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August 3rd, 2016

08:49 am

Argh, yesterday was one of those days where a horde of tiny little things go wrong just enough to annoy, anger, or frustrate me, but not be, in each of themselves, enough to be terrible. It culminated in my graphics tablet, which has been behaving wonkily for months now, going bad enough that I said the hell with it and ragequit the piece of art I was doing and bought a new tablet from Amazon that, at least, had free one-day shipping. And I went ahead and walked back on my principles because, dammit, although they have the customer service from hell, they make the best tablets. So that was yet another source of frustration.

And all that means that my head is doing twingey things at me because tension headaches are one of my big migraine triggers, so I'm not sure if I'm going to have to leave work and go take meds or not. Bah.

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09:47 am

I don't remember who it was that recced Star Nomad (and sequels) to me, but so far (two books and a short story in ) it's really hitting the spot. I don't remember because every time I come across a rec that sounds interesting, I just send the sample to my kindle and, perhaps weeks later, read it and make the decision. Anyway, it's a basic ragtag group thrown together in a starship getting into trouble* sort of book, but that's apparently what I was looking for.*** So if that's what you're looking for, you might also like it.

* I have a vague recollection that something I sent to my Kindle in the recent past had a comparison to Firefly attached to it. It might have been this, but I don't remember for sure, Either way, that wouldn't have made my decision for me because I never got into the show. (GASP! THE HORROR!)**

** There was a time there a few years ago where I had this exact same conversation multiple times with multiple people:

Them: Have you seen Firefly?
Me: I tried it, but it wasn't for me.
Them: Did you watch the pilot?
Me: Yes.
Them: But did you watch the episode that was the real pilot?
Me: Yes. A Firefly fanboy showed it to me and explained why we were watching this episode. I didn't like any of the characters and didn't care about them.
Them: Oh, no, no! The characters change over the course of the show! You just have to keep watching!
Me: I have too many other things I want to do to invest time in watching a show that I don't like starring characters I don't care about on the off chance that I might eventually give a damn.
Them: Oh.
Them: ...
Them: ...
Them: ...
Them: Have you seen Lost?

The end of Lost has, finally, put an end to that particular conversation.

*** okay i have a weakness for supersoldiers in power armor

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