Spellbound by Blake Charlton My rating: 3 of 5 stars Spellbound it the second book in Blake Charlton's trilogy, following Spellwright. It continues the story of cacographic wizard Nicodemus Weal as he struggles to defeat the demon that has taken a part of Nico and stored it in an emerald. The demon plans to use … Continue reading Friday Review: Spellbound (Spellwright #2) by Blake Charlton
Some beautiful photos from The Guardian. The first one is stunning: Guardian Photos Remember the video I posted last week of Miss Piggy getting a bit distracted by Nathan Fillion? There are two more, and it seems that little flirtation got a bit escalated: Kermit Oh, Nathan! We know that Benedict Cumberbach is awesome. No, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Pretty Pictures, More Fillion and Muppets, Cumberbatch Does Smaug, and Halloween Craftiness
Well, I have been sitting here for a few minutes, trying to figure out something to say. Now, that's a comment on my life, isn't it? These Monday posts are supposed to be general updates, stuff that's happening, and random ramblings on the world and life in general. And I can't come up with anything. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Life? What Life?
A stone monolith, which may be 10,000 years old, has been discovered underwater in the Sicillian Channel: Monolith Dmitry Pisanko took publicly available footage from the ISS and made this rather lovely time lapse video of the Earth from space: Earth Video We were all devastated by the announced break-up of Kermit the Frog and … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Monolith Found Underwater, Time Lapse Earth Video, Miss Piggy Gets Distracted, and Dr. Who Season 9 Trailer
There seems to be a rash of irritableness running through the whole internet lately. I'm seeing it everywhere I participate: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and so on. It seems every day, there are more cranky postings. Is it the weather? Something in the water? Alien overlords messing with our emotional state? I don't know. I see … Continue reading Monday Musings: Why Is Everyone So Cranky Lately?
If you have not read Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig, you should. Atlanta Burns.
Slingers by Matt Wallace My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a quick reading short introduction to the Slingers series. It introduces the world of to-the-death "games" that have become a cult-like obsession on this rather desolate Earth and the city that orbits above. With a book as short as this (about 54 pages), … Continue reading Friday Review: Slingers, Volume 1 by Matt Wallace
This is kind of long, and detailed, but I thought it was fascinating, especially for a writer. If you want to write an apocalyptic final days set in the US, this might come in handy: If the US Declared War on Itself Even Loki should know better: Loki Argues with Kids Some are better than … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: If the US Declared War on Itself, Loki Argues with Kids, Avengers in Their Spare Time, and EM Drive Possible?
We live in what is definitely a suburban area. It has grown a lot since we moved up here. More houses, more traffic, more airplanes to and from the airport. With all of that, I sometimes forget that we also have a lot of wildlife around us, as well. Yes, we have birds, both the … Continue reading Monday Musings: Wildlife, Writing Life, and My Chili Dog
Amazing video of the beauty of powerful storm clouds: Storm Clouds Those huge stone heads on Easter Island have bodies, too: Easter Island Statues Are we really alone out there? If not, where are all the aliens? This article takes a look at some of the possible explanations: Alien Life? Twenty Pieces of Advice from … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Storm Clouds, Easter Island Bodies, Where Are the Aliens, and Life Advice from Over Sixty