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Music Monday: The Devin Townsend Project, "Numbered!"

Devin Townsend, the singer, is bizarre and prolific and utterly talented. Talents ranging from the real heavy metal of Strapping Young Lad to the weirdly comical concept album Ziltoid the Omniscient to this operatic, progressive rock that utilizes not just Townsend’s impressive vocals, but also female singer Anneke van Giersbergen. 291 more words

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Fiction Friday: "Dear Owner of This 1972 Ford Crew Cab Pickup" by Desirina Boskovich

For this week, I decided to do something a little different. Partially because Hugo voting is over, and partially because I haven’t had time to read any new shorts in a while (everything you’ve been reading the last month has been scheduled out weeks in advance). 146 more words

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The downside to having been there and done that...

I’m always so fucking bored and getting drunk/high isn’t always a┬ácure all anymore.


Music Monday: Tom McRae, "Mermaid Blues"

So this is really, really different, and for two reasons.

1) This is a link to a song file on MySpace, and not a video. I did find some videos on YouTube, but they were either abbreviated versions of the song that lacked some of the instrumentation that really makes the song stick out, and/or they were tribute videos that I felt would be distracting from the lyrics of the song. 407 more words

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Fiction Friday: "Night's Slow Poison" by Ann Leckie

This week, I’m done posting Hugo-nominated stories from the 2014 ballot. Instead, I come with a story that I really, really wish was eligible for next year’s Hugo’s, but alas, it is not. 135 more words

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Music Monday: Johnny Hollow, "Mary"

When I remembered Ilya, I remembered Johnny Hollow. I popped in their debut album the other day for a refresher and I have to say, it’s no wonder I took to Lindsey Sterling’s music so quickly! 212 more words

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Friday Fiction: "The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling" by Ted Chiang

Are your Hugo ballots in? I hope so, because yesterday was the very last day and now all that’s left is waiting to see who wins what award! 123 more words

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