Look to Windward is the hardest story to involve that I would really want to because there aren't really any native special circumstances agents in it.
Basically I'd make Cheradinine's personal story from The Use of Weapons as the metanarrative and cram him, Diziet Sma and Skaffen-Amtiskaw from the same novel into as many Culture stories as possible to have at least one familiar face in every storyline.
The final reveal of The Use of Weapons would be unfolding throughout the whole thing with occasional flashbacks in episodes centered on him.
Had a secret santa at a friend gathering tonight (where we all got ourselves tested beforehand). I had a plan A for my friend of getting her a mecha model but that couldn't be arranged in time so I went with all the plans B:
A bottle of sake wrapped in an anti-war poster with a card that included a tinyurl to a dropbox folder called trans-cyberpunk with the pdf version of @irisjaycomics 's Crossed Wires.
I never did right it. Just propped it up by the wall and it kind of works. Cats have even left it alone. Maybe because it stings like hell:
A new shape just dropped (in 2006). Ladies and germs it's the GÖMBÖC!
Only one stable point of equilibrium possible and just two in total! The only such homogeneous body known to man!
Cooking, US culture
Watched a suggested youtube video that was actually very informative, on what the heck kosher salt actually is.
I'm always seeing it in US recipes and my hunch that it was just coarse flaky salt seems to be correct. Some of the stuff branded as kosher salt in the US apparently isn't even kosher (adding iodine is treif), it just describes the typology.
So now I can just use sea salt when American chefs insists on kosher salt.
Even if all the shit they were saying was true, which it isn't, it would still just be democratizing finance in the sense that tech-literate upper middle class bros could partake in the same kind of shenanigans rich people with access to hedge funds, off shore accounts and tax lawyers can now.
In reality it would just become an even more effective tool for the rich to avoid taxation and regulations. It's an anarcho-capitalist utopia that would only further undermine a just society.
The most annoying thing about cryptobros is when they think (or pretend) crypto is some kind of a democratizing or equalizing force versus traditional finance. "Everyone can earn x% on the less volatile coins".
First of all it's obviously unsustainable or at best early adopter advantages even if it doesn't collapse. Second of all the barrier to entry is always having the means to invest to begin with and not being a sucker that gets duped by the innumerable scams.
Layabout librarian, perennial history student, quiz nerd, animal enthusiast and anti-war activist.
A cozy little tomb full of friendly ghouls.