Heroes needed. Farm boys and orphans need not apply

December 13, 2011 § 7 Comments

The other day I was writing a three-hundred word bio to accompany my short story being published in Andromeda Spaceways (it’s actually happening, I swear, just a month behind schedule [I’m still crossing my fingers for an absence of phallic cover art]), which gave me a great opportunity to reflect on why I write.

First, let me just say that I loath writing bios or anything about myself. I’d rather be locked into a Matilda-style spiked box, “the pokey” (not to be confused with Mario’s strange cactus-like enemy) than write about myself. There’s so much pressure to come across as funny, but also serious about writing, and not to use too many adverbs or exclamation points. In the words of Liz Lemon: blerg. But I digress. « Read the rest of this entry »

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Google is my Obi-wan Kenobi

November 2, 2011 § 4 Comments

Let’s face it.  If they’d had Google a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there wouldn’t have been any need for Obi wan Kenobi.  Not only would Luke have learned who his father was at about age eight from Mon Mothma’s blog, he wouldn’t have needed Obi wan Kenobi to teach him to use the force.  There would have been tutorials on YouTube for that.  You wouldn’t even need Bothan spies because the Death Star plans would’ve been wikileaked.

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