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Richard Cosgrove has been shared in 25 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401014CC G+
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400114CC G+
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213CC G+
martin shervington82,368Commoogling Engagers Circle 4 (April 2013)Here you have some more great engagers since I started on Google+A few more of the newest engagers have been included as well, to give them as boost. Add them in for some great conversations and connections as well. #commoogling  2013-04-12 13:22:38425301130CC G+
martin shervington58,488New Engagers circle!If you received an email, you are in the circle.Thanks to all the people who are new to me and have been engaging this month.I hope this circle helps you to build your network in the Plus and I look forward to engaging with you much more in the future.Please note: I am not in the circle. As such, I would suggest you SHARE this circle as it will help more people to add it in, and connect with more like minded people.All the best, Martin2013-03-06 12:22:1196281639CC G+
Richard Cosgrove2,335Screenwriters Shared CircleIn the days before communities, there was shared circles. This is one I curate for screenwriters.If you'd like adding, please leave a comment. #screenwriters #filmmaking 2012-12-29 23:26:5664101CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)10,425#12daysofchristmas   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #writing   #aperfectwritingcircle  Dear Plustopians,Welcome to my Twelve Days Writing Circles of Christmas! Each shared public circle is full of fascinating, engaging Plussers, writers and other creative folk. I encourage you to add them, share them, and engage with them - I can personally guarantee they will fill your stream with ridiculous amounts of pure Awesome. Further, anyone who reshares one of these circles will be automatically entered in a drawing for one of twelve copies of my forthcoming hardboiled detective paranormal novella, Emerald City Blues! Bonus book is bonus!Cheers, and happy holidays to all!2012-12-26 23:16:34947105CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)9,644#writing   #sharedcircles   #aperfectwritingcircle   #nanowrimo  ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTHIn my eleventh shared circle of the #aperfectwritingcircle  project, I give you this gem of a circle: 95 amazing people with a passion for the written word, many of whose writing cred I can personally attest to (and including some whose cred far outstrips my own). But whether you're an old hand or just experimenting with the art of writing, you'll find someone here who shares your journey.Go. Circle. Reshare. Enjoy. And keep on writing.===If you're interested in past Writing circle shares, search on the tag #aperfectwritingcircle . Want to know more about this project? Here's the summary: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117351898370193721811/posts/PA6GeQHUZWX2012-10-31 17:05:189512112CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)9,254#writing   #sharedcircles   #aperfectwritingcircle   #nanowrimo      ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTHIn my second shared circle of the #aperfectwritingcircle project, I give you this gem of a circle: 95 amazing people with a passion for the written word, many of whose writing cred I can personally attest to (and including some whose cred far outstrips my own). But whether you're an old hand or just experimenting with the art of writing, you'll find someone here who shares your journey.Go. Circle. Reshare. Enjoy. And keep on writing.===Want to know more about the #aperfectwritingcircle  project? Here's the summary: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117351898370193721811/posts/PA6GeQHUZWX2012-10-16 17:24:359519615CC G+
Nicolas Amelio-Ortiz1,025FILM EDITING CIRCLE 2.0If you received a notification about this post, means you're in this new circleHere's the second, upgraded film editing circle of Google+. Who wants to join the next version? If you're a film editor or work with editing software, write a little about yourself in the comments and I'll add you here!Please, help me make this circle even better by sharing it and recommending some other editors to join :) #publiccircles   #circleshare   #filmmaking   #editors   #filmediting  +Public Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Nothing but Circles 2012-07-07 14:00:15642217CC G+
Nicolas Amelio-Ortiz432LOVE FILM? SHARE THIS CIRCLE!After some time of research in Google+ I could expand my filmmaking circle to 500 People! This circle is full of great filmmakers, people working on their feature films, writers, composers, actors, well... just about everything a film needs to be done. They are even critics in here!Comment if you want to be a part of this great circle, and also if you have a short or feature film you want to share, take a look at this site I made. Might be helpful for any director/producer out there: https://plus.google.com/1136973210062684638582012-04-03 01:18:07500162CC G+
Nicolas Amelio-Ortiz294FILMMAKERS RELEASED!!To all filmmakers of google+. Here is a circle I've been creating for the past week. It contains lots of people in the filmmaking business (independent or from the industry), that includes from writers, directors and editors to music composers, producers and critics.If you love film as an art or like making movies/videos, this circle is certainly for you! Also, I added a page here I made called "Filmmakers of Google+". The goal with that page is to share all new films/projects that the community of google+ is working on. Just read the about page and start showing the world what's going on! http://plus.google.com/113697321006268463858/about #ilovefilmmaking #filmmaker #movie #circle2012-03-16 19:31:53400225CC G+
Mike Elgan710,844Flying Circle: Movie Makers!The Flying Circle is my weekly streaming hangout with some of the most interesting, brilliant and talented people on Google+. It's live every Thursday at 9am Pacific in the US (17:00 GMT). This week, I hung out with Google+'s movie makers!Here comes the video! Flying Circle: Movie Makers!To circle all the incredible people in this shared circle, please click "Add circle" below. Please SHARE this post with all YOUR circles, and ask them to add and share!PAST FLYING CIRCLES:LEGO Maniacs!https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/KDG8JfWRr6C The Bones Brigade!https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/LjSAqJVmep2Ukulele People!https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/Tspg8p3yTJBOrbit High School Faculty!https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/1Uc6yWd6HiEOpinionated CES Attendees!https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/7SvhxQYtwr4Hangout Innovators!https://plus.google.com/113117251731252114390/posts/GRFqDy6neqS2012-02-24 17:24:135541522CC G+
Richard Cosgrove214Screenwriters shared circleThis circle contains screenwriters of all levels – from first-timers to veterans - on Google+.The circle also (if I have done things right) contain the +Go Into The Story's page. GITS is the excellent screenwriting blog run by Scott Myers (http://imdb.to/zTBhSy).If you're a screenwriter and would like to be added to this circle (or would like to be removed for any reason), please leave a comment and it'll be done.2012-02-23 10:40:5889300CC G+
Daniel Ely Rankin18,097Movie Makers CircleHey everyone, my friend +Allen Andrews just joined G+ today and loves acting. We just shot a scene today, so hopefully he gets the part!I wanted to share this circle with him, and ask you guys if you knew of a better film circle.Also. I am creating a circle for aspiring and professional actors, so that people with talent can be found here on Google Plus. #film #filmcircle Who wants to be included in either the Film or the Actors circle?For other Circles i've shared: #streamsupercharger2012-02-21 03:27:14405110CC G+
Diego Green506Creatives CircleFirst circle I've ever shared. You will never find a more wretched awesome hive of artist-types and wordsmiths. You must be cautious.2012-01-12 19:34:42160203CC G+
Richard Cosgrove214This is my shared circle of webvideo, film and TV writers. It includes experience screenwriters to complete beginners.If you'd like to be added, or removed, please leave a comment.Thanks.2011-12-06 00:31:3481010CC G+
Richard Cosgrove214Films & TV shared circleI've added people to this shared circle from +Cherie Lawrence's and +Douglas Brown's filmmaker shared circles, and removed profiles that have been silent for the past 2 months.If you'd like adding, or removing, please leave a comment.2011-11-10 00:35:18239102CC G+
Richard Cosgrove214Actors Shared CircleI've boosted my Actors circle with +Cherie Lawrence's Actors shared circle, and have removed profiles that have been inactive for more than 2 months.If you'd like to be added, or removed from this shared circle, please leave a comment.2011-11-10 00:32:53209001CC G+
Richard Cosgrove214Post-diet Shared Films & TV CircleLike my Screenwriters shared circle, this one has been on a diet. All profiles that have been silent for the past two months have been removed.So, no zombie profiles here.2011-11-09 02:21:2179001CC G+
Richard Cosgrove214Here's my shared circle of screenwriters. If you want to be added or removed, please let a comment. Share it well.Richard Cosgrove shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 20:43:42732441CC G+
Jason Fisk53I know +Dan Dollar did this only yesterday, but due to the Circles i've been put into in the space of 24 hours i figured i'd share the love also.So here is my Writers circle.Jason Fisk shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 23:30:47259502CC G+
Dan Dollar92here is my list of screenwriters, if anyone has their own they wish to share, that would be great!Dan Dollar shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 23:36:05251721CC G+
Elizabeth Marcellin21Writers and Authors from all around the worldElizabeth Marcellin shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 13:45:54500204CC G+
Cliff Roth263Here you go +Zachary Straub my 'writers' circle.Cliff Roth shared a circle with you.2011-09-30 15:20:05202328CC G+

