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    formerly "nadie"
  • Birthday 06/09/1981

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  1. alguien

    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    I've been on a bit of a hot streak the last week and had three stories come out within a week of each other, which is a bit crazy. (usually I get stories published about three months apart.) The first was "The Avenging Tree" (a pseudo-sequel to The Giving Tree) and was published by Stupefying Stories here. The second was a podcast of my dark Japanese fairytale "The Farmgirl and the Kitsune" and was released by The Overcast here. (This story was originally published by Abyss & Apex, but Overcast pays $50 for reprints!) Finally, the third is my story "Pop Magic" and is included in the Mad Scientist Journal's anthology Battling In All Her Finery, which collects twenty-one stories of women who rule, whether that be in the houses of government, on the battlefield, in the boardroom, on stage, or in space. I got interviewed about the story here and you can order the book here.
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    Cobra Kai

    Count me in as someone who went from pleasantly surprised to blown away by Cobra Kai. So much fun--and surprisingly nuanced characters, given the source material. Never thought I'd be rooting for both Daniel AND Johnny. Really fun--and a few moments where I got legit chills. Loved that they kept the original score.
  3. Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirlees
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    Wheel of Time Discussion (Spoilers)

    Seems pretty straightforward. The notes were written before Lord of Chaos and RJ changed his mind before that book was published and misled readers. I don't see the conspiracy here. Sanderson confirmed the notes are legit.
  5. Ah, their marketing department has done its work quite well on you. Still sad to see someone fall for their "freedom" bullshit hook, line, and sinker.
  6. alguien

    Gun Control III: the Hedge Knight Rises.

    I thought that was a surprisingly informing article as well.
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    Gun Control III: the Hedge Knight Rises.

    The NRA is the equivalent of tobacco companies in the 1950's. They're a marketing firm trying to pass themselves off as an advocacy group--a disgusting pack of war profiteers that value profits over innocent lives. For the past thirty years, they've lured gun owners to their side with scare tactics and slick marketing that promises "security" and packages "freedom." Their attempts to commercialize patriotism would be absurdly laughable if they weren't so effective with a certain segment of the population. They fucking disgust me.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    So... uh, I applied, was accepted, and went to Taos Toolbox this June. Our teacher's were Walter Jon Williams and Nancy Kress. They're may have been a guest lecture by this fella named George RR Martin. I hear he's an up-and-comer. George's lecture (which he mentioned a bit in his blog) and dinner were awesome. Oh! And I had a story, "Exit Interview," come out in the May 2017 issue of Mike Reznick's Galaxy's Edge magazine! http://www.galaxysedge.com/linkx-archives.htm
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Hey board folks, It's been a pretty cool month for me. I had my story "The Two Out of Three Rule" included in Flame Tree Publishing's Murder Mayhem anthology. It was my second pro sale, and got me into Codex and a SFWA affiliate membership. The book is half up-and-coming writers and half classics (think Mark Twain, Lovecraft, Conan Doyle.) It's an absolutely beautiful book! And I get to say I'm in an anthology with Poe. And second, my story "The Farmgirl and the Kitsune" just got published in the Hugo-nominated Abyss & Apex magazine! It's my take on a Japanese folktale: pretty dark but a lot of fun. Also, the story is a subplot from my first novel Granters, which I'm just starting to shop with agents. Hoping that having a partial publishing credit will pique their curiosity!
  10. Four episodes deep. Bit of a slow burn, but I'm digging it. I keep thinking, "How the fuck can they not have Luke Cage join the Avengers?!"
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    How would you rate episode 602?

    That was fun as hell! 9/10.
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    How would you rate episode 601?

    Gave it an 8. Decent setup. Cheered when Brienne showed up. Curious about the Melisandre revelation. And also where Dany's plot goes. Biggest criticism for me was that I wanted more.
  13. RT @PSG_beckermayer: Congrats to @CNHolmberg on the potential movie deal for her fantastic #PaperMagician series! https://t.co/2NPt7NE6CO

  14. Idris Elba is a stone-cold badass and will make an absolutely convincing Roland Deschain. Matthew McConaughey is a charming badass and will make a terrifying Man In Black. If Stephen King is cool with the casting, so am I. And for the record, I think King is a pretty damn good writer, who cares a lot about his craft. Some of his books lose their way toward the end, but he is quite good at capturing characters and giving them believable voices. And some of his short stories are among the most beautiful I've ever read.
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    American Gods on Starz

    Pretty much perfect casting. So pumped!