Guy disappears on his way to his daughter's birth - family finds his decapitated dead body in their barn 6 months later
22 days ago by portcity to /p/Mysteries from reddit.com
Group of teen girls try to set trap for pedophile; one gets kidnapped
1 month ago by portcity to /p/News from wtap.com
[WP] You've always been around your best friend. He used to be a lonely kid, but he's slowly starting to become popular. Others talk to him, but keep ignoring you. One day, to your horror, you realize that you're just his imaginary friend.
1 month ago by portcity to /p/WritingPrompts from reddit.com
1 month ago by portcity to /p/FanFiction from reddit.com
[WP] An alien killed the boss and replaced him over a week ago. Everyone knows he’s not the boss due to his terrible disguise, but he’s such a better person than the original that everyone just goes along with it.
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Memes from imgur.com
Rustbowl 1 (9k short story) Sci-Fi Western, mostly intrested in any helpful advice on the prelude section.
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Writing from reddit.com
HK : wearable face projector to avoid face recognition
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Privacy from reddit.com
D.H. Lawrence: Why The Novel Matters
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Books from individual.utoronto.ca
[WP] It’s the apocalypse, and your family got a place in a safety bunker. You don’t make it to the bunker in time, and the door locks. You stand guard outside the bunker to ward off raiders, and every day you and your wife meet at the airlock to talk about your day over the intercom
What are the must-have social media platforms for authors in 2019?
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Books from reddit.com
The Longest Living Jane Doe (Solved)
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Mysteries from reddit.com
Canary for October 2, 2019
1 month ago by portcity to /p/PortCanary from self.PortCanary
Canary for September 27, 2019
About "toxic ships"
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Internet from bodyvisualizer.com
Understanding Queer Fan-Fiction As The Site For Healing
1 month ago by portcity to /p/LGBTQ from feminisminindia.com
Canary for September 24, 2019
Edward Snowden: "If I were configuring a smartphone today, I'd use @DanielMicay's @GrapheneOS as the base operating system. I'd desolder the microphones and keep the radios (cellular, wifi, and bluetooth) turned off when I didn't need them. I would route traffic through the @torproject network."
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Privacy from twitter.com
Calculate the cost of your invisible labor
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Labor from twitter.com
US government sues Edward Snowden over his memoir by Mnemonic in Books
[–]portcity 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
I was looking more at xkeyscore but no, they don't release anything official on stuff like that. We only know stuff around the edges, like what people have figured out.
.:: Phrack Magazine ::. by Mnemonic in Internet
[–]portcity 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Not a free speech platform: Facebook declares it’s a ‘publisher’ & can censor whomever it wants, walking into legal trap by Mnemonic in SocialMedia
lol for sure. Seems like they're just used to the Silicon Valley culture of "move fast and break things" and really don't like being told what to do by anyone.
Canary for September 22, 2019
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Screenwriting from reddit.com
If you're looking for a great weekend read, check out Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman.
1 month ago by portcity to /p/NeilGaiman from reddit.com
James Gunn's thread on Writer's Block on Twitter
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Screenwriting from twitter.com
Judging by media interest, Alma Kellner was the JonBenét Ramsey of 1909. What really happened to this little eight-year-old girl who lost her life? Some claim the wrong person was convicted.
The 100 best books of the 21st century
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Books from theguardian.com
“If it sounds like writing … rewrite it.” -Elmore Leonard
[WP] You're a knight in love with a princess. Unfortunately, she is head over heels with another princess. Contrary to your better judgement, you decide to "kidnap" both so they can run off together while you play the villain.
Movie studios often remake great films that are difficult to improve upon but what if they did the opposite? What bad film could be made into a great film if it were to be remade? by portcity in Movies
[–]portcity[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Well that's a piece of IP (intellectual property) that's got to cost a lot and probably has already been sold to some big movie studio. Good thinking though!
[–]portcity 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
I didn't realize they were trying to pull that. Jesus, it's like they're trying to do the worst possible thing at every turn, huh.
This is so cool!! Wonder who wrote it.
Mnemonic's list for air-vibration consumption by Mnemonic in Podcasts
Oh thank you so very much!!
I wrote about how all the most famous authors consciously cultivated a persona through their author photos by portcity in Books
[–]portcity[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Mnemonic: Today is the (but it's cancelled IIRC) 'Storm Area 51' day, what if they stormed the Data-Centers? Because somehow I don't think people can sue for copyright over nudes Prism has collected (Else, Epstein would have gotten a real sentence in the first place).
