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Lunch Break   2 comments

Note:  WordPress is starting to feed out new software for their blog.  Harper’s been playing with it, and has gotten mostly used to it, but I’m just beginning to learn the thing.  However, I like some of the gimmicks it apparently has, and Harper’s given me a tip sheet on what to do, as well as the new “style book” for laying out an article, so here goes ….

Graduate school was always a busy time for students; it had been since the medieval days of old Europa on ancient Earth, and it hadn’t changed just because it was now the 48th Century C. E.  But wise students always found some kind of time to come up for air from their studies if they wished to preserve both their grades and their sanity.  Zana Sherman was no different from other students in that sense.  True, as a cyborg, she had a few not-to-sneeze-at advantages over her organic friends, like a brain and body that did not tire in the same way as an organic body did.  But the personality and thought processes that resided in that computer body still functioned in ways similar to a flesh-and-blood person; and that part of her still fatigued in ways similar to a flesh-and-blood body.  Even in this, some things never seemed to change, no matter how many centuries went by.

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Guardian of the Glade   Leave a comment

Summoned from the waters of the sacred spring, the Guardian watches over the Glade of the Goddess, fending off those who would profane the holy shrine with their violence ….

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The Lamp of Life   Leave a comment

Always we are following a light,
Always the light recedes; with groping hands
We stretch toward this glory, while the lands
We journey through are hidden from our sight

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I’m Dangerous Tonight   Leave a comment

“Beside her, her husband could only splutter, and he stopped even that when she half turned to flash him a smile – the instinctive, brilliant smile of a woman who knows what feeble creatures men can be. You couldn’t learn to smile like that. It was something a woman either knew the minute she was born, or never knew at all.”

Cornell Woolrich, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich, “I’m Dangerous Tonight”

Fern Hill   4 comments

I wanted to pass this one on to Harper, really.  She lives up to her handle, and knows so much more about poetry than I do, or is just plain better at researching it than I am.  Our Fearsome — that is our Fearless Leader, however, insisted that I write this one since I shot the photos.  And, for once, I know a little bit about Welsh poetry — a very little bit, but I have a taste for Dylan Thomas.

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Competition   4 comments

One of the women on the “evening shift” at a local House of Scarlet Happiness ….

… discovers that she has someone new on the shift with her ….

And it does not make her happy, as “co-workers” cut into her profit margin ….

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes IKON Sovereign (Passion)
  • Hair: Amacci Nami (blue)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands
  • Nails: Absolut Vendetta Elisa nails
  • Outfit (including boots): r2 seiga (blue) (available at current round of Collabor88) (other outfit also by r2, available at main store)
  • Accessories: Mandala Tensei ear cuffs, ring and collar; kunst Diva cigarette holder
  • Eyeshadow and lipstick: Lilith in Chains Neo-N (Akeruka, slot 4)

Photographed at Tiramisu, Cocoon role-playing region (Japan Rose)

Are We Blue   Leave a comment

Am I blue?
Am I blue?
Ain’t these tears in my eyes
Tellin’ you?

— “Am I Blue,” by Harry Akst and Grant Clark

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