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Good Sunday PROMPT!

Hey Everyone,

Today feels like a good day to get a Prompt out. I don’t know if it is because I am finally caught up on some of my homework (I actually read ahead in The Blithedale Romance, which is a feat until itself) or if I am just feeling like I have neglected this part of my brain for too long.

First, a lithe Kindle thanks. The Kindle book recommendation machine has recently nailed a couple freebie eBooks that I have enjoyed with great gusto! Maybe that went a little too far, but I did get to read a couple great “what it takes to get your first book published” kind of stories. Look around the Kindle library for these stories, they are well written, and usually come in bite sized essays that are great for quick sit downs with your Kindle.

On other Kindle news, I did get to reread Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I got it on one of those Kindle deals (lost my original to a house fire) and devoured that sucker, even with all the homework/papers I had due last week. My next adventure on my Kindle will be from the Brent Weeks trilogy called The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy). Again, I got to read this sucker before the house fire, but have not since and Kindle also hooked me up with this for $1.99 I believe. Great price for this amazing book.

Now, on to some PROMPT! Since I have been reading about these pristine utopian-like planned communities (The Blithedale Romance), the subject matter will get a little into that area. Since the Prompts on this site deal with Fantasy and SciFi ideas, I think the attempts made for these communities may be a little better since the characters may have magic or advanced technology to help make these communities succeed.

PROMPT – Use a POV Lens to go explore a Utopian society that is either working (why is it working?) or not working (why is it not working). Use this POV Lens to observe the character’s actions. Up to you if the Lens can see inside the  characters or not.

You can be as flat or rounded with your characters as you want. The Lens can even be rounded if you want, just make sure the reader can see why this Fantasy/SciFi Utopian society is working/not working and why!

Have a great Sunday!

Sir Drewster III

The Longing for a Great Read!

Good Evening people who glance at this site for kicks and squiggles,

I was getting ready to download some fresh Kindle books and realized something sad. I realized I have absolutely no time to get any quality reading in.

I love being out of High School. One thing I miss is the amount of time I could just relax in my bed with a good book, a glass of KoolAid, and a fresh bag of Skittles to fuel my reads.

This was the situation my dad found me in when I first devoured The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (who is a personal hero for his ability to craft the english language into beauty I would love to marry and for his ability to grow copious amounts of facial hair).

Sadly I could go on and on. I loved every minute of my reading time but my weekends were filled with the smell of brand new hardcovers not the usual hormonal fueled parties of the teenage years. This may have hampered my social development but I don’t care, I caught up, I think.

What I am looking for tonight is suggestions on some short stories that I can consume without dedicating more than a couple of hours to. It is sad to say but I think the luxury of lost sleep in exchange for the delicious fictional worlds that populated my youth, are no longer.

This does not mean I am kicked out of these lands forever, but my visits will only be short excursions.

I do have to say that I was able to commit to The Wise Man’s Fear for a three-day read-a-thon. Amazing feels inadequate when describing this book but it was worth every second of lost sleep and lower test scores during mid-terms.

Again, my plea of anyone reading tonight – PLEASE RECOMMEND ANY GOOD SHORT STORIES.

I just want to read something good, snack-sized, and most likely entertaining. I guess I will have to wait for the long nights until I get into the Publishing World, if there is one still to go into to.

Thanks for any Help!

Andrew

First from Addictive Andrew

Hello Everyone,

This will be my introduction to the world. I was on vacation due to my intense need for vacation. If this makes sense to you raise your mouse. If you use a track pad, do a little finger dance.

Enough SHENANIGANS (Word of the Day on my Word Calendar) time for some fun.

I was one of the lucky people to have enough attention span to watch the entire Apple Keynote yesterday where they talked about OS X Lion, iOS 5, and of course the new fluffy of the technology world, iCloud.

All of these things are great and wonderful if you have Apple branded to your forehead, but what if you don’t?

Well, a lot of the innovation that seems to ooze through Apple usually finds itself into the other tech brands anyway or they put a classic Apple flavored twist on something that has already been out on Android or Windows for a while and now have the you know whats (I hear they are quite big) to charge for these “new” features.

I don’t complain too much though because I may be writing this on a MacBook Pro, or I may be writing this on something else that didn’t cost a small chunk of my insurance money from when my house burned down. You will never know.

Well actually I do run on a MacBook Pro because I was tired of all the viruses. They seemed to plague me, stocked me even. It got weird for a while but I eventually socked away enough of that insurance money to buy this aluminum security blanket and don’t regret it.

My particular MacBook Pro is working on its third year and it seems like new laptops are still trying to catch up with it.

Which brings me to my questions of the day!

Apple, Windows, or Google (have to include them now because of the ChromeBooks that look so neat)?

Personally I run a little hybrid of the three. With a 4 inch Android phone (EVO 4G), a MacBook Pro, and a Windows-based work computer.

With all these different versions of software in my life, I have become almost software ADD, but I like it because it forces me to keep up on three different Operating Systems with a handful of supporting software. It basically keeps my day very busy.

The main Blogs for technology I use and most likely will be the source of the information you find on here are going to be listed right under this sentence.

Gizmodo.com, Engadget.com, Wired.com, Nextbigfuture.com (even though you may or may not need a freaking degree to understand half of their posts) PopSci.com, NewScientist.com, big fan of MacRumors.com, and a handful of other news type websites like NYTimes.com, MSN.com, Space.com, and SuperHerosHype.com (not for tech stuff, just like to keep up on my nerd every once in a while).

Of course there are many more but you can see why I say my reading list for the day gets quite busy when devoting myself to three different Operating Systems.

But it keeps my day interesting, my eyes bathed in the white glow of the computer screen, and my brain active instead of idle watching another stupid reality show that my fiancée (two e’s means girl just in case any one was wondering, thank you Snapple) has found and now I get to watch to appease her (advice from our wonderful Andy).

This post got long, off track, and wonderfully all over the place.

IF YOU FORGOT, THERE IS A DISCUSSION QUESTION IN THIS POST. Sorry cap-lock got stuck and now I don’t want to change it because it looks funny.

Discussion Question!

Apple, Windows, or Google? Or weird hybrid combination of the three?

I hope this didn’t get too weird for anyone. It got weird for me at one point, but I will forgive you guys for now. I am pretty good at the  forgiveness thing, you will figure that out about me.

Drew knows this. He stole a girl from me at the bar (I had a legitimate shot I promise) but I forgave him after he bought me my new Kindle (without Ads because how lame is that). If you don’t have one of these, get one. More on that later though.

Discuss or I will find you.

Have a crazy day!

Addictive Andrew