Red Clay Diaries.

Although I suppose Roanoke’s characteristic iron-rich dirt looks more tan than red today.  It still was a canvas for some of nature’s eye-catching patterns.

Man oh man, I would have loved to play on that Jurassic-looking soil with my toy dinosaurs when I was six years old.

 

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Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine interviews Dennis Villelmi

There’s a terrific interview over at Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine with my good friend and colleague, Dennis Villelmi.  Dennis speaks at length about his career as a writer, from his early inspiration by the works of Clive Barker to his current work on The Bees Are Dead.

Dennis has always been a creator to watch, and he remains one of my favorite writers.  I really enjoyed getting a glimpse of the processes behind his unique and baroquely dark poetry.

Head on over and take a look.

 

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#spaceforceselfies

I just started the Twitter hashtag #spaceforceselfies to troll Donald Trump’s planned “Space Force.”   Just take a shot of yourself in any sci-fi getup to parody an eager recruit. You get extra points if you work in a gag directly at the president’s expense within the photo.

This could be a lot of fun if it gains traction among the cosplayer crowd.  I’d go first, but I haven’t the slightest idea how to make a costume.

I’d love to figure out a way to make a convincing costume for the Mobile Infantry depicted in Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers.”  This … this might actually just be an elaborate excuse for me to dress up as “Starship Troopers.”

 

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