Friday, July 19, 2019

Sunday Post #307


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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 


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Last Ones Left Alive

BOOKISH LINKS 

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. 

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

 

50 comments:

  1. I'd never heard of Black Spot until mow!!!

    Thanks for the heads up about Last Ones Alive. That looks good and I have added it to my Goodreads TBR.

    I have NOT played that Firewatch game, but I want to! What do I need to play it? A computer? An XBox? Something else? I know absolutely nothing about games. Like, zero.

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    1. I believe you can play Firewatch on PC, Playstation and other platforms too. I play on computer, although I haven't tried it yet!

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  2. Black spot, must take a look.
    I just watched the Witcher trailer and that does look good!

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  3. I haven't heard of Black Spot! Sounds like something that I may like so will try and find it.
    Have you seen the trailer for HBO/BBC's adaptation of Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials? It looks awesome. Just another reason to be excited for the autumn!

    I also need to catch up on The 100... Are Clarke and Bellamy a thing yet? They need to be a thing!

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  4. Thanks for the Space Ambient! ๐Ÿ‘✨

    I am really intrigued by ocean cities. I'll have to check out that magazine. ๐ŸŒŠ

    Is that game for PC? ๐ŸŽฎ

    Have a wonderful week! ๐ŸŒž

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  5. "Girls who don't read are Skanks" had me busting out laughing! Where did you even find that?

    Bookstooge.wordpress.com

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    1. Right? I couldn't stop laughing! And I think I found it on Pinterest. I have a theory that everything can be found on Pinterest, given time.

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  6. I'm pleased that my summer reading list has kept me motivated to read unlike every other summer, and I've even caught up with my Goodreads Challenge. I hope it continues and that you have a better reading week ahead.

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  7. I think I may have watched a trailer for Black Spot, but I don't remember the name. Now I'm curious, I need to check it out since you're enjoying it!

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  8. I love when a flash of inspiration hits after a dry spell - whether if it's for writing or any creative endeavor. And I'm still howling over Girls Who Don't Read Are Skanks. LOL

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  9. Firewatch looks so cool! And all of this artwork is so gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜ really makes me wish I had that kind of talent!

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  10. Gorgeous as always. Now I need to go check what those Dewey call numbers mean.

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  11. I haven't heard of Black Spot, but it sounds intriguing. I definitely need to be writing more too. Ugh. Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books

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  12. GIRLS WHO DON'T READ ARE SKANKS!! OMG, I can not stop laughing about the title, wtf?! Wow, lol, that's...something

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  13. I would live in a city in the sea. It's looks amazing! Girls Who Don't Read are Skanks! Where can I get that t-shirt? Yeah for writing again too. It's great you got your muse back.

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  14. Black Spot is clearly a show I need to watch. It sounds awesome. The Christmas Card Crime looks good and I really must own Girls Who Don't Read are Skanks. What an amazing title! Have a great week!

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  15. This is the first piece of your writing that I read. I have to give you a kudos on it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  16. Glad to hear your reading rebounded, and that inspiration has struck again! Laughing at Girls Who Don't Read Are Skanks! Too funny!

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  17. 8 definitely need to check Black Spot. That sounds really cool!
    This week, I dove into writing, something I haven't done in years and I'm excited to be back ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm hoping jt sticks and lasts! Good luck to you!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  18. Right? This week was FLEW by! Thanks for the Black Spot recommendation. I'll be sure to add that to my list.

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  19. The Green Float looks amazing. Interesting ideas and I agree we need more big ideas in the U.S. these days. I like all the art you show, too. I hope you have a good week!

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  20. I'll have to look up Black Spot too then. Oh my gosh, tonight is the season finale of Big Little Lies, I cannot wait!
    The digital art is awesome and so colorful, thanks for sharing the link too.
    Happy week!

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  21. The Girl in Red looks so interesting. I've seen it a few times this week actually. Last Ones Left Alive also looks right up my alley! Gorgeous art this week! I love the sea fortress.

