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The Week in Tweet, Week 35

Like thunder and lightning, @outshine‘s so exciting!

Monday August 24:

[Quote for the Monday] “Nevertheless, I remain firmly convinced that not only is being overly conscious a disease, but so is being conscious at all.”

[Source] Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 – 1881) / Russian novelist / Notes from the Underground.

Tuesday August 25:

Hyper-intelligent—music & lyrics—neo-fusion metal that went against the zeitgeist with pizzazz: forgotten classic too much ahead of its time.

[#SoundBytes] Damn the Machine by Damn the Machine (1992) — / A&M Records — (if still available).

Wednesday August 26:

Thirty storeys down, the city bustled. Thirty thousand feet up, the wind farms bucked and swooped. Between them, Tom smiled and ate lunch.

[Bio] Alasdair Stuart is a writer, journalist and host of the podcast Pseudopod. He can be found online at:

Thursday August 27:

Spoiler—This franchise-ending piece of drivel reaches its climax when the actors die horribly from watching a screening of their own movie.

[#Spitballs] The Final Destination / Directed by David R. Ellis /

Friday August 28:

[Quote for the Friday] “Off with you! You’re a happy fellow, for you’ll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!”

[Source] Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)/German composer/Said to Franz Liszt when Liszt, aged 11, had visited Beethoven & played for him.

Saturday August 29:

Reverse in works only. Good no machine travel time. Reference future for self to note.

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

Sunday August 30:

Despite Constantine’s Holmesian notes, this isn’t a crime tale but a watery satire of reality TV, with rather poor art and an obvious twist.

[#ShineComics] DARK ENTRIES by Ian Rankin (script) and Werther Dell’edera; Vertigo Crime, 2009, $19.99 (digest-sized hardcover).


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