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Jaym Gates has been shared in 39 public circles

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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
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241545
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
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
CK Wylde1,228A Circle Share Of Crazy People - Also Known As WritersI've not really shared circles before but every time +Brian Buckley does it I end up with fantastic new people in my feed.  So I thought I would share my writer's circle with you all. In it you will find  a bunch of G+ Writers and people who have to do with writers (publishers for instance).  WarningI tried this a little earlier and had a couple of people say they couldn't see the people in the circle. If you can't please let me know, I'm trying to figure out why that might be happening. Also, if you happen to know why that happens I am all ears.If you want to be included in this circle, also plese let me know.  #writers   #circleshare   #circles  2013-11-18 20:32:284401519
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015
Bob Mulholland15,429Love the way these new Circle Shares look!Anyway, the good people inside this circle just can't get enough of everybody's favorite sci-fi show: Star Trek[waits for backlash on the above statement]So click +1 if you want to hang out with the cool kids in this groovy looking Circle.  #StarTrek   #SharedCircles   #CircleShare  2013-05-15 23:18:174846315
Bob Mulholland15,049#StarTrek   #SharedCircle  Beam these awesome Trekkies into your Circles. Want to be assimilated? No Tribble at all, just +1 this post and I'll pull you in with my tractor beam.Energize.2013-05-03 23:43:2447511516
Katherine Vucicevic893Jumbo science fiction and fantasy writers circle! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-04-09 03:59:44234125
Bob Mulholland13,387Bob's G+ To-Do listMonday: Share my Don't Panic Circle ✔Tuesday: Share my Star Trek Circle ✔Wednesday: Share my Discover Indie CircleThursday: Share my Frank Zappa Fans CircleFriday: Share my Bacon Lovers Circle+1 today's Circle to get hooped.2013-02-19 18:22:1646516421
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 04:00:292377713
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 03:31:10237114
Bob Mulholland12,616+Dammit Jim! It's #StarTrek   #SharedCircle  time!Resistance is futile. We are Trekkies. We will assimilate you. You will click +1 or you will share this Circle, and you will be assimilated. We are Trekkies. We will assimilate you. Resistance is futile. Happy holidays, gang!2012-12-20 19:27:024668620
Bob Mulholland12,239Live long and add this Circle #StarTrek   #SharedCircle  +1 to get beamed in.I don't notify anymore, but I add the  #StarTrek  hashtag to all Trekkie posts. Don't forget to add my Page +Dammit Jim! 2012-12-04 15:24:0045810414
Ben Langhinrichs3,962Science Fiction Writers CircleThis is my recently-cleaned circle for authors of Science Fiction who are active on G+. It is intended to be used to find each other for writerly chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, bug-eyed monsters). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts recently or at all).Please re-share this circle with fans and other SF writers. Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.2012-10-21 14:37:4116617613
Bob Mulholland9,885#SharedCircles  It's #StarTrek #CircleShare time!Resistance is futile+1 to get beamed in.2012-10-01 03:09:384495525
Sam Sager0Here's the latest iteration of my Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers circle. These people in here are pretty amazing and engaging. If you are fan of these genres I highly recommend checking this circle out. All of you who are part of this circle thank you for making G+ a much more interesting place.If you are a writer of science fiction or fantasy and would like to be included in this circle please let me know, and I will gladly add you.A special thanks to the following people for making this circle much better than I could have on my own. +The Final Colony - Author Lacerant Plainer , +Peter Edenist , and +Ben Langhinrichs.2012-09-23 18:29:342198818
Bob Mulholland7,770#StarTrek Fans  #CircleShare  +1 to get beamed into the Circle+1 the first comment if you want to get notified of #awesome  Trek-related posts.2012-07-22 06:26:524168321
Bob Mulholland7,562Sorry it's been a couple weeks, but Melissa is going to have the baby any day now and my focus now needs to be offline most of the time.After Zane has been born, my posts will become regular again.#StarTrek   #CircleShare Make it so.+1 if you want in+1 my first comment if you also want notifications.2012-07-17 17:21:0741424026
Alister Macintyre7,782My Science Fiction circle includes both fans and creators of SF, including literature, movies, games, music, a spectrum of media.  Note comments I will soon add.2012-07-02 04:31:5533219310
Bob Mulholland7,105#StarTrek   #CircleShare  I've beamed +George Takei into the Circle, too!Folks, you know the drill by now:+1 this post if you aren't in this awesome Circle yet.+1 my first comment if you want to be hailed when I share Trekkie posts.Don't forget to Circle my +Dammit Jim! Page to keep up on one of my side projects, too. 2012-06-29 19:39:114088014
Bob Mulholland6,967#StarTrek   #CircleShare  Now with 10% more +George Takei for the same price!!!!!Folks, you know the drill by now:+1 this post if you aren't in this awesome Circle yet.+1 my first comment if you want to be hailed when I share Trekkie posts.2012-06-23 15:41:584022211
João Serrano5,250Well it seems only appropriate that I share my Star Trek circle today.Of course already with the new addition to +Google+ family the incomparable, you know who, +George Takei. Now joining his illustrious Captain Kirk, I mean +William Shatner in this ship :)Enjoy it. #startrek   #syfy   #circlesharing   #georgetakei   #shatner  2012-06-20 17:08:553179112
Bob Mulholland6,799#StarTrek   #CircleShare  "May the schwartz be with you."[I know.... wrong movie. I was just looking to give you a cheap laugh to start your day off right]+1 this post if you aren't in thie Circle yet and you want to be.+1 my first comment if you also want to be notified when I share Star Trek related posts.2012-06-14 14:06:44400405
Matthew Trotter63Okay. I've been collecting shared #writer / #reader circles for the past week or so, and I thought I'd share our combined efforts. Of course, G+ only allows you to share 500 people at a time, so this isn't a complete list, but it's pretty substantial.I've had a blast talking to and getting to know all of you over this past week or so. I've laughed, learned, and loved—a lot. I hope this circle will provide you the same pleasure that it has provided me.And just because you don't see yourself doesn't mean you're not in my circle. Like I said, there's a 500 person sharing limit. Still, if there's any doubt, you can ask to be added. I'm more than happy to.Much writerly love and salud,MattP.S. Share this circle and share the love with all of these fantastic people. #writers #writing #writersgroup #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #readers #readerscircle #books #ebooks #indieauthors2012-04-27 21:12:48500506
