Random Song Monday

So we’re all still home, ideally avoiding people, and as such, I thought I’d bring back the five random song pull. Because, what else is there to do? And also, maybe you’ll find some new to you music you might like. Let’s go!  Bartees Strange – Lemonworld This is a very interesting project, where the singer takes and reinterprets The National songs. If you don’t know The National, they make generally depressing music, but also, pretty white. You’d think that wouldn’t make a difference, but it does. Check it out, even if you don’t like The National. Gold – Tar and Feather At some point, I hope something cheerful pops up. Of course, now I’m wondering if I have anything cheerful on my ipod. (Yes, I still use one. I use a...

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Flash Fic – A Word From Our Sponsor

I initially wrote this for Queer Sci-Fi’s recent collection call, but this didn’t really meet the brief. So enjoy the latest in weight loss technology. ** (Fade in, generic Doctor’s office) Doctor (sternly): You have to lose at least twenty pounds. Patient (frustrated): But my low wage job means I can only afford calorie-rich processed foods, not fresh food like the one percent can afford! (Voice Over – a confident-sounding man) Has this happened to you? You want to lose weight, but diets and exercise equipment cost too much money. What are you supposed to do? (Smash cut to two ten year old girls walking through a field of wildflowers) V.O.: Introducing Vermilia, the new product by Amtechco Laboratories. Not a drug, or...

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Bandcamp’s Friday Sale!

Bandcamp is having a sale Friday, starting at midnight, with all the money going directly to the artists. In order to support that, and maybe help you find a new(ish) band you might like, I decided to list some of my favorites. Links included! Metz – https://metz.bandcamp.com/album/strange-peace Aesop Rock – https://aesoprock.bandcamp.com/album/malibu-ken Gaythiest – https://gaytheist.bandcamp.com/album/lets-jam-again-soon The Twilight Sad – https://thetwilightsad.bandcamp.com/album/forget-the-night-ahead Spartan Jet-Plex – https://spartanjet-plex.bandcamp.com/album/touch-tone-remastered Health – https://youwillloveeachother.bandcamp.com Zeal & Ardor -....

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The first chapter of the in progress Infected novel

Okay, yeah not the best series title to have right now. But I wanted everyone to know I’m still working on this, and what better way is there than to prove it in print? But here’s the deal – this is first draft. So it’s messy as hell. As long as you don’t mind that, enjoy! (And no, I don’t have a title yet. Of course I don’t. It’s always the last thing.) 1 – Royal Pigs Roan honestly hoped Dylan wasn’t going to kill him for this. Although he wouldn’t blame him if he did. He was supposed to be retired from all of this, and basically he only talked Dylan into letting him do his private detective thing again if he took unambitious, not at all dangerous cases. This one was supposed to be...

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Recommendations for Mystery Science Theater 3000 Movies Currently On Netflix, For the Quarantined and/or Bored

Because many people are self-isolating – which is also known as being a writer (ha ha!) – I thought I’d put up a list of Mystery Science Theater 3000s that are on Netflix right now, that you can watch, to distract yourself from the world being on fire and whatnot. Let’s have some fun! Deathstalkers and The Warriors From Hell – This is my favorite of the older episodes currently offered on Netflix, and for several good reasons. It’s a terrible sword and sorcery movie, made indifferently on a tight budget, with random but powerful bouts of overacting and underacting, exceptionally poor writing, and a bit of misogyny mixed in. Why does this work? Because it’s so ridiculous you can’t ever take this movie seriously. (“Potatoes...

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