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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Justin Smith-Ruiu

IN A WORLD on the brink of destruction...

ONE MAN stands between hope and extinction...

FORCED TO DEFEND his honor and d’Holback...

RACING AGAINST TIME and probability, from banlieu to tundra...

DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN and starring Justin Smith-Ruiu as Justin Smith

IN WHAT CRITICS ARE CALLING a “tour-de-France [sic] by one of the Force’s most compelling voices”...

THE MOOSE JAW EVENT

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The concept of this one was hilarious (made me laugh out loud), and then just kept getting better as you corkscrewed the joke. I particularly liked the exuberant descriptions of the protestors. It was nice to see more solid detail, some fleshed-out scenes that anchored the ideas in a comic reality.

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Nov 15, 2023Liked by Justin Smith-Ruiu

Oh! A favourite. I like the speculative auto-fiction direction of your recent writings so much. In this case I didn’t suspect the result of being transported to SK to apologize could possibly have had so delightful an effect. Made me smile on a dim morning.

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I must say the ending of this one fooled me. I was expecting a "lesson" about how in our social media age, apologizing is tantamount to admitting guilt, and that you were going to keep your nerve and defy everyone. But perhaps the lesson is, no one can defy the mob forever, it's too draining, and if you do, you end up alone at the top of a stylus with an asteroid heading your way. Must be pretty lonely up there. Better to rejoin the mass, however messed up it is.

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Justin Smith-Ruiu

I live in Prince Albert, so maybe they’d grant a flight to our humble airport, and then a nearly 500km multi black Tahoe convoy to Moose Jaw might be feasible. Landing in Regina? That seems to be a little too far for credulity. 🤣 (Also, Regina’s recent cringe inducing promotional effort suggests that most asteroids would steer well clear of anything close to Regina. 😉)

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Justin Smith-Ruiu

As I live in Saskatchewan, and you no doubt know, this story could not have possible happened as the idea of “flying to Regina directly” is so absurd as to render the rest of the story moot. Regina and Saskatoon are “international” airports only in name. No sane airline flies directly to these airports anymore and the idea that a cosmic, micro-plastic eating microbe bearing asteroid landing here is, well beyond the stretch of credibility. 😀 Thank you for your “absurd” story.

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Justin Smith-Ruiu

channelling kafka. nice buildup. where can i find your writing on d'holbach?

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We need celebrity human shields on both sides of every conflict, to stop the wars!

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