Mermaid Chapter 4 part 1(NSFW)

Sorry about the lack of posting but I’ve been having too much fun writing the mermaid story and researching things like Long Island hotels and clam bakes.

Here in chapter 4 we have mermaid dancing, Josh maroons Tom(Not really) and Tom and Chrissie  close the deal.

Chapter 1.

Chapter 2.

Chapter 3.

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Mermaid Chapter 3

Sorry about the lack of posts recently.  I’ve been so locked up in the mermaid story that I haven’t taken the time to set up the digest posts or work on regular posts.  On the other hand writing the mermaid story is heading toward 140k words or so and an ending. I’ve written 100k words so here’s chapter 3.

Chapter 1.

Chapter 2.


We meet Mikes boss, the office mom from hell, the sea king, some of Mike’s coworkers, a magic car and the navy moves a rather large object.

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A Snippet

I’m sorry about the light posting of late. A week or so I ran into this picture and for some reason decided to write a story about it.

This tripped off one of my creative binges and the story now has 65,000 odd words so far and doesn’t seem to want to stop. The working title is mermaid in the pot.

If people like this chapter I’ll post more. It’s urban fantasy with mermaids, mobsters, secret agents, big projects and hurricanes. And the bad guys are just starting to show up.

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Tech Stuff 75

This is a sort of search and discover newsletter of my findings of things that may relate to technology in one way or another. It might be the latest gosh wow tech, it might be something as old of humanity. It might relate to science large or small. It might be art for art’s sake. Or somebody just doing something funky. Because I think that technology is just the representation of human creativity and breaking boundaries. So I’m certainly not going to place boundaries here except that it won’t be the same old, same old. So almost no gadgets or yacking about the latest phone or whatever, unless of course it involves taking them apart or destroying them in unusual ways. Or putting them to work in imaginative ways that most people won’t even think of. So buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.

This week, the oldest DOS, an incredible old machine shop that still operates, NBC’s biggest flop, the roundest object and more.

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Art Of The Week: The Garage Kits At Wonder Festival

I’ve been trying to get to Wonderfest  in Japan for over ten years now and have been blocked for a number of reasons. Still I am amazed at the sculpting level of some of the garage kit makers year after year.

Here’s some examples from this year’s winter wonderfest.   All from

More here:

many of these are NSFW, so don’t look unless your sure

Thanks to for the pics:

The Wonder Festival wiki page:

The official Wonder Festival page(Japanese)


Some video.

The show runners have set up special licensing deals with the anime producers so that figures made from anime can be made and sold without special licensing deals.  So many of the figures made and sold at these shows are anime related.  Many others are original work.  This is only a sample of the works at a typical Wonder Festival.