Progress Report, May 1st, 2013

Not much HPMOR progress this month – as previously warned, the 3-week April math workshop at MIRI ate my existence.  Lots of math progress there – more than I was expecting, a very pleasant surprise – and now I’ve got to write up my parts of it!

Things I’ve been reading lately include Tales of Mu (original, still reading this) and Black Cloaks, Red Clouds (Naruto, incomplete).  Dirty Old Men (Naruto, incomplete) was surprisingly funny but started out slow; I’d recommend skimming everything before Ch. 5, and even then it takes a while to get to the hysterical cackling parts.  All of these have adult themes somewhere, may the young and innocent be warned.

Shannon (Chaotic Shannon in Ch. 78) is once again offering life coaching / counseling, especially people with productivity problems or who are fighting depression.  I checked with some of the readers she previously got from HPMOR and they seem to have positive reports so far.

The current top post on /r/HPMOR is a proposal that using babies to make horcruxes is a net ethical positive.  You’d do well on, Ilverin.

I don’t have super high hopes for May but will definitely try to offer you a more exciting progress report come June 1st, 2013 at 7PM Pacific Time.