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Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings

The first phonograph showed up in 1877, yet another invention by Thomas Edison – and even he was fond of this machine that could record and play back sound and would often reply to questions about his best invention, “I like the phonograph best”. 167 more words

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Musings by Minsc: A Book Report on Baldur's Gate II

It’s comforting to know that not only have videogames branched out wildly from their preconceived notions, but that writing about games has had an equally compelling renaissance. 732 more words

Boss Fight Books

How our stories were found: On Matt Bell's Baldur's Gate 2

Part of what created this investment was a precise lack of detail writers call “flatness,” a way of making room for the reader to fill in motivations, psychology, physical details, or other attributes of characters and settings…you begin to fashion explanations for this behavior, imagining its effects on the character you’ve conjured in collaboration with the game.

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Essays And Musings

AWP Take Aways

AWP is always a hot bed of ideas and suggestions. Everyone has their own opinions, but there’s usually something available for everyone who’s interested in listening. 824 more words

Academia

Beautiful Smokelong Quarterly: Part One

Have you seen the new look for Smokelong Quarterly? It’s stunning. I’m so proud to be a part of this issue. I’m back from AWP and just getting all the stories and interviews read. 555 more words

Bentley finishes fourth at Bathurst in tense finish

• Continental GT3 #10 of Guy Smith, Steven Kane and Matt Bell finish fourth in debut at Bathurst 12 Hours, third in Pro class.
• Car #10 leads for final hour, only losing out with four minutes to go… 1,436 more words

Circuit Racing