Monthly Archives: June 2018
I finished The Centuries Unlimited this week, so you’re getting some conlanging! This project’s goal was simple: derive the tenses (and voices and aspects) of verbs from prepositions. For example, the epic poem Tipi-kan-tan-Tuta (Tipi from outside of Tuta) has … Continue reading
“The bullet was stopped inside the shmoo’s body,” said Anne. “But it didn’t hit a bone. This thing doesn’t seem to have any. And this steaming discharge. Nothing alive could be that hot. Not while it was alive. But when … Continue reading
So I was just innocently minding my own business, reading through the stories nominated for the Hugo awards this year, when I was accosted, wrestled to the floor, and tickled to death by “A Series of Steaks,” by Vina Jie-Min … Continue reading
Date: 6/26/2018 Place: Haji Dimitar, Sofia, Bulgaria Listening to: Home Phillip Phillips Cover – Peter Hollens Words: 104,314 Chapters: 26 First line: She came into my life like a train wreck. Last line: Her laughter flew up to the blue sky and … Continue reading
Freaking Teranesia! Methalate my regulatory network, but is this a good book! Teranesia hit me squarely in the center of everything I like: speculative biology, psychological drama, and political machinations. It’s about trauma and recovery, about life going on, and … Continue reading
Wisteria leaves Growing around my window Soften the sunlight
The sofa is warm. A breeze from the rain outside. Grandmas have the kids.
(first)(previous) “Lightbringer Tamer of night Blossom of hours unleashed” — Vienna Teng, “Landsailor” Nothing ever surprised Jody Ann Farewell. She had walked out of her flat in Kingston, scanned the street, and found the red-plate taxi that would take her … Continue reading
The smell of janki Fermenting on the sidewalk. How ineficient.
Today one of my students showed me the new English words she’d learned last week from Factfulness, which I’d recommended to her. Included on the list were: “devastatingly,” “mislead,” and “gag.” Damn good words! Factfulness is somewhere between a book … Continue reading