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cleverpun


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Sep
25th
2021

So I Watched My Little Pony: A New Generation · 7:22am Sep 25th, 2021

So I watched that new small horse movie. It was pretty good. I'd give it a solid 7/10. I don't feel my time was wasted, I enjoyed it. But I would probably not watch it again. (And those of you who follow my reviews, know that a 7 from me is still earned.)

The Good:

  • The pacing. There's some time for characters to have quiet moments, and things move at a fair clip. Neither rushed nor plodding.

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May
3rd
2021

Does Anyone Know of Recently Published Medical/Science Thrillers? · 7:23pm May 3rd, 2021

Alright, here's an odd request for y'all.

A friend of mine is working on a query letter for her book. Industry standards means she needs to compare her book to other books on the market. None of my writing group could think of appropriate comparisons, so I thought I'd ask here.

She's writing a medical/science thriller. The comparative book can be a little loose, but ideally not that dissimilar. The comparison can not be;

  • Self-published
  • Published a long time ago

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Apr
6th
2021

Happy International Asexuality Day! · 9:48pm Apr 6th, 2021

I discovered/realized/admitted I was asexual this year. I've always been asexual, it's just that now I have a word for it.

Asexuality is a complicated topic, and I'm hardly an expert. But feel to ask any questions you feel like in the comment section. I won't be offended.

And to start you off, here's some questions I've fielded in real life so far (mostly from my family).

  • What is asexuality?

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Apr
6th
2021

Got My First Dose of the Vaccine! · 5:40am Apr 6th, 2021

For every American who says your vote doesn’t matter, and that politics has no direct impact on your life...

gestures broadly

Feb
13th
2021

Inexcusable Now Has a Chinese Translation: 怜悯命运 · 2:03am Feb 13th, 2021

Yes that's right. The same person who kindly translated If You Came to Conquer has now done Inexcusable.

Once again, big thanks to Dreams Set Free for their hard work!

Find the translation right over here.

Jan
19th
2021

If You Came to Conquer now has a Chinese Translation: 征服命运 · 1:48am Jan 19th, 2021

If You Came to Conquer now has a Chinese Translation: 征服命运, i.e. Conquer Fate. (Jhung-fu mn-yn is the closest pronunciation I could figure out.)

A big thanks to Dreams Set Free for translating it.

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Jan
9th
2021

Addendum: Trump Banned from Twitter. · 3:39am Jan 9th, 2021

I was going to make this post merely a :raritystarry: emoji.

But then Trump attempted to use the official POTUS government account to circumvent his ban, and all his tweets got deleted. And then he used his campaign's digital director's account, changing the profile name and avatar. Twitter suspended him five minutes later. And he managed to get one tweet before being suspended, saying he was sending his login info to another infamous reich-wing pundit!

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Jan
7th
2021

President Trump Suspended from Twitter · 4:26am Jan 7th, 2021

We Americans have seen a lot in these past four years. Every line that Donald Trump could cross, he crossed it. From countless lies, to siccing police on his own citizenry, to fomenting violence wherever possible. And his bootlickers and cultists and toadies have kept lockstep the whole time.

But today, he finally did it. He crossed a line so brazen, so disgusting, that it demanded action from the highest authority Trump follows. The only thing he truly cares about.

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Dec
21st
2020

cleverpun Talks About Anime: Violet Evergarden · 12:51am Dec 21st, 2020

I've watched a lot of anime. But it was only recently that I got a MyAnimeList account. And trying to dig through my memories for all the anime I've ever watched was an interesting mental dredge.

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Dec
16th
2020

cleverpun's Reading Journal: The Starless Sea · 6:45pm Dec 16th, 2020

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Deep underground, there is a Starless Sea. Made of honey, pockmarked with Harbors, dedicated to holding stories in every shape and form imaginable. Tended by Acolytes who have their tongues cut out, protected by Guardians with swords burned into their chests.

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