Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
good stuff garnered
This looks like there's some good stuff to be garnered.
Figures of Speech
(Turns of phrase, Schemes, Tropes, Ornaments, Colours, Flowers)
An interesting pattern for next Fat Tuesday? Think of some groovy yarns to use.
This could be good for fun in the backyard -- especially if the backyard is as large as Hawksview @ Guildford
Also, the Preparing for Emergencies website (UK version)
Which should get you into the right frame of mind for this cheery little piece
In Chicago, they are taking away your right to wander in circles:
Meanwhile, back at the Skywalker Ranch; in relation to the reworking George Lucas (Inc) has done on the earlier Star Wars films re-releases, Jonathan Vos Post (someone who's made many contributions to maths & literature) has pointed out this, which Aldous Huxley wrote in regard to a later edition of Brave New World:
To pore over the literary shortcomings of twenty years ago, to attempt to patch