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2013-02-12 00:14:40 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

GMing first game in 10 years - any advice?

This Saturday I'll be GMing my first game in about a decade. I used to GM a lot, but have only just back into playing tabletop RPGs, let along running one.

To make things even tougher for me, it's a Cyberpunk 2020 game which I've converted into the White Wolf's Storyteller rules.

The upside is I like to tell stories, play with people's heads and have (albeit limited) acting skills.

So does anyone have any advice for someone returning to GMing after a long absence?

Thanks. 

Image source: http://bit.ly/U7yaku .

Most reshares: 8

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2013-03-19 22:05:13 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 3 +1s)

I want some of these.

Most plusones: 13

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2013-02-28 16:52:58 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

Copy-editing humour: Lesser-known editing symbols

I may start using some of these…

(Found on Facebook)

Latest 50 posts

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2014-08-31 10:23:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A break news piece I wrote for IBTimes UK.

#journalism  

A break news piece I wrote for IBTimes UK.

#journalism  ___

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2014-08-27 08:50:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

An overview of the Rotherham child abuse scandal report, which I wrote for International Business Times UK.

#rotherham   #journalism   #unitedkingdom  

An overview of the Rotherham child abuse scandal report, which I wrote for International Business Times UK.

#rotherham   #journalism   #unitedkingdom  ___

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2014-08-17 17:20:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I wrote this: a look at the military equipment Ferguson police are using, and how it could be making the situation worse.

#ferguson   #policemilitarization  

I wrote this: a look at the military equipment Ferguson police are using, and how it could be making the situation worse.

#ferguson   #policemilitarization  ___

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2014-02-01 22:27:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

More people need to be like this granddad.

