I confess that I had never heard nor read the word “filk” until recently. For those who are also unfamiliar with the term, it apparently began life as a spelling error. The word refers to folk songs written about science fiction themes; some of these may have been written specifically for sci-fi novels, in order … Continue reading Ballads of Space and Time
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!
Learn more through the link below, readers! Becerrillo: The Terrifying War Dog of the Spanish Conquistadors Dogs have been used as powerful weapons of war for at least the last 3,000 years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Sarmatians, Assyrians, Britons and Romans are all known to have used dogs in combat, or for scouts, sentries, trackers, or executioners. … Continue reading Unleash the Dogs of War!
Check out this intriguing piece by Nate Winchester, readers! Occum’s Plot Scale Awhile back I had posted this note on plot holes. Later I finally remembered the name I always wanted it to be. So today I’m reissuing the post with a few modifications and finally a much more proper title for the rule of thumb. … Continue reading Reposted: Occum’s Plot Scale
Click the link to learn more, readers: Remains of Medieval Soldier Found With Sword & Knives in Lake Jan 13, 2021 Ian Harvey Medieval crime? Lakes and rivers sometimes act as more than fun places to pass a hot day, dipping in and out of cool water to ease the discomfort of a blazing summer … Continue reading A Morbid Discovery
Click the link to see more, readers! The 9 oldest images of Mary M. Traverso- published on 10/19/18 A recent academic theory dates the oldest image to the 2nd century. As summarized in a recent article, the Old and New Testament provide many descriptions of the words and actions of Jesus but none about his looks. … Continue reading Reminders of Our Mother’s Love
Once again, Jules Verne* called it, readers. Journey to the Center of the Earth* might be fiction, but this cave is very real! Hang Son Doong is so large that it actually has its own weather system, separate from that of the upper world! The cave was only discovered in 2009, and due to the … Continue reading Underground World
Well, this is a case of mistaken identity with a happy ending! Click the link to find out more, readers! Fossil of a 66-million-year-old fish 'as big as a great white shark' is discovered in a private collection after being misidentified as a flying reptile A collector brought what he thought was a pterodactyl skull for … Continue reading Mistaken Identity
Check out this article on this amazing insect: Facts About the Glasswing Butterfly Updated November 22, 2019 By Steve Johnson Most insects don’t bring to mind words synonymous with beautiful, but there is one exception to this rule – butterflies. These delicate creatures come in many shapes, forms and sizes; they occupy most regions of … Continue reading Translucent Wings
This is an article I have wanted to repost for a while. It isn't specifically about the craft of writing, but an astute prospective author will doubtless learn a great many things about storytelling in J.D. Cowan's piece on the anime Trigun. Click the link to see what I mean, readers! . . . And … Continue reading Reposted: ….And Between the Wasteland & Sky