Went eclipse watching this last weekend. Some highlights include: Coyotes laughing at us every two hours while we tried to sleep. A cold cold cold night. An epic 12 hour drive home. Forgetting pillows. Sound horrible? Not even close. It was absolutely amazing. Photos like the one above (my favorite), our little dog Bridget had […]
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“Throw the switch, Igor!” “Yes master.” Stitched together from the words of countless blog posts, the abomination twitches on the slab as electricity courses through the thoughts and edits, bringing something akin to life. Or unlife. Some pieces may be missing, some changed to make them fit, but the creature animates none the less, in […]
Hello. My name is Roxanne, and I’m a nightwalker. (this is where y’all say “Hi Roxanne” and clap). No, I’m not talking about being a vampire. Or a sleepwalker. I’m just nocturnal. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the sun. I really do. It’s a really great thing. But…I’m really at my best at […]
Okay, I went and got my schedule all turned around. Insufficient sleep for the last two weeks, and poor sleep at that. I finally crashed last night, woke up at four, and here I am, almost five in the morning and still awake. Gah.
Taking a moment out of my NaNo writing for a little rant. I avoided going to see SuckerPunch in the movie theater as the reviews were an endless flood of ‘this is the worst movie ever made.’ I was skeptical that it would unseat Ulli Lommel’s “The Raven” or Highlander II : The Sickening. Regardless, I […]
I rather like to travel. Really, I do. And I’ve picked up this lifetime goal of traveling to all of the locations used in James Bond movies. Not the exact locations, but the cities or general areas. Here’s what I got so far: London/England – pretty much every film Istanbul – From Russia with Love, The […]
Just a few of my favorite cyberpunk novels
- Snow Crash
- Count Zero
- Mona Lisa Overdrive
- Trouble and Her Friends
- Islands in the Net
- Burning Chrome
- Virtual Light
- All Tomorrow’s Parties
I’ve been working on a plan to conquer mars for some time (if the zombie apocalypse doesn’t materialize). I like the color red, and Mars is a really cool place. First, it’s gonna take time to conquer entire planets, starting with Mars and moving on to Earth (and maybe beyond). Patience is a virtue. 2030 – Medical […]
The zombie apocalypse is coming. It might be tomorrow, or it might be next year, but it’s definitely coming. Are you prepared?
I’ve been working on a plan for survival for some time now. I think I’ve got it nailed down pretty good now. We’ll see in the upcoming year or two.
First, my assumptions. I’m going with the worse case.
Yes, some folk may sneer at fast zombies. They prefer the old-school George Romero style leg draggers, but why simply assume those stupid lumbering fragile corpses will be the worst thing you’ll face. I’m preparing for fast zombies. The Left 4 Dead I Am Legend style zombies. Ones who were turned while alive and still have zoom left in those bones.
I’m also going with the infectious zombie paradigm. Get bitten and you turn, simple as that. Even a scratch could give you the nasty. The epidemiology of zombiedom would be rough. It’ll spread far and wide, with very few left untouched. And those will be the smart and quick. N
Ok, this is getting ridiculous.
78 Minutes of summer? Come on, Seattle. I know you can do better. I had such high hopes when we had the first sunny 4th of July in memory.
After this last winter, we deserve a little pity. Maybe it’s the solar flares. Maybe it’s Leviathan or the Kraken. I don’t know and I don’t care. I want a little bit o sun.
And here Minnesota is suffering through 120 degrees of apparent heat. I’d be willing to take 15 or 20 of those degrees. Just for a little while.