___More people need to be like this granddad.

2014-02-01 17:25:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Help with newcomer to coding and Javascript
Creating a grid of dots

I've decided to start learning how to code, and have settled with taking my first steps with Javascript. The reason is that Javascript is used to write scripts for software I use at work, which can help speed up my workflow.

I've found that OpenTechSchool is starting free training courses in my area, so I'm trying out its intro to Javascript course: http://opentechschool.github.io/js-beginners-4h-workshop-1/page2.html

I have now started on a section about loops. You are required to write a Javascript program that'll draw a 20x20 grid of circle, using the following sandbox page: http://opentechschool.github.io/js-beginners-4h-workshop-1/sandbox/#drawing_loop.js

We're instructed to use two loops, two variables, and that loops can go inside loops.

My... more »

Help with newcomer to coding and Javascript
Creating a grid of dots

I've decided to start learning how to code, and have settled with taking my first steps with Javascript. The reason is that Javascript is used to write scripts for software I use at work, which can help speed up my workflow.

I've found that OpenTechSchool is starting free training courses in my area, so I'm trying out its intro to Javascript course: http://opentechschool.github.io/js-beginners-4h-workshop-1/page2.html

I have now started on a section about loops. You are required to write a Javascript program that'll draw a 20x20 grid of circle, using the following sandbox page: http://opentechschool.github.io/js-beginners-4h-workshop-1/sandbox/#drawing_loop.js

We're instructed to use two loops, two variables, and that loops can go inside loops.

My idea was to write two loops: one to draw a line of circles, and another to move the origin point up 10 pixels, and for both loops to cut after 19 runs.

This is the code I came up with. All it seems to do is crash its tab (I'm using Chrome for these exercises).

function drawing() {
color("red");
//counts along the horizontal to create the line of circles
var xcount = 0;
//counts vertically to stack the lines
var ycount = 0;
//counts the number of stacked lines, and increases ycount after origin moved.
while (ycount < 20) {
    moveTo(0, ycount+10);
    ycount +1;
//draws a row of 20 circles, 4 pixels in diameter)
           while (xcount < 20) {
                circle(xcount * 10, 0, 4);
                xcount = xcount + 1;
  }
}
}

I've tried various different versions of this code, but I can't get rows to appear: I can get columns or arcs made of circles, but not a grid.

Can anyone suggest where I may be going wrong? 

This is the first piece of coding I've attempted in decades. The last time I did coding I used BASIC on my Acorn Electron, and I was 10 years old. ___

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2014-01-26 19:57:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google+ showing off again.

50 Google+ Tips by +Rick Eliason 
1. Create A Killer Hovercard: goo.gl/ifDhJW
2. Sharing to Circles vs. Publicly: goo.gl/1qr0YO
3. Google+ Communities: goo.gl/NC21Ly
4. Share Your G+ Posts on Other SM : goo.gl/QeefiD
5. Report Issues With G+ or Suggest Ideas: goo.gl/FywX2c
6. Create A "Save For Later" Circle: goo.gl/PmBRWf
7. Add A Large Image To Your Post: goo.gl/lVr3yj
8. The Various G+ Keyboard Shortcuts : goo.gl/7BaxMs
9. Share Someone Else's G+ Post : goo.gl/DYJo3U
10. Create A Mini Blog on G+: goo.gl/zEVIOM
11. Host A Google+ Hangout: goo.gl/2P0n0Q
12. Leave A Wake of Value-Add In Your Path: goo.gl/lpCzaD
13. Take Control Of Your G+ Notifications: goo.gl/WHU0p3
14. SEO Your Google+ Posts: goo.gl/oYb6J1

15. How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ
16. Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d
17. How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp
18. Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl
19. Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy
20. Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP
21. Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h
22. Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8
23. The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo

More to come...___Google+ showing off again.

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2014-01-24 14:58:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

One for RPGers of a certain generation.

#RPG

This is the weekend that D&D turns 40! How will you celebrate?
More at: http://www.pinterest.com/rafaelchandler/grognard-magazine/___One for RPGers of a certain generation.

#RPG

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2014-01-24 12:01:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Painfully accurate and very funny look at independent British films cliches.

#britishfilm   #filmmaking  

Painfully accurate and very funny look at independent British films cliches.

#britishfilm   #filmmaking  ___

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2014-01-23 22:07:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Coding fundamentals for absolute beginners

While searching for advice on where to start with learning to code, I found this blog post explaining the core concepts behind all programming languages.

If you're starting to learn how to code, I can strongly recommend starting with these five posts.

#learntocode #coding

Coding fundamentals for absolute beginners

While searching for advice on where to start with learning to code, I found this blog post explaining the core concepts behind all programming languages.

If you're starting to learn how to code, I can strongly recommend starting with these five posts.

#learntocode #coding___

2014-01-23 13:38:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Curated list of good tech reporters.

The real tech news
Over the year I've been getting real tired of the quality of so called tech news sites. Overly sensational (and often incorrect) articles, link bait crap, biased reviews...

As a result I've stopped visiting any tech news site completely and started using Google+ as my sole source for tech news. Note that not every tech news site or article is bad, it really depends on the authors. So  I started following the good tech writers, all of which are listed below and included in the shared circle.

