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Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Profanity

Profanity by: Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I’m at the national assembly of the American Orthotic and Prosthetics Association. It’s in Las Vegas and ends tomorrow afternoon. I’ve learned a lot and changed a few paradigms that I have hung my beanie on for the last twenty six years. (I hope no one I work with […]

Please Spay Your Tribbles – Expandable spaces

Expandable spaces By Larua Nicole Some very ordinary objects contain extraordinary things. A lamp contains a genie. Small nook in a tree contains a fairy. A marble contains a universe. A purse contains an entire room full of stuff. But there are two objects that seem to be more than they appear. TARDIS – A […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Tim Powers, ‘Declare’

Tim Powers, ‘Declare’. Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll It World Con in Reno, Nevada this year, the guest of honor was Tim Powers. I’ve already admitted I am sadly unfamiliar with the classics of science fiction and must now admit that I am equally clueless about new authors who are popular in the science fiction and […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. By: Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I’m reading (listening) to a number of books right now. I’m sure that is a bi-product of my ADD. I think there are five. “The Pity of War” about world war I, “The Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin, “The Windup Girl” […]

The Courage to do What is Write – Seven of Nine – Character Growth

Character Growth No character in the Star trek universe  undergoes as drastic a change as Seven of Nine. While most of the characters not wearing red shirts in Star Trek grow, and many of them grow a lot, none of them change as much as she does.  In sticking with my theme, this piece was […]

Please Spay Your Tribbles – Inside the Pokeball – Jigglypuff

Inside the Pokeball – Jigglypuff By Laura Nicole So the people who came up with Pokemon have some serious control issues. The Pokemon are kind of like a mix between a genie and pitbulls raised for fighting (which I do not condone). A trainer gathers the Pokemon and sets it against another Pokemon for what […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – A stranger in a strange land, by Robert Heinlein: Metaphor or stereotype?

A stranger in a strange land, by Robert Heinlein: Metaphor or stereotype? By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll As I listen to my fellow editors at Flying Island Press, I realize they are much better grounded in Science Fiction than am I. I was introduced to reading by J. R. R. Tolkein and it was the […]

Please Spay your Tribbles – SciFi Death

SciFi Death By Laura Nicole I don’t watch as much SciFi as the rest of the Flying Island Press crew, but I watch my fair share. There is something that really bugs me as a writer in many of these shows. Let me start with my favorite SciFi spoof movie “Galaxy Quest”. (Spaceballs is in […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – Pirates and Kids

Pirates and Kids One of the things that, we pirates love to do is the share the things that we are doing with the next generation of possible pirates, hopefully encouraging them to enjoy some of the same things.  To that end in the last few weeks the pirates from Pirate’s Cove have started on […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

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