Nate Dorr

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Expansive Mouthfeel

As a more visual counterpart to various GR and other activities, Maya Edelman and I also maintain Expansive Mouthfeel, an evolving collection of comics, art, ephemera, film stills, etc. In an attempt to combat the regurgitative nature of a lot of social media, we try to stick to material we gather, scan, research, and capture ourselves. Granted, by "maintain" I mean "fire off intermittent month-lo Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 23, 2018 10:20
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A Set of Lines

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message 16: by Rand

Rand Thought you might enjoy this brief article on the sci fi cover art of Richard Michael Gorman Powers.

message 15: by Nate D

Nate D Thanks Scribble! And best of luck with the exceedingly promising new press!

Scribble Orca Happy New Year, Nate - all the best for 2014!

Scribble Orca Danks n all, Nate. Was aboot thyme. :D

message 12: by Nate D

Nate D Of course, Kris! I've also been enjoying your reviews for a while, it was definitely time!

message 11: by Kris

Kris Thanks so much for accepting my friend request, Nate! :)

message 10: by knig

knig Be safe from Sandy

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio I had an incident in which I had too much to drink and in a fit of some sort I indiscriminately deleted nearly all of my GR friends. I'm slowly crawling back to them still. Thanks for the re-friending.

Nate D It is entirely true.

message 7: by MJ (last edited Oct 09, 2012 08:26AM)

MJ Nicholls This reminded me of you and other ex-Nate's latest name change:

Nate D That works! And yeah, you are solely responsible for that D. We read enough of the same books and hang about the same groups that it seemed prudent.

Nathanimal Did you just recently "D" your name? Perhaps this doppelganger thing was just getting confusing. Well, I've decided to mutate my moniker as well, though to what I'm still deciding. I considered "No, not THAT Nate" or "The Other Nate" or "Alter Nate." For now I'm going to wear a tail around, see how it suits me.

Nate D Well, that does sound alarming but we, at least, should be protected from air conditioning failure by not having any installed at the moment.

message 3: by knig

knig NYC made the news here on account of how airconditioning in the City is expected to fail in the next couple of days (!?). Over here, its not even funny. We normally don’t have any summer to speak of, but this year, I think we’re skipping over a season, entirely. I don’t need to go to any river myself: the river has come to me: I can just row in to work. Wales is completely flooded, Scotland is under too (hmm, I haven’t seen MJ today: I hope he hasn’t drowned).

Nate D My grasp of celsius is spotty enough that I can only take your word that this is so! But yes, there is some broiling going on. Sunday, however, was a breezy low-70s, (23 celsius, about, I think?), a good day for a long river-side bike trek. Actual London, I expect, is still chill and damp rather than fiery?

message 1: by knig

knig 40 degrees in ny today, eh? goes well with 'the great fire of london' in a way. like a 3d experience.

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