These guys usually hit the nail on the head and write (or record :) unbiased and decent reviews. They also point you to interesting articles not written by them and they're to first to point out bad reporting.

Google+ allows for a more two-way street in tech news reporting as it makes it easier to discuss the articles with the actual authors in an uniform way. I know that all tech news sites have comment sections, but these have really become the cesspool of the internet and are really not the same.

+Russell Holly 
+Artem Russakovskii 
+Tshaka Armstrong 
+Ron Amadeo 
+JR Raphael 
+Derek Ross 
+Kevin Tofel 
+Marques Brownlee 
+Alex Dobie 
+Mike Elgan 
+Phil Nickinson 
+Juan Carlos Bagnell 
+Jeff Jarvis 

PS. Feel free to suggest more :)___Curated list of good tech reporters.

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2014-01-23 00:05:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2014-01-10 19:15:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Bug in Google+ preferences: Pages automatically added to circles

Whenever I try to uncheck, or check, the option "Automatically add a Google+ page to my circles if I search for + followed by the page's name." in my Google+ preferences, I receive a "Preferences could not be saved. Please try again later." message pops up. (See screengrab.)

Is anyone else having this problem? This issue is specific to this option in my Google+ preferences.

#pages   #bug   #advertising  

I do not want pages I search for to be automatically added to my circles. I want it to remain my choice who and what I add. This smacks of Google force pages into users' circles, to make it appear they are more popular than they are to brands which advertise on Google.

Bug in Google+ preferences: Pages automatically added to circles

Whenever I try to uncheck, or check, the option "Automatically add a Google+ page to my circles if I search for + followed by the page's name." in my Google+ preferences, I receive a "Preferences could not be saved. Please try again later." message pops up. (See screengrab.)

Is anyone else having this problem? This issue is specific to this option in my Google+ preferences.

#pages   #bug   #advertising  

I do not want pages I search for to be automatically added to my circles. I want it to remain my choice who and what I add. This smacks of Google force pages into users' circles, to make it appear they are more popular than they are to brands which advertise on Google.___

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2013-10-23 14:34:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

#LondonSWF - what to take and who to see #scriptchat

London Screenwriters Festival: what to bring with you and who to see

#LondonSWF - what to take and who to see #scriptchat

London Screenwriters Festival: what to bring with you and who to see___

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2013-04-21 23:02:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Dear New Zealand,

If you get tired of this guy, can we have him for the UK parliament?

Dear New Zealand,

If you get tired of this guy, can we have him for the UK parliament?___

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2013-04-21 13:13:57 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A Google Translate version of a report from Swedish media: Nestlé chairman says that the world's water supply should be privatised.

So if you can't pay for water, which is essential for life, you should be left to die. 

http://bit.ly/10ruvT1

Nestlés CEO Peter Brabeck-Lethmate, just said that water should be privatized and having it is not a right. Basically - if you can't pay, don't think you have a right to survive. Well, fair enough. Lets say that "being allowed to live" is  not a human right, but lets take cash out of the equation and where does he think he stands? 

(Swedish Article Below, google translate it)___A Google Translate version of a report from Swedish media: Nestlé chairman says that the world's water supply should be privatised.

So if you can't pay for water, which is essential for life, you should be left to die. 

http://bit.ly/10ruvT1

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2013-04-09 23:30:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I have seen the future.

It is grim.

I have seen the future.

It is grim.___

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2013-04-08 08:24:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

DItto.

I guess it should be mentionned that I'm a feminist in the same way that I'm an antiracist and against homophobia.
It seems dumb that this has to be said - but appearently it does.___DItto.

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2013-03-29 14:41:50 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Give that man a raise. And a round of applause.

Give that man a raise. And a round of applause.___

2013-03-24 00:18:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Curriculum for high school filmmaking class

This curriculum for a filmmaking class from +Richard Herd is a good outline of how to approach teaching filmmaking to students.

#teaching   #school   #filmmaking  

To anyone interested in teaching filmmaking to high school students, here is the curriculum a friend of mine asked for. Please offer critique and or refinement. Thanks! What follows is a copypasta from an email to a friend who requested my curriculum. Turns out, there might be other people who are interested:

I start of with some film history: persistence of vision and frame rate are psychology terms that make motion picture possible and the "industry" went through many iteration before finally getting to film. There's some youtube videos that we screen in class: (if you can't get to youtube in the 21st century, you need to raise hell about teaching a film class and needing access).

