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by amoskalik
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 21
Views: 8285

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

I've only read V 28, v 30 and half of V 29 so far, but of those the most memorable was "My Name is Angela" (Harry Lang),

Gerald Warfield's "The Poly Islands" was an excellent read as well.
by amoskalik
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 998656

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I should try to write 100 word stories again as a warm up exercise ... Dandelion Dreams With a puff, the girl set the seeds free. They burst forth in a white cloud, floating in the cool morning air. Most drifted down to disappear into the dewy grass, but the one with ambition caught the first breeze...
by amoskalik
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 998656

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

When did I become the kind of writer that wastes 1100 words at the start of a short story on atmospheric scene setting and description? I used to get dinged by readers for a lack of detail and description because I was so focused on my plot and this past week at my writers group meeting I read out ...
by amoskalik
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 51
Views: 15911

Re: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Got an R. wotf017 (this story was a long shot.)
by amoskalik
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 998656

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Sadly, Aaron, that awful movie had a lot to answer for. You don't want to get me started on how unhistorical it was and not a lot of Scots are familiar with anything beyond romantic fiction. Suffice it to say that, after I watched it, my comment to Mrs Ishmael was a single two-syllable word of whic...
by amoskalik
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 998656

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The economics of an independent Scotland makes no sense. They don't even know what currency they're going to have for goodness sakes. And yes, as Ishmael says, there's already been evidence of business fleeing the country. And yes, Martin, currently Scotland does very well as it gets more money per...
by amoskalik
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 998656

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

And I'm posting here because I'm worried sick and struggling to remain my usual charming, calm and personable self. I'm not sure where else to go or what else to do. Today is referendum day in Scotland. Tomorrow morning I could wake up to find that the place I have called home for decades is about ...
by amoskalik
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 10620

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

I recently ran across this thread. I have no intention of reigniting a debate that most of the participants would likely agree is best put to bed, but I did want to say that if all public discourse was done at this level, the world would be a far more civil and productive place. I am in awe of all o...
by amoskalik
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: Frozen

I think you nailed it. I watched the movie a little closer after I made my first post and it was quite clear that Elsa had the killer dress, while Anna could have been anyone from the period. She didn't stand out. Anna did have more personality, but so did all her cohorts. Again, the more stoic Elsa...
by amoskalik
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Frozen

First, I'd like to admit that, yes, I am way behind the curve on pop culture. My four year old daughter, like all four year daughters everywhere, has become a Frozen fanatic. She can sing all the songs from heart (and in tune). She is planning her fifth birthday with a Frozen theme. None of this is ...

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