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Gamer Credentials

Posted October 24, 2014 By John C Wright

In the interests of full disclosure regards the Gamergate scandals, I should mention that the only games I have ever played are, obsessively, the long lost and dolorously lamented City of Heroes; I played DC Universe Online briefly, as an insufficient rebound-substitute for City of Heroes when it folded; Doom and its sequels, and, very […]

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Curse of the Fifty Worlds!

Posted October 3, 2014 By John C Wright

You may have heard the wondrous news that Pluto is once again a planet, eight years after being relegated to the status of dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Plutonians, Rejoice! I commanded the initiation of a worldwide nine-year long feast, festival, festivity and celebration, culminating in the ritual trampling of Tokyo by Godzilla and […]

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An Anecdote

Posted September 10, 2014 By John C Wright

Few things are duller than gamers talking about old games, but I will risk it here, because this anecdote so neatly encapsulates the problem of games with overpowered, or even superpowered characters. Once upon a time, I fell in with a group of role players who worked for West End Games, the company that brings […]

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More on my favorite topic: ME!!!

Posted September 8, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader on Vox Populi passed along a rather nice compliment and a rather tentative speculation. I wanted to boast about the compliment like a vain schoolgirl wearing too much makeup, and then set the speculation to rest: My daughters played basketball and when they were winning they would not shave their legs or wash […]

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Five Current Work Questions

Posted August 29, 2014 By John C Wright

What am I working on? I am working on several projects: A short story for Sci Phi called ‘The Ideal Machine'; my next Count to the Eschaton, tentatively titled THE VINDICATION OF MAN volume is due early next year to Tor; I have agreed to deliver a short story to a possible anthology tentatively titled […]

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A Thought-Experiment in Criticism

Posted August 21, 2014 By John C Wright

Read the following and tell me if there is anything flawed or odd or uncouth about the approach or attitude it portrays? Tomorrow I will be attending GenCon, the biggest table-top gaming convention in the United States. Held in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is four fun-filled days in celebration of the art and hobby of role-playing. […]

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The Official Alphabetical List of Author Success

Posted July 26, 2014 By John C Wright

I hope any reader of mine will also become a reader of Larry Correia. We do not write the same sort of books, but we have the same sort of attitude. He has posted a humorous look at the A-List through Z-List of authors, and what are their identifying marks. Some of this is inside […]

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The Devil’s Dictionary

Posted July 18, 2014 By John C Wright

Vox Day here ponders the odd Eleven Commandments of Progressivism, here propounded by that Moses of the Left, Elizabeth Warren. Allow me to introduce my own translation from Newspeak to English: 1. “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.” Translation: We want the benefits […]

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From the Pen of Sean Davis

Posted July 3, 2014 By John C Wright

This could almost be a haiku representing postmodern nonthought on the topic:   “Get your politics out of my bedroom!” “Not a problem. I’m just going to grab my wallet before I leave.” “The wallet stays, bigot.” https://twitter.com/seanmdav/statuses/483647455662055426 And also this gem by Sean Davis, brought to our attention by a reader:   “Go bake […]

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Humor

Posted June 28, 2014 By John C Wright

Or prophecy. You decide.

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