Peter Edenist1,213Final share of this circle for #scififans for some time. This has been one of the oldest circles I have curated and I wouldn't remove one person from here !Plus 1 if you want in! #projectslowboat #scifi #scifisunday #scifichat #sciencefiction #scienceeveryday #scienceisawesome2012-04-22 14:47:445007414
Bob Mulholland5,392Permission to share my Star Trek Circle, captain?Make it so.If you want in, click +1. If you want in and want #StarTrek notifications, click +1 on the first comment.2012-04-20 13:40:333657114
Bob Mulholland5,006This is my weekly share of my Star Trek Circle.This one is self explanatory, if you like Star Trek and you want to be included in the Circle, let me know by clicking +1 on either of the first two comments. :) #StarTrek #DammitJim #CircleShare #SharedCircles #FollowFriday (yes, I know it's Thursday. I like being early)2012-04-12 21:08:473589315
Bob Mulholland4,722#StarTrek Circle Share Time!Lots of "engaging" Trekkies here. If you're not in here and you should be, just let me know and you'll be included in next week's reshare! :)2012-04-05 23:40:5334419414
Peter Edenist835Sharing midweek Science Fiction (Sci-fi) circle updates. Plus one for an add.... If you like this, please reshare :) #circleshare #science #scifi #scienceisawesome #reshare2012-03-29 07:21:191199410
Gabriel Fitzpatrick3,746Writers CircleA couple people have asked me to share a circle of writers because there apparently aren't enough of those. This is the first full one, and contains most of the writers whose posts and content I've found interesting and engaging (or at very least who haven't been so insufferable as to warrant an uncircling ^.^) If you aren't here, you may very well be in the second one. Don't jump to any conclusions :)2012-03-26 22:19:06499983
Peter Edenist548Sharing a much smaller curated circle than I did last time. Feel free to share this :) In case you want to be added, please ask - thank you !By the way - these are people who post and have relevant things to say....2012-03-04 15:46:3354002
Ben Langhinrichs2,821Science Fiction Writers CircleThis is a circle for authors of Science Fiction. It is intended to be used to find each other for writerly chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, bug-eyed monsters). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts recently or at all).Please re-share this circle with fans and other SF writers. Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.2011-12-12 03:46:45151604
Ben Langhinrichs2,009Horror WritersIt seems like a good day to share this circle of those who write horror. Not horribly, although it is possible to do both of course. It is intended to be used to find each other for writing-related chit chat, notices about zombie walks, Halloween scares and advice, but also to get to know each other, and to let others who like this genre find us (i.e., fans, readers, ghouls and boys). This list is growing, but I have found that many Horror folks started G+ accounts and then never used them, at least not for public posts. I've tried to only add people who have posted in September/October.Please re-share this circle with fans, other Horror writers and anyone not-yet-dead, or at least a living wannabe. Let others who belong on this list let me, +Ben Langhinrichs, know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.2011-10-31 18:31:1454852
Kayelle Allen0Science Fiction Writers. Do you belong in this circle? Feel free to share!Kayelle Allen shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 15:00:15156323
Paul Meriweather1,244This is list 2 of 3 for Media/PR/Publicists. If you'd like to be added to these lists, please take the following steps and do not post to be added.1. Click on "Add circle"2. Once circle has been added to your circle group, click on the circle and then click the "Share" link within the circle.3. Before clicking the green "Share" box, check the box next to "Include yourself in shared circle."Enjoy your day!Paul MeriweatherPaul Meriweather shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 14:16:23349000
Ben Langhinrichs1,891Science Fiction Writers circleThis is a circle for science fiction writers. It is intended to be used to find each other for science fiction chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, BEMs). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts, or none since July/August).Please re-share this circle with fans, other SF writers and aliens who threaten to probe you if you don't. (That probing hurts like hell!) Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.Ben Langhinrichs (or perhaps a pod person impersonating him) shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 13:57:181461513
Ben Langhinrichs1,541Horror WritersThis is a circle for those who write horror, not horribly, although it is possible to do both of course. It is intended to be used to find each other for writing-related chit chat, notices about zombie walks, Halloween scares and advice, but also to get to know each other, and to let others who like this genre find us (i.e., fans, readers, ghouls and boys). This list is growing, but I have found that many Horror folks started G+ accounts and then never used them, at least not for public posts. I've tried to only add people who have posted in September/October.Please re-share this circle with fans, other Horror writers and anyone not-yet-dead, or at least a living wannabe. Let others who belong on this list let me, +Ben Langhinrichs, know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.Ben Langhinrichs shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 13:18:41433925
Ben Langhinrichs239Science Fiction WritersThis is a circle for science fiction writers. It is intended to be used to find each other for science fiction chit chat and advice, and for others to find us (i.e., fans, readers, BEMs). This list is growing quickly, but some people have been removed because they don't seem active on Google+ (no public posts, or none since July/August).Please re-share this circle with fans, other SF writers and aliens who threaten to probe you if you don't. (That probing hurts like hell!) Let others who belong on this list let me know. I will share this periodically, but simply re-add it and it will figure out who is new. G+ is good like that.Ben Langhinrichs (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 12:26:441273087

