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Author has written 106 stories for Giver, His Dark Materials, Sandman, Jumanji, Animorphs, Harry Potter, Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Toy Story, DuckTales, Series Of Unfortunate Events, Left Behind, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Batman, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Magic School Bus, Justice League, Superman, Bible, Calvin & Hobbes, NCIS, Sesame Street, Green Lantern, Flash, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Looney Tunes, Westing Game, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Cthulhu Mythos, Space Trilogy, Greek Mythology, Misc. Comics, Get Smart, Alice in Wonderland, Captain Marvel/Shazam, Chronicles of Narnia, Misc. Cartoons, Enchanted Forest, Avatar, Dick Van Dyke Show, Veggie Tales, Misc. Movies, Flatland, Phineas and Ferb, Children of the Corn, and Independence Day.
I Qoheleth was king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. -Eccles. 1:12-13
There are a few things I'd like to say before you read my stuff. First, for the benefit of you statisticians in the audience, I'm an American male of mixed European extraction and legal voting age.
Second, I am currently holding a contest to find a new author for my Westing Game story Life Happens. The details are given in the author's note in the first chapter, should anyone reading this be interested.
And finally, I'd like to take this space to introduce: THE GREAT MALACHY O'MORE FF CHALLENGE.
You may be familiar with a list of Latin phrases, generally two or three words long, that were ostensibly written by St. Malachy O'More as prophetic descriptions of every pope and major antipope from Celestine II to Benedict XVI. (For instance, the ineffectual Dutchman Adrian VI is described as Leo Florentius, or "the Florentine lion" - go figure.) What I'd like to do is set up a writers' challenge: you contact me to express your interest, I will randomly assign you a motto, and you then have to write a fic that uses that motto as its title. What nature that fic takes doesn't much matter; it can be a story, a poem, or something else entirely. The only requirement is that it has to fit its title. (See my C2 archive for examples of how this can work out.)
Thank you very much for your time.
G. K. CHESTERTON ON...
...THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: "[E]ven polytheism seems often the combination of several monotheisms. A god will gain only a minor seat on Mount Olympus, when he had owned earth and heaven and all the stars while he lived in his own little valley." -The Everlasting Man
...CERTAIN OF MY REVIEWERS: "'...Oh, if these new pagans would only be old pagans, they would be a little wiser! The old pagans knew that mere naked Nature-worship must have a cruel side. They knew that the eye of Apollo can blast and blind.'" -"The Eye of Apollo", from The Innocence of Father Brown
...THE FORMER ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE MASS: "Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags. The mere minimum of the Church would be a deadly ultimatum to the world." -Orthodoxy
...WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MAMMA MIA!: "For the purpose even of the wildest romance, results must be real; results must be irrevocable. Christian marriage is the great example of a real and irrevocable result; and that is why it is the chief subject and centre of all our romantic writing." -also Orthodoxy
...THOSE WHO OBJECT TO THIS SITE HAVING GUIDELINES: "Anarchism adjures us to be bold creative artists, and care for no laws or limits. But it is impossible to be an artist and not care for laws and limits. Art is limitation; the essence of every picture is the frame." -Orthodoxy, once again
...THE EUROPEAN UNION, AND WHY IT REALLY DIDN'T WANT CHRISTIANITY MENTIONED IN ITS CONSTITUTION: "The instinct of the Pagan empire would have said, 'You shall all be Roman citizens, and grow alike; let the German grow less slow and reverent; the Frenchman less experimental and swift.' But the instinct of Christian Europe says, 'Let the German remain slow and reverent, that the Frenchman may more safely be swift and experimental. We will make an equipoise out of these excesses. The absurdity called Germany shall correct the insanity called France.'" -yep, you guessed it, Orthodoxy
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