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January 9th, 2012

Mind Sieve 1/9/12

Howdy! Welcome to the latest round of fun. Let's see what I can rustle up to share with everyone this week.






This is a blast from the past and a total blast to boot! Star Trek as the A-Team.



From ZD Net - Japanese Vending Machines: Now Dispensing Wi-Fi.  50 meters around the vending machine. Sweet! Drink and surf! Heh.



Secrets of Life on Newport's Medieval Ship Revealed by Nicola Smith at BBC News. 10th Anniversary of the find. 


Poster for Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman's "The Paperboy" - looks promising. Very retro. 




Ukranian Lighting Engineer Stuns the Audience.  This is way way cool. Had seen something similar before but not to this scale. Starts about a minute in, so wait for it. You won't be sorry!


This is a longer version than the one you see on TV. This is so darn cute I had to share it when I saw someone post it again. Heh heh.  The Force: Volkswagon Commercial


This is beyond wicked awesome! From the Tel-Aviv Quantum Levitation peeps at www.quantumlevitation.com This will blow your mind!


From Gene Lempp - Designing From Bones - Fantastical Realm, Real World - Lemuria. Ah King Julian causing trouble again! (Yes, I watch way too much Penguins of Madagascar. But I'm, telling you, those Lemurs can be a handful. And like Julian wouldn't just LOVE having a cult. heh heh. :P)


Worldly Wednesday: Muslim Terrorists? from Ellie Ann. Great post about seeing the whole truth. Nice!



Looters Butcher Roman Mosaic In Spain from the History Blog. This is just sad. :(


Bayard and Holmes Post Apocalyptic Management Services. Heh heh, heh heh. Heh heh heh heh.








How to Build Your Reputation as a Writer by Paul Rance. Nice, quick little post with some definite wisdom thrown in.


Your Author Blog or Website - what an editor might look for. Great post by Theresa at EditorTorrent.








From Chuck (NSFW) Wendig - 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing


On the same vein I give you a post from DIY MFA - Making the Most of Failure. More awesome wisdom for the new year!


From EditorTorrent - Switching Senses.  Great tips!


Internal Dialogue from Lisa Gail Green. Nice explanation and an example! (I love me some internal dialogue!) 



Okay, my eyes are being mean to me today so this is it. Enjoy!

Gloria Oliver
Unveiling the Fantastic



(2015) Fantasy

The King is Dead! Long Live the Undead King!

"What are you implying?"

The magister glided forward and scrunched down beside him.

"That in order to bathe, you must first actually get into the bath."


(2014) Urban Fantasy

It took everything from her, except revenge!

The muscles in my right arm jerked from tension as I tried to make it move and it resisted. A shrill scream inside my head insisted I didn't want to do this. That if I did, there'd be no way to take it back. "I...I'm afraid."


(2011) Young Adult – Fantasy

Which is worse…the monster without or within?


Home—family—the two things he would never have, the two things forever denied him…because of her.

Anger welled inside him, the heat of it suffusing him to the core, gurgling with seething emotions the total opposite of the coolness splashing down from the fountain nearby. Before he realized what he was doing, Jarrin stepped inside the gazebo.

(2007) Young Adult – Fantasy
“Harry Potter meets Dragon Riders of Pern”


“Do you need any help?” she asked. “Just tell me what you want me to do. If you prefer, I’m sure I can round up at least a few people to come over and give you a hand.”

Kel slowly shook his head. “It’s all right. Thanks anyway.” His voice lowered to where she almost couldn’t hear it. “This is all part of my punishment.’

She frowned, not understanding what he meant. “Punishment?”

Kel cocked his head in Clarence’s direction. In a flash, she understood. None of this was an accident. Clarence had landed there deliberately, hoping to make Kel pay for all he went through in the past month. She shook her head, not wanting to believe this, but what the dragon said next took any doubts right out of her head.

(2008) Young Adult – Fantasy
“To save the world she must DIE! Or must she?”


Panic and fear filled with utter helplessness made her dizzy. She knew what would be done with her, she knew what they planned. But there was nothing she could do to stop any of it.

Sharp gasps echoed in her ears as she felt the room’s cold air caress the Eye.

“You were right. She is the one.”

(2002) Adult/YA – Japanese Fantasy Adventure
“The Last Samurai meets Pirates of the Caribbean”


Laying the blade on the floor before him, Toshi parted his kimono until his stomach lay exposed. He tucked his sleeves beneath his legs to hold him upright if he should falter. Ignoring Asano, he took up the blade. His shoulder flared with pain and he tried not to flinch, as he grabbed the blade with both hands. He turned the wakizashi until its sharp point was aimed at his belly, the residence of his soul.

(2004) Adult/YA – Fantasy Mystery
“He tried to forget his past, but his past wouldn’t forget him”


Torren took a step back a sudden shudder racking through him. It was as if he’d never left, as if the boy he’d been would be coming back-though the one who’d loved this room and all these things was long, long dead. That boy died when he’d watched his father’s blood pour forth from his mouth, the end of a sword protruding from his abdomen. That boy died when he survived while everyone else lay dead.

Info, sample chapters, and free reads at www.gloriaoliver.com

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