Many authors name music as a major inspiration for their work: they have a theme song for their lead character, they create a specific playlist for drafting each book, they have go-to songs for particular types of scene. I am the other kind of author. Rebecca Linam's forthcoming article on music influencing writing in Issue … Continue reading Theme Tune to My Un-Life
I greatly enjoyed the string duel between Bill Bailey and Soumik Datta in Tinselworm. Salut Salon have elevated the "competition" to another level though: https://youtu.be/BKezUd_xw20 Today's random thought has been: a piano has strings, but is it a stringed instrument.
Those of you who've read Bloody Red Nose will already be familiar with Casey Douglass. However, what you might not have gathered from his deliciously distilled tale is that he shares my taste for Yog-Sothothery. So, it seemed a public service to ease you into the new arbitrary time division by mentioning his review of … Continue reading Casey Douglass: Dark Ambient Review: Hastur
Part of dealing with the toxic areas of society is accepting that weakness or doubt isn't immoral. That saying we aren't perfect can be a greater display of strength than donning a mask of false functionality. Another part is to celebrate our commonality. Which is why In Music We Trust's fusion of supportive messages and … Continue reading In Music We Trust
Hark at the pipes on him! https://youtu.be/_EwDlUHoDFo
One well-known obstacle to the creation of prosthetics, humanoid robots and many three-dimensional animation projects is the Uncanny Valley: the feeling of discomfort that an observer feels once a replica of a human becomes very similar to but not quite the same as an actual human. One of the theories for why this occurs is … Continue reading The Unhelpful Valley