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In this exciting episode, the world-vampire stirs to life, and a world dies. Aeneas is confronted by a foe who understands more of the nine supersciences of the Forerunners than he or his kin. The annihilation of mankind throughout the solar system is impending. Read the remainder of this entry »
Of old, it was thought that poets were closer than other mortals to the gods, and heard the whispered echo of their revels on Olympos or Fensalir, or their clash of ethereal arms at Phlegra or Vidblain.
Myself, I think it is because men in my profession approach their beloved patrons in the same suppliant posture as pilgrims to a shrine. Poets know that no man lives without the charity of some superior power, because we have nothing else on which to rest but the good pleasure of our patrons.
This month, we at the Wright Household does not have enough to cover both groceries and mortgage, and so I thought I would beg my readers for tips.
I also thought, to add more incentive to my Patreon patronage, of offering something additional to those who pledged more, or to all, when certain goals were met.
I am a fair hand at cartooning, and can draw pictures of my characters, or could take an afternoon to write a personalized short story, or something else my readers might like. I’d like to throw the comments section open to suggestions of what that something else might be?
It is not unusual for Patreon artists to give out some token of thanks. Do you have a preference?
I decided to take an evening off writing and watch an animated movie. I have been particularly fond of the DC animated films in the past, and so thought I would give a recent one (you can stream it for three bucks, cheaper than a cup of Starbucks coffee).
Well, I am about halfway through an animated feature called BATMAN FIRST BLOOD. So this is half a review, not a full review.
The premise is that Bats is missing, and it is up to Nightwing, an annoying kid named Damian Wayne (Bruce’s son by Thalia Al-Ghul), Lucien Fox’s son Iron Batman, and an annoying sexual pervert dressed as Batgirl, but who uses a gun to find and save him.
She is named Batwoman (the second or third of that name, if my count is right) and she has the same origin story as the Huntress or, for that matter, the Punisher.
If the film makers had kept the sexual pervert stuff in the background, or even the annoying brat quality of how annoying she was, or made the rest of the film good, I would be more understanding.
For a second time, Donald Trump is debating against the news media. The news media is eager to destroy him for reasons best left to speculation, and he must overcome them to win the votes needed to win.
The person the news media is propping up is some sleazy criminal granny from Arkansas. She assures me that in her America “Diversity MUST be celebrated!” The mandatory nature of the commandment leaves me cold, if not repelled.
When confronted about her various lies, Hillary replies by chuckling and telling people to go to her website.
I did not watch the whole debate. Trump respond to Hilary saying “I wouldn’t want someone with your temperament in office” by saying “Because you’d be in jail.”
Aside from that zinger, nothing of substance was said, at least so far as I could stomach watching.
However, Trump’s newest campaign promise, to appoint a special prosecutor and investigate his opponent, is unique in presidential races. Had he not won my support with previous promises, this alone would have won me over. The idea that someone can merely scoff at a congressional subpoena, destroy evidence, and get off Scot-free is a blasphemy to the goddesses of law and justice.
Imagine you are a detective called to a crime scene. You unlock the room where the corpse, dead under suspicious circumstances, hanged, but also stabbed and shot. Outside the window, at the same time, you see skyscrapers dark, crumbling, cracked and empty, the streetlamps unlit, and corpses heaped in the silent streets. Churches are burned. All monuments and courthouses are coated with graffiti. The public parks are filled with smoldering rubbish, the rivers with floundering wrecks.
As a detective, your mission is not only to solve the murder mystery of the locked room, but discover what unknown force has destroyed the whole city.
In this exciting episode, a dark and swift spy ship is detected, seen feeding the plutonian world-vampire. The ancient terror rears and wakes, and focuses primordial weapons toward the sun, in a bid to obliterate the solar system. Who in the Imperial Family is the betrayer? Read the remainder of this entry »