Literary Karaoke

The Best of The Week

A good quest is a like a swamp full of monsters: you never know what's going to come out of it.

Once again, we gather the odder parts of the space-time continuum in a motley collection of tales we like to call the E2 SciFiQuest! All science fictional stories, poems, essays, and predictions are accepted. In the spirit of providing an inclusive environment, fairies, ghosts, mages, and gods are also welcome. Reviews and explanations of science-fictional concepts will be accepted, but factual science writeups are suspect, and will probably not be eligible for prizes. The quest will run from April 30th, 3021 to June 1st, 3021.


  • All writeups must conform to the limitations of the quest - science fiction and fantasy or factual writeups about science fiction and fantasy.
  • Writeups must survive without deletion through the quest and following judging period to be eligible for quest prizes.

Thanks for your messages. They do help, even if I sound like a despaired fuck when replying.

I almost snapped explaining mom that it's actually common for companies to just ghost you after sending in your resume. "These days---I said---if I get an actual rejection email it's a miracle". I wish to avoid waking up to more ghosted applications, and to a few rejections every day.

I shouldn't snap at her, I know that she asks out of love and out of genuine…

In my last writeup, "cool" I mentioned spending a good 15 minutes to a half hour debating whether to jump in front of a train, after quitting my job, all because a British girl (she was maybe Scottish, maybe Ukrainian? something like that) used the word "cheeky" in a non-ironic sense. I mean, of course it was non-ironic, she was British.

So let me back up and explain why that might make sense. At the time, I was not working as an ESL teacher. So, a thing about the ESL business in Chile

News for Noders

April 1: International Monetary Theory and Policy Quest 2021 starts. Participation is mandatory.

April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!

April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 16: Happy birthday, moeyz!

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 23: Saint George's Day.

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 30: SciFiQuest 3021: The Quest From the Black Lagoon starts as the month dies.

If you have something to add to the monthly news, /msg Tem42.

March 6th: Happy birthday Wifey!

March 14th: Pi day.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 23rd: Today was grundoon's birthday.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: OpinionQuest 2021 starts.

February 18: Happy birthday mjijm!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 26: IWhoSawTheFace left us. We will miss him.

January 30: Happy (belated) Birthday O-Swirl!

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 10: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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