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Effugium, Exsilium, Anshar and beyond

Effugium Eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard Kryuss has developed a system of storing and transmitting data organically, via trees containing within their DNA the entirety of recorded human knowledge. Could his Terrestrially Regenerative Enhanced Extranet, or T.R.E.E., be a boon to mankind, or will it spell doom for the human race? Exsilium In this eagerly-anticipated followup to last year’s “Effugium: The Time Remaining,” … Continue reading Effugium, Exsilium, Anshar and beyond

Down the knock-off app rabbit hole

So I went down a rabbit hole of knockoff apps on the iPhone store. You’ve got to see these. The mafia just lets anybody in now, I guess. Frogs, orange apes, etc. Star Wars, that’s to be expected. Lol. So blatant, though. Got the speeder bike chase and everything. PICTURED: (NOT) Han Solo Star Trek? Meh, I don’t see the resemblance. Now, Transformers is where … Continue reading Down the knock-off app rabbit hole

Unchain the Adverbs!

What an odd time to be alive. Nuance is lost. Critical thinking is scorned. Writers aren’t allowed to use words… “No!” he shouted. “No,” he said angrily. “No.” Okay, so I wouldn’t have used “angrily,” but sometimes only an adverb will do. They exist for reason. If they’re redundant or unnecessary, I avoid them. Duh. Anyway, these “rules” are not rules at all and change … Continue reading Unchain the Adverbs!

Can’t argue the facts

If I say that something sucks, that leaves the subject open to debate. If I instead say I don’t like that thing, I’ve stated a fact, and it cannot be disputed. My personal preferences cannot be challenged by anyone else. My reasons can, but I’m not obligated to provide any. Conversation over, no more questions. OPINION: Most cops are assholes. FACT: I tend to strongly … Continue reading Can’t argue the facts

No Opinion

I have attempted, over the course of the past two years or so, to identity and eliminate any opinions I might have permitted to take hold within my brain. Preferences? That’s different. Some people like peach cobbler and some don’t. If I don’t, that’s not an opinion, that’s a preference. An opinion says “Peach cobbler sucks,” which is not fact. A preference says “I personally … Continue reading No Opinion

Exitium: nearing completion

The rough draft of Exitium, the third book in my Effugium trilogy, is nearing completion, and I’m pretty pleased with how it’s turned out. This one’s got Kryuss from one million years in the future skipping around time and space in a giant golden faberge egg powered by compressed stars from uninhabited galaxies and operated using an antikythera. It’s called the Zeitgeist. It’s got a … Continue reading Exitium: nearing completion

Morbid Curiosity: Stalking Killers’ Facebook profiles

Sometimes after I read a story about a murder case, I check Facebook to see if the killer has a profile, and then I peruse it. I’m not the only one, of course, so in order to save you the hassle of looking up this woman’s profile, or in case it gets removed, I’ll just post highlights here: Notice that she’s gone out of her … Continue reading Morbid Curiosity: Stalking Killers’ Facebook profiles