May 2016 News

This is the May 2016 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; previous, April 2016⁠. This is a collation of links and summary of major changes, overlapping with Changelog⁠; brought to you by my donors on Patreon⁠.

Writings

Media

Books

Nonfiction:

Fiction:

Fanfiction:

  • Significant Digits (Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: sequel intended to conclude the story; more action-focused with a literary bent, and much less didactic/​​“author tract” and Harry-focused than MoR. Highly recommended for anyone who liked MoR.)

Film/TV

Live-action:

  • (peculiar Cary Grant WWII comedy-drama; it’s unusual to see Grant cast as a misanthropic drunkard and the movie can’t quite decide whether to be deadly serious or comedic, but most of the comedic beats are highly predictable)

Anime:

  • ([/​​reviews/​​Anime#short-peace))
  • (expansion of Death Billiards, as an episodic series; stories remain a bit heavily focused on suicide and murder, but while the dark background story arc ultimately ends in a whimper, the main story arc ends in an emotionally satisfying way)

Music

Touhou:

Vocaloid:

Doujin: