Links Roundup: February 1st-19th, 2017

So I’ve been meaning to get this site more active, and I’ve been telling myself to get off my lazy butt and write more reviews (which I haven’t done). But while I’m trying to convince myself to start writing (and reading) again, I figured I should do a somewhat (bi?)monthly links roundup, of articles I want to return to sometime in the future.

Some of these might be sort of old, and some are new. They’re just ones that I’ve read somewhat recently that I don’t want to forget.

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2016 Presidential Election: Is Johnson a “spoiler”? (Trump-edition)

Yes, I know it’s a bit inaccurate to see if Johnson spoiled Trump, considering that Trump actually won. But seeing how Johnson has a pretty solid conservative base, I wanted to see how possible it was that Johnson actually helped Clinton to victory more than he hurt her.

So, yes, let’s look at the blue states.

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2016 Presidential Elections: Were Johnson and Stein “spoilers”?

The impassioned outcry against third party voters that has arisen because of the recent Trump vote has prompted me, a third party (Green Party) voter to run some numbers to check the validity of the idea that we “spoiled” the elections.

Yes, I am biased. So take these results as you will. I will be running them primarily off CNN’s reporting of exit poll surveys, which may or may not be biased in their own right.

I will also be doing only red states for obvious reasons. And I am running on a number of assumptions. I am aware of them, but since this entire outcry against third party voters has also been based on assumptions… Well, at least mine has neat numbers.

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Vocaloid (Japanese Producers) Rec List

This was originally posted on my Tumblr in 2012, and since I spent quite a bit of time on it, I decided to transpose it here.

I haven’t had time to add a lot of new producers to it, so anyone who became active/famous after ’12 will probably be missing. Apologies in advance if some youtube reprints are missing/incorrect — I have not had the time to fix this yet. Will be editing later.

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[Manga Rec List] BL/Shounen-ai/Yaoi

Partially transposed from my Tumblr and edited.

This was originally written for my friends who were willing to try out BL but didn’t want to wade through all the shitty ones with terrible consent problems. I mainly enjoy romantic fluff in which the couple gets together within the first few pages and then spend the rest of the manga being domestic. There are some exceptions (like plot-oriented BL), but mainly that’s what you’ll see here.

If you want actual, true-to-life representation of queer folks in manga, please check out the other rec list. If you’re also interested in GL, I also have a separate list for that.

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