Hmmm... On the day the suicide happens, I'm pretty sure the door to the lab is locked.
It appears I saved myself and my daughter, but everybody else died. Reading the reviews by NG, it sounds like this is the best possible outcome in the game?
Is the point to get us to think about our priorities?
In his author's notes, Eliezer said that MoR was the 5th or 6th most reviewed HP fanfic (or something like that). How does he know? Is there a list of top-reviewed fanfics somewhere?
Of course, if you put something like that in the FAQ or about page, right there for eager new members to read, a lot of them are bound to go looking for it. Forbidden knowledge is tantalizing.
This is an excellent cautionary tale about being careful what you precommit to.
I suspect the major benefit of finishing NaNoWriMo is realizing that writing a novel is actually possible, for you. That it's not some impossibly huge and daunting project that you could never really pull off--you can do it in a month, even.
The Straight Dope forums are good, and sometimes a better place than LW for settling fact-based questions.
The original paper is available ungated here. (Found on the author's website.)
Personally, I found it very useful when Eliezer posted when we could expect the next update in his author's notes. The RSS feed is cool but doesn't seem to update right away, so I still find myself checking ff.net compulsively so I can read the new chapter the moment is goes up.
Is the question of whether to vote really a "political issue" in the same Blues vs Greens way that, say, abortion or gun control is?