Since the URLs have changed a bit, let me reintroduce this.
Voice of the Library is a fantasy story about a young dragon and the living spirit of a forgotten library. I'm writing it piece by piece and posting it on my site.
Chapter 1: https://voice.ninetailed.net/index.php/2018/01/03/chapter-1-part-1/
Chapter 2: https://voice.ninetailed.net/index.php/2018/09/06/chapter-2-part-1/
Updates posted with the tag #VoiceOfTheLibrary
All right, let's try this #Introductions thing.
Hi, I'm Terrana, and I'm a dragon.
I enjoy video games, particularly I with a building/automation theme. Factorio and modded Minecraft are favourites.
I enjoy science fiction and particular kinds of fantasy, particularly with a technical focus.
I'm an amateur writer but I have problems staying focused on projects.
I develop software and have Opinions about data security.
I like tabletop RPGs but have had no luck in finding one to join, so I GM.
Are you a fuzzyboop? Do you know someone who might be? Don't delay. Arrange petting immediately.
I like that laptop computers are starting to adopt power over USB because it hints at the future possibility of a universal power supply. One cable that will charge any laptop.
Sudden stabbing pain in one of my tails. Distracting myself by thinking of how I'd describe exactly which one it is in physiological terms without just pointing.
(Left tail of the right group if you're curious. It helps that they're arranged in three sets of three.)
That Sagan quote is a reminder that even the very smartest of people are sometimes wrong. No one is right all the time. By listening to other viewpoints, always bearing in mind the possibility that they might be right and you might be wrong, you can make yourself a better person. This does not come naturally to me, but it's something that I try to live by nonetheless.
I like to collect sayings, proverbs, and quotes. I have many that I like, but my favourite quote in the world comes from Carl Sagan:
"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day."
Today is Headache Day. Please be quiet near the Terrana.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how amazing Vaporeons' tails are? (src: Pokémon X/Y via pokemon.wikia.com)
A while ago, I was shelling some peas for use in cooking, and noticed that a few had sprouted in the pod. So instead of eating them, I planted them. Now they look like this. 💚
I like it when artists watermark their work. It makes it much easier to find the original source when someone inevitably posts it without attribution.
Body weirdness Show more
I can't think of any good reason why biological functions that I need to perform in order to not die should hurt. Pain's supposedly a signal that says, "Hey, don't do that." It's a damage-avoidance thing. So why does it trigger when I'm doing stuff that is necessary for my body to function in the first place?
If you're happy and you know it, Self Destruct
If William Shakespeare had used a typewriter... would that have made him the keybard?
I resent the automatic assumption that everyone will want to have children some day.
So, turns out the general badness I've been feeling was carbon monoxide poisoning. Heating is shut down for now.
Mental health (-) Show more
I very much dislike this sensation. It feels like nothing is quite real. Sounds are at once muted and far too loud, like everything is getting lost in noise. Touching anything feels like I'm wearing thick gloves. And all this on top of the constant screaming "this body is the wrong shape this body is the wrong shape" I have to deal with normally anyway. I think I need to get my sensory cortices replaced.