Pixar's Zoetrope
phenakistocsope Film Before Film - Phenakistoscope
zoetrope: Things - Zoetrope

chronophotographic
glass plate series: Buffalo Running 1883 Eadweard Muybridge, Very Early Film

Kinetoscope Edison Kinetoscope Films 1894-1896

black maria: Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph

pathe L'HERITAGE DE LA VIEILLE FILLE [école Ferdinand Zecca] (Film Pathé Frères, France 1910)

Then we talk about how the first stories started. Guys were running around with cameras taking pictures of everything and screening it anywhere. This video Auguste er Louis Lumière: L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat (1896) caused people to hide under their chairs and rush out of the screening room. And that's what sparked the idea: We can use cinema to create emotions in people. Here's the first narrative that was any good: A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune 1902 - English narration) it was only 12 minutes long because that was one reel of film. Here's some other good ones: 

These were both huge commercial success, hard to realize they are over 100 years old:

The great train robbery: The Great Train Robbery - 1903 Silent Film

Making a living: MAKING A LIVING (Chaplin short films)

I'm always asking: What's missing from these films? Obvious answers are color and good acting. But also the music is not synced. They paid a performer to noodle and improv to the picture, live. Also the actual answer I'm looking for is "Director's Coverage." Wide Shot, Medium Shot, Close Up. Then we take a very quick tour through film history using trailers of the big movies:
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Trailer
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA(1962) Original Theatrical Trailer
Ben-Hur - Trailer [1959] [32nd Oscar Best Picture]
Schindler's List (1993) Official Trailer
MOVIE TRAILER -- "GONE WITH THE WIND" (1939)
Spartacus - Official Trailer [1960]
Titanic - Official Trailer [1997]
All Quiet on the Western Front Official Trailer #1 - Lew Ayres Movie (1930) HD
Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Official Trailer
Reds - Official Trailer [1981]
The Ten Commandments (1956) Trailer

Then we start the FIRST assignment.

Assignments/Projects:
1. Pass the Salt (a meaningless dialogue bit that everyone must perform.) It's designed to do many things at once: show director's coverage, wherein the scene is shot from 6 angles (Wide Shot, Medium Shot, Close Up of actor 1, Close Up of actor 2, Over the Shoulder of Actor 1, Over the shoulder of actor 2). Then because the scene is meaningless, it is an actor's study on subtext, where the meaning comes from "HOW" something is said and not from the words. Additionally, I am right there next to the person shooting, so they know EXACTLY how to operate the camera and how to film proper coverage. Then we transfer footage and start editing.

2. Beat Sheet: first we watch Trollhunter, and after the film we fill out the beat sheet as a class. Then we watch Limitless, and the students fill out the beat sheet as a quiz. I don't care if they work in groups (because soon they will have to work in groups to get their projects shot and edited). Last, everyone has to write their own beat sheet and film it here on campus (within rules that have already been covered). Then they have to edit.

3. Notes on story timeline: we watch "Double Indemnity" (1944), and the students then fill out the Gist and Timeline according to the film and turn it in for a grade. Then we read the first 15 pages of the script. Then everyone has to write their own story and turn in a GIST, TIMELINE, SCRIPT, yet we only film 1 or 2 depending on the size of the class, because the story requires 5 actors. My second period only has 5 kids in it, so we shot 1. My third period has 12 so we shot 2. They get graded for filming and editing. The person who takes the lead in the group gets the highest grade; the person who does a little bit gets the lowest grade. 

4. The final project is the Prisoner's Dilemma. They have 1 week. Everyone has to write, film, edit.

Some notes on project tracking: I write columns on the board:

GIST | TIMELINE | SCRIPT

And we go around the room and I get them to write their name where they are to track how their projects are coming along. 

I also use: WRITE | FILM | EDIT | DONE

so they can see where they are supposed to be.___Curriculum for high school filmmaking class

This curriculum for a filmmaking class from +Richard Herd is a good outline of how to approach teaching filmmaking to students.

#teaching   #school   #filmmaking  

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2013-03-21 22:47:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

Share this post publicly and raise money for charity.

I watched this video twice and cried both times. 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/honoring-students-with-special-needs

I'll donate $1 for each public share of this post up to, say, $2,000. Let's bring a little joy into these kids' hearts.

Hat tip to +Chris Brogan ___Share this post publicly and raise money for charity.

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2013-03-21 15:48:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

When 'rape culture' becomes 'anti-rape culture' and people blame the rapists not their victims, I'll shut up about living in a rape culture.

When 'rape culture' becomes 'anti-rape culture' and people blame the rapists not their victims, I'll shut up about living in a rape culture.___

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2013-03-19 22:05:13 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 3 +1s)

I want some of these.

I want some of these.___

2013-03-19 21:25:46 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Can you spare a short film script for a high school English class?

In a few weeks, I'll be teaching a screenwriting workshop to a class of 13-16 year olds. 

I'm looking for short film scripts to use as teaching examples in the class.

I'd like to use scripts from a few different writers to show the pupils how different writers approach screenwriting, within the constraints of the format.

If you have a short film script you'd be willing to share, please let me know.

I ideally need scripts under 5 pages with a standard narrative structure. The content must be suitable for 13-16 year olds (no sex, swearing, extreme violence etc).

The scripts would not be distributed outside of the class. They'll be used to show the pupils how short film scripts work, before they move on to writing their own.

Can you spare a short film script for a high school English class?

In a few weeks, I'll be teaching a screenwriting workshop to a class of 13-16 year olds. 

I'm looking for short film scripts to use as teaching examples in the class.

I'd like to use scripts from a few different writers to show the pupils how different writers approach screenwriting, within the constraints of the format.

If you have a short film script you'd be willing to share, please let me know.

I ideally need scripts under 5 pages with a standard narrative structure. The content must be suitable for 13-16 year olds (no sex, swearing, extreme violence etc).

