Monthly Archives: March 2015

Harry Potter and the Power of the Internet

A couple weeks ago, I reviewed a work of fan fiction called Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. I wanted to make one more point about this piece, not about the story itself, but about how … Continue reading

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The Great Silent Treatment

A Short Story Author’s Note: For the first time, I am publishing a piece of my original fiction on this blog. I’ve previously been looking at trying to break into traditional publishing, but the online medium is becoming moreand more … Continue reading

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Fan Fiction Review: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

A very well-written and scientifically-minded retelling of Harry Potter has just been completed: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Fan fiction is in the news lately. This genre, in which fans of books, movies, or television shows like Star … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Chappie

Chappie is the story of a robot brought to life by one kidnapped scientist and three brutal gangsters. Given an upbringing like that, he turns out better than you’d think. In 2016, the police force of Johannesburg, South Africa deploys … Continue reading

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