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Sci-Fi: Hardening Sci-Fi without turning it into a fossil

Tweet of the Day: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World-Colossus of Rhodes ——- Sci-fi is all the rage these days. Made a sneaky comeback (or not) with Star Trek: NextGen and grew in popularity during the 90s until today. However, it is, by enlarge, on the soft side of the scale (downright mushy if you […]

TV Tropes Monday: Royals Who Actually Do Something

Tweet of the Day: A Dance with Dragons ——– Noblesse oblige is a French phrase literally meaning “nobility obliges”. The Dictionnaire de l’Académie française defines it thus: Whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly. (Figuratively) One must act in a fashion that conforms to one’s position, and with the reputation that one has […]

Sunday Tweet: Dumbest and Smartest

Tweet of the Day: Dumbest and Smartest (Things you done on your way to publication) ——– A few things first: Thank you to all you (silent but) loyal readers you seem to pop up when I need you the most with cheerful comments and helpful insight. 😀 A change in serial publication: I will no […]

Weekend Roundup: May 15-21

Tweet of the Day: Rapture Reading Suggestions ——- So what happened last week? Sun- The Sunday Tweet dealt with sparkly vamps, ponies (OMGPONIES!!!!!111!!!) and David Mitchell. Mon- TV Tropes Monday brought to you by the letter Z for Zeerust (not the Z-Word). What happens when your sci-fi ideas get stale? Zeerust happens. Tue- Continuing our […]

Short Story Friday: The Gate-Aftermath

Tweet of the Day: Edge: Michael Crichton’s Congo ——- P.1 – P.12b ——- -Data Corruption at 81% ——- “Fight,” I said. With those words I rose upwards through the glass floor. Higher until I was level with Joseph. I punched him in the ear. He staggered back, fired streams of lighting, but my armor absorbed […]

Interview with a Character: Stephen “The Ringer”

Tweet of the Day: Borders in Fantasy —— Re-posted with Maryjblog permission: Stephen “The Ringer” Zielanowski has politely requested that he be interviewed at his home in Lenape Township, New Jersey, where he and his son Jacob, age 30 months, are spending the afternoon while his wife and daughter attend a Girls Only Mani-Pedi birthday […]

Wizards’ World War: Dispatch 8-The Lion’s Den

Tweet of the Day: Why  You Should Spend More Time on Character Than Action. ——- Intro– Dispatches – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 ——- River Walk, Lansing, MI, July 23rd 2:44 p.m. I watched the dark cool waters of the Lansing river run by. The […]