Category Archives: Drollery

Humor and nonsense, usually involving Space Princesses

Would You Like a Slice of Cheesecake?

Allow me to present some pictures of the lovely Donna Reed, to which a reader brought my attention:

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An Imaginary Noah Film from 1950

Many criticisms can be leveled against Aronofsky’s recent antibilical film, NOAH. One which I thought at first was unfair was those who said God was absent from the film. I thought the criticism absurd. While He is not called ‘God’, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.” — Anatole France It also forbids rich and poor alike to bribe politicians, commit securities fraud, … Continue reading

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Paleophobia and Futurophilia

I came across this quote by Robert Heinlein, the Dean of Science Fiction. “The future is better than the past. Despite the crepehangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes … Continue reading

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Mystery Men Role Playing Game: The Wrath of Pops Racecar!

To dispel any notion that in my free time between writing novels, I do anything becoming to a man my age, like reading Papal encyclicals, or translating Aristotle, or even ice fishing, I’d like to make it clear I have … Continue reading

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Mystery Men Role Playing Game: When Strikes the Super President!

To dispel any notion that I could become your next world leader, or even Beadle of Brampton, I’d like to share a private part of my life with you: I play role playing games. I believe this disqualifies me under … Continue reading

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Mystery Men Role Playing Game: Behold A Santa!

Lest there be some readers who think I am too fine to play something geekerific like role playing games, I’d like to share a private part of my life with you. This is a game called Mystery Men, based loosely … Continue reading

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Mystery Men Role Playing Game: Intro

Just so that my readers do not think I have a real life, I’d like to share a private part of my meager existence with you. I am currently playing in a game called Mystery Men, based loosely on the … Continue reading

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THE HOBBIT: The Desolation of Tolkien

I loved the first Hobbit movie and hated, hated, hated the second. It was stupid on every level of stupidity. It is rightly to be called THE DESOLATION OF TOLKIEN. Before swan-diving into the sewer of total stupidity that is … Continue reading

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Progress Report

In my youth, I used to wonder why authors could not write books as fast as I read them. After all (so I thought at age ten) it surely does not take that long to make things up? I write … Continue reading

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Please Read the Matt Walsh Blog

http://themattwalshblog.com/ And read it every day. The man is pure brilliance. For example: The Argument for Obama’s $10.10 Minimum Wage Hike, Explained in Dialogue Form: Worker: “Hi, I’d like to work for you.” Employer: “Sorry, the government says we have … Continue reading

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Christmastide

Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No … Continue reading

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Casting Game for HERMETIC MILLENNIA

My Book, the Movie, asked me to cast the movie version of THE HERMETIC MILLENNIA. http://mybookthemovie.blogspot.com/2013/12/john-c-wrights-hermetic-millennia.html Here below are my choices for the casting of the characters in The Hermetic Millennia. Unfortunately, the cast list is rather long, so we … Continue reading

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Cover Art for THE CONCUBINE VECTOR ??

The Tor Art Department has not yet decided on a cover for my next book, CONCUBINE VECTOR, which, to be frank, I have not finished or sent to them yet. But I was able to find an artist’s conception of … Continue reading

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Cover Art and Synopsis of JUDGE OF AGES

Here is the cover to JUDGE OF AGES.

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Just in case you are Wondering

What I look and sound like, here is an interview by Buzzy Magazine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVzvJGjvE_Y If, in the course of reading my words here, I sound to your ears of the imagination strident or angry or whatnot, listening to the sort … Continue reading

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Mavors v Atkins and Other Official Fanboy Questions

An unwary reader writes in and asks: Here’s a couple of John C. Wright Official Fanboy Questions that I’ve been wondering about, and since this is a post regarding your actual work (as opposed to other topics, like eschatology, morality … Continue reading

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Walking Through the Valley of Mist

A reader with the avian yet leonine name of Griffin ask this question: I guess I’m curious about how you get from inspiration to actual words on the page… Do you start with an interesting idea and see where it … Continue reading

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A Peek Behind the HERMETIC MILLENNIA

Normally, I do not take up space explaining my books or answering questions about them. They are meant to speak for themselves, or not at all. If there are jests or allusions to other authors in my work, these are … Continue reading

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Beauty Queen Called Beautiful — the Science Fiction Scale

This is a weekend addendum to my weekly Friday post, which concerned the ugly insanity of the political Left and the beauty of the beauty queen Katherine Webb. More than one reader wrote in to say that she was not … Continue reading

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Beauty Queen Called Beautiful — PCists Panic

My mission as a science fiction writer is foredoomed if the creatures in real life continue to behave in a fashion more alien than any three-eyed Martian, more crazy than the ‘Crazy Years’ Heinlein’s future history predicted, more absurd than … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Magicians

Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, when it is traditional to wear masquerade. (The various antics of disguise and mistaken identity in Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT reflect this the theme of the day, hence the name of the play). And … Continue reading

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Sylvester and Beowulf a Note on the Alignment of Dragons

For those of you who did not get enough Christmas at Christmas Day, let me remind you that today, 31 December, is the Sixth Day of Christmas, when it is tradition to give your true love six geese a-laying. It … Continue reading

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Christmastide

Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long: And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad; The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, No … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Cats, and other small guardians of civilization

A reader with the eldritch and unspeakable name of Nostreculsus writes: Although cats are disgusting vermin that must be put down, I must warn against any plan to consume their meat in a stew. It is just too dangerous. Science … Continue reading

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