I checked the robotic mouse that was waiting on an X taped on the floor. Okay, my owlish friend, time for the test. "Catch the mouse." The larger robot on her perch turned her head to blink unevenly at me with yellow eyes. Her beak opened into a shrill "Whyyy?" "What?" I asked. "Go hunt!"… Continue reading Glimmer: OwW1
Once upon a bright Californian desert, I lived in fear of the sun. That fear might have been inspired by an incident with a seat buckle when I was a toddler. Back then, car seats exposed more metal than what's allowed today. I don't remember the incident but know I witnessed my sister burn on… Continue reading Shades of Memory
This is an announcement of my new pen name-- --and a quick question-and-answer about it. Q: What Do We Call You? A: The A stands for several names I've gone by offline. If that's how you know me, then continue on. Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism are familiar with how that works. The… Continue reading Moving Shadows Pen Name
A speculative fiction author published a blog post that I feel needs attention before it spreads through the writing community as gospel. In "Discrimination in the Writing World", David Farland opened with, A few days ago, I saw a Facebook post from a woman who complained that she didn’t want to see panels by “boring,… Continue reading David Farland Missed the Point About Discrimination in the Writing World
This post starts with a warning. It's a little depressing. Heavy, even. I actually meant to publish it weeks ago but didn't thinking about adults insulting infants, mass extinction, and animals stuffing their homes with human trash, and that only covers half of the topic! Well, we are at Shadows in Mind. Here are the… Continue reading Weird Science in the News – 180818
Quick Updates Tweeting Again I can give ❤️s again! Twitter emailed me an apology for the inconvenience of locking me out of then restricting my account. The email confirmed that an automated system is charged with removing spam accounts. "[I]t looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake."… Continue reading Tweeting Again -and- Oh, Horror!