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The Week in Tweet, Week 6

A bit late due to some less happy tidings in my personal life, here’s the ongoing saga of @outshine on Twitter:

MondayFebruary 2:

[Ed] Outshine slush stats: 24 subs in week 5; 12 by men, 12 by women. 2 acceptances, 1 rewrite request. Some hard choices.

[Quote for the Monday] “To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.”

[Source] Vauvenargues (1715 – 1747)/French soldier and moralist/Réflexions et maximes.

Tuesday February 3:

[Ed] New feature starting today: @PaulGrahamRaven ‘s SoundBytes: music review tweet every Tuesday.

[Ed] Also, suggest albums @PaulGrahamRaven should review, especially those with an SF flavour (tweet Paul or email me: http://is.gd/fywS ).

Mars Volta guitarist skiving the day-job; a hyper-prog maelstrom of frantic rhythms and mangled guitar tones. Wear a helmet while listening.

[#SoundBytes] Old Money by Omar Rodríguez-López / Stone’s Throw Records / http://www.stonesthrow.com/

[Ed] Outshine slush stats: 24 subs in week 5; 12 by men, 12 by women. 2 acceptances, 1 rewrite request. Some hard choices.

Wednesday February 4:

Ecclesia is social, networked. Borderless, we’ve currency. Weaponless, we’ve teeth. Metanation creed: union in the interstices. All welcome.

[Bio] Eric Gregory’s stories have appeared in Black Static, LCRW, and Sybil’s Garage. He blogs on SF matters at is.gd/eMCg

Thursday February 5:

[Ed] Another new feature starting today: Lucius Shepard’s Spitballs: movie review tweets every Thursday!

Teenage TK mutants hunted by a government agency. The movie that proves a post-pubescent Dakota Fanning is even more annoying than as a kid.

[#Spitballs] Push/Directed by Paul McGuigan/ http://is.gd/ig5w

Friday February 6:

[Quote for the Friday]Today it is necessary to use two images every five seconds of writing so that tomorrow we can use three in the same five seconds.

[Source] Ramón Gómez de la Serna (1888 – 1963)/Spanish novelist/Ismos.

Saturday February 7:

The singularity is here!/ Birth and death, both at a tangent and an asymptote/ An emotional curve with insane geometry/ What’s next?!

[Bio] Colin Lamond swims, cycles and runs against the tide in Glasgow, and holds down a job in advanced idea mechanics; http://is.gd/hpwB

Sunday February 8:

[Ed] Music that makes you feel optimistic, part 3: the use of dynamics in music, images & words: http://is.gd/iPQs . Another montly series.

There is something brewing for the Sunday slot. Watch @outshine and this space!

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