Ryan Oakley

Author's details

Name: Ryan Oakley
Date registered: January 2, 2010
URL: http://thegrumpyowl.com/

Biography

Aurora Award and Sunburst Award finalist. Author of Technicolor Ultra Mall.

Latest posts

  1. Today’s Bulletin — March 30, 2015
  2. LOG 002 — March 27, 2015
  3. Today’s Bulletin — March 6, 2015
  4. Today’s Bulletin — February 27, 2015
  5. Today’s Bulletin — February 24, 2015

Author's posts listings

Mar 30

Today’s Bulletin

The last US combat troops left a digitally constructed radioactive town. They exhibited symptoms of depression in the unbroken loneliness of a Starbucks. They have trained the local Control Forces to use a therapeutic technique called cognitive reappraisal to investigate the intersection of computing technologies and human emotions. Their goal is to create foreign policy …

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Mar 27

LOG 002

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Our Host (that’s me, hi) has returned from a brief trip to Mexico. Returning with him was a small but hungry psychic parasite. Last night, this creature caused a series of false awakening nightmares wherein our host kept waking up in Mexico and was being attacked by a series of malevolent demons working in pairs …

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Mar 06

Today’s Bulletin

robot underground

BREAKING: Archaeologists unearthed a mysterious (and cool) lead coffin buried just feet away from the former grave of The King of Aggressive Fashion in a lava cave on Mars. CONFIRMED: The coffin contained a Greek statue of a self-professed holy man, who had moved to Mars after almost a year on the run—and three months …

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Feb 27

Today’s Bulletin

death of a cyborg

NAGASAKI, JAPAN: Drones controlled by militant human farmers have destroyed a hotel’s collection of robots, according to a video published online in the name of the radical human group. The robots, some identified as future antiquities that will date back to The Prehistoric Era of Machines, were toppled, smashed and broken up by sledgehammer wielding drones. The …

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Feb 24

Today’s Bulletin

mars plume

FRESNO, CA: A hidden underground cave at a home in southeast Fresno led scientists to plumes seen reaching high above the surface of Mars and may have resolved a mystery dating back to The Plague Years. Scientists responded to the home when amateur astronomers reported definite plume-like features developing in the backyard. When researchers arrived, …

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Feb 23

Culture Bulletin

picasso_massacre_in_korea

On fabric stretched over the balcony of an artist’s home, a grizzled but optimistic AI activist wrote a small guide to the sort of behavior that works to mitigate the difficulties of being imprisoned in the small, reputation based communities that form in the smaller cells of The Super Prison. While often overseen by indifferent, …

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Feb 17

Today’s Bulletin

wifi map

CHENNAI: Doctors at first thought something was wrong with the equipment when they put a 54-year-old man with a heart condition through a CT scan and the reading showed a funky visualization of the WiFi signal in your home. It took a second test to see the pellet-shaped black pockmarks all over his body and …

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Feb 12

Today’s Bulletin

orange cloud

More than 60,000 residents in north-eastern Spain have been told to stay indoors after an early morning explosion at The Nocturnal Library sent an orange cloud into the sky. A kind of nightmare, it hovered over their municipalities and beds for hours, deforming the sky with The Horror of the Nightmare.  Initial reports had described the …

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Feb 08

Culture Bulletin

worm god zero

Intending to commemorate The Days of Deaths, The Suspect demanded cash and left on foot. Luckily, no one was hurt and no weapons were fired. The suspect is a 6-foot spider. She wears a human face and dark coat at twilight and has a black hand gun. Her mind is an emotional, imaginative map of …

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Feb 04

Today’s Bulletin

picasso_lenlevementdessabines_l

WICHITA, KAN. – A member of a Kansas commune that lives off of insurance payouts following the deaths of group members is set to fatally beat two women at a McDonald’s restaurant, according to media reports, eventually drowning of one of them — a young mother whose death The Leader Parasite allegedly foretold weeks before …

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