Thursday, April 16, 2015

Star Wars - The Force Awakens - second trailer arrives

"Chewy, we're home," says the grey old man above.  :)

Disney have just released the FIRST PROPER TRAILER for their Xmas 2015 release Star Wars VII (The Force Awakens) and it's rather nostalgia-gorgeous and salivation-making...

Sugar Pine Mine, OR - Kerby Jackson - contested ownership case

A friend of mine in the States contacted me this morning about the following issue, an issue that's getting lots of media attention over in the USofA, and nothing here. Galice Mining District of Josephine County OR's Sugar Pine Mine... you've never heard about it, right? So, what's going on?

What's Going On in Galice - The SHORT Answer...

The short version of what's going on in Galice is this - the Sugar Pine Mine is what's known as a 'Pre-55' claim. That means it was established before the Surface Resources Act was put in place in 1955 and as such the mine controls the SURFACE, unlike other, regular mining claims, which only have rights to the minerals BENEATH the surface. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) is unlawfully trying to take the Surface Rights from the Sugar Pine Mine in order to dictate to us what we can and cannot do.

Here's a link to Kerby's Facebook page if you're interested in keeping abreast of developments.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Free Planet - War World - what is the cost of your freedom?

CORPORATE WAR WORLD is just too expensive

now, you get this, right? You get that 'what we call freedom' isn't really freedom at all? You get We're on the same page from book one? Right? Then I'll continue.

Basically, it's all about borders and wars and mine mine mine.
Except that it's not, due to conglomerate re-assignment of World Sectors.
This is going to come as a shock to many of you but, "Country no longer exists."

COUNTRY is just an umbrella term or entry in a profit-loss chart for 'the result of ancient wars and contested marriages' among the European Elite of the last centuries following Roman Rule in AD 50-400. 

Take the United Kingdom, for example, the above chart shows the relationship of National Debt to World Wars. We see the major 1.5-2.5X gross domestic product marker as funding wars... and that's it. I mean, I understand that 'in a capitalist for-profit patent-protect secret-service driven' game for your subjugation, certain pipers will have to be paid for capital's insurance... but wait a minute. 

We are the United Kingdom, but are we really? Our entire COUNTRY stopped existing way back in 1812-15 when we were sold into Banker Serfdom to pay for the Napoleonic Wars. At that point UK.plc became nothing more than a debtor, and this sceptred isle has been incorporated into some world banks' accounting system. Nothing else, the banks/corporations split the world into sectioned off assets and profit potential.

We The People are still paying for those (and other) wars that happened many decades ago, to the tune of about £1,500 per family per year -- and that's just to service the interest on the loan. UK.plc sold its citizens as Collateral to cover the Costs of War and we lost our own country fighting for Kings we can't afford.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Researchers find a 250 million year old microchip in Russia

if we dig it out, we might find it's a 3-dimensional circuit

have scientists in Russia really discovered an ancient/alien microchip in a 250 million year old rock?

This “ancient microchip” was discovered in the Krasnodar region, and ufologists have already tagged this discovery as a fragment of technology previously unknown to science. Like many other discoveries, this remarkable artifact was found by chance by a local fisherman by the name of Viktor Morozov who donated his curious finding to scholars from the University of Southern Polytechnic Nowoczerkaskiej who performed several tests and concluded that embedded into the rock, is a strange “device” which strangely resembles modern-day microchips. Researchers have not tried removing the alleged microchip from the rock in fear that the might damage it. [source ANCIENT CODE]

It looks microchip-like, sure, but for this blogger it looks just a little too organic, a little too artistic, a little too non-mass-manufactured.

It's not visually mechanical enough for our understanding of such calculating or control circuits. Look at the way the lines of dots are parallel and converge towards the lower end of the sample in the photo. Another question is, "Would it still work if you pushed the requisite energy source through it?" and what would that energy source be? Electric? Solar? Laser? Salty water? Or some other form of impulse or directed or electromagnetic energy?

Size-wise, it's not a microchip as we understand it, being about the size of a penny. Which is quite large for what we're conjecturing might be something that can power a UFO or alien spaceship or device of some kind. It'd be massive if this was how they microchipped their machines. And what if this is just a slice or cross-section through a 3-dimensional 'alien' artefact? What if it's just a piece of aboriginal art from some ancient humanoid race, it's still very old and curious indeed.

More tests and reports to come, one hopes.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Gene Brewer - Campaign to Reboot the K-PAX film franchise - independent vs blockbuster

who'll play prot in the K-PAX reboot?

K-PAX (which came out just after 9/11, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, directed by Ian Softly) was one of 'those films' that captured an era. It was well cast and sympathetically low-key and everyone forgot independent author Gene Brewer wrote FOUR MORE EXCELLENT BOOKS in the series. All of which this reviewer has read, and loved...

I know, I know, after a quartet of five-star reviews I harshly reviewed Brewer's fifth book in the K-PAX that told us about the (amazing) Bullocks. I wasn't too enamoured by his ending; that was it. The last expositional page(s). Get rid of that, leave the ending as it was, and the quintilogy is SOLID; a perfect description of Human Futility. Even go back into the book's files and delete it altogether and re-edition. I told him, begged him to, "Play it for real," And I think I lost a friend in that author. But such a UNF or unattractive narrative fetish is 'easily fixed in post' as Hollywood calls it. I'm sure that, with this many years of water under the bridge, Gene Brewer would be up for a Hollywood Spring Clean of the whole K-PAX franchise - all five K-PAX books deserve a thorough cinematic revisit, and we now have the technology to do Brewer's imagery justice, in this reviewer's opinion.

