June 2011 Blog Posts (60)

another haibun (as usual please critique)

I question why we call them civilized. What kind of civilized being would do something so horrid to itself? It was the second day of our expedition. We had already recorded many of their strange social norms when we were invited by a native to a social event. As described it was a common ritual celebrating the female body. I and my partner eagerly accepted the invitation. We didn’t know the horrors that waited.



At the appointed time we came to the appointed location and waited with… Continue

Added by william landis on June 30, 2011 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Douglas Bryan Roach and the Spanish Civil War

Just saw this one on PBS' "The History Detectives."  Very touching story about Douglas Roach, an African-American who volunteered to fight against the fascists during the Spanish Civil War. He was killed in action in 1938, I believe it was. His touching eulogy was written and delivered by his friend and comrade-in-arms, Sol Feldman. It's a sad and wonderful story.…

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Added by Joe Bonadonna on June 28, 2011 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments

Flash Fiction on Sale at Amazon: In The Trenches

Hey BSFS Family,

 

Following the lead of the very capable, talented and inspirational members here. I've decided to self-publish my own short stories. The first, In the Trenches, is now on sale at Amazon. Thanks to BSFS members Milton Davis and Carole McDonnell for an early critique of this…

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Added by Veronica Henry on June 28, 2011 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

My current dilemma in moving The Darkside Trilogy forward...

So, you have a community of Black folks living on the backside of the moon without, for all practical purposes, anyone on Earth knowing that they're there.  And, they've been there for four decades before they are "Discovered."

 

What kind of culture do they have? 

What values govern their behavior? 

What goals do they have and how are they determined?

Who decides the direction of the community's endeavors?

 

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Added by William Hayashi on June 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Dillon and The Voice of Odin #17

With Odin's secret South American base about to self-destruct, Dillon has only minutes to pull off his most daring escape yet!  That's right, it's Chapter Eighteen of "Dillon and The Voice of Odin"!

 

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

Added by Derrick Ferguson on June 27, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Gene Therapy

"I can't believe what they called it; Vampirism. They even equated it with mysticism and the supernatural." The Doctor stood over the supine human form in commiseration with a Technician.



"How did the therapy even get to their planet?" The technician was interrupting a virtuality…

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Added by Thaddeus on June 27, 2011 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Getting My Online Presences in Order...

I did two positive things today.

 

1. I created a blog for myself called Half-Black, Half-Zebra (URL: angeecee.blogspot.com). The blog will be a place where I'm going to act all ignorant and stupid and dumb... If you are the type of person to become easily offended, then perhaps you shouldn't visit my blog. Hey, a sista has to vent some kind of way. :P

 

2. I created a store on…

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Added by Angee Clarence on June 25, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

The Nubian Origin of the American Presidency

Link to Scribd Article

I am the author of this article. My thesis is that the modern American Presidency was heavily influenced by the institution of monarchy which was invented in ancient Nubia circa 3800 BC. If you're interested in history then check it out!

Added by Brandon Pilcher on June 24, 2011 at 10:41pm — No Comments

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Added by J. PETERSON on June 24, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Ghost Dad- Character 22

Peace everybody, just sharing the latest illustration in a series of characters Im drawing. Was checking out Ghost Dad and had to do this one. What do you think?

 

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Added by Robert Trujillo on June 23, 2011 at 10:40pm — 1 Comment

SLIDE SHOW

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Added by Morris Rocky Rungano on June 21, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Priestess Has Returned!

The Priestess has returned and her trio of adventurers have gone back into the 'Black' to find the time and place the Chief's missing men may be. Have they gone deeper into the past, far into the future or made their way to the present? Read the latest phase of The Priestess Saga, "All Things Subject to Grow"…

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Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on June 20, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

Green Lantern (a movie rant)



I saw Green Lantern today. I expected something terrible because reviewers totally panned it. And to add insult to injury, I listened to people on Twitter who also mentioned how bad the experience was going to be. And I almost listened. I am glad that I…

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Added by Thaddeus on June 19, 2011 at 12:55pm — 5 Comments

DAMBALLA IS IN THE HOUSE!

 The heyday of the pulp magazines was before my time. I was born during the dying days of that era, and by the time I was old enough to read and appreciate the fiction those magazines published, they were long gone -- in spirit, at least. But I did delve heavily into paperback books, which are the…

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Added by Charles R. Saunders on June 18, 2011 at 1:54pm — 5 Comments

Attention All - New York City Black Comic Book Artists !!

