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My fiction writing critique group is looking to add a few new members! We have been meeting in person once per month for the past several years to critique our WIP novels with the intent to publish traditionally or indie. We usually meet the 2nd Thursday of every month, near Downtown Sacramento. Our current members write across all genres, though overwhelmingly in Science Fiction and Fantasy for YA and Adult. 

If you are interested in learning more and possibly joining, plan to submit the first 5000 words of one of your WIP novels and tell us about yourself and your writing goals so we can get a sense for whether you might be a good fit for our group. Your WIP does not need to be perfect--that's why we meet every month!--but your WIP does need to be the best you know how to make it. Please email me (richard@underpope.com) if you are interested and I'll provide the details on how to submit your WIP and writing goals.
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This friendly rock-hopper penguin welcomes you! (Tagged by my friend Andrea Stewart. Andrea is a member of my face-to-face writers’ group, WordForge. She’s wicked talented and a really neat person to boot. Check out her website and her fiction.)  So many…
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A brilliant novel. You should read this one.
 
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Despondent Dalek. Perhaps upset that its plans to exterminate our kitchen were thwarted?
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Friend of mine is going to make a "Best lists of best of 2013" list. I'm going to include his list in my "List of best lists of best lists of best lists of best of 2013" list.
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how many levels of recursion do you plan on doing here?
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Advent! Atheism! Christianity! A new look for my blog! Etc!
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Well written (as always).  I actually saw one of those billboards a few weeks back on the train to class, and I honestly don't think I'd have noticed if the fundie crowd hadn't raised a stink about them.  

Also, for my $HOLIDAY present, I want people who celebrate Christmas/Solstice/Saturnalia/Chaunakkah (when it coincides), $HOLIDAY to stop being arseholes and just understand that there are plenty of winter celebrations to enjoy.
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If two beetles of the family Curculionidae are running for public office, you should always vote for the smaller one; after all, it would be the lesser of two weevils.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Okay, I'll show myself out.
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What's the beetle analogue to Cthulhu?  After all, why vote for the lesser of two weevils.
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Brave men and women clash with evil chickens in "Roosterville", a story I just put online on my website. Enjoy!

(Mind you, it's a very silly story. Don't think too hard while reading it, or you'll sprain something.)
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Okay, so possibly I'm feeling grumpier than usual today.
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At least I know where my towel is.
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Sleepy meerkat at the SF Zoo.
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New blog post about nothing in particular.
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A wee thought for you. Given that Neanderthals probably had a highly symbolic culture marked by burial of the dead and even a sophisticated language, and given that about 1 to 4% of human DNA is probably Neanderthal in origin, and given that some primal instincts or perhaps even cultural notions can be passed on genetically... How possible is it that some of what we consider the most basic elements of our symbolic interpretations of the cosmos go back to our Neanderthal cousins?

Or maybe I've just had too much coffee.
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+Yin Huey Lai , I have had too much coffee before.  It was a slow shift at the café I was working in, and a friend and regular came in, and we decided to play drinking games, but with espresso shots instead of booze.   I lost so badly that I downed 14 shots of espresso in 1/2 hour.  Given the side-effects, I can say definitively that there is indeed such a thing as too much.
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