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Once the Hero Continued!

Hey Everyone! Just a quick note to let everyone know that Part 2 of Once the Hero is up at StarDust. Like I said last week, the newest stuff will hit StarDust first and then a week later make its way to BCTS. To reassure everyone, the whole thing is finished so this will not be another incomplete work. As long as it is I would've had to split it up in parts anyways. This way gives me the added advantage of being able to take advantage of you sharp eyed readers out there spotting errors and letting me do some bandaging and damage control.

Once the Hero

Thirty-four years ago Alan Glenn was the teenage superhero known as Vroom and a member of the government sponsored team, The Rocketeers. A tragic experiment gone wrong left him as the only survivor as well as without his once formidable powers. Now the government wants him to train another group of children to go into harm's way. Made an offer he couldn't refuse, perhaps they should have remembered he'd been once a hero!

Once the Hero
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Grover

Once the Hero

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The first 5 chapters of my newest story, "Once the Hero" is up now at Stardust. Several months ago, my loved one and I were watching Zoom’s Academy for superheroes. Frankly, the movie was very uneven in its direction, and could not decide what kind of movie it was supposed to be. The script needed an overhaul, and some of the casting wasn’t any too hot.

Posting my Stories

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Hopefully I'll have two fairly long stories that will post soon. Because of their length they'll be in chapter sized chunks. Also because I want to help support Bob's Star Dust they will be posted first there. I guess I'm just sentimental because not was my very first story posted at Star Dust but Bob was the very first person to comment on one of mine.

Why Fantasy Matters.

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Hey Everyone! As most folks who've read any of my stories knows I write mostly Sci-Fi or Fantasy based stories. While at the Sci-Fi writers site today I spotted this article and since it's about writing decided that is would be okay to post here. It is of course "Why Fantasy Matters" and in my own humble opinion rocks!

The Makeup Fairy

Girls, have you ever had one of those days where no matter how hard you tried, your makeup looked like a clown face and saying you were having a bad hair day was an understatement? Perhaps all you needed was a friend!
 
 

The Makeup Fairy

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Grover

A Hard Thing

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Today my wife and I had to do a hard thing. Our beloved half-Rottie Lab went to sleep for the last time. It broke our hearts but Delta had cancer. She had already survived one operation, but there was nothing anyone could do when it once more came back. Delta was 11 years old and had been with my wife for ten years after the dog had been rescued from a bad home. She was a big dog at near 90 pounds but was really a sweet coward. Almost everything would send her into hiding, although her bark would scare anyone. It was so deep it would rattle the windows.

Furthest Shore

We cast our words out upon the wide digital sea not knowing where the ebb and flow of electrons may take them. The words we write maybe forgotten or they might bring a smile to brighten another’s day. Standing by the sea, I wonder if I will ever know. Soon I’ll wander back to my worn keyboard, for there are more stories yet to be told. For now I am content to walk the sands, looking for signs of others that have tossed their own words upon the ocean waves trusting in fate and surf to wash them to the furthest shore.
--Me!

The Furthest Shore

(Buried Treasures)

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Grover is a wonderfully, talented writer, whose heart is big as all outdoors.  Grover doesn't forget real friends and family of choice.  Grover has a real feel for the emotional states of characters in stories.  A lifelong reader who always dreamed of writing.  Grover is married to a wonderful, lovely, understanding  woman who is very supportive. Grover's novel, "Heroes of Justice", which has been revised from the version posted at BCTS, is soon to be published by Doppler Press.

 

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Plots and openings

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This morning while on my morning web surf I ran across this article. http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/columnist-michael-cassutt-2.php While oriented towards sci-fi/action movies I think it applies to just about all stories. He has some good advice and insight why some plots work and others don't. Enjoy!

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grover

Orbits

Well, I'm up early today. I've been thinking about life because somehow, someway, I have today completed 47 orbits about Sol while a passenger on planet Dirt, err ... Earth. As I get ready to start my 48th, I do wonder about it all. It's no wonder that from the very beginning I have always been the outsider looking in. With the deluxe basket of unwanted gifts including learning disabilities as well as some favor of TG, I am also blessed. I am and have been more or less healthy. Unlike, some of the other girls here, I have never been physically abused.

