A few days ago, Phailbin (who else?) posted on SL about Chimeraworld 6. As of yesterday, if there was any drama, I missed it. At the time, the thread contained nothing but Mikkake’s original post, two days old, with no replies.
I thought nothing of it until this morning, when a reader tipped me off to its current status. Hoo boy! It looks bad enough when someone bumps his/her own thread, unless perhaps it relates to an upcoming convention, or something newsworthy and relevant to many people. It looks even worse when the thread bump is merely a petulant whine.
Oh, you deleted my SECOND movie of martial law on Your Fucking Streets – fine – head in the sand, if you like. But I notice other threads are allowed to mention BLACK HELICOPTERS and MILITARY JETS spooking their homes. Have a look at the military presence on the streets at Pittsburg’s G20
So, Matty deleted a video clip that Phailbin posted? Does this mean that Matt is finally coming to his senses? One can only hope, but the odds are against it.
Have a little stilton with that whine, Mikkake. Maybe a few sour grapes too. Toss in a few (wal)nuts, for that perfect dessert tablescape, a la Sandra Lee from Food Network. How she got her own show is beyond me, but that’s another story.
So, the G20 meeting is taking place in Pittsburgh. Whoop-de-doo. Spell the name of the city correctly, to raise your credibility, just a smidge, Phail-boy. But what would a putz from Oxford, England know about spelling the names of American cities?
Aside from that, increased police presence, blocked-off streets, etc., are the norm for a few days, for any city hosting one of these conferences. It’s SOP around the UN building in NYC, whenever some big shindig’s happening. Adding extra police presence, temporarily, in a small chunk of a city surrounding the conference area, is not the same as flooding the streets with military personnel. It’ll cause traffic gridlock, and annoy a lot of people who live and/or work in the area, for 2-3 days, but that’s about it.
The Mickster followed up with his author roster for Chimeraworld 6. I recognize three names on the list: Justin Oldham, Alex Severin, and Tim Lieder. The fact that I’ve never heard of any of the other writers means nothing.
Oldham is a guy from Alaska who was (maybe still is) active on the Silverthought forum board. He used to pal around on the board with Lorenzo, and that Roy C. Dudgeon guy from Winnipeg, who edited Satirica, from Cowboy Logic Press, run by Roger Haller. Larry was banned from the Silverthought forum. There are some old connect-the-dots lines between them all, but as far as I can tell, Mr. Oldham is just a guy who writes his stories, and isn’t picky about who will publish them, despite the damage it might do to his reputation.
Alex Severin is a name I keep seeing on Mikkake’s stuff. It means little to me, other than it rings a bell. A very quiet one. She probably should discontinue her association with Mikkake, but my advice is free, and worth maybe tuppence.
What really disappoints me is Tim Lieder’s name on the list. Tim should know better. He’s funny, irreverent, and is a nice guy. Why he hooked up with Phailbin is a mystery to me, but I’m sure he has a reason.