Kickstarter: Save the Sci Fi: The Next Generation! by Singularity&Co.

Okay guys, like seriously guys, these people are already kind of doing what I wanna do. They have a bookstore (in Brooklyn) in which they do sell old paperback Sci-Fi novels. In this Kickstarter, they just want to rescue out of print books and turn them into e-books to save them. So please, send some money their way or at least spread the word.

 

 

Another Year, Another Haul

Hello, everyone! So, Christmas has come and gone, and so has Boxing Day, so if you’ve been here for some time then you know what that means! It’s time for my yearly book haul.

What happens is this: each year for Christmas I ask for gift cards, more importantly Chapters gift cards. I do buy books throughout the year, but it’s during Boxing Day where I can get about twice the amount that I usually get. The reason is that I can get 30% off all hardcovers and because I’m a part of their reward system I get an extra 10% which kind of covers the tax. So, that said, since my birthday is about almost a month earlier, if I ask for gift cards then, and get more in December, then Boxing Day is my favorite day of the year.

So, after the jump, I’ll begin the (long) list of books, complete with their summaries. I may not comment on why I bought them this year, but at least you’ll get a sense of what I managed to snag.

 

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Why equal representation is important in comics.

phasersandspells:

Guys, equal representation matters. It’s a major issue that needs to be addressed, and my friend Toby here gives a damn good reason as to why.

Originally posted on Bro-nouns:

I have been working a lot of long days here at the comic store so my actual free writing time has been bumped up significantly as of late. I think that’s been reflected in the amount of new readers I have. Hi readers!

As many of you already know I work two jobs; one at a small Comic store in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area not Grand Theft Auto) and another job doing comic book illustration. Working almost full days  all week long in the comic field, one can pretty much assume that comics are always on my mind. Always. So I find it strange that I haven’t actually addressed a very important issue in comics that’s very near and dear to me. Equal representation.

I know that some of you may be cringing at this point, you’ve heard it before from feminist bloggers and POC readers and for you…

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Who Supports Amanda Palmer?

Okay. I believe I had one of the better experiences in my entire life, just a few days ago. I may even dare say that it was life changing.

The experience was seeing Amanda Palmer live, in Toronto, at Lee’s Palace.

But I’m going to warn you right now, my recap of the event isn’t going to be too good, mostly because I had to get up at five in the morning that day and the show went from nine at night to ten past twelve, and I got home at two-thirty in the morning. So yeah, be ready for a long one after the jump.

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In The Silver Autumn Night

phasersandspells:

This is such a good poem.

Originally posted on Ian Stewart Black:

Fallen leaves of Autumn glimmer
In the opalescent light;
Untrodden ways grow dimmer,
Wreathed in silken mists that shimmer
In the silver Autumn night.

The crystal lake is gleaming
In the opalescent light;
And the water, softly dreaming,
Conjures stars and moonbeams streaming
In the silver Autumn night.

Mirror to a grace undying
In the opalescent light;
With the ancient stillness vying,
A lonesome cello sighing
In the silver Autumn night.

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The Best Rejection Letter I’ve Received, Thus Far

I think that by now, everyone knows that when it comes to being a young writer, one of the hardest parts is submitting a piece to be accepted by a publishing house, or an anthology, or even a magazine. The reason is the waiting. Holy shit, waiting to see if a piece was accepted is so frustrating. Granted it’s because whoever received the piece obviously has to see if the written work actually fits what they’re looking for, and then go through a selective process of what they want to use with an untold number of submissions. So, after the waiting, then comes the other worst part: getting a letter, and most importantly not knowing it’s an acceptance or a rejection.

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I belong with the Dead Poets, so thank you Mr. Williams

I don’t know why I’m doing this, but I had vodka in me when I wrote it, and if you’re reading this then I had the courage to submit it.

So, it’s been awhile and my come back just happens to be the topic of the loss of an important person. It’s mostly because I felt the need to write this after hearing the loss of Robin Williams, which has been apparently done by suicide caused by depression. Of course everyone knows this by now, but I felt the need to state it just so we’re all on topic. I’ll be talking about Dead Poets Society briefly because I just watched it recently (spoilers on that part). Also, this will get personal, just a warning.

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