The Friday Five – Highday, 5 Blotmath

1. What is your favorite scary movie? Aliens. It’s not quite the scare ride that the first Alien movie is, and it doesn’t carry the psychological gravitas of Alien 3, but James Cameron’s Aliens manages to be both scary and a ballsy action film at the same time. 2. What is your favorite Halloween treat?Continue reading “The Friday Five – Highday, 5 Blotmath”

The Friday Five – Highday, 28 Winterfilth

This week’s questions from the Friday Five: 1. How many TVs do you have in your home? Three. 2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week? Maybe three, four hours. Some weeks not at all. In other words, not very much. 3. Do you feel that television is bad for youngContinue reading “The Friday Five – Highday, 28 Winterfilth”

If I were a video-game character, who would I be?

I am a Gauntlet Adventurer. I strive to improve my living conditions by hoarding gold, food, and sometimes keys and potions. I love adventure, fighting, and particularly winning – especially when there’s a prize at stake. I occasionally get lost inside buildings and can’t find the exit. I need food badly. What Video Game CharacterContinue reading “If I were a video-game character, who would I be?”

The thirty second story

I’ve seen this on two blogs recently, such as James Bow‘s–take a short story and run it through MS Word’s Auto Summary feature. I’ve taken “Memorial Day,” an entry I wrote for Pocket’s Strange New Worlds VI contest, and condensed its 7500 word length to under a hundred: “Thanks.” “Claire Keefe.” “Jake Sisko.” Claire nodded.Continue reading “The thirty second story”

On Middle-Earth Nomenclature

Discover thy name as a…. Hobbit Elf Dwarf Orc Or, discover who (or what) you were in a past life in Middle-Earth. For myself, I was: Bilbo Millbanks from Yale (as a Hobbit). Arhis (though some records list me as Arhision) as an Elf. Báin Loreboot (as a Dwarf, naturally). Grishalûk the Atrocious (my OrcContinue reading “On Middle-Earth Nomenclature”