I’m sure other people have shared this, but I found it very moving. Ruby is gorgeous.

Fair Beatrice, I thank you for your pains.

(Source: vesperlynds)

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warrenellis:

The complete Southern Reach trilogy by @jeffvandermeer just arrived at Mission Control.
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warrenellis:

The complete Southern Reach trilogy by @jeffvandermeer just arrived at Mission Control.

View more Warren Ellis on WhoSay

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amymebberson:

"More Étouffée?" - 6x8", Acrylic & Gouache
Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.
Price: $450
For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

amymebberson:

"More Étouffée?" - 6x8", Acrylic & Gouache

Original available for purchase from Disney Wonderground Gallery.

Price: $450

For enquiries and holds for personal pick-up only, please call  Disney Vault 28 at (714) 300 7004

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Anonymous said: I recently saw on Twitter a number of SFF authors talking about why they don't write short fiction any more - essentially, it isn't worth the time for the money they would make from a sale. The smart thing to write, from a financial point of view, is novels. As an aspiring author who loves both short fiction and novels, would success doom me to abandoning a form of fiction I adore? Do I just need to take a hit to the pocketbook for the sake of writing what I want?

maryrobinette:

My suspicion is that authors who make that choice don’t enjoy short fiction, and so it takes them a disproportionately long time to write. Also, that when they say “short story” they really mean “novella” or “novelette.”

If they write a novella or novelette, and only sell it once, then I can see why they feel it isn’t profitable.

My experience with short fiction is that I can write a story in fairly short order and then keep selling it. The reprint market for short stories is surprisingly solid, particularly for stories under 4000 words. Foreign markets also, are much more willing to translate a short story.

Also, there’s now a self-publishing market for novelettes and novellas which means that you can continue to sell them.

All of which is to say, that no — you don’t have to abandon short form. All you have to do is remember that the first sale is not the only sale. 

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dcwomenkickingass:

So today Marvel announced a new Thor on The View. Which makes sense because this Thor will be a woman as you can see the artwork below. And this is really Thor by which that means the person with the hammer is Thor and woman will have the hammer.

But the reveal of the new title, written by Jason…

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thisiscitylab:

The U.S. now has more than 3,000 breweries. The last time this happened was in the 1870s.

thisiscitylab:

The U.S. now has more than 3,000 breweries. The last time this happened was in the 1870s.

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maryrobinette:

ktempest:

maryrobinette:

matociquala:

It’s as I’ve suspected. @MaryRobinette is an immortal vampire who used to be a Regency novelist, and who has been practicing her manners and deportment since her death in 1817.
Now everything makes sense. (And sensibility.)
(via Jane Austen’s face revealed after extensive research | West Country (E) - ITV News)

To be clear, a lady does not sparkle.

LOL you know you ain’t right.(but seriously can I have a ride in the Delorean??)

You know we don’t own a car.
 

This is my most favoritest conversation online right now.

maryrobinette:

ktempest:

maryrobinette:

matociquala:

It’s as I’ve suspected. @MaryRobinette is an immortal vampire who used to be a Regency novelist, and who has been practicing her manners and deportment since her death in 1817.

Now everything makes sense. (And sensibility.)

(via Jane Austen’s face revealed after extensive research | West Country (E) - ITV News)

To be clear, a lady does not sparkle.

LOL you know you ain’t right.

(but seriously can I have a ride in the Delorean??)

You know we don’t own a car.

 

This is my most favoritest conversation online right now.

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