No, I am not looking up these items on purpose, readers! They just seem to find me – or are sent to me to provoke a smile and a laugh. Admittedly, the fan picture which crosses My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic* with Star Trek: The Next Generation, probably counts less as fan art and … Continue reading New Perspectives on Old Franchises
Click the link to find out more, readers! Middle Ages Merlin manuscript found in Bristol University library Published 30 January 2019 Fragments of a manuscript from the Middle Ages which tell the story of Merlin the magician from Arthurian legend have been found in a library. Seven hand-written fragments were found by the University of … Continue reading A New Look at the Arthurian Cycle!
Lots of jokes are made about Americans’ fascination with big things, but these days few people seem to consider why we like our machines, states, and food to be big. It is because we are a big nation, in every sense of the word. This isn’t just in terms of landmass but in what – … Continue reading Thunder on the Rails
Cirsova's Chen Cover Today is March 15th, readers! If you saw the review posted on March 12th, then you know that Cirsova Magazine’s Spring Issue is LIVE on both Amazon* and their Aerio store today! You can read my review of this issue here to see what you will be getting when you pick it … Continue reading Bulletin: Enter the Cirsova Spring Issue and A New Kickstarter!
Gargoyles Retrospective | Disney's Dark Horse https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hc7yQ4nX_8k Along with others in the Superversive movement, this author tends to highlight various writing techniques which are popularly seen in Japanese anime. Since writers in the Orient frequently make use of practices forgotten here in the West, this is only sensible. If one wishes to learn a craft, … Continue reading A Unique Conceit (or Three) from Western Television
Courtesy of Richard Paolinelli Planetary Anthology: Saturn* has been released, readers! The last book in the Planetary Anthology Series is available in e-book and paperback format. Now you can purchase all eleven books from Tuscany Bay and have the entire collection on your shelf, digital or physical! Apparently, being a busy beaver of a writer … Continue reading Bulletin: “Where Now Are the Dunedain, Elessar, Elessar?”
Along with writers James Pyles and Rebecca Spellman, this author has decided to join Ko-fi, a platform which allows artists to solicit donations. The price set by Ko-fi is $3 – the price of a cup of coffee. If you like my stories and my posts here at A Song of Joy, you can click … Continue reading Bulletin: Buy Me a Coffee?
On February 7th this author joined Ben Wheeler and Anthony Marchetta on the SuperversiveSF Sunday Livestream to talk about the latest chapter of My Hero Academia*. There were some connection issues, so I didn’t technically appear in the stream until the 20:37 mark. For some reason my connection decided to play games and I had … Continue reading Bulletin: On the Radio with SuperversiveSF!
Cirsova Magazine is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a Kickstarter for their Spring Issue. For the first time ever, there will be illustrations to accompany the stories in this and following editions of the magazine. Some are available for preview at the Cirsova website here, while others are offered for viewing at the kickstarter page here. This … Continue reading Bulletin: New Cirsova Kickstarter and More!
Click the link to learn more, readers! And remember: when selecting friends, choose well and wisely. Good friends are worth more than their weight in gold. Friendship: 4 Things 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Can Teach Us We need fellowships for our own “quests,” too. Saturday, March 3, 2018 James Walpole In The Fellowship of the Ring, the … Continue reading A Word to the Wise on Fellowship