Posts Tagged ‘reality’

One thing that makes me put down a book or a submission is a world where the behavior of the inhabitant doesn’t bear any resemblance to what you can expect of people as a whole with a their cultural history. The Pearl Harbor attack affected the American psyche because it was the first attack on […]

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 […]

Battlefield maps aren’t really difficult to come by, but getting one map with absolute brain breaking loads of the them from a source known for quality? Just about unheard of. Click here and drool. One of the fascinating differences between introverts, like say Charles Darwin or Albert Einstein on one hand and extroverts such as […]

Bobby Seale Speeches

Posted: 5th October 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Bobby Seale had a different,style of speech than other black civil rights leaders. He was more accessible, less metaphorical, more realistic and less idealistic than Martin or Malcolm. A 1998 speech His birthday is coming up, if you appreciate his speech,he’s got a couple books out including a cookbook. His website is: http://www.bobbyseale.com/

As a geek, I read a lot. Most of it I understand, some of it I enjoy, but often it is just horribly written. So while discussing things with the dynamic Kate Paulk as we lamented not being at either of the big cons, I came up with an idea that would probably solve a […]

Baffled By Editors And Agents?

Posted: 27th August 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Note for this post the definition of reading is the second one discussed in this post. A lot of people wonder what makes agents and editors tick. Or more specifically, what about the jobs warps us into our peculiar jaded mass. Let’s start with the proto-agent or proto-editor who is an avid reader. They read […]

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” […]

I’m not a city boy, never have been and unless I get on the wrong side of some demonic force, I hope never to be. One of the unadulterated joys of living someone place you can see the sky is seeing the sky.  Nature’s mobius-strip of light, and multidimensional map of the universe. The moon […]

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 […]

Today is the 70th anniversary of the single largest military sneak attack on the United States of America. A fleet was destroyed, thousands died or were injured. A nation was scarred. A giant awoken. Thank you to all the men and women in the armed services past, present and future.   One of the few […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Important Words: Thank you to all the American military forces past, present and future. The Waste of Bits: Two words I like, Rife Panche

Once upon a time I heard (or maybe read) a well known writer (who is unimportant but you’ve heard of them) lament the need to be an author and that it got in the way of their writing (aka the fun part). Said writer is not exactly the raging extrovert a certain number of those who […]

I was having conversation with a good friend on their blog, that isn’t all that unique, but is one I find myself drawn into everytime it comes up (unless there’s someone I just can’t stand in the conversation) its nearly a death and taxes level certainty. I’ve probably been involved in some variation of the conversation a dozen […]

One of the questions I get asked frequently is "So what’s your typical day like?" I’d like to know the answer to that too. Here’s what today was like: Wake up! It’s still a single digit hour of the day. Consume the Holy Nectar! Check for emails from clients. Check webform email address, reply if they […]

If those words will appear in your cover letter, query or elevator pitch, thank you but not for me. I’ve never been a fan of topical fiction, and this is one that I dread seeing spill over into my inbox. The number of ways it can be done is essentially limitless, the number of ways […]

One of the impactful questions that lurks behind the question of self publication (or in some cases micro-presses and scam organizations) is: Why does self-publishing have a stigma? There are two answers to this, the first is the simple one, the second will no doubt get me unfollowed on twitter, unfriended on Facebook, and generally […]

Here’s your answer, its the email i sent to a writer friend this morning:Subject: You Damn TheifBody: You owe me five hours sleep. "***** ******" was awesome.Mike That’s it. We want a book to invade, attack, lay siege and occupy our attention for hours, it needs to overrun the other stuff we need to be doing. […]