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Merlin  ·  164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are some of your favorite words, in English or any language?

"Lullaby" I've just always loved the way it rolls off the tongue.

Merlin  ·  219 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Jon Stewart Slams Lawmakers For Not Attending 9/11 Victims Hearing : NPR


Merlin  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 1000 days, 13 miles, stuff, spam, and life

Always on the lookout for good books like this so thanks for the link! I haven't fermented any beverages before yet but I am familiar with fermented foods. Look forward to hearing the results of your cider experiment!

Merlin  ·  318 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 72 hour fast is on.

Ugh, that looks so good.

Merlin  ·  318 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 1000 days, 13 miles, stuff, spam, and life

Happy Hub-day! I've been enjoying our games of Go! Would love to see a more detailed post on your cider. I've been gathering the equipment for a go at mead but love a good homemade cider.

Merlin  ·  318 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Dude, you are like one of six people I follow. Keep up the posts, I enjoy your insights!

Merlin  ·  319 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Name: Merlin

Location: Alaska, USA

Age: 24

Current Preoccupation: Progressing in billiards and Go, cooking, expanding on my knowledge of vinyl, whiskey

Merlin  ·  355 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?

Good read. Interesting and little scary. I had to admit I chuckled a good bit about Adam Neumann's company WeWork transitioning to WeCompany in order to start up real-estate and education missions. It automatically brought to mind the book We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Maybe he wasn't so wrong in his prediction....

Merlin  ·  368 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: For Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Fame Was a Burden—Until It Became a 'Duty

Seems strange to me that his wife would've gotten angry with him and not the media

Merlin  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club no. 38: Born of Man and Woman Discussion

I think you're just supposed to fill in the circumstances with nameless horror because that's pretty much all the subject seems to have experienced. When reading I was thinking about the lack of specific detail and the limitation of the main character's viewpoint being our only insight into the story's world. I would say that the goal is to put the reader on the same level of awareness as the thing in the basement and allow our minds to fill in whatever is upstairs. That is what makes it most relatable to the real world; our experiences will conjure up things we abhor to fill the gap in detail about what's outside the basement.

Merlin  ·  380 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Noah and The Whale - Shape Of My Heart

Long time love for Noah and the Whale. Good to see them being appreciated