Posts by Coral

Science Affliction #18

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Science Affliction #18

Some cool science news this week and I hadn’t done a science roundup in far too long anyway, so here you are! The Juno Spacecraft entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4th. If you have time watch some of the videos. I just love watching space nerds celebrate. In the coming weeks and months we should get some really exciting discoveries out of the Juno team. Much excite! Scientists use tiny solar panels and bacteria to produce fuel from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide and water, with higher efficiency than plants. A huge leap for truly sustainable energy on a massive scale, and...

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Writing Tools #1

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Writing Tools #1

One of my favorite things about writing is the huge variety of tools and gadgets that you can use in the act. Everyone has their own favorites, and I thought I’d share some of mine over the next few weeks, along with a little bit about why I like them. Like most writers, I have about four hundred pens squirreled all around my house and in a shocking number of containers.  Of all these pens, I have a few I dearly love, but my absolute favorite is the TWSBI Diamond 580AL Purple. I got into fountain pens last year, after an acquaintance of mine Christie Yant was looking for a new home for...

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Review of Voltron (2016)

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Review of Voltron (2016)

Hello my lovlies! Over the weekend I binge watched the new Voltron on Netflix so I thought I’d come on here and blather about it a little so you can figure out if you want to watch it or not. This will be relatively spoiler-free and will mostly be about generalities rather than plot points. Like many people about my age, Voltron was a pretty important part of my childhood. In fact, if I have to hang my love of SFF on any one thing, it was probably my love of giant robot cartoons (Robotech was my other love). Since Voltron was so near and dear to my heart, I was a little bit...

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Oh, These Little Earthquakes

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Oh, These Little Earthquakes

Every once in a while, a tiny, seemingly meaningless thing happens in the morning that sets the tone for the rest of the day. This morning, I was microwaving butter to put on my toast and I happened to flip over the little dish on my way to the sink with it. CHINA is the solitary word on the back. My traitorous brain fills in the rest on its own, “all the way to New York.” And that’s all it takes, I’m singing China by Tori Amos under my breath while buttering my toast and I know exactly what kind of day it’s going to be: a singing sad songs while crying at my...

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Review of Captain America: Civil War

Posted by on May 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Review of Captain America: Civil War

Okay, I think I’ve let enough time go by before reviewing that everyone had a reasonable chance to go watch the movie already. There will be some spoilers here, all below the jump, but I don’t think anything you couldn’t have gleaned from the trailer. Completely spoiler free review: It’s a fine movie in a similar vein to all the other Marvel Comics Universe movies that have come before it. Lots of action, some funny bits, some sad bits, lots of angst. More in depth and spoilery follows here. Look away! Look away! So, here are my takeaways. I guess it’s going to...

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