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Kindle Screensaver images identified…

Post updated with more identifications. Thanks to all the commenters making suggestions.

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Some thoughts on the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

As I’ve finally got around to starting the second book of the Final Chronicles, Fatal Revenant, it has brought a few thoughts concerning the series to mind. (If you’re not familiar with Covenant, the wikipedia entry provides a good starting … Continue reading

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In which I lose all respect for Richard Dawkins

So… Rebecca Watson was recently propositioned in a lift, at an atheist conference, by a strange man, at 4am. She quite rightly complained that this was (at best) a little creepy, and made her uncomfortable. Richard Dawkins posted on the … Continue reading

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When The Tigers Broke Free

It was just before dawn One miserable morning in black ‘forty four. When the forward commander Was told to sit tight When he asked that his men be withdrawn. And the Generals gave thanks As the other ranks held back … Continue reading

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Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip, and sneer of … Continue reading

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Dulce Et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots … Continue reading

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Loads of bugs!

A group of my models from designs by Lang (Origami Insects and Their Kin)

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Samurai Helmet Beetle

Another model from Origami Insects and Their Kin. A third one below the fold…

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Atlas Shrugged

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, … Continue reading

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Another Unicorn

Another Unicorn of my own design.

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