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We’re moving!

Posted in Uncategorized on 2015/02/20 by Dashiell Barlow

We’re currently in the process of transitioning to redtunic.net! This version of the site (thedmbarlow.wordpress.com) will be decommissioned once the new site is fully ready.

Heya — Story Requests

Posted in Uncategorized on 2010/02/10 by Dashiell Barlow

Hey everyone!

So, I’ve decided that I am going to do an experiment.

If you have a story idea, you don’t want to or can’t write it for whatever reason, talk to me. I’ll need at least plot and some outline of the characters.

As for request versus commission, well. We’ll come to an agreement. (And on timeframe, as well. I’m only going to do one writing project / time, I think.. but we’ll see).

So, get in touch with me over twitter if you have any interest.

Today’s Post

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009/12/15 by Dashiell Barlow

Because I didn’t post anything, substantive or otherwise, today, and because I probably won’t post for some days (and possibly not until Jan. 10th), I’ll post some nice images here.

Note that I took all of these; they belong to me. Please don’t make me start copyright stamping these things. I hate the way that looks. 😦

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National ID cards? BAD IDEA.

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009/12/14 by Dashiell Barlow

Move to National ID Cards Delayed:

(article by David Kravets) Via Wired.

I am made uncomfortable on several levels by the concept of a national ID system. I don’t like it all.

The idea is so very privacy-invasive. It’s not something I can get behind or support at all. My privacy is a very important thing — especially where the government is involved.

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This is the image that Wired posted (I changed dimensions) — and it shows good news. See all that red? Those states have “passed a statute prohibiting implementation” of this particular bad idea. This is really good news.

The fact that states are actually working against this federal level project, that states are working for right to privacy is this regard.

Yes. It’s good news.

Change blindness experiment (reblogged from Boing Boing)

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009/12/14 by Dashiell Barlow

This is incredible.
And that James Gurney did it just makes me smile.

Reblogged story below.

Change blindness experiment Boing Boing: “

MARK FRAUENFELDER
POSTED AT 12:52 PM DECEMBER 14, 2009
ART AND DESIGN
Change blindness experiment

Dinotopia artist James Gurney posted this video about a ‘change blindness’ experiment. 75% of the participants didn’t notice that the experimenter who bent under a counter was replaced by a different person. Says Gurney: ‘Here’s proof that most of the time we look but don’t see.’ I think Matisse said something to the effect that he didn’t really see things unless he was painting them.

Via Topless Robot – Frank Frazetta’s Kid Tries to Steal Frank Frazetta Paintings

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009/12/14 by Dashiell Barlow

This is just crazy. And yes, it’s @Topless Robot from Twitter again.

Reblog below:

Topless Robot – Frank Frazetta’s Kid Tries to Steal Frank Frazetta Paintings: “

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Frank Frazetta’s Kid Tries to Steal Frank Frazetta Paintings
By Rob Bricken in Miscellaneous Friday, Dec. 11 2009 @ 9:45AM

​I think Frank Frazetta might have spent too much time painting Conan and naked women rubbing themselves on dragons, and not quite enough time raising his kid. This is just a hunch, mind you. From the AP:
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man used a backhoe to break into a museum owned by his father — the pioneering fantasy artist Frank Frazetta — in an attempt to steal 90 paintings valued at $20 million, police said Thursday. State police charged Alfonso Frank Frazetta, 52, of Marshalls Creek, with theft, burglary and trespass after they say he was caught loading the artwork into his trailer and SUV.

The elder Frazetta, 81, is renowned for his w”

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8 Bit Christmas Music!

Posted in Uncategorized on 2009/12/14 by Dashiell Barlow

I’ve been listening ever since @GeeksDreamGirl tweeted about it.

Christmas music, in 8Bit. Yes, it’s awesome. I already sent an eCheck to them for the files.

8Bit Christmas Music.

Thanks again, @GeeksDreamGirl!

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