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I talk to y'all pretty often about the fact that horror can be very good for you. It gives you the catharsis of facing up to fears -- even if they're fanciful fears about vampires and zombies and monster clowns -- so you know you can face up to the real fears in your life. It gives you a safe and often fun way to confront terror. 

But there are other ways horror can bring catharsis. 

The revenge tale is certainly not unique to horror -- vengeance is a major motivation for characters in Westerns, comedies, and action movies. Characters on a quest for revenge appear in Hamlet, Game of Thrones, John Wick, Veronica Mars, Big Hero 6, Unforgiven, Death Wish, Django Unchained, Kill Bill, and plenty more. Where, after all, would Inigo Montoya be without his epic mission to gain revenge

It's got its place in horror, too. Sometimes, it's an innocent person targeted by the supernatural for revenge (Night of the Demon, Thinner, Drag Me to Hell).…

The day I joined Everything2. I learned about this yesterday while reading an old article defending Wikipedian inclusionism. When I first looked at it, I thought this site is about anything, where you can write like anything, that it is an anarchy. But after reading more today, like the rules, it turns out it is not. There are of course rules, all communities have rules. Wait, this is a daylog, I should be writing what I did, saw, experienced, et cetera today.

So yeah, I woke up, ate…

Problem 40

An irrational decimal fraction is created by concatenating the positive integers:


0.123456789101112131415161718192021…

It can be seen that the 12th digit of the fractional part is 1.

If dn represents the n-th digit of the fractional part, find the value of the following expression.

d1 × d10

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2019 begins!

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