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Today, I Solved the Internet

Today, I Solved the Internet

How many relationships have been damaged due to misinterpreted intentions over text? How many jovial musings mistaken for malicious trollings in comments? How much sincerity has been confused with sarcasm, and vice versa? Lots. Today, I stumbled upon a solution. The Elcor, an alien race from the Mass Effect series, are monotone. They express emotion through a variety of pheromones and body languag... »

Happy Birthday to Us and Free Stuff to You

Happy Birthday to Us and Free Stuff to You

I wrote and published a fantasy novel, partly due to the support offered by the members and readers of this blog. Last year, I though I would show my thanks by giving away my novel for free during our anniversary week. While it may be disappointing to get the same present twice, stop whining. It’s our birthday, not yours. This is your loot bag. But to make this celebration a little more fun,... »

Here Be Invisible Dragons

Here Be Invisible Dragons

One recent evening I was browsing my Twitter timeline and I saw a wonderful and glorious thing. Friend of The Lab, Jocelyn Oudesluys (AKA: Quarksparrow), had made a children’s book adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Invisible Dragon story from his book, The Demon Haunted World. I proceeded to share it with my fellow Lab contributors at which point we all flipped out. You can read Jocelyn’... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 19

Cursebrand – Chapter 19

This is the nineteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, almost every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 19 Brand found his feet and sunk his spear into the creature to ensure its death before kneeling and clas... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 18

Cursebrand – Chapter 18

This is the eighteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 18   Felisia quickly lost her enthusiasm for being Brand’s minder.  The first few days of her duty, she had... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 17

Cursebrand – Chapter 17

This is the seventeenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday (except for that bit around Christmas where we skipped a couple weeks). To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 17 Brand hauled the skiff loaded with ba... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 16

Cursebrand – Chapter 16

This is the sixteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 16 The next few weeks were passed largely in isolation. Callidus would present Brand with drawings from his colle... »

Cursebrand – Chapter 15

Cursebrand – Chapter 15

This is the Fifteenth chapter in an ongoing fantasy novel being released part-by-part, every Thursday. To start reading from the first chapter, click here. For the previous chapter, click here. For an explanation of why there is a novel being published on this site, click here. Chapter 15 After four days of exhausting labor and reeking, stench-filled misery, Brand was finished. He looked with some... »

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