In this age we live in, I occasionally find myself wondering how authors ever managed to perform novel research back in the old days (I mean, I sort of know, since I used to do it, but only for really bad novels). These days, if I’m writing along and suddenly need to know how a particular machine gun works or the hierarchy of the Lutheran church or how a certain street looked in Saint Paul forty years ago I can just look it up, without ever leaving my seat. Then it’s back to writing!
But as I work on my latest masterwork, The Killer Vicar of the Twin Cities, I am reminded that there is a dark side to all this technology.
Longtime readers of my blogs will know that I have a soft spot for the language of MacGyver. This supercut of people in movies enhancing images is generally awesome, but as always, the awesomest parts are those with good old MacGyver.
Of course, no video of enhancement would be complete without Adventure Time:
Another day, another fine book close to my heart arrives at the old homestead (I would have taken a nice photo of the physical book as proof, but my camera has gotten all fancy-pants and insists on batteries that aren’t “mostly dead”). As I mentioned before, I’ve already read the book thanks to my industry insider status. Technically, it was beta reading, though it was more of a learning experience for me than anything. You can read more at Carrie’s blog, including other blogs where the book will be chatted about: your Scalzis, your Wendigs, your Robinette Kowals, etc.