Beach town had the monster store guy & I scored a Bokoblin hat!! Can't wait to test it out and see if it makes murdering them easier

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I'm doing my very best to not look at walkthroughs or guides unless I'm REALLY stuck on a shrine or specific plot quest thing, as I think it's more fun to wander around and explore. It DOES mean that I'm currently 40+ hours into playing and still only have one divine beast tho

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Abandoned volcano area because it was super boring and fire lizards kept killing me. Went south and ran into a beach town, then managed to activate 2 towers and have massively expanded my map! Yay!

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@diane_a@pluspora.com:

❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE

• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

on the one hand, watching webinars at your own leisure is cool. One the other hand, I don't think this you can call this a conference if there's no actual conferring with anyone

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and all the webinars will be available after the conference weekend, too, so you don't even have to bother watching anything right away

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so the virtual genealogy conference I was going to this weekend turns out to just a huge collection of pre-recorded webinars with no actual interaction between speakers or attendees, no attendee meet-ups, and no activities or events

Decided to backtrack and wander through Rabia Plains/Lanaryu Heights to look for new mushrooms & those floating seed babies. Ran into a cult member who I SWEAR I already killed days ago?? Do they come back after a red moon?

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have done a lot of things in since my last update (Zora side quests, mainly) and am now trying to make my way into the Akkala region but keep getting murdered by giant lizard skeletons, so it's pretty slow-going

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I am IN THE ELEPHANT about to do a boss battle. I've noticed that I get way more nervous about fights than I do in other Zelda games, partly because of the realistic art but also the camera position/POV.

Like, if it was a FPS-style camera I think I'd be okay, but watching Link get squished by a monster looming over him is just upsetting.

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photo of chocolate bar 🍫 

Found this Tony’s Chocolonely at Grocery Outlet! 😍

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I’ve been pretty good at resisting impulse purchases this past year, EXCEPT for when I go grocery shopping & come home with 3 types of chocolate

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UK Supreme Court says Uber drivers are not independent contractors

"The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled that Uber drivers are legally workers, not self-employed contractors as Uber has argued in courts around the world. The ruling means that drivers in Britain and Northern Ireland are eligible for additional benefits and protections, including a minimum wage."

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Made it over to one of the memory fetch spots and a centaur (??) watched me climb a tree and then shot me out of it with an ice arrow

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holy shit, my library hold on Winter's Orbit came in!

Me: trying to climb a tree to steal eggs

Blue goblin: waiting to murder me
🧹 👁 👄 👁

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