It’s a Kashmir kind of night.
I’ll be honest: this is largely meant as a reminder that I should go read Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man again. Geez, do I still even have my copy? It was in a paperback anthology and I seem to remember that the binding was cruddy. Anyway: great book that tried to think pretty hard about the implications of ubiquitous telepathy when it came to crime. Yeah, definitely worth a re-read.
And so, adieu to Farmer Giles of Ham.
So, my sister-in-law emailed my wife, somewhat plaintively, to ask “What’s with all this Five Nights at Freddie’s stuff with the nephews, anyway?” My wife waxed poetic on the subject. Also, profane.
As do I. Dear Lord, but I loathe this game. Mostly because they’re trying to sell to kids. I mean, it’s not hurting either of them – otherwise, we’d shut it down, of course – but marketing a horror game to kids under ten is a bit much.
Short Short Version of the Five Nights at Freddie’s (FNAF) mythology: (more…)
You know? I think that it’s gonna be all right. I’m not looking for high drama, here? I want cheerful popcorn and cheese with a cast that likes each other. I think that we’re gonna get that.
I also got one for ‘plotonium,’ but that may be taking the joke too far.
Koreite (three syllables, by the way) is an ‘element’ that exists in universes that are at the outer edge of being habitable for ‘regular’ humans (i.e., us). If sampled, it appears to be atomically equivalent to indium… which is absurd, because indium doesn’t glow blue and is toxic. Koreite is also incredibly more common in its ‘host’ universes than indium is in ours. (more…)
This stuff can only be made in a particle accelerator that has been consecrated to the worship of Hephaestus by a priestess of the Cabeiri mystery cult. Fortunately, there are any number of engineering fraternities that can provide the necessary personnel, which is one reason why the American Greek system continues to exist on the collegiate level. The esoteric benefits are simply still too vital for national security. (more…)
If you Christmas shop at Amazon via this link, you put money in my pocket at no cost to you. Which is always true about Amazon links generally. I don’t bring it up, much, but it is Christmas time and people are gonna shop anyway.
PS: If you don’t want to give me money I’m pretty sure that there’s still somebody else out there more to your tastes who wouldn’t mind the affiliate traffic, either. Or who might just really, really need it. I’m pretty blessed, honestly.
Someone at my work (no way to know who) printed out a 300-page Law&Order: SVU fanfic on the office printer. pic.twitter.com/bjhqnZenCd
— Arsenio BahHambug (@ArsenioB_Ham) December 2, 2016
The fanfic in question is called “Atlantis,” by Lyricara. It is apparently one of the greatest fanfics to have ever been written by anyone, anywhere – at least, if you believe the people responding on Twitter, who certainly all sound like fans and who pegged the work on sight. I’m not going to lie, folks: if I watched more of Law & Order: SVU I’d probably be flipping through it right now. I might do so anyway. Although that may just be me loving the concept more than the reality, here.