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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Happy To Be Here

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:38:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://popehat.com/2015/05/21/happy-to-be-here/

"The first thing you need to know about secure psychiatric facilities is
that their bathrooms smell strongly of pee."

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Violence is Boring: The Tedium of Violence as Progression

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:37:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/04/violence-is-boring-the-tedium-of-violence-as-progr.html>

"Why? Why does this have to involve harm or killing? I’m not squeamish
(I love horror and am halfway through Bloodborne); I’m conveying how
bored I am of seeing killing as the only way to progress in games."

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Clarke and Dawe - The State of Politics.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:19:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSOvTFyEVuw

"Tony Abbott, Prime Minister, and Bill Shorten, Opposition Leader"
Originally aired on ABC TV: 21/05/2015

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Works In Progress

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:17:53 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/15/t-magazine/17older-female-artists-agnes-dene-herrera-rockbourne-farmanfarmaian.html>

"A very small sampling of the female artists now in their 70s, 80s and
90s we should have known about decades ago."

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The RPG Scrollbars: A Quest For Heroes

Mon, 25 May 2015 18:30:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/05/18/hero-u-interview/

"Heroism is at the core of most fantasy stories, but there’s a
difference between being a hero and simply a weapon to be pointed at the
world’s biggest threat. When heroes happily loot peasants’ houses and

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Check out this fandom-themed short film from promising young director, Yulin Kuang

Mon, 25 May 2015 18:29:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/05/19/check-out-this-fandom-themed-s.html

"It’s a charming story that shows off Kuang’s visual flare, which is
clearly influenced by the likes of Wes Anderson and Edgar Wright but
still feels unique."

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RIP Marlene Mallicoat

Sun, 24 May 2015 12:55:33 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Rest in peace Marlene Mallicoat, beloved partner and wife of Ted Nelson.
 She contributed immensely to Project Xanadu and will be greatly missed.

http://hyperland.com/MJM.JPG

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Here's What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month

Sun, 24 May 2015 12:53:56 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.fastcoexist.com/3045836/heres-what-happened-when-a-neighborhood-decided-to-ban-cars-for-a-month>

"Two years ago, an average neighborhood in the South Korean city of
Suwon embarked on a radical experiment: For one month, the neighborhood
suddenly got rid of every car.

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Elizabethan Superheroes

Sun, 24 May 2015 12:52:55 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.sadanduseless.com/2014/11/elizabethan-superheroes/

These are really beautiful.  Via Muse.

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Google researchers create amazing timelapses from public photos

Sat, 23 May 2015 13:47:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/18/timelapse-from-public-domain-photos/

"There are a zillion digital photos in the public domain and scientists
have just figured out something very cool to do with them. A team from
Google and the University of Washington have developed a fully automated

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