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March 5th, 2012

Mind Sieve 3/5/12


And off we go!







Humboldt Squid's Impressive Dives from BBC News. Cool info!



Scrat Parodies "The Artist" In Ice Age 4 Continental Drift Featurette from Total Film




New MIB 3 Poster story from Total Film.



See Otherland's Lambda Mall In New Developer Video -  story by Jef Reahard. Just looks cooler and cooler!



Medieval Mondays - Viking Trading Ships by A J Walker. Interesting info! 





More Star Trek 2 Images Online from Total Films. Story by George Wales. Wait a minute! Benedict Cumberbatch is in Star Trek 2?!?!?!  Woot!!!!!



From the History Blog - Viking Sword Found In Norway During Construction. And we get some historical stories to boot! 



Encasing The Magna Carta from the History Blog. Utterly fascinating videos and info on preserving the Magna Carta copy we have here in the states. (Yes, I like weird stuff! It's a thing. ;P)




Shadows - Lindsey Stirling. Nice music and cute shadow games. 




Ultimate Ping Pong from GakAttack. Too fun!




Beautiful Time Lapse Of The Milky Way, Auroras, and Shooting Stars - article from Peta Pixel and Michael Zhang. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! 








13 Ways To Impress An Agent by Rachelle Gardner. Yay - hints!!!! (Chocolate should probably wait till they ask to see the full the manuscript. Heh heh heh.)


Amazon - Beware Of Greek Bearing Gifts from Kristen Lamb. Much food for thought! Scary food for thought. lol.


How Do Readers Find Your Books On Goodreads? by Tamara Ward. 








25 Ways To UnF*** Your Story from Chuck (NSFW) Wendig. :P Hey, he speaks good truth, even if he's a little colorful. heh heh. 


The Failure Of The Gatekeepers by Paul Biba. Another interesting article that is also depressing. lol. This industry is so hard!


What Finding Nemo Can Teach Us About Story Action from Kriten Lamb. Super insightful stuff!



Okay, I'm done in. That's it for this round. 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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