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Non-Fiction

Shall We Dance?: Legend’s Lily and the Subversion of the Damsel Stereotype

As Darkness emerges from a mirror in all his monstrous bulk to woo his intended bride, Lily fearfully resists his advances, every inch the protesting innocent. However, as Darkness makes clear that he is not looking for a meal, but a wife, she cunningly tempers her responses to him, going so far as to deliberately provoke him and then to laugh coyly when he rages.

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Game Rediscoveries: Katamari Damacy

Let’s start with the basics. You are this little dude and for each level of the game you are to push around this big ball and roll up as many items as you can within the allotted time. At first you can only roll the smallest items on the level, but the more you roll up the bigger your ball gets. The bigger your ball, the larger things you can roll up. Roll up as much as you can and make your ball as big as possible within the time allowed.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-20

Lots of nice comments on Valentine's "Light on the Water" – http://bit.ly/Awb1S # What are your favorite #Halloween themed #fantasy short stories or #books? # Slattery's Brain Harvest story kicks butt – http://bit.ly/37Qlnq # piece on game economies – http://bit.ly/2WtM7Y # I'm trying to pick my three favorite stories from Fantasy Magazine between November 1st, […]

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Snapshots: Cable 18, Strange Tales 1, Buffy The Vampire Slayer 28, Deadpool 15, Marvel Zombies Return 1, The Boys 34

Every week (more or less) our devastatingly handsome comic reviewer Paul Duggan gives us the lowdown on comics that have inspired, amused, bored or downright annoyed him. He will do anything for comics, but he won’t do that.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-19

Cool- http://bit.ly/Cxawo # Genevieve Valentine's excellent "Light on the Water" is today's fiction: http://bit.ly/8zWkD # RT @SFcrowsnest Victorian Steampunk Society staging exhibition of steampunk art, contraptions and sculptures etc. http://bit.ly/ON7re # RT @PublishersWkly Cory Doctorow kicks off a unique publishing experiment–and a monthly PW column: http://bit.ly/15nMrL #fb # Booklife should be awesome – http://bit.ly/1qoJR # […]

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-18

Who else is going to steamcon next weekend? # Headed to hear the Kevin Smith Q&A tonight, it's my bday present to Wayne. # I would like to find a steam-punky iphone case – any recommendations? # On Sunday 10/18 from 1-3pm, Books of Wonder (NYC) hosts nine authors of fantasy novels for young readers: […]

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-17

This is going to kick some ass!! http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/ # Are you an EVE player? http://www.jinx.com/eve.aspx?news=210 # Working on the podcast for Lavie Tidhar's new story, read by Eric Francis – http://bit.ly/1s8AQB # SF – feminized or sexist? http://bit.ly/Uqp22 Who's for "moronic relationship drama"? # This looks like e cool spy MMORPG, "The Agency" – http://bit.ly/1pELN1 […]

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Beautiful Dreamer: Alethea Kontis Interviews Lora Innes

The best books in life are the one you’re surprised by — the ones where you see the cover and think, “Huh. This looks cool.”…and then you don’t come up for air until you’ve read all the way through to the end.

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Cons For Pros, Part Four: Follow Up and Follow Through

However, as you learn more about the industry, you will also find that you’re sometimes given contradictory advice. One professional says you must do something one way to make it in the industry, while another says that such an act would make it impossible to succeed.

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Cons For Pros, Part Three: At The Con

…personal opinion, when couched in polite terms, can show an industry professional that you have not only played the game but also have an in-depth understanding of the setting and mechanics. A pet peeve, when expressed diplomatically, can open the opportunity for conversation, rather than shutting it down.