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Fringe +6,711Fringe returns for its 5th and Final Season! If you plan to watch Episode 1: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 with the rest of us Fringies the night it airs, make sure to mark yourself "yes" as going and share this G+ event with a friend. Watch Season 4's Episode 19 "Letters of Transit" here: http://www.fox.com/fringe/full-episodes/14534589/letters-of-transitOn the Season Premiere Episode of #FRINGE ...The fifth and final season picks up from the ominous events of last season’s “Letters of Transit” episode, in which the year is 2036 and the overpowering Observers rule. The Fringe team – preserved in amber for 20 years - is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta’s mom – Olivia – as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.Fringe [Season 5 Premiere] - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-112012-09-29 03:00:001098 

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Colin Wilson2,791Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback2014-09-25 11:07:57419648889
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484369185
Re Pete0  Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-07-13 03:40:02451549
Greg Strandberg942Sci-Fi and Fantasy Readers CircleWant to connect with #fantasyauthor  and #scifiauthor  ?This #circleshare  has those folks and chances are you'll get some interesting things in your feed. #circlesharing   #googleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #fantasywriters   #sciencefictionfantasy   #scifi  2014-07-10 23:13:52173000
César Bustíos Benites39,965My Favorites CircleIt's been a while since my last circle share, I just reached 40K followers and thought it would be a great moment for an update! This circle contains awesome and interesting people from different countries, they are the reason I enjoy so much being on G+. Follow them now, you won't regreat it ;-) #CircleShare   #PublicCircle   #TopCircles   #TopCircleShare   #PublicCircleShare  +Share Your Circle +Circle Distribution 2014-07-08 18:10:262639515
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148436127133
Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139641
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167691
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215869
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012
Fahmi Aulia Noor126This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle #crcleshare #ciclesahres #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle  2014-04-08 15:59:02501201118
Fahmi Aulia Noor126This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle #crcleshare #ciclesahres #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle  2014-04-08 15:58:3150015918
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308
Abir Roy16,039Roy's Snowball Circle Share! Roy's Snowball <------ How COOL is that name?  Let me know :-) 1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!Thanks everyone.  Y'ALL ROCK!! #sharedcircles   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing   #fullcircleshare 2014-03-21 21:50:34154505056
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Daniel Mihai Popescu33,142An Experiment!I have the feeling that this is a very valuable circle :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #maximumsharing [don't think please, that my other circles aren't valuable :)]You see, it is full, so the chances for this circle are greater to decrease, than to increase its membership :)2014-01-18 22:20:01500342540
Jorgen Poulsen29,705Everyone's a winner shared circleYou know the drill :)1. Plus the circle2. Make a comment3. Share to Public, Your Circles and Extended Circles. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-01-09 20:30:21496856391
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001
John Nuntiatio22,517#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-28 17:04:25479312038
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413
John Nuntiatio19,970#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-26 17:06:3046713517
John Nuntiatio19,452#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-19 07:52:11497311132
John Nuntiatio19,384#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-18 13:50:48497291436
BusinessProDesigns101+BusinessProDesigns is sharing the 2nd   #snowballcircle .Show us a little support by liking & sharing the post in your timeline.In this #circleshare  you'll find #googleplus  rockstars like: +Scott Buehler +Craig Chamberlin +Dubie Bacino +Chris Pirillo +Steven Krohn +Reg Saddler +Gabriele Corno +Bobbi Jo Woods +matthew rappaport +Michael Q Todd +Terri Nakamura +martin shervington +Tim Jones +Thomas Hawk +Marques Brownlee +Louie Baur +Craig Deakin 2013-11-18 12:27:0011581240
John Nuntiatio19,329#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-11-17 16:29:574667310
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216
Danial Hallock10,323No Name NeededIt's getting close to the Holiday Season, and the whole point of this particular part of the season is to "give thanks" to the people (or, in America, things) that have positively impacted your life.  For me, these are those people.You all should remember my initial circle The Three Hundred (http://goo.gl/kqE8h) which was well received at 251 +1s and 48 reshares.  This circle was my first round of hyper-vetting individuals for circling, based on a lot of criteria that was centered around high quality content and a high level of engagement.  I think I combed through about 2,300 profiles on a one-by-one basis before arriving at the final product.That circle then morphed into the The Collaborative Circle (http://goo.gl/Ex9ai) which was less publicized, but still racked in 90 +1s and 13 reshares.  This circle was based on the premise that "If four people from The Three Hundred enjoy person X, then I should also enjoy them."  Well, the combination of these circles lead to an interesting scenario in which I was able to locate all stars through a combination of overlap and relevance (via Google algorithms).  Out popped these twenty five individuals, and I could not be happier with the results.  These are twenty-five individuals in which I am subscribed, their posts are always enjoyable as well as insightful, and the notification stream keeps me engaged throughout the day.Whether you're looking at the tech news from +Mike Elgan, the social and scientific commentary of +Yonatan Zunger, or the general internet awesomeness that is the enigma of +Sarah Rios, you're not going to be disappointed.I normally only notify people that are contained within a circle, but these people are too awesome not to be guilty of a little plus-spam;  feel free to request a removal from the notified (all) circles.(Link to this post: http://goo.gl/AlsXG5) #nonameneeded   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircle  2013-11-13 23:53:242639671
Abir Roy5,142I'm sharing my #snowballcircle  . In this circle you'll find #googleplus   #mastermind . IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED, "G+" THE POST AND SHARE ON YOUR TIMELINE. AND ALSO WRITE IN COMMENT THAT YOU WANT TO BE ADDED.=============In this circle: +Wolfgang Niederhausen +AJ Kohn +Chris Pirillo +Gabriele Corno +Lilly Calandrello +Anthony Russo +Terri Nakamura +Kol Tregaskes +Kimberly Reynolds +Kamal Bennani +Chris Jenkins +Rasta novascotiarasta +Jorgen Poulsen +Kathy Morlock +Rob Salzman +Steven Krohn +Peter Bromberg +2013-11-01 18:19:16106131122
J.T. Smith40These are all people I was recommended to follow! They are currently in my Temporary circle, and I'll follow them permanently based on their engagement with me in the next day or so! #circleshare    #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetocircles   #addmenow   #addmepleasethanks  2013-10-19 19:57:21492207
César Bustíos Benites25,256MY FAVORITES - October 2013It's been a while since I share my last favorite circle...A circle full engagers, scientists, photographers, astronomers, entertainers, geeks... you name it. Add them to your circles, you won't regret it!#sharedcircle  #publicsharedcircle  #circleshare  #circles  #gratitudecircle2013-10-02 15:37:59235742372
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512
Jorgen Poulsen19,557###################################Super Engagers Circle###################################To stay in circle you must1) Share this circle to Puclic, Your Circles and Extented Circles. Sharing to a community is NOT considered sharing2) Plus this post3) Comment#awesomepeople   #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #freakingawesome   #reshare   #sharingiscaring  2013-08-30 17:03:51363885969
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015
The Key Maker(Fan Page)0Sense of Humor #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-08-10 23:39:202000414
Ian Archibald0Hi Everyone.I hope +Michael Q Todd  doesn't mind me posting this.  Last week as part of my August G+ plan I created a #SharedCircle   that contains the top 100 folks on #Empireavenue   in terms of thier Network Score for G+.Please feel free to add this to your G+ circleBring The Awesome Everyday2013-07-31 13:42:251005211
Hamish Niven3,153A big thanks to +Susan Connor  for her larger circle of Xeeme users, I've added her circle to this one, and its now over 340 people.If you want to know more about Xeeme and how it can help share your networks simply and easily, click over to https://xeeme.com/ and have a look  #Xeeme   #socialnetworking  2013-07-25 07:38:21349716
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618
Jake Kern24,894The Silver DonutBeen wanting to do a circle share for a while, but I just haven't wanted to put in the work to get a group of 100 for another #GoldenDonut. Instead, I grabbed the top 500 from my Google relevancy algorithm. Then I removed a couple people who don't like being in circle shares & some pages so I could stretch the 500 a bit. (For instance, both +Melissa Bagley & +Melissa Ann Bagley Photography would be in the circle--in the top 25, actually--but I just included Melissa's personal profile even though you should circle both.)Many amazing people in here. Thank you for making this corner of the Internet worthwhile.Peace. #SilverDonut  2013-07-13 22:19:3849915023134
Mz Maau10,204I rarely share circles, and I regret to inform, this is not the promised #CircleDirk , rather, it's a circle I've been semi-maintaining since last spring, when it was created for +Pierce Arner to jump-start his Plus experience.Today, I'm resharing the current version on behalf of +Søren Dalsgaard Brath, who, like Pierce, is looking for new content for his stream.I figure he and I probably have a chunk of overlap, so I've added a few extras he might not yet know about.Some notes about the curation of this circle:I've tried to set aside those who have not posted recently, and I've tried to only include those who post publicly, or to extended circles.  I may have missed a few, and if you're in this circle and would like to be permanently removed, please let me know.This is not the final version, as I'm not sure such a thing is possible.This circle DOES come with a warning:You will, most likely, NOT enjoy everyone in this circle.  I, like many, have eclectic tastes, and I'm still a bit gun-shy after seeing some of the explosions from last year's crossing of the streams, so PLEASE, edit this circle to your liking with that in mind.If I ping you, you're in the circle.  There is no expectation or requirement to add this circle, it's merely a courtesy ping.  Again, if you would like to be removed from any future circle shares, please let me know.And yes, I promise, I'm still working on the #CircleDirk .Also note:  This is NOT an indication of who I like best, though some are included in this circle.  It is simply meant to be a sample of the diversity I follow.#PinkAndFluffyPersonsOfQuestionableRepute2013-06-22 16:38:09164143576
Mariusz Zapart3,856Top Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 20:08:48237528
Mithu Hassan17,143A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)Thanks +César Bustíos Benites #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople2013-06-09 17:50:3925321538
César Bustíos Benites10,350MY FAVORITES - JUNE UPDATETop Awesomeness on Google+!A circle full of amazing and active plussers. Add them to your circles and take your Google+ experience to a whole new level :-)WARNING: You may also experience a decrease in your productivity at work (or maybe that's just me) #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #sharing   #sharingcircle   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #snowballcircle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #addpeople  2013-06-09 17:03:20236541462
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139
Joe Martinez49,987The 500 Best of the Best on Google+ - May/June 2013!I know it's been awhile since I've shared this circle but here we go again! Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes really fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesomesauce that's included in this circle share: +Muse TD, +Euro Maestro, +Tiffany Henry, +Renata Sherwin, +Amanda Blain, +Krystyn Chong, +Chris Pirillo, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Hanna Silver, +Casey McKinnon, +Gisel Ocañas, +jessi roman, +Derek Ross, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Chris Hadfield, +Mike Stenger, +Amanda Rosenberg, +2013-05-30 00:33:42500705466
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:26:154863212
Derek Ross474,824Need more Android in your stream? Here's another Android Shared CircleIn this circle you'll find people whom love to talk about Android, people who write or blog about Android daily, a few hand selected Pages, and even some Glass Explorers. I even tossed in some Android app developers and ROM developers for good measure.It's going to be a fun filled next few weeks Android fans. With Android 4.3 speculations, a white/black Nexus 4, a possible Nexus 7 refresh, the Motorola X Phone, and an interesting Google 'media player' device. #sharedcircles   #circleshare  If you were notified, you're included! Feel free to share this post and all the included Android love with others!Check my profile for other Android circle shares that include community curated Circles and developer focused Circles.2013-05-27 20:58:1750019839
Melissa Bryan25,213Circles Everywhere!Over the past couple of days I have been shared in some really awesome circles.  It reminded me how long it's been since I shared one of my own.  And with all the new people around, I figured it might be helpful.  These 200 lovely plussers were chosen by google's magic as being the most relevant to me (minus a few pages and the people who don't use G+).  I went through them and can assure you that these are all top notch characters (well, mostly :p).  They definitely make google+ the amazing place that it is.  Just, be prepared for shenanigans.  If you were notified, you are in the circle.  I don't ever notify, so hopefully you guys don't mind this one.2013-05-18 18:18:01200157597

