What’s up with that name?

Gestalt. I first really encountered that word when I was looking at Final Fantasy 13. The eidolons (a Summoned Beast by any other name would kick as much booty) changed forms from humanoid to sweet ride in two shakes of a chocobo's tail, and for some reason the game designers called it 'Gestalt.' "Oooh. That... Continue Reading →

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Chapter 23: The Reasons Why

Scene: whatever the scene is. — Description of a panel Character 1: “Speaking.” Character 2: (acting) Ch1: “Replying. And if there’s a lot of text, split it up between as many panels as you wish.” Scene: The Gan mansion, in Gus' room. There is a plain bed, a weight-lifting bench with several metal plates on... Continue Reading →

Chapter 22: Timed Game

From a 2015 New York Times blog, "The debate over how to pronounce GIF, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format, re-emerged this week when Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the widely used Web illustration, declared it should be pronounced “jif,” like the brand of peanut butter, rather than with a hard G sound." I, personally,... Continue Reading →

Give Up

Yes, you read that right. Give up. Give up on that job promotion. Give up on that savings account. Give up on that relationship. Yes, that one. Give up on that fitness goal. Give up on the retirement goal. Give up on that dream. You're not going to make it. The road is too steep.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 21: Square One

Scene: whatever the scene is. — Description of a panel Character 1: “Speaking.” Character 2: (acting) Ch1: “Replying. And if there’s a lot of text, split it up between as many panels as you wish.” Scene: Outside Andy's room at the Gan mansion. --Ling knocks on Andy's door, holding a tray of food. Ling: "Andy?"... Continue Reading →

Chapter 20: Blood Safe, part 4

Yeh, this should do it. Sorry for the expanded story, but between writing and writing and writing and having a life, things get busy, a story gets over-written and then I don't have time to condense things down... yeah. So, here goes. Recap: Yuri has Ling! Andy has a plan! Turney has an idea! Marv... Continue Reading →

Chapter 19: Blood Safe, part 3

Whew! Things are getting tense! And I'm not just talking about with the Butler. I'm nearing the end of the second draft of my novel (tentatively called "Mather's Odds"), and should have it done by the end of the month! Then it's a week to tweak, and off to the editors! And I'm still posting... Continue Reading →

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