Thursday, 16 June 2011

Very odd jobs

People in made-up disciplines wanted at Burning Zeppelin Experience. I've gone with K. A. Boom, parameteorologist, but that only skims the surface of spooky atmospheres.
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7 comments:

Trey said...

Cool. Thanks for the link.

christian said...

I want to be a parameteorologist when I grow up.

Porky said...

Not sure I want to be a necrotheologist, but it's never sounded so interesting.

Jedediah said...

That was fun, thanks for linking.

Porky said...

Yours is beautifully done too.

We're on the same wavelength to some degree because I've been pondering mirages as phenomena caused by advanced temporal tech on Hogintu.

I haven't decided which way I'll go with that yet, but the story of Mr Keskin shows how evocative an idea it can be.

Jedediah said...

I've always liked the idea of just stepping into a mirage.

The German author Walter Moers has a more whimsical approach than both of us and featured an entire city fata morgana (Anagrom Ataf) in his Captain Bluebear novel. It's captured by melting the sugary sand of the Sweet Desert and glueing it down (yeah, the book is kind of weird, but I like it).

Porky said...

I read the summary and without a doubt it sounds like my kind of story - another solid recommendation.