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Day: February 5, 2017
I mean, what would I do with such a list? Just more regrets about what could have been? Two secret crush stories. Story the first. I had a tutor working for me, that had a crush on me. Male tutor, as it transpires. At the end of semester, he worked up all his courage, and […]
I read a uchronia once where Tasmania was French and the rest of Australia British. It got very lazy very quickly, and turned Australia + Tasmania into Canada + Quebec, complete with Quiet Revolution and Vichy France rule. I can’t imagine Australia ending up that much different from Canada, in fact. The Brits would have […]
Do you consciously live your life as “Being-towards-death” (or any comparable idea)? How does it affect your daily life, if at all?
Ah, Desmond. I am a philosophy dolt, and I take no pride in that. But I have dreaded death since I associated Alice Cooper with the Boogeyman when I was 6, and I’ve had different responses to it. Fear, denial, self-aggrandisement. (That was my twenties: “I’ll write the definitive grammar of mediaeval Greek”, “I’ll get […]
They are indeed real people, who interview for the privilege, rather than professional actors. The whole point, after all, is that “real people” are cheaper. That doesn’t necessarily mean they are media innocents, of course, and I’m quite happy when I find they are not. There are people who have done repeat appearances in various […]