Monthly Archives: October 2012
It’s the Dog of the Bride of Frankenscalzi!
Posted on October 31, 2012 25 Comments
Okay, now things are just getting silly.
It’s the Daughter of the Bride of Frankenscalzi!
Posted on October 31, 2012 14 Comments
And thus completes the Frankenscalzi trifecta. Happy Halloween, everybody.
NaNoWriMo Coming ‘Round
Posted on October 31, 2012 38 Comments
I’ve been asked again, as I frequently am at this time of year, whether I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo, or, for those who like things uncompressed, the National Novel Writing Month. The answer, as it pretty much always is, is no. One, I just finished writing a 130,000-word episodic novel two weeks ago. I’m […]
Hey Look Everybody I Made You a Podcast For Reals
Posted on October 31, 2012 38 Comments
In which I talk about Star Wars stuff, including a story about when I was asked to write a Star Wars novel. Plus writing and bloggy things and also I REVEAL THE SECRET END OF SG:U. It’s about 30 minutes long. Or download it.
When a Redshirt Has a Mission On Halloween, Doom is Just Taken as Read
Posted on October 31, 2012 40 Comments
Athena, no doubt about to be consumed by a Borgovian Land Worm. Athena: I’m a redshirt for Halloween. Are you proud of me? Me: Yes, for as long as you last. Now come on, I have to take you to school. Athena (Sighs, as if a wistful parent): They all go off to Starfleet Academy […]
If I Ran the Presidential Elections
Posted on October 31, 2012 217 Comments
As I’ve been talking about the upcoming presidential election here this week, I was asked by a pal of mine: If I were given Constitutional leave to remake the presidential election system here in the United States, how would I do it? Well, there are lots of different ways to do it, all of which […]
Quick Thoughts on Disney Buying LucasFilm
Posted on October 30, 2012 191 Comments
Bluntly: Best thing that could happen, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan. George Lucas is the most influential filmmaker of the last half century and we all owe him a debt in terms of how he’s advanced the technical aspects of cinema. But the dude can’t write or direct his way out of a […]
The Big Idea: Robert St. Amant
Posted on October 30, 2012 26 Comments
I’ve written popular science articles and books, and one of my personal philosophies is that about 80% of any subject can be understood by any ordinary person — if you can manage to explain it correctly. Robert St. Amant has written a book to explain computer science to everyday folks — appropriately entitled Computing for […]
First Snow of the Season
Posted on October 30, 2012 19 Comments
Not a lot, and it won’t last until noon, but here it is: The first snow of late 2012. I’m not terribly happy to see it, but considering at the moment there are entire cities submerged in standing seawater, I’m not going to complain.
The Whatever Presidential Endorsements: Add Yours Here
Posted on October 29, 2012 219 Comments
I’ve made my endorsement for president this year, and I know many of you would be interested in making endorsements of your own. So, here: Have a comment thread to endorse your own favorite: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, or anyone else you have a mind to endorse to Whatever’s 50,000 or so daily […]
The Scalzi Endorsement: Obama For President
Posted on October 29, 2012 165 Comments
This should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone anywhere, but to make it official: I will be voting for Barack Obama to have a second term as President of the United States, and I think you should too. There are, generally speaking, two reasons to give your vote to someone as president. The first […]
The Big Idea: Zach Weinersmith
Posted on October 29, 2012 20 Comments
Zach Weinersmith has fond memories of a certain sort of book — a kind of book, it seems, that had disappeared from the common consciousness. Rather than lament its passing, Weindersmith took it as a challenge to revive. And thus: Trial of the Clone, an interactive adventure cleverly disguised as a paperback. Here’s Weinersmith to walk […]
Husband of the Bride of Frankenscalzi!
Posted on October 28, 2012 34 Comments
It’s alive! ALIIIIIIIIIIVE! AH HAHA HA HA HAH HA HA HAH HA HA!
A Few Process Notes on “Fan Letter”
Posted on October 28, 2012 55 Comments
I’ve had a few questions about how I came to write “A Fan Letter to Certain Conservative Politicians,” so for those of you who are interested, here are some process notes. * The predicate cause, I think clearly to most people who are following politics these days, was Indiana senatorial candidate Richard Mourdoch opening his […]
A Small But Shining Example of How to Be Wrong
Posted on October 28, 2012
Blogger Joé McKen catches one of my regular detractors making a spectacularly dumb move, and then watches him flail about, trying to rationalize his unintentional comedy gold. No, I’m not going to link to the detractor’s site directly, because among other things the site is full of racism, sexism and general ick; McKen’s got the […]
Posted on October 27, 2012 30 Comments
Don’t think I WON’T, man.
Behold! The Bride of Frankenscalzi!
Posted on October 26, 2012 13 Comments
She’s married to a monster! And I am glad.
On the Occasion of my 25th High School Reunion, Words From the Teenage Me
Posted on October 26, 2012 65 Comments
My high school class is having its 25th reunion this weekend, which I will unfortunately not be at (I had that little book deadline, you may remember, which played merry havoc with my scheduling), but the side effect of which is to have a number of my classmates post pictures of our high school days […]
A Fan Letter to Certain Conservative Politicians
Posted on October 25, 2012 745 Comments
WARNING: this post is going to be oh-so-very-triggery for victims of rape and sexual assault. I am not kidding. Dear certain conservative politicians: Hi! I’m a rapist. I’m one of those men who likes to force myself on women without their consent or desire and then batter them sexually. The details of how I do this […]
Oh, and Look, the Korean Version of Zoe’s Tale Arrived at the House Today
Posted on October 25, 2012 15 Comments
Here’s what that looks like. It’s always fun to look at the foreign covers.
Whatever Everyone Else is Saying