Redux. Sorry.

So tomorrow, that’s 30 Jan 2020, is the semi-annual Science Fiction and Fantasy pitch contest, a.k.a. #SFFPit. Basically, to play along, you have to have a finished, polished, unpublished science fiction or fantasy novel just sitting around, ready for some agent or publisher to come take a look at. Can you believe it? I just […]

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The Seven Levels of Meta

“Meta,” or self-reference, is one of those things that fascinates me and has since I learned about recursion in computer programming. A subroutine that calls itself! Ye gods! What a concept! Now, meta is one of those things that appeals to people whose minds are spectacularly twisted, like mine. My buddy Derekl is also one […]

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Character Analysis: Lisa Mishima

I’ve generally liked the way Shinichiro Watanabe handles female characters. He seems to find a way to avoid simple tropes. Cowboy Bebop: Faye Valentine is seriously hot but she is strong and avoids the Princess in Peril  and Girlfriend stereotypes. Ed is completely unique, a free-range child. Samurai Champloo: Fuu is small and physically weak […]

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