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deletedMay 30, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith
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May 27, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

I think, realistically, it would not be a shame if you dedicated the rest of your life to these.

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I'm honestly kind of up for it. And if the strike goes on forever, it may realistically come to pass. And thank you ;-)

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I'm going to assume you've seen Wisconsin Death Trip?

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May 27, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

A whimsical alternate history with images, comments and longer stories about the places and people. I’d buy it!

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I may be working myself up to something like that... we'll see!

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May 27, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

Those statues in the pet cemetery really get to me. Humans seen through the alien eyes of their pets, depicted by the mourning animals as towering, gaunt bipeds. Creepy and wonderful!

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Thank you! The slightly "off" qualities of those statues was exactly what gave me the idea for that one...

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Have you been to the museum of Jurassic technology? Your work belongs there.

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May 27, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

Maybe, the last photo is of an exercise class where only two students showed up? Been there, done that.

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Ha — finally it's explained!

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May 27, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

I enjoy these bizarre little stories so snooped your site for other gems, landed on some fabulous guitar "solo" vids and had a wonderful Saturday morning concert of sorts! Upgraded to paid in appreciation, Thank you!

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No, thank you — and thank you for subscribing!

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May 27, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

As an unofficial Santa Cruz historian, I'm pleased to be able to shed some light on a few of these tales.

The Miramar Grand Hotel was in fact the headquarters of the American Bullshit Conglomerate who officially applied to make it invisible in 1924. They then moved it to the Isles of Scilly in 1974 as a practical joke and forgot about it.

The photo of Edward Schnaufal was in fact taken by the brother he murdered. He was called Foreman Shufflebottom and was a successful grape wrangler.

The last unexplained image, from 1915, is, in fact, the first and probably last sighting of the carbon based version of an AT-AT, before they went back in time and were cybernetically enhanced by the Empire in a galaxy far far away.

Hope that clears up some of the stories for you.

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I regret to inform you that all but one of these explanations is incorrect, and I'm not at liberty to explain which ones.

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I think it may be the explanations where I keep using the phrase "in fact"🤔

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May 28, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

Like before, I love these vignettes! So evocative.

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They're fun to do... and I'm glad you enjoy them!

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May 28, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

Poor Mary Perkins. Beautiful yet haunting.

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Thank you :)

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Jun 8, 2023Liked by Michael Marshall Smith

I LOVE THESE. (all-caps shouty!)

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Excellent :-) And welcome! x

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