Top posts in the last 50 posts

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2011-10-21 07:04:09 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Unexpected-But-Awesome thing for the night: wandering back to Twitter just in time to see an author trying to figure out how the size of a woman's breasts would affect archery. Given that this is right up my alley, I ended up discussing the particular challenges and adjustments for several minutes. It makes me happy to see someone thinking in that much detail about their stories, and taking the time to learn.

The downside is that I will now be writing a blog about large breasts in heroics, and I REALLY want to get my bow out of storage and get back to shooting.

Most reshares: 4

2011-12-13 01:47:46 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Ahhhh! RigorAmortis is #10 on the Barnes and Noble Best Zombie Fiction of 2011 list!!!

Most plusones: 11

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2012-05-14 21:13:49 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I thoroughly hate keeping secrets about projects I'm excited about, so it is with great glee that I announce the next anthology project I'm involved in: Geek Love: An Anthology of Full-Frontal Nerdity.

+Shanna Germain and Janine Ashbless will be heading up the editing, Lee Moyer and +Galen Dara will be directing art and layout, +Adam Israel is the webmaster, and I'm detail-wrangler and publicist.

Seriously gleeful about this entire thing, and so happy to finally announce it.

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2011-11-15 01:01:59 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Tea is delicious, practical alchemy. You take nasty, dry stuff, add flavorless stuff, and end up with liquid magic.

Tea is delicious, practical alchemy. You take nasty, dry stuff, add flavorless stuff, and end up with liquid magic.___

2011-10-26 04:39:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The first novel draft I wrote was an Urban Fantasy springing from a Second American Internal War. The seeds of that war were in the rising gas prices, censorship and police brutality, and culminated with a bloody war that ripped America into a dozen different countries.

Watching the Occupy movements is rather disturbing, in that light. I also should have finished the novel at the time: now I'd either be cashing in or getting myself arrested for inflammatory propaganda. Oops.

The first novel draft I wrote was an Urban Fantasy springing from a Second American Internal War. The seeds of that war were in the rising gas prices, censorship and police brutality, and culminated with a bloody war that ripped America into a dozen different countries.

Watching the Occupy movements is rather disturbing, in that light. I also should have finished the novel at the time: now I'd either be cashing in or getting myself arrested for inflammatory propaganda. Oops.___

2011-11-01 09:00:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Finally got everything wrapped up and pulled together to post about the harassment/stalker issue at World Fantasy Convention. And now, because I have not had even a 10-minute break from this for the last 12 hours, as well as it taking most of my day Saturday AND Sunday, I'm going to go read for a while, goddammit.

Finally got everything wrapped up and pulled together to post about the harassment/stalker issue at World Fantasy Convention. And now, because I have not had even a 10-minute break from this for the last 12 hours, as well as it taking most of my day Saturday AND Sunday, I'm going to go read for a while, goddammit.___

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2011-12-09 22:01:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Excellent post about publicity from Gabrielle Gantz, publicist at Viking and Penguin, for SFWA. We'll be posting several more on this subject over the next few months

Excellent post about publicity from Gabrielle Gantz, publicist at Viking and Penguin, for SFWA. We'll be posting several more on this subject over the next few months___

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2011-11-30 08:42:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

As if we didn't already know how awesome +Galen Dara is, here's her latest illo for me. Know this, people: you need to keep an eye on this one. She's going to just get better.

As if we didn't already know how awesome +Galen Dara is, here's her latest illo for me. Know this, people: you need to keep an eye on this one. She's going to just get better.___

2011-11-06 08:48:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It's cold, so I'm writing again! I can usually draft an entire novel during a winter, so I'm hoping to finish up the first INHERENT book, and maybe a short story or two. However, tonight got eaten by my Sword and Sorcery character, and a white-eyed, black-hearted immortal monster-man.

Under a full moon, his skull seemed to shine through his skin. He rode, naked, on a horse as white as he. At first, she had thought him an albino, perhaps driven out by those who feared evil. But his eyes were as white as his hair and eyes.Only his blood was not white, but ran as black as a northern night, and froze anything it touched. She had lost two fingers to his wounding,and had hoped that would be enough to pay for the blood.
Apparently not.

It's cold, so I'm writing again! I can usually draft an entire novel during a winter, so I'm hoping to finish up the first INHERENT book, and maybe a short story or two. However, tonight got eaten by my Sword and Sorcery character, and a white-eyed, black-hearted immortal monster-man.

Under a full moon, his skull seemed to shine through his skin. He rode, naked, on a horse as white as he. At first, she had thought him an albino, perhaps driven out by those who feared evil. But his eyes were as white as his hair and eyes.Only his blood was not white, but ran as black as a northern night, and froze anything it touched. She had lost two fingers to his wounding,and had hoped that would be enough to pay for the blood.
Apparently not.___

2011-10-31 21:42:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

(G+ or my computer ate my status update the first time. ~shakes fist~)

I'm back from World Fantasy Convention. My desk is piled with business cards, to-do lists, contact reminders, receipts and books. So many books. It was brilliant and horrible, intense, affirming, emotionally-draining, beautiful, exhausting, refreshing, and, as usual, way too short.

As anyone who brushed up against the stalking/harassment issues* knows, there was plenty of bad. This is, unfortunately, probable in any situation where so many people are gathered together. It isn't the first time, but it might be the most visible in recent history. I want to thank everyone who spoke up, stood by those of us who were affected, and made it possible to have a satisfactory resolution. My sympathy to those who were affected directly, because just solving the problem doesn't remove the ripples of the event... more »

(G+ or my computer ate my status update the first time. ~shakes fist~)

I'm back from World Fantasy Convention. My desk is piled with business cards, to-do lists, contact reminders, receipts and books. So many books. It was brilliant and horrible, intense, affirming, emotionally-draining, beautiful, exhausting, refreshing, and, as usual, way too short.

As anyone who brushed up against the stalking/harassment issues* knows, there was plenty of bad. This is, unfortunately, probable in any situation where so many people are gathered together. It isn't the first time, but it might be the most visible in recent history. I want to thank everyone who spoke up, stood by those of us who were affected, and made it possible to have a satisfactory resolution. My sympathy to those who were affected directly, because just solving the problem doesn't remove the ripples of the event itself.

However, the bad has led to a great amount of good. From the women who got angry and said 'Enough!', to the core of men who were willing to step up and support us, the community rallied to get this asshole removed from the convention for good. It is a good first step. Now, I hope, I have the tools in my hands to take the next step.

I have to admit that this is reaffirming my faith, a lot. Heading into WFC, I was burned out and considering removing myself from a lot of my involvement. Cons this year haven't been wonderful: food poisoning at World Horror; personal harassment at BayCon; sickness and issues at WorldCon; other issues surrounding WFC. It adds up after a while.

