Unimpressed by the muddle of Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 1: The Red Lady – Review

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The opening shot of the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere was excellent. It showed the Wall and Castle Black from a perspective we’ve never seen before- looking back to the sun setting over a southern tree-lined horizon, to the exact promised land the ice zombies and White Walkers are so into. And Jon Snow! He was there too, like another piece of the tatty furniture, lying pitifully, palely, lank as melted then refrozen butter, in a puddley goop of blood (and guts?). Defiantly dead. This is good, I thought- this is what I want. Is he coming back to life? Is he dead? SPOILERS Aaaaand… we don’t find out. Infuriatingly, after a year of waiting, and not unlike The …

Sleepy cats

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Here’s a couple of sleepy cat photos. This is Lincoln. He’s a total player, when not asleep. If he had his equipment still he’d be a threat to all the girl cats on the block 😉 This is Churchill- decidedly not a player. He is very sweet, scared to go outside, and would be a poet in another life. He’s definitely a one-woman man.

3-book promotion

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This evening I set up a three book (I should say ‘product’) promotion- The Last free, The Loss (book 4) free, and the box set books 1-3 99cents, starting on April 18-22. It took two hours to get it all done, and in total if all promotion sites accept me, it’ll cost $510. It looks like a lot. It is a lot. But the last time I did this I spent $630 and ultimately got more than double that back. Plus- Mark Dawson, King of book facebook ads, spends about $20,000 a month on advertising, and gets more than that back (15% ROI). Wow. Also- I started writing Zombie Ocean book 5! Got some exciting things lined up, while at …

Gardening before/after

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Yesterday we spent much of the day gardening, and came up with this transformation: Before After Perhaps you can’t tell what the difference is? I’ll get better before/after pictures next time. I smoothed out all the beds. On the left the bed grew annoyingly narrow- like a fat person with very skinny legs- so I had to widen it with a curvy flourish. The right hand side got curvier too, the bench was moved, and the heap of trash at the bottom got moved. Also I hoisted 4 bags of grit and gravel that were left by the previous owner behind the shed and poured them into the giant pothole in the road in front of us (it’s private, so …