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mission drive within everything
To find out what it is.
Helping plants, and people, to grow.
New Paradigm Enterprises: Communication Division
Reality is a crutch for those who can't handle fantasy
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"Isn't life..."

upside down

How long 'til my soul gets it right
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of night vision, king of insight

Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers, "Galileo"


"Our spirits fill our world and make it exciting and meaningful. All of importance that can be said can be said about kachina, or by them. We are never lonely; we are never alone. Everything is a passage and a flow to a new place or to an old place seen anew"

Simulacron3 overheard in catbox 9/30/06


The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
-- Tom Clancy

The Softlink Game

On a whim, while softlink surfing one evening, I decided to try pulling up a random node and then, using only softlinks, navigate to any one of my own writeups. It took some time and led me through an ever-changing maze of links, but eventually I was there. The Softlink Game was born. Next, one can keep track of how many softlinks it takes to get from here to there. The goal is six. I like to think that, in addition to passing the time and revealing nodes previously unseen by the player, this helps give a sense of how it all fits together.

If just navigating to one of your write-ups proves to be too easy, you can select a specific write-up as the goal. If the original random node is sans softlinks feel free to draw again until getting one with softlinks, etc. This is in beta and comments and suggestions are welcome (especially if it has already been noded...I did hunt around).


It was the deeper, truer lesson: That the maker is the one who is part of what he makes.
Orson Scott Card
"The Tales of Alvin Maker"

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