“The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting, and I know I'm not going to make very many friends saying this, but it's about our right, all of our right to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there.”
by Suzanna Gratia Hupp




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

sometimes i give people what they want

Especially when they are so vociferous about it. 

I could kind of look the other way when James Grant arbitrarily proclaimed, based on his own limited, purely-anecdotal experience, that all “teabaggers” (his words, not mine) are racist, while simultaneously proclaiming that the movement is universally comprised of old white people, because sometimes people cannot help themselves from being jerks.  But watching him tell veterans that, unless they are active duty, they should “sit the […]

the well finally ran dry

Well this news gives me a rather impressive sad:

“Old” bundles containing books that have already been published will no longer be available for bundle-priced purchase. (Already-purchased ones should still be available for download, though it is possible some books may need to be removed. Some books may need to be removed from the Baen Free Library as well; Toni hopes to get advance notice when such removals are necessary, but recommends […]

show your contempt for attorney general eric holder

In honor of Attorney General Eric Holder rightfully being held in contempt of Congress by a House committee and further in honor of Eric Holder repeatedly lying to Congress, Sean Sorrentino has once again opened up ordering on his Gunwalker T-Shirts.

I have been pretty happy with mine, and need to dig it out to wear this weekend. In fact, the temptation to order […]

one-line review: prometheus

Prometheus: … Oh, never mind, just go read this.

(Though, I swear to God, I am completely blaming Ridley Scott if society never manages to accept the notion of human-like androids; that man has single-handedly done more damage to that cause than Isaac Asimov ever could have dreamed of…) 

occupy [insert location here] recap

I still largely intend on keeping my mostly-radio-silence regarding the complete and utter disaster that is known as "Occupy Wall Street" or "Occupy [Insert Location]" (And, really, what have they accomplished in the past few months? Is it any wonder they cannot get or keep a job?), but that does not mean that other people are not penning outstanding articles on the same.

To begin with, you need to read this whole […]

monster hunter international, eastern tennessee branch

Take an angler fish, cross it with the ugliest toad you ever had the misfortune of laying eyes on, and blow the whole thing up until it was about two meters in diameter. That particular… creature… was what James Arthur was eyeing up through his riflescope this not-at-all-bright-but-way-too-damned early Tuesday morning. Personally, he would have taken the old myths and stories about spectral women wandering around in their nightgowns, but those old wives’ tales did […]

in real life

I have to admit, it is kind of cool to see an idea come to fruition. 

As a reminder, go here and vote for the above patch by leaving a comment including either the words “Eastern Tennessee Monster Hunters” or “In God we trust, all others we nuke”; if you do, and you are interested, we will work out how to hook you up with an example or […]

your patch in stitches

Yup, I went and submitted it again.

Go forth and make your votes here (though I am fair certain the winner is already a given) – the patch that emerges victorious gets included in Larry Correia’s next Monster Hunter International book.

If it will help your decision process any, I should have a few of these in the coming […]

hard magic: book 1 of the grimnoir chronicles

Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles – I am going to catch seven kinds of hell for writing this, and I feel kind of bad saying it at all, but Larry Correia has gotten a little formulaic*; however, if his ability to write awesome, attention-grabbing action remains as predictable as his storylines, then I will happily keep buying and reading them.

(* – Meet big strong good guy with troubled […]

buy monster hunter alpha

Was that subtle enough?

Larry Correia needs our help:

So please tell your friends.

That’s the favor. Word of mouth is the best advertising ever. If you guys like MHI and MHV tell your friends to go get Monster Hunter Alpha. (preferably on preorder or the week it comes out) MHA comes out on July 26th. If you’ve got a blog, and you want to plug me there, I will say nice […]

livin’ the dream

I always had a quiet dream of writing a sufficiently-entertaining science fiction story that was able to attract enough fan support and following that it would eventually be made into something audio-visual for the masses to watch, but between a frenetic imagination and short attention span, I have about the same chances of success as a gerbil attempting to scale Mount Everest unassisted.

Thankfully, though, some people have the focus and determination […]

oh, the horror

Will I have to turn in my nerd/geek credentials if I admit that H.P. Lovecraft did precisely nothing for me?

I worked my way up to Beyond This Wall of Sleep, and then skipped ahead to The Call of Cthulhu to see if it ever got any better, and concluded that he pretty much amounts to be the Ayn Rand of horror.

This is really scary. No, […]