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( Jan. 16th, 2012 06:39 pm)
I sometimes get ideas for settings that I'm not sure I could develop too well.  I currently have one kind of brewing.  Basically take the typical fantasy world with Elves, Dwarfs, Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, Gnomes, Etc and instead of being set during a medieval-ish time period I see it set during something similar to the 1930s.  Technology is becoming more and more common due to the ease of it over technology.  A great war is brewing as an evil Empire is stirring.

I would see it mixing noir with fantasy elements.
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( Aug. 30th, 2009 09:03 am)
For a long time I have heard good things about the Elric stories by Michael Moorcock, but I have just never read any of them. Recently I've started trying to read some various anthologies. One I got from my local library was called Flashing Swords! #2, it has 4 stories in by L. Sprague de Camp, Michael Moorcock, Andre Norton and John Jakes. I tried reading the de Camp story, but couldn't get into it. Started reading the Elric story, The Jade Man's Eyes, by Moorcock and I had tore through it before I even realized it. So now I have two Elric collections by Moorcock coming from the library.

Wish I had my two Conan collections with me, but those are somewhere in Upstate New York. The local library doesn't have any Conan.
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( Jun. 15th, 2009 10:38 am)
Not much going on down here in Florida.

Getting a little writing done.

Been very hot and humid this last week. Looks to be the same this week. Even with AC it's rough.

Tired a lot.

Something on my mind I wanted to post about, but for the life of me I can't remember.

Hasn't even been a full month yet, but it feels like it's been forever. Granted that could just be my warped sense of time.

Watched a bunch of episodes of Mythbusters yesterday that I missed when I didn't have cable. Nothing major, but fun.

Saw an ad for NCIS: Los Angeles for this fall. Not sure what to think of that since NCIS is so much a character driven show to the point that the cases they work are almost just background. So I guess it depends if the characters on NCIS:LA are compelling or generic.
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