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Starman Ghost


Nov
10th
2016

Despair · 11:25pm Nov 10th, 2016

Trump won. There are a lot of reasons I'm not happy about this, but the biggest one is climate change.

He thinks it's a hoax made up by China. He plans to appoint a climate change denier to head the EPA. There's no possibility of the Senate and House, who are aligned with him, stopping him.

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Mar
2nd
2016

My experience with the fantasy genre and how it influenced Body And Mind · 8:24am Mar 2nd, 2016

WARNING: Spoilers for Body And Mind below. Proceed with caution.

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Feb
7th
2016

So about that refugee crisis... · 11:15pm Feb 7th, 2016

Turns out human nature doesn't change.


If you asked most people, they'd tell you they value human life. I don't think that's quite true. I think most people value the right kind of human life. Often, that category is terrifyingly arbitrary and narrow.

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Sep
15th
2015

Sometimes, respect is overrated. · 9:05am Sep 15th, 2015

There'd be a lot more civility in this world if people didn't take it as an invitation to walk all over you.
-Calvin's Mom, Calvin and Hobbes

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Jan
12th
2015

I changed my mind, Hobbes. People are scum. · 4:37am Jan 12th, 2015

The recent news about the US torture programs has really caused me to rethink some of my beliefs - more specifically, my stance on misanthropy.

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Nov
19th
2014

One last story to tell · 4:09am Nov 19th, 2014

I know I said earlier that I had no plans to write anything else relating to Body And Mind. However, now that I've thought about it, there's one last chapter I want to write.

Queen Papilio, as the successor to Chrysalis, is an extremely important factor that will shape changeling society. It doesn't seem right to limit her presence in the story to a couple of off-hand mentions, so the new chapter will be a scene featuring her.

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Oct
11th
2014

Why we write changelings the way we do · 5:00am Oct 11th, 2014

Fanfic authors have a good amount of leeway in how they write changelings without going against canon -- at least, as far as the show's concerned. I haven't really read the comics. They invaded Canterlot, they got blown away by magical love beams, and they weren't mentioned again. Whatever authors decide to go with, they have their reasons, and since I know many of my readers have their own headcanons, I thought it'd be interesting to share.

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Aug
19th
2014

A bit of irony about misanthropy, anti-misanthropy, and the military · 8:42pm Aug 19th, 2014

One of the things I've noticed, looking at some of the arguments on this site over misanthropy, is it seems like almost all of the people on the misanthropic side are generlaly anti-war, anti-military, and generally very critical of things like defense contracting and weapons development. Meanwhile, the people arguing against misanthropy often have some level of admiration for the military, and of weaponry, and of the science and engineering involved in making weapons and what it has achieved.

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Aug
9th
2014

Sorry, no sequel planned · 3:15am Aug 9th, 2014

I've already had multiple people ask me this, so rather than try to address every single comment individually, I felt it best to make this a blog post.

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Jul
29th
2014

Why I dislike "rationalist fiction" · 2:45am Jul 29th, 2014

To begin with, I don't have anything against rationality. I mean, it only makes sense. Measure things as accurately as you can, plan for contingencies, learn how things work so you can solve problems better.

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