in alphabetical order. not exhaustive; only the ones i really liked

  • buccafé! - roku kobayashi
  • heaven's design team - hebi-zou
  • k-on! - kakifly
  • march (books 1 - 2) - john lewis, andrew aydin, nate powell
  • my lesbian experience with loneliness - kabi nagata
  • solanin - inio asano
  • the emperor's soul - brandon sanderson
  • the fire next time - james baldwin
  • the giver (graphic novel) - lois lowry, p. craig russell
  • the rows of cherry trees / sakura namiki - makoto takahashi
  • wondercat kyuu-chan (vol. 1 - 4) - sasami nitori

short stories, letters, speeches:

  • malcolm x - message to the grassroots
mar 7 2021 ∞
may 15 2021 +

in increasing order of preference. only a selected few, with a list of things i like about them

  • 3-1: turnabout memories - grossberg's hemorrhoids, spunky rookie mia, college phoenix, our first meeting with dahlia
  • 2-2: reunion, and turnabout - meeting pearl and kurain, a very sympathetic villain, extremely interesting storyline
  • 4-2: turnabout corner - a killer who is also a victim, guy eldoon's harmonica, trucy's magic panties, wesley stickler, ema's back, bizzooooooy, plum kitaki, big wins kitaki, the kitaki family theme, our first look (heh) at the perceive mechanic
  • 2-3: turnabout big top - fever dream, alice in wonderland, extremely sympathetic villain, themes of death and confrontation and revenge and mental illness
  • 1-4: turnabout goodbyes - 15 year case that brings together every storyline in gam...
dec 21 2019 ∞
jan 26 2020 +

in chronological order

  • marowak
  • togepi
  • kakuna
  • haunter
  • venonat
  • bellsprout
  • unown
  • torchic
  • espeon
  • chikorita
  • staryu

to draw

  • morpeko
  • totodile
  • furret
  • politoed
  • emolga
  • espurr
  • corsola
nov 3 2019 ∞
dec 25 2019 +

india

  • pune
  • mumbai
  • dehradun
  • delhi
  • goa
  • hyderabad
  • ooty
  • mahabaleshwar
  • lonavla
  • patiala
  • cochin
  • chilika

korea

  • suwon
  • seoul
  • busan
  • sokcho
  • jinhae
  • jeju
sep 20 2017 ∞
may 26 2019 +
  • ida
  • zazen boys
  • upsilon acrux
  • boris
  • knut
  • gojira
  • sinaloa
  • naomi
  • save us from the archon
  • early day miners - all harm ends here
  • piglet
  • boilermaker - whitewash
jun 3 2019 ∞
nov 10 2019 +

in chronological order, along with the things i did/saw there

  • shenandoah - skyline drive
  • sequoia - towering sequoia trees
  • kings canyon - imposing stone cliffs
  • zion - snowy red cliffs
  • death valley - volcano hiking trail
  • pinnacles - pinnacle rocks, short hike through caves
  • crater lake - great blue lake in a crater, with an island
  • mount rainier - narada falls, mount rainier
  • redwood - towering redwood trees
  • zion again - the narrows, most of the angel's landing hike
  • bryce - snowy hoodoos
  • pinnacles again - saw 15 (!!) california condors this time
  • north cascades - lake diablo, water turned turquoise-green by rock flour
dec 31 2018 ∞
jul 7 2021 +

my favourites, all in alphabetical order. many great songs didn't make the list. kpop, khiphop, and related genres and artists. jpop and wpop are in this list as well, as long as they're performed by (possibly former) kpop artists.

