Exploring the Used Future Trope in Science Fiction

In Praise of a Broken Future I’ve always loved science fiction where the technology is simultaneously amazing and a piece of junk.  Give me interstellar spaceships that are so rusty and worn out that they barely make the journey, robots and computers that need a little “percussive maintenance” to make them work, and groundbreaking gadgets that could change the world, …

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The Monk of the Moon

A man climbed a mountain in search of the legendary Monk of the Moon, said to be the wisest man to ever live.  The man explored the mountainside until he found the monk’s cave. “Oh, great Monk of the Moon, what is the meaning of life?” The monk turned around and lowered his pants. A voice came from his rear …

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An Evil Improv Game: A Brief Guide to Cold Reading

I used to get paid to read palms at parties and other events. I didn’t believe in it. I knew there was nothing special about lines on someone’s hand. I was just doing it for the money, and because I occasionally got to hold a pretty lady’s hand. In my defense, I always told people it was “for entertainment purposes …

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Indiana Fun Facts

There’s a lot to do in Indiana! Learn about the Hoosier State with these possibly true Indiana Fun Facts! Indiana State Facts: Indiana History: Indiana Geography: Indiana Tourism: Planning a visit to Indiana? A lot of people think Indiana is boring and there’s nothing to do, but that’s not true at all. There’s Holiday World, meth, college sports, meth, the …

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Spooky Goth Date Ideas

Welcome, dear readers, to the delightfully dark and romantically macabre world of goth dating. If you’ve ever dreamt of candlelit dinners in a haunted mansion or moonlit strolls through eerie cemeteries, you’re in for a treat. So grab your black lipstick, don your finest velvet cape, and prepare to embrace your inner creature of the night as we explore these …

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