So, thank you, everyone who took a stand this weekend. We need more like you. And thank you, all you amazing people who brought me chocolate.

See you next year.

*There will be an in-depth blog-post soon, hopefully today, about this issue.___

2011-12-22 21:44:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I have a pretty low tolerance for political rhetoric, none at all for hate speech of any stripe, and a somewhat knee-jerk reaction to conspiracy theories, thanks to the family I saw most when growing up. (My last interaction with that family was when I disowned them after a weekend of white supremacy and political conspiracy ranting, misogyny, downright abuse by a cousin. If that tells you anything.)

Unfortunately, this means my grasp of recent history and political trends is not as strong as it should be. I simply cannot divorce myself from years of looking at it wrong. Frustrating, and something I firmly acknowledge as a weakness.

However, I've recently been spending a lot of time talking to a friend who does have a good grasp of all these things, and has, in fact, studied it at length. No, he isn't a politician or a professor, 'just' an old anti-terrorist agent and... more »

I have a pretty low tolerance for political rhetoric, none at all for hate speech of any stripe, and a somewhat knee-jerk reaction to conspiracy theories, thanks to the family I saw most when growing up. (My last interaction with that family was when I disowned them after a weekend of white supremacy and political conspiracy ranting, misogyny, downright abuse by a cousin. If that tells you anything.)

Unfortunately, this means my grasp of recent history and political trends is not as strong as it should be. I simply cannot divorce myself from years of looking at it wrong. Frustrating, and something I firmly acknowledge as a weakness.

However, I've recently been spending a lot of time talking to a friend who does have a good grasp of all these things, and has, in fact, studied it at length. No, he isn't a politician or a professor, 'just' an old anti-terrorist agent and born and bred Southerner.

Because I refuse to post about political things much, all I can say is: some long-held assumptions are being challenged, and my already-jaded view of the basic intelligence and decency of people--given the chance--is about to hit the negative scale.

Happy holidays. I'm going to be reading history books, it looks like.___

2011-12-28 00:11:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'll probably be offline on New Year's day, so I've been working on the list of things I need/want//have to accomplish this next year. I'm terrified and excited and hopeful. This might be the best year ever, if I can remember to keep moving forward and not let insecurities and fear get to me.

Partial list:

Write a No-Tolerance Anti-Harassment Policy for WFC: a specific version for 2012, and, hopefully, get it added to the official documents for perpetuity.

Launch the Grievance Committee to handle harassment in the SF world.

Expand the coverage, prestige and knowledge of the Nebula Awards. There are secret plans afoot here that are quite exciting.

Write a military spec-fic, conspiracy-theory, paranormal, apocalyptic science-fiction madhouse of a novel.

Finish the madhouse fantasy novel.

Launch a west-coast branch... more »

I'll probably be offline on New Year's day, so I've been working on the list of things I need/want//have to accomplish this next year. I'm terrified and excited and hopeful. This might be the best year ever, if I can remember to keep moving forward and not let insecurities and fear get to me.

Partial list:

Write a No-Tolerance Anti-Harassment Policy for WFC: a specific version for 2012, and, hopefully, get it added to the official documents for perpetuity.

Launch the Grievance Committee to handle harassment in the SF world.

Expand the coverage, prestige and knowledge of the Nebula Awards. There are secret plans afoot here that are quite exciting.

Write a military spec-fic, conspiracy-theory, paranormal, apocalyptic science-fiction madhouse of a novel.

Finish the madhouse fantasy novel.

Launch a west-coast branch of Single Cell.

Expand my own PR business.

Found a new, genre-and-media-inclusive convention. (I know, I know. I'm insane.)

Record a follow-up Sword and Sorcery mini-series for SF Signal.

Get 2 horses trained.

Learn Photoshop and InDesign; blacksmithing and a new language.

And the list continues. Like I said: insane, beautiful, busy year.___

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2011-10-20 21:36:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Crap. The old itch is itchy again. I seem to recall swearing off this stuff after the last injury... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eventing

Crap. The old itch is itchy again. I seem to recall swearing off this stuff after the last injury... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eventing___

2011-11-10 07:47:49 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Being bored occasionally leads to questions like 'If you could only save 5 books from your shelf, (due to apocalyptic disaster of some sort), knowing those might be the only 5 books you see for the rest of your life, what would you keep?'

The discussion has been amazing! There is far less overlap than I expected. Bradbury and Gaiman are favorites, religious books, genre mainstays and classics share about equal space, and even practical books are getting saved. Boneshaker to the Bible to a cookbook.

But the common sentiment I'm hearing: "I don't know how I'd choose! I'd pine for the ones I left behind!"

Books are lumps of cheap paper with words on, yet we develop relationships with them, in many ways. There are books that I know so well I don't even need to read them any more, merely the act of holding them is comforting. Millions of them... more »

Being bored occasionally leads to questions like 'If you could only save 5 books from your shelf, (due to apocalyptic disaster of some sort), knowing those might be the only 5 books you see for the rest of your life, what would you keep?'

The discussion has been amazing! There is far less overlap than I expected. Bradbury and Gaiman are favorites, religious books, genre mainstays and classics share about equal space, and even practical books are getting saved. Boneshaker to the Bible to a cookbook.

But the common sentiment I'm hearing: "I don't know how I'd choose! I'd pine for the ones I left behind!"

Books are lumps of cheap paper with words on, yet we develop relationships with them, in many ways. There are books that I know so well I don't even need to read them any more, merely the act of holding them is comforting. Millions of them are pulped every year, but we can't decide what ones we could live without.

Fascinating, isn't it?

(What are YOUR five? Technological advantages not allowed.)___

2012-01-17 01:02:35 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hey guys: I'm not interested in games of any sort, so please do not include me in your mailing lists and notifications.

Hey guys: I'm not interested in games of any sort, so please do not include me in your mailing lists and notifications.___

2011-12-09 22:03:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Absolutely essential stuff. Whether you like it or not, the social media age is here.