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Doctor Who Review: S08E10 - In The Forest Of The Night

An episode with signif­i­cant struc­tural flaws yet it enter­tained me anyway. Steven Moffat has gone on record that part of his vision for Doctor Who is for the show to be a dark fairy­tale. This approach is certainly not univer­sally popular since it tends to down­play the science elements of the show.

How strong those science elements every were is admit­tedly debat­able, but still it's a bit of a hot button with people. I mention this because Season 8, Episode 10 — In The Forest Of The Night just screamed fairy­tale to me.

Read the rest of my review...  http://www.eoghann.com/doctor-review-s08e10

#DoctorWho   #DoctorWhoSeason8  

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10 Pieces Of Gorgeous Middle-Earth Art

The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien have inspired a lot of people over the years in many different ways. Perhaps the biggest impact would simply be the amount of fantasy writing that has been produced as a result of The Lord Of The Rings.  But there's also been a lot of artwork produced inspired by his creation of Middle-Earth.

Here I'm picking out ten really gorgeous, but very different pieces of Middle-Earth inspired art for you to enjoy. All of this art is available to look at on Deviantart and I would strongly encourage you to go and browse the rest of the artists work. It will be rewarding.

See the rest of the art... http://www.eoghann.com/middle-earth-artwork

#middleearth   #tolkien  

Most plusones: 310

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2014-10-26 13:17:18 (64 comments, 10 reshares, 310 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who Review: S08E10 - In The Forest Of The Night

An episode with signif­i­cant struc­tural flaws yet it enter­tained me anyway. Steven Moffat has gone on record that part of his vision for Doctor Who is for the show to be a dark fairy­tale. This approach is certainly not univer­sally popular since it tends to down­play the science elements of the show.

How strong those science elements every were is admit­tedly debat­able, but still it's a bit of a hot button with people. I mention this because Season 8, Episode 10 — In The Forest Of The Night just screamed fairy­tale to me.

Read the rest of my review...  http://www.eoghann.com/doctor-review-s08e10

#DoctorWho   #DoctorWhoSeason8  

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2014-10-26 22:28:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I've been productive today.

Not only did I write my post for today (My review of the latest episode of Doctor Who http://www.eoghann.com/doctor-review-s08e10 ) but I've actually got the first draft of my X-Men: Days Of Future Past movie review written, and I've selected the images for my 10 Pieces of Gorgeous Middle-Earth Artwork post (text still to be written, but finding the right images was a large part of the work on that one), and I've found the inspiration image for my Pulp noir flash fiction piece I plan to write this week.

Since I only write the one blog post a day now and at least one entry this week will be part 5 of The Wolves of West Virginia... I'm in pretty good shape!

I actually have 7 drafts in the queue at the moment, which means I'm in the very rare position (for me) of having to chose what not to post.

I've been productive today.

Not only did I write my post for today (My review of the latest episode of Doctor Who http://www.eoghann.com/doctor-review-s08e10 ) but I've actually got the first draft of my X-Men: Days Of Future Past movie review written, and I've selected the images for my 10 Pieces of Gorgeous Middle-Earth Artwork post (text still to be written, but finding the right images was a large part of the work on that one), and I've found the inspiration image for my Pulp noir flash fiction piece I plan to write this week.

