leckfe lceefk kfeelc keefcl ecflke lfceke fcklee ckeefl kclfee kceelf efkecl feckel kecelf celkef fckele ckflee eelcfk elkecf ekfelc efklec
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78 days ago
Nach zwei Tagen Wache fühlt sich der Hüter gar nicht gut.
Schneemonster, huh? Danke L!
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79 days ago
Der Hüter des Gemüsegartens.
He looks dismayed. Could it be because I tore up half the vegetable garden to play with the snow and build a ... couldn't be right? Aiaii, this is getting loop-y.
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85 days ago
I fixed the embedded videos on here to also provide mp4 as an alternative to webm. Special thanks to Apple for making my life harder by not supporting the webm video format.
If you took a look at The Lonely Maize without working videos some confusion might clear up by watching them. The three video clips really should stand in the center. They were the inspiration for the whole project. I came up with the dialog as sort of a homage to this strange lonely maize I came across.
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87 days ago
Another pair of dancing shoes joins the flock. Tap tap.
In recent years the "flock of dancing shoes" has managed to increase its following dramatically, now outnumbering the "clan of everyday normal shoes". It has been rumored that one of its recent additions is armed with metal plates. Trying times indeed for everyday normal shoes.
The Lonely Maize
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92 days ago
My favorite islands are the islands of Urza's Saga. What are your favorite islands?
I wish I was on such a lush island now. Here everything is cold and grey. Preferably not the leftmost though.
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98 days ago
Music from Zimbabwe: "Zvichapera" by Chiwoniso. I love the call-and-response. Such an amazing element in music and dance. I need to find more of that, both in African music and swing era jazz.
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99 days ago
After some struggle I finally finished "The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer" by Neal Stephenson. After "Snow Crash" which I enjoyed very much it was a huge disappointment. Here a short subjective review.
The book is about 600 pages of moderately interesting SciFi with some compelling ideas like its take on nano-tech or VR. But as a novel it failed me completely. The story lacks focus and has no clear resolution of any sort. There are so many loose ends that seem entirely unresolvable (i.e. what could ever become of the "Mouse Army", what about "The Seed", what about Hackworth or his daughter)?
Moving on, the chapters concerning Nell and the primer were very repetitive and boring after a while. There was not a single character I could relate to or empathize with in the entire book. It read like a dragged-out Asimov story without a carefully thought-out story (like in the Foundation Triology). It seems to me that the plot of the story only serves the SciFi ideas and not itself (in contrast to Foundation). To me it felt very forced and arbitrary at times.
The last thing I want to mention is the over-the-top and entirely unnecessary sexual thing that is going on with "The Drummers". That irks me so much. Why? If you need transmission of particles ("nanosites") carried in the bloodstream, why not by some other means, like uhm, saliva or directly by an exchange of blood? Aiaiaii ...
"Snow Crash" was over-the-top as well but there the story, the characters and the setting supported it. "The Diamond Age" does not.
Final verdict: Very meh!
To recover the final book of the "Orient Zyklus" by Karl May is in order. Kara Ben Nemsi warte! Ich komme, ich komme ja schon zurück.
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106 days ago
I walk past this memorial almost every day. Sometimes it is adorned with a beautiful wreath.
Den Toten zur Ehre
Den Lebenden zur Mahnung
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108 days ago
"Good Morning Children, welcome to school."
Yep, that's what is happening right now. Children going back to school, ehh, university. Not much of a difference really.
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