Monthly Archives: November 2017

NaNoWriMo – day 27

I just wrapped up one of the stories I wrote for NaNoWriMo. It’s a bit over 13,000 words. I do intend to continue the plot, but I’m considering this the end of that particular section of the story because I’m … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who might wander by before midnight. I hope you had a good holiday. I spent most of mine playing Dungeon Keeper 2. For various reasons—but mostly because my sister is working at the hospital—my family isn’t … Continue reading

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Things that annoyed me today

Seems like everything is annoying me today, and I’m generally in a really bad mood that’s negatively affecting my ability to work, so maybe writing this post will let me vent a bit and settle back down. Item one:¬†Gamers are … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo update – day 20

It’s more like National [Pile of novelettes] Writing Month, the way I’m doing it. Only one of the stories I’ve worked on this month is a novel-length work and at about 6000 words in, I’m not sure I’m going to … Continue reading

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A nation of pussies, we’ve become

I used to follow this woman on Twitter, Carolyn Emerick. I originally followed her because I was working on a project that drew heavily on western folklore, and she was listed as a folklorist. Well, she didn’t say much about … Continue reading

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Furman Simms and the Problem Princess (The Adventures of Furman Simms Book 0), by Justin Knight

From the synopsis on Amazon: Furman Simms is an intergalactic bounty hunter. A man who lives his life one day at a time, taking which ever jobs he pleases, visiting various planets, and shooting various people, all for a pay … Continue reading

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Remember when libraries didn’t suck?

A few times in the last several months I’ve considered getting a library card again. I’m not made of money here, and there are books I want to read that I can’t get for cheap or on Kindle Unlimited. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Video games and violent crime

I’ve been a gamer since I was a young kid. I grew up with an NES and Amiga, got an N64 for Christmas the year it came out, and spent many evenings in high school playing multiplayer first person shooters … Continue reading

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~7500 words behind

I haven’t written at all the last couple days. A serious disruption of my routine and what feels like a minor illness knocked me out of the game a bit, but worse was trying to sort out what I feel … Continue reading

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Book piracy, and what you can do about it!

The TL;DR is: not much. But read on if you’re interested in the subject. Before I get into the meat of the matter, consider games for a minute. Computer games, I mean. Games often come with some kind of digital … Continue reading

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