Spacey and Bridges were great in their respective roles in K-PAX but it all needs updating, all of it. Who could pull of these roles in a five-book reboot? And it could easily be adapted to the contemporary trilogy outing, too. Well, that's up to a casting director and the flavour of the month, one supposes. Maybe a more indi-director should have a stab at a Reboot, the production is certainly gonna need some balls when it starts to examine books three, four, five so let's have this done by a Maverick or someone who really wants to share the Philosophy of these Astonishing works with his cinema audience. But it's also gonna need some serious financial backing...

So the question is, "An independent film-maker on a minuscule budget, or a Planet of the Apes type event with all the sfx bells and whistles?"

Monday, March 30, 2015

Free Planet vs War World - dual trilogies - books #3 both finished

having been on holiday for a week from driving buses around Oxford, the Free Planet vs War World dual-trilogy part-3 novels I was struggling to gain any narrative traction with since 2014 dawned...

"Kumiko" (war world #3)
"Reaper" (free planet #3)

...are finished.

I say 'finished'. I've been rehashing Reaper from the mess that it was. I moved every single paragraph up and/or down the length of the book, reassigning whole pages of spiel or soliloquy across the alternate chapters etc. ditching a load of crap notes and inventing others by the power of jogging and I've finally got it to first draft level.

Put it this way, each chapter of Reaper has a lot of something in it now - there are no empty chapters. It's all sorted, rounded, readable. And I've decided to leave out too much exposition from the ends of both books. You know in thrillers and detective novels where the narrator tells you all how it went and who did what? And it's really annoying because you could never work out who did what in such a 'written backwards for obfuscation purposes' work. Well, two sets of three books of intense surrealistic inter-connected madness on both sides of the commercial universe and I decided NO, I'M NOT SUMMARISING IT FOR YOU. You the reader either 'gets it' or you the reader 'don't gets it'. 

Verrrrrrrrrrrrry happy now despite a massive machine crash this morning with both docs open and actively being worked upon to the dulcet tones of Aphex Twin's SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS VOLUME II. Fortunately, I'd taken the liberty of renaming the current versions of both the Reaper doc and the Kumiko doc to (~second draft) last night and my software 'recovered' both docs upon eventual reboot. Think this machine is on its last legs, as it's fallen over randomly before, a couple of times. Came that close to a total disaster, lol.

General Election Lions - they don't like it up 'em - enough is enough!

when the many confront the few

hey, it's voting season... you know, that time of the decade where we vote for some political party because they have policies and ideas THAT WE LIKE and/or if we don't like them they CHANGE THEIR POLICIES until we do.

Oh, sorry, that's not how it works, is it - we vote for parties that we support. Oh, that's not how it works either. What tends to happen, and this is rife across The Economic European Union of Banks and Lobbies is that we the Voters are dissatisfied with being lied to forcing a Hung Parliament in every locality and then 'european royal families' (whose parliaments they still really are) allow whichever bed-sharing lions to reset the ASFD or Arbitrary Standards and Flavour of Democracy.

Taxes to fund War World strategies, sanctions to mess with that Free Market, bailout of banking RISK game buddies, austerity for the slaving many, benefits for the elite few. Free Planet buffalo can only be preyed upon for so long before they'll fight back. Exhibit A:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FREE PLANET vs WAR WORLD - two interconnected three-novels series - where do I start?

a new thouggghhht for a new dawwwn...

Chimericana Books 2013, I'm a potential 'new customer' to the whole crazy surrealistic non-linear non-mainstream writer-artist product i.e. novels, of Mike Philbin and I'm looking to buy his most recent works, the three-books-each of either the (recently finished*) War World series or the (recently finished*) Free Planet series.

Chimericana Books 2014

And I've heard they're linked or self-referential or somehow connected in their third book per series, and I don't want either book to spoil the other series with spoiler content or revelations of a character, narrative or historical nature that'll upset the apple cart of my 'other' potential purchase (depending on which series I start reading first)...

Chimericana Books 2015

How can I best put this, "You pays your money and you claims your ride." just do it, be brave and trust the writer. Remember, he's f***in' with your head because you love it.

Chimericana Books 2016

* means, in the final polish phase, due for publication mid-2015 or so...


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sacha Goldberg - Superheroes given 16th-century makeover

design, or radical costume re-imagining of a retro nature, 4-centuries retro -- here we see how the artists, costume designers, artists and the photographer Sacha Goldberg of a new exhibition in Paris re-imagined the 16th-century variants of everyday superheroes like Batman, Wolverine and Spiderman.

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? What if the Incredible Hulk was a Duke? And how might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? Photographer Sacha Goldberg went back to his childhood to get inspiration and mixed icons of American culture with Flemish school painting styles. Over 100 people participated in the project, including 5 costume designers, 7 makeup artists and 5 hairdressers. The collection was exhibited at the School Olivier Castaing Gallery in Paris and in Paris Photo. [source TELEGRAPH]

Friday, March 27, 2015

new JK Rowling script - Dragons and Where to Find Them - ready to go!

Yahoo Movies use shot from Potter to illustrate Fantastic Beasts

JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts script is ‘Very Special’.

that's an upbeat if ambiguous quote from the British film producer David Heyman (responsible for Gravity, Paddington, I Am Legend, and of course all eight Harry Potter films) commenting that JK Rowling's film script titled Fantastic Beasts (based on the Potter-lore publication Dragons and Where to Find Them) is FINISHED.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ is scheduled for release in November 2016 and will shoot at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studio, presumably later this year, so we’re expecting casting announcements in the coming months. [source YAHOO MOVIES]