August 2016 News

This is the August 2016 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; previous, July 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:

Film/TV

Live-action:

Anime:

  • (review)
  • (a classic anime children’s movie; aside from the unusual Belgian setting, not too much to recommend it for adults—cardboard characters and almost excruciatingly slow, with a few missteps like failing to establish chronology so the main character’s eviction “by Christmas” comes as a total surprise because the viewer still thinks it’s autumn)