2021

  • aespa - next level
  • epik high - rosario (ft. cl, zico)
  • iu - celebrity
  • twice - scandal
  • yubin - perfume

2020

  • aespa - black mamba
  • boa - better
  • blackpink - ice cream (feat. selena gomez), lovesick girls
  • changmin - all that love
  • cl - hwa, 5 star
  • ha:tfelt - la luna
aug 8 2018 ∞
jun 28 2021 +

completed (in chronological order, earliest first):

  • algorithms 1 - stanford
  • networked life - upenn
  • cryptography 1 - stanford
  • korean 1 - yonsei
  • machine learning - stanford
  • matrix algebra for engineers - hkust
  • fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio - hkust
jan 15 2019 ∞
may 26 2019 +

world cinema films i like

  • amores perros
  • amour
  • force majeure
  • foxtrot
  • mustang
  • oldboy
  • sunny
  • taxi
  • relatos salvajes
  • yi yi
may 18 2019 ∞
nov 2 2019 +

independent of how much i like the album itself. format: album - artist

  • analphabetapolothology - cap'n jazz
  • anti-vivant - ventla
  • ashes against the grain - agalloch
  • bastardiser - knut
  • bones in the soil, rust in the oil - pretend
  • cryptooology - yowie
  • dance tonight! revolution tomorrow!! - orchid
  • denies the day's demise - daedelus
  • donuts - j dilla
  • dødsfest! - beaten to death
  • frankie welfare boy age five - braid
  • gantz graf - autechre
  • going places - yellow swans
  • heads full of poison - ahleuchatistas
  • il n'y a pas d'orchestre - raein
  • in the acrux of the upsilon king - upsilon acrux
dec 5 2020 ∞
dec 6 2020 +

A list of decks that i got 12 wins in classic challenges with, along with a brief explanation of how to play them. This list has been updated over the years, in chronological order. Because of how quickly the meta shifts in Clash Royale, not all of these decks are necessarily viable in the current meta.

  • Log bait: knight, princess, goblin gang, goblin barrel, ice spirit, inferno tower, log, rocket. Bait out their log, then go hard with knight + goblin gang or knight + goblin barrel. 1-crown deck.
  • Miner poison: miner, poison, knight, electro wizard, inferno tower, log, ice spirit, goblins / skeletons / bandit. Constant defense and counter-pushing. Miner chips. Bring out the poison in double elixir time. Never let them get through. 1-crown deck.
  • Spell cycle: knight, ice wizard, ice spir...
jan 11 2019 ∞
sep 9 2020 +

selected tracks from the AA OSTs that i like, in no particular order, and grouped by game

GS1

  • trial 2001
  • court begins 2001
  • courtroom lobby 2001
  • objection! 2001
  • investigation - cornered
  • cross examination allegro 2001
  • won the case! - the first victory
  • the steel samurai
  • dick gumshoe
  • tell the truth 2001
  • congratulations everybody
  • search - core 2001
  • maya fey - turnabout sisters theme 2001
  • turnabout sisters ballade
  • police cell - jailers' elegy
  • ema skye - turnabout sisters theme 2005

GS2

dec 2 2019 ∞
jul 19 2020 +

list of variants on 2.9 that i've used or seen pros use at some point:

  • 2.9 i.e. xbow, tesla, ice golem, archers, ice spirit, skeletons, fireball, log
  • knight over ice golem aka 3.0. I've used this one the most
  • rocket over fireball
  • knight over ice golem, musketeer over archers
  • knight over ice golem, musketeer over archers, rocket over fireball
  • knight over ice golem, musketeer over archers, goblins over skeletons
  • knight over ice golem, musketeer over archers, rocket over fireball, skeleton army over skeletons, arrows over log, fire spirits over ice spirit. I use this in triple elixir war day collection
  • knight over ice golem, inferno tower over tesla, fire spirits over ice spirit
jun 5 2020 ∞
aug 12 2020 +

to read

  • guns, germs and steel - jared diamond
  • sapiens - yuval noah harari
  • the melancholy of resistance - lászló krasznahorkai
  • the silk roads - peter frankopan
  • the tombs of atuan - ursula le guin
  • ways of seeing - john berger
  • why nations fail - daron acemoglu, james a robinson
  • opp alle jordens homofile - gerd brantenberg
  • le petit prince - antoine st exupery

finished (in chronological order, earliest first). this is not an exhaustive list. i only list the ones i enjoyed

  • confabulations - john berger
  • on bullshit - harry frankfurt
  • the wizard of earthsea - ursula le guin
  • what comes naturally - gerd brantenberg
jan 7 2018 ∞
jul 31 2020 +