Pretty Pictures

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Hey everyone! I have a question to all of you computer gamers out there! As you know most RPG games now will let you make a character portrait. Which ones out today are really good at that? I figure with all the WOW and other players out here if anyone knows it'll be the people here. So any recommendations?

I've looked at Poser but I'm a little hesitant to get so involved I need to learn a whole program. I'm afraid I'm a point and click kind of person. :) Easy is good! Just looking for a way to waste a little time in a way I can pretend is constructive.

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grover

A Dream of Dragons Part 1

Dreams

Let not the dreams die
For true freedom is lost
when they can not soar.

Not one step has been made
Not one goal achieved
Not one life fulfilled
Without dreams to reveal the path.

Grover
inspired by
Langston Hughes

Interesting vid

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AE Brain is a interesting blog by an Australian rocket scientist. Her entry for the 12th is about an intersexed woman transitioning. It is a Youtube, but there is a short write up explaining her situation.

http://aebrain.blogspot.com/2009/02/human-being.html

Besides Zoe often has articles about the TG experience and stuff!

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grover

This and That

I'm not much of poet but this is some idle thoughts that came to my mind while waiting in line the last few days. Meter and other terms are a mystery to me and I'm sure that others could do a much better job. However such as it is I thought I would share.

This and That

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grover


From my first words and my first stumbling steps, I was dressed in blue and told you’re a boy. They do this and they don’t do that.

I wondered why is that?

How many of ...

How many of ME are there? I ask this question because I've read several stories and comments of 'us girls' that separate our male and female selves. The most recent that comes to mind as an example is Nancy's excellent "A Different Kind of Courage." There Amanda is coming to terms with Lance Corporal Newly her alpha male protector.

Off Armageddon's Reef

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David Weber the Sci-fi author of Off Armageddon's Reef has an interview up at Baen.com. The novel has some TG in it but not as part of the main story. David Weber is the author of the popular Honor Harrington series as well as others. His books has strong women as their heroines and tend to be military sci-fi. I know that in the past his books has been mentioned and thought the interview would be of interest. One thing he did say that I agree with one hundred percent is that the only bad thing with writing is it leaves you with less time to read! Enjoy all!

Another Cat's Tale: The Return of the Prince

Proudly with his head and tail held high, he ignored the useless chaff that hung about seeking favors from their betters. He had little respect for these courtiers who had never been entrusted with the most sacred of all duties. Being feline, all were of course Royalty, Princes and Princesses every last one, but there was only one Queen.

Sweet TG Manga

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Hello! While at the Crystal Hall forums for Whataley stories, I ran across a link to a Japanese manga named Hourou Musuko. It is a very sweet story of two Japanese TG students. So for unlike some this one is rated G and is pretty good. If this is your sort of thing the link is.
"http://www.onemanga.com/Hourou_Musuko/
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grover

My race to be 288th

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Well after looking at all the Thank You's for reaching certain mile markers here at BC I thought I would enter my one of my own. Heroes of Justice my most read story with just over 3200 hits rates as 288th in the all time most popular stories! Yay!!! I feel very much like those old TV Snapple commercials talking about their race to be number THREE!

Robert Lynn Asprin

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I just saw that Robert Lynn Asprin has passed away. He was the popular author of the "Another fine Myth" series among many others. Robert also with his ex-wife Lynn Abby was responsible for the Thieves World Anthology. Details can be found here.

http://www.sfwa.org/news/2008/rasprin.htm

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grover

Dr. Spack

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I was sent this yesterday. It is interesting that the OLD Guard is refusing to die! Well, They do not have to die but I wish they would just go away!!!! Read for yourselves.

Story was posted on Fox.news

Boston's Children's Hospital bills itself as the hospital for
children – and now it's also the hospital for children who want a sex

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