weird today.”
I didn’t seem weird. I was weird. And hormones and pre-teen...
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caraphernelia:
Don't stop! you are full of talent, I'm sure. I know what you are going through and I'm sure what you are writting will be useful and nice to read. 
tadkil:
My writing has all been for gaming or work, so I cannot speak to fiction as a process.  I will tell you Dave Arneson used to say, "Tell the story together until it's done." For fiction the same is true in a different way. Let the character(s) bring the journey to an end together. My $.02.
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kiley:
wait, are you on AOL then? 
jozsef:
Not to be preachy but it's god's will that anything over a few sentences shall be written in a word processor or text editor and then in the fullness of time be copied and pasted therefrom. Thus sayeth the lord. A browser extension such as Lazarus may be used instead because no-one will ever know of so slight a transgression. (Actually Lazarus may have been struck down but Textarea should still work.)

I’ve been busy in 1983 for the last couple of weeks, working on this thing that I thought would be about 3000 words, but is now ten times that, and isn’t as close to being finished as I thought.

Yesterday, I worked really hard to get out not a lot of words (under 400), but that’s okay, because I was working on...
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wilwheaton:
@galaxy42 I'm glad you're digging it, man. It's been a lot of fun to write, even if there is a touch of melancholy in there.
galaxy42:
Oh, the melancholy isn't a bad thing to me. I didn't mean to give the impression that it was. In fact, I think it plays a large part in why the bits and pieces are resonating with me the way that they are. It's a bit of reassurance that I'm not alone in the world, I guess. It feels like it was written for me. Again, I'm looking forward to the finished piece. Carry on. 👍

I’m part of a very small, private, online group of runners who share training tips, race experiences, encouragement and advice. We’re a diverse group of men and women of all ages (I think I’m one of, if not the oldest), but we all have a common goal: stay fit, and run more.

One of the women in the group, who I will...
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harvest:
Great advice & shift of outlook. Exactly what I needed to read today, Thankyou 
nebula:
Of my my favorite and easiest things I like to do for Future!Nebula is to make sure I leave one of my favorite songs queued up in the car, so when I'm grumpy about going to work in the morning, I'll get a little surprise that makes it just a bit easier. The little things help pave the way for the big things. I like to remind myself of that when the little things don't seem worthwhile and when the big things seem hard.