If you're new here or just haven't posted before, then tell us a little bit about yourself so that we can get to know you. (Please don't give out personal information such as your phone number, address, or school name).
I'll get things started: My name is Sheila Ruth and I started Wands and Worlds with my son David. We love to read and are big fans of fantasy and science fiction. I have a publishing company, and publish my husband Nick Ruth's fantasy series, The Remin Chronicles. I'm also a computer programmer and web site developer.
Sunday was my 20th birthday! I had a really good birthday. :) I hung out with some friends and my parents, had dinner, watched a movie, and played Apples To Apples. Then went grocery shopping at like 1 in the morning with one of my friends. Had a super awesome cake made by another friend. I actually am not a huge fan of cakes but this one was really good!!
It was honestly almost the same as any other day. But I'm not a huge celebration person, so it was really good. :) AND I got my new boots yesterday! :D I'll attach a picture.
It's been...well ages, I'd honestly be amazed if anyone remembers me! But I was the guy from the UK who held a book event for Vicky a few years ago and then jetted off to live in Japan! How is everyone?
Well, I come back to you now having traversed the deepest mountains and the highest oceans (or something like that), and I bring to you...THAT book. The book I mentioned oh-so-many times back then: 'Tick'. It's finally here!
I can't remember whether I've shared the news here, but I brought home a bunny back in October (without telling my family.... I just showed up with him and surprised everyone.... hahaha.....)
His name is Leviathan, or Levi for short. The idea originally came from a song by Rufus Rex, and I really liked it because it also reminded me of Supernatural, and I like Attack on Titan so Levi works nicely, so it's sort of a triple-fandom thing.
Anyway, I'm obsessed with him so here is a photospam~
This was a long story on Dec. 25th's PBS NewsHour. If only we can get people to spend their millions/billions on things like these instead of political causes/people who will give them power of one sort or another if elected – or on more toys than they can possibly use. I'm all for toys, but only in excess AFTER you have tried really hard to fix the world for everyone & not just your tennis buddies.
This could be really big - Dean Kamen's Slingshot Aims To Bring Fresh Water To The World -
So uh.... Moony here.
Life's been pretty strange on this end.
For one, I've realized that I'm almost 20. Which is weird for me. And I'm sure realizing that is kind of weird for everyone else as well. Especially when we think of how long we've been on here. Or am I the only one? Like...it's weird knowing that almost everyone is going off to college and such.... I dunno. Maybe it's just me.
Also, did I tell everyone that Matt and I are talking again? ... Did I ever mention here that we weren't talking...? I don't remember.
Two studies (in the last 2 years – 1 is brand new) about the intelligence – or to be more precise, the stupidity of Americans (though they were smart enough to give the Republicans a big thumbs down in a Gallup poll) - & the Brits, too – amused me & left me also shaking my head. [sorry for the terrible sentence] http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/03/01/is-democracy-wasted-on-humani...
Hmm, I don't really know what to say. Looks like the site format got switched around quite a bit since the last time I logged in? Haha. Well, I feel like I owe some sort of update post, so... yeah. I'm in college in Minnesota right now. I guess that's something. I'm already known as the Danny Phantom person on my dorm floor, I can never escape. Not that I'm complaining. I don't know what I'm going to study at all, but overall I'm enjoying college a lot. Although I miss Albuquerque. And my dogs.
So a conversation with my nephew sparked this.
I mentioned my love for dogs, and he threw in, "You mean your love for chihuahuas."
So I said, "No, Connor, my love for dogs in general."
To which he replied, "Better not get no pit."
So I said, "I actually want to get a pit bull some time."
And then he went off on how dangerous pit bulls are. My dad and I were telling him that it's not the dog, it's the owner. And Connor kept saying that even nice ones can turn on their owners.
Gwen Cooper ("Homer's Odyssey" author – if you love cats & haven't read it, you must!) just sent out this e-mail. My heart is aching.
This is the link to the tribute – b/c I don't know if it will show up as a link in my forum - http://www.gwencooper.com/blog/entry/homer
I haven't read it yet, because I can't...
Hey, Wandies! Some of you may remember Inbali Iserles, author of The Tygrine Cat. She did an author chat here in 2008. I just heard that she's going to be a new Erin Hunter, working on the Survivors series.
So as stated in the subject line, I know I've said this multiple times. And I know a lot of the members aren't on here anymore. But I just can't stress this enough.
We--all of us--have changed so much since we joined this site. It's actually pretty amazing how much we've changed.
I made four categories and listed problems appropriate to each, although there is obviously quite a bit of overlap. These are what I think are the most important problems facing the U.S. (and in some cases the whole world) today. The first three in each category are the ones I consider most important, but the others are in no particular order.