More Violent Video Game Research Says Real World Violence Link Is Crap | Techdirt

More Violent Video Game Research Says Real World Violence Link Is Crap | Techdirt.

I think they should perform the thought experiment in this article. But I think people don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions and blame it on anything or anyone else.

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Rest in peace, Monty Oum

One of my inspirations. His creative energy and vision will be long remembered and he shall be missed.

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Cover Reveal—Dorelle’s Journey by Hannah Steenbock

Originally posted on Blue Harvest Creative:

We are excited to reveal our cover for Dorelle’s Journey by BHC Author Hannah Steenbock. Dorelle’s Journey is the first book of the eight book Cloud Lands Saga. A high fantasy series that features a strong heroine, dragons, krakens,  and more!

Dorelle's Journey - Hannah Steenbock

Front cover for eBook and Trade Softcover—Available February 24th, 2015

Click HERE to pre-order the eBook now for only $0.99 and save

Blurb:

Dorelle loves dragons more than anything. Even her life. So when her dragon is threatened with death, she leaves everything behind: her career, her family, even the King she has sworn to defend.

She discovers a new land, new people—and a new, terrible danger to everything she holds dear. Can she deliver a warning even as she’s facing certain death?

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Self-Promotion for Horrible People – Sam Sykes

Self-Promotion for Horrible People – Sam Sykes.

Yeah, this pretty much sums it up for me. A hurdle I really need to balance. (And yes, balancing hurdles is what everyone does, isn’t it?)

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LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos

LexyWolfe:

So much this. Go back to your roots, Lego! The only thing I ever wanted was to buy more blocks of certain types in particular colors because the generic sets always ran out of what I was using. Get away from the pre-fab kits that we have to assemble ourselves. Give us the generic kits and the ability to buy specific pieces in color and quantity. You’ll make a fortune. Trust me.

Originally posted on Dr. Rebecca Hains:

A comic titled “LEGO Friends” recently went viral, striking a chord with people by humorously pointing out that girls don’t need a separate line of LEGO toys. No, no—girls just need better female representation within existing LEGO sets:

"LEGO Friends" by Maritsa Patrinos of Seasonal Depression. Used with permission. “LEGO Friends” by Maritsa Patrinos of Seasonal Depression. Used with permission.

I was so taken by how well this cartoon encapsulates so many parents’ and advocates’ position on the unnecessary gendering of children’s toys—a topic I address in detail in my book, The Princess Problem—that I reached out to the cartoon’s creator, Maritsa Patrinos, to learn more about her work.

Maritsa is illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY who grew up just outside of Washington, DC and went to Pratt Institute to study illustration. Since graduating in 2010, she’s worked on staff at Marvel Comics, made backgrounds for a Cartoon Network show called MAD, and has worked in different editorial jobs, including a couple New Yorker comics. For the past…

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Divinity Impaired – Price Reduced Until New Year’s!

Feed your Kindle with this Countdown Deal!

For the rest of the year, Divinity Impaired, Book 1 of the Doom and the Warrior fantasy series, will be available in a Kindle Countdown deal at Amazon.com. Currently, it is $1.99 and will be $2.99 closer to the New Year. Normal price is $4.99. Also available in Kindle Unlimited.

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How YOU Killed Your Favorite Author… | Read Write Muse

How YOU Killed Your Favorite Author… | Read Write Muse.

A fun read… and as an author… much appreciated.

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