Author Archive: merinogirl1

Smaller On The Outside

Continuing with my TARDIS obsession, I am proud to show off my version of Kate Atherley’s knitted garment called Bigger On the Inside. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/PATTbigger.php I reworked it into a scarf, making it more gender-neutral, and, for some detail, added vortex lines swirling around the 6 repeats of the blue box as it moves through space …

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A Jedi Makeup Master, He Was

Sadly noted – the passing of Stuart Freeborn, the makeup artist for Star Wars.  The creator of the look of Yoda, Chewbacca and all the other characters, died on February 6th at age 98. He said that he based Yoda on a combination of Albert Einstein, and himself.  That may have been a little cheeky, but the …

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Bigger on the inside, virtually

Most of us think we’re ardent Doctor Who fans when we look forward to the annual special as the best part of December 25th. But how many of us actually do anything about it? Well, this guy did. He has created a TARDIS that is bigger on the inside, thanks to ‘augmented’ reality. When he …

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When a Book Really, Really Gets Under Your Skin

This is for all Watership Down fans out there, with a special shout-out to fellow Beamer Chris. http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/01/Beautiful-Tattoos-Inspired-by-iWatership-Downi/ Disclaimer/warning:  Not everyone puts their tattoo where the public generally sees it.

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The Blast From the Past That Was Our Future

Two things in this article shocked me. First, the discovery that The Jetsons is now 50 years old, which reminds me that so am I (and then some). Second, that the show only lasted one season. I know that I watched it frequently while growing up, apparently oblivious to the limited number of episodes. How …

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Dabble Agents

I just came across an article about some famous folk who did a little spying on the side. The list includes fantasy writer Roald Dahl, as well as the “fantastic” Julia Child, Noel Coward and Moe Berg. It was interesting to learn how they incorporated the spying into their day jobs, or how their spy work …

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Starbucks Dalek

This photo is going around the web so you might have seen it.  If not, all I can say is “CAFF-EIN-ATE!  CAFF-EIN-ATE!” Attributed to an unnamed Starbucks somewhere in NJ.

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Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury

The New York Times is reporting that Ray Bradbury has died at age 91. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/books/ray-bradbury-popularizer-of-science-fiction-dies-at-91.html?emc=na

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Bigger on the Inside

Just found this on the Knitty website, a shawl pattern called Bigger on the Inside. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/PATTbigger.php Another photo from Knitty: I think I just found my Readercon knitting project. Cheers, Robin

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“The Woman Who Shook the World Tree”

Last November, Michael Swanwick appeared at The Way Station in Brooklyn, a Doctor Who themed bar (where the Tardis actually is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside). The program that evening was a Wold Newton reading event, and besides Swanwick , the author NK Jemison also read from her latest book.  There was …

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