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text 2017-08-30 11:37
Wringo Ink. Short Story for the Genre “Starts with a Phrase”: Not. A. Story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once upon a time, sharks flew across the sky.

 

Or so one would think if one hadn’t been living in that era.

 

It was an age where people thought they had the right to punish people in God’s stead.

 

It was a time when it was okay to turn the sacred ground of universities into abattoirs.

 

It was just one of the moments in a string of moments when masks slipped off faces. With the carapace removed, you could see the hideousness underneath. The beings that had been masquerading around as animals were found to be much much worse. They might have been playacting to be civilized animals but the reality was abhorrently bad. When the masks were gone, we realized the torturers had been human.

 

Only the most unfortunate were alive at this instant in history. Could there be any doubt about their luckless nature if one looked at their accursed existence?

 

It was an epoch when nests were raided and the nestlings would never be safe. A false sense of optimism and security lay on the world like a thick heavy blanket. It seduced the birds to keep breeding, thinking their cygnets would be the only ones to be blessed. They never were; their fates had been anointed with humanity. There was no way those nestlings would remain unaffected.

 

It was a phase in human history when the Painbearers were taught their place. Untouched but still sullied, they plodded on. The chinks grew larger and each time, they glued the pieces back with hopelessness. Freedom was an illusion and the idea that they would ever be anything but the bearers of pain, a mirage.

 

It was an interval that had stopped being an interval a long time ago. It was like a pox-ridden Cronos but who refused to die.

 

In short, it was everyday o’clock.

 

Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on August 30, 2017.

 
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text 2017-08-25 06:29
Premiera YotaPhone 3 zapowiedziana oficjalnie

Firma Yota Devices ogłosiła przedwczoraj oficjalnie wprowadzenie smatfonu YotaPhone 3. Jak już pisałem w czerwcu, udany smartfon z dwoma ekranami - YotaPhone 2 będzie miał swojego następcę. Tym razem podano oficjalnie, jakie nowy telefon z ekranem E-Ink, będzie miał parametry.

  

Parametry YotaPhone 3 (źródło: vk.com/yota.devices)

 

Porównanie podstawowych parametrów YotaPhone 2 i YotaPhone 3

 

 

YotaPhone 2

YotaPhone 3

Przedni ekran (przekątna)

5,0”

5,5”

Przedni ekran (rozdzielczość)

1080x1920 (442 ppi)

?

Tylny ekran E-Ink (przekątna)

4,7”

Carta 5,2”

Tylny ekran (rozdzielczość)

960 x 540 (235 ppi)

?

Wymiary [mm]

144,9 x 69,4 x 8,95

?

Procesor [GHz]

2,2

?

System operacyjny

5.0 Lollipop

7.0 Nougat

Pamięć RAM [GB]

2

4

Pamięć wewnętrzna [GB]

32

64/128

Kamera główna [mln MPx]

8

13

Kamera przednia [mln MPx]

2,1

12


Prezentacja nowości odbyła się w Pekinie, na terenie rosyjskiej ambasady. I także tylko na terenie Chin urządzenie będzie początkowo sprzedawane jako Yota3. Proponowana cena to od 2398 do 3198 CNY (ok. 1310 lub 1740 PLN). Sprzedaż ma ruszyć już we wrześniu tego roku. Kiedy trafi do Rosji (w końcu tego roku) i innych krajów, będzie tam sprzedawane jako YotaPhone 3. Na zdjęciach z konferencji widać sporo mówców, ale samego smartfonu brak. We wpisie zamieszczam więc oficjalne komputerowe wizualizacje. 

 

Yota3 oferta na Chiny (źródło: shop.yotaos.cn)

  

Producenci chcą podkreślić wartość telefonu dla użytkowników, którzy dużo czytają. Nawiązuje do tego logo smartfonu, z trójką w charakterze książki. Dlatego też od początku postawiono na współpracę z największymi w Chinach sprzedawcami elektronicznej lektury, m.in. China Reading, iReader, Lebook oraz Migu.


 

Yota3 (źródło: shop.yotaos.cn)

 

Na podstawie:

vk.com/yota.devices

www.yotaphone.org.cn

shop.yotaos.cn

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review 2017-08-14 23:07
An honest memoir about eating disorders.
Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir (Or, How I Kicked Anorexia’s Ass and Embraced Body Positivity) - Lacy J. Davis,Jim Kettner

Graphic illustrations are a rather underused technique when it comes to mainstream literature, but they work particularly well with highly emotional issues like eating disorders. Lacy Davis has come clean with her problems with Anorexia and Bulimia (although she shies away from these terms), through a memoir that is honest and down-to-earth, and will hopefully provide motivation and encouragement for other sufferers.

The art work is done by her partner, Jim Kettner, who we meet in the memoir. I have to admit to being particularly impressed that someone else understands her well enough to do these illustrations, throughout the book I had assumed they were done by Lacy, herself.