The scripts would not be distributed outside of the class. They'll be used to show the pupils how short film scripts work, before they move on to writing their own.___

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2013-03-17 22:22:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Speedreading like The Flash

Because I've got a massive number of books to read, I bought a "teach yourself" book on speedreading.

According to it most people read at 200 words-per-minute, and speedreading doubles or trebles that rate.

I did a reading speed test and it turns out I read at 400wpm.

I think this is what inside my head will sound like if I manage to treble my reading speed.

Speedreading like The Flash

Because I've got a massive number of books to read, I bought a "teach yourself" book on speedreading.

According to it most people read at 200 words-per-minute, and speedreading doubles or trebles that rate.

I did a reading speed test and it turns out I read at 400wpm.

I think this is what inside my head will sound like if I manage to treble my reading speed.___

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2013-03-14 22:37:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

So painful. So truthful.

So painful. So truthful.___

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2013-03-14 13:04:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Google Reader to be axed: What are the alternatives? http://goo.gl/mag/NfMF8RI

Google Reader to be axed: What are the alternatives? http://goo.gl/mag/NfMF8RI___

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2013-03-13 12:10:44 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 4 +1s)

I can die happy now.

I can die happy now.___

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2013-03-12 23:57:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Books which made me

I've changed my Google profile pic to a selection of the fiction works I've read that could be said to have formed me as a person and a writer.

For those who like lists, they are:

number9dream – David Mitchell
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M Pirsig
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K Dick
1984 – George Orwell
The Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
Roadside Picnic – Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
V for Vendetta – Alan Moore, David Lloyd (and others)
Norweigan Wood – Haruki Murakami
HP Lovecraft – Call of Cthulhu and others

#books  

Books which made me

I've changed my Google profile pic to a selection of the fiction works I've read that could be said to have formed me as a person and a writer.

For those who like lists, they are:

number9dream – David Mitchell
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M Pirsig
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K Dick
1984 – George Orwell
The Naked Lunch – William Burroughs
Roadside Picnic – Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
V for Vendetta – Alan Moore, David Lloyd (and others)
Norweigan Wood – Haruki Murakami
HP Lovecraft – Call of Cthulhu and others

#books  ___

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2013-03-12 23:19:02 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2013-03-03 19:12:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

My thoughts on this:

1. Why aren't Democrats use this in election campaigns?
2. What are the sources of all of this information?
3. Please could someone make one for the UK?

If enough people watched and actually thought about this video on Wealth Inequality in America, there would probably be riots in the streets.___My thoughts on this:

1. Why aren't Democrats use this in election campaigns?
2. What are the sources of all of this information?
3. Please could someone make one for the UK?

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2013-03-02 19:27:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Get fit at your desk

Writers tend to be deskbound. These may help prevent upper body problems from leading such a life.

Get fit at your desk

Writers tend to be deskbound. These may help prevent upper body problems from leading such a life.___

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2013-03-02 19:25:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Get fit when stuck at your desk

Or go some way to preserve your upper body from damage by sitting at your desk.

Get fit when stuck at your desk

Or go some way to preserve your upper body from damage by sitting at your desk.___

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2013-03-02 17:55:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

When Jennifer Lawrence met Jack Nicholson…

DOWN BOY!

DOWN!

(via +Bruce Garber)

When Jennifer Lawrence met Jack Nicholson…

DOWN BOY!

DOWN!

(via +Bruce Garber)___

2013-03-02 17:39:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

Evernote resets all passwords

Someone is attempting to hack Evernote and get users' passwords. So it's implemented a password reset. Every Evernote user has to change their password.

Instructions are in the link. Do not use a link provided in any password reset email you receive.

#evernote   #hacked  

Evernote resets all passwords

Someone is attempting to hack Evernote and get users' passwords. So it's implemented a password reset. Every Evernote user has to change their password.

Instructions are in the link. Do not use a link provided in any password reset email you receive.

#evernote   #hacked  ___

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2013-03-02 01:14:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

That nice Mr Bowie gave us a present…

The Next Day David Bowie's new album is available to stream on iTunes… for free.

Thank you Mr Bowie! Thank you Apple!

That nice Mr Bowie gave us a present…

The Next Day David Bowie's new album is available to stream on iTunes… for free.

Thank you Mr Bowie! Thank you Apple!___

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2013-03-01 23:52:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Amazon and Solid Gold Bomb selling "Keep Calm and Rape…" T-shirts

UPDATE: Solid Gold Bomb has removed the "Keep Calm and Rape…" T-shirts from its online store. However, the T-shirts are still being sold on Amazon.co.uk.

UPDATE 2: Solid Gold Bomb are placing the blame on a single coder on their staff. But they don't explain why the T-shirts were allowed to go on sale (link: http://www.solidgoldbomb.com/pages/contact-us). The T-shirts are also being pulled from the Amazon Marketplace store. Solid Gold Bomb were also selling T-shirts with slogans like ""keep calm and knife her" and "keep calm and grope a lot" (source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21640347).

Amazon is enabling the retailer Solid Gold Bomb to distribute a range of "Keep Calm and Rape…" T-shirts.

