Sex with robots is more common than most people think.

Spike ,'Lineage'


The Great Write Way, Act Three: Where's the gun?

A place for Buffistas to discuss, beta and otherwise deal and dish on their non-fan fiction projects.


erikaj - Feb 16, 2020 12:18:48 pm PST #6604 of 6626
This machine kills fascists

( continues...) denial in what seems like certain doom gets a bad rap. Instead, though, maybe we disabled Americans can serve our country best by being a model of, not uncomplaining sunniness, but action in the face of life largely without the sense that you will dominate it and bend it to your will. Maybe we can help create more inclusive beauty and productivity standards that help us see and value more of what people really have to give so that our struggles won't be compounded by the yearning for perfection. Maybe if we all accept, we are born into challenges, we can stop believing that anyone lives those perfect social-networking images.


Laura - Feb 17, 2020 1:57:29 am PST #6605 of 6626
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

insent, erikaj


Amy - Jun 15, 2020 5:42:49 am PDT #6606 of 6626
Because books.

Star Trek writer/fans!

StarTrek.com: Four themes This CBS Entertainment-owned website accepts pitches for essays, reported work, features, and more. There are some evergreen topics they always look for pitches on, which include timely responses to recent Star Trek episodes, interviews with one-off Star Trek guest stars, Trek related essays, personal essays that relate back to Trek, any reported work that ties current events back into Trek, deep dives, and listicles.

For July 2020, they're asking freelancers to pitch pieces specifically linking Star Trek to current events – the BLM movement, Black culture, and Black stories, and they say that going forward, this will be an evergreen topic. They're also accepting pitches for Star Trek and Canada Day (which is on July 1), Independence Day (July 4), and National Video Game Day (July 8). Details at intl.startrek.com/Pitching.


erikaj - Nov 13, 2020 12:07:23 pm PST #6607 of 6626
This machine kills fascists

I put a blog post up with an excerpt. enjoy! [link]


dcp - Nov 20, 2020 8:34:33 am PST #6608 of 6626
Empathy for Charlie and Algernon.

Boosting the signal for Alan Dean Foster vs. Disney: [link]


Topic!Cindy - Dec 29, 2020 9:56:58 am PST #6609 of 6626
What is even happening?

Wow, dcp. That's just horrible. And honesty -- how much could Alan Dean Foster's royalties be for novelizations? I don't even understand how they could continue to publish and have the brass not to pay. It's outrageous.

***Cleansing breath***

So, has anyone ever done Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way?

I'm using the book version [link] , not the video course [link] .

I'm only two days in. Morning pages are going fine, but I fear the artist date is going to be a challenge for me, right now.


sj - Dec 29, 2020 12:28:43 pm PST #6610 of 6626
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Cindy, I have. Though not recently. I’m thinking of starting again, but I would have the same problem with the artist dates. So, I was thinking after I can get a vaccine and can go to museums again.


Beverly - Dec 29, 2020 4:17:51 pm PST #6611 of 6626
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Post Deleted!


Beverly - Dec 29, 2020 4:19:21 pm PST #6612 of 6626
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

Sorry, just an oops. No worries!


Amy - Dec 29, 2020 4:32:19 pm PST #6613 of 6626
Because books.

I did morning pages for a while. I didn't get around to the artist's dates. I loved the idea of it all but it didn't really ... do anything for me? And the I started working regular 6 am shifts, and I was NOT getting up even earlier to struggle through pages.

For creativity inspiration, I liked Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.