Anna’s Anachronisms: Philo Farnsworth meets a VR Chamber

Walking down the narrow, neon-lined corridor, I clutched my headset tightly in my hands. The bewildered gentleman (who I guided along by the elbow) flicked his confused glance between his headset and the red door at the end of the hallway. In a thick Utah accent, he cleared his throat nervously before asking. “So, whereContinue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Philo Farnsworth meets a VR Chamber”

Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles 11

Wow, this was a short reading this round but quite a packed one! I’ve got a fair bit to unpack here, so let’s just dive right in. First things first, I’m quite impressed with the accuracy surrounding the Capoeira practice. I’m nowhere close to well-trained, but I’d call myself an adept practitioner of the artContinue reading “Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles 11”

Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles 9

Okay, here we are again in the midst of A Deadly Quest. First things first: still a little shocked in the (seemingly sudden) change-of-character within our mysterious Director. I wonder why she’s chosen Ken, one of her top dogs out of all her agents, to complete (what Adam aptly described as) essentially a milk runContinue reading “Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles 9”

Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles – Part 10

Okay, after this week’s reading, I admit that I’m not that big of a fan of director Talbott slightly less now that she’s practically blackmailed Ken; using Cass as a betting chip in the process. But I do sympathize with Mac for being stuck under orders in her role of the matter… after all, theContinue reading “Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles – Part 10”

Anna’s Anachronisms: Samuel Langley versus Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

As the sunset painted the sky in vibrant tones of purple and orange, my shadow stretched out far behind me as I scurried across the large, open-border baseball field. Behind a thin cast of netting that stretched from one Coach’s box to the other, pivoting along with the on-deck circles, I spotted my target sittingContinue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Samuel Langley versus Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II”

Through Fresh Eyes 7: The Cassidy Chronicles

The final few chapters of Volume 1, Act 1: Run Like Hell were thrilling, but the cliffhanger was absolutely agonizing! Though my favourite part must’ve been the very beginning, the semi-tender morning exchange (with the childish-but-fun bet regarding Cass’s driving) was dripping with romance and felt that hallmark-movie moment, you know? However, the following sceneContinue reading “Through Fresh Eyes 7: The Cassidy Chronicles”

Anna’s Anachronisms: Alexander Graham Bell versus A Modern-Day Cellphone

The bell of the café door dinged loudly as I swung it open and stepped through its faded, brown threshold. Ignoring the chime again as the door swung shut, I scanned the wooden booths (of which there weren’t many) as I handed my coat to the man standing by the door with a gracious smile.Continue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Alexander Graham Bell versus A Modern-Day Cellphone”

Through Fresh Eyes 6: The Cassidy Chronicles

Can we take a moment to acknowledge the stunning conversion rates between credits and United States Dollars? $10 USD is equal to 1 Cuomos, but 16-and-some change USD is equal to 1 Sonoran credit! Wow! The idea of speeding down an empty road at 325 klicks an hour is unfathomable to me. And I’m intriguedContinue reading “Through Fresh Eyes 6: The Cassidy Chronicles”

Anna’s Anachronisms: Karl Benz versus the Tesla Model S

I watched with anticipation as Karl Benz approached the car from the door of a large, brown brick building. His eyes were wide as they scoped the sleek length of the Tesla Model S parked against the curb of the sidewalk. From my vantage in the driver’s seat, I could see the shock wash acrossContinue reading “Anna’s Anachronisms: Karl Benz versus the Tesla Model S”

Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles (Part 5)

The next few Chapters of the Run Like Hell have been fantastic, I hadn’t even noticed I’d passed my usual page count while I was devouring it. The quick pace and gorgeous scenery are so vivid I could see it all playing out in my head like a movie. The car, the 007 reference, andContinue reading “Through Fresh Eyes: The Cassidy Chronicles (Part 5)”