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GJ 667Cc

GJ 667Cc...22 light-years away, right smack in the Goldilocks Zone, and a very enticing exosolar Super-Earth that could not only possess liquid water but life all its own. You can read about it at io9. How do I not write about this place, given the initials? Maybe it's a sign...

Terrible, But Funny

Chuck Wendig's Terribleminds blog is incredibly inspiring, as long as you aren't reading while drinking coffee. Then it's guaranteed reverse netti-pot time -- especially if you read his '25 Reasons Why Writers Are Bug-fuck Nuts.' Wow.

Vandermeer's 'The Situation'

Thanks to Tallgeese for pointing us at Prof. J. Vandermeer's 'Finch,' as something that we'd enjoy reading in light of our work on Wermspittle. Yes, we're late coming to this party, but we've been reading a lot of really old stuff, not much new stuff. and we just  purchased both Scrivener and Write or Die, so we're going to see our reading time get cut down a bit as we ramp-up our productivity efforts and just plain play with the shiny new tools. We also just discovered The Situation over at TOR and love it, absolutely love it. Wonderful stuff--absolutely weird, creepy, and wonderful--go check it out!

Gnosiomandus & The Gem of Muktra

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Rain spattered the delicately sloping windows of the Panoptic-observatory dome, creating peculiar patterns in the accumulating black ash and dust that came with a coke-and-coal-driven society. Gnosiomandus relaxed into the heavy catoblepas leather recliner and sipped his jimbiri tea. It was good to take a break from things, if only for just a little bit. Things had become fairly hectic around the Mechispherium ever since that damnable simulacrum of the Corsican Emperor had taken the field only three months past. What was his name? Napolean. Yes; Napolean--one of the great emperors and generals from the history books. He'd massacred seven golem-legions in under seven days. It had come as a great shock to the High Council that their war wagons and armored treaders were far from invincible. No one had counted on their simulacrum of General Arnold being abducted in the middle of the night, right in the very heart of the capital city itself. It had been an audacious thing. Daring. Rec…

Blogwalk: Going Into a Cold Winter's Night

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The air grows chilly as you climb down the mighty oak. The branches are increasingly laden with snow. Icicles hang in the darkness like glassy teeth. Then as you come to the last of the large branches and prepare yourself for the final descent, the Moon rises and everything takes on a luminous quality. You catch your breath. If ever there was magic in the world, in any world at all; this was it.

The rest of the climb down goes smoothly. There is only a light covering of snow across the roots of the old Oak tree. Everything is quiet. Even the wind has gone to sleep or is waiting for whatever comes next.

Do you...

Head off into the Winter-Woods?Blog One   Blog Two
Walk around the base of the tree?  Blog One   Blog Two
Climb back up into the branches?Blog One   Blog Two
Sit down and watch the moon through the trees?  Blog One   Blog Two

This is a continuation of Porky's Fantasy Blogwalk, a collaborative cross-blog Choose Your Own Adventure narrative that begins at The Oak and expands out…

Not So Cold...

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A picture from one of our walks along one of our favorite rivers. It's just about time for another road-trip out there again. Maybe there'll be more ice on the river this time...

Derivativity

“As far as I know, there weren’t that many prequels or sequels to Moby Dick.”Alan Moore

As noted in this NY Times article that details the recent decision by DC to produce a series of 'prequels' to Moore & Gibbon's classic Watchmen series. It is a crap move, pure and simple. Originally the rights were to lapse back to Moore & Gibbons as the creators, after the series had been out of print for a year. Well, that never happened--Watchmenhas been so popular and successful that it has remained in-print to this day and now DC is intent on mining the ideas Alan Moore presented 25 years ago. But then DC is also the publisher that has rebooted their continuity to the point no one knows which iteration of what character is 'authentic,' and of course there's the little matter of the situation via-a-vis the whole sad, sorry legal battle over Superman...that has left DC in possession of "...Superman's ability to fly, the term kryptonite, the Lex Luthor and …

Bujilli Episode 11 Now Live

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Episode 11 of Bujilli's Sojourn is now up and the adventure is already in full-swing as Bujilli find himself watching in horror as a party of adventurers have blundered right into the very monster that he himself only narrowly avoided just a few moments before. Should he go and help these newcomers? Should he just sit tight and watch them die horribly before his very eyes? Or should he turn his back on these unfortunate souls and get on with his own adventure?
You Decide!
Episode 11 Quick Navigation Intro Page: What Is Bujilli's Sojourn? Summary & Index Page for Bujilli's Sojourn Bujilli's character sheet Bujilli's Most Current Map Bujilli Inspired Art at Flickr