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Archive for April, 2009

19 Apr

Vampires need heart

So we were playing Champions of Norrath last night and when Mormaz pulled out his heart, I immediately thought that the vampires could be searching for their hearts. This doesn’t dovetail too well with a stake, ala Anita in Obsidian Butterfly. Anyway, I could spin this as in heart == love, but I’m not sure [...]

13 Apr

Fledgling and Saltation

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller produced two excellent examples of Serialized Science Fiction and look to turn a buck on it. A huge difference between them and myself is that they are scarred veterans of the publishing world. :-> Anyway, here are some links to the examples: Fledgling …the story of Theo Waitley and how [...]

13 Apr

On the Run

Okay, the young adult work is going to be called On the Run – and I don’t have a clue where the title came from… Oh, I know I have Gordie running from the others, but I just realized as I was typing a character sketch on Virgina Grieves – First Character Sketch that the [...]

13 Apr

Why I love Pandora.com

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, I never would have found him without Pandora.com.

13 Apr

Gordie Riker

Gordie Riker is a vampire who was turned in his teenage years. He is from Chicago, white, and grew up on the Blues Shouters of that era. He likes the Internet because he can easily get his hands on music at places like Pandora, i.e., his music collection is portable. Currently he is listening to [...]

13 Apr

Why the vampire interest?

My son saw Twilight and hated all of the teen angst. The Monster is 12, wants to be scared, but doesn’t want kissing. He has been playing Morrowind and has been toying with being a werewolf and vampire in it. So he finally asked me to find age appropriate books for him and by the [...]

12 Apr

5 songs for hell

You’ve died and you are going to hell. You have no idea why or what it is like. A lady pops in front of you (this is actually the genesis of the character for Vampire face) and you hear a voice state: “You have 5 minutes to decide on the 5 songs you will hear [...]

12 Apr

Space vampire

Hmm, I remember when Atlas Comics hit the scene – I really liked their Planet of Vampires. But I seem to recall an even shorter lived comic in which the astronauts were just orbiting the Earth. Okay, I’m fixating on that and not the scratch. A shuttle is returning from a mission. As it lands, [...]

12 Apr

Vampire face

So I have an image in my mind of an ethereal woman – her hair must be long and blonde. I can see it now, whipping about her face. Her distingushing characteristic is that she lacks a mouth – which being a vampire, would seem like an evolutionary deadend. Her tounge must lash out, a [...]

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