And words are all I have

Some of you who are up with these modern, trendy things (Yes, I’m doing my best 30’s girl impression here!) may have heard of something called Patreon. Less than world famous writers, and musicians use it as a method to support their career, by having patrons donate money on a regular basis, so they dont have to worry about earning it in other ways. Hey, one of my favourite groups, Post Modern Jukebox (now quite famous) started off down this route.

No, dont worry, I’m not going to request money to support my story writing, despite what some tell me, I’m really not in that league, and I know it! And believe me, my singing is as good as Jean Harlow’s, and thats not a good thing! And lastly, unlike CJ, I have no plans to break into the movies either at present.

But one thing I do lots of, as some will know, is story reviewing. Now me, I cant see why anyone would be prepared to pay me to produce story reviews, but it seems, there might be some. And yes, a few extra pennies would be handy, I must admit. My primary area would remain the EMCSA, but I have realised that ebook writers, looking for reviews to post on Amazon, and the like, might be prepared to pay small amounts to get a guaranteed story review?

To show how little I know about the concept, I was asked tonight how much a review would cost, for a book on Amazon, and I hadnt got a clue! Has anyone got any idea on this? I guess it depends on how many words you have to read (fee, per 1,000 words?), but I wouldnt have a clue as to how much.

Yes, I’m not sure how much this could possibly raise, anyway, but I guess that unless I add a lot of extra words to my reading week, anything is a bonus? Though in truth, unless I can raise a reasonable amount (though I have no idea just how much?), I’m not sure how much of a benefit it really would be? I suppose book publishing companies need readers, to decide how good stories are, but breaking into that field, at my age, and with only having online experience?

Anyone able to offer advice, either through here, or to my email, at robotunit8@hotmail.com would be appreciated.

Right, the video, a double delight, of the same song. Firstly, the famous group version,

Secondly, an ‘old friend’, Gary Simmons, and his Bee Gees tribute group, Jive Talkin’. I do wish he would make more solo videos, or even better, with Kirsty Marr, but anyway…

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Electric Dreams

Before I go any further, I will say that I’ve never seen the film, all I’ve seen of it is the official video featuring Phil Oakey, and this wonderful take off of it. Yes, I promised more Gary Simmons, and lo and behold, here it is. This features his girlfriend as well, who certainly doesnt lack for talent either, though is seemingly no part of the tribute show he’s in whatsoever.

Together in electric dreams, that so sounds like a plot for a mind control story, doesnt it? Though unlike the film, I suspect for us it might generate images of a whole different means of achieving that? I know it would for me lol! For me, it definitely involves wiring the brain up, and possibly a whole lot more, but that doesnt happenin that sort of Hollywood film.

Funny thing is though, dreams tend to be a singular thing. There may be someone else in it, but technically you’re the director, they are just the actor/actress playing their part. But if you literally shared a dream with someone…I wonder how it would go at times? There are times I’m wondering if I’m sharing a dream with the spirit of Louise Brooks, but anyway…I’ll admit it, in more senses than one, sharing a dream with Fembotheather would be a great, fun experience. Possibly because we are both fembot fans, possibly because we are both LB fans, but either way… I do think sharing with a stranger would be a whole different affair though?

So who do you want to be together in an ‘electric dream’ with? I might as well have just added James as a name to that question, but you never know…

The video, as I say, more Gary Simmons, really like his style of video making, and the music is good too. I’m not saying the Phil Oakey version isnt, just that this is the one I want to plug.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPIHrgoB_cQ&feature=plcp&context=C396be40UDOEgsToPDskLsbab0_rQdZlPb7c0EKpPJ

Rocket Man

Or perhaps more specifically in my case, Rocket Girl, maybe? Yes, its kink time, friends, one it seems that isnt just mine.

Now I can show my age lol. Back in the 60’s, especially once the Apollo missions were planning for, and then going to the moon, we got TV coverage of everything. Well, alright, maybe not quite non stop coverage of the flight, but you get my drift? But the one thing that took my attention as a child was the Astronaut suit, and helmet, and thinking how much fun it would be to wear one of those. But back then, space flight was a ‘mans thing’ and I doubt designing one for a woman was a thought they never even considered. I dont know if they made replica ones for children, I dont remember seeing any, but suspect they did. But lets face it, they would have been aimed at boys anyway!

No thought of course went into just how heavy the real things must have been to wear though!

What probably appealed to me more, was the cartoon versions, with the girl in the cute, sexy space outfit, and sometimes a helmet, sometimes not. So in that sense,  ‘real life’ TV series like Space 1999 and UFO appealed to me more, female space pilots in cute craft, not great big rockets! But a non scientifically minded Brit was never going to become an astr0naut for real, back then, that was for sure. I believe Captain Scarlett also had female pilots long before they became reality?

I know that ‘if you have the money’ space travel for the public isnt that far off, even if it is only a few orbits of Earth, and nothing more. But no, I havent got the money, and youth has passed me by, so I cant see me being amongst them. Though to be honest, unless they provide spacesuits for you to wear, I probably wouldnt find it that much fun anyway! Cute little solo flight spacecraft, and ray guns still seem a fair way off though lol! Maybe I just never grew too old for dressing up ? 😉

Right, the video, and yes, I’m going to show stage my current favourite unknown artist, Gary Simmons. You might have guessed the song from the title, its that Elton John classic. Why this guy isnt a major star, I just dont know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhZu95neQko