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Perfectly Appoproriate; Perfectly Counterproductive

I wrote last Saturday about the Hamilton/Pence  brouhaha. Since then I have had a chance to listen to and read other opinions on the issue. It hasn’t changed my basic opinion, but it has expanded my perspective. 511 more words

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How Conservatives Fundamentally Misunderstand Art/Entertainment

I’ll preface this by saying I’m referring to a specific vein of American religious/economic conservatism and am speaking generally rather than universally.  When it comes to people there are always exceptions to the rules. 1,043 more words

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A New Wave?

I haven’t wanted to discuss the recent electoral developments in this space, because I want to keep my blog as much as possible about writing and genre-related subjects. 373 more words

Writing

Nothing New on the Internet

It’s often noted that “there is nothing new under the sun,” which does not stop anyone from trying. Example: Noted SF gadfly Vox Day has announced an new rival to Wikipedia, called… 316 more words

Writing

Hades is a lesbian now?

I woke up this morning to a text from a friend. He informed me that Samantha from ThoughtsOnTomes had posted a new video on YouTube where she is reading a book about Hades being a woman and having a lesbian affair with Persephone. 890 more words

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Updated my journal: Amber, Planescape, and other stuff

I wrote a short piece about Nine Princes in Amber for the Puppy of the Month Club. I’ll admit I didn’t exactly know what to write,  the book is basically an introduction, so I ended up doing a small review while pointing out some obscure connections to D&D and the Planescape setting. 124 more words

Reading the Hugos: Redshirts, by John Scalzi.

In my previous post, I said I wanted to know more about the Puppies’ origins and claims (sad, rabid, lunatic, or in any other mental state.) Although sometimes it seems more like a controversy about what silly people say on Twitter, it’s essentially a literary one, and the main issue is the belief that the quality of science fiction and fantasy has degraded and the genre has become dominated by a clique of ideologues. 1,718 more words

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