Cyanos: Ice, Wind and Fire

Introducing a new feature here on the Screw Pile! Stories!

Well, yes, yes, I have had a tab and a link to my good friend Mr. Fox’s epic Carpathian Stories for some time, however I have now decided to go where I have never been before and have a try at writing my own story.

While the style, format and feel is very similar to the Carpathian stories, it is not ‘fan-fiction’ as such – more ‘parallel universe’. Yes, there is space stuff, with a planet, a space-ship or two, and a cast of adorable anthromorphic characters.

So. Will it be any good? Will I get laughed off the interwebs? No idea. However I am going to give it a good go.

So without further ado and unnecessary fanfare – may I present:

Cyanos – Ice, Wind and Fire

Any comments or feedback are of course very welcome.

Astronaut tweets photo of Mt Taranaki

Mt Taranaki, as seen from space. Photo / Twitter

A NASA astronaut has today tweeted out a picture of Mt Taranaki as seen from the International Space Station.

Thomas H. Marshburn, who has just over 12,000 followers on Twitter, sent a message at about 12:45pm New Zealand time.

“More volcano-spotting! Mt. Taranaki on New Zealand’s North Island served as the backdrop in the movie The Last Samurai,” he said.

The photo shows a clear view of the 2518-metre-high mountain, with the Taranaki coastline seen to the west.

Mt Taranaki is known as one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world and, because of its resemblance to Mount Fuji, was used at the backdrop for The Last Samurai.

[Read More – New Zealand Herald]