Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

Candy Wednesday

There's just something violent in this imagery of a giant, red candy cockerel in Russia being carved up by kids:

And, to keep with my candy theme of the day, it appears that there's a documentary about a guy who invented a fancy jelly bean.

Like in a lot of industries, it appears that the film is focused on his regrets, and the lack of joy his creativity has bought him. It seems that there's a lot of stories about people who create being unhappy with their creations, or losing out on enjoying the fruits from their work--but maybe I'm just in a particularly cynical mood this morning.


  • John Clute on Steampunk: Revolution, edited by Ann Vandermeer.

    John Clute wrote about Steampunk III: Revolutions on Strange Horizons and my story, 'Possession', gets a nice mention: Some of the stories…

  • Sirius Reviews

    Here's a pair of responses from Locus and Tangent Online. The first is Lois Tilton: Contamination. A human colony on a planet gifted to them by…

  • Above/Below in Locus

    A review of Above/Below appeared in Locus by Rich Horton: Also worth a look is the linked set of novellas, ‘‘Above’’ by Stephanie Campisi and…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded