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Re: Angry Robot Open Submissions May 2019 IN IT TO WIN IT.

Much thanks to Cam and Cupiscent.

May 31, 2019, 11:18:46 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Hm.

I have been sending out query letters for The Rot Beneath, the first in my new horror/fantasy trilogy, for a year now.

I just woke up to find the first positive response in my inbox. An agent wants to see the full manuscript.

June 01, 2019, 09:06:52 AM
Re: MIA : Books we are still waiting for... I was going to add, just for laughs, "the next Tool album", but then I thought I'd just check google, why not, and it's COMING IN AUGUST (allegedly), my god, we've only been waiting since 2006...
June 01, 2019, 12:02:37 PM
Re: Things that make you happy Other people's misery  >:(


Don't lie, you were all thinking it  ;)

June 01, 2019, 06:55:29 PM
Re: Things that make you happy I'm with JR - Naps.

But, a swim at the pool if done lazily is pretty nice too... then a nap.

June 01, 2019, 11:42:07 PM
Re: MIA : Books we are still waiting for... Oh, I forgot the Journals of J.R. [it's pronounced Bradley] Darewood and the Spicy Journals of Dadly Barewood [NSFW].
June 02, 2019, 08:24:39 PM
Re: MIA : Books we are still waiting for...
the Spicy Journals of Dadly Barewood [NSFW].

I've been looking forward to this one since Dadly's Auto-Erotic Auto-Biography.

I just didn't realize he knew so much about cars!

June 03, 2019, 02:15:37 PM
Re: Active members with novels
Brand J. Alexander wrote:
Wish I was more active. The downside to being an introvert I guess. I'll get there. 150 posts. Should only take about 3 or 4 yrs. Hah.
I was just thinking to myself that I should schedule my entry in this post to sometime about a century from now...

I've looked for a few posts to join in on. I've even begun writing a few. But have deleted more than I have clicked post.

Post we don't bite apart from when I turn into a werewolf.

This is what eclipse looks like after his transformation

How did you get a picture of me?

June 06, 2019, 05:30:16 PM
Re: Do you notice preaching in fantasy books?
The Mists of Avalon is one that stuck out to me.

I was too young to really pick up on it when I read it but with retrospect, yeah, there's a very loud message here.
I was also quite young when I read it, and thinking back, I can't really tell what it's preaching... is it the christianity thing? But isn't that the basis of all arthurian legends?

Like you said in a previous post, I think it only bothers me if it's preaching something I don't agree with, which tends a bit towards hypocrisy, doesn't it?

For me, it's less the anti-Christianity (although that is present) and more the very heavy pro-feminism slant. At the time I was just "Oh hey, this book has a lot of female characters, ooh next page", but looking back, it is very  heavily pro-feminist. And hey, why not?

And on the anti-Christianity part - I think it's more anti-organised religion as Christianity has become, than anti-Christianity's message. Well, I definitely think that now that I've looked at the book's wiki page and seen this:

"About the time I began work on the Morgan le Fay story that later became Mists, a religious search of many years culminated in my accepting ordination in one of the Gnostic Catholic churches as a priest. Since the appearance of the novel, many women have consulted me about this, feeling that the awareness of the Goddess has expanded their own religious consciousness, and ask me if it can be reconciled with Christianity. I do feel very strongly, not only that it can, but that it must... So when women today insist on speaking of Goddess rather than God, they are simply rejecting the old man with the white beard, who commanded the Hebrews to commit genocide on the Philistines and required his worshippers daily to thank God that He had not made them women... And, I suppose, a little, the purpose of the book was to express my dismay at the way in which religion lets itself become the slave of politics and the state. (Malory's problem ... that God may not be on the side of the right, but that organized religion always professes itself to be on the side of the bigger guns.) ... I think the neo-pagan movement offers a very viable alternative for people, especially for women, who have been turned off by the abuses of Judeo-Christian organized religions."

June 11, 2019, 01:21:09 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) So how has everyone's day been?

The weather here has been wonderful, and so in the afternoon I bicycled to the nearby man-made forest for a stroll. At the back of it is a row of cliffs. I walked up on them for a view over the fjord, then opened my backpack and took out my Kindle and some refreshments I'd brought, including a soda I'd put in the freezer before setting off so it was still nice and cold.

It was a lovely way to start with a new book.

June 11, 2019, 09:18:01 PM