Author Archives: Thomas Weaver

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.

Not exactly the Olympic Games…

(Sometimes, irony not only catches fire but then floats up into the sky and drifts away…) I’ll just give you the short(ish) version: A few people in the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) decided they wanted … Continue reading

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The latest report from “Tulgeywood”

I typed part of this back in earliest July. For those of you who are missing the “kitten updates” posts and such, at least this one is (mostly) about kitties. About the title of this post: Paul has started addressing Smudge … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on my way to leave copyediting forever…

This is part of how the last few weeks have been for me: I got an email message recently from someone who’d read my blog profile and described it as “interesting and witty.” Cool. Better yet, that comment about my … Continue reading

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Another day, another kitten photo.

This is what Logan was doing a few days ago: The tools and stuff are there because Paul was helping one of the other Creative Anachronists make armor the day before. The box of rivets was left near the window, … Continue reading

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“No context for you.” :-)

Some things are just… funny, especially when seen without context. Although, of course, I tend to provide that context anyway… unless doing so is dangerous, and then I’ll still provide the context, but hide it under so much additional information … Continue reading

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Perhaps the best response to spammers is to laugh at them.

What do you think? Is it okay to make fun of spammers who leave ridiculous comments on one’s blog? ‘Cause I could do that — they’ve given me so much to work with… Sample: “Ave Betty, in the beginning a … Continue reading

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Asking for a (fictional) friend…

Seriously, what do you think? Yes, this is another “Who knows what weirdness lurks in the minds of sci-fi writers?” situation. Characters will probably be arguing about it for a long time… but I want to know if you, O … Continue reading

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