Monday, 28 April 2014

Guerrilla Internet is on sale for 99 cents!

That's chump change; a third the cost of a decent coffee. So skip the barista-stirred brew this morning and dive instead into a world of controversial conspiracies and nebulous motivations. For 99 cents, how can you say no?


 - Matt

Friday, 25 April 2014

Everyone loves a sneak peek, right? A glimpse behind the curtain, a snatch-glance over the fence, a gander in the dressing room? Hmm, maybe that last one's a little much...
But steering back on point, here follows a steaming pile of surgically-extracted goodness (subject to opinion) from my brain directly to yours. Enjoy!

The mahogany-panelled boardroom smelled of whisky and corruption. Even the air tasted rich with the iron tang of blood and money--though which held sway, Abbey couldn't tell. What was as clear as the lingering musk of Cuban cigars, though, was the utter absence of beady-eyed businessmen waiting to greet her. Not one of MassMedia's leadership, not even a token representative. Well, unless you count-- 
"The board of directors will be joining us via video conference shortly," droned Ms Opello, her voice like cold steel. "Please make yourselves comfortable in the interim."
She ushered Abbey and her two watchdogs inside, then swept out of the room.
"Wait!" cried Abbey, biting her tongue when the call came out shrill and desperate. She rushed to the door, but Ms Opello had already disappeared around the bend of the corridor. 
"If this were a real deal," Abbey mumbled, turning around and heading back into the boardroom, "they'd have just cost themselves 10% in asshole fees."

Thursday, 24 April 2014

A writer's veins pulse with percolated coffee. Without it we falter, fall, and fail. Caffeine is the drug of the gods.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Our lives are stories; our stories are our lives. If you wish a taste of immortality, look to the storyteller and write. Only narratives defy the entropy of age.

Friday, 4 April 2014

At one time or another, we are all dissatisfied with our lot in life. No money, few friends, poor past decisions coming back to haunt us. We dream of escape, of fleeing to a place where no one knows who we are, where our old lives can be forgotten, a place like Nowhere.

Nel, a civil engineer working in a Seattle suffering apocalyptic-level climate change and war-time rationing, is about to realise this fantasy. An impossible place existing outside of time, where the problems of his old life are but echoes of a distant dream...

Too bad Nowhere's got its own share of woes for him to deal with. Maybe Nel would have been better off with the devil he knew...

With an eclectic menagerie of wonderfully weird characters, and a smorgasbord of locales sporting influences from Lovecraft to Escher, Insomnium delivers surprise and intrigue with gleeful abandon. Horse-head soldiers living in a castle of living flesh. Justice doled out underwater by jellyfish judges. A bacchanal labyrinth employed as a perverse feeding device.

Nowhere may be a dangerous place, but the reward for visiting far outweighs the risk. With each of Insomnium's episodes, Zachary explores a new theme, a new aspect of society that so keenly pierces the shadows of our own lives. From autocracy to libertarianism, from relationship commitments to homophobic discrimination, from shame and regret to zeal and tenacity; Nowhere may be an alien world, but the life lessons discovered there strike home with unerring precision.

Link: Amazon
Price: $5.97
Spring has sprung and change has come, but the shadows of Winter linger still in the mind of Eostre. Young and fallow, she has much to learn before fate brings her and Isaac together as husband and wife. Her world dances between two corporeal states: in one, death abounds at the hands of the Delirium plague; in the other, life blooms by virtue of a mysterious farmer and his miracle cure. But which world is truth? Light or dark, sun or shadow? A young boy built of golden light, or an old woman cloaked with obsidian ravens; who is Eostre to trust?
Heaven and Hell converge in A. Ka's second fantastical tale in the Isaac The Fortunate series. Delicately balancing confusion and mystery with morsels of mind-twisting revelation, The Spring questions the value of blind faith and ignorance to inquisition while demonstrating the power and importance of human curiosity. Beautifully realised in both prose and pictures, Eostre's adventure deftly avoids the temptation of oblivion to create a memory indelible to even the time-bending Golden Bridle.
Seasons pass, and The Summer cannot arrive fast enough.

Link: Amazon
Price: $3.61
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