April 2014 news

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topics: newsletter, survival analysis
created: 1 April 2014; modified: 05 Mar 2019; status: finished; confidence: log; importance: 0


This is the April edition of the gwern.net newsletter; the previous was March.

This is a summarized version of the revision-history RSS feed, overlapping with the Changelog page. It also includes material from my Google+ & the LW media threads.

Writings

Media

Music

Kancolle:

Touhou:

Doujin:

Vocaloid:

Books

Fiction:

Nonfiction:

  • Gleick, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (brief review)

Film/TV

Animation:

  • Madoka: Rebellion (a must-watch for anyone who enjoyed the TV series; I am not certain in general what to make of it, and need to rewatch it. If you’re going to watch it at all, I recommend avoiding spoilers.)
  • Ayakashi (3-part anthology; skip the truly wretched first part, watch the second if you have time for a mildly-interesting metafictional kabuki play, and enjoy the third part which started Mononoke)
  • Frozen (unobjectionable for a Disney movie although not without flaws—slangy dialogue will date it fast, plot made characters unnecessarily evil, snowman was the most hateful character since Jar Jar Binks)