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Weeklog for Week 7: February 14 to February 20


Wow! Very work! Much progress!


No progress this week.


No progress this week.


Libraries, programming, etc


  • Bluebird by Ciel Pierlot, finished: The only thing surprising about this book is how unsurprising it is. The good guys are unerringly good, the bad guys are bad in every way, all wounds heal instantly, everyone is surprised by revelations you can see a mile away, the factions are black-and-white caricatures of themselves and everyone is quite incompetent at everything, except of course the good guys when it counts. And also, the main character is a lesbian, which does absolutely nothing to the plot at all -- you could switch any of the genders of any of the three main characters and it wouldn't change a single thingI understand the argument that it's important to have LGBTQ+ literature. But if it's done without any difference to the plot, you could simply take any book and switch the characters' genders around and be done. So, I'm not saying that I dislike the characters' orientations, I'm saying I dislike that it's pointless.. In many ways, this book reminds me of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, which bills itself as "young adult sci-fi". Bluebird, in my impression, is a YA-LGBTQ+-sci-fi book, with aspirations to something much higher.
    In the end, the book is not bad, I just had different expectations given the breathless advertising copy.


  • Starbound with the gang: awesome, and much deeper than expected. Both literally and metaphorically.


  • Brothers (from free EGS)


  • Crème Brûlée again, getting better at this every time, but still more research is needed

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