Shooting Windows — Fury Triad Research

Shooting Windows — Fury Triad Research

I love photographing windows, usually the view from within.  And when it comes to windows, there is nothing I love more than leaded glass. When we were in England in March 2013, I shot several views from Erinyes Manor Baddesley Clinton. It’s difficult to explain what it’s like visiting a place after you’ve already absorbed it into the fantasy world you’re building, absorbed it because of its floorplan, its history–chosen for very practical...

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Fanfiction [occasional] Monday [on Thursday] – AO3 & Hugos!

Fanfiction [occasional] Monday [on Thursday] – AO3 & Hugos!

Because a writer writes. Because publication does not define who is and isn’t a writer. Because I am a proud member of supporter of @ao3org and because the #hugos2019 rock!     An Internet Fan Fiction Archive Is Nominated for a Hugo Archive of Our Own is a finalist in the prestigious Hugo award’s Best Related Works category—which means thousands of fanfics are Hugo finalists. This week, the Hugo awards—a set of literary...

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How much difference is there between a billionaire lifestyle and a half-billionaire lifestyle?

How much difference is there between a billionaire lifestyle and a half-billionaire lifestyle?

And no, that’s not a trick question. Nor is it a failure of my dys-brain, which as disordered as it is, can actually understand that particular mathematical concept. Just don’t ask me what 7×8=. But, billions and half-billions? I understand the concept and am yet very confused about it. I’m certain there must be a big difference in the lifestyles of those who are worth one amount rather than the other, because if there...

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Harry Potter & Beautiful Disaster Launch #fanstuffmonday, yay!

Harry Potter & Beautiful Disaster Launch  #fanstuffmonday, yay!

I love the idea that readers fall in love with books and characters and turn around and want to create their own stories, art, etc. Fan art  can be images representing the author’s creation or images the represent the artist’s ideas of what might have happened, or might happen. Today, this fan art on tumblr grabbed my eye and absolutely wouldn’t let go. I haven’t read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire but this made me...

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In Which a Deck of Cards May Have Taken Over the Dys-Brain

In Which a Deck of Cards May Have Taken Over the Dys-Brain

I’m busily back in the world of the Fury Triad. Want to know what I’ve been researching lately? Can I tell you without giving away any spoilers? I think maybe I can. Back in the 1400s a card game called Tarocchi became popular amongst the wealthy in what we know today as Italy. [Amongst: a sign my brain is living in the UK, now!] It was known by different names in different parts of Europe, including Tarot in France. These cards...

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