You’re probably aware I started reading John Norman’s Gor books because I wanted to see if they deserved the reputation they’ve gotten. At this point, I just I got through book eight, Hunters of Gor. It took me over a month to read this book, which is not like me. Usually, I breeze through them. So I decided to do a review of it to explain why. Said review has gone live on GoodReads. If you haven’t already checked it out, you can go to my GoodReads page to see a little more about me and my previous reviews.
So what did I think about Hunters of Gor? You’ll just have to read my review to find out. 😉 Click on the cover below to be taken to my review on GoodReads.
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On a whim, I decided to check out what my friends are up to, so I headed on over to S. Evan Townsend’s blog. I noticed that on April 13th, he’d posted about using writing prompts as blog ideas. This particular one focused on his first memory, so I thought I’d share what I believe to be mine.
I was about three. I know this because I was still living in Pennsylvania at the time. I had been enrolled in a preschool there. I don’t exactly remember much about the school itself, but I recall the swing set that rested beside the building. I had been sitting on one of the swings, swinging, and my best friend at the time was swinging next to me. I told her that we were moving.
I don’t remember her response, but I guess it really doesn’t matter. I don’t recall ever seeing her again. In fact, I don’t even remember her name, so if I wanted to try looking her up, I wouldn’t be able to. Still, this memory had a profound impact on my life.
As much as I want to blame the people who raised me for this being the point where things started going wrong for me, I’m not going to. I can’t say for certain that things would have been completely different if we’d stayed, but I might have belonged better there than I did when we moved to Maryland. Even though I started kindergarten with a bunch of kids who didn’t know each other, I think they picked up on the fact that I had come from a different culture, and that caused them to treat me as an outsider.
So, there you have it. The first thing I can distinctly remember. What’s the first memory you have? And how old do you think you were? Feel free to share in the comments!
Our writing group has been trying to do writing exercises every time we meet. It’s been tough to try to get a full story out in about ten minutes, but the prompts have definitely been forcing me to think outside the box. I managed to finish one of the ones I started, so I’ve decided to share it. You can access my newest piece through the Flash Fiction menu under the Free Stuff! or here.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my life and especially how I interact with others. Some people that I’ve known have said, “Don’t worry about the past; it’s behind you.” While I agree with the statement to some degree, most of the things that make me who I am come from that past, especially my childhood. You’re probably wondering what BioShock has to do with any of this. The more I think about it, the more parallels I draw to my growing up, and that’s what I’m going to talk about in this post.
While I absolutely hate doing this, I’m going to throw up a <!!>SPOILER ALERT<!!> since there are things I’m going to be talking about that involve a major theme in the game, and the reasoning behind it isn’t revealed until the end. Read more ›
So I started reading John Norman’s Gor books back in January because I wanted to see if they deserved the reputation they’ve gotten. I got through book seven now, and up to this point, they’ve been pretty average pulp stories in a rather interesting world. Book seven, Captive of Gor broke the mold, and not necessarily in a good way. As a result, I figured I needed to do a review of it. Said review has gone live on GoodReads. If you haven’t already checked it out, you can go to my GoodReads page to see a little more about me and my previous reviews.
What did I think about Captive of Gor? You’ll just have to read my review to find out. 😉 Click on the cover below to be taken to my review on GoodReads.
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I know I’m a little behind the times, but I just saw Rocky for the first time, at least in its entirety, last night. Of course, I’m probably justified in that I wasn’t even born when it first premiered. Oh, I know I could have watched it on TV or rented it, but it never really peaked my interest. Tim decided he’d have none of that, so he added it to our Netflix cue, and sure enough, it popped up.
While I don’t normally do this, the following contains spoilers, so I’m going to throw up a big <!!>SPOILER ALERT<!!> right now. If you’ve already seen the movie (which you probably should have by now), or you just don’t care, you’re fine. If you haven’t, proceed at your own caution.
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Since Deadpool came out while I was at RadCon, Tim and I didn’t see it until about a week later. I’m not as familiar with the character as he is, but I figured I’d give the movie a try. It seemed like something that might interest me.
So what did I think about Deadpool? You’ll just have to click on the image below to find out. 😉
The Central Washington Authors Guild (CWAG) was back again at RadCon 7 in Pasco, WA, so Tim and I, back home now, spent this Presidents’ Day recovering from all the running around. Still, though I doubt they’ll see this, I want to thank everyone who patronized our store. We had some relatively amazing sales and raised some money to allow us to do some bigger and better things down the line.
Where do I start in recapping the weekend? I guess I can talk about the guest of honor: Toby Froud. Read more ›
Stories come in all shapes and sizes, and inspiration can come at any time. When I do creative exercises with my writing friends, I don’t always have enough for, say a novel, but the point is to practice storytelling. It can be hard to learn to tell a tale in a short amount of time, which is I guess why we do it. Then again, it can be a lot of fun, too! You can access my newest piece through the Flash Fiction menu under the Free Stuff! or here.
(I know I actually put this up on Saturday, but I couldn’t figure out what to put in the post. Sorry; it’s been a rough past few days. Our refrigerator died, so we got a new one, but it wouldn’t fit in the space. Everything’s fixed now, but the whole thing has just been one hastle after another.)
I know I’ve been pretty silent since my birthday at the end of the last year. The honest truth is that so much has been going on in my personal life, I haven’t known what to blog about. I haven’t read any really fantastic books or seen any amazing movies, and while I’ve been writing, it’s been coming in dribs and drabs.
So, I thought I’d take a moment and, like the President of the United States, let you know how I’m doing right now. And the answer to that is that the State of the Author could be better. Just when I thought I’d managed to find some stable ground, it’s crumbling beneath me. My social life has gone to just about nil thanks to some things happening around me, and I’m pretty sure that I’m about to lose some of my friends for good. It’s not my fault, and I know that, but that seems to be one of the themes to my life. Read more ›