Since I only write the one blog post a day now and at least one entry this week will be part 5 of The Wolves of West Virginia... I'm in pretty good shape!

I actually have 7 drafts in the queue at the moment, which means I'm in the very rare position (for me) of having to chose what not to post.___

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2014-10-27 16:25:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

A fascinating concept that I had not previously heard of. Having the website co-ordinate the timing and message across social networks takes a lot of work out of this sort of campaign.

It could certainly garner you a lot of attention. But... use with extreme care because it could also massively annoy people.

There is no way I could purchase all my friends' books. I don't expect all my writer friends to purchase mine. I don't even expect all my friends to! I want to build an audience of people who genuinely enjoy my writing style and look forward to reading my stories.

Those people are out there, but many haven't discovered me yet.

A thunderclap is a good way for friends to help a writer reach out and find those readers. You don't have to spend any money to help an author out!

I explain how the thunderclap works in this blog post.___A fascinating concept that I had not previously heard of. Having the website co-ordinate the timing and message across social networks takes a lot of work out of this sort of campaign.

It could certainly garner you a lot of attention. But... use with extreme care because it could also massively annoy people.

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2014-11-01 00:03:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 2 - The Missing Girl

My phonecall to the Shepherdstown police was singularly lacking in useful information. They were polite but particularly uninformative about the missing Naomi. Ongoing investigation; pursuing a few leads; no comment. Someone had just done a refresher course on how to deal with the press. Oh yes, I may have given them the impression that I was a reporter of some sort. It’s not technically true, but I hear everyone is a journalist these days.

Read more... https://medium.com/p/d8f904af3a16

Okay so I've actually just published part 5 to my blog, why am I telling you about part 2? Because honestly it's just nicer to read it at Medium than it is on my site. I'm going to start moving the parts across faster so in future there's parity in the releases.

Part 1 -ht... more »

The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 2 - The Missing Girl

My phonecall to the Shepherdstown police was singularly lacking in useful information. They were polite but particularly uninformative about the missing Naomi. Ongoing investigation; pursuing a few leads; no comment. Someone had just done a refresher course on how to deal with the press. Oh yes, I may have given them the impression that I was a reporter of some sort. It’s not technically true, but I hear everyone is a journalist these days.

Read more... https://medium.com/p/d8f904af3a16

Okay so I've actually just published part 5 to my blog, why am I telling you about part 2? Because honestly it's just nicer to read it at Medium than it is on my site. I'm going to start moving the parts across faster so in future there's parity in the releases.

Part 1 - https://medium.com/p/d2d044ad5fc___

2014-10-30 22:39:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

See I've posted a regular blog post today and not mentioned Medium in it once.

Oops. :D

See I've posted a regular blog post today and not mentioned Medium in it once.

Oops. :D___

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2014-10-24 20:38:34 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Attention Writers And Consumers Of Fine Fiction

I and others have been looking quite seriously at how we can kickstart writing and reading of fiction over on Medium. The first step in that is the creation of several collections of niche interest that I want to bring to your attention.

Pulp Stories - https://medium.com/pulp-stories

This is my, just created and currently empty collection for stories that capture the spirit of golden era pulp. Any setting and any age is welcome so long as it offers a pulp feel.

If you are a writer who would like to share a pulp story, then get in touch with me.

Steampunk Stories - https://medium.com/steampunk-stories

As the name suggests and the subtitle explains this is for Neo-Vicwardian Retro-Futurism. There's a mouthfull. Another new collection, this one is edited by +SteveT... more »

Attention Writers And Consumers Of Fine Fiction

I and others have been looking quite seriously at how we can kickstart writing and reading of fiction over on Medium. The first step in that is the creation of several collections of niche interest that I want to bring to your attention.

Pulp Stories - https://medium.com/pulp-stories

This is my, just created and currently empty collection for stories that capture the spirit of golden era pulp. Any setting and any age is welcome so long as it offers a pulp feel.

If you are a writer who would like to share a pulp story, then get in touch with me.

Steampunk Stories - https://medium.com/steampunk-stories

As the name suggests and the subtitle explains this is for Neo-Vicwardian Retro-Futurism. There's a mouthfull. Another new collection, this one is edited by +Steve Turnbull. And its first entry is to his story Wind In The East.

Tales of New Eden  - https://medium.com/tales-of-new-eden

This collection is for stories inspired by EVE Online and is edited by +Nathan Lowell. There's already one story there called _ All 'Bout That ISK_

Appalachian Nocturnes - https://medium.com/appalachian-nocturnes

+John Ward has set up this collection with a focus on tales of the supernatural set in Appalachia. Obviously it's going to be great because it features my story The Wolves of West Viriginia. Or at least the first part, but more will be coming.

Stories To Imagine  - https://medium.com/stories-to-imagine

Edited by +Mark David  this is for those whose stories have some semblance to the real world of crime, thriller, mystery, historical fiction... for readers and writers.

If you're a reader, just visit the links and enjoy. If you really enjoy perhaps you should follow the collections (all you need is a Twitter or Facebook account) and recommend the stories you like. Medium has a great layout for reading. It's very minimalist with nothing to distract from the text.

If you are an author you will have to speak with the editors of each of the collections in order to have your story added.___

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2014-10-27 21:30:36 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Fiction Short: Pulp Noir

I new I was bringing him trouble before I walked through his door. It's not like I had much choice. The room stank of ciga­rette smoke and sweat. The man behind the desk looked like he hadn't slept, or bathed, in a week.

He looked up as I entered and for a brief moment some­thing flick­ered in his eyes? Hope? Curiosity? And then it was gone, his bruised and battered face a cynical mask once more.

Read More... https://medium.com/pulp-stories/pulp-noir-9ee0c60d905a

Fiction Short: Pulp Noir

I new I was bringing him trouble before I walked through his door. It's not like I had much choice. The room stank of ciga­rette smoke and sweat. The man behind the desk looked like he hadn't slept, or bathed, in a week.

He looked up as I entered and for a brief moment some­thing flick­ered in his eyes? Hope? Curiosity? And then it was gone, his bruised and battered face a cynical mask once more.

Read More... https://medium.com/pulp-stories/pulp-noir-9ee0c60d905a___

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2014-10-27 17:11:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

If you're looking for a new RPG this is probably worth checking out. 

It's a free sample from the second edition of Contagion  and it's basically the chapter that describes the setting.

Contagion Second Edition - Setting Sample http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/139162/Contagion-Second-Edition--Setting-Sample?src=social_media_link#.VE51rSFKwAA.twitter FREE setting chapter at @DriveThruRPG#horror #urbanfantasy #tabletop #rpg___If you're looking for a new RPG this is probably worth checking out. 

It's a free sample from the second edition of Contagion  and it's basically the chapter that describes the setting.

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2014-10-29 22:34:01 (25 comments, 18 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo, But Maybe You Should

This is not a rant about how terrible NaNoWriMo is. In fact I think it’s great idea and I encourage people to at least explore participating in it. But it’s also not about how I’m participating, because I’m not. I’ve done it once before. I enjoyed it and it was worth doing. I will likely never do it again.

The aim of NaNoWriMo is simple, to get people to write. And that is an excellent goal to have. Ignore the people who go on about how 50,000 words isn’t actually the length of a novel. Also ignore the people who complain that the end result is unpublishable. Publishing a novel is not the aim of NaNoWriMo, just writing one.

Read the rest of this on Medium...
https://medium.com/@EoghannIrving/im-not-doing-nanowrimo-but-maybe-you-should-2e8523d43286

I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo, But Maybe You Should

This is not a rant about how terrible NaNoWriMo is. In fact I think it’s great idea and I encourage people to at least explore participating in it. But it’s also not about how I’m participating, because I’m not. I’ve done it once before. I enjoyed it and it was worth doing. I will likely never do it again.

