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Hello all and welcome to my most excellent web page! My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for any announcements about my pages in The Wunderland Weekly News.

My offerings will fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through a device called "MIDI", and I have a link page or two of my favorites for you to cruise. Also, in commenting on an issue or interest of mine, I'll write some essays filled with links for you to read.

Go directly to the corners of my electronic world by using the navigation bar appearing at the top of this page, or jump down below this section to find out what I've added this week. I'll also be experimenting with time, allowing you to scroll through previous weeks' versions of my pages where appropriate.

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This week's comic review

The review that pointed me in the direction of this comic (from the author of Too Fat To Be A Rock Star) was just three letters, "WOW", but I tend to agree. It's the story of a young woman (13 years old? Younger?) who has to go live with her creepy uncle in the country while her hateful parents get a divorce. She eventually realizes that he's not so bad, but we soon learn that dark forces are afoot, and an epic story is just beginning to unfold, and she's caught in the middle of it. As Remi also points out, the art on this comic is just right; a simple black and white line style which is really quite expressive and appropriate to the POV of the heroine.

Dragged Kicking And Screaming Where No One Has Gone Before

Hola, folks, thanks for stopping by. Well, this week NASA and Dennis Tito signed an agreement in which NASA "withdraws its objections to his flight to the international space station and grants him (very) limited access to the United States' portions," (from the Orlando Sentinal). Now, that wasn't so hard, was it? Too bad it couldn't have happened before all the shameful trantrums and whining on the part of NASA. It's comical that this is even an issue, since Dan Goldin worked so tirelessly to bring down the Mir space station which was Tito's original destination (largely through the now-familar process of tantrums and whining). As it stands, it is still the official policy that Tito's visit Ruins Everything, and the space station crew is being directed for maximum official poutiness to suspend all work while the "Tourist" hangs out in the Russian side of the station. Imagine, however, that it had turned out differently... that with just a little bit of encouragement Mir had been kept going, not as a scientific outpost but as simply the official tourist station. The idea was starting to catch on about the time they pulled the plug, with talk of a flight as a "Survivor"-style show prize, and of course there's no shortage of billionaires in today's world who would gladly have forked over a few measly million for the greatest ride on (off) earth. ISS would have been able to continue as the pure "science" station that Goldin seems to desire. There would have been plenty of difficulties to overcome, of course, although it's fun to envision solutions. Perhaps in a different "Chrononauts" timeline...

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