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Lazy Web: recommendations for SFF audiobooks? Particularly looking for audiobooks that are well performed, preferably URM authors/voice talent.

I am a fan of Scalzi, Leckie, Sanderson, Moon. Particularly enjoy alternate history type stuff.

Today, me and 58 others from 32 countries including Iran and Iraq, became US Citizens! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‰

Now, let's vote out!

I'm so excited for #2020 πŸŽ‰. This time next week I could be a US Citizen, and that's just week one!

I feel optimistic that there will be lots of positive change this year, and I'm going to work as hard as possible to make sure of it. 🦁

This is going to be a magnificent year❣️

It is shocking that on a transatlantic Business class flight with that costs almost $6000, you must then additionally pay $129 *each way per passenger* to choose a seat before check-in to guarantee you can sit with your child. What the heck, BA?!

What? No U stayed up till 4am watching the expanse! How am I only up to S2E12?! This show is bonkers!

Twice in E10/11 (whenever it is we meet Prax) I literally gasped out loud, and what happens with Gunney 😱

So uh… just received a lovely box of British candy from Belgium, addressed to the family with no indication of who it's from, so if it was you: please let yourself be known so I can say thanks properly πŸ˜³πŸ’–

Just found out that knows (through his wife who's twitter I don't know 😳) as they were mentioned on's Town Hall Patreon backers extra podcast. Small world.

It is your responsibility for bringing an interpreter with you, which I'm sure is an undue burden on some, and could be the entire reason they never become a citizen. If anyone knows interpreter resources I can share, please pass them along!

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As the * in the first tweet indicated there are some exceptions, BUT, only to the English language portion.

If you are 50+ and have lived in the US for 20+ years, or 55/15+, you are exempt.

You MUST still take the civics exam, but may do so in your natural language. HOWEVER:

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The 100 questions/answers for the current US Citizenship Civics exam are here:

Feel free to quiz me, but for fun, find and take a practice quiz yourself! (e.g. this app: and see if you can best my Question Challenge high of 136 πŸ˜„)

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2. Pass a Civics test. 100 known questions (though some are temporaneous, e.g. names of currently officials), you are asked ten at random and must get six right. It is NOT multiple choice β€” answers are given verbally which is how your spoken English is reviewed.

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For those who don't know, every* person who becomes a citizen must:

1. Pass an English language test (reading, writing, and speaking!) β€” so for all those that say "learn English", we must, of we aren't speaking it, that's a choice, STFU.

Y'all… I got my citizenship interview/exam appointment letter! First week of January, in Portland. Time to hit the books! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

If you were going to test out a 4K HDR10 projection system with a 100" screen, what movie would you pick?

Why does my computer try to auto-complete β€œthought” as β€œthoughtcrimes”? How very dystopian :|

Feel free to ask me anything if you're curious about what being RM entails.

Oh, and upgrade to a newer version, for goodness sake! There are no more security fixes for anything below 7.2 (and that only for one more year!)

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Well… that's it. 7.1 is now EOL. It's hard to believe it has already been three years. Being RM has been a honor, but really, the kudos belongs to my co-RM and also the other RMs for stepping in when life got too busy. If you are interested in being RM: do it! ❀️

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