 

Society puts huge pressures on youngsters these days, particularly the women, but men too. It is little surprise that many people crack under these pressures. In my opinion, any advice shared by those who have lived through their issues, is of tremendous value to those still battling their demons. This readily accessible format makes these shared experiences even more widely available.

 

Good luck to Lacy and Kett, I shall be interested to see what they come up with next.

 

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review 2017-08-13 17:48
Ok...so daddy kink...still not my thing, but...
Permanent Ink - Avon Gale,Piper Vaughn

A good story, is a good story, is a good story and this one was for me a step above good. When i can read something that contains a topic that I have to be honest is one I tend to avoid and really enjoy the story anyways and not be bothered by that particular aspect...well, for me it says a lot about what an amazing job the authors did with this book.

 

Ok, so confession time. I took a short break here and went poking around at some other reviews because I have to admit as much as I enjoyed this story I was surprised by the fact that the 'daddy kink' didn't really bother me and I think I found my explanation in reviews written by fellow reviewers whom I respect and definitely consider to be more knowledgeable about this topic and according to those reviews the 'daddy kink' in this story is 'mild' and/or not representative of 'true daddy kink'. This makes sense to me so I'm good with that and since I wasn't really looking for 'daddy kink' it in no way changes how much I enjoyed the story. 

 

The age gap here is 17 years and even though I've essentially gotten past my whole age gap issue. I have to admit this is a big gap in my eyes but things worked. it was a combination of the blind optimism of youth that was exhibited by Poe's belief that age is just a number and don't misunderstand in many ways it is and in all honesty thank heavens for the optimism that we have in our youth it's what frequently gives us the faith and courage to step beyond the boundaries that we set for ourselves as we get older. We got to see Poe do a lot of growing up in this story. He learned from his mistakes and as he did he also redefined who he was and what he wanted from life. He went from being a son who Landon loved but was at his wits end as to what the do with him to being a son, Landon could be proud of and a man that Jericho could truly love and be partners with. 

 

I also totally understood Jericho's perspective while the age gap frequently bothered him and he was the one who more often than not brought it  up. I liked that he also seemed to come to the realization that sometimes when something works and it feels right you just have to go for it. Let it happen, seize the day whatever adage you want to apply. Jericho finally accepted that he and Poe were good for each other and they were good together...it worked for them and really at the end of the day isn't that what matters most that a relationship is good and the people involved are happy and where they want to be. 

 

Along with Jericho and Poe who I truly would love more of we are given Poe's father Landon and honestly I'd love a story for him. Landon...hot men, fast cars...I can so get behind this idea...mmmmmmm...yummy and then there's also Callum. Callum strikes me as someone who's story could be fascinating to say the least. Along with Landon and Callum we are given Poe's best friend Blue, I'm really torn on how I feel about Blue part of me wants to just smack him upside the head and tell him what a total douchecanoe he was for the things he did another part of me wants to feed him milk and cookies and help him see that he's worth so much more than he gives to himself and that he deserves some happy and love too but maybe he needs to learn to value and respect himself first so that other people will value and respect him as well.  Lastly we have Pete one of the tattoo artist in Jericho's shop we don't really see much of the grumpy dude but again I think there might be an intriguing story there. 

 

'Permanent Ink' was an excellent start to 'Art & Soul' a new series by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn and I'm really looking forward to adding this to my reading list.

 

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A copy of 'Permanent Ink' was graciously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-08-08 06:35
Put It In Ink
Put It In Ink - Danyelle Scroggins

Title:  Put It In Ink

Author:  Danyelle Scroggins

Publisher:  Divinely Sown Publishing

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

Review:

 

"Put It in Ink" by Danyelle Scroggins

 

My Thoughts....

 

What a wonderful amazing read that you might even find yourself praying and even praising God as you read through this beautiful well written novel 'Put It in Ink.' Yes, this is a beautifully written Christian fiction read.  This author really know how to keep the readers attention turning the pages to see what is coming next.  I loved how the 'love, betrayal, lust, greed, heartache, revenge and woven relationships' that was all brought into this story and coming out with such powerful scriptures that would help all that wanted it in there lives there in Shreveport.  The characters presented in this novel from Nikiya, Raja, Monica, Marcus, Sappora,  Delena, Patrick, Michelle, Jerome, Leslie, Pastor Strong to name a few and some of their friendships were all so well developed, portrayed and oh so believable giving the reader one good read with this story that mainly started because of a beauty shop owner. My favorite part o the read was learning about 'Sappora Ink blog talk radio show- Real Folks, Real Truth.' Now that was something that was really interesting in this read that really brought in what was so needed for so many.  Thank you to the author for sharing such a remarkable story with your readers that I would definitely recommend to all.  It was wonderful seeing how one can 'triumph over adversity and how faith can bring one through every situation.'  Thank you to the author for a wonderful good read.

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