On Characters: Vampire Pizza Deliveryman

Eternal life in darkness is just not all it’s cracked up to be. You need to hide by day, you need to feed by night – and for both of those, it helps if you have a job. Oh, sure, if your last name is Addams, or you’re related to Barnabas Collins, you might have both the familial wealth and the luck to hang onto it through the centuries so you don’t need to be gainfully employed. Continue reading

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Reprise: Steamy Alien Romance!

Been a little under the weather, and part of that has been reading various Kindle samples of alien romance. You know, light, fluffy, something to amuse a tired brain… So I thought I might reprise this post in case we have any amused fanfic cover artists out there.

In – ahem – honor of Amazon constantly putting an advertisement for their latest paranormal alien romance at the bottom of my “recommended” emails, I propose people consider how said alien paranormal romances might be written in-universe, in the Stargate setting. Continue reading

Worldbuilding: A Trail of Flashing Sneakers

If you recall America’s Dumbest Criminals, you may have seen the bit I’m thinking of. Guy running from the cops at night, around buildings and through back alleyways, losing them time after time, yet they always found him again the next time he started moving….

When they finally caught him and he asked how? “It’s your light-up sneakers, dude.”

So what trails do your characters leave behind them? Continue reading