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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2016, 06:16:31 PM »
and then someone gifted me a more regular-looking cover, lol. I'll think when I am done I will post the professional-looking one. The little girl in the flame pic is now what I am using as my FB avatar. I'll use it for something I am sure.

A cover for Second Front is going to be tougher. I had a simple mock-up on my blog.



I would hate to have to launch it with the mock-up as the cover.


Smart idea..
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2016, 06:17:29 PM »
Does this count as Science Fiction?


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« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2016, 06:19:14 PM »
Does this count as Science Fiction?



Yes, I guess it would.

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« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2016, 06:19:15 PM »
looks like a good show


It is..  It is GOT in space.
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« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2016, 06:19:42 PM »
Does this count as Science Fiction?




Yes..
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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2016, 06:20:54 PM »
My current favorite is The Expanse.. Excellent show.

I haven't seen it, but I've read a lot of good things about it.  I loved Defiance, when it was on SyFy. (hate that name, btw)
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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2016, 06:26:56 PM »
I haven't seen it, but I've read a lot of good things about it.  I loved Defiance, when it was on SyFy. (hate that name, btw)


It is excellent.. I loved Defiance when it was on SyFY as well. The ending was perfect.. I wish for a another season, but oh well.
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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2016, 06:37:37 PM »
I agree on the Deconstruction of Falling Stars was the best hour long TV show.

I agree it was a great episode, but my own personal favorite B5 episode is The Coming of Shadows.  There were just so many "wham" moments in that episode that we were all left open-mouthed after watching it.

To really show off my B5 geekiness, I suggest watching Midnight on the Firing Line (Season 1 Episode 1) back-to-back with The Coming of Shadows (Season 2 Episode 9). Those two episodes really highlight the symmetry of Londo's and G'kar's story arcs.  ^-^
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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2016, 08:52:02 PM »
The Hugo Awards... well... might be more than Puppies trolling them.

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/288989/chuck-tingle-space-raptor-butt-invasion-hugo-award-nomination/

Space Raptor Butt Invasion... nominee..um, er... How about those Cowboys...

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« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2016, 09:40:51 PM »
Space Raptor Butt Invasion

No... that was nominated by the Rabids, to satirize the infamous "story" nominated a couple of years ago, "If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love".  I'm not sure it was written as a satire, though.  *hmmmm*
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« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2016, 09:48:26 PM »
Check this out:


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« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2016, 10:07:13 PM »
The current meme are Nazi lizards from the center of the earth.

Oh man... I could have made an awesome INWO* deck based on that theme!

*Illuminati: New World Order, a trading card game that I loved to play about 20 years ago...
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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2016, 10:16:36 PM »
Check this out:


That looks... intriguing!  Like a cross between Interstellar and The Martian... 
*hmmmm*
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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2016, 10:18:19 PM »
That looks... intriguing!  Like a cross between Interstellar and The Martian... 
 *hmmmm*


I think so, I think I'll wait till it comes out on Digital..
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« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2016, 10:20:27 PM »
I have the reissue of the original Illuminati card game (the one from the early 1980s).

Neat! I never played the original Illuminati, though I did love INWO. :laugh:  Do you have any of the old Metagaming Micro Games?  (I do!)  ^-^
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« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2016, 10:30:22 PM »
dino mounted Nazi - kinda cool

Red Dwarf are getting a little long in the tooth

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« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2016, 12:40:18 AM »
Oh yes, Babylon 5 was my favorite show of the 90s.

My current favorites, I think, are the Arrow-verse shows on The CW: The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.

I love those shows too, and Marvel's Agents of Shield.

The Flash is special. Very uplifting, always puts a smile on my face. And all the ladies are lovely, as they are on the Arrow and LOT.
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« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2016, 12:46:38 AM »
I have a small offering if anyone is interested. Little novel called Cat's Claw. It's sci-fi, written in the style of the old movie serials.

There's a blurb and a sample chapter on my website, if anyone wants to read it though, just drop me a PM and I'll hook you up with a copy.
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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2016, 12:54:05 AM »
CW Seed has all the episodes of Almost Human and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Too bad Almost Human didn't make it. I liked it particularly because some of the scary tech on there is almost in our grasp today though it's set 30 or 40 years in the future.

http://www.cwseed.com/

And on the CW itself, I'm a huge fan of The 100. For some reason that show mesmerizes me.
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« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2016, 01:54:20 AM »
I have a small offering if anyone is interested. Little novel called Cat's Claw. It's sci-fi, written in the style of the old movie serials.

There's a blurb and a sample chapter on my website, if anyone wants to read it though, just drop me a PM and I'll hook you up with a copy.

That is a very good chapter. I need to be writing rather than reading though. I've got a couple things to finish and then I had this story idea I was calling "Escape from the Free Republic".... nothing definite, just an idea for now.

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« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2016, 06:37:48 PM »
I am going to need a beta reader for the novella in a few days. It's not very long, but it might grow a little in the next couple of days during rewrites.

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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2016, 07:09:06 PM »
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« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2016, 07:10:15 PM »
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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2016, 07:11:14 PM »
I can do it as long as it starts after next Sunday.  I'm writing a 15-page paper at the moment.

I wanted to have it posted by then, but if I can't then I'll PM you.


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