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Hannah “Alicorn” Blume
Attended Simon's Rock College of Bard
Lived in Framingham, MA
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Have acquired Twitter.  I'm @luminousalicorn.
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I have been lured into the world of livejournal (well, dreamwidth) RP.  Luminous Bella has gym class with an eighteen-year-old version of the Joker and they are friends.  Recently we folded in a magic system adapted from "Daughter of Smoke and Bone".  Also they baked cake.
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I keep forgetting I have this account.  This probably means I shouldn't get a Twitter even though all the cool people are doing it.
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Twitter is much more compulsive than Google+, which makes it both more valuable (I think) and more successful.
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Occasionally I have these odd moods in which I am all about how lovely food is - I'm normally like this to an extent, but a mood can take it to ridiculous extremes.  This is nice because it makes lunch just the pleasantest thing (I had vegetable soup and bread and butter and a nectarine and some toffee and it was marvelous, and later some potato salad from yesterday, also marvelous) but distracting, and it doesn't let up when I'm full.  So I can expect my brain to go on for the rest of today about how I should have a bowl of broccoli with tofu cubes and cheese.  Or beans and eggs.  Or a lovely sandwich, with a thick layer of hummus and one of those leaves of romaine and some mayo and cucumber and avocado and Tofurkey.  Or yogurt with bananas and honey.  Or ice cream.  Or tuna salad, with artichokes in it, and maybe chickpeas too, wouldn't that be nice?  Popsicles!  Stuffed French toast!  Chocolate covered cherries!  A sweet potato oversaturated with butter!

And I'm not hungry anymore and have room for none of these things, and tomorrow the mood will be gone and they'll all just be ordinary-nice, not exquisite.  Le sigh.
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Just got some groceries without having to leave the house by paying a rabbit.  Kept thinking there had to be something terribly annoying about the site somewhere but there just... isn't.  If you wanna pay people to run your errands, this is the place.
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I paid my rabbit $27 (plus reimbursement of costs) to go to Trader Joe's and get like half a dozen things.  You can set maximum prices.  Default setting is "smallest bid wins".
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How do I get Plus to consistently let me go to my stream instead of trying to get me to add people, edit my profile, etc.?
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I usually get to my stream from as well, but ended up on such a page a couple of days back.
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Anyone want a tedious administrivia job?  Workable from home at near-arbitrary hours.  I get minions and am allowed input on who they are.
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My current array of minions is underworked, and there's someone ahead of you in line to be informed if that changes.
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Mousse: Delicious.  Easy to make.  It's just meringue folded into whipped cream.  Produces many dishes, though.
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A general notice for those who sell things:

Your notice for "we ran out of your thing", "we didn't like the information you filled out our forms with", "we randomly decided not to send you a thing", etc. should not resemble the notice for "you, on your end, voluntarily via actions you took canceled your order for the thing".
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I now own a snake.  She is an adult California Kingsnake named Periapt of Proof Against Poison (you need to know some herpetology and something about what I like to do with snakes and something about Dungeons and Dragons to get this joke), Peri for short, and I got her from Craigslist with her tank for thirty bucks.  All hail the Internet!
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I spell it "Peri", but yeah.
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SOMEONE bought me and my primary a housewarming present without TELLING me.  Said primary had to tell me that there was going to be a present at all, and said SOMEONE had to be badgered into identifying it.  It's like people haven't met me.

To forestall further tragedies, I have topped off my wish list with a selection of things I want that are nifty enough to be good presents, non-urgent enough that I won't just up and buy them myself in the next week, and reasonably priced.  If these do not suit your gift-giving needs/tastes, please use words!  Words are good communication tools!  No gifts at all are required!  But for the love of chocolate covered strawberries, NO SURPRISES!
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When I have my own kitchen after moving from the Outpost to the Box, I plan to throw dinner parties periodically!  If you live in the Bay Area or are liable to visit the area, please let me know if you wish to be considered (or not considered) for invitation to dinner parties.  I know a lot of people and the Box is of a finite size, so not everybody will be invited to each one, and I can have fun customizing them for different sets of guests: let me know your dietary preferences, who you should and should not be invited at the same time as, whether you are interested in attending parties that have features other than dinner (e.g. games, hanging out watching a movie, cuddlepiles, whatever), preferred party size, whether it is important that you be allowed to bring a plus-one, and other interesting things!

Please don't worry about overloading me with too many (sincere) preferences.  I like this sort of challenge!
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Sometimes I write things.
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Wrote five novels, have lots of Less Wrong karma
  • Simon's Rock College of Bard
    Philosophy/Worldbuilding, 2004 - 2008
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Philosophy, 2008 - 2010
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Hannah Finley
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