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The Week in Tweet, Week 18

So long, your serenity: @outshine transmits from the sea of tranquillity:

Monday April 27:

[Quote for the Monday] “The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

[Source] Arthur Koestler (1905 – 1983) / Hungarian-born British writer and journalist.

[Ed] Submission stats, week 17: 16 subs, 9 by men, 7 by women, 3 acceptances. Again short on humourous pieces.

[Ed] Next week’s your last chance to get a piece in: I’ll be closing @outshine to submissions in May & June, as the Shine anthology beckons.

Tuesday April 28:

WhiteIt’s built of stock parts, but Daath’s attention to detail and consistent pace makes for a neck-breaking beast of an album. With Kabbalism.

[#SoundBytes] The Concealers by Daath – / Century Media/Roadrunner Records – .

Wednesday April 29:

Were people really so – alone, granpa?

Disbelief in her deep brown eyes

Yes, dear, said I

Old friends laughing in the back of my mind.

[Bio] David Heijl lives in Belgium; juggles children, day job and night-time writerly ambitions but hasn’t dropped anything so far.

Thursday April 30:

On Terra it’s all sky whales and eco-harmony until the ultimate evil comes: Man. Preachy but Pixar-pretty, and won’t bore the kiddies.

[#Spitballs] Battle for Terra / Directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas / .

Friday May 1:

[Quote for the Friday] “For hope is but the dream of those that wake.”

[Source] Matthew Prior (1664 – 1721) / English diplomat and poet / Solomon.

Saturday May 2:

A monk, a clone, and a telepath walk into a bar. Which one cries, “I have a question for my maker”? Which one replies, “Yes, my son”?

[Bio] Greg Beatty ( lives in Washington with his wife Kathy, where the biggest challenge is staying dry.

Sunday May 3:

The trouble is, alas, is that the book feels static and lifeless, from the Bowie-homage cover to the too-cute done-in-one story inside.

[#ShineComics] MADMAN ATOMIC COMICS by Michael “Doc” Allred (story and art) and Laura Allred (color art); Image, 2009, $3.50 .


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