Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.

Nothing like yard work during a heat advisory. Now in recovery mode.

A hell of a Hugo acceptance speech from N.K. Jemisin in her record breaking back-to-back-to-back best novel win. Well deserved!

In that awkward place when the new Robert J Bennett book is arriving in five days so I don’t want to start another book yet. Short story anthologies then, I guess. 😀

The Spy Who Dumped Me was more fun than I expected. Kate McKinnon is a national treasure.

In a hotel bar the day before a gaming convention looking around at the other suit-wearing patrons thinking, “What up, normies? You have no idea what’s coming.”

Engaging in one of my most hated housework tasks: shredding.

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Yeah, the urge is upon me. Brainstorming ideas for a Numenera campaign.

Chair dancing to Ladytron while I sit at the sound of two Xenonorphs fighting each other.

Today’s breakfast conversation with my 5yo daughter is bouncing between the characteristics of the planet Venus and various dinosaurs. As you do.

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The Man Behind the Counter would like to remind you all that The Wandering Shop has a Code of Conduct, which has been, is, and will be enforced:

When asked what happens if someone doesn't want to follow the Code of Conduct, he glances meaningfully at the door.

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.