After a long anticipation, since this first was mentioned to me months before its release, which itself was a few months ago, I finally picked up and read Jay Lake (http://jaylake.livejournal.com)’s Mainspring.
The Green Pearl and Madouc are a pair of Jack Vance novels, that with Suldrun’s Garden, complete the Lyonesse Trilogy.
Curse of the Bambino – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think its safe to say, with its second World series *sweep* in four years, that the Curse of the Bambino is gone from the Red Sox.
Congratulations to the World Series winning Boston Red Sox.
Stark Weather ｧ Unqualified Offerings
As Ken McLeod says…WTF IS going on with our country?
For a Congressman to say this:
“I want to apologize to my colleagues — many of whom I have offended — to the president and his family and to the troops,” Stark said. He added that he hoped the apology would allow him to “become as insignificant as I should be” as the House moves forward on critical, divisive issues.
Heck, even I wouldn’t abase myself that far. Not if I was a Congressman and a fairly powerful one at that. It’s as if he is abasing himself before an Emperor.
The You tube video of his apology reminds me nothing so much as the Prisoner episode “A Change of Mind”.
I’ve mentioned in this space that I was a guest blogger for my friend Mel’s online magazine about Second Life, Prim Perfect.
Well…she has persuaded me to continue to post articles from my adventures in SL. And in keeping with that, interesting articles and the like from PP will be mentioned here.
For instance, the creatrix of Prim Perfect was recently interviewed by the Daily Telegraph.
It’s gratifying that my friends hard work is being recognized.
Based on the Philip K Dick story “The Golden Man” and starring Nicholas Cage, Jessica Biel and Julianne Moore.
To feed my crush on Julianne Moore, I decided to go with another romantic movie, this one about feuding divorce lawyers who inadvertently find themselves married. Pierce Brosnan plays Moore’s opposite number.
A hybrid between the Ensemble Movie and the Romantic Comedy Movie, with a wide cast including Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Bill Nighy.
A Michael Bay hybrid SF/Action film with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.
Roberson’s Interminable Ramble: Free Fiction Friday: A Fencing Lesson
Chris Roberson, who has written a few books (including Paragea, which I reviewed and loved) has been excerpting chapters from a “backstory” novel involving one of the main characters from Paragaea, called Set the Seas on Fire.
I’ve browsed STSOF when it was available freely electronically, as a prep to reading Paragaea. I am linking to this excerpt because of the things Chris does in this chapter.
He shows how a fencing lesson might really go…and I think its invaluable to RPGers for that reason alone. Enjoy.