Happy today to be able to post a continuation of a story from Elrod. As he gets healthy, I expect we'll be stepping up our schedule again... and, in fact, I would not be surprised if some of the synergy effect kicks back in and E.E. and JG start producing faster again, as well.
In the meantime, enjoy part 4 of "My Fair Shine" ... the second story in the Shine arc. Be sure to post feedback and comments for Elrod!
While Wasamon's piece "The Quantum Suicides" (the second half of which is out today!), uses the word quantum properly and on more than one level; I've been amused lately by the increasing number of products that are 'quantum!' ...as though it is the new version of 'super' or 'ultra'. It's not. Or like its the next thing out beyond Giga and Tera...also not, the next one in that series is Peta.
People talk about the lack of social interaction as a result of technology being a huge problem for civilization... I'm not certain I agree. I believe that the anti-intellectual inclination that mocks the 'grammar nazi' is worse. After all, this latter is personally opposed to (and rallying others to support them) in the idea that using words effectively isn't important. Civilization cannot exist without people able to communicate with one another... and science cannot advance without the ability to precisesly record and document steps taken. Thus, the reason I posted about uses of 'quantum' bothering me.
Wow, I guess so. Was pretty amazing when I walked out of the theatre last night and looked up to see a blood red moon hanging almost directly overhead. I stood with my Cabaret Stage Manager and the Asst SM from our small Pollock Stage whose show had finished close to our own and we had just finished locking up the facility after our drummer finished loading out (last night of our Swing based show in cabaret setting) and watched the eclipse progress a bit before deciding that it was time to be homeword bound. Not my first eclipse or blood moon... but definitely the most red I've seen. Very cool.
Also very cool is the waning moon bring brought to the table this fine Monday. Specifically, we're talking about Astrodragon's offering for this evening "As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted" which you can find amidst the Second Generation collection. This is Part One. Enjoy! Be sure to leave a comment or feedback in the forums for Astro!
I know the Super Bowl is a big deal for many people... but I realized just how out of touch I am with the world of professional sports the other day when someone reminded me that the show is still mostly sold out on Super Bowl afternoon. So much of my connection with American society seems at at least one remove. I tend to run shows on the weekends and evenings... which prevents me from seeing any prime time shows and news reporting. What I do see is typically online as I try to keep tabs on national/international events and what politics I can stomach (I am neutral good, make if that what you will) or binge watched a year after the fact (or more).
And more importantly... I've realized I'm ok with that. I'm not quite ready to find a small lake and live out my later years doing nothing but writing and living a simple life outside of society... but I'm a lot closer to it than I realized. If someone is setting up a small closed community and looking for well read, broad skill set individuals to fill some holes, let me know where to send my resume.
For this week's Whateley Universe, we have some new Gen 2 content for you from Wasamon "The Quantum Suicides". You'll be getting this piece in two parts... and you can find part one in the Second Generation section now. Don't forget to comment or post feedback in the forums. Enjoy!
And so we dive into a new year, 2019. We start the year with a shutdown government. Film theatre is all in a rage about Mary Poppins... who has Returned. I'm not so sure where she's been, but she's back and everyone's going nuts about her.
Here on the Whateley front, Elrod is ramping back up to speed E. E. has his wood carving knife out and is working his way through a pretty massive piece of white oak.And me? I'm mixing betwe30-50 kids singing Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious.. For this week's content: we have a Star Wars Library piece, "Knight of Empire" in which E. E. Nalley continues his saga.
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As has been 'tradition' for the last few years, Bek has provided us with a holiday update of "Silver Ghost, Golden Angel". Find some time amidst your holiday celebrations to sit by the fire with a cup of holiday cheer, be that eggnog or mulled cider, mulled wine, or wassail... and give it a read. Don't forget to give Bek some feedback!
MageOhki has something a bit off the beaten trail to share with you all this evening.
This is a bit of sci-fi goodness, rattling around in the very large and versatile world of Battletech in which humans have spread into a vast star empire and then dwindled somewhat due to greed, corruption, and the common problem of getting too big to properly fit our britches. In the aftermath, a system of noble clans hold onto what territory they can by force of economic and military strength. Some still aspire to the highest levels of technology reached by humanity, others struggle to keep their technology functioning and hold onto their ability to travel the stars by the barest fingertips. Where it comes to military might, there is the Mech... a complex giant man shaped war machine, piloted by one man or woman, equipped with everything from machine guns to lasers, missle racks to particle cannons. For those who can't field a lance of Mechs of their own, there are mercenary companies, noble clan or private free companies, to hire and send after your enemies... and hope that they honor their contract.
Chapter One of "With the right lever, I can move the world" can be found in the Newest Non-Canon Stories... or more specifically under the Unique Sci-Fi section of the Library stories. Enjoy!
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We have had some bad hurricanes recently, but I'm unsure that the devestation from these is better or worse than the fires being experienced in California at this time. I don't think many people grasp the scale. I have personally been hiding inside doing as little as possible and coughing my lungs out. But I am more than fifty miles from the fire. Hope for some rain, we need some.
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For today, we have some Gen 2 put together by Wasaman. It's "Dorms of Our Lives" (Part 3). Enjoy and comment!
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