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The Week in Tweet, week 16

In the screaming tweetstream cyberjungle, @outshine remains a beacon of eloquence:

Monday April 13:

[Quote for the Monday]Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?

[Source] Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) / Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet / The New Arabian Nights, “The Adventure of a Hansom Cab”.

[Ed] Submission stats, week 15: 29 subs, 15 by men, 14 by women, 6 acceptances. Good week. Still a bit short on humourous pieces.

Tuesday April 14:

A portrait of its creator’s bipolar disorder: epic, gentle, mocking and savage, turning on a dime and layered like geology. Essential.

[#SoundBytes] Terria by Devin Townsend – SPV Records – [retro review – released 2001].

Wednesday April 15:

Dancer divine/Tripping the rift/of dimensions/of distant days/brimming with light/She steps on stars/and drops to earth/and dances dreams.

[Bio] Ash M.B. has a B.A. in English, is a professional Polynesian dancer, a kung fu fighter, and writer. .

Thursday April 16:

It’s raining mutants, Ron Perleman plays a canned ham, and the worst John Malkovich joint ever. Made me yearn for Dragonball Evolution.

[#Spitballs] The Mutant Chronicles/Directed by Simon Hunter/ .

Friday April 17:

[Quote for the Friday] “No one who cannot limit himself has ever been able to write.”

[Source] Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636 – 1711) / French poet and critic / L’Art poétique.

Saturday April 18:

I told you it had some design flaws,Audrey sighed as the city turned upside down and sank, shining, car horns blaring, into the sea.

[Bio] Paula R. Stiles, at:, has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, Jim Baen’s, Futures and others.

Sunday April 19:

A peculiar but fascinating mix of period biography and brutal fantasy, sometimes too wordy, but in keeping with Lovecraft’s garrulous work.

[#ShineComics] The Strange Adventures Of H. P. Lovecraft by Mac Carter (story), Tony Salmons & Adam Byrne (art); Image, 2009, $4.99 .


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