Self-promotion, link to writing
Where I'm gonna put up PDFs and ODTs of short stories, probably all set in the Colonized Earth universe. Maybe more organization will come later, IDK.
Stages of me being drunk:
Stage 1: Drinking, this gonn' be good
Stage 2: Buzzed, fun and fuzzy
Stage 3: Wheeeee!
Stage 4: So, like, you're great
Stage 4.2: Like, OMG how are all the people I know so awesome? u.u
Stage 5: Gosh I hope they know they're awesome. I should tell them. Am I being sappy? SAP IS HOW MAPLE SYRUP IS MADE THEY NEED TO KNOW
I saw a UFO today. It flashed at me twice as I flew along the north-west shore of Cook Inlet. A bright light, like a lighthouse but at ~3,000 feet.
It was probably just a C-130 from Elmendorf doing midair refueling training up near Big Lake, but technically, since I didn't identify it and nobody told me what it is, it's a UFO
alchohol, mental-health adjacent
Some morning I get up and think "Today's the day, I'm gonna just be drunk all day" even though I'm on-call and would have to take a day off work to do that.
And that thought lifts my spirits enough, and I sit here sipping water and coffee, imagining being drunk, and I'm pretty sure I'm never gonna actually do it.
Thoughts on peoples' self-defined politics, especially self-identified centrists
One thing Bob Altemeyer wrote about in The Authoritarians (link: https://www.theauthoritarians.org/) was that people who scored moderately to low on the "right-wing authoritarian" (RWA) scale, when asked how they'd prefer to scale, had a preference to be low. But people high on the scale said they'd prefer to score in the middle.
Altemeyer talks about how that's because a driving force of high-RWA people is to be average, a regular person.
I think about this a lot, especially because it seems a lot of self-described centrists tend to hold a lot of right-wing views.
But .... what if ....
What if this, but unironically? (>"<)
North America climate doomerism thoughts
Just trying to think of where people will go.
Cascadia burns down. California's gonna drought into a desert while burning down. The midwest U.S. is hugely reliant on quickly-depleating aquifers, so that's gonna be a giant dust-bowl by the end of the century. The Gulf Coast and south Atlantic seaboard are gonna be inundated by rising sea-levels and all of the hurricanes. Just all of them.
That leaves, what, the St. Lawrence watershed and the Canadian Shield? Maybe the New England area, if the gulfstream doesn't somehow wreck that?
Doesn't seem like many places for the hundreds of millions of refugees that'll be coming just from this continent.
Heck, I missed the Eek river in the picture, but Eek Island is visible at least.
US Pol, supreme court, (---)
Looking forward to the fastest supreme court justice nomination in U.S. history.
Looking forward to the publication of the list of democrats who voted for it.
Looking forward to the tweets by democratic congresspeople about how someone should do something.
Looking forward to nothing being done.
Writer, pilot, current boring person. Asexual nerd furry. Non-binary or genderfluid, potentially? Still working on that.
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