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Dave Cochran
United Kingdom
Recovering postgraduate, proud father of meow-png, tutor at Edinburgh University's School of Informatics, aspiring science fiction writer & podcaster ( ) & co-founder of Robot Squid Publications.

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Activity What is Morta up to in this awesome birthday art meow-png made for me?
3 deviants said Evacuating her school's underground high-energy physics labs, but it is TOTALLY NOT HER FAULT? …room temperature superconductors my arse
1 deviant said Fleeing the scene, having been warned of the approach of a teacher who would only see vandalism where Morta sees art?
1 deviant said Running from the biggest bully in her school, having kicked his arse with a runup while he tied his shoelace?
No deviants said Happy birthday, dad! by meow-png Doing a little funky dance?
No deviants said Retreating to a safe distance from her latest homebrew thermite experiment?
No deviants said Making a dash for the escape pods, as the spaceship she was stowing away on has suffered a critical antimatter leak?
No deviants said Doing a gloating/showing-off dance on top of the bike shed, and entirely failing to spot the loose tile the janitor was supposed to fix last term?
No deviants said Trying to get out of line-of-sight before that big anti-personel drone finishes powering up?
No deviants said Hoping she can get to the river before the skrgxwyz swarm, whose nest she kicked on a dare, catches up with her? (bees ain't got shit on skrgxwyz)
No deviants said Other, leave a comment?
Happy birthday, dad! by meow-png

Thank you meow-png - it's super awesome! 
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Alice Donut
  • Reading: Mareschal et al - Neuroconstructivism vol 1
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: truant
  • Eating: steak
  • Drinking: Talisker Single Malt
one minute to five, in the pre-dawn light
the city looks like a circuit board
from up here approaching from the west
trying to sleep trying not to sleep
looking for something to distract
me, glass pressed to my face.
i try to rest try to write
try to record
above houses rowed and stacked
like memory while I keep
a pointer to one byte
one allocation of address-space
where my daughter’s still asleep.
Approach Vector
A poem about coming home from a Computational Linguistics conference. Contains feels.

Note - this was written when my kid tanzipan still identified as a girl; boy, girl, or none of the above - you'll always be my super-awesome kid, TZ! :D

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OttokarVonLuftschiff Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Hallo!  I like Morta.  And maths.  And SF.  And, quite possibly, you.  Want to be friends? :-)
CharlieGrins Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks for the add, sir! here's a doodle of my appreciation.
TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015

Are those sticky plasters on her arm and forehead? :) …because if so, you clearly understand her well :D
CharlieGrins Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
yep :p and you're welcome. ^w^
TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
AkulaShuvelle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Happy Birthday!! :star:
Have fun on your special day!
TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Yay! Thank you! I plan on writing, arting, and watching Doctor Who with my kid :D
CaptainMetal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch La la la la 
BenJogan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks a lot for the watch!
minicosmicgirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank You for the watch! I am a dummy!  And FAV!
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