The aim of NaNoWriMo is simple, to get people to write. And that is an excellent goal to have. Ignore the people who go on about how 50,000 words isn’t actually the length of a novel. Also ignore the people who complain that the end result is unpublishable. Publishing a novel is not the aim of NaNoWriMo, just writing one.

Read the rest of this on Medium...
https://medium.com/@EoghannIrving/im-not-doing-nanowrimo-but-maybe-you-should-2e8523d43286___

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2014-10-25 18:37:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Is it good news? Or is that just what they want you to think?

No, it's good news. Paranoia has always been a very unique RPG and great fun. I was actually just reading recently about its publishing history and the problems that certain versions of the game had.

Would you reboot the Computer? The great Computer that looks after all us, keeping us safe, happy and free of mutation?___Is it good news? Or is that just what they want you to think?

No, it's good news. Paranoia has always been a very unique RPG and great fun. I was actually just reading recently about its publishing history and the problems that certain versions of the game had.

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2014-10-27 16:25:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A fascinating concept that I had not previously heard of. Having the website co-ordinate the timing and message across social networks takes a lot of work out of this sort of campaign.

It could certainly garner you a lot of attention. But... use with extreme care because it could also massively annoy people.

There is no way I could purchase all my friends' books. I don't expect all my writer friends to purchase mine. I don't even expect all my friends to! I want to build an audience of people who genuinely enjoy my writing style and look forward to reading my stories.

Those people are out there, but many haven't discovered me yet.

A thunderclap is a good way for friends to help a writer reach out and find those readers. You don't have to spend any money to help an author out!

I explain how the thunderclap works in this blog post.___A fascinating concept that I had not previously heard of. Having the website co-ordinate the timing and message across social networks takes a lot of work out of this sort of campaign.

It could certainly garner you a lot of attention. But... use with extreme care because it could also massively annoy people.

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2014-10-26 00:30:30 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Today I had to socialize with human beings.

This does not play to my strengths...

Today I had to socialize with human beings.

This does not play to my strengths...___

2014-10-24 22:17:38 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

All those Google Inbox invitations everyone is asking for...

I have them.

All of them.

No. You can't have one.


No I don't have any. This was a joke.

All those Google Inbox invitations everyone is asking for...

I have them.

All of them.

No. You can't have one.


No I don't have any. This was a joke.___

2014-10-23 21:26:28 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

So I'm toying with the idea of doing a weekly re-read and writing a post about it. It would probably be a chapter by chapter (or maybe two chapters depending on length) type of thing. Since we're talking re-read I'd be considering some of my old favorites to see how they stand up.

Anyone interested? And if so do any of these sound appealing.

So I'm toying with the idea of doing a weekly re-read and writing a post about it. It would probably be a chapter by chapter (or maybe two chapters depending on length) type of thing. Since we're talking re-read I'd be considering some of my old favorites to see how they stand up.

Anyone interested? And if so do any of these sound appealing.___

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2014-10-24 02:54:12 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Interesting. This requires further investigation.

Novo Babylonia
For those of you who are Babylon 5 fans, I just ran across this fan produced audio drama based on the B5 universe. I haven't listened to any of it yet, but it's cued up on my pod catcher!
If you are itunes adverse (like me) look here: 
http://www.novo-b.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Novo Babylonia - is an unofficial and unauthorised - fan made story inspired by of one of the greatest Sci-Fi saga’s of all time. Produced entirely by volunteers, everything from the music and sound to the writing and acting are done by fans.
There is no affiliation with Warner Bros or JMS, this is non-for profit and may not be sold.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/novo-babylonia/id291576334?mt=2

#babylon5   #b5   #scifi   #sciencefiction  ___Interesting. This requires further investigation.

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2014-10-26 16:22:01 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Well that's just.... wrong... isn't it? :D

___Well that's just.... wrong... isn't it? :D

2014-10-28 20:55:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I need to write an article at some point about people's compulsive need to control everything  despite the fact that really they control very few things in their lives.

Recent examples of this... the vocal resistance to algorithms filtering their news feeds and an outcry (in certain quarters) about Google's Inbox because they've already set up a complex network of 1,458 rules and labels to put everything exactly where they want it.

I need to write an article at some point about people's compulsive need to control everything  despite the fact that really they control very few things in their lives.

Recent examples of this... the vocal resistance to algorithms filtering their news feeds and an outcry (in certain quarters) about Google's Inbox because they've already set up a complex network of 1,458 rules and labels to put everything exactly where they want it.___

2014-10-24 14:50:38 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Trying to find the right way to describe someone fidgeting with their hands and the phrasing is escaping me right now.

I mean yes I could just say they were fidgeting, but that doesn't give the feeling I want.

Always frustrating when the words won't come to match what's in my mind.

Trying to find the right way to describe someone fidgeting with their hands and the phrasing is escaping me right now.

I mean yes I could just say they were fidgeting, but that doesn't give the feeling I want.

Always frustrating when the words won't come to match what's in my mind.___

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2014-10-30 22:22:13 (23 comments, 31 reshares, 275 +1s)Open 

10 Pieces Of Gorgeous Middle-Earth Art

The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien have inspired a lot of people over the years in many different ways. Perhaps the biggest impact would simply be the amount of fantasy writing that has been produced as a result of The Lord Of The Rings.  But there's also been a lot of artwork produced inspired by his creation of Middle-Earth.

Here I'm picking out ten really gorgeous, but very different pieces of Middle-Earth inspired art for you to enjoy. All of this art is available to look at on Deviantart and I would strongly encourage you to go and browse the rest of the artists work. It will be rewarding.

See the rest of the art... http://www.eoghann.com/middle-earth-artwork

#middleearth   #tolkien  

10 Pieces Of Gorgeous Middle-Earth Art

The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien have inspired a lot of people over the years in many different ways. Perhaps the biggest impact would simply be the amount of fantasy writing that has been produced as a result of The Lord Of The Rings.  But there's also been a lot of artwork produced inspired by his creation of Middle-Earth.

Here I'm picking out ten really gorgeous, but very different pieces of Middle-Earth inspired art for you to enjoy. All of this art is available to look at on Deviantart and I would strongly encourage you to go and browse the rest of the artists work. It will be rewarding.

See the rest of the art... http://www.eoghann.com/middle-earth-artwork

#middleearth   #tolkien  ___

2014-10-27 20:37:43 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

So at what point do we simply eliminate other actors and cast Benedict Cumberbatch as everything?

So at what point do we simply eliminate other actors and cast Benedict Cumberbatch as everything?___

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2014-10-29 20:30:55 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Dragons Of Autumn Twilight Re-Read Part 1

I've never blogged a re-read before, so to a large extent I'm making this up as I go along. The basic idea is that I'm breaking the book down into about 10 chunks so I have a decent amount to discuss, but it doesn't take a year to get to the end of it. For this first part I'm looking at the prolog and Chap­ters 1 through 4 of Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Before I get to that though, I thought it would be worth setting the scene a little bit:

Dragons of Autumn Twilight was published in 1984 and fantasy fiction was rather different back then. Most of the big names we're currently familiar with hadn't been released (no Wheel of Time or Harry Potter or Game of Thrones). There were a few block­buster series (Eddings Belgariad and Brooks Shan­nara spring most readily to mind) but the market was much smaller andth... more »

Dragons Of Autumn Twilight Re-Read Part 1

I've never blogged a re-read before, so to a large extent I'm making this up as I go along. The basic idea is that I'm breaking the book down into about 10 chunks so I have a decent amount to discuss, but it doesn't take a year to get to the end of it. For this first part I'm looking at the prolog and Chap­ters 1 through 4 of Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Before I get to that though, I thought it would be worth setting the scene a little bit:

Dragons of Autumn Twilight was published in 1984 and fantasy fiction was rather different back then. Most of the big names we're currently familiar with hadn't been released (no Wheel of Time or Harry Potter or Game of Thrones). There were a few block­buster series (Eddings Belgariad and Brooks Shan­nara spring most readily to mind) but the market was much smaller and there wasn't much in the way of licensed or game based fantasy fiction. Drag­onlance changed that in a big way.

