Category Archives: Process Geekery

Brust, Zelazny, Skill, Taste and a very brief life update

I told myself I wouldn’t do anything productive tonight, out of respect for my poor brain (and knees – trail running is gorgeous, except for the wonky terrain, which my already fucked up knees didn’t appreciate). Sunday, I got back … Continue reading

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I’ve So Much Past Inside My Present

I’m home sick from work today with vertigo. Vertigo sucks. I’ve had it once before – it started after I finished recovering from a particularly nasty bout with the flu a few years back, and it stuck around for a … Continue reading

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Edit-either and Edit-or

Back at work today, everything feels surreal and wrong. It’s interesting to work in a job where a new year means a completely clean slate. It’s almost enough to bleed over into other parts of my life. Almost. That being … Continue reading

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My 10 Rules of Writing (Warning: may contain inadvertent life advice)

There’s a meme going around the other VP alums about our personal 10 rules of writing. I tried to go for something more meta and focus on the hard-won lessons I’ve learned over the years. Part of being a writer … Continue reading

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Blank is a story about… SQUIRREL!

Coming out of the post-VP fog (and illness) with a strong desire to do ALL THE THINGS (and if you are unfamiliar of the origins of this phrase, I’d highly recommend reading this post over on Hyperbole and a Half, … Continue reading

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This…

…illustrates my point exactly: “People say ‘It’s all about the story,’” Hendrickson said. “When you’re making tentpole films, bullshit.” Hendrickson showed a chart of the top 12 all-time domestic grossers, and noted every one is a spectacle film. Of his … Continue reading

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I AM big. It’s the pictures that got small.

Today on twitter, Damien Walter posted the question, “Do you want or expect more from an SF/Fantasy story / film etc than entertainment?” Because twitter is seriously limiting on the amount of space to go into this in any kind … Continue reading

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… and jetpacks. Definitely jetpacks.

“This future sucks. I hate archiving and tagging everything.” I read that on twitter tonight (by the hilarious royb0t), so I started writing about why I liked that one so much. That’s really awesome, actually. We thought the future would … Continue reading

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#FuckPlanB and fuck #FuckPlanB

There’s been a lot of talk going around on Twitter in the past few days about #FuckPlanB. For those not familiar, it’s meant to be an inspiring call to arms for struggling and would-be artists to cast off the shackles … Continue reading

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We may do science for now, but in the end science will do us all in

So technically I’m now a published author. Actually, it would be more apt to say that I’m now a published technical author. Ahem. So there’s that. It’s a strange thing, seeing this thing in the world. It’s an extension of … Continue reading

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