Jul
25
2017
0

Reminder: new Tour De Lovecraft Kickstarter tomorrow.

And, again: the first volume of Tour De Lovecraft is worth the eight bucks on Kindle.  The urge to sell my print copy at those ridiculous prices is nigh-insurmountable, too.  Fortunately, I think I can persevere.

Jul
25
2017
3

The new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 trailer.

They’re pretending that the previous one didn’t exist, for some strange reason.  At least, this is supposed to the be the ‘official’ one.  But here it is, and it’s still going to draw my children inexorably into its orbit:

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Jul
25
2017
1

The ‘Message from the King’ trailer.

I get a certain Taken vibe from this one.  Which is not a problem, because I rather liked Taken and the difference here is that Mr. King’s certain set of skills is being used in a more retaliatory fashion. Plus, we can see Chadwick Boseman in action before Black Panther comes out next year.

Message from the King comes to Netflix on August 4.

Jul
25
2017
1

Group Seed: The Conservatory.

Conservatory – Google Docs

The Conservatory

 

The Conservatory started out in classic paranoid Cold War fashion: formed in 1947 as part of the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947, part of Majestic-12 and MK-ULTRA since the very beginning of both programs, firmly part of the Deep State, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.  Its focus has always been in the field of psionic development, and its efforts have long since paid off.  Conservatory scientists have by now worked out the basic principles of telepathy, psychokinesis, ESP, and bioenergy — including how to almost reliably encourage those talents in non-psionic individuals.  They also have a near-monopoly on the creation and training of psionic assets in and for the Shadow Government, and the Conservatory protects that monopoly ruthlessly.

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Jul
24
2017
2

In the Mail: Agent Garbo.

This is, of course, Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day — and it’s making a credible case for the latter part of it. I ordered the book when I first heard the tale of Juan Pujol Garcia, and it came today; I started reading it while my kids were playing in the pool. It is, so far, compelling reading; apparently Juan Garcia was placed on this earth solely to lie to Nazi spies in ways that almost defy human understanding. It was a gift, and thank God that the man used his powers for good.

Moe Lane

PS: Apparently he was getting paid so well by the Abwehr that the British Double Cross operating budget ended up being significantly subsidized by their greatest enemy.  …That’s art, man. They should put that up on the wall in a museum, somewhere.

Jul
24
2017
3

Thor Ragnarok script? :giggle: :snort: :guffaw:

I, like GeekTyrant, am not entirely certain that I believe this story:

According to [Director Taika Waititi], 80 percent of Thor: Ragnarok was improvised, or ad-libbed.

“My style of working is I’ll often be behind the camera, or right next to the camera yelling words at people, like, ‘Say this, say this! Say it this way!'” he said. “I’ll straight-up give Anthony Hopkins a line reading. I don’t care.”

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Jul
24
2017
0

Fifty-Foot Dead Parrot in London!

Sometimes, the universe is kind to me.

Via Facebook.  And we will all pause while certain of those among us recite the Litany.

Jul
24
2017
0

Reminder: the Mysterion 2 Kickstarter.

Mysterion 2 is, as you no doubt remember, a Kickstarter dedicated to publishing a second volume of Christian-themed speculative fiction. I was given a copy of the first one, I read the first one, I liked the first one, and I’ll probably submit a story if this project gets off the ground. So check it out.

Jul
24
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, Scenes From the Clusterf*ck That Is @United’s PR Department edition.

You know you’re having a bad day when the TSA is going all Don’t even TRY to drag us down with you, Sparky on you.  Believe it or not: the TSA is actually not the one at fault here. I know, I know: it confuses me a bit, too.

Via Instapundit.
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Jul
24
2017
0

Poetry: ‘Song of the Thespian Dead.’

Found here and on Patreon.  If you like it, tell people about my Patreon.  Pleaaaaseee….

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