1. Re: You've met a terrible fate...

      The Star Trek universe, because I wanna see cool space stuff in socialist space utopia.

    2. Re: The Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread

      Currently reading RR's own "Romantically Apocalyptic". The damn thing is full of spelling mistakes, but otherwise loving it. https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34708/romantically-apocalyptic

    3. Re: Comments, reviews, ect.

      Speaking for myself, I would appreciate any engagement whatsoever, no matter how daft, illiterate, or uncultured. The only rating I ever received was from a spam bot -- and, damn it, that was one fine (...)

    4. Re: my first short story collection!

      Congrats! My impression so far is that RR is not a great venue for anthologies, but hope you prove me wrong!

    5. Re: Who makes the beds? Or, missed opportunities at the micro level

      Conventional wisdom is that (a) if some passage doesn't tell the reader anything about the characters or the plot, then it doesn't belong there; and (b) whatever you do tell us, it has got to be done economically. (...)

    6. Re: What is the best bird?

      The Dodo. They knew how to get out early, and I respect them for it.

    7. Re: What is a debate? Debate.

      An incredibly boring game with a bunch of rules that nerds play and the only people who care about it are other nerds and maybe their parents. Maybe in the hands of bland geeks that's true, but (...)

    8. Re: A Revelation about the Book of Revelations

      i first a motion to change the head line to "Revelations book is actually an Isekai novel.... " https://64.media.tumblr.com/05514a086d38afd257abd0417d4c44ce/tumblr_pskle1k13c1qg1n95_1280.png

    9. Re: We Need to Invent A New Word

      Word-weary. A play on "world-weary", except, you know, wordy.

    10. Re: What is a debate? Debate.

      I see. So it's just an argument.   Of a kind. A rational argument is the presentation of reasons for believing in a conclusion, ostensibly for the purpose of persuading some party to adopt that (...)

    11. Re: Time Loop idea: everyone from the planet feels the loop.

      Limited versions of this have been done: FlashForward (underrated but good television show), or Kurt Vonnegut's final novel, Timequake. But these were slightly different from the scenario you were suggesting. (...)

    12. Re: What is the meaning of life?

      I would be happy to argue that the natural meaning of life is life itself, since, as far as we know, the essence of life is the successful self-replication of organic systems. (If we find plausible candidates (...)

    13. Re: Professional Editor Interested in Reading Good Stories

      I've never heard of “New Weird.” It seems like the old style of psychological SF&F short stories from the Golden Age. I'm not as skilled with short stories, especially the psychological style. (...)

    14. Re: Professional Editor Interested in Reading Good Stories

      That's a very generous offer! Here are two of my stronger short stories, vaguely situated in the "New Weird" subgenre of fantasy: "Do not push". Greenpunk. Blurb: In a green and meditative future, (...)

    15. Re: Do you have a life-long dream book you'd love to write/finish writing/have already written?

      There was always a part of me that wanted to write an urban fantasy Alice in Wonderful type of thing. But I fell out of love with the idea when I really thought about it and tried to put bring it to life. (...)

    16. Re: Stories about a scientist exploring a fantasy world

      My "Consider the Finger" (in The Gun Undone collection) might be right up your alley. If interested, let me know what you think!

    17. Re: How thick is your author skin?

      This is a really solid point. Consider the source as well as the comment itself?  For sure, I think so. If you have totally different tastes from someone, and they say, "you suck!", then you (...)

    18. Re: How thick is your author skin?

      Depends on the rapport with the audience. Bad reviews from a good audience are easy to take in because I can trust where it's coming from and it's easier to see the perspective.

    19. Re: The Very First .5

      Be thankful for the insult! I've got no ratings whatsoever, which means I've been surfing along with a much-uncoveted 0 star rating.