Friday, August 28, 2009

2012 - Showstopper

It's getting closer and the crazies will from now on only continue to come out of the proverbial woodwork. When Jen and I went to see District 9, we saw the trailer for 2012. The first thing I thought (excluding "whoa, CG erection") was "Damn it to hell, they could have made such an interesting movie instead!" Btw, can you imagine what the streets are going to look like on December 21, 2012? On the plus side, everyone will save money on buying Christmas gifts because, you know, we won't be around.


The latest 2012 site that I managed to stumble upon is called The Institute of Human Community. This is some pretty heavy viral marketing for the Roland Emmerich film 2012, due in theaters soon. It's nifty, but it will probably spawn several "real" websites in the coming months that will endeavor to really do what the IHC proposes. Fun.

Among the fun things you can find on the ICH website include:

  • A survivor lottery (not with Jeff Probst, but come to think of it, Survivor: Armageddon has a cool ring to it)
  • An election to choose the leader of the Post-2012 World (Now you too can be The One)
  • A Subterranean city planned in Antarctica (where we will run into the Old Ones and be eaten)
What will you be doing on 21 December, 2012?

Thursday, August 27, 2009


This is what 10pm brainstorming looks like

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Outer Alliance

Make sure you check out The Outer Alliance, a blog that functions on three levels: education, support, and celebration of LGBT contributions in SF/F writing.

Who can join?

Anyone who supports the community’s positions, beliefs and is committed to engaging in intelligent discussion about LGBT issues in SF/F.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


It's been a long day in front of the laptop. I accidentally started following my own blog. If anyone can tell me how to get rid of myself, I'd be grateful.

Writing And Shamanism

Just finished a university essay on the writer as modern day shaman. Very enjoyable. Pity it was so short. I've grown used to writing longer papers!

Who's your shaman?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Footnotes In Fiction

The book I'm writing has footnotes.

The reason I'm using them is because I've found that it's the best way to convey certain bits of information, whereas if I did it in text it might come across as info dumps. There is another reason, too. The footnotes are a mixture of fact and fiction, and contributes a sense of reality to many of the metaphysical concepts in the books, helping (I feel) to ground it.

How do you feel, as readers, about the combination of the two. I'd be curious to know. It won't stop me using them, though :)