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  1. Excellent crack. Thanks for the rec!
  2. Sweet! My M215 is that way too. Enjoy your new pen!
  3. I didn't make the connection until you mentioned it, but absolutely. I think it's no accident the honourspren think the same way too/had the same blindspot.
  4. Fantastic choice! I've heard some of their Fine steel nibs are springy too - especially of the M205 Olivine and the lacquered M215!
  5. The allowing other people to protect themselves line of thought makes sense to me - that, or recognising that there are things that matter more than physical safety, e.g. personal autonomy, dignity. I would file that as the same cluster. That being said, it seems to harmonise a lot with the Fourth to me - it's another reason that the Windrunner can't always protect. But the Windrunners are associated with Jezrien, and the divine attributes of protection and leadership, and I wonder if the Fifth Ideal could be in the department of leadership instead: something about empowering others to protect themselves/other people. This would still harmonise with the idea he has to let people make their own choices to confront danger to protect others too, I would think.
  6. Oh storms, that's one amazing NPD! (Sorry about the Progression mods... I've been out of the loop thanks to RL job woes D: ) I've been eying that, though I'm not so much a fan of gold trim. Pels are just fantastic. What nib did you get? I picked up a Sailor Pro Gear Midnight Sky with a Zoom nib as an early birthday present to myself too, and justified it by citing how life has been made of crem this year >>;;;
  7. It's complicated but I sort of lost my job. They're offering me a different one, without a pay cut, but with a drastic increase in working hours and workload. That new job is Braize. I get that. They've lost six people in three months because everyone hated it so much they upped and quit. Some without even an alternative during the COVID job market. I don't want to make any decisions. I'm tired. Life is exhausting. Why does it have to be this way?
  8. Try Katherine Arden's Small Spaces and Dead Voices. Female protag for both, but eleven, so younger than your criteria. The series is meant to cover four seasons, with the first two books covering Fall and Winter. I don't usually read horror, so I'm sorry I can't help much
  9. Currently on Mark Charan Newton's The Broken Isles. I'm still really not feeling this series, though it's not unreadable, and I will be glad to be done with the book.
  10. I'm going to listen to everything else while I'm doing my work and will come back and comment! On my end: I swap preferences a lot depending on what I've been listening to, so these are my candidates for a stable set of my favourite 3. #3: Estranged - Guns N Roses I've listened to this since I was a teen facing my first break-up. Slash is a guitar god, and I just enjoy the sound of this song. But I also relate to the lostness of the song. There's a certain kind of isolation I suppose. Or of feeling bereft - stranded on the rocks. There's part of the song which goes: My teen self related a lot to that. And I still do. Drowning, being adrift. #2: That Home/To Build A Home - (TEEZ Mashup) The Cinematic Orchestra This might be cheating slightly - That Home and To Build A Home are two separate songs from The Cinematic Orchestra, but I like this particular mashup of them. I first heard To Build A Home via the trailer for NBC's Awake, and I love how peaceful the song is. It makes me think of lazy afternoons: some sun, blue sky. It makes me think of halcyon days that have come and gone, of nostalgia and my childhood home. It's peaceful, but also sad. #1: Anthem - Leonard Cohen I love how the song sounds. It's probably my favourite Leonard Cohen, partly because of what the song's about. I regard it as being about the fundamental brokenness of things, of the world. It's about imperfection, about hope and letting the light in, even though the world is the way it is. I don't know, it just speaks to me very deeply.
  11. Mr Sunshine is fantastic, just so sad! A Korean variety show is distinct from a Korean drama: variety shows often involve celebrities (entertainers, gagmen, comedians, idols, etcetera) performing a set of tasks and trying to make it entertaining. Korean variety often has reality TV elements as well, because of their fondness for 'hidden camera' segments which catch their casts off-guard. Excessively scripted varieties are seen to be undesirable as they're 'too artificial', though often, celebrities will have personas/'characters' on variety shows. So it's a strange mix between reality and scripting, IMO. So, Infinite Challenge is known for doing long-term projects/challenges meant to fulfill three criteria: Dirty, Dangerous, and Difficult. To do that, it made members - your typical not-very-fit comedians - undertake a series of demanding challenges: in their earlier years, they did smaller projects in each episode like rice planting, and learning to dance, and bigger projects like putting on a pro-wrestling event. This one was notorious for the amount of injuries the amateur cast accumulated, with one of them having to be hospitalised a few hours before he went on stage to perform, and led to a fan outcry. Since then, they've done zany challenges like film their own movie, urban chase specials, trained to participate in professional streetcar races, and underwent basic military training (as the cast were in their thirties to forties!) Running Man is the opposite: it started as a variety show where the members were locked into one venue overnight and had to perform a series of missions. The losing team had to perform a penalty when they were released from the venue in the morning. It eventually evolved into an urban chase/action variety, in which the members and the weekly guests competed for both prizes and to avoid penalties (e.g. being showered with mud or water-bombed.) But as it's a variety show, the cast focuses on making things funny, and it's helped by producer subtitles commenting on what's going on, editing for suspense or drama (there's a clip where one of the members has his pants drop by accident during a match and it replays in slow-mo with dramatic music) and funny music. A recent week had a mission where the members had to put on an a capella performance within an hour, and the results are about 4 minutes of hilarity, with the main singer going horribly off, and the producer subtitles roasting him.
  12. Possibly shouting into the void here, but anyone else follows Korean variety shows? Which are your favourites? I got into kvariety courtesy of Running Man and then picked up Infinite Challenge (...still infinitely sad this is over), and Three Meals A Day and some other shows on an irregular basis. But as my first show, I always have a soft spot for Running Man, especially when they focus on mafia/spy-themed episodes.
  13. Read as a child, love the books, return to them time and again, have them in different languages so I can learn. 1. Favourite would be Ruins of Gorlan. I just enjoy the early book coming-of-age feel. 2. Ranger's Apprentice hands down. 3. Halt, for sure. Any chance you're thinking of The Wardstone Chronicles here? Sounds like a Water Witch, which the protagonist, Spook's apprentice Tom Ward, has to fight off at some point.
  14. —"Sandworms of Dune," Frank Herbert, 1977. I'm definitely getting all of that wonder from Shai-Hulud in this trailer. Stoked!