On Aether and Aether Sinks

On Aether and Aether Sinks

Reading old novels is a great way to immerse yourself in the myriad ways that human thought has changed throughout time.  It only takes one quick lookup of what “laudanum” actually is, for example, to realize that the way we look at drugs, medicine, and...
Torredor Problems, Stendhal Syndrome

Torredor Problems, Stendhal Syndrome

Just in case it wasn’t obvious, I am a humongous nerd. So humongous, in fact, that I’m going to start this article out with a reference to a specific race of creatures from a LARP I play in (a LARP?! Oh the humanity!).  So, fair warning.  Now on with the show… In the...
Can someone die from a belief? Nocebo effect part 2

Can someone die from a belief? Nocebo effect part 2

Yesterday we discussed Nocebo responses, such as what happens when someone feels that they’ve been cursed or given a medical death sentence.  But how can a feeling, a belief, cause your death?  Surely that isn’t actually possible? Unfortunately it seems that it is....
Well I feel like a creeper

Well I feel like a creeper

Today I started handing out my cards.  See, the plan for this site is to have real stories – but my own experience is limited.  Thus, I’m trying to find people who want to share their own stories.  To do this, I made cards.  On the front of each card is the line “You...
Rampaging Manifestos

Rampaging Manifestos

Haha! Look what arrived at my office this morning:     My Rampaging Dinosaur Manifesto cards have arrived! What are these, you might ask? Basically they’re handsome cards with the Manifesto printed out on them for you to sign and carry with you- so you can...
Names and conventions

Names and conventions

I find that the more time I spend online the more I’m reminded of how I felt about my name in elementary school. See, at her birth my mother was graced with an unusually spelled name. And while Star Wars’ leading actress might have made Carrie common today, when she...

Sorry for the delay

A proper post will be up tomorrow or Thursday.  Until then, enjoy the Oatmeal’s view of Seattle’s snow fest. Seattle snow
Now there’s an app… to let you sign your life away

Now there’s an app… to let you sign your life away

Now, as I may have mentioned before, I’m all for electronic advancements.  I love me some cyber punk and I look forward to the day where I get to be integrated into the net in a full-on, ghost in the shell type way.  So it’s with a strange mix of...
Breaking up and losing your mind- transactive memory

Breaking up and losing your mind- transactive memory

One of the worst parts of breaking up is losing your mind.  Literally.  Maybe not quite that literally Source Let us back up for a second and discuss what happens when people form relationships.  No matter what kind of relationship we’re talking about,...
Snow… it makes Seattle a little crazy

Snow… it makes Seattle a little crazy

Right now Seattle is all a quiver at the thought that tonight is supposed to bring us snow.  Not just the paltry inch or two that drives us crazy usually but 15 full inches.  Something reputable- although it might not be considered such anywhere but here....
A real life Mos Eisley, Kowloon Walled City

A real life Mos Eisley, Kowloon Walled City

 “Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” ―Obi-Wan Kenobi One of the favored scenes of adventure stories, whether they exist in film or in print is the lawless city.  Mos Eisley in Star...
I made a thing

I made a thing

So, I came across an adorable image on 9gag today…. And decided to meme-ify it using meme generator.  Meet hypno kitten. Join in the fun, make your own Hypno...