The T-shirtsinclu... more »

Amazon and Solid Gold Bomb selling "Keep Calm and Rape…" T-shirts

UPDATE: Solid Gold Bomb has removed the "Keep Calm and Rape…" T-shirts from its online store. However, the T-shirts are still being sold on Amazon.co.uk.

UPDATE 2: Solid Gold Bomb are placing the blame on a single coder on their staff. But they don't explain why the T-shirts were allowed to go on sale (link: http://www.solidgoldbomb.com/pages/contact-us). The T-shirts are also being pulled from the Amazon Marketplace store. Solid Gold Bomb were also selling T-shirts with slogans like ""keep calm and knife her" and "keep calm and grope a lot" (source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21640347).

Amazon is enabling the retailer Solid Gold Bomb to distribute a range of "Keep Calm and Rape…" T-shirts.

The T-shirts include: 

Keep Calm and Rape Us

Keep Calm and Rape A Lot

Keep Calm and Rape Me
This one is renamed "Keep Calm And Rape It" in the Amazon.co.uk product description, for added misogynism.

You can see the T-shirts for sale on Amazon here http://t.co/KYCNhPAbO7 and  on Solid Gold Bomb's website here: http://bit.ly/Z7Qybw.

To leave a complaint about the sale of these T-shirts with Amazon.co.uk, follow this link to get to its well-hidden contact page: http://t.co/LptEjwFyZA

Thanks.

EDITS: G+ wiped my original post when I tried to edit it to include the retailer's website. ___

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2013-02-28 16:52:58 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

Copy-editing humour: Lesser-known editing symbols

I may start using some of these…

(Found on Facebook)

Copy-editing humour: Lesser-known editing symbols

I may start using some of these…

(Found on Facebook)___

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2013-02-21 22:50:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

The future of Netflix is… HBO?

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: "The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us."___The future of Netflix is… HBO?

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2013-02-20 23:28:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

To this day

This is the best anti-bullying film I've seen. Moving and positive, it shows the emotional impact of being a bully.

The film is part of the "To This Day Project" (http://tothisdayproject.com/).

For more on stopping bullying, visit Bullying.org (http://www.bullying.org)

To this day

This is the best anti-bullying film I've seen. Moving and positive, it shows the emotional impact of being a bully.

The film is part of the "To This Day Project" (http://tothisdayproject.com/).

For more on stopping bullying, visit Bullying.org (http://www.bullying.org)___

2013-02-19 23:06:11 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Possibly the best "screenwriter wanted" advert ever.

The final line was a clincher for me. How could I not want this job?

Possibly the best "screenwriter wanted" advert ever.

The final line was a clincher for me. How could I not want this job?___

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2013-02-16 21:53:33 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

I was looking for a link to explain "adult furry parties" to a script reading client…

And I stumbled across this story.

It took me a while to stop laughing.

I was looking for a link to explain "adult furry parties" to a script reading client…

And I stumbled across this story.

It took me a while to stop laughing.___

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2013-02-15 21:01:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Read right to the end.

It thought I would leave you with some Star Wars news...
It is worth reading it ALL!
Ngaarrr..,
See ya tomorrow :D
#starwars   #hansolo  ___Read right to the end.

2013-02-15 20:48:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Google is making an AI that spends its day on YouTube watching cat videos.

Figures.

Google made an artificial brain. It has developed something akin to a visual cortex and likes cats. http://gizmodo.com/5921296/googles-artificial-brain-loves-to-watch-cat-videos___Google is making an AI that spends its day on YouTube watching cat videos.

Figures.

2013-02-15 13:10:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Why you should pay your invoices

If you run a company, you should always ensure you pay invoices from the Inland Revenue and your website developer. 

If you don't, the first can send you to prison, and the second can… well, see for yourself:  

Why you should pay your invoices

If you run a company, you should always ensure you pay invoices from the Inland Revenue and your website developer. 

If you don't, the first can send you to prison, and the second can… well, see for yourself:  ___

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2013-02-12 00:14:40 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

GMing first game in 10 years - any advice?

This Saturday I'll be GMing my first game in about a decade. I used to GM a lot, but have only just back into playing tabletop RPGs, let along running one.

To make things even tougher for me, it's a Cyberpunk 2020 game which I've converted into the White Wolf's Storyteller rules.

The upside is I like to tell stories, play with people's heads and have (albeit limited) acting skills.

So does anyone have any advice for someone returning to GMing after a long absence?

Thanks. 

Image source: http://bit.ly/U7yaku .

GMing first game in 10 years - any advice?

This Saturday I'll be GMing my first game in about a decade. I used to GM a lot, but have only just back into playing tabletop RPGs, let along running one.

To make things even tougher for me, it's a Cyberpunk 2020 game which I've converted into the White Wolf's Storyteller rules.

The upside is I like to tell stories, play with people's heads and have (albeit limited) acting skills.

So does anyone have any advice for someone returning to GMing after a long absence?

Thanks. 

Image source: http://bit.ly/U7yaku .___

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2013-02-09 23:53:21 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Binging on Stargate Universe

I've spent the day watching episodes of a series I've long meant to watch: Stargate Universe, and it's left me with a couple of thoughts:

1. Grim is not entertaining
SGU strongly reminds me of Ronald D Moore Battlestar Galactica remake.

Both feature a broken down ship in space, which is stranded by accident, and becomes populated by a motley crew of people. And its well-written, well-acted, high production values – generally very well made.