1 month ago by portcity to /p/WritingPrompts from self.WritingPrompts
mine is more realistic, but that's a really good idea. Maybe i will put this in writing-prompts!
Canary for September 21, 2019
Woman with ‘mutant’ gene who feels no pain and heals without scarring discovered by scientists by portcity in WritingPrompts
I don't think a streaming platform costs $10k, I think you can do it for far less than that .. but maybe i'm wrong!
But yeah, i think piracy, decentralization is really important in terms of keeping media alive and accessible for generations. It's basically our version of the library of Alexandria. As soon as netflix goes out of business (which i suspect will be sooner than people think), think of how fast allllllll that content will just disappear.
Yeah, Prism figures into my new movie. Really bad stuff man.
Police have made an arrest in the Daytona Beach Serial Killer investigation by portcity in Mysteries
Gotcha!! Now I see what you meant.
Oh ok, and then you remembered it from here?
Margaret Atwood says hackers tried to steal the manuscript for her Handmaid’s Tale sequel by portcity in Books
[–]portcity[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah. I also suspect this whole hacker story might be an exaggeration.
[–]portcity 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
I put your post up on the wiki but the links didn't translate! Sorry.
Hullo people of r/books I'm Neil Gaiman and I write stuff. Mostly, I write stories. AMA
With Gemini Man, Ang Lee may just have rewritten how movies are made — and watched
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Movies from syfy.com
Canary for September 19, 2019
Movie studios often remake great films that are difficult to improve upon but what if they did the opposite? What bad film could be made into a great film if it were to be remade?
1 month ago by portcity to /p/Movies from reddit.com
Writing A Pacifist Protagonist
[WP] You'll soon arrive at Earth. The latest reports are from just 4 centuries ago and show a backwards planet, so technologically primitive it hurts. Just wait until those peasants gawk at your wondrous technical displays, like the Talking Box and the Image Viewer! They'll think you're a god!
[–]portcity[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Well good point. You've got to remember she's in her 70's and it's mediated through some journalist sooo ...
[–]portcity[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Wait, do you mean you found portcity organically, like in a google search? If so, hooray!! cuz i tried to find it in a google search one day and it's like in siberia in terms of page rank lmfao.
Hmmm, maybe ... although I doubt they'd get it so wrong and make an arrest, right? After so long?
[–]portcity 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Lol. I've heard people speculate on how much input Snowden's Moscow handlers had in this memoir.
[–]portcity 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Wow! This is awesome! Maybe we need to start a wiki for the podcasts sub and add this incredible post to it? What do you think?
By the way, I have a really good plan to start bringing more users to the site, and I'm actively working on it, but it's the kind of thing that I have to roll out carefully and it may take a week or two or three to get rolling initially. So just because it may look like I'm not doing anything, I am! I'm just trying to do it right. I'll let you know once the trap has been set as it were lololol
That explains why ... on a really interesting twitter thread where this producer was talking about how soon all the streaming sites are gonna go out of business and then we wont have access to all the content they own cuz no one will have downloaded it, someone pointed out that some of the early Dr. Who's are only available via audio recordings that fans recorded off their TV's like on tape recorders :)
Canary for September 18, 2019
2 months ago by portcity to /p/PortCanary from self.PortCanary
Matt D’Elia Is Confused Dr. Lera Boroditsky | Beast Or Virus? [Matt talks to renowned cognitive scientist Dr. Lera Boroditsky about one of his favorite topics and the root of all confusion: language.] by Mnemonic in Podcasts
[–]portcity 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
A lot of people think Q-anon was set up by intel agencies to be a cartoonish version of what's actually going on so that all the rubes would be following the cartoonish version and be blind to what's really going on.
Interesting about the frame problem.
I will check out that podcast! thanks.
[–]portcity[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
See, now you're thinking like a dramatist! This is all it takes. REmember when we were talking about Shakespeare? This is the kind of thinking his plays involve ... like "how cinematic is this play?" "how much is this play like a movie?"
Police have made an arrest in the Daytona Beach Serial Killer investigation
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Mysteries from reddit.com
Canary for September 14, 2019
I got paid $20k to test a video game and now everything I love is dead
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Horror from reddit.com
Margaret Atwood says hackers tried to steal the manuscript for her Handmaid’s Tale sequel
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Books from vox.com
[WP] Diagnosed with schizophrenia. Since birth, 24/7 you’ve heard the voice and thoughts of a girl that you’ve been told is made up in your head. You’re 37 and hear the voice say “turn around, did I find you?” and you turn to see a real girl who’s heard every thought you’ve ever had and vice versa.
