Posts Tagged ‘people are strange’

Good Day, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many very smart, talented and interesting people in the years I’ve attended conventions and been part of the professional end. It’s been an undiluted pleasure to meet people like Elizabeth Bear, David Drake, and Lois McMaster Bujold. I’ve met artists and editors, publisher, agents and publicists. The […]

Given the recent nonsense, I’m going to start this collection off with something that should make you smile and is entirely work safe: And football being the only sport worth watching that’s actually being played right now (Thank Jeremy Jacobs and Gary Bettman!!) The DC character I think should be next up for a major […]

Mental Health

Posted: 14th December 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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One of the, if not the biggest problems with our society (Western society as a whole) is that it has become unnaturally dichotomous. There is good. There is evil. There is no other category. There is sane. There is crazy. Good = Sane. Evil = Crazy. While I certainly despise gray goo in literature, in […]

One of the most fascinating things about Homo sapiens is our adaptability. Think of the athlete who trains year round, the neurosurgeon who makes cuts using a robot and a laser that are minute, the statistician who carries a hundred 20 character or more formulas n their head, and person who speaks twelve languages are […]

There are several truths about American politics that make for interesting fiction fodder. The construction of the two parties of the day are one of them. Currently, both parties are in ebbs of extremism. Historically, this doesn’t continue for too long before the party that is more palatable in their extremity, usually thanks to the […]

People think differently. Because of this they behave differently. Every so often I’m reminded how differently people behave. They behave differently because theythink differently. The behavior follows the thinking and is as closely linked as light source and shadow length. Some people don’t get this. For some the entire concept is invalid. For others they […]

Because Facebook needs another way to suck you into wasting more time: Behold the Video Chat App Airtime. Selling your wares at the local con? Here’s a tip. Possible answer to why some people just can’t lose weight. Imagine constructing a virus for bio-warfare on this idea… From the category of “Scum of the earth” […]

One of Saturn’s moons, the one named for the Olympians predecessors, appears to have some lakes at the equator, which surprises the scientists. Religion and freedom prove that nothing is truly free. Ukrainian bears and vodka are having a parting of the ways. I wonder how they got them to admit they had a problem? […]

I’m going to start off with a shocking and possibly even blasphemous fact about the publishing industry.   The Publishing industry is an entertainment enterprise. Just like comic books, movies, television, major league sports and music. People turn to fiction, and some forms of non fiction for entertainment. A handy definition of entertainment is: “something […]

Question of The Day: Updated

Posted: 27th February 2012 by onyxhawke in Question of the Day
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Is it just plain silly, or delightfully ironic that someone has post a manual on how to get nasal decongestant out of meth? It is probably just as easy to find meth in some places, and unlike sending your kid to the corner store for an effective cold medicine where they couldn’t show the goobermint […]

I was tripping the light fantastic across the internet and came across this fantastic piece of work: That Time We Beat the Americansa piece of writing by a Canadian, referencing the War of 1812. The logical faults of the article are legion, but for a quick look at them: Canada wasn’t even Canada then. It […]

Sorry for the long absence, nothing I’ve thought of related to writing and publishing has arrived in my head lately that wasn’t fit to peel paint and melt the steel or concrete behind it. I’ll be delving into politics today, with the reminder that I am not a member of any political party. One of […]

Our own perception is the only lens we have to view the universe through. What we perceive is what is. It is our subjective reality. Where our perception as individuals overlaps with the perception of others is reality. That area of overlap is perhaps the most intriguing excerpt of the human experience. A large portion […]

Espresso Book Machine

Posted: 25th October 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’ve been watching the instant print machines for years. The first time I heard of one was about ten years ago. I was really expecting them to take off then well, instantly. With all the other things done instantly (or claimed to be done instantly) or at least quickly they idea that a book that’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunset without shadows   Let me start off by saying I’ve read more YA in the past three years, than I did as a young adult, or teenager, or adolescent or young person or whatever it is we’re supposed to call homo sapiens between twelve and eighteen. That said, the total number of YA books […]

Fallacies, Lies, and Definitions.

Posted: 16th May 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Fallacy n; Logic. any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render arguments logically unsound Lie v; A fiction; a fable; an untruth. Definition n; A statement of the meaning of a word, phrase, or term, as in a dictionary entry. Fallacy #1 We are all Racist. This is false, and very, very sloppy logic. […]

Popping Pop

Posted: 16th May 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The text below was written a while back for a psychology class. It was written with no thoughts to the issues of my last post, but it does have some neat tie ins when you look at what is being done and how.  

I want

Posted: 15th May 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I want a filter for LiveJournal that will let me filter out certain tags. This way when I take a break to spelunk, I don’t end up having to spend time calming down…