I really suck. Took a few snapshots with the phone camera on my way around places, all of which suck: meant to go out looking for angles but didn't have the time.
Least awful snaps so far:
ObBlamingTheTools whinge: it seems really hard to get decent outdoor photos with the cameraphone when you don't have sunlight. Everything seems to get very grainy/speckly.
Update [2006-10-24 15:42:29 by TheophileEscargot]: I believe that to comply with the competition rules I should state that that the above photos have been extensively post-processed by opening them in Microsoft Paint, shrinking them to 25%, and cropping the edges.
What I'm Reading
Finished The Godwhale by T.J. Bass. Interesting oddity: ecologically-minded far future SF, where a vast Hive of three trillion humans have all but obliterated the biosphere. The Godwhale is a huge cyborg ship-whale, the last surviving ocean harvester, attempting to bring life back to the sea.
Somewhat awkwardly written in places, also seems a bit affectless. Does convey a very good sense of the hopeless claustrophobia of the Hive, with some shiveringly nasty bits written in a dry, matter-of-fact manner that draws out the horror. The noble savages are a bit unbelievable, but it does take you into very well-realised world.
I think you'd have to be an SF fan to appreciate it and overlook its faults, but good if you don't mind the unusual. Reminds me a bit of a darker Cordwainer Smith.
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