Archive for September, 2011

The Real: L. Jagi Lamplighter

Posted: 26th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Jagi Lamplighter was one of the first pro writers I met, she’s still one of my fave people to run into at cons. Where:   Where are you from? I was born in Manhattan. I grew up in North Salem, NY, which is about an hour from New York City. Every day, on my way […]

Drive the Movie or 100 Minutes Of Flatlining

Posted: 20th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

The other night I went with the usual crew to movie night. As a rule the one or two most exacting members of the group will lubricate our intellect a tiny bit before seeing whatever the evenings audio-visual feast. Having risen early, and been busy all that day those exacting persons were not up to […]

The Real: Steve White

Posted: 19th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

Where: Where are you from? Norfolk, VA, where I was born in a Florence Crittenden Center. So whenever anyone calls me a bastard, I can truthfully say it’s merely an accident of birth. Where do you hide the stories you don’t want others to see? There are no such stories. Where do you do your […]

500 And Beyond

Posted: 16th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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According to one of the handy dandy stats built into the blog this is the 500ish th post. I’m still tweaking things here to get them to my liking. Some of you will note I’ve ditched Intense Debate for Disqus for managing comments. Most of the other changes are ones that face me and make […]

Rant Ahead: Waste of Science

Posted: 13th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dear Idiots, Please stop using science as the medium in which you open your mouth and remove all doubt. I know you probably didn’t make the connection that keyboards, and “research papers” can be a very effective tool for painting “fool” across ones forehead, but it is so. It is so so in fact that […]

The Real: Misty Massey

Posted: 12th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Where: Where are you from? I was born in Virginia, moved to the Lowcountry of South Carolina when I was twelve, and knew then that I was home.  There’s salt on the air, and a breeze that never stops blowing.  The trees bend down over the roads as if they’re respectful courtiers bowing to me […]

Open Discussion, The floor is yours

Posted: 11th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

One restriction is no 9/11 talk there are more than enough places to do that today. Anything you wanna talk about: Fantasy sports Movies Upcoming hockey season Books to recommend to me Books to recommend to other readers Your fave smartphone apps Or anything else.

Brain Fodder: Space Junk, Roach Coaches, Cosmic Rays

Posted: 9th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Brain Fodder
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Once more into the breach, it’s time to put your mental feet to the fire and spend a few minutes wondering what could be made of a few good links. For reasons entirely unknown to most of humanity various organizations are suggesting NASA make plans to remove the debris skimming across the outer atmosphere. I […]

The Mechanics of Political Strife

Posted: 6th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

When I look at the politics of any given universe a writer has created, one of the things that has to work is how the politics work. It doesn’t matter if it is the group politics are werewolves, polystellar corporations, pirate ships meeting for a conclave, or within and between nations. These things have to […]

The Real: Lucienne Diver

Posted: 5th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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You can find Lucienne Diver: Twitter: @LucienneDiver Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lucienne.diver Her website:  http://www.luciennediver.com/   Where:   Where are you from? Mars.  Oh, wait, no, women are from Venus. Where in all of the multiverse would you curse the worst of humanity? I’ve never been there, but from what I’ve heard…Lubbock, TX. Where do you hide the […]

These are some of the posts that will make a passable introduction to what I think, what I like, and what I’ve seen.   The Essential Why, a June 09 post on what it takes to draw people in . Prologue Sin #2 (which was the first of the prologue sin posts I’ve written, ya […]

Pre-primer primer & housekeeping post

Posted: 3rd September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So, among the half hundred reasons for leaving Livejournal was that I wanted to put together a list of posts for new readers to start with. They can be things on the business. Posts about editing and critiquing are certainly on the menu. Pretty much anything current readers have found enjoyable, useful, enlightening or whatever. […]

Brain Fodder: Helicopter kids, Allergens, Jello Eyes

Posted: 2nd September 2011 by onyxhawke in Brain Fodder

  Are you offended by your kids being called helicopter kids? If you are, you probably should be. As the rest of us have been telling you for years, and years YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. There are several scientific studies that prove this. It’s long been known that allergies are (in a gross over simplification) […]