Read The Rest Of The Article... http://www.eoghann.com/dragonlance-re-read-dragons-autumn-twilight-part-1___

2014-10-31 18:00:58 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What would the breath of someone who had recently eaten raw meat smell like?

What would the breath of someone who had recently eaten raw meat smell like?___

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2014-10-31 16:52:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here's some good fantasy fiction for you to enjoy today: *Day Of The Coward by +Epidiah Ravachol*

How can five warriors hold the field against an entire army and why did the coward try to flee them?

Here's some good fantasy fiction for you to enjoy today: *Day Of The Coward by +Epidiah Ravachol*

How can five warriors hold the field against an entire army and why did the coward try to flee them?___

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2014-10-24 22:53:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So Here's The Bold New Vision

Or at least my hundredth refinement on the bold new vision. My blog basically remains as it is. Everything of substance goes there. The aim is one post a day. No more, occasionally less. But each post is 1,000 words long so it's something of consequence. TV reviews; book reviews; The History of Science Fiction; Short Stories; Anything else that catches my attention.

Random whining and other annoyances will remain here on G+

And now, all of my fiction will be posted to Medium. That will basically be the sole focus of my posts on Medium. Just the fiction. And mostly my recommends will be fiction related too, though it's possible some of them may be articles for writers.

So http://www.eoghann.com - All the good stuff, because it's mine and I have total control there.

https://medium.com/@EoghannIrving for... more »

So Here's The Bold New Vision

Or at least my hundredth refinement on the bold new vision. My blog basically remains as it is. Everything of substance goes there. The aim is one post a day. No more, occasionally less. But each post is 1,000 words long so it's something of consequence. TV reviews; book reviews; The History of Science Fiction; Short Stories; Anything else that catches my attention.

Random whining and other annoyances will remain here on G+

And now, all of my fiction will be posted to Medium. That will basically be the sole focus of my posts on Medium. Just the fiction. And mostly my recommends will be fiction related too, though it's possible some of them may be articles for writers.

So http://www.eoghann.com - All the good stuff, because it's mine and I have total control there.

https://medium.com/@EoghannIrving for the fiction

And the rest will be right here, because it's ephemera and doesn't really need a permanent location.___

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2014-10-31 21:02:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Some interesting suggestions here for how authors could start building up their email lists.

Of course, if like me you're giving most everything away your best bet is probably going to be persuading them to sign up for a daily email update from your blog.

Some interesting suggestions here for how authors could start building up their email lists.

Of course, if like me you're giving most everything away your best bet is probably going to be persuading them to sign up for a daily email update from your blog.___

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2014-10-24 02:21:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It's About The Story Not The Person

I've been spending some time exploring Medium in the last few days. One of the things I'm liking about it is that unlike traditional social media the focus is on the story not the person.

You can (and should) follow people and some of those people may write very personal pieces. But Medium seems (to me at least) to be a platform to present your writing, not yourself.

That's rather refreshing.

It's About The Story Not The Person

I've been spending some time exploring Medium in the last few days. One of the things I'm liking about it is that unlike traditional social media the focus is on the story not the person.

You can (and should) follow people and some of those people may write very personal pieces. But Medium seems (to me at least) to be a platform to present your writing, not yourself.

That's rather refreshing.___

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2014-10-24 17:05:12 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Cardboard Iron Man (shouldn't that be Cardboard  Man?) is rather awesome don't you think?

"I’m Cardboard Iron Man”
➡ http://bit.ly/1l6Rjx4

Has he lost his mind? 
Can he see or is he blind? 
Can he walk at all, 
Or if he moves will he fall? 
Is he alive or dead? 
Has he thoughts within his head? 
We'll just pass him there 
Why should we even care? 

Image - Cardboard art created by Genius Paper Cutter 鍾凱翔 (Xhongkai Xiang)

#IronMan #BlackSabbath #CardboardArt #StanWinstonSchool___Cardboard Iron Man (shouldn't that be Cardboard  Man?) is rather awesome don't you think?

2014-10-30 12:24:40 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Attending mandatory training this morning. One of the things I'm going to learn is how to open multiple windows in Windows Explorer.

I cannot fully express the depth of my feelings on this.

Attending mandatory training this morning. One of the things I'm going to learn is how to open multiple windows in Windows Explorer.

I cannot fully express the depth of my feelings on this.___

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2014-10-28 19:49:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Movie Review: X-Men - Days Of Future Past

There was a time some years ago when the X-Men movies were seen as the height of super­hero adven­ture on the big screen. Things have changed a lot in the last decade. Mutants no longer reign supreme in the comics or the movies.

Unable to partic­i­pate in the great Marvel Plan and hampered by a truly atro­cious movie in X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men movies just don't get the atten­tion they used to. Which is a shame because if you look at the track record of the fran­chise it's really pretty good. X-Men: First Class was a great reboot of all things mutant and X-Men: Days Of Future Past takes it the next logical step.

Read the rest of my review... http://www.eoghann.com/movie-revew-x-men-days-future-past

#xmendaysoffuturepast  

Movie Review: X-Men - Days Of Future Past

There was a time some years ago when the X-Men movies were seen as the height of super­hero adven­ture on the big screen. Things have changed a lot in the last decade. Mutants no longer reign supreme in the comics or the movies.

Unable to partic­i­pate in the great Marvel Plan and hampered by a truly atro­cious movie in X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men movies just don't get the atten­tion they used to. Which is a shame because if you look at the track record of the fran­chise it's really pretty good. X-Men: First Class was a great reboot of all things mutant and X-Men: Days Of Future Past takes it the next logical step.

Read the rest of my review... http://www.eoghann.com/movie-revew-x-men-days-future-past

#xmendaysoffuturepast  ___

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2014-10-25 18:14:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Another #SaturdayScene  for people to enjoy.

“Good morning, Master Wright,” said the postman, digging through his bag. “A few letters for you today.” He produced a stack of envelopes, tied neatly with a length of twine, and handed them over to Master Phineas. “Any post of your own?”

“Not today, Oswald.”

I grimaced, realizing too late that I should have wrote a letter to my mother to send today. Though, I had no idea what I would—or could—even write about. Well, I’ve settled into the Dark Lord’s tower nicely. I met a rather polite demon who lives on the seventh floor of the tower, and I picked out my evil Dark Lord name today—Morthazgar, if you want to tell the neighbors. I scoffed. Yeah, that would go over well.

The postman left, and with the letters in hand, Phineas closed the door and returned to the table. “Junk. All junk.” He tossed the letters onto the table with a sigh and poured himself another cup of tea.

I glanced at the nearest letter, and as I started to read the intended addressee, the writing changed, the simple black lettering seeming to burn away on the page as the plain envelope turned black as charcoal, the writing glowing a fiery red.
 
     To Master Phineas Elwyn Wright
     alias, Ryxik Hathmor the Black-hearted
     Dark Lord of the Tenth Order
     & Apprentice Alden Kingston Millard
     Griffinwold Tower
     The Griffinwold - The Far Reaches
 
“When you finish eating,” said Phineas, seeming not to notice. “I was thinking we might go into town and do a bit of reconnaissance.”

