Jun
01
2020
1

Quote of the Day, That’s Some Jolly Good Bullsh*te There, Old Chap edition.

I almost don’t want to interfere with their grift. Professional courtesy, and all that. This is impressive, in its way:

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May
31
2020
1

‘On the Turning Away.’

On the Turning Away, Pink Floyd

There’s no major message here: the song just kept chasing me around today, for some reason.

May
31
2020
0

05/31/2020 Book Report, FROZEN DREAMS.

I put more finishing touches on the book. What’s keeping me from publishing? Mostly my wife doing one last look-see and me doing the Special Thanks section. Which means, by the way: FILL OUT YOUR SURVEYS, IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.

In other news, got more feedback on the short stories – and I got the character sketches first drafts for the worldbook back from Ben Fleuter! He’s going to use the sample characters to populate the cover art, and he’s enthusiastic about that part of the project. As am I: I feel it’s gonna absolutely pop.

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May
31
2020
0

Movie of the Week: THE VAST OF NIGHT.

The Vast of Night is free on Amazon Prime, but I’m putting it up anyway because it’s fun. 1950s New Mexico aesthetics, and I’m not gonna give away anything about the plot otherwise. Everything about it was fun, from the conceit at the start. But one of the other things I liked about THE VAST OF NIGHT was something that other reviewers noted: the movie doesn’t condescend to its setting. And it definitely doesn’t mock it, either.

Check it out.

May
31
2020
0

Patreon Microfiction: Waiting.

What is the fellow in ‘Waiting’ waiting for? Good question. Shame nobody bothered to tell him the answer, huh?

May
31
2020
0

May Patreon stuff!

Neither was what you’d call too cheerful. Or, perhaps, cheerful at all.

Patreon!

May
30
2020
1

Book of the Week: Flameweaver.

Margaret Ball’s Flameweaver is very interesting, and an old favorite of mine. It’s a fantasy novel about a young woman (denied control over her magic because of an injury) who must go on a quest to find Items of Power, in order to defend her land against a pitiless foe. Quite potent Items, too, with a fell name: ‘Martini-Henry rifles.’ It’s a real shame it’s not on Kindle yet, but whaddya gonna do?

May
30
2020
0

05/30/2020 Book Report, FROZEN DREAMS.

Welp. At some point in the process, you have to slam back the shot of whiskey and say That’s all the goram rogue em-dashes we’re gonna find. We have reached that point in the book’s journey. It’s back from the editor, and as soon as EVERYBODY SENDS THEIR SURVEYS IN I can start in with getting the list together for the Special Thanks. There’s just not that much left at this point.

Well, for the book. The audiobook and RPG worldbook are both later-stage projects. But the book (and the physical copy) are still coming along. But a big milestone’s been passed here.

May
30
2020
3

NASA/SpaceX launch at 3:22 PM EST.

Dear Lord: don’t let them [expletive] up.

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