Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Spring has hit Arizona. More like summer in other places. It's gonna be a long, hot one.
Emily and I are getting out to hike again. She's encouraging me to take my iTouch along and take pictures. The clunky complexity of photography has always turned me off in the past, but this new pocket-sized gadget does have possibilties for my hit-and-run aesthetics.
Here's some shot from the White Tank Mountain Regional Park:
Like I said, Spring Comes to Arizona:
. . .actually, Em took better ones of that skeletal saguaro.
Speaking of my wife, I call this one Landscape with Emily:
An excellenct example of we call, Gnarlitude:
Finally, An Homage to Max Ernst:
Friday, March 20, 2015
So here's Nalo Hopkinson on the subject:
Also, Plan 9 From Outer Space is evoked:
As well as, Strange Tales of Science Fiction:
So relax, conflicts are inevitable:
at 12:30 AM
Monday, March 16, 2015
I admit it. I've been lazy the last couple of decades. I haven't been writing as much as I should, and have been waiting for editors to come to me, rather than tracking them down and breaking down their doors.
But, then, editors have been coming to me.
Not long ago, I thought my writer career was over. I was just a guy with a bizarre hobby, and a lot of monsters living in his Id that needed an outlet. So I'd write a little bit here and there, eventually finishing a story, then the hard part would come – where to send it. It would often take me years, decades to sell a story.
But then I managed to sell about as much during this period as I did back when I was knocking myself out trying to attain the holy grail of being a professional writer.
These days I wonder if there really is such an animal.
But things have changed. Thanks to La Bloga and Digital Parchment services, I'm no longer terminally obscure. I've been discovered by academia. Rumors of literary importance are circulating.
I've also noticed my wife looking at websites of new markets. She's selling to them.
I've downloaded Microsoft Word onto my iTouch, and am writing during my breaks at work. This is starting to feel like a profession again.
Or at least a pleasant delusion.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Esteban Jordan was doing Chicanafuturistic soundtracks way back when:
Fela Anikulapo Kuit was Afrofuturistic before Afrofuturism:
Yes, things are happening in places like Nigeria: