Jordan Rates Umineko Songs

I’ve had two “daily” Twitter projects for a while: @hypertalk_txt, which tweets excerpts from the HyperTalk manual, and @whatyournamebot, which finds Wikipedia articles that match the song “Alexander Hamilton” (inspired by a similar bot for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”). Today I’ve started another one: @RokkenjimaRadio, where I rate and review every song in the amazing soundtrack to Umineko: When They Cry. This is also inspired by someone doing it previously. It’s admittedly a pretty niche project, but it’ll be fun for me to go through every song with more attention than I might pay otherwise.

Movie Review: Knives Out

I’m not going to movies in theaters much these days, which means I don’t know what movies are playing these days. But Knives Out caught my eye when my colleague Cassie let me know that I should in fact be interested.

Golden Sonnet #599

When first I grasped a pen, began to write
My plan, my life’s roulette, was not yet formed
And yet the me who did appear at night
Had taken steps, accomplices suborned

Ah, innocent in youth we two did play
Our volumes shared, our wits we gleef’lly matched
But something darker when you went away
From there desire to outdo was hatched

Much ink thus spilled, the pages all cast forth
The bottles swallowed up by stormy sea
The answer’s south, but still I’m looking north
And hoping—waiting—you’ll come back to me

Yet I have learned, while lookers-on engorge