Check out this great piece from The Way of Beauty, readers: The Poet And The Hound Of Heaven Francis Thompson was a poet, a mystic, and a devout Catholic. At one point early in his life he began studies to enter the priesthood, but he soon abandoned that effort. At the urging of his father, … Continue reading On the Hunt for Love
Yeah, I’m tired. That is the best title my brain could come up with for this post. If you are a train and camera enthusiast or know someone who is, then this article from The Vintage News should be right up your alley! Enjoy, readers! ‘The Flying Train’ Now Colorised, 1902 Film Captures Futuristic Ride … Continue reading Chugga-Chugga, Choo-Choo!
Nope, this isn’t sushi, readers. The dishes described in this fascinating article are all from the Ainu tradition. An ethnic minority in Japan, the Ainu’s history is long and storied. But they are generally not well-received by other denizens in the Land of the Rising Sun. There are efforts being made to improve the Ainu … Continue reading Exotic Cuisine in…Tokyo?
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?”
Or should that be Eagle Eye*? Judge for yourself after you check out this article from Popular Mechanics, readers! The CIA Built a Nuclear Bird Drone to Spy on Communists. Now It's Declassified. Why did this thing fail? BY KYLE MIZOKAMI AUG 11, 2020 During the Cold War, the CIA considered building a bird-sized drone designed to … Continue reading Eye in the Sky….
Check out this great article from Belinda Pollard, readers: 5 Types of Editing for Authors I often get asked about the different forms of editing, so here’s a summary. First, let’s dispel a myth… Editing is not spellchecking. Some phases of editing might include a spellcheck, but professional editing is much bigger than that — a whole … Continue reading Reposted: 5 Types of Editing for Authors
Learn more about these volatile finds through the link, readers! Thawing Permafrost Is Creating Pingos Which Are Likely To Explode Oct 27, 2020 Ian Harvey Because of climate change and the melting of permafrost in Siberia, craters have begun to appear across the icy tundra on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas. The craters are exploded … Continue reading Explosive Discoveries….
Here we have another review, readers! Today’s book is an anthology put together by Mr. J.F. Holmes* for Cannon Publishing. It focuses on mecha, the titanic battle machines (usually with humanoid or animal forms) that serve as tanks in speculative fiction. From the blurb on the back: Feedback from the slight pressure of a hand … Continue reading Review – Mecha: A Cannon Anthology, Edited by J.F. Holmes
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?