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Oliver


Let R = { x | x ∉ x }, then R ∈ R ⟺ R ∉ R... or is it?

Mar
10th
2022

Against Stupidity · 9:17pm March 10th

I figure I’ll do some popular sociology. I’ve reached the limit of what I can do at the present time, and I need to take a break from all the doomscrolling, because there’s only so much war crime bingo I can read before I go do something emotionally motivated and ultimately useless.

That is, I shall now write one more lecture on Russians, while my English-speaking audience is still accessible and still thinks my word is worth a damn.

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Mar
1st
2022

Good morning, Vietnam · 10:29am March 1st

My foreign friends often ask me – the very few that know I’m Russian – what does the average Russian think about Ukraine.

You can see why I have always kept this private now.

I’m probably losing net access soon-ish – even if the nukes don’t fly, someone will eventually cut me off. Just who cuts Russia off the net in the end, I couldn’t tell you, and while for historical reasons, it will be hard, they’ll manage.

Might as well come clean.

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Apr
22nd
2021

Lame Pun Collection · 11:34am Apr 22nd, 2021

So I decided to trawl conversation logs for throwaway lines I spout on occasion. Because otherwise I’d forget them entirely, and some of them are actually good ideas. Granted, most of them are stupid puns… But I like puns, and I’m still not sure why you’re supposed to cringe at them.

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Apr
18th
2021

Rational Magic · 11:24am Apr 18th, 2021

I basically improvised most of this lecture from memory when talking with DannyJ yesterday, but then I thought, why not blog this, should at least be food for thought. It’s not directly pony-relevant, more like a general topic of discussion which one needs to meditate on when writing fantasy – but that includes ponyfic, so you might be interested.

Assume that you wish to portray a magic system in your fantasy world.

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Feb
25th
2021

A series of unexpected observations · 4:07pm Feb 25th, 2021

So I’ve been reading things.

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Dec
24th
2020

Read This · 11:17am Dec 24th, 2020

Still alive.

Barely.

In the meantime, if anyone is curious about why am I having such a hard time writing, you can read DannyJ’s review of Season 9.

I’m still busy living that mess down, you see.

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Apr
26th
2020

In other news... · 12:41pm Apr 26th, 2020

No, I’m not dead.

Ok, maybe a little.

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Oct
13th
2019

Points of Canon: S9x24-26 - The Ending of the End / The Last Problem · 11:10pm Oct 13th, 2019

Let’s get this over with.

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Oct
6th
2019

Points of Canon: S9x23 - The Big Mac Question · 9:55am Oct 6th, 2019

Onto the next.

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Sep
29th
2019

Points of Canon: S9x22 - Growing Up is Hard to Do · 7:38pm Sep 29th, 2019

Ok, moving on…

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