JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Reminders
    However, I'd still like to hear that mythical transcription for solo violin! But would you live to regret it? Meanwhile; Careful, No Spoilers Please!...
  • Commented on Reminders
    (b) don't trust your test readers to pick stuff up. Sigh. Or did they notice and assume it was intentonal for humor? If "You've got bats in the belfry" = "You're nuts!" then bats leaving a belfry means you're head's...
  • Commented on Reminders
    Had to look up Bill Bailey, actually have heard of him, but the name makes my mind go to this Bill Bailey, as sung by Ella Fitzgerald. The band Bauhaus dates to the late 70s, so my mistake for assuming...
  • Commented on Reminders
    Re: Twitter comments about new book and goths. Guess I'm gonna have to wait to see what character is quoting Bauhaus. As in: "The bats have left the belltower, The victims have been bled. Red velvet lines the black box......
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    unless you're running multiple plot lines and you want to make sure they all come together at the right point. I haven't done much in the way of multiple plots or subplots yet, and probably need to work on that....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    I can't outline either. Too often it seems like making a list of items that need to checked off as you go. I think I ignore a lot of what I learned in a creative writing class I had in...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    In the case of "Equoid", Greg Scullery is a thinly-disguised portrait of one of the regular commenters here ... Which is why I was wondering if there were other examples to look out for in the series, and about the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Not specifically "Equoid" related, but a couple things I've been wondering: How much Tuckerization have you done in the series? Did you intend the series to be as long as it is, or did it sneak up on you, with...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Humor intended. I could've used a smiley or emoji, but can't stand those things....
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Matrioshka Brains Wouldn't those be Big Intelligent Objects though, and weren't they also part of "Rapture of the Nerds"?...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    I'd like to think that cats would be our saviours. You know, if they could be bothered....
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Just looked up a List of animal names with collective nouns on Wikipedia. Seeing as Equoids begin as snails, perhaps a Rout of Equoids?...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    A guro of equoids Okay, had to look that up. I assume you're referring to the 7th entry listed. I don't think I want to know anything else about that....
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Considering where that article is from: Colorado Springs, am now imagining military bronies under the command of an Equoid riding Rev. Schiller......
  • Commented on Book Launch
    What if they turn out to be bronies in the Army?...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    "The Goblin Emperor" by Kathleen Addison whose 'name' I couldn't recall D'oh! Then I go and get it wrong, should've been Katherine. Was nagging at the back of my head....
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Okay, maybe I'm suggestible, but was thinking of going to the other B&N in town anyhow, so I just did my small bit for the Tor anti-boycott. If anyone's looking for book suggestions, I got the trade paper editions of...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    I was tempted to make a joke about the woman mentioned in the link getting a head start on the cosplay, or perhaps there being stranger sights there during the con, though without the social/racial context....
  • Commented on Book Launch
    July 7th: gives me plenty of time to finish up what I'm reading now, and maybe what I was planning to read next. Hopefully by August the mishegoss in Spokane will have died down. Is there usually much cosplay at...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    It's like the way both Europe and China have myths about dragons. To the best of my knowledge, neither culture got the idea of dragons from the other. There's a suggestion that both cultures came up with the idea of...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    "Reanimated corpse" is a pretty generic term, covering a wide variety of folkloric creatures, including some; under various names, described as reanimated corpses feeding on the living. Sure, the name vampire dates to the 18th century, but the stories go...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    Zombies (actually, reanimated corpses) are at least as old as vampires, and were far more common before the modern era. What they never did was become a fashion. Until Byron and the Victorian Vampire novel fad, there wasn't much distinction...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    Was there much Zombie fiction, outside of movies, until recently? I can't think of any novels about them from more than 10+/- years ago. But I've never been into zombies, so probably wouldn't have noticed them. As for Dragons, Elves...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    "But writers just starting out don't stand a chance: the market for urban fantasy is overflowing and overdue for a crash." I'm screwed if that's the case. Maybe by the time I'm finished with my current one it'll be coming...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    Yeah, but what accounts for the rise and fall of her career? That's what the question is here. Her change of interest? She went from ridiculously popular Vampire novels to Mummy and witches etc. (not counting pseudonymous porn in between),...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Maybe if they'd picked Antarctica for the Jewish Homeland instead ... Well, Herzl did consider Argentina (presumably the emptyish pampas) as an alternative to the "Holy Land". Influenced by him, a dozen villages were founded there by German Jews over...
  • Commented on A product review, and some musing
    I find myself tempted by CHIP, $9 is well within in my price range. If it had two USB ports it might be harder to resist....
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    If you really wanted to base a story on some extraordinary events in Antarctica, read Home of the Blizzard, by Douglas Mawson. His tale of survival is frankly astonishing. Thanks! Have now added that to the books by Shackleton, Scott,...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    I think combat makes for easy to understand conflict that the reader can identify with, fear of death and injury being a universal. I think that's what I had in mind. Exploring how characters deal with extreme situations....
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    anonemouse @18: Thanks, the book sounds interesting, I'll have to look into it. Mayhem @20: Didn't know about the Falklands bit. I hadn't gotten that into the research before being distracted by my current story. I'd had an idea for...
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from JamesPadraicR

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda