Here’s something I said on Twitter:
"I’d play a video game in the ALIEN world in which you’re an android saving people from xenomorphs and you have to repair damage to yourself."
I wrote this in the wake of my (predictable) disappointment in Aliens: Colonial Marines and my almost…
Inspired by Hugh Howey’s controversial author earnings report—and romance author Tessa Dare's calculation of her earnings based on the report's assumptions—I decided to calculate my own Hugh Howey Income, using Howey's methodology to find out how much money I made last year.
Last November, my…
The Internet is a magical place.
So is South Plainfield, New Jersey.
Thank you, Rachel Fershleiser, Jeremy West and the amiable wife of Guy Gonzalez!
I have been wanting a photo of the intersection of Eleanor and Park since I wrote the book!
Welp, today has officially been worthwhile!
We are all part of Rachel’s army, it seems. :-)
I’m a big supporter of people getting worked up, to be fair. I’m all for discussing terms and people’s ideas about what they mean, because honestly I think agreeing on definitions is the first step to productive arguing.
Then again, the same people who get upset about the term “Dark Ages” are often the same people who are incensed when you point out that Eurasians gained immunity to diseases via centuries of rolling around in cow turds and drinking the same water they pooped in.
Much of the credit for European military success in the New World can be handed to the superiority of their weapons, their literary heritage, even the fact they had unique load-bearing mammals, like horses. These factors combined, gave the conquistadors a massive advantage over the sophisticated civilisations of the Aztec and Inca empires.
And then goes on to admit the truth:
They had never experienced smallpox, measles or flu before, and the viruses tore through the continent, killing an estimated 90% of Native Americans.
It’s pretty easy to defeat a continent with your superior literary heritage when 90% of them are already dead.
A new favorite Tumblr? I haz it!