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Creating non-human sentient species

Good day to all, In this post I'm going to talk about non-humans in sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural fiction. More specifically, making new species. The recipe for making an alien used to be: take a human, make his eyes weird, change his skin colour, and give him tentacles. Voila, a ready to made alien. Just… Continue reading Creating non-human sentient species

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The Ending

Hola amigos, So why do we read fiction? What compels us to pick up a book and read it, to drag cash out of our thinning wallet so that we can smell the newly-bought pages as we shove our noses in them? Experience. That's why. We want to experience life from the perspective of a… Continue reading The Ending

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Mary Sue OCs

MARY SUES We all know them. We all hate them. We all rant about them. And yet, what are they? Obviously, they're a bland perfect self-insert that gets all the guys (or girls), but can we be more specific please? Here is my (incomplete) list of Mary Sues, Clich├ęs, and unoriginal plotlines. But of course,… Continue reading Mary Sue OCs

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Being an author

Good day mates, Being an author... even calling myself an author makes me uncomfortable. To me the world author means published, finished, professional... it means being somewhat good at writing. For me, writing is my life, but does that make me an author? I'm currently working on my first book. As it is now, I'll… Continue reading Being an author

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Intolerence in the media

I'm a person who's always considered myself to be tolerant. I think that Asians are smart, and that black people can dance better, so this makes me a good person, right? I've recently become aware that not everybody thinks this way. An Asian friend of mine gets rather offended when people assume she's good at… Continue reading Intolerence in the media