@paolobacigalupi the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Sendai are at #1 in NBP PL with a four game lead, likely to go to Japan Series. – 02:06 AM GMT
Good dog – 04:43 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone there is one! the disembodied spirit of Jack the Ripper rides Scotty like a loa! For real, it’s a TOS episode! – 04:45 AM GMT
@frankrogan prescription indicated: bingewatch an equivalent amount of John Waters movies plus “Avalon”. – 04:47 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke like after Kirk and Spock are declared public domain, or with names like Mr. Pox and Captain Church – 04:50 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone fair enough, but obvs, JtR: ur-SK – 04:51 AM GMT
@mwhybark @LeavittAlone @sara_clarke Capt Church w/Mr. Pox lead the Enterprise on mission of discovery in the South Pacific, circa 1764 – 04:53 AM GMT
@mwhybark @LeavittAlone @sara_clarke the wind snaps in the tops’ls as the Enterprise to a Tahitian heading. Bosun Bruce comes topside. – 04:55 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke “Captain Chairch,” he cries, “The Hawaiian ambassador’s daughter’s been mairdered!” Mr. Pox locks eyes w/ Church. – 04:57 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke Dr. Feeney looks up from the girl’s body in the captain’s quarters, his hands bloody, tunic loose at the neck. – 04:59 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone or in my version, the Hawaiian Ambassador, but possessed by haole fever! – 05:01 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke it’s Father Inire and we get a crossover to Gene Wolfe as well. He’s been en masque for a century. – 05:04 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone it’s how he survives – 05:04 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone once he was known as Leonardo – 05:05 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke Since magister Moore is scripting, they have to travel to planets in a pattern that creates a pentagram – 05:07 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke i’m sold, this is a thing that should be done but maybe not under paramount license – 05:08 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone god, do it! the characters are archetypes by now, just write a good story & later figure out if you keep names – 05:10 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone ah, it’s a multivalent jam, no bigs. hyperthreads! – 05:11 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone so here the cold return bit is useful. SVU in space ish. – 05:12 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke hmm, what beloved TOS episode could you be referring to – 05:15 AM GMT
@LeavittAlone @sara_clarke could it be “Journey to Babel”? Why yes! – 05:15 AM GMT
@sara_clarke @LeavittAlone @phoebenorth she’ll do fine. Think of it as a Dhalgren riff. – 05:21 AM GMT
@mwhybark @sara_clarke @LeavittAlone @phoebenorth you guys know this project? vakarangi.blogspot.com // Art noted it to me. Fun to follow. – 05:24 AM GMT
Charlie sez: Case Nightmare Green remains ONNN antipope.org/charlie/blog-s… – 06:05 AM GMT
on iOS Well then! Campapalooza gear breakdown and rebuild is nearly done. New tent, some fiddly bits, cleaned a bunch of stuff. Packing next. – 06:19 AM GMT
As I started to run out to source the fiddly bits three neighborhood kids knocked on the door offering yardwork. I mowed last week. – 06:20 AM GMT
Just as I started to say no, I thought better of it and made up a bunch of stuff for them to do that took an hour or so. I washed dishes. – 06:21 AM GMT
Occasionally I came out to supervise or inhibit slapfights. In the end they did some light yard work and I paid them for it. – 06:23 AM GMT
They were sad to miss the dog, and Viv was bummed to miss them. Supposedly they’ll be back in two weeks. – 06:24 AM GMT
Fred Pohl on his editorial decision at Bantam to publish Dhalgren thewaythefutureblogs.com/2011/01/chip-d… – 07:25 AM GMT
on iOS @praguepainter naw, it’s a structured meditation on US urban culture at mid-20th c which uses complex literary techniques & an SF setting – 04:24 PM GMT
@praguepainter although Delany sets Bellona in the South, Bellona is unmistakably Manhattan, where he grew up. – 04:25 PM GMT
@praguepainter image of the depopulated city is a way of casting the protagonist’s social network within the metropolis into sharp relief – 04:28 PM GMT
@praguepainter that said, the setting, the ruined, abandoned, firelit city of night, is lovingly imagined. – 04:29 PM GMT
@ericweddle fantastic! I’ve had all these scattered on various tapes for years, it will be great to hear it clean and well-sourced. – 04:34 PM GMT
@praguepainter yes, exactly. Delany’s writing out of the sixties and into the seventies but it reflects and anticipates the LES scene – 09:06 PM GMT
@praguepainter the films that actually seems to have some Dhalgren DNA or sensibility are The Warriors and The Wiz. – 09:18 PM GMT