Monday, July 22, 2019

Tuesday Tagline #150

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Were they the first to discover this new world- or the last? 

This is my 150th Tagline post- hard to believe. Seems like I just started this feature yesterday. Thanks for reading! 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of (Or At All). You can go a few different ways with this- I'm going to go with actual settings as in fictional worlds. This will draw mostly from SF/F since that's mostly what I read, or I should say most worlds I'd want to explore are from SF/F books. Anyway- here we go!  

 The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)

I'm looking forward to seeing the far northern lands- I'm sure we're going farther north in this series yet- and so many other aspects of Martin's world are fascinating (and The World of Ice and Fire teases so much). 

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth

I always wanted to know more about the unexplored lands to the east and south of Middle-earth. Where did the Blue Wizards go exactly? 

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest (Newford, #18) 

I feel like there are a lot more magical stories to tell about this forest. 

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1-4)

I'd love to see more of the Hundred Aker wood. 

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

The Wayfarers universe 

Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

The Zeppelin Deception (Stoker & Holmes, #5)
More steampunk worlds!

Golden City Vol. 7: The Lost Children

I love this dystopian world! 

  Dark Matter

Did anyone else want to know what was beyond that door?  

Obsidian and Stars (Ivory and Bone, #2)

More prehistoric settings! 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Song Lyrics #8 - Rio

This week I'm looking at Rio by Duran Duran. This one, like most of their stuff, is fun, and even if the lyrics don't make a lot of sense, that's okay. The fun factor just wins out.  

So what do you think?   


Moving on the floor now babe you're a bird of paradise 
Cherry ice cream smile I suppose it's very nice 
With a step to your left and a flick to the right
You catch that mirror way out west 
You know you're something special and you look like you're the best

 Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand 
Just like that river twisting through a dusty land 
And when she shines she really shows you all she can
Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande 

I've seen you on the beach and I've seen you on TV
Two of a billion stars it means so much to me 
Like a birthday or a pretty view
But then I'm sure that you know it's just for you 

Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand 
Just like that river twisting though a dusty land 
And when she shines she really shows you all she can 
Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande 

Hey now wooh look at that did he nearly run you down 
At the end of the drive the lawmen arrive you make me feel
Alive, alive, alive

I'll take my chance cause luck is on my side 
I'll tell you something I know what you're thinking 
I'll tell you something I know what you're thinking 

Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand 
Just like that river twists across a dusty land 
And when she shines she really shows you all she can
Oh Rio, Rio dance across the Rio Grande 

Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand 
And I might find her if I'm looking like I can 
Oh Rio Rio hear them shout across the land 
From mountains in the north down to the Rio Grande 

Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sunday Post #307


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date 
Well my reading rebounded a bit this week. And this week seemed to fly by, too. I discovered a new show- Black Spot- which I am now addicted to and I've been binging. It's so atmospheric. It's a French show on Netflix and is like a mix of dark crime and supernatural stuff. I'm still enjoying The 100 this season too but I'm way behind on Big Little Lies now. *sigh* 

Let's see- what else? I'm thinking of doing some writing again. I've been on a hiatus I guess (unintended) but as I was looking over some old flash fiction I was feeling inspired again. This piece in particular got me thinking maybe it was time to revisit some ideas I was interested in, but never got to.    
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One last thing- many of you know of my love for digital art. One of my favorite artists is Artur Rosa, and he was recently interviewed in Digital Art magazine. That issue also happens to have a focus on future oceans. There's some neat stuff, including concept art for a proposed city at sea. If you love the ocean, and/ or want to see an interview with Artur you can check that out here. Amazing visuals. You can see more of the concept here      

The Girl in RedThe Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories

Song of the week 




Last Ones Left Alive


Speaking of future cities and Earth- friendly ideas, here's another concept of a floating city- the Green Float. Developed by the Japanese company that proposed the Ocean City idea I mentioned above. Some of this is pretty far in the future stuff but it's fascinating to look at, and I wish more people (especially here in the US) would dream big about stuff like this. 

The Environmental Island, GREEN FLOAT
An Environmental Island that Floats in the Pacific, Right on the Equator
A Waterside Resort where You Can Experience the Ocean and the Greenery (Residential zone of the waterside section that is home to 10,000 people)

One of the visual novel style games I've been interested in is Firewatch- where you play a fire watcher in a remote park in the American west- and mysterious things happen while you're there. Has anyone played it? Here's a look. 

And I had to share some pulp covers I saw this week. 

Sea of Thieves: The Kraken Attacks

Spaceport Concept



This one is an image that inspired me to do a short flash fiction a while back- you can find that here