I often blog about how silly it is for writers to take some feature of human civilization (like our fascination with war) and simply extrapolate it to space aliens. Alien invasion stories are a good example of this. The folks in Hollywood seem to have learned that you can always make another pile of $$$ by making yet another alien invasion flick. If there ever is a First Contact alien invasion of Earth, I hope the first thing the aliens say is: "Take us to your money".
|Parthney vs Bots from Russia!|
I've previously had fun imagining Parthney as a kind of Hollywood secret agent like James Bond.
|secret agent clone|
I sometimes amuse myself by imagining that Overseers keep watch over this blog, preventing the Editor from revealing too much about the aliens who watch over Earth. What if the Observers suddenly discovered this blog? Here are some data from google.com for traffic to the Blogger service coming from Russia:
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Recent traffic to this blog is shown in the graph to the right. On October 9 traffic to this blog increased dramatically and by October 12th traffic to wikifiction.blogspot.com was about ten times normal.
After the 12th, traffic dropped, but this site is still getting more traffic from Russia than any other country.
|Traffic map: dark green = more traffic.|
It never used to be that way. This blog has always in the past gotten most of its traffic from the United States.
Does anyone know why Blogger blogs are suddenly of greater interest in Russia?
It would be more fun if the Overseers were behind the sudden increase in traffic to this blog.
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