Thursday 29 March 2018

The Expanse

Wasn't long ago I made a post, but I thought this was sufficiently important to make a new one. I also don't watch TV series, they don't do a whole lot for me. I forced myself to watch some for some years because everybody was doing it. Peer pressure, it's a terrible thing.

However, The Expanse is brilliant, as expected since my brother recommended it _long_ ago. Starts a bit weird, and the whole setting is a little "uncanny" somehow, but it gets real nice for a sci-fi buff very fast. And it keeps building. I remember The Wire had me hooked from the start and it held an impeccable pace throughout, similarly to Deadwood. Every other series went up and down, up and down. But what makes The Expanse special to me is that it won't stop getting better. Just like Hang 'em All or Behind the Sun. It's always what I wished Mass Effect was, every time I tried it, but then realized it's rubbish and trashed it. Looks like The Expanse has a lot of support too. Too bad "thermodynamics" is hotter than "momentum and energy conservation", interchanging them would have made more sense in a scene. "YEAH, thermodyn-, I mean science!"

On another note, I'm looking at new earbuds, since (hang tight) the Fujiyama keycap inspired me to look at Massdrop headphones, which made me realize I'm happy with my Denons, which made me realize I use my el cheapo ATH C505 I got for in Japan for 900 JPY a lot. I bought a HHKB for my hands, I should buy something for my ears. As always it's a barrage of trade-offs: the best sounding ones are not super-comfortable, they tend to not be the choice of regular people and are thus sold from weird web-sites, and actually that's about it. Still only ~80 EUR, i.e. the same price as a bottle of decent whisky, only I'd get years of effective use out of them. Most people insist on traveling on weekends which I don't, I should spend some to make the world go round. Regarding the trade-offs: super-comfortable means people lie in bed with them which I don't want to do, and if so many people managed to buy from "weird" web-sites it can't be too bad. As always I'll keep thinking about it.

Thimbleweed Park is on sale! *bought*

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