Bringing Back Dueling in the 21st Century: A Primer

It’s time to bring back dueling, in a limited fashion. There, I said it. This is not a popular opinion, I am sure, but in my opinion, it is something sorely needed today, as an answer to the toxic online culture where outright lies and defamation of character is all too common. First, let’s talk…

On Heroes, and “Flaws”

A recent post by Rawle Nyanzi on virtuous heroes and how they have been attacked and maligned by many in recent times got me thinking about both heroes, and the somewhat more broad topic of main characters. Specifically, as the title suggests, the obsession with character flaws. I remember seeing so much discussion of this…

WorldCon Must Bake the Cake

It’s been a little while, and even my periscoping schedule has fallen off a bit as things in the army have gotten busier. However, this is worth making note of. Those who’ve watched my periscopes or who follow me on Twitter will likely know at least something about the struggle between an author friend of…

A Quick Update, and a Free Short Story, Starfall

Hey everyone, I hope the new year had been going great! It’s been quiet here for a while, largely due to my army service, which really doesn’t allow time for writing blog posts (I have been periscoping, however, and you can follow me over there if you’re interested!) Things are going well, overall, and I’ve…