Saturday, June 30, 2012

My Writing Website

I know I've been MIA lately, but the reason is a very good one. I've written a novel, and am in the process of marketing myself to agents, and then publishers.

I created a website, purchased the domain name and enabled email services. I did this all on my own, with help from Squarespace. I'm not a coder, but I can implement code tags and I can WYSIWYG with the best of them.

Lola's Writing Website
Lola's Writing Website Email Address

The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society posts science videos on Youtube, and they have my favorite science TV host, Bill Nye (the science guy! Not the British actor—though I like Bill Nighy very much, too). I haven't seen him since his great guest spots on Ed Begley Jr.'s show Living With Ed.

Bill Nye's Website

(Thank you to The Mary Sue for posting one of these videos)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

R-Rated Scenes Drawn as Illustrations for Children

The Mary Sue has become one of my favorite sites lately. I get their items through the Pulse app on my Kindle. I have the urge to re-post almost every article I see on the site. I'll try not to do that, because then my blog would just be an aggregate site. But it's Sunday afternoon, and I'm still swaying from side-to-side from the cruise on which I just went, so I'm going to refer to another article from them.

The site posted illustrations from Pixar illustrator Josh Cooley depicting well-known scenes from R-rated movies as children's pictures. It is wonderful.

Robots Aid in the Search for Amelia Earhart

The website The Mary Sue reports that robots are being deployed to assist in the search for clues regarding the fate of Amelia Earhart. According to the article, researchers will be aided by sonar mapping and a "high-definition video camera and manipulator arms of a TRV 005 robot."

The renewed search for artifacts pertaining to what happened to Amelia Earhart inspired part of the book I wrote. It doesn't have to do with Amelia Earhart specifically, but I incorporate aircraft salvage as a plot point. I don't try to make the section about anything as specific as a historically relevant wreckage. Instead, it's about a research team that finds something very different.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Episodes, Season 2 Episode 1

Showtime released this for us to enjoy. Thank you Showtime! Still bummed that I don't have Showtime so that I can watch the whole season in real time. Hey—we got HBO. That's gonna be $20/month right there!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Daenerys' Lost and Found Flyer

This is hilarious. Someone very clever made a poster for Daenerys' (Game of Thrones) lost dragons. My favorite part is the pre-cut bits at the bottom with "Call Jorah".