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  1. Myr

    Fleshing it Out

    Another great article! Thanks @Comicality
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    Lag Spikes When Posting

    We have switched back to the internal search system. This should speed things back up, but you're going to see the search index building dialog for awhile.
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    Lag Spikes When Posting

    I think this is tied to the search system as other sites are reporting similar issues. We'll have to look into it further. I've not seen it happen yet myself.
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    Lag Spikes When Posting

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    Lag Spikes When Posting

    We will check into it.
  6. This is an interesting fantasy world that doesn't really have magic. There is a very large series of these books, including a couple of spin-off series. It's a well-developed world and the books do have some good emotional impact. There is one note of caution here. For some strange reason, the books in this series are NOT stand alone. They end abruptly without warning and start right back up in the next book. So be aware, that if you pick up this book and like it, you're looking down the barrel of 9 books to get the full story with them getting a little more book-like towards the end. Definitely an enjoyable series!
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    Writing Prompts #676 & #677

    I hope everyone is having a great week! I'll be filling in for Renee for a while. It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection. Prompt 676 – Creative Tag – The Myth There are myths all are all around the world to explain nature. Your task is to write a ta/’le explaining why volcanos explode. Prompt 677 – Creative Tag – List of words Use the following words in a story – An old photo, a book, a bird, a topaz ring, and a newspaper. Did you write a prompt response last week? Don't forget to share it below.
  8. The first thing I need everyone to do today is click on the Follow Button. This blog is something Authors should be following as a great way to participate in the community. Whether it is writing an anthology story or two or three for the Fall Anthologies or reading the ones below and leaving a review, participation is a great way to get yourself or your stories in front of more people. And in case you need this... *hint* *hint* This week's flashback brings us up to Spring of 2012 with the topic of It Wasn't Me!
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    Doing a little clean up

    I did a little clean up earlier on my blogs to get everything into one place. This makes it a bit easier for me to manage. Feel free to follow this blog if you want to get alerts on the various things I post from movies, books, games to odd gadgets and tools. So much to do... off to set up tomorrow's anthology flashback...
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    Play Station 4 Pro

    If you are looking for a distraction... this does a good job of that. It is not as powerful as the Xbox One X, but it's hard to tell unless you uber snobby on your 4k screens or have a 4k projector. Anyway, it's a good system with some great exclusive story based games. For my comparison on gaming systems, I posted a little topic in the Video Game forum, if you haven't read it.
  11. Instead of the usual Tuesday Tech Blog this week, I'm taking the day to wish my first online author friend a very very happy 20th Anniversary of him posting his stories for us all to enjoy! On June 19, 1998, 20 years ago today, Comicality posted his first chapter of New Kid In School on Nifty. https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/highschool/new-kid-in-school/ (If you look at chapter 1-2, you'll see the date stamp) Comicality hooked me right away on his stories. I emailed him early, and we had a few exchanges. Eventually, I formed Gay Authors, and I got him as my very first Hosted Author here. Comicality is, in fact, the only author who still has a hosted site here on Gay Authors. https://www.gayauthors.org/comicality/ 💗💜 Love you Lots Comsie! 💜💗 Thanks for all the great memories for the last 20 years! 🍹 Here is to many, many more! 🍹
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    I mentioned the Eragon books a few weeks ago. They did make a movie out of the book. I liked the movie enough, but it has some weaknesses. The director's leather fetish for the young male actors was not one of them. This is worth seeing if you enjoy fantasy, dragons etc. The effects were done well and Jeremy Irons always adds some gravitas to what he shows up in. And the bad guy is played by John Malcovitch. Check it out.
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    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    Tolkien strikes me as too much of a world builder. The stories drove me nuts because he'd spend far too much time on songs and languages and not do anything to move the story forward. A Milieu story from Orson Scott Card's MICE quotient: http://blog.karenwoodward.org/2012/10/orson-scott-card-mice-quotient-how-to.html Milieu stories typically drive modern folks crazy. Example: The excessively long starship opening sequences in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, etc. Parodied in Spaceballs. Drawing it out to show scale and induce wonder. Modern audiences don't have the attention span for that anymore. lol. Doesn't matter if it is a book or a movie.
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    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    There is quite a history in the 30's of two friendly writing rivals... Mr. C.S. Lewis and Mr. J.R.R. Tolkien. They inspired and challenged each other. Both of them had a desire to write the moral tenants of Christianity without propagandizing it. The Chronicles of Narnia roughly parallel the Bible, actually. The Magician's Nephew is the story of creation. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is the story of the resurrection. The Horse and His Boy is a parable of sorts. Prince Caspian is about the perseverance of faith. Voyage of the Dawn Treader has a number of parables as well as the perseverance of faith (Reepicheep) and redemption (Eustance). The Silver Chair is a parable. And The Last Battle is the end and what comes next. All that is if you want some deeper meaning from the stories. If you're just looking for something good to read, then this is worth the time.
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    Peaks and Valleys

    @Timothy M. this is a personal favorite coaster of mine : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYNvlfAvlvs Heck, my life is so much like a roller coaster I even hear the screaming. lol. Another great article @Comicality

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