Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Real Man of Steel

In my spam box today, an email with the subject line: “Forge your love sword this Valentine’s Day.” As adverts for male enhancement drugs go, this one is at least original, though as always, totally gender inappropriate. That is, unless … Continue reading

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Friday Sketch Dump, the Un-original Edition

I haven’t drawn anything in months. Consequently, a part of my soul is starting to die. Meanwhile, my husband got a request for a gate … a gate featuring ye ole coyote howling at the moon motif. Words cannot express … Continue reading

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Pretty Arts, Not Mine

When I was a kid, I was terrified of skulls. I can’t remember why. Unlike most people, I’m not inclined to nostalgia, the uglier stuff in my past being particularly vulnerable to my mind’s eraser. Not that my skull phobia … Continue reading

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Hobo With a Shotgun

Oh, Rutger Hauer, once the sexy man-wolf Navarre in Ladyhawke, and now the rode-hard-and-put-up-craggy-faced-and-tired hobo, in Hobo with a Shotgun. Hobo with a Shotgun is the kind of movie where the most memorable line is, “When life gives you razor … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead (Television Show)

You know what struck me about The Walking Dead? After watching the first four episodes, I couldn’t name the main character or any of the characters for that matter. Point of disclosure: I wasn’t feeling all that well when I … Continue reading

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The matter of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, has already been addressed by writers with much more verbal facility than me, but I thought I’d chime in anyway, my post directed at those (few, I hope) authors, who through … Continue reading

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Stone Arabia

“You all wanna be looking very intently at your own belly buttons.” ~Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity. The above quote kept running through my head as I read Stone Arabia, a novel with a protagonist given to the kind of introspection … Continue reading

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Troll Hunter

I almost have to like Troll Hunter for one reason alone. It has no shrieking women. There are some hysterics from a male cast member, but a hungry troll puts a quick end to it. The women are delightfully scream-free. … Continue reading

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Boycott Skechers

What do Skechers and a lamprey have in common? They both suck. Here’s my greyhound, weighing in on the controversy (with a little help from me and Photoshop). In case you don’t know, Skechers is airing a Super Bowl ad … Continue reading

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What’s a Snot Monkey?

A simian with post nasal drip. The, uh, real answer is here, at my guest blog at Carina Press. What does this have to do with my new novel, The Canvas Thief? *Snerk* Honestly? Probably, not much. I just didn’t … Continue reading

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