After thinking about it, I've decided to leave LiveJournal. There's really not much going on here. The majority of people posting anymore are doing the same thing that I do, which is copy from my main blog. So, if you really want to keep up with what's going on with me, you can read my regular blog at http://jalanerwine.blogspot.com, and you can always keep an eye on my website at http://www.jalanerwine.com...which reminds me, I really need to update my site...
I'm really starting to wonder if it's worth keeping this Livejournal account active. Very few people still seem to be here, and I get a lot more traffic to my regular blog site than I do here. So, is there a point?
I watched the new Cosmos series last night. I have to admit that being a huge fan of the original series, I was a bit skeptical about this one. After watching the first episode, I'd have to say that I'm not as skeptical as I was, but I'm also not completely sold on it either. I liked that they made it different enough from the first series that it didn't seem like a rehashing of that series. I also liked that they paid tribute to the original series, especially showing Carl Sagan's planner with the name Neil Tyson on one of the Saturdays...it was a nice way to show some continuity.
Will this show be able to live up to what the original series did? It's hard to say. The original series had a huge impact on a lot of people, especially me. I was only ten at the time, and fascinated by science, so this hit me at the perfect time. That's a little hard for the new series to live up to.
Thinking back to the first series, the first episode was a little slow, just like the new series...more of a tease for both than an actual episode. Suffice it to say that I will tune in next week, and hopefully this one will pull me in like the original did.
The Human sector of space has now been charted in the latest installment of The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica:
The Humans are the newest species on the celestial block. Some view them as a breath of fresh air, while others view them as being the biggest threat the galaxy has ever seen. Now you can learn about the planets they’ve colonized, the systems that they couldn’t colonize, and the systems that they hope will lead them to galactic colonization (conquest).
The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica will be a multi-volume collection looking at each sector of space. The Encyclopedia continues with Sector Ten (Human Space).
My oldest turns 13 today. That's absolutely unbelievable, and something that we're not entirely ready for. We're so proud of the young woman she's becoming, but we hate watching her fall into a lot of the pitfalls that we fell into as teens.
I remember my teen years as a mix of good memories, and truly horrible memories. Being a teenager is never easy, and I think for girls, especially in modern American society, the challenges are one hundred times worse than they are for teenage boys. Still, we're doing everything we can to support her as she grows up, trying to help her avoid the mistakes we made as kids (and often failing miserably.) We hope that she realizes that we will be here for her through the good choices and the bad choices, and we hope that she will come to us, instead of giving into some of the insane things her friends (or boys) might try to talk her into.
Needless to say, the next few years will be interesting...to say the least.
And just in case she's reading this instead of paying attention in class...Happy Birthday, Eryn! I love you.
March 2nd through March 8th you can get any of Nomadic Delirium Press's e-book titles for 25% off. Simply go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium and use coupon code REW25. This sale is good all week on any of their titles, and you can use it as many times as you might want to.
This sale includes one of my novels, two of my short story collections, all of the Ephemeris products, and several zines that I edited. Grab them while you can!
Alexis had her stitches removed Friday. There's still a nasty bump by the scar, but the doctor says that's caused by her neck trying to adjust to the hyoid bone being removed, and over time, everything should go back to normal.
Overall, her health is good, and we've had the best outcome we could for. We're just very glad that this ordeal is over, and we hope to never have to go through anything like it again.
The March issue of The Fifth Di... is now available. This issue: The Fifth Di… features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. In this issue: Henry Brasater, Wayne Carey, G.O. Clark, and many more.
The latest supplement in our Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica is now available:
The Tulmath are the most peaceful of the six species, focusing more on trade than on anything else. They may want to dominate the other species economically, but they aren’t usually the type to go for military domination. Now you can learn about the planets they’ve colonized, the systems they struggle to try to control, and the systems that they hope will launch them deeper into space.
The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica will be a multi-volume collection looking at each sector of space. The Encyclopedia continues with Sector Nine (Tulmath Space).