Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Eternal Female Struggle

From the romance book Beautiful Oblivion, by Jamie McGuire*: I hated to admit it, but [my boobs] helped score extra tips at the Red, and now they could help me get a second job. It was a vicious cycle of … Continue reading

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Manslut

On the National Novel Writing Month forums somebody has a post up called “Making a manslut likeable”. I note with wry irony that, as suspected, none of the five substantial responses so far chastise the poster for slut-shaming, despite the … Continue reading

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What We Read in Schools

Here is a true story I once read. I think it’s online somewhere, though I may be wrong. t was told by a teacher. So this teacher, an English teacher, was assigning some Dickens rag to his class. Something like … Continue reading

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Cross Your Fingers

I don’t want to get my hopes too high yet, but an editor has expressed interest in purchasing my short story “Take Up Your Cross” for publication in their online magazine. He told me he┬áloved the story (Seriously!) and was … Continue reading

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Very Short Review: A Bird Story, by Freebird Games

“A Bird Story” is a short mini-sequel to “To The Moon”, which absolutely blew me away. It is a wordless one hour game starring the protagonist of the next full game in the TTM series, “Finding Paradise”. Quick and dirty: … Continue reading

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Layers Within Layers

I’m beginning to appreciate Wright’s Night Land stories the more I read them (the first two are still the best though, with apologies to “The Last of All Suns” fans). They have an incredible amount of depth to them. Particularly … Continue reading

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While I’m Rapid Firing…

I just sent out an e-mail to the good folks at the Sci-Phi journal inquiring about length. They publish philosophical sci-fi (seriously), and include in their list of authors Nebula nominee and, as should be obvious now, a personal favorite … Continue reading

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Good for Artie Lange

So a comedian I’ve never heard of called Artie Lange tweeted a series of crappy weird jokes about a black ESPN co-host. Apparently the liberals went nuts over the misogyny and the sexism and the oh who gives a fuck … Continue reading

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Walking Dead Part 2: Episode 1, Initial Thoughts

So I got a fifty dollar tablet (it was on sale). Cool! And it has the first episode of the second season of the Walking Dead game available for free! VERY cool! Not cool: The game so far. So it … Continue reading

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Work In Progress

I’ve hinted before that I write fiction myself, and once actually posted an excerpt from a story I wrote, titled A Quadrillion Occupied Planets. I am a procrastinator by nature with a short attention span, so I find finishing long … Continue reading

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