I swallowed another bite of sausage and pointed to the letter with my fork. “Aren’t you going to open this?”

He glanced once at the envelope and waved his hand dismissively. “It’s nothing important.”

“But it has your name on it—your Dark Lord name.”

“I’m well aware,” he said, sipping his tea. “Open it, if you like. It is addressed to you as well, after all. But I'll save you the disappointment. It’s just an invitation from the Order. New season approaching and all that.”

“Invitation for what?”

He gestured to the letter with a wave of his hand.

Setting my fork down, I reached across the table and picked up the envelope. I expected it to be hot—or at least warm—but the blackened paper was disappointingly ordinary, except for the glowing script. Breaking the black wax seal with a kitchen knife, I opened the letter and read the invitation.
 
     By request of the Order of Dark Lords,
     Master Phineas Elwyn Wright; alias, Ryxik Hathmor the Black-hearted; and his apprentice, Alden Kingston Millard;
     are hereby invited to the Three-Hundred-and-Seventy-Second Annual Dark Lord Conference,
     to be held in Blackholm Keep of Winterdim;
     the location graciously contributed to the Order by this year’s host, Cavangweth Fangmar, the Harvester of Souls, Wielder of the Fell Sword and Champion of the Night Drakes, Master of Blackholm and Terror of Winterdim;
     on the Day of Darkest Night, the Winter Solstice,
     beginning at Five O’Clock in the evening.
 
     Please respond with an affirmation of your attendance if you wish to acquire accommodations within Blackholm for the duration of the convention.
     Also enclosed is a list of events and celebrity guest panels, for your personal scheduling convenience.
     We look forward to seeing you at the Three-Hundred-and-Seventy-Second Annual Dark Lord Conference.
 
     Maliciously,
     Indrinel Dordellon
     Deputy Grandmaster of the Order of Dark Lords
 
I set the invitation on the table and picked up the enclosed pamphlet, “Building a Darker Tomorrow, Today” emblazoned on the front in ornate script. There was a list of names and times, event locations, and other conference information within. Also included was an RSVP card.

“See?” said Phineas. “Nothing important.”

#DarkLordinTraining #SaturdayScenes

read from the beginning on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/18510972-dark-lord-in-training___Another #SaturdayScene  for people to enjoy.

2014-10-26 22:37:01 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

And The Winner Is...

Okay, followup to my original post on this. I am going ahead with the re-read idea.

Based purely on the poll I should go with Harry Potter, but I'm actually more excited by the idea of reading Dragons of Autumn Twilight again and it came second in the poll so I'm going to go with that one.

It's probably because I've read Harry Potter much more recently and I have a hankering to revisit my teen years along side Tanis Half-elven. I wonder just how rose-tinted my glasses are?

If the idea proves to be fun I will probably get to all of these in due course.

So I'm toying with the idea of doing a weekly re-read and writing a post about it. It would probably be a chapter by chapter (or maybe two chapters depending on length) type of thing. Since we're talking re-read I'd be considering some of my old favorites to see how they stand up.

Anyone interested? And if so do any of these sound appealing.___And The Winner Is...

Okay, followup to my original post on this. I am going ahead with the re-read idea.

Based purely on the poll I should go with Harry Potter, but I'm actually more excited by the idea of reading Dragons of Autumn Twilight again and it came second in the poll so I'm going to go with that one.

It's probably because I've read Harry Potter much more recently and I have a hankering to revisit my teen years along side Tanis Half-elven. I wonder just how rose-tinted my glasses are?

If the idea proves to be fun I will probably get to all of these in due course.

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2014-10-31 16:10:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

So I finally got round to giving my site a favicon.  Been meaning to do it for ages but Wordpress made it really easy.

And what did I use? Why a giant E of course.

Because having a domain name and a blog name that's my name isn't egotistical enough.

It's all about me you see. http://www.eoghann.com

So I finally got round to giving my site a favicon.  Been meaning to do it for ages but Wordpress made it really easy.

And what did I use? Why a giant E of course.

Because having a domain name and a blog name that's my name isn't egotistical enough.

It's all about me you see. http://www.eoghann.com___

2014-10-28 20:43:06 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and The Inhumans.

And people thought Guardians of the Galaxy was a gamble. Phase three is really pushing that boat out.

Awesome!

Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and The Inhumans.

And people thought Guardians of the Galaxy was a gamble. Phase three is really pushing that boat out.

Awesome!___

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2014-10-26 23:15:23 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

See! I've even got a cool graphic all ready for my re-read posts.

Now there's just the little matter of, actually reading some chapters.

See! I've even got a cool graphic all ready for my re-read posts.

Now there's just the little matter of, actually reading some chapters.___

2014-10-31 16:11:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

It seems the torrent of NaNo posts (yes I contributed to that torrent) has been temporarily overwhelmed by people telling me it's Halloween.

Really?

Why thank you. I would never have guessed otherwise!

It seems the torrent of NaNo posts (yes I contributed to that torrent) has been temporarily overwhelmed by people telling me it's Halloween.

Really?

Why thank you. I would never have guessed otherwise!___

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2014-10-28 23:17:51 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Why I’ve Given Up Reading RSS For Reading Medium
And Why You Should Be Reading Medium Too

I have been an avid collector and reader of RSS Feeds for years. Before Google finally shuttered Reader I had at least 500 feeds that I had carefully catalogued into various categories. These feeds covered a variety of topics that interested me from basic news to science fiction to television etc. And when Reader closed I carefully exported those feeds and moved them elsewhere only to continue adding to my collection.

But I haven’t checked them in weeks.

What happened to break a decade long habit? And what has that got to do with Medium?

Well, it wasn’t Medium that stopped me reading my RSS feeds. That actually happened shortly before I gravitated to Medium. No, what killed my RSS reading habit (addiction?) was the volume.

Too Much Of A Good ThingIs St... more »

Why I’ve Given Up Reading RSS For Reading Medium
And Why You Should Be Reading Medium Too

I have been an avid collector and reader of RSS Feeds for years. Before Google finally shuttered Reader I had at least 500 feeds that I had carefully catalogued into various categories. These feeds covered a variety of topics that interested me from basic news to science fiction to television etc. And when Reader closed I carefully exported those feeds and moved them elsewhere only to continue adding to my collection.

But I haven’t checked them in weeks.

What happened to break a decade long habit? And what has that got to do with Medium?

Well, it wasn’t Medium that stopped me reading my RSS feeds. That actually happened shortly before I gravitated to Medium. No, what killed my RSS reading habit (addiction?) was the volume.

Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Still Too Much
I’m a fast reader, or rather an excellent skim reader. Over the years I had perfected a technique for going through hundreds of articles and identifying the ones that might interest me based on a combination of the title and the RSS source. The ones that passed this first test then got a couple of paragraphs of my attention. A much smaller number would then be read completely.

The problem is when you’re dealing with a thousand or more new articles to review every day, even the fastest of browsing techniques starts to bog down. It would generally take me a couple of hours just to read all of that, never mind do anything with it.

And if I missed a couple of days suddenly I was with trawling through thousands of posts trying to catch up.
In fact, what would almost always happen in that case is that I would give up and mark everything as read. No doubt I missed some interesting things in the process.

Add to that the fact that inevitably a lot of the articles were duplicating content. Not literally the exact same article, but different people writing much the same thing about the same subject and the whole thing was just incredibly inefficient. Certainly I got to see a lot of cool things that way and read some interesting stuff, but the return on investment was getting progressively worse.

As a bandaid I tried reducing the number of feeds I was following, but really that only masked the problem. Sooner or later I’d add feeds again and I was right back where I started.