Steps of Social Media Fail:

This morning I read an article on writing that I thought was very insightful, on a group publisher-run blog. I generally share writing articles over on Twitter, so I looked for a way to share it in this way.

1. There was no Twitter share button on the post. Or any other social media share button.

2. There was no information anywhere on the page as to the group blog's twitter handle, the author of the article's twitter handle, or the publisher's twitter handle so I could easily go over and RT (or in any way let any relevant person know I was sharing).

3. I searched for the author's name over on Twitter. Found somebody else, but no writer.

4. I searched for the author's website on Google. Lucky for me I didn't just type in his name dot com, because the website name has nothing to do with his name.

5. I looked through the busy front page of the website, trying to find anything about Twitter. I failed.

6. I decided to try the Contact page. On my screen, all I could see was a contact form.

7. Happily, upon scrolling down, I found the Twitter feed, clicked on it, and was able to RT about this cool article I'd found.

Lessons Learned:

Please please please make it easy to share your content. Please make it easy for me to connect to you on my social media platform of choice. Please make it easy for me to help you.___Absolutely essential stuff. Whether you like it or not, the social media age is here.

2011-12-12 03:10:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Bought berries, samosas and a masdevallia orchid at the farmer's market; nommed ramen soup and matcha at a noodle shop, chased with honey milk tea and cheesecake; browsed a bead store, a tea store and window-shopped a dozen other restaurants. It's good to be back in California.

Bought berries, samosas and a masdevallia orchid at the farmer's market; nommed ramen soup and matcha at a noodle shop, chased with honey milk tea and cheesecake; browsed a bead store, a tea store and window-shopped a dozen other restaurants. It's good to be back in California.___

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2012-08-23 22:13:57 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

We're only a couple hours in, and already pushing toward $1500. If we make that mark in the next couple of hours, Shanna and I will record the first backer update tonight!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shannagermain/geek-love-an-anthology-of-full-frontal-nerdity?ref=live

We're only a couple hours in, and already pushing toward $1500. If we make that mark in the next couple of hours, Shanna and I will record the first backer update tonight!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shannagermain/geek-love-an-anthology-of-full-frontal-nerdity?ref=live___

2012-01-23 21:43:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is there a simple way to block ALL G+ game invitations? I know it's a small annoyance in the grand scheme of things, but it will make me happier. I don't want to end up with a FB-like stream of invites, messages and crap from people I don't even have in my circles.

Is there a simple way to block ALL G+ game invitations? I know it's a small annoyance in the grand scheme of things, but it will make me happier. I don't want to end up with a FB-like stream of invites, messages and crap from people I don't even have in my circles.___

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2011-10-18 04:43:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Very cool concept art!

via: artkoo.net___Very cool concept art!

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2011-11-08 19:42:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My review time is non-existent, so spreading the word where I can. Matt Staggs does good stuff. Check this, (and his other projects) out, yes? Yes.

Hey folks, if you're a litblogger/book reviewer type and are willing to entertain - no obligation to review - pitches from indie authors, self-pubs, small presses and various other nontraditional sources, sign up for Bookshot.___My review time is non-existent, so spreading the word where I can. Matt Staggs does good stuff. Check this, (and his other projects) out, yes? Yes.

2011-10-23 03:11:42 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I'm watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen while reading Jane Lindskold. I apologize for destroying the space-time continuum...Geezus this is a horrible movie.

I'm watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen while reading Jane Lindskold. I apologize for destroying the space-time continuum...Geezus this is a horrible movie.___

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2011-10-24 02:36:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"An Akhal-Teke stallion with three Teke warriors and two heavy felt coats aboard and wounded by a saber escaped the pursuit of Cossacks over shifting sands and reached Merv (500 km away)."

"An Akhal-Teke stallion with three Teke warriors and two heavy felt coats aboard and wounded by a saber escaped the pursuit of Cossacks over shifting sands and reached Merv (500 km away)."___

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2012-01-26 03:19:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The next round of Sword and Sorcery podcasts for SFSignal are filling up with some great guests.

Confirmed editors: Lou Anders (Pyr), Erik Mona and James Sutter (Paizo), Scott Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Confirmed authors and artists: Violette Malan, Saladin Ahmed, Erin Hoffman, Ari Marmell, Jon Sprunk, Doug Hulick and artist John Picacio.

There are a couple people I'm waiting to hear back from, but the response so far has been 100%, so I should have a few more to add to the list soon.

Recording starts February 21, and we'll be running it in three episodes. If anyone has questions about the genre that they'd like to ask, send away, and I'll try and get them asked.

(If you want to hear the first round, you can find it here:

The next round of Sword and Sorcery podcasts for SFSignal are filling up with some great guests.

Confirmed editors: Lou Anders (Pyr), Erik Mona and James Sutter (Paizo), Scott Andrews (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Confirmed authors and artists: Violette Malan, Saladin Ahmed, Erin Hoffman, Ari Marmell, Jon Sprunk, Doug Hulick and artist John Picacio.

There are a couple people I'm waiting to hear back from, but the response so far has been 100%, so I should have a few more to add to the list soon.

Recording starts February 21, and we'll be running it in three episodes. If anyone has questions about the genre that they'd like to ask, send away, and I'll try and get them asked.

(If you want to hear the first round, you can find it here:___

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2012-05-14 21:13:49 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I thoroughly hate keeping secrets about projects I'm excited about, so it is with great glee that I announce the next anthology project I'm involved in: Geek Love: An Anthology of Full-Frontal Nerdity.

+Shanna Germain and Janine Ashbless will be heading up the editing, Lee Moyer and +Galen Dara will be directing art and layout, +Adam Israel is the webmaster, and I'm detail-wrangler and publicist.

Seriously gleeful about this entire thing, and so happy to finally announce it.

I thoroughly hate keeping secrets about projects I'm excited about, so it is with great glee that I announce the next anthology project I'm involved in: Geek Love: An Anthology of Full-Frontal Nerdity.

