Happenstance

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My ice cream was melting. Standing in front of Weil Medical College of Cornell University, I calmly turned my ice cream round and round, licking the errant gobs of pistachio that threatened to spill onto my fingers. My transition lenses darkened quickly in the sunlight, but I was still relatively cool, blasts of air conditioning escaping the heat-sink as people passed through the glass doors. Down to the last inch or so of the cone, I stepped out of the shade.

Screeching as the station approaches, the subway moves to a halt. The doors open, and a muffled voice is heard overhead, announcing the train, direction and next stop. I can never fully hear the words the person is saying, but I don’t need to, having traveled this route countless times before. It’s crowded, and I find myself grasping the cold metal bar along with five other people, our bodies far enough from the pole so that others can get a grip. Six hands of strangers stacked one on top of the other, occasionally touching another as the subway slowed and quickened its pace.

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A horse!

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Finally started drawing again.
This time, a horse.

I used illustrator gradient maps to draw the horse and finished up in photoshop.

Readability

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So I was bored and decided to run a little comparison.

I looked up the Readability Index Scores of my undergrad and grad thesis papers.

The results?

- Higher grade level is more difficult to understand.
- Lower reading ease score is more difficult to read.

Undergrad:
Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 12.
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 36.

Grad:
Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 7.
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 59.

Ouch. I guess. But given the format of the two papers it’s to be expected.

Update: ToDo List
Flesch-Kincaid Grade level: 13.
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score: 26.

um… my to-do list is my best piece of writing yet!
(Spans about 5-6 years worth of stuff that I’ll eventually get around to.)

Old work

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Was cleaning out an old backup drive and found this on there. Did it back in summer of ’09 with Xue. Somehow or another, I never posted it. o_O

Anyhoo, here ’tis.