Space Trash Blog
Staying humble isn’t usually a problem for me. I have two Siamese cats. On the other hand, sitting wrong is apparently pretty effective as well, in terms of humbling.
There are a variety of types of spaceship in the Cortii, from Cortii-classes down to one-person scoutships that can slip in just about anywhere.
Astronomers note that a common chemical found in space contributes to the taste of raspberries and smells of rum. Fruitcake at the centre of the galaxy, anyone?
You know those terrible, sexist jokes about men and asking directions? Well, there’s a direct link with the twelve days of Christmas and three blokes showing up twelve days late for an event…
The term ‘Judas goat’ refers to a goat that is trained to make itself familiar to a herd, which then leads them to the slaughterhouse, and refers to the legend of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus to his death in the Bible.
Really? No New Year’s resolutions? Nope. I’m an irresponsible creature, and I hate resolver’s regrets. I gloat about the great stuff I got done over the past year, instead.
Death is for the Living: a tale of vampire hunters and intrigue set on and around the Spanish Main…because in the Tropics, night comes early.
‘When push comes to shove’ means when you get down to something, when a subject or situation is stripped down to essentials, when the point is reached at which a commitment must be made.
Cristina Batista: I find that the facts remain the facts no matter your beliefs. It makes my job a little easier, in some ways. Vampires have a vested interest in human ignorance, so populated areas can provide good cover under the right circumstances.
‘It’s raining cats and dogs’ is a primarily British English expression, verging on dated, and means a very hard rain. There’s a number of intriguing theories on the origin of the phrase, some of them debunked, but others still up for grabs.
For a while now, similarities between organised religion and obsessive compulsive disorder have kept on coming up for me. The underlying idea of religious practices overlap remarkably with a well-documented anxiety disorder. They’re, at root, a defence against fear.
Basically, I like good writing – characters that interest me, a plot with some actual, well, plot, and good editing. I don’t select my books based on the shape of the author’s genitalia.