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….

Jul
23
2017
1

I just hit a brick wall.

I think that I am going to bed early.  Like, really, really early.  As in maybe in the next half hour.

Jul
23
2017
1

My Dunkirk mini-review.

Short version: Oscar-bait, deservedly.  Go see Dunkirk in 70 mm. Well worth your time.

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Jul
23
2017
3
Jul
23
2017
0

Patreon Microfiction: Tactical Metallurgy.

Tactical Metallurgy” is there because I’ve never quite grasped why it should be assumed that demon hunters wouldn’t keep up on materials science.  I mean, if something can be damaged by mundane kinetic energy then why not use depleted uranium rounds on a demon?  Particularly if it’s got an armored hide.  That’s what depleted uranium rounds are for, really.

Jul
22
2017
1

‘Caledonia.’

I know just the science-fiction space scene that this would be perfect for.

Caledonia, Brigid Mhairi

Jul
22
2017
2

Group seed: Emergent Intelligence Partners.

Emergent Intelligence Partners – Google Docs

 

Emergent Intelligence Partners

 

Emergent Intelligence Partners, Ltd. (EIP)  is rapidly turning into a mega-corporation and will probably become the ultra-corporation of the 2040s.  Why?  Reliable Artificial Intelligences.  EIP has AI, they can produce it on demand, and nobody can duplicate what they do.  There’s just something about their code that can’t be reverse engineered, or even successfully pirated.  And believe me, people have tried.  For that matter, EIP’s been remarkably indifferent to corporate espionage tactics: CEO Judith Bezalel has even offered a job to anybody who can break EIP’s tampering software. As of yet, nobody’s been known to have succeeded.

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Jul
22
2017
0

The Latest Thor: Ragnarok trailer.

I’m not gonna lie.  This trailer brings me back to my teenage years, when I was listening to Led Zeppelin more or less constantly.  This is not a bad thing for Thor: Ragnarok, particularly since it wants to tap into that “Wouldn’t it be cool if they could make movies that really looked like the comic books?”  Well, guess what, my droogies: it turns out that they can, and it is.

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Jul
22
2017
4

Keywords: Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, Disney XD

Some of you might find this of interest: “Darkwing Duck, the mysterious mallard superhero who headlined his own 1991 animated series as part of the beloved Disney Afternoon lineup, will swing his way into Duckburg on Disney XD’s upcoming revival of DuckTales.” Certainly my wife will: Darkwing Duck is part of her growing-up cartoon lineup, the way that Star Blazers, Transformers, and GI Joe was part of mine. Heck, she might even be willing to consider cable, now.

…Well, no. But it’ll at least tempt her.

Via Facebook.

Jul
22
2017
2

The new Justice League trailer.

Hey! They discovered that the color wheel includes red!

I dunno, folks.  It presents more like a proper superhero movie than every DCEU movie that isn’t Wonder Woman so far.  Is it a proper superhero flick?  Guess we’re going to find out!

Moe Lane

PS: I like how they’re doing Aquaman, at least. So they’ve got that going for them.

Jul
22
2017
0

OK, your character is cool. But is your character JUAN PUJOL GARCIA cool?

As near as I can tell, every word of this story about Juan Pujol Garcia is true.  At least, MI5 is corroborating it. This guy messed up the Nazi response to D-Day in ways that is almost inconceivable to modern science, and he made it look easy.

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Jul
22
2017
5

Oh, you motherless son of a weed-whacker.

I spit at thee, thou illegitimate offspring from the unholy union of an extruded-plastic abomination of science and a shoddy excuse of a parody of a copy of an electric motor.  The shame to your product family that is your misbegotten existence was so great that your service manual was ritually renounced, then burned, in the hidden places.  Your waxen cord was a thing of sick tangles and tiresome snags that stood in sullen, non-Euclidean defiance of the Golden Spiral; hating that which it could never emulate, and contrary by choice for the dark pleasure of it.  A dinosaur died in pain and agony to produce the petroleum products that were used to fashion your carapace, and that dinosaur died in vain.  Throwing you to the curb is better than you deserve; in a just universe, you would be tied to a stake (BECAUSE HEAVEN FORBID THAT YOU BE CAPABLE OF BEING SUCCESSFULLY LEANED AGAINST A VERTICAL SURFACE FOR MORE THAN TWO SECONDS), melted down with a flamethrower, then sunk in the deepest part of the sea with chains and sigils to weight your journey to the cold, heavy dark.

…I need to eat something.

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