Archaeology That Gillian Would Understand

It’s been a slightly odd sort of day. Apparently I’m the 16th most popular artist over on Renderosity, which is odd given I rarely post there. I prefer DeviantArt most of the time because Renderosity has some harsh limits on image size. Still, have to put some more modern pictures up. They’re using one I did about 4 years ago as my featured image. The week seems to be dragging terminally…

But there’s a programme on tonight on BBC Two which looks like it could be well worth it. I’m hoping that those of you outside the UK will be able to see it on catch-up at some point. I’ll be in the same boat; I don’t have any live TV source currently (by choice). Anyway, look out for Jungle AtlantisThe programme is about Angkor Wat, hardly a new subject and, supposedly, a well known site, but what’s got me taking an interest is the massive use of technology to dig up new information about the temple and its environs. Seriously, lidar scans and such; Gillian and Ella would be going, “So where’s your terahertz radar system?” But I think they might be a little impressed. You know, given that before Aneka turns up they pretty much thought we wore animal skins and hit each other with sticks.


I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times – My Views on this Week’s Defiance

And I’m back on Defiance, but this time it’s one specific episode. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times aired on June 10th in the US and June 11th in the UK, and it has such obvious parallels with the over-arching plot of the Aneka Jansen stories that I had to comment.

If you haven’t seen the episode and plan to, this article is going to contain pretty major spoilers, so watch first. If you haven’t read Steel beneath the Skin and plan to, there are also some spoilers, but they aren’t quite as major seeing as they are pretty much given away in the cover blurb. Anyway, due to spoilers, I’ll continue after the break…

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