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The Week in Tweet, Week 38

Sprawling on the fringes of the city

in geometric order

@outshine’s insulated border

in between the bright lights and the far unlit unknown

Monday September 14:

[Quote for the Monday] “Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.”

[Source] Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963) / British novelist and essayist / Do What you Will, “Wordsworth in the Tropics”.

Tuesday September 15:

One part metal, one part big-band swing showtunes, one part Eastern European circus sideshow. More substance than the average gimmick album.

[#SoundBytes] SING ALONG SONGS FOR THE DAMNED & DELIRIOUS by Diablo Swing Orchestra — /Ascendance Records —

Wednesday September 16:

black sea and sky.
ships: sailing white, leave the flood plain.
safest harbor: needing none.
clustering lights, another long dusk.

[Bio] Andy Kelly @a_m_kelly lives in a room full of books, mostly unread.

Thursday September 17:

Two astronauts wake to find their cargo, 60 thousand human beings, transformed into messed-up versions of Peter Dinklage. Now that’s scary!

[#Spitballs] Pandorum / Directed by Christian Alvart /

Friday September 18:

[Quote for the Friday] “Men cannot live without seeking to describe and explain the universe to themselves.”

[Source] Isaiah Berlin (1909 – 1997) / Latvian-born British philosopher and historian of ideas / Concepts and Categories.

Saturday September 19:

Definition of futility: chasing ruby-goldfish that burst out of a waterfall, sail across the greenhouse, enter another. Damn microgravity.

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

Sunday September 20:

I like Van Lente’s writing, but this? Peter Parker has blackout drunk sex with his drunk roomie? Rape played for laughs? And why the racism?

[#ShineComics] AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #601-604 by Fred Van Lente (script), Barry Kitson (art); Marvel, 2009, $2.99 each.

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