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On The Uses Of The Fantastic

For purposes of this discussion I am defining “the Fantastic” as that which is understood by both artist and audience as being a purposefully introduced counterfactual element.  I am going to take a moment to unpack that before I proceed. … Continue reading

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One Mortal Year

I am going to make a completely unreasonable suggestion to the content creators who read this blog and I would like you to seriously consider it. I am going to try an experiment for one year, from August of 2018 … Continue reading

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New Blog: Dark Corner Newsstand

For a while now I have been thinking about putting together a site for links to indie markets for short genre fiction, and I’ve finally decided to do it. I have also decided to join the Amazon Affiliate Program, and … Continue reading

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Ant-Man And The Wasp: A father-daughter dance.

This will be a thematic review of the Marvel Studio’s film Ant-Man And The Wasp. First I am going to make some general comments, but everything below the “read more” link will contain spoilers.  Although I usually try to make … Continue reading

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Millhaven Press

Full disclosure (1): The swag in the picture was sent to me by Millhaven’s publisher, Jeffrey Blehar, on his dime. Full disclosure (2): I am working with him on an upcoming project. That having been said, I would say good … Continue reading

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Cirsova: The time to jump on the bandwagon is now.

I know a lot of good independent writers. I know a number of good independent artists, and few really top notch independent editors. I even know several good independent voice actors for recording audiobooks. All of which is great, because … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part VI)

VI. Beauty And Truth And All That Jazz Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V A successful metaesthetic formalism has scalar consistency between mechanical, narrative, and thematic elements. Generally when we speak of consistency in fiction we mean … Continue reading

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