Articles from Cheeseburger Gothic
Tip o' the propellor beanie to Guru Bob for the link to this amazing set of vids in NZ. A tour of the Museum of New Zealand's 'The Scale of our War' exhibit. Hyper real, over sized dioramas. The whole sequence is worth a look – in fact it's probably worth a flight across the ditch.
It's taken a few months, but the last of the equipment destroyed by the Storm Gods has been replaced by the insurer and installed. So I now have a new working Sony Bravia hooked up to a new Xbox One. The television is a bit of a wonder, and not because it's a 3-D model; there's almost no 3-D content to play on it.
This isn't wierd at all.
Blogging the late 50's era of Sci Fi in real time, as it happens. Or happened. Or something.
Galactic journey. Check it out. Today (er, fifty-five years ago) the Journey Master is pissed that an editor he really doesn't like took over an obscure widely unread journal that you've never heard of.
The Public Doman Review has one of the first post-apocalyptic novels published in the English on it's site, a lovely digital copy of 1911's After London.
The dense curlicues of Edwardian era language can take some getting used to. (I'd have deleted the first sentence, for instance, and started cold with the second which is much punchier.
I was asked over on the Twitterz which writing programs I used, and what music I listen while using them. That is not a question to be answered in 140 characters. But I"ll answer succinctly as I can.
I missed this when it was first published and widely reblogged. A pity. I can't find the original link and took this from Gizmodo. It is a cry from the darkest corners of my own soul.
Mat Honan, telling it like it is:
Generation X is sick of your bullshit.
Completed the process of turning over my old, 2-stroke powered lawnmower and whipper snipper to shiny new electric versions recently. I feel I've used them enough to make a call on whether it was a good idea.
One of the joys of having a Stan subscription is their full collection of James Bond films. From Dr No to Skyfall. My all time fave Bond is probably still Casino Royale because you gotta love a rebooted origin story. It was one of the first things I watched on Stan. (I think Breaking Bad might have been the first).