New webfiction idea: this, but for explaining references in-text. You can tell that "by the Pope's left nut!" is a reference to something, but is it from earlier in this text? The author's other work? Historical? Genre-defining story? Current events? The knowledge is but a tap away, yet you find you cannot click, for the advertisement feel is too strong!

Here's the latest stage of my thoughts on in : irradiate.space/worldbuilding/

Still incomplete, but with a better grasp of where I am in the process, and what's next.

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@tripofmice yeah, New Fortnight's Resolutions are so much more fun. Less commitment, faster iteration.

I sat down to try to draw some conclusions from my research on in , and, well, there's still a lot of stuff to research. I'm at a point where I need to either read or watch the original Mobile Suit Gundam, as well as rewatch half a dozen other things, just to fill in the gaps.

I thought I was farther.

While brushing my teeth the other day, I figured out how to publish the X-rated version of the Magical Youth Particle Zoo (working title for setting) story without putting it on a site that family members are likely to innocently stumble across, like if I published it on irradiate.space

The solution is to post it to AO3 as fanfiction of my own story.

And since I'm crossposting Tumblr stuff here, have a post about a for a shared architecture of the Imperial spaceship fleet and space station construction, as depicted in Ann Leckie's Ancillary trilogy:

That's one of those things where you email the sysadmin and the hosting company and the contact form and the most-technical-sounding person known to work there saying "hey it's DNS" and then a year later it's still broken because no one has the right accesses to fix it

A quick post about interstellar tradertongues, or the sort of conlangs that are built to facilitate communication when the only things agreed upon are fundamental constants, physical reality, and math: irradiate-space.tumblr.com/pos

The sequel to the Gay Fanfiction Problem: writing about a single person who goes by 'they' interacting with a group

when i die i want my obituary to list all the domain names i controlled and for how long


Look at this article about a minor character in a TV show. I've seen shorter articles for entire TV shows.

Does anyone have recommendations for a good print-on-demand service for a 200-something-page paperback?

I was previously looking at Ka-Blam, but their website is pretty clunky and prone to frustrating bugs

I’ve heard good things about Mixam, but I don’t think they do paperbacks of this size, and their hardcover options are way too expensive

Writing ideas, weird alien gender politics 

Story idea I’m workshopping: a princess of some weird space polity in self-imposed exile, who was born as (some other gender) but was considered female in her capacity as royalty; she turned out to actually *be* a trans girl, but has some tension between “gender euphoria” and “dredging up bad associations”

Mobile Suit #Gundam: High Frontier is the coolest and most comprehensive look, available in English, at the Universal Century setting as a place where people live and not just a colorful backdrop.

The Universal Century setting was built by scifi and space nerds in the late 70s. It's built on ideas that were entirely earnest proposals for how humans could live and work in space. High Frontier looks at those ideas and how they are implemented in the Universal Century.


@KittyUnpretty hot-tubbing in the snow is great, take the opportunity if you have it.

Dunno how they did it, but AGE manages to hit some of the same soundtrack notes as Band of Brothers, in an appropriate but unexpected way.

Fanart by me of @cryptovexillologist 's excellent scifi serial "Mission Critical": a political cartoon criticizing the Earth Restoration Agency's plans to colonize the habitable exoplanet Malang.

Read her story here: archiveofourown.org/works/2334

@amateurhour@skull.website When you pull back far enough, it's not something specific to anime or computers or sexual perversion. It's just a specific case of the pattern that people tend to join the groups where they're accepted, not shunned. The rest of it is memetic contamination.

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