Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

Thanks to everyone for their congratulations on my Clarion acceptance. I woke up yesterday terrified. OMG, what have I gotten myself into?!?

But now I feel fine. I think it was a hypnagogic phenomenon, like waking up and seeing a glowing-eyed demon on the end of your bed, or an old woman strangling you.

That has happened to you, hasn't it? *checks for Nixon in his Anxiety Closet*

Another pillar of my belief system falls: coin flipping is not random.
via Signal + Noise

Anyone remember a Fritz Lieber story, "Gonna Roll the Bones"? Central character was a guy who could roll dice and make them come up the way he wanted. Great story. Won both the Hugo and Nebula for novelette.

BTW, I love love love Signal + Noise's tagline: "All Models Are False, Some Are Useful." Believe it. Live it.



meaning: level, conform, quasi-

水準 == suijun == standard, water level
低水準 == tesuijun == substandard

Left radical is 'water'. Right radical is a character found only in Chinese, meaning 'hawk on a branch', used phonetically to express 'level'. The upper part of this radical is 'bird'. Henshall suggests taking the bottom radical as 'ten' (十), and as a mnemonic: 'Ten birds on water, all at same level.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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