From the Guardian:

"Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76. The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’"

I'll miss him forever too. He was one of the mentors of my youth, one bright star in my personal constellation, the one who reconciled me to the wheelchair and inspired the creation of Hagane no, Dino and Saurus.

I'm sad.
Izumi Brotherhood

GNU Terry Pratchett

Two years ago I - we - lost a friend met in the mindscape of books, lost the friendly spirited and most assuredly NOT one-way discussions about life, the universe and, most importantly, human beings and their personhood. I - we - still miss him.


Castleridge and drama

I like this even if it's a bit too dramatic for me :D

And, speaking of drama, my parody of Romeo and Juliet is glaring at me. *sigh* I have to get back in the rhythm to twist or rewrite pentameters and I don't hve time now. Story of my life. Wonder why no-one seems to realise that Juliet is the "Top/Dom" in their relationship, prolly patriarchal idiocy. Oh Will how I love thee! Thee and my Jane are the best at this, i. e. at slipping revolutionary things under the reader's/public's radar.