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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-06-23 03:37 pm

All the pretty machinery under the sky

Bad news: I just woke up now. Good news: I slept six hours. Frankly, after this week, I'll take it. A few things off the internet before I head out to meet [personal profile] rushthatspeaks and Fox and later [personal profile] phi

1. Solaris has put up a hexarchate faction quiz for Yoon Ha Lee's Machineries of Empire! I got Shuos, which is not what I was expecting. Maybe I flunked the trolley question.

2. Girl of the Port (1930) had almost no internet footprint when I watched it—I could find links to contemporary reviews on Wikipedia, but almost nothing by anyone closer to me in time. By now it's been reviewed by both Mondo 70 and Pre-Code.com, clearly from the same TCM showing. Honestly, this is pretty cool, even if I wish it were more like discovering and promoting a cult treasure than a thought-provoking trash fire.

3. I have been meaning to link this poem since Juneteenth: David Miller's "Hang Float Bury Burn." I wish I knew where to nominate non-speculative poems for awards.
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2017-06-23 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
It would be nice if they linked to you....

Pre-code.com mentions that the guy was cleaning with gasoline! Yeah, that was a thing. My dad would do it, I'm sure without evidence that my granddad would too, and a man I knew (who recently died, in his 70's) would clean stuff with turpentine like... like you or I would use almost any other cleaner that wasn't flammable. Why more houses didn't spontaneously combust, I do not know.
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[personal profile] phi 2017-06-23 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I got Liozh which only surprises me in that I thought I'd be a slam dunk for the Nirai.
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[personal profile] yhlee 2017-06-23 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought I was slam dunk for Shuos (mainly because of my answer to the Trolley Problem). I ended up Nirai. IT'S CALENDRICAL ROT.

EDIT: Also, it could have been something as random as your answer to the food question. David Moore (at Rebellion Publishing) came up with that one and I'm still not sure how he decided which food was what faction. XD
Edited 2017-06-23 21:18 (UTC)
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[personal profile] phi 2017-06-24 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
It's definitely neither Hogwarts house or favorite animal as the determining feature because I took it multiple times changing those two answers and always got Liozh. I'm not sure if I answered the trolley problem "wrong" but I would pull the lever without hesitation.
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[personal profile] cyphomandra 2017-06-23 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I am also Liozh, which I am amused by. (Also, I have a list of favourite 80s sf movies, none of which appear. I was relieved to see the Liberator on the starships list)

Your review of Girl of the Port was fascinating and I am still thinking about it.
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[personal profile] cyphomandra 2017-06-24 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Heh. What are some of them?

Dune, Enemy Mine, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, and Explorers are probably top of my list, although some of those might suffer a bit on rewatching (none of them are particularly good on women - I had to hold out for the 90s and Terminator 2!). I also remember being obsessed with Dreamscape, which has psychic powers and entering people's dreams, and is one of those movies I am happy not to go back to.

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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-06-24 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
Yay sleep, at least?
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2017-06-24 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, that poem that poem. Yes, I would *Love* for it to win a prize. This line just dazzled me:

– glass opening its feathers
– on impact


Whoa. Whoa.

And then, that feather imagery later:

– the cyanotic waters of the Monongahela
– under feathers of ice


Thank you for sharing it!
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[personal profile] rinue 2017-06-24 10:45 am (UTC)(link)
I am Andan! I am not quite sure what that means, but I'm excited about it. Guess I need to wishlist Raven Strategem.
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2017-06-24 01:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Talking of all the pretty machinery, see my latest! :o)