themadterran: (Default)
2017-07-20 09:54 pm

From ,y phone

Really, is the best we can do? The website?
themadterran: (Default)
2017-07-20 08:28 pm

So Here We Are . . . Again?

So here we are, thinking about launching a blog again. I've got this, so I might as well use this. Unfortunately, and for whatever reason by biggest stumbling block, I cannot find a decent client for Dreamwidth on Linux or Android. However, until I come up with something, this shall do.

So is it time for a statement of purpose? I have other social media accounts, none that I really like using in any substatial way, but blogging, proper blogging feels right. Keeping a journal organizes whatever it is I've got in mind. I just do not know what I want to focus on specifically as I relaunch using the DreamWidth (formerly LiveJournal) format.

More to come?

themadterran: (Default)
2017-07-20 07:49 pm

Test

Does this work?

themadterran: (Default)
2017-04-14 11:54 am

Dreamwidth

I mostly imported this journal for posterity's sake, and I have closed out my LiveJournal account. I understand that LiveJournal is owned by a Russian company limited by their laws, but as a progressive American, I can't abide by those laws.

I just feel better having my posting history off of their servers. I might just keep this up though.
themadterran: (Alien)
2013-05-10 03:28 pm

Soundwave - Sexy Boy

soundwave-sexyboy-coverI've posted up a new fanmix, but I've done it on 8Tracks. It is a little Soundwave influenced mix to highlight his lighter side when he's working the controls on the Nemesis.

http://8tracks.com/patrickthewriter/soundwave-sexy-boy
themadterran: (Alien)
2013-05-06 12:49 am

The Return of John Frum



(A personal favorite of mine)
themadterran: (Alien)
2013-04-19 05:37 pm

Yep. This.



An old South Florida bar band, The Dharma Bomb covering "Glory Box" by Portishead. 
themadterran: (Alien)
2013-04-09 12:59 pm

Why I Self Publish on Charlie Stross' Blog

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2013/04/why-i-do-self-publish.html

He's on vacation, and his guest blogger Linda Nagata posted this. It really lays everything necessary out nicely.


Why I Do Self-Publish

Aloha, everyone. When Charlie gave me this opportunity to guest-blog, I asked him if it'd be okay if I did a counter-post to his March 21 entry Why I Don't Self-Publish. Charlie readily agreed.

First, it feels necessary to say that there is no best path in this business of writing fiction and every author's career is different. I started in the usual way, with traditional publishing, and had six science fiction novels published by New York houses between '95 and 2003. My work garnered good reviews and there were a couple of awards, but despite my best efforts no meaningful amount of money was going into the family coffers. Economically, I was wasting my time. Emotionally I was inhabited by a deep, dark sense of failure, with no viable means to turn things around. So circa 2000 I more or less walked away from the field for almost ten years. I did not stop writing entirely, but it was close.

In 2009 I woke up to the ebook revolution. Read more.

themadterran: (Alien)
2013-04-05 12:47 pm

A Liquid Landscape - Phases



Kind of a cool video, even if it is full of a lot of common imagery. But since the 80's, when has a music video been "original?"
themadterran: (Alien)
2013-03-31 07:12 pm

Godspeed You Black Emperor!



It took me weeks to remember the name of this band!
themadterran: (Alien)
2013-03-25 09:11 pm

Geek: Your Judgement is not my problem



By Felicia Day.

I do keep meaning to watch more from her channel, but I never seem to get around to it.
themadterran: (Alien)
2013-03-23 03:13 pm

The Hell?

So how the hell does the forecast from 2 to 4 inches of snow at the end of March to 6 to 9 inches?
...At the end of March, a week before goddamn Easter?

In the meantime, its like 50 out and I've got the sliding glass door open.

Here's a VR gif from the Verge, just for shits and giggles.

themadterran: (Alien)
2013-03-04 12:51 am

The Me Bird - Pablo Neruda



A video by a Brazilian company that is based off the Neruda film "The Me Bird."  It's a beautiful piece of animation.


Text of the poem here: http://p.dsquareplumbing.com/love/themebird.html

Found via: Open Culture

themadterran: (Alien)
2013-02-22 06:11 pm

The Hanging - The Atlantic

This is amazingly well written account of a very sad situation. Its a long one, but well worth it.

The Hanging - The Atlantic

"The road to Hoskins Cemetery snakes deep into the Daniel Boone National Forest, a 700,000-acre swath of rugged wilderness in southeastern Kentucky.
The cemetery isn’t easy to find; it lies hidden about 100 yards off Arnetts Fork Road, a narrow, winding stretch of pavement that ends abruptly at a grassy clearing, about a mile farther on. Hunkered down along its final half mile are about 15 weathered ranch houses and ramshackle trailers. Most of the families living along the road have been doing so for generations, eking out a hardscrabble existence driving tow trucks or repairing cars or digging up and selling wild ginseng and other herbal roots. Jagged ridges wall off this tiny community, making it a lot like many other places in Clay County—remote, clannish, and foreboding, even to Kentuckians from the next county over.
To reach Arnetts Fork, you must drive two miles into the forest on Big Double Creek Road. In late spring and summer, the thick brush lining the road and a canopy of leaves overhead form a sort of cocoon. Cellphone service is spotty. Outsiders say that if you stumble across any people in these woods, chances are they’re up to no good. It’s the kind of place you don’t go without a gun...."