“Haters gonna hate. Villains gonna villain. Breakers gonna break. Killin’s gonna kill ‘em.” (Ronin Writing) ---------- What if I told you that the best way to fight evil is to let it happen? Would you say I’m stupid? Crazy? Would you argue that evil will consume the world unless good people do monstrous things to stop monsters? … Continue reading A New Kind of Heroism
Humanity’s greatest strength is also our biggest weapon. We’re so good at innovating that most of us now live in a bubble of safety and comfort our ancestors couldn’t possibly imagine. And this trend will continue, exponentially, as our development technologies get better. Better tech leads to better innovation, which leads even better tech and … Continue reading Greed and Comfort
For those of you that weren’t awake last night to hear the news: I have officially won NaNoWrimo 2017!! This is an especially huge achievement for me, as it is the first NaNoWriMo I have ever entered. Also, because the beginning of this month was one of the scariest and most hellish weeks I’ve had in quite some … Continue reading Lessons Learned from a NaNoWriMo Winner (2017)
What’s the most important attribute of a skilled fighter? It’s one of the biggest questions martial artists, commentators, and trainers have posed throughout the years. You’ll see a million different opinions on the matter. Some believe that striking power makes all the difference. Others believe speed, agility, and dexterity make the opponent’s strength obsolete. Still … Continue reading Taking Punches.
Protons are heavier than electrons, but their charges are equal. Did you know that? Now, you might find this to be nothing more than an inconsequential piece of trivia. But to me, today, it means so much more. People have a tendency to say that good and evil are both necessary. We need evil for … Continue reading The Weight of Mistakes.
Pictured: Notes on “Reclamation”. So, today was going to be a nice, easy day. I’m transitioning to Monday and Tuesday as my weekend, so today is my “Friday”. Since I’m caught up on all my course work, all my deadlines are met, and everything is ready for next week, I thought I’d do some easy … Continue reading NaNo Announcement!
Another week comes to a close. You know what that means! The Flashback is here! “Guidance” was the most popular post this week. I’m glad you guys liked it! It was inspired @escapejudgement on Tumblr! Everyone who made Guidance the most popular are shouted out below! Thanks again for helping me do what I love, … Continue reading Flashback: Guidance.
Nothing is more important than patterns. Not life, not love, not death. (These are the biggest patterns of all.) Patterns are the underlying structure of our reality. They inform everything—from molecular to cosmic and back again. The firing synapses of our brains, the collapse of stars, and the way we tie our shoelaces… all things … Continue reading Patterns.
I am a huge fan of Chinese wuxia (fantastical ‘kung fu’ fiction) and Japanese samurai-romance. There’s just something about those genres that has always pulled me in. Something about the history and culture of East Asia that calls to my heart. Or maybe it’s just the pure badassery of watching a hero using nothing but … Continue reading Guidance.
When I was younger, I wanted to be an astronaut. I loved the idea of floating around in an empty void, investigating far-flung worlds and stars. Peering into the great mysteries of life, of our planet, and of the very Universe itself. Back then, I didn’t really understand what being an astronaut really meant. Just … Continue reading Space.