Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE are Coming to the Windows Store Microsoft have announced that Ubuntu, and potentially Linux distros Fedora, and OpenSUSE, are coming to the Windows store. Yep, you read that right. Linux in the Windows store. We are not talking about a full blown Linux desktop here. There’s no Linux kernel, no X11, no […]
New discovery – Belphegor’s Prime. It’s a prime number that is also a palindrome. It’s named after the Prince of Hell for ingenious inventions because it contains two sets of 13 zeroes with 666 in the centre. The palindromic prime number is 1000000000000066600000000000001.
A recent leak from Facebook’s Australian offices revealed how the social network has allegedly been deliberately targeting vulnerable teenagers, some as young as 14, with advertising specifically designed to exploit their emotional state. Facebook have denied the allegations. Some people have been shocked by this leak, but I’m not. It’s far from the “dark turn […]
Aimee Hibbard from Sticky Ink Studios has delivered some fantastic cast photos for Offworld. If you’re following us on Facebook then you will already have seen them but, for those who aren’t… here they are. I absolutely love the utilitarian style of the Tantalus II crew uniforms and how versatile they are in terms of how […]
When thinking about “realistic” comic books, the first and most defining factor has to be whether the comic book includes “superheroes” or not. I’m not necessarily talking about superpowers either – there’s not much realistic about Batman in many of his incarnations, for example. Comic books are not restricted to telling stories about superheroes. There […]
The Oxford comma is a much-debated piece of punctuation. The famous (or for some infamous) AP Style Guide says that the “serial comma” is not required and many, many publications and websites follow this advice. If you’re not sure what an Oxford (or “serial”) comma is, it’s the comma before the last item in a list […]
Terry Cooper has written up a “warts and all” update of how the film shoot went, hot on the heels of the final scenes being “in the can”. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1962670634/offworld-british-scifi-feature-film/posts/1870713 I watched the whole shoot from afar as I was not able to get to the set. It was a strange experience – watching people act […]
http://accentukcomics.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/victoriana-cancellation.html?m=1 Accent UK, one of the bastions of the UK indie comics scene, have canceled their long awaited “Victoriana” anthology. As a veteran of the anthology-space myself, and a contributor to previous Accent UK anthologies including Victoriana, I know just how hard the marketplace can be for anthology books. It has always struck me as […]
Since the Offworld shoot, I’ve been hungry for my next screen-writing fix. At the moment I’m working on two ideas with cast and crew from Offworld – a Batman “fan film” and an Edwardian ghost story. Dyffryn Gardens is a staple filming location for BBC Wales, having been used in Doctor Who, Torchwood, and recently […]
Just found out that there will be an audiobook of Shadows and Teeth Volume 2 – Exciting!
The main OffWorld shoot begins today. Or, more accurately, “Five days of do or die filming begin today”. The crew are already on location and have already started shooting scenes as I write this. They need to do an incredible amount – the schedule we have means trying to do in one day what most […]
There are currently three versions of Bubble available. Version 1: The classic plain-text markup based comic book script app, with a live preview. Version 1.5: The classic plain-text markup based comic book script app, enhanced with a script navigator. Version 2.1: The WYSIWYG comic book script editor What is the future for Bubble? Bubble remains […]
It’s my birthday today. For a lot of writers (or at least a lot of the writers I know), birthdays are a time when you take a look at what you’ve achieved so far in your writing career and what you’ve got coming up. It can be a bit of a maudlin affair in some instances. […]