Category Archives: Ray Bradbury

Undertale – Player Agency in a Sci-Fi World

Whenever I’m reading a book that transports me to another world, or another version of reality, I always think about what I would do if I were in the main character’s shoes. That’s part of what it’s like to relate to a character – to experience their story alongside them, seeing how they act, and […] Continue reading

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On Physics Tests and Roses

I was miffed. “The names of the scientists are going to be on the test?” My honors physics teacher, who I regarded as a generally reasonable man, had lost touch with reality and was resorting to the lowest of low testing methods: rote memorization without purpose. Memorizing formulas was one thing–those were tools, mental shortcuts […] Continue reading

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Gray-tinted humans

At its essence, a human is human. A soft, malleable layer of flesh stretched over imperfectly constructed bones that act as a sort of rudimentary cage to guard the spongy organs we depend on to pulse life through us. Our flesh can be punctured. Our bones can be broken. Our organs can rupture. We are […] Continue reading

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My Time Travel Paradox

I’m exactly the kind of person that authorities shouldn’t allow anywhere near a time machine. For starters, I’m comically clumsy – I literally can’t be trusted not to “wander off the path” and ruin the present, Sound of Thunder  style. I would be that girl who accidentally convinces Monet to abandon painting or Jefferson his […] Continue reading

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