Wednesday, January 16, 2019

From a lengthy thread about how British troops decorate their helmets

Ten funny tweets





































"scale model of a drop of pond water showing many of your favorite pond microorganisms"

"Teachers strike at L.A. charter schools too, a first for California"

LAT:

Teachers at three charter schools in South Los Angeles walked off the job Tuesday

...

This is said to be only the second time nationally that instructors at a charter school organization went on strike.

Surreal





New free book from Tor.com’s eBook of the Month Club

"Brooke Bolander has been a finalist for the Nebula, the Hugo, the Locus, and the Theodore Sturgeon Awards."

"Posters to confuse people"





Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Favourite poster



Available at ebay. (Spotted at this collection of the best movie posters of the year.)

More Katelyn Ohashi: she and a WNBA player try out each other's training regimens

James McAvoy and his trainer discuss how he got in shape for Glass

God Emperor of Dune is $1.99 today

At Amazon. (I picked it up, even though I've only read the first book.)

Also, there's a big sale on Terminator comics. I enjoyed The Terminator: Death Valley #0, featuring art by Guy Davis and a cover by Geof Darrow. 99 cents right now.

"EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game"

"The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA’s large office in Vancouver."

Update:

They cancelled Orca in favor of a smaller-scale Star Wars project that’s now aimed for much sooner—likely, late 2020, which also happens to be around the time that I’ve heard next-gen consoles will launch. (Might be a bit earlier; might be a bit later. From what I’ve heard, next-gen plans are definitely still in flux.)