2 months ago by portcity to /p/WritingPrompts from reddit.com
Former Idaho governor candidate is a 'person of interest' in the kidnapping and disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews after her skeletal remains were found in an oil field
Maori has a word for autism meaning "his or her own time and space"
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Culture from bbc.com
The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller fascinates me.
[WP] After working hard your whole life you’ve finally done it: You have a stable job that’s rewarding, a wonderful wife, two young children, and you just bought your first home... You awake. “Thanks for grinding out those beginning levels for me.” The stranger says. “Your money’s in the bank.”
I bet there are tons of podcasts in the cyberpunk area you would love. These two don't strike me as particularly your thing.
Oh so like a filmed play almost? Super good format for a low budget, esp since this almost has the quality of a campfire tale.
Canary for September 13, 2019
Incognito Mode Is Over. It’s Time to Get Horny on Main | MEL Magazine by portcity in Sex
Wait, you're saying don't log into social media or google from a tor browser? why?
oh so they filmed the story the cheap way :)
[–]portcity 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Is the podcast good?
Good archive of cyberpunk: The Cyberpunk Database: Movies, Games, Music, Books by portcity in Culture
I still havent figured out how to join the instance!
My Terezín Diary
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Books from newyorker.com
Steve Hamilton And The New 'Disrupters' In The Book Publishing Industry
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Books from forbes.com
I wrote about how all the most famous authors consciously cultivated a persona through their author photos
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Books from twitter.com
Diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' to be published after 70 years in bank vault
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Books from cnn.com
Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian Ethnographer, sailed from Peru to Polynesia on an primitive balsa wood raft to prove that ancient trans-oceanic travel was possible. When experts called it a fluke, he made an Egyptian reed boat and sailed it from Morocco to Central America to prove them wrong
2 months ago by portcity to /p/WritingPrompts from kon-tiki.no
Cashier arrested in Japan for allegedly using 'photographic memory' to steal credit card information of 1,300 customers
2 months ago by portcity to /p/WritingPrompts from cnn.com
Teacher Plunges into 75ft deep shaft to Save 3 year olds Life
2 months ago by portcity to /p/WritingPrompts from growingyourbaby.com
A god for worms
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Writing from deviantart.com
[WP] While flying your personal plane you got hit by a freak lightning storm. You crash and when you wake you’re in s post apocalyptic future. A group of people saved you, you look around and try to read an old sign. “San Diego” you read. They’re shocked you can read these ancient symbols.
My grandmother had a deathbed confession that I was not supposed to hear.
Canary for September 12, 2019
At first i thought this was Chris D'Elia who is a stand-up comic and creepy sexual predator. But no!
I will have to listen to this ... thanks for contributing!
Thoughts on "The Tombs of Atuan" - Ursula K. Le Guin [The Earthsea Cycle part II] by Mnemonic in BookClub
Love this review of The Tombs of Atuan. Thank you so much! I've been trying to figure out how to gather everyone here to discuss the first book but it's like herding cats!
Thanks for this thoughtful response. This book sounds great.
oh so i should try it again?
ok so more of a sci fi take than a "this really happened .... " take
It's probably one of my favorite genres. I actually copy-pasted that list of movies y'all are watching with your group cuz I want to see them all (again).
I mean, not everyone has the patience to deal with a Tor browser. I had one installed for about five minutes five years ago and it was sooooo slowwwwwwww. I decided I didn't need privacy that much.
First chapter of my novel by portcity in Writing
What do you mean, "google doesn't like my exits"?
Yeah, they were not quite ahead of the times on that one, were they?
I didn't know they already made a movie about this! Too bad cuz I added it here thinking -- this would make a great movie lol
Canary for September 9, 2019
How the movie War Games led to real life bullshit Star Wars defense program in Reagan administration after Reagan watched the movie
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Movies from newamerica.org
Dorothea Benton Frank, Whose Novels Depicted Strong Women, Dies at 67 by portcity in Books
She had been a fashion buyer and executive before declaring, “I’m going to write a book and I’m going to sell a million copies and I’m going to buy Momma’s house back.’’
Dorothea Benton Frank, Whose Novels Depicted Strong Women, Dies at 67
2 months ago by portcity to /p/Books from nytimes.com