Annotations for Tiny Storms, the twenty-fifth chapter of One Rainy Day In May.

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You reached for the secret too soon

from Shine on you crazy diamond

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Paisano hotel

(pasiano - peasant) - it really looks like from There Will Be Blood

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Poly(methyl methacrylate)

flakes of gold

like in Only Revolution

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a specialized cell in the tentacles of a jellyfish, containing a barbed or venomous coiled thread that can be projected in self-defense or to capture prey

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Greasewood gallery Marfa TX


Howard Cosell wass an American sports journalist, who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff

Frazier, Foreman

notorious boxers

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more than a posture

Kirby is more than a cowboy caricature like Ozgur is more than a detective caricature?

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refractive index

of a material is a dimensionless number that describes how light propagates through that medium;


Conchoidal fracture describes the way that brittle materials break or fracture when they do not follow any natural planes of separation (Wikipedia)


cat's eye effect (Wikipedia)

seated on her shoulder

like a cat, a familiar;

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chryse planitia

- (Greek, "Golden Plain") is a smooth circular plain in the northern equatorial region of Mars close to the Tharsis region to the west. Chryse Planitia lies partially in the Lunae Palus quadrangle, partially in the Oxia Palus quadrangle, partially in the Mare Acidalium quadrangle (Wikipedia)

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Pickett's Charge

an infantry assault ordered by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee against Maj. Gen. George G. Meade's Union positions on Cemetery Ridge

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Willow Ruse

in Clip 4 it is Willow Rue


in Clip 4, the year Audra died was 1965

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even on his back

echoes "Even in his feet"

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fear that with thunder comes a flash and destroys their antennas


an initiative to study systems from a holistic point of view

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Ampex Quad

video recording

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thousand instructions per second


million instructions per second


notice the zeros for o's. Redwood is character/creature from House of Leaves. Mark Z. Danielewski confirmed that Redwood will be a character in The Familiar


bowling bag v preview 3 had brass zippers, probably coincidence


the religious cult of modern witchcraft, especially an initiatory tradition founded in England in the mid 20th century and claiming its origins in pre-Christian pagan religions


A Renaissance fair, faire, festival is an outdoor weekend gathering, usually held in the United States, open to the public and typically commercial in nature, which emulates a historic period for the amusement of its guests

Jaron Lanier

American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, film director and composer of classical music. A pioneer in the field of virtual reality (a term he is credited with popularizing), Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves

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alkaloid found naturally in coca leaves. It has a close structural relation to cocaine

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Domingues - derives from the Roman "Dominicus", meaning "belonging to the lord god", from "dominus", lord or master

qui vive

alert, vigilant

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a meteorite consisting of roughly equal proportions of iron and olivine

Symphyotrichum ericoides

white asters

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Death, god of death


wonderworker, thaumaturgy is "the use of magic for nonreligious purposes; the art and science of 'wonder working;' using magic to actually change things in the physical world."


town 1. in New York, 2. in Oxfordshire, England


goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls


the name of any priestess throughout the history of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi


hebrew name meaning fountain

Redwood Shores

part of Redwood City in California

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Cicada 3301

name given to an enigmatic organization that on three occasions has posted a set of complex puzzles to recruit capable cryptanalysts from the public

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Big data

a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate

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Fort Myers

city in Florida

Canyon of Kings

Kings Canyon National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California

cat claw


Dasylirion wheeleri

dessert spoon, plant


drink made from Dasylirion wheeleri

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pan tolmaton

alternative translation: all is to be ventured

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keep of oneself

also mentioned by Astair on pg 245

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