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  • I Think We're Property

    I Think We're Property

    Dangers of near approach -- nevertheless our own ships that dare not venture close onto a rocky shore can send rowboats ashore -- Why not diplomatic relations established between the United States and Cyclorea -- which, in our advanced astronomy, is the name of a remarkable wheel-shaped world or super-construction? Why not missionaries sent here … Continue reading "I Think We're Property"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Yuru Camp△

    What I'm Watching: Yuru Camp△

    Yuru Camp△ (aka Laid-Back Camp) is peaceful, calm, and friendly, the complete opposite of what I normally watch, and therefore it's very nearly the best thing I've ever watched, especially as comfort watching in this most terrible year yet. A very small but very competent girl (Shimarin) goes solo camping in winter, and meets a … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Yuru Camp△"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: American Murder: The Family Next Door

    What I'm Watching: American Murder: The Family Next Door

    The conceit here is all footage is real police bodycam, Ring front-door spycams, phone footage, etc. I'm dubious about the how much of this was filmed before the events, and how much staged, but it's badly shot enough in many places to be possible. The Facebook captures are kind of gross, the fake SMS reenactments … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: American Murder: The Family Next Door"Read More »
  • Rise and Resist Thursday Music

    Rise and Resist Thursday Music

    Tyranny For You, by Front 242 Whats This For, by Killing Joke Grinding into Emptiness, by Noise Unit Initial Command, by Front Line Assembly Bites, by Skinny Puppy Going old school today.Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Deathsport

    What I'm Watching: Deathsport

    Deathsport (1978) is a sequel, of sorts, to Death Race 2000 (1975). It immediately starts with some funky electronic music (the whole soundtrack is excellent if you like beepy '70s electronic music), and the best voiceover ever, the setting of every science-fantasy RPG setting I've ever run: A thousand years from tomorrow, after the Great … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Deathsport"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Hammer Dracula

    What I'm Watching: Hammer Dracula

    The Hammer Dracula films deviate weirdly from the book, and each iteration gets stranger. Still, I'd like to see the rest; I've probably watched all of them at some point but it's been many decades. Horror of Dracula (1958): Jonathan Harker is an ineffectual agent for Van Helsing (Peter Cushing), this time posing as a … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Hammer Dracula"Read More »
  • Lounge Around Friday Music

    Lounge Around Friday Music

    Dummy, by Portishead Acoustic Happenstance, by Rachael Yamagata Portishead, by Portishead Over You, by Anya Marina Chesapeake, by Rachael Yamagata Written in Scars, by Jack Savoretti Exile in Guyville, by Liz PhairRead More »
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine on Archive

    Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine on Archive

    F&SF I was looking specifically for Philip K. Dick's "Cantata 140", also found Roger Zelazny's "A Rose for Ecclesiastes" and look at that great wraparound cover! But also all of F&SF is in there, and it's pretty much all good, the best of the more literary end of SF, fantasy, weird tales. Unfortunately it hasn't … Continue reading "Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine on Archive"Read More »
  • Who Made Saturday Music

    Who Made Saturday Music

    Who Made Who, by AC/DC The Razor's Edge, by AC/DC Celloverse, by 2Cellos: Yeah, "Thunderstruck" but all their covers are amazing. The Looks Or The Lifestyle, by Pop Will Eat Itself Doolittle, by PixiesRead More »
  • Haunted Halloween

    Haunted Halloween

    I've added a new seasonal game to my Mystic Dungeon: Haunted Halloween. A text-mode twin-stick shooter (well, except it's an emulated Atari 800 "text mode", and the sticks are WASD and IJKL, I haven't written joystick support yet). Five different levels: Pumpkin Patch: Collect pumpkins for ammo. Dark Forest: Find the path through. Graveyard: Easy, … Continue reading "Haunted Halloween"Read More »

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