Just a quick snap. I got caught in a sudden rainstorm but I had to stop and take this photo, even though I only had my phone.... The rain really made the sun sexy.
Not that I want to promote the event or anything but I managed to get some pics at the Air Race. These are the Small JPEGS via the camera WiFi; if someone has a burning desire for higher resolutions just leave a comment and I'll upload them later.
Japan is a really diverse country; especially for one so homogeneous when it comes to the population. This is partly due to the island nature of the country, and partially due to the oppressive rule of the shogunate that lasted from 1192-1860-ish. This restricted the movement of commoners, so different prefectures developed a lot of … Continue reading Weird Japanese Festivals – The Scarecrow Festival
So, after a long time of having my details lots in spam filters and not being able to enter bank details properly, I can now announce that The Zemlya Conspiracy is now available on Kobo Books: https://www.kobo.com/jp/en/ebook/the-zemlya-conspiracy So I hope that helps those of you that don't have a Kindle! I'll return … Continue reading The Zemlya Conspiracy now on Kobo Books
Have you ever heard of Beginner's Luck? Of course you have. Even before you even step into a casino or try your luck at a poker night, the "Beginner's Luck" trope has been firmly planted in your mind through generations of influences, from movies through to friends that tell you about it being a "sure … Continue reading Why are artists so emo?
I'm not sure if I've used this analogy before, but when I was given the offer to move to Tokyo and take over the Asian division of my company, I likened it to standing on a hill, overlooking fields. You know that you have to build a city there, but no-one is going to tell … Continue reading Looking over fields
US Amazon (Paperback also available here) Kobo Books Zemlya is an isolated city, surrounded by an impassable tundra. The city is protected from the elements by a giant wall, and defended by cybernetically enhanced soldiers that make sure that no-one leaves the city. Many have tried but none survive. Kate is one of these agents, and … Continue reading The Zemlya Conspiracy – (A novel by Cpl Crud)