Monthly Archives: September 2015

Intriguing

The Pope criticizes a pretend Catholic. “[The Mayor of Rome] pretends to be Catholic, it came on him all of a sudden. It doesn’t happen like that,” Francis said. The pope’s cutting comments on the politician — who observers say … Continue reading

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The Universe I’d Most Like to Write In

This may come as a shock to you, but I really like “Firefly”. I know! Surprising, right? I guess I don’t mention it THAT much, but I like the show. I was thinking of the various book universes I’ve read … Continue reading

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New Superversive SF Post: Firefly’s Dark Heart of Gold

Here you go. You should have it by now. Comment here, there, or wherever else you’d like. A brief excerpt: “Heart of Gold”‘s conceit is just too ridiculous for me to take seriously. The idea that babies are sometimes better … Continue reading

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Politics Over Dinner

We just had a discussion over dinner about politics – what the most important issue is, who the best candidate is, etc. I’m going to zoom in on a particularly interesting section of the conversation: Person A: If it were … Continue reading

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New Superversive SF Post: Fixing the Abrams Star Trek Films, Part 1

In which I attempt to solve the more obvious writing issues of the new Abrams Star Trek films. Part 1 is about the first film. Part 2 will be about “Into Darkness”. Read it, love it, comment where you want … Continue reading

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Wisdom from “The Office”

Women can’t resist a man singing show tunes. It’s so powerful even a lot of men can’t resist a man singing show tunes. – Andy Bernard

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In Defense of “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night”

There is a myth, and a very pervasive one, so much so that I’ve actually read it in writing books, about how this is the worst opening line never written. Many reasons are given for this, none good. Some say … Continue reading

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