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snap26-11-14I’ve been following Ms. Sharmishtha Basu’s blogs and writings for some years now, and I’ve just finished reading this. It is perhaps the grimmest story I’ve read in a while. It’s dark realism is different in both style, outlook, and execution from the paranormal fiction she also writes. A story of life in India, it does not paint a pretty picture, but offers a warning, along with the discoveries and hard-fought lessons of the protagonist at the end. Trapped in a web of human darkness and deceit, she claws her way to the light, seeking the answers she needs. As the authoress herself says, this is the story that made her a writer, and one of my favorites as well.

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The Impudent Algorithm blog may be extinct, but Indra’s Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein is still in good use. Here, I’ve been playing with limit sets and tilings, and the cool things that can be done with them. Via Ultra Fractal, I’m using a powerful coloring algorithm called Indra’s Pearls Workshop to produce these. Here they are.

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All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via Mandelbulber, Fractal Domains, Ultra Fractal , Frax, and Mandelbulb 3D and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2014 by Troy Loy.


Welp, I’ve gone ahead and deleted six of my WordPress blogs after the end of an interesting trial period. The experiment is over, and my sites the Impudent Algorithm, the Hypershard Dispatches, the Gods of Terra, We are the Wavetouched, the Exohuman Journal, and sadly enough, I am Troythulu, have all gone the way of the dinosaurs. They’re extinct, defunct, gone, obliterated, destroyed, though I have exported their post files for possible future use.

Only the Call, the Collect Call, the Checkerboards, and My Horrific Elegance remain for the foreseeable future. I’ve updated the themes for the Call and the Checkerboards, and this morning will finish that with the Collect Call and my Tumblr page.

Come the end of 2015, I may be exporting the Call’s and the Checkerboards’s best content over to the Collect Call once things are arranged, and shift my main blogging efforts there. We’ll see. In the meantime, I’ll be poking about familiarizing myself with better use of categories on WordPress in case I change my mind. Reducing my blogs in number will let me better consolidate my efforts over fewer sites and provide less temptation for lazy blogging than has been the case.

Talotaa frang.


I’ve written posts critical of various questionable claims. Some of it is a bit unsubtle, some of it perhaps over-generalized, but what’s on this site is a record of my views, however ham-fisted the expression, and people grow with time and experience—and wouldn’t it be terrible if we didn’t? So I’m not deleting old posts, save for expired, now-unwatchable video entries.

I’ve said much of what I need to say on certain topics, but stay on this site they shall. It’s a good reminder of views I’ve held, things I’ve said, and if there are inconsistencies in my posts over time, that’s okay too. Change is inevitable.

I’m keeping everything readable and viewable on-site.

If possible given use of Google-fu, I’ll try to find a suitable substitute to embed before opting to delete that entry on my blog. Feel free to notify me if a video you come across on this site has been remotely removed, deleted, embedding disabled, blocked, or is otherwise unwatchable.

Also, I’m updating the themes on my blogs to something more minimalist than before, and that includes my Tumblr and Blogger sites as well as WordPress. Also, for this blog, I’m going back to the “No ads” option that was in effect until recently last year, as the ads currently shown on this site are [1] not my own, but WordPress’s own means of generating revenue, and [2] I’m not interested in putting ads of my own up as that would distract from the actual content. Unless I join Patreon at some point, I won’t be able to do the same for my other WordPress sites, even for once a year automatic payments, not on a fixed income.

What’s on this blog should serve as a record to both my blogging successes and my failures, and if leaving old posts that no longer reflect my current views requires me to clarify my present position on whatever topics presenting themselves in future, I’m fine with that.

If you wish to know where I currently stand on any topic, ask, or read one of my recent posts on the topic.

But please don’t presume to tell me about my personal motives, biases, and vested interests without bothering to actually find out. Seven years as a skeptic has taught the value of rigor, and the hard truth that there probably aren’t any real psychics, so don’t pretend to be one.

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