Drollery Archive

A Grocery List

Posted April 18, 2015 By John C Wright

A fan remarks: “I would rather read Wright’s grocery list than any of the “literary” stuff in the genre now.” How funny you should mention that! I happen to have my grocery list right here. Items to pick up: A pound of Apples, despite that this mortal fruit is the one whose taste brought all […]

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Best Product Review Ever

Posted April 14, 2015 By John C Wright

Please see: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3RP8IR1GBP75M/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003G4IM4S&nodeID=165793011&store=toys-and-games

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Social Justice League of Race and Gender!

Posted April 1, 2015 By John C Wright

I have an announcement and a question. Announcement first: All New Team! All Different Avengers! Now purged of White Males! This is the cover for All-New, All-Different Avengers, which will premiere on May 2nd. How are they all different? Let’s look. Starting from the bottom left, we have Ms Marvel. This is not Carol Danvers, […]

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Some details on the Sandbar Fight

Posted March 21, 2015 By John C Wright

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbar_Fight#Brawl On September 19, 1827, both Bowie and Mr Wright attended a duel on a sandbar outside of Natchez, Mississippi. Bowie supported duelist Samuel Levi Wells III, while Wright favored Dr. Thomas Harris Maddox, both of Alexandria, Louisiana. About 16 men were present. Wells had also brought supporters, including Major George McWhorter and […]

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Ultimate Pi Moment Approaches! AD 4213 Approaches!

Posted March 13, 2015 By John C Wright

Tomorrow at 9.26 and 53 seconds, it will be 3/14/15 9:26:53 Which is pi. This will happen only once in the history of time. The world ends. Prepare yourself. (unless you are not on military time, in which case it happens twice, am and pm) Or, wait, maybe this happens once a century. Or perhaps […]

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Reviewer Praise for FEASTS AND SEASONS

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Yard Sale of the Mind has a fulsome and flattering review of BOOK OF FEASTS AND SEASONS. I had the odd sensation of wanting to read the stories thus described, they sounded so fascinating. The reviewer makes the unintentionally funny comment that I might mislike being compared to one of the most famous writers of […]

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A Fan Manifesto

Posted February 26, 2015 By John C Wright

Challenge accepted, Mr. Torgersen! Background: More than rabbit-souled one self-declared foe of the Sad Puppies slate of Hugo candidates has urged their fellow lapines to shun us and bite us with their wee square rodential teeth to drive us trembling into exile, away from the fuzzy and comfortable warren of right-thinking, that is to say, […]

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Unofficial Statement of Sad Puppies 3 on St Wulfric’s Day

Posted February 20, 2015 By John C Wright

Here follows an entirely unofficial, very special, and personal statement of purpose from the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Malignant and Universal Inquisition of the Doctrine of the Faith, as written by my hand, John C Wright, esq, Grand Inquisitor, Archdeacon of Darkness, Solicitor General and Attorney-at-Large of the Evil Legion of Evil Authors concerning […]

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Why DID the Wicked Witch Melt?

Posted February 12, 2015 By John C Wright

It has long been assumed that the reason why the Wicked Witch of the West melted when splashed by a bucket of water was due to the particular nature of the Witch. It is that conclusion I wish now to dispute.

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Ex Opere Operato, or, On Repelling Vampires

Posted February 11, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader with the Celtic name of Deiseach writes: I’ve always had a bit of a problem with that [nb: the concept that faith-based weapons depend on the faith of the wielder], possibly because I seem to incline to the Orthodox view on this, rather than the formal Catholic view (but I yield in filial […]

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