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I posted this on my old .social account but I am still "relating strongly to brian wilson's powerful depressed thot/lifestyle gemini/milkshake goth looks"

Just sent out a new issue of the bi-weekly newsletter! Also issues with upgrading or changing your subscription should be fixed now, sorry for delay there: buttondown.email/deathtorealis

-- The Pornographers - Akiyuki Nozaka: Well, inevitably a big stylistic and thematic come down from Bleeding Edge (though maybe in part due to being a mid-60s translation)... Some interesting and well-observed details about the technical and interpersonal aspects of making and distributing pornography but ultimately less humanist and funny than it's sold as, and kind of wish certain interesting things (like using old school photo superimposition methods to make material, or the experimental mechanical sex doll) were developed more than where it actually ends up going...

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Kind of excited for this one to be out there because I really love this book: I got to interview Jaroslav Švelch on Gaming The Iron Curtain, a study of hobbyist gamemaking in 1980s Czechoslovakia

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at the scrap heap, thecatamites:

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I've been looking at lots of AI generated images recently and trying to get my thoughts straight on them (I can't), so

'and i wonder how much it narrows our own conception of ourselves, to have our own strangeness outsourced to the plausible deniability of machines. the history of robotics is always that of shifting the blame.'

is a nice thing to brainchew on.

posted some short fiction that... I may seriously rework at some point but also think is pretty hard to place as is lol hotelpaintings.neocities.org/p

Had to do a bit of an update for "progressive"/"radical" block-heads linking to my work... what do you think? emreed.net/Proof_of_Rest.html

My partner's games are going to be at this nice event in Glasgow soon :) southsidegamesfestival.uk/

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general observation on society 

it takes all sorts?

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local uk elections: perplexing 

got a paper through the door today from an ex lib dem whose proven winning strategy is to run as a new party

em goes for walks 

the bluebell carpet in pollok park is formidable

After a year of updates I'm changing my newsletter format to PWYW, including free! It's probably the best way to keep up with what I'm doing regularly for now. Here's the most recent issue to give you a sense of what I include: buttondown.email/deathtorealis

and the general intro/explainer: buttondown.email/deathtorealis

that's it! I'm officially un-employed/attempting to write full time for a month and seeing what happens....

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