Posts Tagged ‘fun’

So, I got bored the other day. This is always a problem. But I got bored while trying to find a way to come up with a way to get people to actually post reviews to books I know are being bought and read.   So with the launch of Frozen in Amber from the […]

About one percent of the worlds population meets the clinical definition of psychopath. Now, more ways of parsing that one percent from the ninety nine percent have been developed based on the way they speak. (#OccupyInstitutions  ?) Apple sues and loses to a tablet competitor in Spain. One of the most famous crops in America […]

That’s right, do your dangdest, come up with a the most creatively bad cover letter you can, post it to this Livejournal’s comments sections (No LJ needed, you can login with other services.) and that’s it. Several of last years had me laughing four an hour.

The names have been changed to protect well, no one It was just fun to do. I thought after the delightful weekend battle of the titans, that the publishing industry could use a slightly more amusing bit of nonsense to talk about. Friend: You deal with writers, right? Me: Yes. Me: Why? Friend: Interested… Me: […]

Arisia the AASSR*

Posted: 19th January 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I had a really good time at Arisia. I got to see some fans, writers and other folk I either hadn’t met or haven’t seen in too long.

This video reminded me of some of the stories I’ve seen that have rather sharply juxtaposed elements, some working well, some working horribly most working for only a very small slice of the market. I suspect this video falls into one of the latter to categories. Thanks Mel See more funny videos and funny pictures […]

A day in the life

Posted: 1st May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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This is the type of horrifically hard work I have to do. The ladies are the fabulous lady author Julie Cochrane with the dark hair, and the future marine Kate J with the light.

Worldcon!

Posted: 30th April 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I booked my flight today, I’ll be there for the whole con, and most of the next day. I also managed to get my bio sent in so I may actually have to do some work while there. How many others are going?

Ravencon

Posted: 24th April 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m pretty sure I mentioned once or twice that I’d be at Ravencon this weekend. I know it says so on my website. Now I just wish real life hadn’t gotten in the way of getting ready for the con until tonight. A well… I’ll be looking at some of the slush this weekend as […]

Lunacon 2009

Posted: 12th April 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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My client, and great friend Dave Freer has been selected to be the Guest of Honor for Lunacon 2009. So, for three days in March, there’s only one place to be, and that’s Ryebrook NY the 20-22. The rumor mill has generated the rumors that certain of Dave’s coauthors will be in attendance. Lunacon

Bittercon! Announcement!

Posted: 17th February 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I declare a Bittercon for this weekend. It will start at 3pm eastern time on 2/15 and run through 2/17 at 10pm et or so… What con am I bitter about missing? Boskone! http://www.nesfa.org/boskone/ So for those interested in joining, pick a topic or two, post! Then post a link here in the comments for […]

Brain Fodder!!

Posted: 13th February 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Today we feed the brain. Tough Clothes http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7038686.stm Power Suits http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7241040.stm Hot air car? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7241909.stm Interstellar hotspot http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080103.wsaturn0103/BNStory/Science/home Whole lotta sweat http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080205.wsptgator4ptr/BNStory/Science/home That’s just batty http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7243502.stm Don’t be stupid http://madmikein08.com/stupid.html

Winter Workout inbox now open

Posted: 4th February 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Let the madness begin. The Winter Workout is here and you may now submit. You may also tell ten friends, or even twenty. Cheers, Mike

Arisia!..

Posted: 19th January 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I have no idea if half of the people i know in the area are here. At this time of the day I only know that I’m here because my name tag said so. There seem to be less people people here than last year, and it also seems slightly better organized, both are acceptable. […]

News! Submissions

Posted: 3rd December 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Effective immediately The OnyxHawke Agency will now begin accepting non-fiction in three categories.History, Political Science/Commentary and Psychology Submissions:All non fiction books must include at time of submission: Educational credentials Glossary of terms and acronyms. Must be referenced. All books submitted with only a list of sources and no foot/end notes or other in text references […]

Interesting article on the brain, autism, and Asperger’s. How the grey and white wrinkly lump works. Trippy brains. What do you mean brain dead? Brain repair! Male brain, female brain, your brain my brain, wow brain (pdf), defending the brain,  no brain.

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.

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

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. […]

I shall post three links. These links are not safe for work. I repeat NSFW! The first is a link to something every  writer, editor, and agent should be required to read yearly. http://ww3.telerama.com/~joseph/cooper/cooper.html The second is a review and critical analysis of a history on American foreign policy since the end of the Cold […]