I seriously never felt so powerful in a costume. I’ve wanted to make and put together a version of Wonder Woman for years, and loving the Silver armor of her New 52 Design…the time was never better.
Q:I don't understand how one goes about finding a literary agent to handle their manuscript. Advice on the internet is so varied that it conflicts.
Yeah, this one, I’m afraid I’m not going to be a big help with. I got my first literary agent because I had a professor who wanted to prove a point, that point being that nobody would publish the novel I’d written. Instead, the agent in question wanted to represent me. So that method, that was called Graduate School.
Back in the day, there used to be a book called The Literary Marketplace that listed literary agents, and one would go to the library and sit down with it and make a list of those agents who represented authors or books that seemed would be a good fit. Then you’d write them query letters and hope something good would come of that.
Another method is to actually try and meet the agents via conferences, etc, but I genuinely don’t put much stock in that. It’s not to say that doesn’t work, but I’ve known too many agents at too many conferences who are just overwhelmed and rarely have the opportunity to see the shining star amidst the fog of manuscripts put in front of them.
The best method, in my opinion? Impress a published author. If they like your work, they’ll be happy to put it in front of their agent.
I tried this back in the day with Terry Pratchett, in the early years of the internet, he told me I was an idiot to think he’d introduce me to his agenr and or publisher, and he kept my pitch on file in case I decided to try and sue him for nicking my ideas.
My writing was at this time pretty crap if I were honest.
"Are We Building Gods or Terminators?" Hugo de Garis on Singularity 1 on 1.
Fast takeoffs vs slow takeoffs. ArtIlects. Dividing the world into Cyborgs, Cosmists and Terrans. The mosquito as miracle of nanotechnology. The advance of robotics. Cosmology.
Q:Hey there, I really like your Litany Against Fear artwork. I would love to use it to inspire a tattoo for myself, but i would need to make it my own with some changes. I am not an artist (I will be getting the tattoo guy to tweak it).. but I want to use to concept of the tree with the +ve and -ve text running through it, but I would make the figure robed like a bene gesserit and make the text linework cleaner, maybe change the font. Is it a 'meh', blessing or do you hate the idea?
I found the image as is on a
on a site, so it’s one of those times where the artist’s name wasn’t there to credit.
For what it’s worth I think your idea takes the original text by Herbert and makes the image your own, which is all the blessing I can give.
If you feel it appropriate you could try google’s image search, you might have better luck than I did at finding the originating artist
Ishtar, Astronaut, Goddess.
Top: Vey interesting depiction of Goddess Ishtar found in the temple of Ishtar in Assur (Assyria). This sculpture shows Ishtar in a some kind of close-fitting helmet with goggles. Also interesting is a fact that this partly wasted relief was one of the oldest artifacts discovered in foundations of the Ishtar temple in Assur. It is dated about 3000 BC.
Bottom: Hittie tablet depicting something very similar to modern rockets.
Laacher See or Laach Lake (in English) is a crater lake or more exactly a caldera lake in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, situated close to the cities of Koblenz, Mayen (11 km), and Andernach (14 km). It fills a volcanic caldera in the Eifel mountain range, the only caldera in Central Europe. It is part of the area of the “east Eifel volcanic field”.
The caldera of Laacher See was formed after the Laacher volcano erupted, between 12,900 and 11,200 years ago. The remaining crust collapsed into the empty magma chamber below, only two or three days after the eruption. With an estimated Volcanic Explosivity Index value of 6, this eruption was 250 times larger than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Remains of this eruption can be found all over Europe and is often used for dating of sediments. A number of unique minerals, like Hauyn can be found in the region, and quaries to mine the stone as a building material.
The Laacher is still considered to be an active volcano, proven by seismic activities and heavy thermal anomalies under the lake. Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas from magma still bubbles up at the southeastern shore (mofettes), and scientists believe that a new eruption can happen at any time, which, today, would be a disaster beyond all description.