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Just had my introduction call with my program mentor at Western Governors University. Should be smooth sailing for me to get started on October 1. 🙂

Ivan Aivazovsky's "Calm early evening sea".

Plug in the distance you want to traverse and the acceleration and this little calculator will give you the travel time and maximum speed. As a sci-fi author it's one of the most useful tools online, and it's fun to play around with too: omnicalculator.com/physics/spa

Image is my own "Jump to hyperspace".

"What? Me, a damsel in distress? Ugh!". Saint George Hare's "The Gilded Cage" is a vision I appreciate, as striking as it is sensual, but I can't help but hope the fair darling won't be in distress for much longer!

Today I'm taking a few moments to appreciate the ambiance of medieval-style wintry castles suffused in ice and snow during the dark season; the cool factor just can't be matched.

Painting is romantic winter landscape with gothic castle by Albert Bredow.

Perhaps not the most authentic vision of a twilight on Earth, but it might be on a world next to a nebula: "Ring wing aircraft in gold and black night sky".

Enjoy the last rays of the bright season, like these darlings in white dresses are in Charles Courtney Curran's "On the Cliff", for equinox is drawing near.

Today I'm taking a few moments to appreciate the ambiance of medieval-style wintry castles suffused in ice and snow during the dark season; the cool factor just can't be matched.

Painting is romantic winter landscape with gothic castle by Albert Bredow.

Earthy vibes from this gorgeous girl depicted almost in sepia, every bit of her oozing sensuality. How can I resist this in autumn? Behold, John Collier's "Lilith".

The royal children are spending their days at school away from the mourning? When my grandparent died I was taken out of school *midday* and stayed out for a week; I saw the body and the coffin, and attended the funeral, at a younger age than Prince George is now. 🤔

Painting is "A Funeral" by Frants Henningsen.

I just learned that one of the "seven points of agilities" medieval knights were expected to know and do in a full suit of armor was dancing. Let that sink in: dancing in a suit of armor. Makes even my hardest ballroom lessons look easy! 🤪

Painting is "The Knight of the Flowers" by Georges Antoine Rochegrosse.

What kind of futurism is it when you want the women and girls to look like the darlings on the left while flying in the aircraft on the right? Whatever it is, it's my kind of futurism, and is the setting of pretty much all of my science fiction stories.

These feminine fashions from 1902 are putting a smile on my face today: why did we ever stray from long-haired peaches-and-cream darlings in dresses, bright colors, and especially big ribbons and big bows?

Notice public-domain content never has any trouble being broadcasted reliably, effectively, and conveniently. 🤔

Painting is of Emma Hamilton as Ariadne by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.

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Betcha streaming will eventually become somehow even crummier than cable; from the get-go streamers' atrocious neglect of classic film libraries was a bad sign. One reform that would help *a lot* would be to shorten copyright terms to the same as patents: 20 years.

Study is of Emma Hamilton as Miranda by George Romney.

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I can't help but think corporations are homogenizing our content on purpose. They restrict our viewing to the most anodyne, rehashed, uninspired, dull, lowest-common-denominator garbage they can get away with *even when there's no business or profit reason to do so*.

Painting is "Sadness" by Natale Schiavone.

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People like me were always told "oh, it costs too much for a business to air a channel nobody watches!", but streaming services just remove shows altogether, despite the cost to keep what they already made available to stream being negligible nowadays. 🤔

inverse.com/entertainment/hbo-

The masculine counterpart to a "cat lady" would have to be a "cat lord"...which somehow sounds a hundred times cooler. Not that it *is* a hundred times cooler, mind you; some of the best girls adore cats, like this darling ballerina painted by Pierre Carrier-Belleuse.

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