Lockpick Pornography, Bible Camp Bloodbath, and Pals – Joey Comeau Again

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“I feel the way bank robbers must feel just before they go out on that last big job that ends up getting them all killed. That is to say, optimistic.” Lockpick Pornography  Joey Comeau As I said yesterday, I went on an epic hunt for Joey Comeau, but it appears he must be deep in… Read more »

Lockpick Pornography, Bible Camp Bloodbath, and Pals – Joey Comeau

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“These are my options if I want to become a serial killer? I’m killing people because I’m either a gold digger or a woman scorned? What, I can’t kill people because it’s fun?” “Yeah,” Helen said. “Why can’t I kill people because it’s exciting and new? This is bullshit.” From We Are Become Pals, Chapter… Read more »

Bruce Willis and Dragons: Two Legendary Creatures ~ Guest post by Greg X Graves

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________________________________________ Zombies, necromancers and orbital death platforms are not the only things that come out of the mind of Greg X Graves.  Greg was nice enough to open up said mind and let some more thoughts spill out for your consideration.  Read on: ________________________________________ Imagine Bruce Willis. Now imagine a dragon. Now imagine Bruce Willis… Read more »

Greg X Graves Interview

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Ever have a dream where you’re being chased by a tyrannosaurus rex and everybody’s really scared but then you’re suddenly riding it and having all sorts of fun and everybody thinks that its really cool? I do. Every night. Greg X Graves The Interview Part I: The requisite writing questions Why do you write? Have… Read more »

Orbital Death Platforms, Necromancers and Greg X Graves: Webfic Festival Author #1

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A large orbital death platform continued its eternal fall around the Earth. Positioning rockets along its hull occasionally made an offering to Newton’s laws of motion. One long, thin cone projected towards the Earth. In the control room a long, thin man sat in front of a bank of consoles. A red phone crouched next… Read more »

How will we get paid? part iii: Crowdfunding

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__________________________________ Part IV.iii of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ How writers will make money Way #3: Crowdfunding (WTF?  Start from #1) Crowdfunding is when fans decide they like an artist enough to give them money to continue making art. This is not a hypothetical.  Fans are already realizing that… Read more »

How will we get paid? part ii: Self-Publishing

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__________________________________ Part IV.ii of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ How writers will make money Way #2: We will sell our books (and whatever else we want.) (WTF?  Check out Way #1) For all the talk about our right to control how our writing is reproduced and distributed, few authors… Read more »

How will we get paid? part i: Publishing

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__________________________________ Part IV.i of What Pirates Say To Copyright. (WTF? Start from the beginning) __________________________________ The pirate king, is right. Harsh though it sounds, getting artists paid is not a politician’s job. It’s the artists’ job. So in a world without copyright monopoly, how will we make money? This question is important and complex and… Read more »

“They’re Not Buying Diapers”

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You wouldn’t want to meet this guy on the high seas! (This is Peter Sunde. He is not really so scary.) Part I of What Pirates Say To Copyright. For the record, piracy–even the kind that doesn’t involve killing people at sea–is illegal in most places. I’m not encouraging it, because, face it, who needs… Read more »