 

 

I have been given the go ahead to ask NYC based Black Comic Book Artists to join

me at a proposed book signing at Hue- Man book store , courtesy of Michael

Bannerman, the manager of the shop. Located at 2319 Frederick Douglas Blvd.

near ( W.125).

 

We need 3 or 4 Comic Artists who write and are self- publishers of their own

Comics or Graphic Novels. Please contact me at pozitronman@gmail.com or

call me at 718-665-8099 for…

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Added by Winston Blakely on June 17, 2011 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

Two More Days Until The Priestess Returns....

Ju st two more days before the Priestess returns! Phase III of the saga "The Priestess: All Things Subject to Grow" will see the stalwart trio of the Valley Knight, Little Fish and the Aesir Chief in a strange new land of Golden Towers and the might of the 'Slave-Trader King'! However, there are far more sinister… Continue

Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on June 17, 2011 at 12:38pm — No Comments

cam cult meets the twinkie revenger

I'm not old school by nature, I came into this way because someone has to hold the line. There was a convergence between cell phone camera people and reality show folks. Scared the heck out of me. They copied the flash dancers and instead of converging in a mall, they have an internet channel. The technology is intrusive, they put their cams on ID cards to wear around the neck, on head bands, buttons, badges and trinkets. There is a rival group who wear flexible video monitors but I believe…

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Added by Arnold L. Johnson on June 17, 2011 at 10:35am — 3 Comments

MESIMED

 

 

He hadn't eaten a thing all day. Hadn't spoken with anyone since early that morning. Shared his nightmare vision.…

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Added by george patton on June 16, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments

An Evening In Tabsyfiide

.                   “Ulafazfi Telidosse.  We killin’ the menfolk or what?” asked the gravel voiced Veyahansa, pointing to a group of men separated from the crowd of women, children and elderly in the just plundered compound of a well off city dweller of the recently taken city of Tabysiifide.    “You! Nedresse blood or Khiv?",  she asked one burly hard staring man, his muscular arms hanging by his side,  fists looking like they shaped and hammered metal into form without need of tools.  They…

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Added by Whiyayul & Diop Malvi on June 15, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Rent-a-Cracker Part 4

Shawnetta said, “Come on. He won’t bite. He’s super polite, and he’s into hip-hop.”



They approached the passenger side of the car. Rapsilico stared straight… Continue

Added by Lark Lisle on June 15, 2011 at 1:41am — 5 Comments

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AI and MEMS...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 17, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Image: Guillaume Dion

Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Internet of Things, MEMS, Neuromorphic Devices

A single silicon beam (red), along with its drive (yellow) and readout (green and blue) electrodes, implements a MEMS…
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Nano Noise...

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New noise: researchers have discovered a new type of noise that is associated with differences in temperature. (Courtesy: iStock/Swillklitch)

Topics: Acoustic Physics, Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Technology, Thermodynamics

A new type of electronic noise has been discovered by a team of physicists and chemists in…
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Moon Moons...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 15, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Could Earth's moon have its own moon? Science says: in theory. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Topics: Astrophysics, Exoplanets, NASA, Planetary Science, Space Exploration

I couldn't compound the two words in the post title (as in the article) and keep a straight face. Although, someone will likely write fiction about double system…
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Janeway, Nechayev, Sisko and #MeToo...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 12, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Image Sources: Memory Alpha Wiki

Topics: Civil Rights, Diversity in Science, Existentialism, Human Rights, Star Trek, Women in Science

Kathryn Janeway was the Captain of the Starship Voyager, lost in the Delta Quadrant that managed to have a seven-year run and eventually get back to Federation space for…
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Morally Reprehensible...

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Delegates at the first workshop on high-energy theory and gender held at CERN last month. (Courtesy: CERN)

Topics: Diversity, Diversity in Science, Women in Science

More than 3000 physicists have so far signed an open statement…
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Accounting Dark Matter...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 10, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Fade to black: a type 1a supernova remnant as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. (Courtesy: NASA)

Topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Dark Matter

Primordial black holes do not account for all dark matter, according to new research by…
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Catastrophe 2040...

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Harry Taylor, 6, played with the bones of dead livestock on his family’s farm in New South Wales, Australia, an area that has faced severe drought. Credit: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

Topics: Climate Change, Ecology, Economy, Global Warming, Politics

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