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Why Seafarers Love Joss Whedon’s Firefly

Combining two of my favorite things – Firefly and the sea – Miriam Goldstein discusses how living on a ship at sea is a lot like living in a cabin on the Serenity. The obvious reason, of course, is that everyone over at Deep Sea News is a big nerd, but geek that I am, I won’t be pointing fingers any time soon.

10. Quarters are tight, but your berth is your castle. This is where you can relax, surrounded by comforting objects, whether they are trashy novels, music, guns, or that purty purty dress. Yes, one of us may take a dress to sea with them, and it’s not Miriam. Frankly, Serenity‘s cabins are nicer than most research vessels we’ve been on – private and with their own toilets! Pretty appealing after sharing a cabin so tight that you and your roommate can’t stand up at the same time. Also, sharing a very very small room means that you best be careful when it’s time to “be in your bunk.”


Dystopia: What a Game of Civilization II Looks Like After 10 Years

Dystopia: What a Game of Civilization II Looks Like After 10 Years

Apparently this is what your world would look like if you play the same game in Civ II for ten years. Damn. My games never lasted more than a few weeks. Still, this is pretty fascinating, especially considering there’s a whole Reddit community dedicated to helping him rebuild the world, which is pretty much wrecked beyond all reason from the sounds of it. I wonder if it would look different if you spent ten years actively trying to keep peace and build a thriving society.

Check out the article here.

Game of Thrones Rap

Stop what you’re doing and listen to this.

No really. Trust me.

Take Me Home by Ray Bradbury

Take Me Home by Ray Bradbury

Check out the last article Ray Bradbury had published. Full of enthusiasm and warm nostalgia, it got posted in the New Yorker on Monday, just two days before his death. What a legacy to leave behind, hm?

Rest in peace, sir. You changed a lot of lives and left a lot of inspiration in your wake.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer

Agent Coulson obviously needs his own movie.

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