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W_L last won the day on May 20 2016

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    GA's Fluffy Teddy Bear

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    Boston, MA
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    Science fiction, History, Writing, Politics, economics, and philosophy

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  1. Yes, Fruit Basket is back!

    For those of you, who don't know I am a huge Anime/Manga fan as well as a GA author and this was a formative Anime and Manage series for me in my late teens. It showed me that Anime can be more than just giant robots or martial arts action, good animated stories has deep rich humanity behind its story.


    1. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      The first one I ever saw was my cousin's copy of Spirited Away. They started broadcasting Food Wars! on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. Can't say I agree with Nakiri Erina's "Valley Girl" speech patterns, but we can't get everything we want, LOL.


  2. Thanks @Thorn Wilde, I'll do Andre Aciman "Call me by your name" next month I used my monthly credit on "Red, White, and Royal Blue" as it was the best seller on audible LGBT section, 1st chapter reads/listens like an episode of "West Wing" with a twist of modern input, political history/perspective and 21st century irreverence are a fun combination. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I do enjoy the backdrops and enjoy complex intrigues. It's one reason why I enjoy Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series, despite being fantasy, there's tons of political intrigue, scandal, and blackmail in the fantasy kingdom of Skala that the story is set.
  3. I own the physical copies of Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series, along with the e-book versions. However, I decided to branch out once more and bought the audible versions. What took me 1-2 months to read in the past, I finished in a little over a week of continuous listening, while I was sick in bed. It's a mainstream 7 fantasy book series with LGBT lead characters, a novelty for the genre. (I also own Tamir Triad in print and e-book). Maybe audio isn't as visceral as reading it with your eyes, but in some ways, hearing a story has a certain kind of appeal as well. I checked the audible website there's only 3,125 LGBT titles, so it's a limited selection, sadly. Even reading at a good rate of 320 words per minute, a major feat for one eye, I can't sustain the speed for more than an hour before stopping. I wonder if anyone else has suggestions or a better way to read stories with more human-like synthesizers than what Microsoft offers? Does anyone else share my fondness for audio books? Is there a medium where I can find LGBT stories in audio?
  4. Finished the Night Runner series, so who else should I read. Any suggestions

    1. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      I recommend C James's Circumnavigation, if you haven't read it already.   :)

  5. 2-0 US won over Holland, it's a consecutive win and 4th overall for women's soccer. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/07/sports/soccer/usa-vs-netherlands-score.html Beyond this victory, another victory for LGBTQAI+ is the fact that this is the 1st major sporting event, where both teams had a large contingent of "out" athletes in current roster. https://www.outsports.com/2019/6/11/18660301/out-gay-lesbian-bi-2019-women-world-cup-soccer
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    It would not be amiss for the novice to write the last paragraph of his story first, once a synopsis of the plot has been carefully prepared - as it always should be H.P Lovecraft

    Funny thing about his writing style, he loved writing the cliffhanger first, then wrote the rest of the story in order to support the cliffhanger. In that way, he's probably one of the most diabolical writers ever.

  7. Re-Reading all 7 books of Nightrunner Series + Glimpses for the summer

    Anyone else have reading plans?

    1. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      I'll be reading The Island of Beyond, by Elizabeth Atkinson. Non-GA. It's a favorite of mine, especially for summer.   :D

      11-year-old Martin is perfectly content to spend summer vacation in front of the TV, eating cereal and reading comic books. His dad, however, has other ideas. To "toughen him up", Martin's dad takes him to Maine, to live with his great-Aunt Lenore on the tiny island of Beyond. Martin is convinced he'll go through hell---until he meets a wild child who calls himself Solo. But Aunt Lenore, Solo, the island, and even Martin himself all seem to have secrets to hide....

  8. I feel so old....looks at calendar....ugh!

    1. Daddydavek


      Poor thing, I've got nearly 40 years on you!

    2. Drew Espinosa

      Drew Espinosa

      Happy Birthday, Teddy Bear! :hug: 

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Happy Birthday, Teddy!   :hug:

  9. Happy Birthday!

  10. W_L

    Game 7

    It's cool, I am happy to see St. Louis win Stanley cup. Boston fans aren't that crazy "must win" it all, we're satisfied with Football and Baseball this year, plus our huge trove of old basketball championships that no one, not even Jordan, could take. St. Louis lost a lot of things, they lost their basketball team in 1950's and Rams a few years ago, their city needed this win. Also, not to speak ill of my home team, but seriously if you can't win 3 games at home in the championships with game 7 on home ice, it's you're own fault. Congrats @Dabeagle on the win, I'll be rooting for the Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres this year Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints for football I'll support my home team Bruins and Celtics though, they need all the help they can get.
  11. I guess you can't win them all :(

    2 Championships is fine in one year, anymore and we'd might turn into Detroit.

  12. I had a wonderful Pride Weekend, volunteered at City Hall to help set up.

    The cherry on top was enjoying the Boston Bruins beat St. Louis Blues 5-1 in their home field forcing a game 7.

    Wednesday will be a fun night in Boston :)

  13. Sometimes, I feel like I am still a kid, still have a lot to learn about life and experience to have in the future like finding that special "person" to share my life with.


    Other times, I feel like an Adult, cold and harsh with responsibilities to the world I live in and people I surround myself with.


    Being Thirtysomething is weird

    1. Daddydavek


      It gets weirder....

  14. Is anyone into Godzilla movies? I am looking forward to the movie this Friday with him facing his 3 rivals. Kaiju movies are just fun action movies with some social commentary on atomic weapons and ecology.

    Godzilla, the titular King, might be a big jock at times when he fights, but he's pretty chill king, who just swimming in the ocean most of the time, and actually avoids causing unnecessary destruction, unless people provoke him.

    Mothra is the queen of monsters, she's pretty colorful and benevolent in most of the Japanese movies from what I've heard. Who can be afraid of a lady butterfly with hurricaine force wings and blinding death beams?

    Rodan is the monster with anger management issues, he's just usually pissed off at something in all the movies. Hotheaded, but he has his own way of behaving and doesn't give a crap about anyone else, unless you bother him.

    Ghidorah, the 3 headed devil, he's always evil. I wonder if they'll use his origin story from the old movies as a creature from another world that destroys life on every planet he visits. Might allow the introduction of aliens into the movie universe.

  15. Since I've turned my attention from Sci-Fi to Fantasy with my binging of Game of Thrones, I just had an idea in my head.


    Has anyone ever done a Historical Science Fantasy story involving historical figures, aliens with seemingly magical technology and unknown motives, and political intrigue?


    If I do end up writing the story, I'd call it "The Once and Future Prince"

    1. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Like the movie John Carter, but deeper? Sounds interesting.  :)

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