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  22. The nightstand book has me a little confused. Did they do math all over campus! lol
    I haven't heard of Black Spot, I will have to take a look. Digital Art is fantastic, I used to work with someone that did it and she was really good. Something I wish I could do but just don't have that much talent. Some blow me away with how amazing they are.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  23. Wow the Green Float city looks really interesting! I would think in places like Japan and China where cities are super populated this would be necessary.

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  24. LOL @ Girls Who Don’t Read Are Skanks, I had to search for it so I could read the premise but unfortunately it seems it’s a fake.

    Have a great reading week

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  25. I enjoyed The Girl in Red. I hope you'll like it as well. Have a great week!

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  26. I love seeing all the photos you use in these posts Greg. I'm not much of gamer but that game looks fun! Have a great week! Here is my post -https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-sunday-post-72119.html

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  27. I am not a big fan of oceans, but the visuals and the interview are great, thank you for a link!

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  28. Firewatch looks cool! Makes me wish I had a new console I still just have the old ones...lol.

    Have a great week and happy reading,
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  29. Ooh, I haven't played Firewatch, but that gameplay vid makes it look fun! I love visually different and cool art styles in games as well. The first screen there actually reminded me of the No Man's Sky, which was another visually stunning game...too bad the gameplay itself was so repetitive!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  30. I plan to binge Black Spot starting tomorrow. I finally have a day off from both jobs! Loving the pulp covers. I wish there were more books that had those old time looks to them. They truly are art:)

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  31. I need to check out Black Spot and The 100. Awesome pics Greg! I especially like the ocean and space pics! Have a great week!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  32. Those pulp fiction covers sure are fun. Good that you have found a TV show that you really enjoy. Happy writing!

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  33. The Sea Fortress pic is like something out of Game of Thrones. I love the one with the Kraken too!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  34. I hope you are able to get back to writing!

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  35. Black Spot? Now I have to check it out. We're at least 2 weeks behind on Big Little Lies -- Streep is so fantastic! I love Spaceport Concept this week. And laughed at the pulp fiction titles!

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  36. That first, pulp fiction cover's title made me LOL. Will you ever try to publish your writing? The only shows I've binged on Netflix were The Good Witch (a Hallmark show I love), family comedies like Marlon and One Day at a Time, The Office (we need to finish), and Queer Eye. I did watch Anne of Green Gables also as well as the first two seasons of Stranger Things (the third my tween got freaked out during episode two so we stopped). Of Anne, I had refused at first to watch b/c I loved the Canadian version so much but was so curious as the kids had watched that it grew on me.

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  37. I can't decide if Girls Who Don't Read Are Skanks is awful or fabulous ๐Ÿ˜‚ Can't wait to hear what you thought about The Girl in Red! And I really need to start (well, properly start) Black Spot. Tonight for sure, which is maybe what I've been saying for a week but shhh hah.

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  38. I love scifi, futuristic oceans! It's such a fun concept. One of the worlds in my current series is a tropical island paradise. I need save some of the images you linked to for inspiration.

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  39. I'm going to check out Black Spot. I love foreign series.

    We're watching Russian Doll right now.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  40. I haven't heard of Black Spot. I'll definitely have to check that out. Of course, first I have to catch up on The 100!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  41. I love these posts although they are like a black hold in terms of time - I could look at the artwork for ever.
    Lynn D

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  42. I'm way behind on Big Little Lies and The 100. I don't even know why. I keep sitting down and saying that I'm going to watch an episode or two but then get distracted and forget about them. Girls Who Don't Read are Skanks! I think I laugh way too hard at that, lol!

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  43. Those pulp covers are rad!! And I will have to check out Black Spot! As soon as July is over that is. Lol. The Tour is taking up our tv time right now.

    Have a great week, and have fun writing!

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  44. You seem to like atmospheric things, that show sound perfect for you! Firewatch looks interesting and mysterious.

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  45. Between my Firestick and Netflix, I'm hopelessly hooked on all kinds of things.(lol) The pulp cover about Girls Who Don't Read Being Skanks just has me giggling and giggling.(lol) Hugs, RO

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