In the tradition of the recently-renamed Curse of the Devil-Possum–now with provocative photo illustration–comes another horrifying tale of an invader from another world. Read on, gentle blog visitor…
One Saturday afternoon I sat in my office at work, toiling at my desk. Out in the hallway, a thing darted through the air past my door.
I looked up. What was that? Some kind of flying organism?
But having work I wanted to finish before going home, I shoved my curiosity aside and began toiling once more. And once more, the Thing in the Hallway™ darted past my door, this time in the other direction.
Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
-Bridgekeeper, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Okay, so really it’s more like “these questions eleven” than “these questions three.” And instead of a mystical bridgekeeper with wild hair and skin in desperate need of a soothing ointment, we have the delightful and always-pleasant Tami Clayton, who was kind enough to think of me when it was her turn to tag people for some sort of question-themed blog game.
But I couldn’t pass up a chance to deploy a Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference, now could I?
Much of my family is scattered across the country, so I haven’t been able to visit them as often as I’d like. When my grandmother arranged a gathering to celebrate my grandfather’s 90th birthday, I boarded a plane, looking forward to catching up with relatives I hadn’t seen in many years, including cousins I had never met before.
The trip involved a connecting flight in Detroit.
The Eye of Qegu
The ever-watchful eye never closes. Not for sleep. Not even for birthday surprises.
Today I’m happy to share the story of Qegu, the Giant Fish of Wonder, at Gloria Richard’s blog. Qegu’s battle against evil is tireless and eternal, but not thankless.
Be sure to check out the rest of Gloria’s site while you’re there. Friendly and always entertaining, she can be followed on Twitter @GloriaWrites.
When I was working on Kung Fu Theater: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, I spent quite a bit of time on YouTube going through videos, deciding which one to post. I ended up going with one of my favorite fight scenes, but I also considered the official US trailer:
Writer-blogger friend Sheila Pierson has bestowed a Liebster Award upon me. Thanks for giving my blog its first award, Sheila!
According to legends that come to us from antiquity, the Liebster is meant for blogs that motivate, inspire, and have 200 followers or less. Its apparent purpose is to summon new followers like some sort of mystical talisman, increasing the power of those of us who are just beginning.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was an important achievement in Asian cinema. Released in 2000, first in Hong Kong and Taiwan, then later in the Unites States, it became an unexpected international success, garnering critical acclaim and over 40 awards.
Although an international co-production, it introduced Chinese wuxia films to mainstream western audiences and allowed others, such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers, to reach theaters in the US.
It’s one of my favorite movies and a major influence on my work-in-progress, an eastern fantasy novel.
My writer friend Lara Schiffbauer has tagged me for The Lucky 7 Meme. Thanks, Lara!
These are the rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written.
4. Tag 7 authors, and let them know.
So it appears the Lucky 7 Meme is somewhat like a zombie virus for writer-bloggers, except more fun and with less calling out for brains.
Last week I linked to a video in which a crafty octopus perpetrated a heist, stealing a video camera while it was still recording. I also ran a poll so the people could decide Octopus: Threat or Menace?
The poll is now closed and the results are in. As we can see, octopoids are our friends.
Octopus is pleased.
He is so pleased that today we’re going to explore some links that conform to an octopus theme.
This first link came over Twitter from Debra Eve and showcases the Octopus Table by Isaac Kraus. This amazing work of art weighs 500 lbs. and is perfect for tea with Cthulhu. Thanks for the link, Debra!
image via Twilight Saga Wiki
Today I’m happy to be guest posting at Laird Sapir’s blog with a review of the novel Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer.
And while you’re there, check out the rest of Laird’s site. She’s an excellent human and runs a great blog. You can follow her on Twitter at @lairdsapir.
Book cover image via the Twilight Saga Wiki.