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Daniel Swensen
All the ways you were don't matter anymore
All the ways you were don't matter anymore
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*Where to Find Me*

Here is a semi-comprehensive list of places I'll be when Google+ shutters. Feel free to friend request me on any of these platforms.

http://twitter.com/daniel_swensen - Twitter is where I'm most active these days, beyond G+.

https://www.pillowfort.io/danielswensen
Pillowfort!

https://pluspora.com/people/42789d30afa201364741005056268def - I don't have anything on my Pluspora account right now, but I'd be happy to be friends there.

https://danielswensen.dreamwidth.org/ - same goes for Dreamwidth. These will probably both start seeing more activity later this year.

https://mewe.com/profile/5bbe3b19a5f4e57c73f89b07 - I'm aware of the problems with MeWe and am unlikely to be very active there in the immediate future, but keeping the account in case they update their policies.

https://www.facebook.com/Author.Daniel.Swensen/ - my author page for Facebook, not a personal account. This is only for official writing announcements and is unlikely to see a lot of activity until I'm producing more work.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1466613.Daniel_Swensen - My Goodreads page.

I'm on the waiting list for Pillowfort but don't have an account there yet. I'm technically on Ello and Mastodon but I don't know how likely it is I'll become very active at either place.
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"She was left heartbroken. 'I gave my whole self to him, to try help him, to support him. I compromised so much of my convictions and beliefs to help HIM. And he rejected all of it for these YouTube people. He rejected one of the only genuine relationships he had.'"

CW: racial slurs

https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/youtube-red-pill-men-right-wing-hate-radicalization
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Hulu's documentary Fyre Fraud was fascinating, hilarious, infuriating, and made me feel extremely old.

https://www.hulu.com/movie/fyre-fraud-e47078f3-1c0e-49a8-9da9-c571a7a20fec
FYRE FRAUD
FYRE FRAUD
hulu.com
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This will be my last post to the Politics collection. May it rest in peace. I think I'll let this image speak for itself.
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Writing buddy.
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A lot of my musical taste was influenced by a local radio program here called Oasis, which played ambient, electronic, and new age stuff every week. I'd tune in and record the episodes on cassette, because this was back in the Jurassic era. I'd do my best to follow the announcer when he listed off the tracks and write them down, but I was just a kid and I'd do a sloppy job or lose the J-cards or whatever. So I had a lot of tapes with songs I could not identify -- after all, there was no Shazam back then, no massive database to draw on, not even a reliable place to look up discographies, really.

As an aside, one of the highlights of my youth was getting to appear on that show -- I donated $100 to the station and as a prize I got to be a guest and pick the music. I absolutely raided the host's LP collection so I could play (and record) all the rare stuff he owned and I knew I could never get my hands on. Ironically, a lot of it is on YouTube for free these days, but I would never have seen that coming. Somewhere in my storage unit is a cassette with young me playing DJ, absolutely thrilled to be swimming in a pile of rare Tangerine Dream tracks like Scrooge McDuck on a mountain of gold.

Anyway, today one of those lost tracks whose title and artist I never knew came on at random on Spotify, and I absolutely got the chills. It was like being transported decades back in time.

(The track is "Freeze" by Klaus Schulze, if that's important to you.)
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G+ collapsing is such a goddamn bummer.
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A bit of #Nerdy9th, probably one of the last I'll write here.

Since I bought my Nintendo Switch, I've been playing a lot of Game Dev Story. It's basically a mobile game, about running your own game design company. You hire programmers, writers, and sound designers, pick genres and styles of games, and try to make quality product while handling marketing and publicity. The challenges grow more sophisticated as consoles come on and off the market, your fans age up and out, and rich but expensive opportunities like trade shows become available. My first company came within a hair's breadth of growing broke while they developed their own console, as revenue dried up and the bills continued to roll in.

I'm enjoying it because it's an extremely chill gaming experience. Mostly, it's just watching little numbers rack up as the game design process nears completion. It's laid back and cute.

But if I'm being honest, half the fun for me is making up immature, often profane names for my games and cackling about it because I'm apparently twelve years old.
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