Monday, June 29, 2009

KAT AND MOUSE Update

Part 2 of "Babysitting Blues" is now posted.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Last Airbender - Teaser



I hope to god they get this right.

The animated series is one of the best I've seen in a long time. I'd rank it up there with Robotech, Star Blazers, and Batman: TAS.

The series producers are also involved with the movie so I'm hoping that a good sign.

We'll see come 2010...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Blasts From The Past

The Internet Archive is a glorious thing.

While updating the links over on my writing site, I realized that the original pages of those stories were probably living somewhere online (after all, they say the internet remembers).

They live on at the Internet Archives.

I found most of the original sites (or at least the archived versions) and am in the midst of uploading them.

Coolness.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fun Links

Random bits of Intarw3bby goodness to share with y'all:

Kelly Meding tweeted about this blog post featuring the best 11 words of the English language. (possible NSFW)

GRRM coming to HBO.

Adorable.

I've just found a new comic to check out. Thanks you, Uncle Warren!

Monday, June 8, 2009

KAT AND MOUSE Update

Part 23 of "Easy Money" is now posted on the site.

Coming up on the close of this episode.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

David Eddings, R.I.P.

David Eddings passed away Tuesday.

If there was ever a fantasy series that really transported me to another world, it's his Belgariad. Beginning with Pawn of Prophecy, the story of young Garion's journey from living as a farmboy to taking his place in the world as the central figure of an ancient prophecy catapulted me into a world of knights, sorcerers, and magic--and colorful, captivating characters.

In the space of a week and a half the summer before my senior year in high school, I devoured all five books. A few months later, I dove into the follow-up series, the Malloreon, at a more leisurely pace.

The Seeress of Kell, the last book of the Malloreon, came out my sophomore year in college and was the first hardcover I'd ever purchased.

I never did get into his later books.

No matter. The Belgariad and the Malloreon were enough.

Oh sure I read others after those. I'd read Papa Tolkien and Terry Brooks's Shannara series prior to Eddings. I'd gone through Asimov's Foundation books, I, Robot, and two volumes of his short stories (including "Nightfall"). Later came Douglas Adams, Robert Heinlein, Robert E. Howard, Frank Herbert, Robert Asprin, Lois McMaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, Holly Lisle, even L. Ron Hubbard (his 10-book Mission Earth series).

And the list goes on.

But once a year, I go back to Sendaria and to the first thing the boy Garion remembered: the kitchen at Faldor's farm.

Goodbye, Mr. Eddings. You will be missed.

Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday.

Yay me!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Breaking Through

I've had a military SF novel in the works for several years now, going through two versions (including a complete overhaul and associated worldbuilding) and at least three rewrites to its (more or less) present form.

I then began another rewrite, trying to whip it into better shape when I hit a plot snag. Thinking outside the box wasn't working so I set it down, closed the folder, and tucked it away. Perhaps some time away from the writing was needed to let my subconscious work out the issue.

That was over a year and a half ago.

A few days ago, whilst talking shop over at my favorite watering hole, I suddenly had a break.

That plot snag untangled itself and a solution presented itself like a gift from the heavens.

More like a rake handle thwap between the eyes.

Sweet.

KAT AND MOUSE Update

We are now on Part 22 of "Easy Money."

Go and check it out!