Tag Archives: real life

Bits and pieces: May 22

It shouldn’t bother me, but it does… I don’t like anyone shortening my name. I’m Thomas, not Tom (and gods help you if you call me Tommy to my face). If that’s too hard to remember, just call me Weaver … Continue reading

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Weird humor… and even MORE weird humor.

Back in late autumn, after a meeting of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, one of Grace’s friends said something about the difficulty of driving a car while wearing Renaissance-style clothing. “How did they manage it?” her … Continue reading

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Writing the ‘Realistic Female Character’

This post probably merits a Harsh Sarcasm Ahead warning label all on its own. Also, there will be a lot of asides and tangents. (Sometimes my brain works that way. Unless you’re new here, you already know that.) It still … Continue reading

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“Realistic” Characters of Whatever Age: Maybe We’re Writing Them… Inaccurately.

A post from Luther M. Siler about tattoos, technology, and how the generations view each other made me think of this… It’s something I saw on television: A man is arguing with his son about music. He doesn’t understand or … Continue reading

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Cancelling the Apocalypse

I’ll admit it: I typed nearly all of this post last year, back in August. Here we are on this lovely¬†first day of¬†March, 2017, and it’s a lovely day because it’s March, 2017, and the world is still here. Being … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff from the Archives

…Otherwise known as recycled/repurposed blog posts that you may have missed. Read this article titled “Bad Writing: Good for Laughs and Learning.” “Most of the ‘bad writing’ […] can be attributed to spell check errors and/or poor sentence structure, but … Continue reading

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Speaking written English/writing spoken English

Many years ago (the early 1990s), I read a synopsis of a paper written about the communication habits of people attending a science fiction convention (back when such conventions were at least as much about written SF/F as about movies/TV). … Continue reading

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