Archive for November, 2007

item Ze blind

Posted: 29th November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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A Writer Type IM’d me: yay nurses. way too much fun to write sometimes 😀 even if they are ‘nameless nurse #64’ who will probably never show up again…

Happy Tryptophan Day!

Posted: 21st November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I hope everyone has a safe, boring uneventful trip to and from wherever you get together for Thanksgiving. Have a great meal, and a better time with those you care about.

Most impressive

Posted: 21st November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

This is one of the best essays on what is often wrong with speculative fiction. It goes well beyond the UF the writer tags it as. I’m not easily impressed, and even more rarely very impressed. http://kaigou.livejournal.com/419026.html?view=3292370#t3292370 Thanks to Kate who pointed me at it.

Well…

Posted: 18th November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Since my icon is more fitting than ever, and there are new people, and its been a while… Open Thread: Ask questions Introduce yourself! Watch Video: http://weblogs.newsday.com/news/opinion/walthandelsman/blog/2007/11/animation_baby_boomers.html

There are days

Posted: 15th November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Sometimes i honestly feel as if a lot of the slush, and published stuff I’ve seen was written in this way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc1Js9P3urw

Ok readers. What place does FVD, aka Flowery Victorian Description have in modern SF/F writing? Note! I use Victorian to mean the way description was done at that time, not needfully a Victorian setting to the story.

Brain fodder!

Posted: 13th November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those of you in need of something interesting for the back brains diet, here goes:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUwS1uAdUcIhttp://www.ted.com/ http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Barrayar http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php http://widgets.opera.com/widget/8111/1.1/http://www.nerdparadise.com/misc/ohariancalendar/explaination/ http://morsecode.scphillips.com/

WFC – wrapup

Posted: 9th November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The con so good it took five days to recover from. So, fun people at the con i wished I’d talked to more:J.V. Jones, Lois Bujold, David Coe, Marissa Lingen, Elizabeth Bear, Kristen Britain, Julie Czernada and a half hundred others I didn’t write down the names of and didn’t know. People I unfairly monopolized […]

Help! Help!

Posted: 9th November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

Sometime ago (probably in the 80’s) i ran across a study that showed and detailed that plants could be conditioned to react to sounds. My memory says that it was a bell that was paired with something else to get it to droop. Does anyone know where this came from?

I ran into J.V. Jones, who i hadn’t know was coming, and must have publisher her first novel at twelve. Sean Wallace of Prime Books and I exchanged quips about slush and rejection letters we wished we could write, I hope no listening took either of us too seriously. Alan Dean Foster was quietly conversing […]

WFC – In Progress

Posted: 2nd November 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Morning. It’s been less than three hours since I got out of bed. Thanks to two cups of coffee, and as many quick walks in the forty or so degree air, i have achieved artificial, and shaky alertness. World Fantasy Con is it’s usual, quietly bustling self, replete with the industries name players. L. E. […]