Agent Palmer

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The Story of the Short Story “The Passing of a Storyteller”

The Story of Passing of a Story Teller

This is the story of a story. The journey from challenge to the blank page to false starts to the written word, from audio to backburner to more false starts to video. This is the process by which I wrote my first complete piece of fiction in ages and what I did with it after I finished the last draft.

This is the story behind The Death of A Storyteller.

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Small Oddities

Small Oddities Throwback A Few of my Favorite Fandoms

Small Oddities Throwback: A Few of my Favorite Fandoms

Since it’s first incarnation years ago, the Small Oddities series has morphed into a kind of small and occasional DeviantArt Exhibition.

Part of that transformation is because while I am adept at using words, I am not an artist in the visual sense, so it’s nice to celebrate the artists I come across that take similar inspirations from the pop culture that I enjoy and turn them into their own works of art in various forms.

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Michael Witwer Rolls a Natural 20 with Empire of Imagination: The Life and Legacy of Gary Gygax

Empire of Imagination by Michael Witwer

Empire of Imagination by Michael Witwer is a grand retelling of the life and times of Ernest Gary Gygax, from his childhood and earliest inspirations, playfulness, and adventurousness ness to his early wargaming and the creation of the game which is synonymous with his name Dungeons & Dragons, to the exile from the company he founded in TSR and his resurgence as a celebrity. It’s all in the pages of this books.

The author of this book takes a novel approach to the telling of Gygax’s life story by making a narrative out of it.

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Whatever happened to DiC? An Attempted Oral History on the Saturday Morning Cartoon Powerhouse

The Incredible World of DiC Logo

Consider this a love letter to lazy Saturday mornings, sugary breakfast cereals, and a production company whose hits knew no bounds.

Those of us fortunate to have been raised in the 1980s and 1990s fondly recall great Saturday morning cartoons by the handful. This, of course, was long before the ill-fated fall of that blessed Saturday morning programming block forever changed in September 2014. While it’s easy to look back now with fond memories, you might be surprised to learn that many of Saturday morning’s greatest hits were maintained by a single production house.

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Coffee Declassified

Two Cups of Coffee Facts

Two Cups of Coffee Facts

Coffee is robust and full of flavor as the drink goes, but it also has quite the history surrounded by colorful myths and facts alike. As it is a favorite drink of many, myself included, and a favorite subject of mine to research, here are 16oz of coffee facts for your pleasure. Two 8oz. Cups of facts for you to enjoy with your morning cup of joe.

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