I just blasted my way through the entire Q3 Arena single-player campaign just for the heck of it. Two, three hours at most, if you know what you're doing. I was too young and too much in Bulgaria to own the licensed physicals copies. But nowadays, I often look at my collection of the Quake series on Steam with the same fondness. QuakeC was a blast to learn and use to change the mechanics of the game-play into something out of Quake's world.
Some of the winners and some of the judges in The Agop Melkonyan short story contest (2019), year eight. On to year nine. You can see all of the photos from the event over here: https://www.facebook.com/166680290054667/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2317605674962107 #AgopMelkonyan #ShortStoryContest #Awards #TroubadoursMagazine
I am listening the debate for the European Parliament election. Bulgarian representatives on the National TV Channel 1. Left to right:
* Populist/Nationalist (demagogue);
* Former Communist 1 (socialist);
* Former Communist 2 (conservative);
* Kind-a Liberal (representing two major minorities);
* North Macedonian theater director (staging The Karamazov Brothers in the National Theater -- why is he there? don't know);
* Moderator (trying to outshout the demagogue)
Who to vote for?
My Old Church Slavonic is a bit rusty and leaves much to be desired. But it's really satisfying and a little surprising to understand right away the Lord's Prayer / Отче наш / Pater Noster in its entirety.
I somewhat like the image of John Lennon sitting on this table by the window in The Mampei Hotel, drinking Royal Milk Tea, the recipe of which he taught the hotel staff himself.
Why alien 'megastructures' may hold key to making contact with extraterrestrials
Looking for evidence of Dyson spheres might be more fruitful than listening for radio transmissions.
Gene Wolfe, 'magnificent' giant of science fiction, dies aged 87
Hailed by authors from George RR Martin to Neil Gaiman, Wolfe was most known for his magnum opus The Book of the New Sun
Literary translator; an overeager writer with one book; and an editor in your typical Bulgarian zine for all things FANTASTIC.
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