Cats and Balloons, Or How I Accidentally Let Evil into my Home – A Loki Story

My birthday was yesterday. At work, some of my lovely co-workers gave me a ton of soda, bought me lunch and a snack, and gave me some foil balloons. It was a great time, and I had a ton of fun at work because of it - always good to feel appreciated. As I left …

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Plagiarism and You – How to Respond When You are Plagiarized

I pretty much exclusively write, and pay attention to, genre fiction. I’m a proud resident of Genretopia, and don’t look outside of my own little subset very often. However, today when I hopped on Twitter, I came across #copypastecris, and discovered that someone had committed the absolute worst crime possible for writers over in Romanceland. …

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When Plot Holes Don’t Matter

The sheriff’s intervention comes under the heading of what we have discussed many times before: “Why don’t they go to the police?” I’ve always replied, “They don’t go to the police because it’s dull.” -Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock by Truffaut: The Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock This quote is from a 1965 interview of Alfred Hitchcock, …

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Opportunity Was Everything Great About Humanity

“My battery is low, and it’s getting dark.” This was the final message from the Opportunity Mars rover, caught in a massive Martian dust storm. Eight months later, NASA has declared the rover officially ‘deceased.’ You probably already know this - the internet has kind of been exploding with it ever since it happened. I …

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