I'm in the future. Like hundreds of years in the future. I've been dead for centuries.
Oh, lovely, you're a cheery one aren't you?

Thursday, May 10

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And Now Its Time For Name! That! Moon!

Our earlier game of Name! That! Planet! found a winner perhaps a little too quickly, so this time we're going for something slightly trickier.

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Answers should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and twenty bucks.  Or just have at it in the comments.  Neatest correct entry wins.

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Thursday, February 22

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If I Were The Richest Man In The World

I'd probably do this too.

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Friday, February 16

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Stories

The Tammy Perkins Detective Series
by Charles Brewer

#24. The Quest Of The Combative Cuttlefish

CHAPTER 1: LABORATORY MARAUDERS
CHAPTER 2: A NEAR TRAGEDY
CHAPTER 3: TARANTULA'S PRIZE
CHAPTER 4: THE CHAMBER IN THE VALLEY
CHAPTER 5: THE CRYPTIC HARP
CHAPTER 6: DIGGING FOR PLATINUM
CHAPTER 7: FORBIDDEN ISLAND
CHAPTER 8: THE CHIMNEY COLLAPSES
CHAPTER 9: THE PUZZLING LIGHT
CHAPTER 10: A RUNAWAY
CHAPTER 11: THE ELUSIVE MRS. MISS COPELAND
CHAPTER 12: FLICKERING CANDLELIGHT
CHAPTER 13: TIRE TRACKS
CHAPTER 14: THE CLOAKED MAN
CHAPTER 15: DISASTER IN THE WOODS
CHAPTER 16: THE PECULIAR MUSICIAN
CHAPTER 17: LOST SMOKESTACK
CHAPTER 18: THE MAPLE TREE
CHAPTER 19: THE MEETING PLACE
CHAPTER 20: THE LAST RIDDLE
CHAPTER 21: THE JELLYBEAN
CHAPTER 22: FOLLOWING THE TRAIL
CHAPTER 23: A NEW GUESS
CHAPTER 24: THE WRENCH MYSTERY

"Brilliant prose, a fresh voice, and memorable characters are only a few of the reasons to read this gripping mystery."
--Cominto Town Taxi

"The Quest Of The Combative Cuttlefish is an engaging and truly gripping mystery."
--Raymond Martinez

"In The Quest Of The Combative Cuttlefish, Charles Brewer takes 'what if' in a new direction and to new heights!"
--Sheltering Pines Express

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Wednesday, January 24

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Another Fine Product

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Wednesday, December 27

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Letters From Amazon

I get a ton of email from Amazon because we use AWS at work, so they get routed to a separate folder that I don't always look at straight away. 

Sometimes that's a mistake. Today it was two mistakes, one confusing, one delightful.
Got an email Christmas morning,
It was labeled Amazon.
It was typed in Times New Roman,
Said my package, it was gone.
Back for return and refund,
And I'd get a check real soon.
But I don't know what they're talkin' about
Got it Friday afternoon.
The other one someone knows about, and a huge Christmas thank you to that someone. Really brightened up my day. smile

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Saturday, October 14

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Free Bees

As happens sometimes, I have a few duplicate Steam keys to give away:
  • Fallen Enchantress (complete with all DLC)
  • Fallen Enchantress (without DLC)
  • Galactic Civilization III (two copies)
  • Offworld Trading Company (two copies)
  • Pillars of Eternity (yes, another one)
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
Let me know in the comments if you're interested.

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Sunday, September 17

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Rick And Morty

Alright, I finally watched this.

It's...  Good.  It's good.  It's smart and funny and only about 80% cynical.

And it commits 100% to its premises and stories and characters.  Every time you think, "Wait, what about..." they turn the thing you thought they'd forgotten into a plot point or character moment.

It doesn't reset anything out-of-universe.  If there's an in-universe science-fictional mechanism to restore the status quo, that's fair game, but when they do that they also play with the consequences of the mechanism.  Some of the best stories are entirely about the characters resolving the side-effects of setting things back to normal in the previous episode.

Another thing I like is that it's not just about Morty going on adventures with Rick while everyone else clings desperately to the idiot ball.   (Yeah, I'm looking at you, Phineas and Ferb.)  Not much of a spoiler since the opening credits show other family members caught up in the insanity, though it takes a bit longer than that for it to actually unfold.

If you can take the art style and the fact that Rick is about 90% awful, recommended.

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Monday, July 17

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Generation Z Is A Definite Improvement

Me: Play them Dirty Deeds.  Play them Dirty...  YEAH.


This is Western Civilisation in a nutshell: A nine year old girl in a Cupcakes & Sprinkles & Confetti tee-shirt rocking out to AC/DC.

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Cautiously Optimistic

It took more than 50 years for movie technology to catch up with one woman's imagination, but here we are.

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Tuesday, June 20

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Let's Check The StarFleet Manual

Enter that code into the tabulator and see what it says...
UY Scuti is located a few degrees north of the A-type star Gamma Scuti and northeast of the Eagle Nebula. Although the star is very luminous it is, at its brightest, only 9th magnitude as viewed from Earth, due to its distance and location in the Zone of Avoidance within the Cygnus Rift.
Oh, wait, that's all real.
If placed at the center of the Solar System, its photosphere would at least engulf the orbit of Jupiter.
It's the Fat Bastard of stars.

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