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My latest novella, To the Joys of Volunteering and the Beginning of the Future, is now available for download from Amazon!
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Kamala Khan, living the dream...sort of...

Ms. Marvel, Volume 3: Crushed came in just the other day, and while I'm still loving the series, this particular collection just wasn't was uniformly good as Volume 1 or 2 was. Mainly it was the rather bland story in the first issue collected in this volume (where Kamala & company have a run-in with Loki) and the last issue (which is not part of the Ms. Marvel series but SHIELD and features a much less interesting story and art style than Ms. Marvel usually delivers). Altogether it is a great story, and I'm definitely picking up Volume 4 the moment it becomes available because Kamala Khan is awesome, but those two chapters just didn't click with me.
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+Steve Turnbull Even given the above caveats, it's well worth the buy.
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The Museum of Automobiles' 57th Annual Petit Jean Show & Swap Meet was kind of a disappointment. It was much more "swap meet" than "car show", and one had to tromp across quite a bit of muddy terrain to see everything, as everything except for the main car show (pictured here) was sprawled out in a haphazard manner. Still, there were quite a few nice cars there.
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Well, binge-watching YouTube wasn't originally on the agenda for today, but...
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That's great that she's following in her Dad's footsteps, and rather comfortably at that.
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Nostalgia is a powerful force.

But this better not be just a graphical overhaul. That would be too easy. They need to spice up the gameplay. What I want to see is this: enemies can use materia just like you can, and if someone, friend or foe, gets hit hard enough, the materia can be knocked out of them and captured in battle...

...just like in Monty Oum's Dead Fantasy (for reference, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pj6tHiqO2U).
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I'm not so much of a fan that just the announcement of a FF7 remake is enough to make me rush out and buy a PS4 for it. I'm gonna see what they're going to do with this remake before I start squirreling money away for one.
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"We don't always get the kind of work we want, but we always have a choice of whether to do it with good grace or not." --Christopher Lee (1922-2015)
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, (May 27, 1922 — June 7, 2015) was a veteran British actor who initially made his name playing villains - most famously Count Dracula in Hammer Horror films (although he was a hero in The Devil …
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Here's some history of the heritage for all the people screaming history and heritage these days:

"Our new Government [the Confederate States of America] is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition."

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornerstone_Speech)

That's the history and heritage of the Confederacy in a proverbial nutshell.
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I had been planning to photograph the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter tonight, but work ran long, and by the time I managed to get both me and my camera to a place with reasonably dark skies the two planets were well below the mountains and trees, so no dice. I took this picture of the Moon instead.
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Competition for +Don Yang :)
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but...
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The best news I've heard today: RWBY Volume 3 is in production!
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One of these things is not like the others.

(oh, Google Image Search, you crack me up sometimes)
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Most likely I'll be seeing Jurassic World tomorrow. I can remember seeing the...wait, the original Jurassic Park came out twenty-two years ago? Twenty-two years?! That's unpossible! Man oh man, I feel old...
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I've seen all three films.  I saw the first and maybe the second in a theater. Tonight I see World.
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Science fiction author and creator of the Mecha Monogatari series
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I am the author of the Mecha Monogatari series, which currently has two installments: Stone King and War and Snowflakes.  

Stone King is a science fiction story set in a world where giant extraterrestrial mecha known as the Eschatos are attacking the free nations of the world.  Saionji Kiyohiko is a young soldier of the Japanese Self-Defense Force, who operates a twenty-meter-tall bipedal war machine called a titan.  The story is told in an autobiographical style, with Saionji telling the story of how he became known as Ishio, the Stone King of Ibaraki.

Stone King is now available as an ebook on Amazon.  


War and Snowflakes follows a day in the life of Tsuruhara Iori, an ordinary high-school student, who has to seek refuge in a subterranean bunker during an Eschatos attack, and in the process, makes a friend of one of her schoolmates, Aragaki Koji, who has a history with the Self-Defense Force Titan Corps that he would rather keep secret.

War and Snowflakes is also available on Amazon. A sequel, titled War and Cherry Blossoms, which continues the story of Tsuruhara Iori, is due to be released on Amazon by spring 2014.

I have also written a standalone science-fiction story, called The Impossible Stairwell, which revolves around a high school student that discovers a hidden stairwell at his school that can transport him back and forth in time. The Impossible Stairwell can be found on Amazon.

More information on me and my books can be found at the TV Tropes Wiki.
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