That D&D audiobook read by Ice-T that was all over the news some time ago? It’s out right…

That D&D audiobook read by Ice-T that was all over the news some time ago? It’s out right now, and it’s FREE. Also included are stories read by Al Yankovic, David Duchovny, and many more. Check it out.

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Anonymous said: How much you wanna bet that a good majority of those 47%, spend most of their time playing Candy Crush or the latest Facebook game? They’re not the ones buying up the next Call of Duty or Halo or whatever AAA game is hot at the moment. So, I don’t see how it’s particularly relevant.

gailsimone:

Right,  but who gives a shit what you think?

Context 1: 47% of video game players are women. 

Context 2: Gail Simone is awesome. 

The awful stink of writer desperation

The awful stink of writer desperation

Last night my wife received an email from a fellow she sort of knows. He’s a fantasy writer, apparently, and after hearing that she’s married to me, he pressed her to take a copy of his novel (which comes with supplemental materials, it seems).

My next sentence will have even more commas.

There’s a lot of calling people “friends” and more than a few claims that Goodreads, et al, make certain…

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Amazon launches assault on Hachette’s interns

Amazon launches assault on Hachette’s interns

Okay. I’m going to deal with this quickly and I’ll be out of here.

Background: Last night Amazon sent an email to everyone who had published books through their Kindle Direct Program (KDP) and since I’m one of those authors (Buy My Books) it came to me, too. You can read the whole thing here.

It’s kind of weird. I mean, I do business with Amazon. I don’t do business with Hachette. However,…

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Want to see the Chris McGrath art for book 2?

Want to see the Chris McGrath art for book 2?

Sure you do!

I just sent this out in a Kickstarter update, so now I can share it with you. Chris McGrath’s art work for The Way Into Magic, book two of The Great Way.

The Way Into Magic, Book 2 of The Great Way Cover

The Way Into Magic, Book 2 of The Great Way

I know, right?

I’ve talked before about searching for a cover artist to portray Cazia (a fifteen-year-old girl and the co-protagonist), and how few galleries feature female characters…

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Need a GISHWES story?

Need a GISHWES story?

I’d never heard of GISHWES before this year, and only then because writers were complaining about an unexpected flood of emails asking for free stories.

So far, I’ve only received one request, which I fulfilled (the person who asked was very polite about it). Still, as I understand it, the stories don’t have to be unique, do they? They just have to be a story by a published author, right?

Here’…

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gailsimone:

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.
I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).
Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).
To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)
If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.
(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)
Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post.  This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.

Saying it again as clearly as I can.
These bullying tactics by Randy Queen are DEAD WRONG and this is completely unacceptable. 
Mr. Queen, LEAVE THESE PEOPLE ALONE. 
You are absolutely in the wrong on this, and are only making yourself look worse by further threats. 

Mr. Queen should learn what “fair use” means. Maybe he won’t embarrass himself so much online. 
Oops, I mean “onlyne”.

gailsimone:

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.

I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).

Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).

To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)

If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.

(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)

Update: He has now filed a DMCA takedown with Tumblr to remove this post.  This post is still up on Escher Girls, but every single reblog of it has been removed.

Saying it again as clearly as I can.

These bullying tactics by Randy Queen are DEAD WRONG and this is completely unacceptable. 

Mr. Queen, LEAVE THESE PEOPLE ALONE. 

You are absolutely in the wrong on this, and are only making yourself look worse by further threats. 

Mr. Queen should learn what “fair use” means. Maybe he won’t embarrass himself so much online. 

Oops, I mean “onlyne”.

I’m trying to prove a point that there is a fan base for a solo Black Widow movie. Please reblog if you’d watch it.

(Source: itsdoctorreid, via allisontype)

liartownusa:

Austin Briggs, Child Detective

It’d totally watch this.

liartownusa:

Austin Briggs, Child Detective

It’d totally watch this.

literallyunbelievable:

I thought it would be satirical

"I thought it would be satirical."

literallyunbelievable:

I thought it would be satirical

"I thought it would be satirical."

(Source: clickhole.com)