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Stranger than Fiction: My Life as a Quasi-Librarian

quasi-librarian (kwa-zai lye-brayr-ee-uhn): (n.) A library services specialist who does not have a master’s degree yet; the Diet Coke of librarians—only one calorie. You never know who’s going to walk through the doors of your library. One day, I held … Continue reading

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Excited About the Apocalypse

When I first heard about survival simulator “The Long Dark” from Hinterland Games, I got really excited. To be honest, one shouldn’t get this excited about the demise of our modern lives, even if it’s in a video game— but … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log: Supplemental— The Voice Acting of “Astro Academy”

As if yesterday’s 2000+ words wasn’t enough to describe the creative process behind Astro Academy, this supplemental (and short) segment is about the voice acting in the program. I wasn’t kidding when I said it felt like I was producing … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log: The Making of “Astro Academy”

Captain’s log: Stardate 45176.38 I’ve received my latest assignment from Fleet High Command. The high admiral wants me to take on a group of cadets and teach them about the stars. It’s a means of prepping them for a future … Continue reading

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The “Astro Academy” Debriefing

Mission Name: Astro Academy, Summer 2013 Mission Status: Complete Security Clearance: Declassified Reporting Officer: Captain Tori, CO of Astro Academy Stardate: 45219.67 When the children’s librarian asked me to do another astronomy program for kids again, I thought, “Sure, I … Continue reading

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Finding Humanness in All the Right Places (Part 2)

Note: I’m trying to be as spoiler-free as possible. So if my examples sound vague or devoid of details, it’s for a reason. Respect is one of those slippery concepts that can mutate into something horrible if it leans too … Continue reading

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Finding Humanness in All the Right Places (Part 1)

“[Humans] are more individualistic than any other species I have encountered. If three humans are in a room, there will be six opinions. I like your species; I am curious to see what you will do.” — Justicar Samara, Mass … Continue reading

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