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The Week in Tweet, Week 25

@outshine can’t believe it took so long for us to turn around the future, by standing up for what we all believed in all along:

[Ed] @nelilly from @thaumatrope interviewing me, tweet style:

#Interview @outshine How?
Overcome the relatively narrow focus by publishing top quality work. Excitement and exuberance. Hope to reach people outside SF fandom.

Monday June 15:

[Quote for the Monday] “Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

[Source] Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 – 1971) / U.S. theologian / Children of Light and Children of Darkness.

Tuesday June 16:

Their sixteenth studio album, but still fresher than bands a tenth as old. Breaking the rules never sounded so beautiful, so effortlessWhite.

[#SoundBytes] THE ETERNAL by Sonic Youth – Matador Records –

Wednesday June 17:

She spoke for the first time.

Roses fell from her lips.


Her body turned into luminescence and butterflies.

It surprised no one..

[Bio] Mercedes M. Yardley loves beautiful things: .

Thursday June 18:

Nazi zombies, sex-mad teens, cheap laughs. It’s like a Beach Boys’ song, lame as your grampa, but hey…the cool Nazi Zombies a doo run run.

[#Spitballs] Dead Snow /directed by Tommy Wirkola /

Friday June 19:

[Quote for the Friday] “The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.”

[Source] Umberto Eco (1932 – ) / Italian writer and literary scholar / Travels in Hyperreality.

Saturday June 20:

Dad’s alive again – simulated from memories fed into a machine. He’s happy: 404 errors are rare and he can claim he’s younger than me.

[Bio] Aaron is currently traveling the world and writing on planes, trains and buses. He’s forgotten that he ever lived any other way.

Sunday June 21:

A spin-off from THE BOYS, the story takes a distant back seat to Ennis’ penchant for juvenile sleaze, while the art is unexpectedly rough.

[#ShineComics] HEROGASM #1, #2 by Garth Ennis (Script), John McCrea and Keith Burns (art); Dynamite, 2009, $2.99 (Mature Readers).

Finally, via Lou Anders of @PyrSF, this . Or, to quote:

“…although I like a well-crafted dystopian story as well as anyone else, the balance has swung too far in that direction, and nihilism, gloom, and black despair about the future have become so standard in the genre that it’s almost become stylized, and almost default setting, with few writers bothering to try to imagine viable human futures that somebody might actually want to live in.”

1 Comment»

  Dorothee wrote @

Love to read your week in Tweet, always one or more ‘pearls of wisdom’ to find there.
(By the way I quite jalous your going to see the eclips!)

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