The Long Download is an edited mashup of prose and poetry from various sources. Many of the sources are my own writing, but also include public domain or Creative Commons 0 texts such as detective stories, mythology, and computer programming and encryption software manuals. I used Charlie Stross’ Lovebible PERL script which involves using a […]
I recently designed a logo for a concept called Maniac Chemist: The border is supposed to reference the entry of an element on the periodic table. Maniac Chemist is an anagram of my username Mechanismatic.
I was listening to my favorite Billy Idol song, Rebel Yell, in my car yesterday and upon hearing the phrase “in the midnight hour…” for the nth time, I switched it mentally to “midnight owl.” I thought that Midnight Owl would be a good name for a cafe or diner, the kind that Edward Hopper […]
I conceived of a project a year or two ago involving a mashup of a hardboiled film noir world and ancient, primarily Greek and Roman, mythology. I titled the project The Trenchcoat Minotaur. While on a flight recently, I occupied my time with fleshing out some ideas and composing some initial character sketches: Apollo’s at […]