+Shanna Germain and Janine Ashbless will be heading up the editing, Lee Moyer and +Galen Dara will be directing art and layout, +Adam Israel is the webmaster, and I'm detail-wrangler and publicist.

Seriously gleeful about this entire thing, and so happy to finally announce it.___

2011-11-04 23:49:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

For some reason, winter is my season. Autumn is good, too, because it is leading up to the best of seasons, but from December to about April, I'm a happy dragon. My desktop images tend to be of cold, quiet scenes. I write obsessively, eschew contact with people as much as possible, eat very little and read voraciously. My ADHD calms down, I'm less touchy, I can actually sleep and exercise regularly. And yes, I get depressed during the summer.

Winter is coming. Hallelujah.

For some reason, winter is my season. Autumn is good, too, because it is leading up to the best of seasons, but from December to about April, I'm a happy dragon. My desktop images tend to be of cold, quiet scenes. I write obsessively, eschew contact with people as much as possible, eat very little and read voraciously. My ADHD calms down, I'm less touchy, I can actually sleep and exercise regularly. And yes, I get depressed during the summer.

Winter is coming. Hallelujah.___

2011-10-26 14:40:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I've had multiple head injuries, the most memorable being a car wreck in kindergarten, and being kicked in the forehead by a horse when I was 15. I have always had some headaches, but migraines run in the family, so I didn't think about it. But they've been getting worse this last year. I figured the 2 in one week was stress-related, but then I had 2 short, sharp headaches last night, and this morning, I look like I slammed my head into a wall.

Might be time to see a doctor and make sure there's nothing going on. (Of course, this was perfect timing to find the study saying 'people with head trauma are very likely to die within 13 years of receiving this trauma!' I have a convention to go to, and refuse to find out how correct this study is.)

I've had multiple head injuries, the most memorable being a car wreck in kindergarten, and being kicked in the forehead by a horse when I was 15. I have always had some headaches, but migraines run in the family, so I didn't think about it. But they've been getting worse this last year. I figured the 2 in one week was stress-related, but then I had 2 short, sharp headaches last night, and this morning, I look like I slammed my head into a wall.

Might be time to see a doctor and make sure there's nothing going on. (Of course, this was perfect timing to find the study saying 'people with head trauma are very likely to die within 13 years of receiving this trauma!' I have a convention to go to, and refuse to find out how correct this study is.)___

2011-10-20 20:53:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Today's open browser tabs already include 'jump sire lines' (horses), local agents (for possible internships), articles on Amazon's new imprint, polyamory debates, oreo cookie-barcodes, and hell houses.

Speculative life is fun.

Today's open browser tabs already include 'jump sire lines' (horses), local agents (for possible internships), articles on Amazon's new imprint, polyamory debates, oreo cookie-barcodes, and hell houses.

Speculative life is fun.___

2011-12-13 01:47:46 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Ahhhh! RigorAmortis is #10 on the Barnes and Noble Best Zombie Fiction of 2011 list!!!

Ahhhh! RigorAmortis is #10 on the Barnes and Noble Best Zombie Fiction of 2011 list!!!___

2011-12-13 11:24:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Made it out to a club for the first time on the west coast. Oh, the happiness. Great friends, good atmosphere, lovely new people, a lot of delicious gothy eye-candy and decent music.

In slightly related discovery: I've lost a great deal of muscle mass since I stopped working retail (the guys made me do the heavy work because I was stronger!), and I'm actually happier with my body than I have been in some time. Of course, given that about half the kids at the club could have hidden behind a pencil, we'll see how long this lasts.

Made it out to a club for the first time on the west coast. Oh, the happiness. Great friends, good atmosphere, lovely new people, a lot of delicious gothy eye-candy and decent music.

In slightly related discovery: I've lost a great deal of muscle mass since I stopped working retail (the guys made me do the heavy work because I was stronger!), and I'm actually happier with my body than I have been in some time. Of course, given that about half the kids at the club could have hidden behind a pencil, we'll see how long this lasts.___

2011-12-29 04:43:55 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Tchaikovsky's SLAVIC MARCH, how I love thee. Not my favorite classical piece ever (hello, Rachmaninov and Beethoven), but on the top 10.

What is your favorite specific piece of classical music?

Tchaikovsky's SLAVIC MARCH, how I love thee. Not my favorite classical piece ever (hello, Rachmaninov and Beethoven), but on the top 10.

What is your favorite specific piece of classical music?___

2011-12-28 07:58:13 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Building a page for Rigor Amortis as a bit of an experiment. Feel free to chime in, add links, etc!

Building a page for Rigor Amortis as a bit of an experiment. Feel free to chime in, add links, etc!___

2011-12-11 06:51:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I have found an archive of traditional Iranian recipes. If I use veggie meat instead of regular, this is damn near my ideal diet. Plus, the house smells GREAT.

And I got a whole review written!

I have found an archive of traditional Iranian recipes. If I use veggie meat instead of regular, this is damn near my ideal diet. Plus, the house smells GREAT.

And I got a whole review written!___

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2011-10-21 20:33:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Some of these would be exquisite book covers. Also? +viktor skurko finds the most beautiful stuff.

via: territa.ru/photo/804___Some of these would be exquisite book covers. Also? +viktor skurko finds the most beautiful stuff.

2011-11-29 08:06:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I am returned from the desert. I've bounced between 190 feet BELOW sea level to 8000 feet ABOVE sea level so many times I'm not even sure where I stand. Everything is quite dusty, my spine has been jounced to pieces on 4x4 roads, a short-term familial cold war has been (temporarily) laid to rest, and I have LOADS of work to catch up on.

Been a wonderful, amazing, head-clearing vacation, in other words. Pictures and thoughts to come later.

I am returned from the desert. I've bounced between 190 feet BELOW sea level to 8000 feet ABOVE sea level so many times I'm not even sure where I stand. Everything is quite dusty, my spine has been jounced to pieces on 4x4 roads, a short-term familial cold war has been (temporarily) laid to rest, and I have LOADS of work to catch up on.

