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The Explanation is Not Important

February 3, 2014 by

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Someone linked me to this comic. Not the whole thing. Just this strip in particular. I don’t know why. I no longer know who. I don’t have the slightest idea what’s going on. But it makes me laugh anyway. One day I’ll probably read the rest of the comic, and perhaps then I’ll understand. In […]

Camp “Fuck You, I’m a Wizard”

September 23, 2013 by

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  So I’m clearly not the first to put these two ideas together… :P  

Press Here

August 7, 2013 by

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I was wandering down State Street in Los Altos last week (mostly because there’s a diner there called Rick’s Cafe). Part of the street is closed at the moment, which the city seems to have taken as a cue to turn it into a playground with fake grass and toys and chalk for drawing on […]

This. This is What I’m Writing About

December 13, 2012 by

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People keep asking me what the book is about. There are lots of different answers to that, but the core of the story — it’s about the friendship between these two guys.* Friendship, swearing, and alcohol. It’s at least remotely possible this book is not YA.   * Just so we’re clear. The two guys […]

I Need a Conspiracy

December 11, 2012 by

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I have spent the last few weeks trying to figure out how the last third of the book goes. My original outline for that part of the book was all of seventy words long, so you’ll understand it needed some expansion. I mean, my outlines at the best of times are usually a couple of […]

Am Thinking of Skipping Christmas and Staging a Nerf War

December 10, 2012 by

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Arkem: The present is for you and for Rick and Paul. Mostly for you. Me: Wait — if it is for them too I should wait until they are here. Probably. Arkem: It’s really three presents. So you could have your surprise. And then you could surprise them. Me: Ooh. That sounds like fun. I […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

December 5, 2012 by

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So we’ve known for some time they were making a sequel to X-Men: First Class. It’s been given the disturbing? entertaining? kinda freaky? rather suggestive? title Days of Future Past. I have been excited/concerned/waiting to see how it’ll turn out. I mean, it could be good. The last set of X-Men movies only turned to disaster on […]

World War Z

November 13, 2012 by

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World War Z is book by Max Brooks about the zombie apocalypse, framed as a series of interviews after the fact. Its structure is this brilliant, interlocking thing where each story/interview is complete in itself but the larger story proceeds step by step taking you from the first outbreak to where they are now. It […]

A Certain Predilection For Getting Dragons Drunk

November 9, 2012 by

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Okay, so recently I’ve noticed that there are certain… similarities between the two series’ I’m writing. Not in story or character but some of the underlying ideas are the same. Fundamentally, this is not surprising. An author’s obsessions tend find their way onto the page somehow. And my doctorate — if it achieved nothing else […]

Archer’s Goon

November 6, 2012 by

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I just found out that once upon a time they made a TV series of Diana Wynne Jones’ Archer’s Goon. Brilliant book. So I was… excited and wary. We watched the first episode last night and I’m still trying to figure out if I want to watch the rest. It was terrible but in that […]

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