And both have episodes with nearly identical concepts: the ship loosing all of their water, struggling to find food enough to feed everyone, a developing split between the civilian and military crews, and a commander trying to prevent mutiny created through politicians' machinations.

And both shows have a lunatic genius scientist doctor.more »

Binging on Stargate Universe

I've spent the day watching episodes of a series I've long meant to watch: Stargate Universe, and it's left me with a couple of thoughts:

1. Grim is not entertaining
SGU strongly reminds me of Ronald D Moore Battlestar Galactica remake.

Both feature a broken down ship in space, which is stranded by accident, and becomes populated by a motley crew of people. And its well-written, well-acted, high production values – generally very well made.

And both have episodes with nearly identical concepts: the ship loosing all of their water, struggling to find food enough to feed everyone, a developing split between the civilian and military crews, and a commander trying to prevent mutiny created through politicians' machinations.

And both shows have a lunatic genius scientist doctor.

What I'm mainly finding about SGU is that it's grim. Extremely grim. There are few laughs and – 12 episodes in – absolutely no sense of hope.

Basically Stargate: Universe is Moore's _Battlestar Galactica_… without the laughs.

2. Elyse Levesque didn't have a character
I have a feeling that SGU's directors, writers and showrunners told Levesque (http://imdb.to/12ebcaF) – Chloe Armstrong –  to "Just be pretty, vulnerable, appealing while making sad puppy dog eyes." And that's it.

Armstrong is relegated to being a girlfriend of the one of the heroic males, and the occasional victim of Bad Things, leading to her having to be rescued by the heroic males.

The other women on the show were given jobs and roles on the ship, their own story arcs, and goals and conflicts for their character. But Armstrong was given changes of clothes. Presumably because, being female, that is preferably to being given a character to play.

3. The pitch was: "We're going to make Battlestar Galactica in the Stargate setting…
"…and take out everything that defines the Stargate franchise, and take out everything that made BSG enjoyable." 

4. Does Robert Carlisle play sane people?
I've seen Carlisle in a few things. And each time he played a nutcase.

While he plays nutcases well, it'd be nice to see him try something different.

#sciencefictiontelevision   #stargate  ___

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2013-02-09 20:09:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Make a post with the PULP-O-MIZER

I found the PULP-O-MIZER (http://bit.ly/12dujBH) via a post from +Steve Turnbull. It lets you make covers based on the old science-fiction anthology magazines.

So, I made one to promote my freelance copy editing business (http://rceditorial.wordpress.com).

Nice, what?

#writing   #sciencefiction   #pulp   #proofreading  

Make a post with the PULP-O-MIZER

I found the PULP-O-MIZER (http://bit.ly/12dujBH) via a post from +Steve Turnbull. It lets you make covers based on the old science-fiction anthology magazines.

So, I made one to promote my freelance copy editing business (http://rceditorial.wordpress.com).

Nice, what?

#writing   #sciencefiction   #pulp   #proofreading  ___

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2013-02-09 16:20:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Ex-BNP members form hardline racist, neo-Nazi "British Democratic Party"

Launch event security provided by EDL to defend against attack by BNP.

Senior posts in "democratic" party not elected.

BDP's leader – Andrew Brons – is an ex-Mosley follower, ex-National Front. 

Nick Lowles of the antifascist campaign group Hope not Hate says the new party will be a serious challenge to Nick Griffin’s BNP. “The BDP brings together all of the hardcore Holocaust deniers and racists that have walked away from the BNP over the last two to three years, plus those previously, who could not stomach the party’s image changes.

“They and the BNP already have a mutual hatred of each other and neither party will stop until they’ve killed the other one off. The gloves will be off and it will be toxic”.

Neither theEnglish Defence ... more »

Ex-BNP members form hardline racist, neo-Nazi "British Democratic Party"

Launch event security provided by EDL to defend against attack by BNP.

Senior posts in "democratic" party not elected.

BDP's leader – Andrew Brons – is an ex-Mosley follower, ex-National Front. 

Nick Lowles of the antifascist campaign group Hope not Hate says the new party will be a serious challenge to Nick Griffin’s BNP. “The BDP brings together all of the hardcore Holocaust deniers and racists that have walked away from the BNP over the last two to three years, plus those previously, who could not stomach the party’s image changes.

“They and the BNP already have a mutual hatred of each other and neither party will stop until they’ve killed the other one off. The gloves will be off and it will be toxic”.

Neither the English Defence League, British National Party nor the new British Democratic Party is supported by any British person I know.___

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2013-02-07 23:21:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Word template for script pitches.

Word template for script pitches.___

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2013-02-03 01:25:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

William Gibson's Theory of Celebrity – storified

When people ask me, "What's Twitter good for?" I point them to William Gibson's @GreatDismal page.

Here is one example why he makes social media worthwhile.

William Gibson's Theory of Celebrity – storified

When people ask me, "What's Twitter good for?" I point them to William Gibson's @GreatDismal page.

Here is one example why he makes social media worthwhile.___

Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

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