Been a wonderful, amazing, head-clearing vacation, in other words. Pictures and thoughts to come later.___

2011-12-11 03:08:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm working on an email to +John Anealio and +Patrick Hester to let them know what reviews I should have soon, because I've been lax about writing them up.

Apparently I've been reading. A LOT. How much?

Saintcrow's The Hedgewitch Queen and the first 2 Strange Angels books. Tchaikovsky's Empire in Black and Gold. Enge's Blood of Ambrose. Gustainis' Hard Spell. Newton's City of Ruin. Goodman's Eona. 3 Pratchett books. de Lint's The Mystery of Grace. Flwelling's The Bone Doll series. Hurley's Infidel. Jacobs' Southern Gods. Kadrey's Butcher Bird. SFWA's European Hall of Fame anthology. And a bunch of stuff I sent back with my mom a few weeks ago and therefore don't recall, but is about 6 more books.

All within the last 6 weeks or so. In other words...dear gods, I'm behind on reviews. And I STILL feel guilty for... more »

I'm working on an email to +John Anealio and +Patrick Hester to let them know what reviews I should have soon, because I've been lax about writing them up.

Apparently I've been reading. A LOT. How much?

Saintcrow's The Hedgewitch Queen and the first 2 Strange Angels books. Tchaikovsky's Empire in Black and Gold. Enge's Blood of Ambrose. Gustainis' Hard Spell. Newton's City of Ruin. Goodman's Eona. 3 Pratchett books. de Lint's The Mystery of Grace. Flwelling's The Bone Doll series. Hurley's Infidel. Jacobs' Southern Gods. Kadrey's Butcher Bird. SFWA's European Hall of Fame anthology. And a bunch of stuff I sent back with my mom a few weeks ago and therefore don't recall, but is about 6 more books.

All within the last 6 weeks or so. In other words...dear gods, I'm behind on reviews. And I STILL feel guilty for not reading enough?!___

2011-10-25 23:42:15 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Chocolate, tea and Triscuits is a balanced diet, right? I'm apparently trying to get my system used to half-rations and crappy food ahead of time. (I'm horrible about eating at cons. I'll usually just skip meals until I start getting light-headed.)

Chocolate, tea and Triscuits is a balanced diet, right? I'm apparently trying to get my system used to half-rations and crappy food ahead of time. (I'm horrible about eating at cons. I'll usually just skip meals until I start getting light-headed.)___

2011-11-04 00:40:29 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Since I worked my ass off on Halloween AND my birthday, I'm not taking one day off to celebrate. I'm taking my evenings to read on the couch. It's raining today, so there is a pot of All The Deliciousness potato soup on the stove, and I'm hustling my way through today's work in anticipation of a thoroughly lovely evening. Universe, I will DESTROY you if you interfere again.

Since I worked my ass off on Halloween AND my birthday, I'm not taking one day off to celebrate. I'm taking my evenings to read on the couch. It's raining today, so there is a pot of All The Deliciousness potato soup on the stove, and I'm hustling my way through today's work in anticipation of a thoroughly lovely evening. Universe, I will DESTROY you if you interfere again.___

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2011-10-19 20:37:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Artist John Picacio linked to this gallery on Twitter this afternoon. Absolutely beautiful, creepy work. Can't imagine how much more powerful they would be, in person.

Artist John Picacio linked to this gallery on Twitter this afternoon. Absolutely beautiful, creepy work. Can't imagine how much more powerful they would be, in person.___

2012-09-24 22:53:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Crowdsourcing The Excellence: a call for ideas to make life that much better.

Dear internets: my next Booklife Now post is on the need for professionalism, positivity and courage. On Friday, I'd like to post a follow-up with crowd-sourced ideas for enriching and improving a professional life. 
 
The idea sprang from Jeff and Ann VanderMeer's FogCon Booklife Breakfast, where they discussed ways to keep the well from going dry, and Monte Cook's Month of Positivity. It's been a stressful year for most of us, and there's a lot to be negative about. It also sets up the perfect starting place to make life more excellent, more beautiful and more positive. 
 
What are your tricks for resolving negativity? For preserving your sanity in a hard work environment? What helps clear your head and jumpstart your creativity? How do you challenge yourself? What'syou... more »

Crowdsourcing The Excellence: a call for ideas to make life that much better.

Dear internets: my next Booklife Now post is on the need for professionalism, positivity and courage. On Friday, I'd like to post a follow-up with crowd-sourced ideas for enriching and improving a professional life. 
 
The idea sprang from Jeff and Ann VanderMeer's FogCon Booklife Breakfast, where they discussed ways to keep the well from going dry, and Monte Cook's Month of Positivity. It's been a stressful year for most of us, and there's a lot to be negative about. It also sets up the perfect starting place to make life more excellent, more beautiful and more positive. 
 
What are your tricks for resolving negativity? For preserving your sanity in a hard work environment? What helps clear your head and jumpstart your creativity? How do you challenge yourself? What's your plan to make everything around you just a little more excellent? 
 
The books, movies and music we love are not just created by writers, but by a huge team of people in all sorts of jobs. We all have a voice in where the genre goes. I would like to hear that voice. I want to hear from artists, readers, techs, publishers, editors, readers...well, basically, everyone who lives in the genre community. 
 
I will assemble the post Thursday afternoon. I can't promise that I'll use all of the suggestions, but I will credit them to you (unless you specify anonymity!). Please feel free to share this far and wide, but please tag me when you post it so that I can see the responses. ___

2012-02-22 22:30:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is just damn cool.

This is just damn cool.___

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2012-08-23 22:14:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Distantly my tribe, but as Lily says, this shouldn't just be their cause. Sacred land should never be up for sale. 

They're not my tribe, but the cause can be anyone's. Help the Lakota Sioux save Pe' Sla. http://www.indiegogo.com/PeSla-LakotaHeartland___Distantly my tribe, but as Lily says, this shouldn't just be their cause. Sacred land should never be up for sale. 

2011-12-05 22:11:05 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Story prompt: "I found the cure for cancer three days after she moved into the final stages. The day she died, they announced free treatment for anyone affected."

