THE ШФЯLD AS I SEE IT

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February 2, 2010
by Emrikol
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Nuggets

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The pidgeon farm outside my window

October 6, 2009
by Emrikol
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I feel this goes quite well with the previous post about the 24 Hour Book Store

(from tumblr:TwntySvn)

October 6, 2009
by Emrikol
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Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store

Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book StoreI’m no stranger to this whole horseless carriage abomination–I used to have to drive upwards of six hours a day driving for my old job.  I don’t have nearly that much road time now, and I am glad.  I do miss the alone time though.  I could blast through dozens of audiobooks and podcasts a week.  I was lucky enough today to be in a situation where I would need to do some driving.

It’s a drizzly cold day today.  Fall is trying to shove past Summer, and she brings nasty weather and beautiful colors with her.  Instead of rolling my windows down and singing off-tune to the music my children will one day laugh at, I listened to a podcast of a short story.

Escape Pod is the premier science fiction podcast magazine.”  I was directed there by a post on BoingBoing.  So, this is the way I found Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store (Author’s Site)

The only thing I can say about this is that you need to read (or listen) to it.  It’s not really Sci-Fi, so don’t be scared.  Any description I might give you, or any details might just take some of the magic away from the story.  It’s not terribly long, so have a go at it.

You can listen to the spoken word version here, or you can read the text here.

October 1, 2009
by Emrikol
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Make Room! Make Room!

Ncu06wQk.htmI’ve recently read Harry Harrison’s unapocalyptic book “Make Room! Make Room!”  Supposedly, it was the basis for some “Soylent Green” movie of some sorts that I haven’t seen–but have enjoyed through so many pop culture references.  The books tells a story of Future New York City from ten years ago in 1999.  In a crowded world where America’s population is 344 million (which is not too far off from where we are now), clean water is scarce and rationed, food is people mostly seaweed and dog meat, and everything else is just about the same, three people’s lives are intertwined in a struggle to survive.  There’s the cliche cop, beautiful dame, and ethnic minority criminal.

It was really a fantastic book.  I wasn’t too sure in the beginning because I’m not usually a fan of the “mystery/crime” genre, but it was less about that, and more about how life may be in the not too distant future.

September 14, 2009
by Emrikol
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zOM(BIES)G!

The Walking DeadContinuing with the “Things I’m in love with” theme, I read through issues 1-64 of “The Walking Dead” a week ago, and I’m addicted.  I started in on it thinking that it will be a nice little zombie slasher comic, but I’m now enthralled with the storyline and the character development.