Princes of the Universe

October 18, 2012

A science fiction story about the end of the world, love, zombies, money, dreams, John Malkovich, games, and everything else.

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Episode One: The heart of a hero
Episode Two: Love hurts
Episode Three: God speed your love
Episode Four: Two hands ain’t good enough
Episode Five: Part One: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Five: Part Two: Rape of the Sabine Women
Episode Six: Everything counts in large amounts
Episode Seven: Love Never Fails

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Queen, Princes of the Universe

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The Book of Carrot

Book One: Principal Virtues

Chapter One: Love is a battlefield

Episode Eight: Princes of the Universe

Audience: Adult

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The Long Road of Hope. And exercises in procrastination.

February 29, 2012

And dogs fed on fatted cats.

October 2023

Tina Turner, We Don’t Need Another Hero

I’m working again on my science fiction novel. The first book of many (or so I like to say to myself). I attempt now the second rewrite.

“Do,” says Yoda.

“Oh – I’m facing a mountain of do, little rodent-man,” I reply to the venerable and wise Jedi Master.

The little dude wanders off muttering to himself – it sounds like the hushed barks of a dreaming dog.

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Girls just want to have fun! #fanart

August 22, 2011

Click through the snapshot above to see the wide picture.

The uber Monte Carlo Club in Cismigiu Park, Bucharest.

Lumi living it up the night before the lights went out. A scene from my science fiction novel about the end times. The rough first draft of the story begins here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Lumi as seen/vid recording through K-9s being worn by our protagonist, John.

Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Want To Have Fun


The bare-footed man of Bucharest #fanart

August 11, 2011

Anti-Christ?

What is the bare-foot man holding here? Is that our protagonist’s ear?!

The bare-footed man is the antagonist in my science fiction novel about the end times. The very rough first draft starts here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

There are rumors that the bare-footed man collects ears.

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Once upon a time: a hottie sunning on a yacht #fanart

August 6, 2011

Grety Mitulescu

Once upon a time, Max had a very different kind of life. In this glimpse into her past, Max is sunning on a yacht. Perhaps, listening to Hurt’s song, Silver Lining.

Click the preview image above to see the full photograph.

Max is a mommy, survivor, and sharpshooter in my science fiction novel about the end times. The rough first draft of the story begins here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Before her husband was killed in a car accident. Before her daughter was kidnapped and her mother brutally slain. Max had a very different life. But things change. For Max, the dark time began three years before the lights went out.

Hurt, Silver Lining


Remembering that you’re so beautiful #fanart

August 4, 2011

Grety Mitulescu

Max being video-taped via Lumi’s K-9s. A possible scene in my science fiction novel about the end times. The very rough first draft of the novel is here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Click on the cropped picture above to see the full picture.

Notes

After many months of her daughter being a missing person. After the lights go out and the world falls apart, Max is reunited with her lost daughter when she returns to Bucharest. And she remembers again. That she is a beautiful woman.

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photographic Manipulations

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Before the Dark Time: Lumi sporting K-9s in the Bahamas #fanart

August 3, 2011

Daniela Mitulescu

In my science fiction novel about the end times, Lumi is an executive liaison for the company that sells K-9s – hyper-intelligent eyewear for movers and shakers.

Lumi makes a delivery of K-9s to John, our protagonist in Bucharest, just as the world falls apart. The very rough first draft starts here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Things were a lot easier before the Dark Time. Just ask Lumi. <grin>

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photographic Manipulations

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


Lumi #beautiful #amazing #princess

August 2, 2011

Daniela Mitulescu

Lumi in Cismigiu Park, Bucharest. As seen through a pair of K-9s. Click on the image to see the entire picture.

The very rough first draft of my science fiction novel about the end times begins here: http://wp.me/pbg0R-98

Notes

Some say Bucharest stands or falls by her.

Fan Art

Media: Digital Art and Photographic Manipulations

Artists: Madalina Cristea

Creative Commons license for this graphic as follows: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Credits:

Madalina Cristea
http://dmonss-mady.deviantart.com

Note: You can submit fan art to stan(dot)faryna(at)gmail.com. Please provide contact information (FB, website, etc. so I can include it like I’ve done above). Unless otherwise specified, all works submitted will be considered as released by the author under the Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA.


A Sermon for Sci-Fi Fans: Who knows right from wrong?!

April 10, 2008

Below, the cinema trailer for Season Four of the new Dr. Who.

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Although the large base of Dr. Who fans tend to be from the UK, the BBC sci-fi tv series made some headway in Europe and in the US in the past. And, also now in the present. Dr. Who is about a human-looking alien (his mother was an Earthling) who has a fancy for Earth, humanity, and British chicks. Dr. Who may be the longest running sci-fi tv series ever, anywhere. It first aired in 1963. The television show has also received many British television awards through the years.

Below, background music. Geoff, Rose.

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For those unfamiliar with the Doctor, the Doctor travels through time and space in an unsual and, perhaps, organic, transportational unit called the Tardis. The Tardis looks like an old British police call box from the outside. The Doctor tends to “land” or “appear” in the nick of time to save the day – wherever and whenever the Tardis “lands” or appears. Another thing: the Doctor reincarnates which makes it convenient for the producers to change the actors playing the Doctor.

And another thing: the old show was more of an intellectual experience; it was more about the human story. In fact, the special effects, sets and costumes were really proaste. No, I mean really, really bad…
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