Authors Answer 95 – The Personality Dealer

Sounds creepy to me.

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It’s the final story of the month. Can our authors bring us a compelling story to read? Would you buy it? This time, we’re dealing in personalities!

Check out last week’s winner for “Lessons of a Jolly Hermit“, Tracey Lynn Tobin!

So, let’s check out today’s story and then you decide whose is best in the poll at the end.

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Gregory S. Close

Science Fiction

Rory wanted something more from life.  Something exciting.  Something different.  But he couldn’t afford an upgrade from BASIC, not even an A4 Quirk or a back catalogue Recessive Trait, so he’d given up hope of moving up in the social hierarchy and out of his dead end job as a doctor.  Celebrity wasn’t meant for everyone.

Then Magnus Cain shows up on the clinic doorstep, bloody, paranoid and on the run from the law, and he brings…

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Authors Answer 94 – Lessons of a Jolly Hermit

I could probably learn a thing or two from a jolly hermit myself.

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How can a hermit be jolly? Ever heard of a jolly hermit? Find out what our ideas are in today’s Authors Answer. You get to choose which story is the best in a poll at the end of the post.

But first, the winner of last week’s contest, The Practicality Engine, is… me! Congratulations, me!

So, let’s look at today’s story!

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Paul B. Spence

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-help

Setting: 21st Century America

Summary: There has never been a better time to be a hermit that the 21st century. Nowadays you can sit at home and never leave, even to work or buy food! But this isn’t without a downside. Not everyone will be happy without any human contact. With our handy guide you too can learn to turn that socially-awkward frown upside-down and be JOLLY!

Tracey Lynn Tobin

Genre: Coming-of-Age/Young Adult

Setting:…

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Authors Answer 93 – The Practicality Engine

I can’t say I’m surprised that there’s a stronger common theme this time than last week.

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You may be wondering what a Practicality Engine is. Well, you’re going to find out what our authors think it is. As with last week, we’re taking a title and turning it into a possible story. You, the reader, get to choose your favourite at the end with a poll.

But first, last week’s winner of Lemons and Steel is Gregory S. Close with his entry. Congratulations!

So, let’s take a look at this week’s story!

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Gregory S. Close

THE PRACTICALITY ENGINE
“It takes what you want and makes what you need.”

Horror/Thriller

Veronica didn’t have much.  No family.  No money.  No future.  Maybe her looks, if the lighting was just right, but certainly not her pride.  When Caleb and Ron Ron dragged her out in back of the Kitty Kat Klub, she knew she was losing what little she had left.  They had…

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Awesome Music Thursday: Eternal Eternity

90’s Sailor Moon had a lot of character songs, but even with so many there was a notable omission in the area of duets.

Sailor Moon Crystal changes that. The Infinity arc goes through three ending songs in 13 episodes, each focused on a different character(s) and sung by their voice actors/actresses. The second is Chibiusa’s and the third is Tuxedo Mask’s, but it’s the first that I’m talking about, “Eternal Eternity” sung by Junko Minagawa and Sayaka Ohara. Haruka and Michiru, AKA Sailors Uranus and Neptune, get an ending to themselves and finally get a song together after all these years, and it is yuritastic.

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Well, THERE’S an unexpected crossover

Super Robot Wars XΩ continues to use its less structured format as a way to include pretty much anything it wants to. Idolm@ster Xenoglossia was a little surprising, and Crayon Shin-chan was something nobody could possibly have predicted (and probably never asked for), but this new one breaks down another boundary.

For the first time, a live action work is included in a SRW game. And it’s not any of the ones you probably just thought of. It’s not G-Savior either, the obscure live-action Gundam movie that some people think they’ve avoided solely because they didn’t want to open the door to live action.

But, well…

The King of the Monsters himself, fighting alongside the King of Braves and the King of Hearts.  And yes, Shinji is in some kind of Godzilla-Eva hybrid.

The Mazinger Z villains really hate the fact that Hideaki Anno is directing Godzilla: Resurgence right now…

MechaGodzilla is there too, so I guess you can’t say it doesn’t have mecha. (Also, Jet Alone from Neon Genesis Evangelion was based on Jet Jaguar.)

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