Category Archives: Holidays

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone celebrating has a safe and fun Independence Day (speaking of, if you haven’t seen Independence Day: Resurgence yet, I recommend it if you are into crazy stupid fun, cuz it’s crazy stupid fun).

Go forth, light things on fire responsibly, eat cheap food, and have a blast.

 

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(Note: above Supernatural gif depicts irresponsible firework usage, please do not hold Roman Candles and the like while lit.  Save your fingers and your face.)

~Marina

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Happy Hop-Hop Egg Day

 

Easter Terminator by MJNL

 

Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter (not that Easter tends to be the rowdiest of holidays, but you know what I mean)!

Hopefully the bunny that brought you your basket today looks nothing like this Terminator endoskeleton I put ears on…

~Marina

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Everything is Star Wars

BB8 with lightsaber by MJNL

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Seeing as how it’s the last day of the year, I thought I would send you into 2016 with a little gift. Have you noticed something other-worldly at the grocery store?  Do the cars at the dealerships appear to be from a galaxy far-far away?  Can you take two steps out your door without running into something related to The Force Awakens?

Can you?

Really?

Lest we forget the time that everything was Star Wars, I have written you a song. Please sing it to the tune of “Everything is Awesome.”

Ahem…

Everything is Star Wars
Everything is cool with a marketing team
Everything is Star Wars
In this product-placement dream

Everything is better
With block letters

Side by side
You and I
Gonna shop forever

Leia/Han forever!

It’s not lame
I like Luke
You like BB
They’re both in the pharmacy

Everything is Star Wars
Even shampoo and collard greens
Everything is Star Wars
In a lightsaber-colored sheen

3–
2–
1–

Have you heard the news?
Everyone is LARPin’
Life is good,
Cuz everything is Star Wars

Lost my job, but there’s a new opportunity
More free time for my Star Wars community

Rockin’ a cheese grater
Shaped like D’Vader

Dipped my body in Force-whipped frosting
What flavor, exactly, is Force-whipped frosting?

Smellin’ like the Dark Side
It’s a marketing landslide

Stepped in Payless
Got R2 shoes
It’s Star Wars in Wal*Mart
Star Wars in Macadoo’s

Everything is better
With block letters

Side by side
You and I
Gonna shop forever

Chewie/Maz forever!

It’s not lame
I like Rey
You like Finn
Both can be found commercially

Everything is Star Wars
Even make up ‘n’ Fiat twenty-sixteens
Everything is Star Wars
Nothin’s safe, not even coffee cream

Oranges, bouncy springs
We just named two Star Wars things
A Nobel prize, a piece of string
You know what’s Star Wars?
Everything!

Soup with noodles, little doodles
A book with pop-ups by the oodles

Brand new pants, an ’83 vest
Star Wars items are the best!

Trees, frogs, clogs: they’re Star Wars
Rocks, clocks and socks: they’re Star Wars
Figs and jigs and twigs: that’s Star Wars
Everything you see or think or say is Star Wars

Everything is Star Wars
Like it’s all from Naboo or Tatooine
Everything is Star Wars
In late twenty-fifteen

 

Please sing responsibly.

See you in the new year!

~Marina

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Happy Omnomnom Day

Happy Thanksgiving, also known as American Omnomnom Day.  Hope you’re stuffing your face responsibly.  Stay safe, stay thankful, and stay classy.  To inspire you to turkey-day greatness, I leave you with these:

First:

copious amounts of alchohol

Then:

sweet potatos

Then:

omnonmnom

dean eating

dean eating 2

Finally:

dean says pieleave me some pieget me piepie2that was my piecas need pie

And after all that, finish the day with a hardy helping of:

sleep

~Marina

 

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It’s November!

Demon!Dean would like to remind you that Halloween is unfortunately over, so you should change all of your October handles back to their regularly scheduled dullness…or else.

Demon Dean with pumpkin by MJNL

But luckily Castiel is here to welcome you to November, which is, of course, National Novel Writing Month.

Castiel Nanowrimo final by MJNL

Woohoo!

~Marina

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Happy Groundhog Day!

If the groundhog sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter.

If instead he sees Predator’s shadow, he’ll get eaten, and we’ll have at least six more years of Schwarzenegger movies.

 

Pred Shadow of Doom small 2 by MJNL

~Marina

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Happy Reading in 2015!

It’s 2015!  Hope the new year brings you lots of laughs and loves and good stories.  I look forward to sharing more new fiction and new artists’ interviews with you soon!

If you’d like to start 2015 off with warm fuzzies and a good book, might I suggest Fantasy for Good?  It was officially released on December 9th.  Don’t forget that all of the work was donated and the proceeds go to the Colon Cancer Alliance.  This book helps fight cancer!  The anthology contains stories by George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Katherine Kerr, Carrie Vaughn, the late Jay Lake and Roger Zelazny.  Not to mention many more.  And I might have something in there, too.  Here’s an excerpt from my story, Lenora of the Low:

Lenora turned to the claw-footed bathtub and pulled the cracked curtain from around its edge. Beyond lay her flesh-garden.

Like insects pinned to a collector’s cardstock, sections of skin lay mounted on fragments of wood in a saline bath.  Small wires slithered into the tub and provided mild shocks every few moments.  The flesh crawled with the energy, flexing and shivering at the stimulation.

Each stolen piece of living tissue equated another day on Earth for a Low One such as she.  Another day beyond the reach of the reaper’s clawing spirit.

Exiting the bathroom, she began preparations for her last harvest.  With giddy, fidgeting fingers, she pulled her tobacco pouch and pipe from their hiding place between the bedsprings and lit up.

Thin smoke curled around her like a halo. Avoiding her grotesque reflection in the vanity mirror, she pulled a small chain with a rose charm from a drawer and secured it around her neck.  It was a reminder that this night didn’t belong to her alone.  She would get her revenge and become a savior all in one glorious swoop.

Click on the cover to pick up a copy:

Fantasy for Good cover

And if you’re looking for yet more great fiction, grab a copy of the Best of Galaxy’s Edge 2013-2014.  It’s the best of the best from the publication’s first year–curated by Mike Resnick.

Click the cover to get a copy:

Best of Galaxy's Edge One

Happy New Year, and happy reading!

 

~Marina

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Christmas Eve Post

It’s Christmas Eve! Here’s wishing everyone who’s celebrating a merry Christmas tomorrow, and if I don’t see you before, a happy New Year as well.

Be safe! Hope Santa brings you lots ‘o’ books!

~Marina

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