Monthly Archives: December 2017

2k17 in review!

Hmm…a lot of folks are doing this, so I thought I would as well. Here’s a rundown of my accomplishments this past year: A: WRITAN: Completed the second draft of my dissertation on February 13, 2017, my third draft on June 23, 2017 ( and mailed in my final draft on October 7, 2017. While […]

2017 – A Writing Year in Review

Originally posted on Robbie MacNiven:
It’s certainly been a long time since this blog was last updated. I’ve got a few excuses on hand however, most of them relating to it having been a busy 2017. Work-wise (and, indeed, generally) my past twelve months have been pretty great. I’ve written three novels, had three published (all…

Living the Good Life, Episode 64 (December 29, 2017): Christmas 2k17~

Decent enough Christmas. As I’ve said before, the holiday seasons seem less significant to me now than they used to…when I was younger, I anticipated Christmas greatly, but nowadays I wouldn’t have even noticed if it wasn’t for most (but not all) of my restaurants being closed. Still, even though I can get presents for […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 63: Inconsistent Weather 2k17~

Grr…a few days ago the snow was melting, which made me happy, but now it’s snowing again, which irritates me ):T Ah, well. WATCHAN: Net-juu no susume ep. 11: Guess it wasn’t done after all, one more episode left. In this one, Moriko falls asleep at her computer and has a dream where she gets […]

Living the Good Life, Episode 62 (December 15, 2017): Halfway to Christmas 2k17~

Another fun week, and Christmas is coming up too! Good times 😀 WATCHAN: Net-Juu no Susume ep. 10: Oh, this was ADORABLE! The whole episode is about Sakurai and Morioka being cute and awkward in Sakurai’s apartment, with both of them desperately attracted to each other but being too shy to do anything about it. […]

Loving the South in 2017

Originally posted on Forty Acres and a Starship:
First off, I apologize for my long tardiness in writing on the blog. The last few months have been a bit hectic with a variety of writing and research projects, but I’ll be doing regular updates on this blog for the foreseeable future. Recent events have inspired…

Living the Good Life, Episode 61 (December 8, 2017): Winter 2k17 approaches!

Whoof! First snow of the season fell a couple days ago, least where I am. So here’s what’s been keeping me warm… WATCHAN: Net-Juu no Susume ep. 9: This was super-cute, and not as much drama as I expected, though they are drawing out the development of Yuta and Moriko’s relationship. Despite the obvious fact […]

Space settlements and cyber-war

Originally posted on Lagrangian Republican Association:
The recent wannacry and patya attacks have increase attention to cyber-attacks. Both attacks appear to be politically motivated and hence raises question about the future of warfare. This is of particular interest for space settlements. There are two reasons why space settlements will be particularly vulnerable to cyber-warfare. First…

Living the Good Life, Episode 60 (December 1, 2017): December Scares

New month, new adventures~   WATCHAN: Net-Juu no Susume ep. 8: FINALLY!!! But ok, early ep stuff out of the way first. So we learn a bit more about Yuta’s history and why he loves MMORPGs so much–he was adopted and bullied because of it, so games were an escape for him, and way back […]