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Monday, September 26, 2016
The Sacred Text Archive is my favorite source for myths online. They’ve been very thorough to dig up and store myths from nearly every culture that’s ever been on the planet. The site can be a little daunting at first, but they’ve got an extensive list to browse through, and their in-site search is pretty thorough. With a little practice, it should be no problem to find any kind of myth you need.
My only caveat is that it does include a fair bit of articles and commentary. Again, with a little time it shouldn’t be hard to sort those from the actual stories. They even offer the entire archive on DVD-Rom and flash drive (for a price). Although, I’m thinking about asking for an SD card or purchasable android app offering.
Friday, September 23, 2016
“I’m telling you, it’s not going to be like Ocean’s 11,” I said to Natalie.
“Come on, it’ll be fun.”
“I’m not denying that. I’m saying it won’t be like that.” I cloudstepped down to the parking lot.
“Because we have Jack Dailey on the team.”
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Friday, September 16, 2016
A night in a decent hotel with a spa and a buffet did wonders for recuperation. Natalie’s arm was still broken, but would be healed in a week, less if we could swing by the Great Lakes and meet up with Maddie and convince her to heal us. The others wouldn’t go for it, but I had been extra persuasive to Nat last night.
I went into the PI’s office. His secretary, a young woman with her light brown hair in a ponytail, smiled at us, then nodded for us to go back. Inside Matt’s office, we saw Kate standing next to Matt. Another woman stood to the side with a bundle of papers. A few years older than the one in the outer office, she looked a lot more confident than the secretary did.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
In revamping my site, I went back through a lot of my old posts, particularly my flash fiction. It was quite interesting to see the evolution of my style and ideas. I can see the origins of ideas that have become fully realized concepts. I laugh at the early flashes of Reilly and Jack as Storm Riders. I cringe at my early concept of Peter Flynn as a complete criminal. And Sam, well, is still Sam. By the time I started the flash fiction, Matt’s voice was pretty realized.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Apollo’s diversity is unique among the Greek gods. Aside from music, hunting, and prophecy, he is also one of the sun gods (Helios is the other, and actually is the sun). Apollo is attributed as both a causer and healer of diseases, thus giving him domain over medicine. Since he possessed the gift of prophecy, that lent him to becoming the patron of colonists, who sought his oracular insights to guide them in their colonies.