It’s been a busy month, readers! Nothing attests to this fact better than the knowledge that I was on no less than two Superversive Livestreams and had little attention to spare to tell you about them. The first stream focused on Mecha and took place December 26 of last year: Sunday Superversive Livestream: All things … Continue reading Return to the Superversive Livestream!
Part one of this mini-series within the Writerly Sound Bites series focused on characters who suffered abuse in childhood that affected them in a variety of ways. But that meant the topic was limited to the most vulnerable among us: children. Children are incapable of defending themselves and are thus dependent almost entirely on adults … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 8: Character Progression – How Characters Broken by Trauma Recover and Rebuild, Part 2
If we seem to be focusing on broken characters exclusively, future authors, the reason for that is a fair number of creative writing courses and a lot of advice ties back to the sound bite I criticized here at the start of this series: the need to give characters flaws. Too often the “flaws” modern … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 8: Character Progression – How Characters Broken by Trauma Recover and Rebuild, Part 1
Yesterday I joined Anthony Marchetta on the Superversive Livestream to discuss anime, the Pulp Revolution, and the pulp tales of yore. We spoke about many other topics as well. It was a fun two hours, readers! There were some technical difficulties with the stream, and we went silent or at least too low to hear … Continue reading Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!
Liger Zero Phoenix No, fellow Zoids* fans, the title of the book being reviewed today has nothing to do with the franchise. I just couldn’t resist the reference. While it was not the best entry in the franchise by a long mile, not everything in Zoids: Fuzors was bad. Liger Zero and the Phoenix were … Continue reading Review – The Carter Files, Book 1: Phoenix by Lori Janeski
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
In honor of the holiday, here are some fun memes for you to peruse and use at your leisure, readers. A couple were made by yours truly, while the rest were just too much fun to pass up! Enjoy the memes, and Merry Christmas!
Well, for some it may be new. These are all songs to which this author was introduced recently. And before anyone asks, no, I have not played Kingdom Hearts* or any of its sequels. Video games are not something this writer has a lot of time for at the moment, as things have become a … Continue reading Some New Music
While puttering around the Internet in search of something to make her smile, this author stumbled across the picture below: I am fairly certain this is a panel from the Zoids: Chaotic Century manga*. If it is not an illustration from any particular issue, I believe it was drawn by one of the artists involved … Continue reading Pretty as a Picture
Reese “The Devil of the Sea” is one of the best episodes in the second season of Zoids: Chaotic Century.* In this installment, minor villainess Reese confronts Fiona Elisi Linnett, the main heroine and love interest for the hero, Van Flyheight. Using her psychic abilities, Reese forces Fiona to see a vision of Van being … Continue reading Reflecting on the Flashback Technique