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New Story Available: Blasters of Forever

It’s time for another new release announcement. While the last new release announcements were all parts of existing series, this story is a true standalone. It’s also something for those of my readers who enjoy the lighter and funnier side … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

It’s time for the annual Christmas post, complete with photos, again. Of course, the annus horiblis 2016 couldn’t even let up over the holidays and so actress Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack and ended up in intensive care … Continue reading

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New Release: St. Nicholas of Hell’s Kitchen, a Silencer Christmas novella

I promised you more new release announcements in the run up to the holidays and here is number 2. This one is for St. Nicholas of Hell’s Kitchen, a Silencer Christmas novella. Now I’ve always been fond of the Silencer … Continue reading

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Ruminations on the series finale of Mad Men or The world’s longest Coke commercial

In retrospect, I guess we all should have known better than to expect that Matthew Weiner would be able to come up with a decent ending or indeed any ending at all. After all, the TV show Weiner worked on … Continue reading

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Photos: Flowers and Sunsets… and Pirates!

Enough politics for today, let’s have some pretty photos. The mild and sunny weather of the past week has given nature a boost with spring flowers in full bloom all over. So here are some of them. These are all … Continue reading

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A Colony of Groots and the Quest for Star Wars Toys

I didn’t have school today, but I went out anyway to run some errands and do some grocery shopping for the holidays. This wasn’t the main pre-holiday grocery haul – that’s on Wednesday. But I was glad to get some … Continue reading

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Great Christmas short films that are actually German supermarket ads

One thing I’ve noticed is that German TV advertising has gotten a lot better in recent years. Gone are the days of Herr Kaiser, Clementine and – the supreme horror of them all – Frau Sommer. The sexist coffee ads … Continue reading

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Back from Birmingham and some random pop culture musings

In case you noticed my absence, I’ve been away for a few days in Birmingham in the UK. I actually came back a couple of days ago, but I didn’t get around to blogging until now. Photos are forthcoming, but … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Max Kruse

Max Kruse, German writer of children’s and YA books, died aged 93. Die Welt has a lovely obituary. Everybody who grew up in the German speaking world in the past 45 years is likely familiar with Urmel aus dem Eis … Continue reading

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Of She-Hulk, Romance and Soylent Green – The Latest on Gender and Genre

While I was away (photos coming soon), the controversies about gender and genre didn’t dry up. I already blogged about the all women Nebula winner slate and how the usual suspects are pissed off about that. If you can stand … Continue reading

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