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Music and video editing by yours truly.
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#Scifi #Action #BookTrailer  
Book trailer for RETURN TO STRANGE HOME. My lakeshore SciFi action-adventure novella published by Peninsulam Publishing. Trailer done by Frozen Creek Studios.

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Guess what - my short story #OverTheRiver is now FREE to read on Wattpad! And guess what else - I just found out it made the #TNTHorrorContest top 100! Which means voting is now open, and I could really use your help. We’ve been in and out of hospitals for the past week, and while things are looking up now, I’m 2 days late finding out about voting now being open, so I’m having to push hard to get some votes last minute… Well, at least 1.000 votes, to be exact. All by December 6th, which is, as of now, only 2 days away! So check it out as it may not be free to read much longer, and please please please, VOTE by clicking the star up top – I could really use it. Winner gets their story made into a “Tales From The Crypt” episode (yes, it’s returning! With none other than my favorite director M. Night Shyamalan at the helm), as well as lots of money which we could really use right now, especially after all the health issues and surgeries and hospital stays. Thanks in advance!

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 A Death Star's Ghostly Glow
In writer Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart," a killer confesses his crime after he thinks he hears the beating of his victim's heart. The heartbeat turns out to be an illusion. Astronomers, however, discovered a real "tell-tale heart" in space, 6,500 light-years from Earth. The "heart" is the crushed core of a long-dead star, called a neutron star, which exploded as a supernova and is now still beating with rhythmic precision. Evidence of its heartbeat are rapid-fire, lighthouse-like pulses of energy from the fast-spinning neutron star. The stellar relic is embedded in the center of the Crab Nebula, the expanding, tattered remains of the doomed star.
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#FCS is the multimedia production company I own with my husband. Check out the promo video I made, including music that I also made. Services for authors, musicians, filmmakers. Check it out and if you see something you need, and get in touch! 
Ever wonder what #FCS is all about? Well, wonder no more. We now have a short promo video! Including 3 BRAND NEW creative services!

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Call Of The Wild

A potentially habitable, Earth-like world has been discovered around the nearest star from the Sun, Proxima Centauri. It sounds pretty cool when you say it like that. While it is a great discovery, there are reasons to be cautious.

To begin with, this particular planet, known as Proxima B, was discovered using the Dopper method rather than the transit method. This means it was discovered by looking at how the light from Proxima Centauri shifts due to the motion of its surface. While such Doppler effects can be due to the gravitational influence of an orbiting planet, it can also be caused by things like solar flares. Sometimes this leads to a false positive, so we really need more data to be sure it’s really a planet. Assuming the data holds up, calling the planet “Earth-like” is a bit optimistic. Since the Doppler method only measured stellar motion towards us and away from us (radial motion) it only gives the minimum mass of a planet. If the planet’s orbit is highly tilted relative to us, then its mass will be larger. The quoted size of 1.3 Earth masses is actually the low end, and it’s more likely to have a mass of 2 – 3 Earths, making it more of a super-Earth planet.

The planet is also in Proxima Centauri’s habitable zone, which again means less than you might think. The “habitable zone” of a star is just a simple calculation of an distance where liquid water could exist on a planetary surface. Actual surface temperature depends not only on distance, but also atmospheric density and composition. One need only look at the variation between Venus, Earth, and Mars to see how much that matters. Since Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf, there are other challenges to habitability. For one, any planet in a red dwarf’s habitable zone is likely to be tidally locked, with one side under constant noon while the other side is in constant night. Such planets are likely to experience constant extremes of temperature, rather than a reasonable Earth-like variation. Then there is the fact that red dwarfs like Proxima Centauri are quite active, with large solar flares and bursts of x-rays that could fry a close planet like Proxima B.

All that said, there is some reason to be optimistic. Computer simulations of the planet’s orbit indicate that it likely formed farther away from Proxima Centauri, and therefore is likely to have plenty of water. It’s mass is large enough that it could have a strong magnetic field like Earth due to an iron core and geologic activity, and this could protect the planet’s surface from solar flares and x-rays. Calling the planet potentially habitable is not too much of a stretch. There is a chance that if its mass is on the low end and conditions are favorable it could look somewhat like Earth.

But the real draw for Proxima B is that it is only 4 light years away. That’s still about 180,000 times the average distance from Earth to Mars, but it is close enough that we can imagine sending a space probe to Proxima B. The proposed Project Longshot mission envisioned just such a mission that would take about 100 years. It’s a long mission, but humans have undertaken century-long projects before. Just as the call of the Moon led to the Apollo mission, and Mars inspires near-future missions, Proxima B inspires a mission to the nearest star.

That’s the power of a planet like Proxima B. It allows us to hear the call of the wild.

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Movie Review: Pacific Rim
Here is my review of Pacific Rim from GetGlue , redefined:  When news of this film began circulating, I immediately wanted to see
it. Not only is it right up my alley (as the novels I'm writing involve
robots among other things) but Guillermo del Toro was...

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Impotant Notice For My Followers
Hi there. Once again, I've moved. I now have a website at KylieJude.Com and I no longer post on this blog. Lots of new stuff going up over at the website, so if any of my old followers still want to keep in touch and stay updated with all my many projects, ...

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📷 #PennyDreadful posted my #DreadfulArt to their gallery! Go show it some love on their #Tumblr here:

That's right, thanks to this contest, I am now on Tumblr! If you're on there, feel free to follow me here:

And if you haven't seen the newest post on my site about this artwork and the show, check it out here:

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