Category Archives: Science Fiction

Exoalchemy

UGHLLO.  This is Grumpy Cat.  Technically, it’s DOCTOR Grumpy Cat.  However, MISTER Grumpy Cat will be fine.  I’m so pissed off at my latest alma mater for encouraging Marxist faculty in their coercion of useful idiot students into “safe space” insanity, that … Continue reading

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Dear Primrose (in the Steampunk Universe)

Dear Primrose, Please forgive the tardy nature of this correspondence.  It approaches Christmas in the Electrical Universe, and I am therefore quite busy.  Compounding the busy season, there is a curious tradition here, in which all presents for Christmas must … Continue reading

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Who Put LSD In My SdV?

Ah, the beauty of the amide group – that little bit of organic chemical functionality that turns Element 6 with Valence 4 into beautiful things like Carl Sagans, who say BILLIONS AND BILLIONS until we sigh about the beauty of … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Fragrance: Rose Rebelle SC-7545

[Note: This post resurrected from the WayBack Machine, here.  It’s a story based (as closely as I could manage) on a strange, fascinating dream that I had, about a fragrance that I’d never sniffed.  I was going to do a … Continue reading

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Impressions of L’Heure Bleue: Art / Science / War / Peace

Note:  This isn’t a fragrance review.  But these may be the droids you were looking for. ************************* Patterns.  You just gotta love ’em.  Not all of them have predictive value, but if you look at them right, they all have … Continue reading

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ChatPerf: Blowing Sweet Smoke

For this special occasion, my OCD cousin, Rube Sternberg, unemployed fragrance physicist, is making a special guest appearance on Joey and Snake’s Virtual Truckstop of Fragrance Fashion, hosted somewhere in Middlin’ America on community access television (or as Snake’s tea-party … Continue reading

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S01E02

I’ve been taking part in the Chandler Burr Untitled series, in which participants are being asked to consider the artistry of various fragrances, independent of knowing what the fragrances actually are.  Nevertheless, the question of “what something is” echoes in … Continue reading

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