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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
3:45 pm
Terri Luanna Mountainborne Robinson da Silva, 1974-2004
Terri Luanna Mountainborne Robinson da Silva, daughter of Spider and the late Jeanne Robinson, is now in The Undiscovered Country, occurring Friday, December 5th, 2014, at the age of 40 years, due to Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (which she described as "the most common form of breast cancer"). Waiting for their time to greet her again are her father Spider Robinson, her husband Heron da Silva, her daughter Marissa ("Miss M"), and a huge extended family of relatives and intimate friends, as well as many, many more distant friends around the world.

The announcement came from Laurie O'Neal ("Auntie L") on Terri's WordPress weblog about her life with cancer, "gracefulwomanwarrior" [ http :// gracefulwomanwarrior . com ], and on her Facebook page [ https :// www. facebook . com / pages / Gracefulwomanwarrior / 247095598695612 ] (remove spaces to access the links, of course).

With the name Luanna Mountainborne, she was depicted as dancing on Luna in 1/6 gravity in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein.

A crowdfunding request for her medical expenses is at [ https :// www . youcaring . com / medical - fundraiser / terri - s - stage - 4 - cancer - fight / 269274 ]

A crowdfunding request for her memorial is at [ http :// www . gofundme . com / icqknk ]

(Again, remove spaces to access the links.)

This information comes from openly accessible web pages and public announcements, no confidences are being violated.

Current Mood: melancholy
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
10:45 am
Happy Birthday to new member beamjockey!
Many happy returns, and welcome to rasff
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
12:08 am
Sorry about the Russian spam
Apologies for the Russian spam; I've taken steps to (I hope) make the community less open to passers-by, and it shouldn't happen again.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
2:11 pm
Jim Nicoll Hugo Nomination
A list I'm on, of cranky old farts like myself who remember when fandom = fanzines = paperbygodfanzines, included a shocking number of people who don't know the name James Nicoll, and were indignant to see him nominated as a Fan Writer when he neither publishes a fanzine nor LoCs fanzines.

Hey, I think he's one of the more fannish nominees on the list!

Current Mood: confused
Sunday, November 1st, 2009
9:34 am
usenet servers
I just found out ComCast.net doesn't offer a usenet server... BOTHER! Can someone recommend one, free if posable.

Current Mood: aggravated
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
10:16 pm
the Hogo Books '08
For the duration of the 2008 Hugo campaign, Ian McDonald, Robert J. Sawyer, John Scalzi, Charles Stross and their respective publishers are making special electronic editions of their Hugo-nominated works available at request to 2008 Hugo voters. The authors have put together a package of their books for the voters’ convenience. Where can they get these special editions? Well, right here, of course!

2008 Hugo voters are eligible. To be a Hugo voter, you must be a member of Denvention 3, this year’s Worldcon.

Current Mood: optimistic
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
5:40 pm
Charlie Stross at Elysian Brewing Company
This is Charlie at the small beer party in his honor, the night he arrived in Seattle to start his signing tour for Halting State. While he was animated most of the evening, he was, after all, running on too little sleep and too much economy class airtravel, and so I accidentally caught him looking about as tired as he must have been feeling.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
12:59 pm
Thursday, April 5th, 2007
11:05 am
Minicon 42
Minicon 42 is this weekend and folks will be posting news & accounts and other stuff to minicon42_2007. Also of note: mnstf

Both communities are open to anyone, of course. If you want to play the Minicon home game, that's cool too! (You'll have to provide your own grenadine).

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
12:54 pm
Science Fictional Experiment


contains the seven part SF oriented story "Connections," which I am currently converting
into a written word short story as well. The dialog is layered onto futuristic ambient
soundscapes, which differ for each part.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
8:19 pm
Connections -- Complete (all 7 parts)
Finally finished my "psychoambientfuturism" project: part ambient music,
part therapy session, part SF, part just-plain-nuts.

For anyone CRAZY enough to listen to all 7 parts in a row, here it is:

Connections Parts 1-7 (42:46)

No obligation. Tylenol and headphones recommended. Not suitable for children or the mentally stable.
Contains profanity and insanity.

MANY thanks to Jessica for starring in Parts 6 and 7 as Jennifer.

Individual parts can be found on Mixposure at the usual place
Divergent Future Music
Saturday, December 9th, 2006
6:46 pm
UK - Video Collection FREE TO GOOD HOME
We have a 3000 plus home videoed Film & TV collection if anyone wants it.

It is an eclectic mix: heavy on SF (All Dr Whos etc) and TV Drama. 3000 plus tapes, long play, so each is 8 hours viewing time. Fully catalogued on index card, some cross-referencing. It makes it three deep onto a huge IKEA book case (approx 6.5 X 9 X 1.5 feet) and the book case is included if you wish.

Taken from TV/Cable feed over several years. Must find good home or will be skipped. :-( Can no longer be accommodated as must clear hall space to allow electric wheelchair access. Please feel free to mention details on as appropriate.

Collect only: Bedford, UK.

morgangallagher at hotmail dot co dot uk
Friday, December 1st, 2006
10:49 am
I call the genre 'psychoambientfuturism' but some
of you filkers might like it? maybe?

Here is Part I. Parts II, II, and IV are up on the same site as well.
It is mostly dialog/therapy-session over an ambient futuristic soundscape.

Connections -- Part I

Thursday, July 6th, 2006
8:00 pm
RIP rich brown
For those who remember him, and have not seen it elsewhere, rich brown died this afternoon. He had been hospitalized since Memorial Day, and had been battling pneumonia, but somehow this still seems sudden to me. Happy trails, rich. May your typewriter ribbons never run dry, nor your blog cup neither. I know you'll be among the host at the crank of the Enchanted Duplicator.
11:15 am
Units of Junk, or "How many piles of crap are there in a herkin buttload?"
My friend solomoning and his friend Moc once worked out a system of units that related "piles of shit" upto full "buttloads". He wrote it down for me a few weeks ago. With his permission, here it is for the world to enjoy.

Units of Junk
10pieces of shit=1pile of crap
10piles of crap=1pile of shit
10piles of shit=1crock of shit
10crocks of shit=1buttload
10buttloads=1herkin buttload
10herkin buttloads=1fuckton

Notice that it's metric. There are a million "pieces of shit" in a "fuckton". If I had noodled it out myself, I would have made it all weird numbers, just to increase the randomness of it.
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