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Review: Castoff World

Okay. Okay. Okay. Welcome to December the 2nd, 2011. I wrote this yesterday and promised a follow-up, so here we are again, again! RNG results: Tone, Nitpicks, Content Castoff World is a fairly predictable beast – a post-ecotastrophe story set … Continue reading

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Big Dumb Objects

“Everyone here? Good, let’s get started. Projections are showing that this may be a very narrow window of opportunity, so the sooner we’re in the field the better. Now, if someone can turn the lights off… good. An external trawler … Continue reading

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Blaugust

So. It’s August. Things are happening here and here and here. And while I didn’t make any promises per se, I sure as hell hinted that they’d be happening here as well. What gives? I can honestly say that it’s … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2012, part 2

Yesterday was a write-off, but at least there was a write-in today. Still behind par but at least I’m writing! — I checked my watch; there was still an hour before I needed to meet up with Vanessa. Not long … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2012, part 1

Well, November has rolled around and I’ve found myself signing up to National Novel Writing Month, with the hopeful objective of managing to pound out a fifty thousand word novel by the 30th. Fun! My NaNo profile is here, but … Continue reading

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Excursion

It’s too dark for me to see much, but I can feel the floor roughening beneath my feet as I move forward, so I know I’m going the right way. The texture is far less welcoming than the flowing lines … Continue reading

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Examination, part 2

:( Needs so much editing but better to post it now and do that later, I need sleeeeeeeep — Alex was still breathing steadily as Sarah stepped up to the table. She passed a hand over his head and was … Continue reading

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Examination, part 1

Sarah knew that she was in trouble the moment she heard the knock at the door. The house systems had told her that Ruby’s code was being used to sign for entry, but she’d been told that nobody would be … Continue reading

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Galacian Espionage

Field report Commander, The young lieutenant is mostly keeping on top of her duties. She’s been doing most of the logistics supervision herself, and has done a very good job of it – it’s obvious that she’s got an agile … Continue reading

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Prosthetics

late late late and lame lame lame — I’m not squeamish about prosthetics. I want to make that clear right from the start.┬áSo when I was asked if I wanted to swap my legs out for prosthetics, I didn’t refuse … Continue reading

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