The Social Solution

For years now people have been trumpeting social media (and Twitter in particular) as being a better solution than RSS for getting news and links to articles. They are wrong.

Twitter is a stream (as many people have said before me) and all you can do is dip into it and see what happens to be floating by. If the volume of RSS feeds was a problem, then the volume on Twitter makes it completely impossible to keep up. And it has the same repetition problem that RSS had. You keep seeing the same information again and again. It’s incredibly inefficient.

Really Twitter only has one functional advantage over RSS, and that’s immediacy.

But for the sort of things I’m interested in. And actually for the sort of things that I’d argue should matter to people, immediacy is much less important than quality.

Twitter also has significant disadvantages, chief amongst them being that 140 character limit. It is extremely difficult to say anything of significance in so few letters. You certainly can’t provide any insight or subtlety. So at best you are left linking to somewhere else.

Enter Medium

Medium approaches things differently. For a start it isn’t interested in providing you with an ever flowing stream of information. Instead, it tries to provide you with a handful of articles, or “stories” to use its terminology, that will be of interest to you.

To do that it uses a few different factors. Recommendations from people that you follow on Medium, stories by people that you follow and stories that have been recommended by a lot of people. There may be some other magic in the algorithm was well, but that seems to be the core of it.

The system is not without flaws certainly. For example, it may take a little while to teach Medium what you are really interested in by finding and following the right people as well as by picking stories to recommend. And until you do the stories suggested on the home page may not be entirely satisfactory. They should, however, at least have a certain base level of competence to them.

That’s not to say that heavily recommended stories are always high quality.

Just because something is popular certainly doesn’t always mean it is good.

But I have to say I have been moderately pleased with the quality of what I’ve seen on that home page. Even in articles that don’t really interest me. Because that's another weak spot. There doesn’t seem to be any way to get a story off the home page other than to read it. An “I’m not interested” button would be rather nice.

So it is not a perfect system, but it does a lot of things right. The emphasis on Medium is on reading. They show you a manageable number of articles and they display them in a way that makes it extremely easy to read them. There’s very little to distract you from the text, beyond a few images chosen by the story author. It really is all about the ideas and the words.

Of course I’m still missing things. No one can possibly keep up with everything that’s happening. There’s just too much. But what I am getting is worth reading and I’m not being subjected to information overload.

I’ve been banging on for a while now about moving away from quick hit news bites to something with more substance. Medium has substance.

It’s so good in fact, that I wrote this story about Medium on Medium even though I plan to post it elsewhere.

And if you want a demonstration of how much nicer Medium is for reading, just compare how this article looks there compared to here on G+. There's no comparison.

https://medium.com/@EoghannIrving/why-ive-given-up-reading-rss-for-reading-medium-55eba4883490___

2014-10-27 23:01:00 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I don't like OK Go... for gods sake stop sharing that bloody video!!

I don't like OK Go... for gods sake stop sharing that bloody video!!___

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2014-10-25 15:25:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I have been slacking on sharing #SaturdayScenes so let's start with this one.

Today's excerpt for #SaturdayScenes is short and sweet. From GRANDS, a short story from The Cities of Luna

The two friends watched their progeny for a while. Kellan spotted his wife Hazel hula-hooping with some of the girls, and it made him smile. Eighty-eight years old and she still moved like a teenager.

Their grandson returned with two pieces of cake, then left to referee some argument among the younger children.

“How many have you had?” Moriel asked, frosting already stuck to the tip of his nose.

Kellan motioned for his friend to use a napkin. “This is my third. Do you think anyone’s keeping track?”

“This is my fifth, so I’d say not,” said Moriel, mumbling through a mouth full of cake.

“Or they’re letting us get away with it…” 

Moriel swallowed. “A conspiracy? To let us eat cake? I approve.”

“Or humoring us in our old age…”

“Who’s old?” Moriel snickered.

“Well, I am.” Kellan answered. “And if I am, you are.”

They were interrupted by an energetic little bundle of bobbing black curls who appeared out of nowhere. “Pop-up! I drew you a picture for your birthday!” Another great-granddaughter, about four years old, handed Kellan a piece of paper with brightly colored designs on it.

“And this one’s for you, Oom-pa-pa.”

They both examined their papers for a moment, until their great-granddaughter yelled “No! Wait!” They both froze, regarding the little girl with concern. She took both the papers back. “This one’s for Pop-up and this one’s for Oom-pa-pa.” They both breathed a sigh of relief and examined their personalized artwork, complimenting their great-granddaughter’s skill and thoughtfulness.

~*~

I like this excerpt, even though the SciFi aspect doesn't come through in this particular scene. That is part of what The Cities of Luna is all about... everyday life. It just happens to be on the Moon.

The series debuts next month! Then there will be a new short story every full moon. Look for them wherever you buy e-books.___I have been slacking on sharing #SaturdayScenes so let's start with this one.

2014-10-26 13:38:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Google's Analytics service tells me that my content is primarily of interest to males 25-44 with interests in Tech, TV and movies.

This is not revelatory since it essentially describes... me.

Google's Analytics service tells me that my content is primarily of interest to males 25-44 with interests in Tech, TV and movies.

This is not revelatory since it essentially describes... me.___

2014-10-27 12:37:40 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The reaction to the most recent episode of Doctor Who makes me think I ought to write a post about the difference between "No plot" and "not the sort of plot I'm used to".

I knew people were going to react badly to the episode and there are legitimate issues with it, but most of the complaints I'm seeing have just failed to understand what was going on completely.

There is after all a huge difference between this is not the sort of Doctor Who I like and this is bad.

The reaction to the most recent episode of Doctor Who makes me think I ought to write a post about the difference between "No plot" and "not the sort of plot I'm used to".

I knew people were going to react badly to the episode and there are legitimate issues with it, but most of the complaints I'm seeing have just failed to understand what was going on completely.

There is after all a huge difference between this is not the sort of Doctor Who I like and this is bad.___

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2014-10-31 23:55:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I stared at the men for a moment. I didn’t know they were werewolves, but at this point what are the odds? I could think of two options. I could try to talk my way out of this or I could run. No, fighting wasn’t an option.

I stared at the men for a moment. I didn’t know they were werewolves, but at this point what are the odds? I could think of two options. I could try to talk my way out of this or I could run. No, fighting wasn’t an option.___

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2014-10-26 00:12:01 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Calling All Fans Of Pulp

The Pulp Stories collection on Medium is intended to be a source for modern fiction that takes inspiration from the pulp era of storytelling. I’m looking to serve both readers and writers with this collection.

Read More... https://medium.com/pulp-stories/calling-all-fans-of-pulp-f589816bb06d

Todays post about Medium was brought to you by the letter P.

Calling All Fans Of Pulp

The Pulp Stories collection on Medium is intended to be a source for modern fiction that takes inspiration from the pulp era of storytelling. I’m looking to serve both readers and writers with this collection.

Read More... https://medium.com/pulp-stories/calling-all-fans-of-pulp-f589816bb06d

Todays post about Medium was brought to you by the letter P.___

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2014-10-30 01:17:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So you're probably aware of my urban fantasy serial The Wolves Of West Virginia due to my repeatedly mentioning it.

According to Google Analytics i got a visit to my blog from someone who wanted to know:

where do werewolves live in West Virginia

The answer, in case you were wondering, is Shepherdstown. And one of these days I should explain the origin of that claim.

https://medium.com/appalachian-nocturnes/the-wolves-of-west-virginia-part-1-a-wizard-in-west-virginia-d2d044ad5fc



So you're probably aware of my urban fantasy serial The Wolves Of West Virginia due to my repeatedly mentioning it.