The last person who died in Auschwitz, the last victims of Spanish Influenza or smallpox, 5 minutes too late to prevent the massacre, the only person to not catch a bullet because you were out taking a piss...I find survivor's guilt to be an interesting and complex thing anyways, but I wonder how much worse it would be if you were a day late to save the person you loved. You would be saving countless millions of people from a horrible death, but you would have been just too slow for yourself.

What would that do to the human heart? To a brilliant mind? (I also wonder what would happen if someone ELSE discovered it. Both sides of the coin are interesting.)

Story prompt: "I found the cure for cancer three days after she moved into the final stages. The day she died, they announced free treatment for anyone affected."

The last person who died in Auschwitz, the last victims of Spanish Influenza or smallpox, 5 minutes too late to prevent the massacre, the only person to not catch a bullet because you were out taking a piss...I find survivor's guilt to be an interesting and complex thing anyways, but I wonder how much worse it would be if you were a day late to save the person you loved. You would be saving countless millions of people from a horrible death, but you would have been just too slow for yourself.

What would that do to the human heart? To a brilliant mind? (I also wonder what would happen if someone ELSE discovered it. Both sides of the coin are interesting.)___

2011-11-01 00:19:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I've decided that this is a good evening for tricks. The little bastards knock at my door, they'll be tricked, all right. They are practically asking to be shaken down for candy.

I've decided that this is a good evening for tricks. The little bastards knock at my door, they'll be tricked, all right. They are practically asking to be shaken down for candy.___

2011-10-21 07:04:09 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Unexpected-But-Awesome thing for the night: wandering back to Twitter just in time to see an author trying to figure out how the size of a woman's breasts would affect archery. Given that this is right up my alley, I ended up discussing the particular challenges and adjustments for several minutes. It makes me happy to see someone thinking in that much detail about their stories, and taking the time to learn.

The downside is that I will now be writing a blog about large breasts in heroics, and I REALLY want to get my bow out of storage and get back to shooting.

Unexpected-But-Awesome thing for the night: wandering back to Twitter just in time to see an author trying to figure out how the size of a woman's breasts would affect archery. Given that this is right up my alley, I ended up discussing the particular challenges and adjustments for several minutes. It makes me happy to see someone thinking in that much detail about their stories, and taking the time to learn.

The downside is that I will now be writing a blog about large breasts in heroics, and I REALLY want to get my bow out of storage and get back to shooting.___

2011-12-03 03:07:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It is really, really humbling when you send an email to the wrong person...when it is business. ~wince~

It is really, really humbling when you send an email to the wrong person...when it is business. ~wince~___

2012-01-11 03:29:00 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm craving a new tattoo like a junky craves his next fix. In an attempt to stave this off,, I want to hear about YOUR tattoos! What do you have? What do you want? Who does your art?

I'm craving a new tattoo like a junky craves his next fix. In an attempt to stave this off,, I want to hear about YOUR tattoos! What do you have? What do you want? Who does your art?___

2011-11-20 05:59:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'm sure I have SOME friends I could hang out with for an entire day where the conversation wouldn't turn into a raging string of innuendo...

Someone.

Maybe if everyone had their mouths taped? And their hands tied?

I'm sure I have SOME friends I could hang out with for an entire day where the conversation wouldn't turn into a raging string of innuendo...

Someone.

Maybe if everyone had their mouths taped? And their hands tied?___

2011-12-15 02:03:32 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My latest Inkpunks post, on SF awards and the basics of understanding and navigating them as a reader, writer or other industry professional.

My latest Inkpunks post, on SF awards and the basics of understanding and navigating them as a reader, writer or other industry professional.___

2012-03-28 06:39:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I downloaded IVANHOE onto my e-reader, started re-reading it...closed it out, and went to get the much-loved green and gold leather edition. There are some books that must, MUST be read in the flesh.

Problematically, this is also bringing back my slight obsession with the Aquitaine family. And Eleanor. Oh, dear. This is a rabbit hole I never escape easily.

I downloaded IVANHOE onto my e-reader, started re-reading it...closed it out, and went to get the much-loved green and gold leather edition. There are some books that must, MUST be read in the flesh.

Problematically, this is also bringing back my slight obsession with the Aquitaine family. And Eleanor. Oh, dear. This is a rabbit hole I never escape easily.___

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2011-10-20 00:13:01 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Every convention I've been to has had at least one moment where I feel the need to put myself in the company of a group of allies to protect myself. I've had open harassment in front of other people, and heard way too many stories from other people.

This isn't a 'this doesn't apply to me', 'I've never had an issue', 'this is just reactionary', etc. While I am firmly of the opinion that women need to know how to protect themselves, I would like to see the message in the post become a common, enthusiastically-supported phrase: "Real consent is enthusiastic."

No means no. It doesn't mean try harder, it doesn't mean 'she's an uptight bitch', it means 'stop trying and leave her in peace'.

(I strongly suggest reading the links at the bottom of the post, as well. It sheds very valuable light on a... more »

Every convention I've been to has had at least one moment where I feel the need to put myself in the company of a group of allies to protect myself. I've had open harassment in front of other people, and heard way too many stories from other people.

This isn't a 'this doesn't apply to me', 'I've never had an issue', 'this is just reactionary', etc. While I am firmly of the opinion that women need to know how to protect themselves, I would like to see the message in the post become a common, enthusiastically-supported phrase: "Real consent is enthusiastic."

No means no. It doesn't mean try harder, it doesn't mean 'she's an uptight bitch', it means 'stop trying and leave her in peace'.

(I strongly suggest reading the links at the bottom of the post, as well. It sheds very valuable light on a major issue.)___

2011-11-08 00:35:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Halloween eye-candy for fans of the dark and bizarre. This is beautiful, and totally NSFW.

Halloween eye-candy for fans of the dark and bizarre. This is beautiful, and totally NSFW.___

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This is fantastic. The Mongolian horses were, indeed, tiny, as were most Asian horses. But, as history (and this video) shows, it didn't slow them down much!

This is fantastic. The Mongolian horses were, indeed, tiny, as were most Asian horses. But, as history (and this video) shows, it didn't slow them down much!___

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