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Thor now available from Netflix Streaming

Sure, you can be cynical and say I only posted this news because it would give me an excuse to post pictures of Chris Hemsworth, but I’m appalled that anybody could have such a lack of faith in me. Quite frankly, I’m ashamed of you peoples out there.

I have just discovered that Thor is now available from Netflix streaming. It’s great news I’ve been waiting for. Yes, Thor had it’s disappointing aspects, such as the most pathetic romance I’ve had the displeasure of watching in quite some while (and while I usually enjoy her work, Natalie Portman was horribly miscast in this movie.) But Thor also has Loki (Tom Hiddleston). And… Chris Hemsworth’s arms.

Anyway, if you just want to enjoy the beefcake but don’t want to sit through the dialogue again, may I suggest the Thor Rifftrax, a very funny commentary from some of the same people who brought you Mystery Science Theatre 3000. I highly recommend their stuff.

Be a test reader for Meljean Brook? Yes Please!

Are you a fan of Steampunk, but for some reason or another, have not yet gotten around to reading “The Iron Seas” series by Meljean Brook? You mean to – you really have! – but there are only so many hours in the day…

Well, for once your procrastination tendencies will pay off! Meljean Brook needs a few good readers to read her two epilogue novellas, Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City and Tethered.

The catch. She needs people who have not read her either The Iron Duke or Heart of Steel.

So if this sounds like a fantastic opportunity to jump into her steampunk world, head over to Meljean’s website and put your name out there to volunteer!

Seeking test readers new to The Iron Seas

RIP Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)

“”If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

Transit of Venus happening tonight!

I am not the most astronomical of people¬†– I just like looking up at the sky and going, “Ooh, pretty.” Still, I thought this was way too cool not to share.

 From Wikipedia:

A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2004 lasted six hours). A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is more than 3 times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth.

Pretty awesome! Of course, I live in the Pacific Northwest where this “sun” is a mythical body only told of in stories and the skies are grey, grey, and grey, but for those of you in other parts of the country, feel free to share how amazing this experience was!


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