According to Google Analytics i got a visit to my blog from someone who wanted to know:

where do werewolves live in West Virginia

The answer, in case you were wondering, is Shepherdstown. And one of these days I should explain the origin of that claim.

https://medium.com/appalachian-nocturnes/the-wolves-of-west-virginia-part-1-a-wizard-in-west-virginia-d2d044ad5fc

___

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2014-10-22 21:45:32 (28 comments, 9 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 


TV Review: Supernatural S10E03 - Soul Survivor

Well that was… underwhelming.

I wasn't plan­ning on writing reviews for every episode of this season of Super­nat­ural but this is the third episode in a row that has inspired me to write a review for what­ever that's worth. Unfor­tu­nately this time out I don't have a much in the way of posi­tives to offer.

Read more...
http://www.eoghann.com/tv-review-supernatural-s10e03-soul-survivor


TV Review: Supernatural S10E03 - Soul Survivor

Well that was… underwhelming.

I wasn't plan­ning on writing reviews for every episode of this season of Super­nat­ural but this is the third episode in a row that has inspired me to write a review for what­ever that's worth. Unfor­tu­nately this time out I don't have a much in the way of posi­tives to offer.

Read more...
http://www.eoghann.com/tv-review-supernatural-s10e03-soul-survivor___

2014-10-30 23:39:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Once again lists prove to be more consistently popular than anything else.

What is it about lists that people love so much?

Or... as I apparently should write it. 10 Things About Lists That People Just Love!

:D

Once again lists prove to be more consistently popular than anything else.

What is it about lists that people love so much?

Or... as I apparently should write it. 10 Things About Lists That People Just Love!

:D___

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2014-10-24 22:38:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 4 - The Wolves Howl

My head hurt a lot.

There was a giant knot right above my temple which got progres­sively more painful every time I prodded it. My Wal-mart shift was. Well… have you ever been to Wal-mart? That's what it was, only with a sore head and not enough sleep. I was really looking forward to getting home to my comfy bed and crashing for the evening. At least until I remem­bered Steven.

Read more...  http://www.eoghann.com/wolves-west-virginia-part-4

#TheCaseFilesOfDouglasBrodie   #TheWolvesOfWestVirginia   #UrbanFantasy   #Fiction  

The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 4 - The Wolves Howl

My head hurt a lot.

There was a giant knot right above my temple which got progres­sively more painful every time I prodded it. My Wal-mart shift was. Well… have you ever been to Wal-mart? That's what it was, only with a sore head and not enough sleep. I was really looking forward to getting home to my comfy bed and crashing for the evening. At least until I remem­bered Steven.

Read more...  http://www.eoghann.com/wolves-west-virginia-part-4

#TheCaseFilesOfDouglasBrodie   #TheWolvesOfWestVirginia   #UrbanFantasy   #Fiction  ___

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2014-10-29 12:53:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I will not be participating in NaNoWriMo for reasons that I may explore in a future post.

However, i strongly encourage everyone to support those who are. And this Thunderclap is an extremely easy way of doing that.

As you may or may not know (depending on whether there's a writer in your life) NaNoWriMo starts this Saturday. Please join me in giving a shout-out to all the participants by contributing a tweet or status update to this thunderclap!___I will not be participating in NaNoWriMo for reasons that I may explore in a future post.

However, i strongly encourage everyone to support those who are. And this Thunderclap is an extremely easy way of doing that.

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2014-10-26 13:17:18 (64 comments, 10 reshares, 310 +1s)Open 

Doctor Who Review: S08E10 - In The Forest Of The Night

An episode with signif­i­cant struc­tural flaws yet it enter­tained me anyway. Steven Moffat has gone on record that part of his vision for Doctor Who is for the show to be a dark fairy­tale. This approach is certainly not univer­sally popular since it tends to down­play the science elements of the show.

How strong those science elements every were is admit­tedly debat­able, but still it's a bit of a hot button with people. I mention this because Season 8, Episode 10 — In The Forest Of The Night just screamed fairy­tale to me.

Read the rest of my review...  http://www.eoghann.com/doctor-review-s08e10

#DoctorWho   #DoctorWhoSeason8  

Doctor Who Review: S08E10 - In The Forest Of The Night

An episode with signif­i­cant struc­tural flaws yet it enter­tained me anyway. Steven Moffat has gone on record that part of his vision for Doctor Who is for the show to be a dark fairy­tale. This approach is certainly not univer­sally popular since it tends to down­play the science elements of the show.

How strong those science elements every were is admit­tedly debat­able, but still it's a bit of a hot button with people. I mention this because Season 8, Episode 10 — In The Forest Of The Night just screamed fairy­tale to me.

Read the rest of my review...  http://www.eoghann.com/doctor-review-s08e10

#DoctorWho   #DoctorWhoSeason8  ___

2014-10-28 23:06:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So... you know how I said I was going to use Medium for my fiction and not my other stuff...

Just wrote an article about Medium in Medium. Because it's so easy to do there.

So... you know how I said I was going to use Medium for my fiction and not my other stuff...

Just wrote an article about Medium in Medium. Because it's so easy to do there.___

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2014-10-23 23:14:27 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Book Review: The Clockwork Giant by Brooke Johnson

Okay so this is a slightly unusual situ­a­tion. I'm reviewing a book that won't be published until 2015, but it was published when I bought it. That's because the author self-published and then subse­quently sold the book and a sequel to a major publisher.

That expla­na­tion out of the way let's talk about The Clock­work Giant by Brooke Johnson. It's a Young Adult novel with a steam­punk setting and a heavy emphasis on romance. So this isn't going to be to everyone's tastes. But I think you should judge stories based on what they are aiming to be, not some universal constant ideal.

Read my full review... http://www.eoghann.com/book-review-clockwork-giant-brooke-johnson

Book Review: The Clockwork Giant by Brooke Johnson

Okay so this is a slightly unusual situ­a­tion. I'm reviewing a book that won't be published until 2015, but it was published when I bought it. That's because the author self-published and then subse­quently sold the book and a sequel to a major publisher.

That expla­na­tion out of the way let's talk about The Clock­work Giant by Brooke Johnson. It's a Young Adult novel with a steam­punk setting and a heavy emphasis on romance. So this isn't going to be to everyone's tastes. But I think you should judge stories based on what they are aiming to be, not some universal constant ideal.

Read my full review... http://www.eoghann.com/book-review-clockwork-giant-brooke-johnson___

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2014-10-31 09:58:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Authors are often reluctant to share unfinished work or early drafts. But it's something worth considering.

the much anticipated blog post about my experience with publicly sharing the first draft of Dark Lord in Training.

"As of writing this post, I’ve published eight chapters (and a preface!) of my in-progress novel Dark Lord in Training to Wattpad, a social media platform for readers and writers, in addition to posting snippets of scenes to Google+ for the #SaturdayScenes hashtag (about twenty scenes so far, if I’m not miscounting).

It’s a new experience for me, sharing a first draft publicly.

Before Dark Lord in Training, I wrote my first drafts in complete isolation. I might share my daily word count or a general update on my progress with a scene, but I never (or hardly ever) shared any of the actual writing.

Part of that might have been because I feared that my first drafts weren’t that great, so I wouldn’t post snippets of scenes until the second or third draft lest anyone think I was a crappy writer. Another part of it was that I didn’t want to spoil the story for anyone who might want to read the book when it was published. And then, of course, there was the whole issue with readers not understanding the scenes out of context of the rest of the story, and the fact that when I see others post snippets of the works-in-progress, I tend not to read them, and…

I had a lot of reasons.

Most of which revolved around not thinking my writing was worth public consumption yet.

Obviously, that changed..."

read the rest at +The Scriptors blog!___Authors are often reluctant to share unfinished work or early drafts. But it's something worth considering.

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