I’ve been working on a Pinescone Fic and decided to illustrate it, this is a rough drawing of part of the front cover. It’s still a work in progress, but I hope to have the first chapter up by the end of September! Look out for ‘The Pilgrim & The Beast’ on Archive of Our Own and Tumblr!
Craigcrook Castle is a Grade B castle, primarily of the 17th century, though with later additions. It is on the market for the first time in 300 years with a guide price of £6 million. It comes with a walled garden and 4.5 acres of landscaped grounds.
If there were a Nobel prize for hypocrisy, then its first recipient ought to be Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook boss. On 23 August, all his 1.7 billion users were greeted by this message: ‘Celebrating 25 years of connecting people. The web opened up to the world 25 years ago today! We thank Sir Tim Berners-Lee and other internet pioneers for making the world more open and connected.' Aw, isn’t that nice? From one 'pioneer’ to another. What a pity, then, that it is a combination of bullshit and hypocrisy….
It’s not the inaccuracy that grates, however, but the hypocrisy. Zuckerberg thanks Berners-Lee for 'making the world more open and connected’. So do I. What Zuck conveniently omits to mention, though, is that he is embarked upon a commercial project whose sole aim is to make the world more 'connected’ but less open. Facebook is what we used to call a 'walled garden’ and now call a silo: a controlled space in which people are allowed to do things that will amuse them while enabling Facebook to monetise their data trails. One network to rule them all. If you wanted a vision of the opposite of the open web, then Facebook is it.
i can’t wait to rewatch over the garden wall. i can’t wait. i’ll have a warm drink and some kettle corn and settle down underneath a nice blanket as the leaves turn outside and it smells like fall. i’m so pumped. and i’m so glad over the garden wall has become a fall staple like pumpkins and cinnamon.
G A SP I just realized it’s almost autumn which means!!!!! I can lay in bed with sweaters and blankets with the trees changing color outside and drink hot chocolate and watch over the garden wall aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa