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SSEX #4: Brand new issue of this unique Melbourne fanzine, one of the best in Australia for sure. Two years in the making. Interviews with Charles Nauman, John Murphy and Peter Tyndall.

Electric Eels Jaguar Ride 7": Archival release of this 1975 recording.

Idle Minds CS: Melbourne hardcore punk.

Plus restocks of the Snake and Backstabbers tape, Life Stinks I Like The Kinks #1, Distort #41 and #42.

Idle Minds || Open Para

James slunk into the common room, feeling distinctively unimaginative. It wasn’t a familiar feeling at all - ever since he could walk, or even before that, he had been scrambling to do the next mad idea that popped into his head. But there was no Lily Evans in sight to pester - though he had rather hopefully scanned the myriad of couches for her distinctive red hair - and there were no current Marauder plans in the works and some people actually seemed to be doing homework, horrifying as the sight was.

His homework was mostly done anyway; it’d be no detentions for him this week at least. Not that that would definitely stay the same. However, now that he’d slumped into one armchair, watching one kid cheating at Gobstones and thinking that he was going to be caught very soon since he was about as subtle as Peter on firewhiskey, he didn’t know if he would bother getting up for a while. “I feel so o-o-o-old,” he moaned to himself, tapping his fingers on the armchair.

You know, I’ve been idly wondering something about Andromeda for Mass Effect.

Do you think there’s eezo there?

EDI brought this up in the third game, I think. A bit of a throwaway conversation that Shepard could have with her has her idly wondering about this too, but not to the same extent that I’ve been thinking about it recently.

I mean, Bioware could go any which way with their game but I think it’d be fascinating to see that eezo as an isolated element specifically only in galaxies that the Reapers have visited. Andromeda could, instead, have a galactic society with technology that revolves around a different form of energy. Then it could be like a clash of cultures, with the Milky Way’s natives adapting and surviving in a whole new galaxy with not only a completely different culture and society but also technology. Their politics and economy are probably also entirely unique to them as well.

Not to mention the fact that going through what they did would leave quite an impact on the natives in the Milky Way. A war like the Reapers had put them through would change so much for and about them. Seeing a culture like that going to a whole new galaxy makes me wonder how they would handle that. Would they try to culturally dominate the Andromeda natives? Or would they have so much to worry about with survival that they wouldn’t even know where to begin?

They could just go the easy route I suppose, put some eezo there and make their technology easily adaptable but I don’t think that would be as compelling honestly.

Only time would tell I suppose. Time, and the people who’re working on the game.

295. Inspired by Ash Costello 3 by iweepforwonder featuring Giorgio Armani

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Bad blood Zendaya"Cut-Throat" inspired outfit by animeloverforlife featuring lips makeup
Helmut Lang black crop top
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Idle Minds white pants
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Jeffrey Campbell wedge bootie
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Mudd flower ring

Lips makeup
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Beauty product
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Set 3 Ninja Stealth Black Throwing Knives with Nylon Case


The ‘Teenage Suicide’ tape recorded by Alex Macfarlane (The Stevens/Twerps) will be out sometime in November. Here’s track 2.