Mad is the poet in the wilderness, Crying at the moon for its brightness. Full of the pink of the cherry blossoms, falling like snow. Lost is the sculptor in creation, Tearing at the clay like a fireman. Digging to release the young maiden, hidden below. Quiet, the songwriter listens, Dumbstruck by the … Continue reading
I often read arguments against fanfiction that basically boil down to, “Why are you wasting your talent writing poor copies of someone else’s genius when you could be filling the world with masterpieces of your own?”
Well, the truth is, masterpieces take time. They take skill. A writer isn’t born. She is made. Continue reading
by Rosalyn Hunter Figure 1 – You Tube blocks and removes uploaded fan video content We have become accustomed to seeing videos for news, entertainment, and education. The ability to produce visual media will only become more important as time goes on, so how are young people learning how to create informative and effective media? … Continue reading
I have, for a number of years, been a participant in the fan fiction and fan video communities and every so often it hits me how racked with disrespect these communities are. It reminds me greatly of the problems of other minority communities that I’ve seen. Members of these communities have internalized popular culture feelings … Continue reading
by Rosalyn Hunter This week I watched the Youtube music awards . A chaotic and someone uneven affair with alternating moments of exhilaration and lameness. But watching the show brought to mind how much more collaborative the world is now than it was in the past. In the audience of the show, dozens of people … Continue reading
The future of fiction – Crowdsourcing and getting paid to write http://kck.st/1bPRPwb Someone once said that everyone has a novel under their bed, or at least on their computer. For most people, that’s enough, just having it there, and it doesn’t matter if anyone sees it. But for others, it isn’t enough. You want to … Continue reading
Maybe you’re more of a podcasting kind of person. This is an audio recording of a very small part of the Lunatics “Earth” Script. An artist comes to the colony to film an eclipse. This is an interview with the over the top personality filmed before he arrives. If you like it, help me pay … Continue reading
Art books are out – Four days left on our kickstart. I have four days to raise money to hire the voice cast. If you can help, and if you want the book. Pledge something. Please Ros Good wishes to the family of Neil Armstrong.
I stack words like cards with care so they won’t collapse the stories I build.
Last year my husband and I decided to stop waiting and start doing, and the story about a few wacky Space enthusiasts that I had been tossing around since 2005 became our animated kickstarter-funded project LUNATICS. So I’d like to announce a major milestone. We have cast actors to do the voices to illustrate the … Continue reading