Lately I've tried to give my intuition more agency. While slices of our society argue gut reactions are more of a primal response,—and therefore, inferior to the rationale of an intellectual, mammalian-brain response—lately I've questioned the validity of this point of view; I'm uncertain if evolution intended for us to abandon our reptilian, unconscious responses … Continue reading 3×3 Blogosphere Formula
I use formulas for my writing. Once I find a healthy formula, I stretch it around, changing a variable here; doubling a variable there. Think of it like wrapping your hands in tight gloves, then wriggling your fingers—looking for the tension in the fabric. This is what my brain likes to do. While this is … Continue reading Formulaic Writing
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https://youtu.be/1rQzq5t44Q8?t=40m13s @40:13, "How much do you think sci-fi influences science?" Quite a lot, actually... Even now, I think there's something similar about them; because they're both about imagination... it's about letting your mind wander, distant worlds, subatomic realms... I still love science fiction. The science fiction readers of today become the scientists of tomorrow. The … Continue reading Does Sci-fi Inspire Science? Or Science Inspire Sci-fi?
I super-enjoyed reviving my two-year-old post from AWP LA '16; so I'm going to continue reviving—or necromancing—old posts 2-3 times a month, until I reintegrate...or trash... my past ideas into my Kourtnie.net self-improvement dashboard. Necromancy 😎 New Sub-category Today, I'm reviving a review I wrote seven years ago for a video game that, at the … Continue reading I 💙 Crimson Gem Saga 👾
Chase and are getting married this year. We plan on having kids after that. We're already buying the occasional children's book. 🤖 Now let's talk about artificial intelligence! https://twitter.com/k_mckenzie/status/992902625568870400 Our neighbors had a garage sale, with one of those oh-so-irresistible small etageres that fit any-and-everywhere—the cherry-stained wood that seems expensive anywhere else, yet is reasonably … Continue reading AI in the 2018 Budding Family Household
The other day, before bed, I tallied it up—and I wrote 7.5K words in a single day. In graduate school, I'd often pump out just as many words in a day, but that's because I had this mindset, "This writing isn't my best writing," this mindset that I was just building blocks, exercises that lifted … Continue reading I 💕🐲💕 Fantasy Genre
Braaaaaaains. Seriously, though. Love 'em. I think about what kinds of synapses are firing in the brains of other living things. I try to figure out why some people swear by the gardening practice of talking to plants. I'm fascinated by the mind-body-soul relationship. The more I read about brains, the more I feel confident, … Continue reading I 🖤 Brains
I don't feel like you should call for people to do things to benefit this planet unless you're doing what you can to help our little blue dot, too. Inactive supporters of an idea are just as difficult a challenge for humanity to conquer as active ignorance; two sides of the same coin. I like … Continue reading Explore 💙 That Part of the Internet