Month: Aug 2015

  • Review: Half A War

    Joe Abercrombie is best known for his First Law series. If you have read those three books you will be familiar with his dark and cynical takes on standard fantasy tropes. His characters are duplicitous and as the stories progressed there was a kind of ethical regression to the mean as nasty people turned out […]

  • What even is that thing?

    I’m not sure what I’m trying to do here. It is like the inner workings of a hangover.

  • We didn’t make you do that Brad… Brad Torgersen is keeping things classy and totally not having a major meltdown and/or engaging in a massive sore loser hissy fit by editing comments on his blog. For anybody visiting, no I didn’t say “YOU MADE US DO THIS”. Losing badly and then lying about it. Oh so classy 🙂

  • Hugo Awards – what’s next?

    The EPH proposal has passed at Sasquan and the 4/6 rule has passed. However neither gets to be implemented until the 2017 cycle. Note that the 4/6 rule can still be gamed by two overlapping slates (particularly relevant as this year was a two-slate attack on the nominations: Rabids and Sads). The difference was the […]

  • Congratulations to all Hugo winners and to the voters

    A historic victory. Happy face!

  • Kerfuffle timeline Part 3: The second act.

    Phew! Please see previous posts here and here for caveats and sources. Thanks again to Mike Glyer’s Compleat Puppy Roundups. From Gallotreversy via Torcott to Antonelli and the Spokane PD. June, July and August up to the awards!

  • Kerfuffle Timeline Part 2: The First Act

    The previous part (Prelude and Prologue) is here Thanks for the feedback and I’m fixing things up. Same caveats apply. This is literally a narrative as it is a story shown over time with a plot and complications but it is also a subjective mapping of headspace. It looks more serious than my map […]

  • Abstract

    Not anything. Trying to write something about Plato’s theory of forms. Made this instead. Pixels are more Democritus than Plato. Plato is more PostScript. True graphic-format philosophy fact.

  • Wonderful morlock picture

    Wonderfully  cure morlock with eloi doll by Ursula Vernon.

  • Onychophora

    My new favorite creatures. Alien monsters among us!