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Recent content by Lex Black

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    Greetings! Hello Everyone

    Welcome to the Colony!
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    Greetings! Hello

    Welcome to the Colony!
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    Words You Like

    Oh, I can't believe I forgot these. Quidam -- A Latin word. It can be summarized as "a faceless stranger". Attach as much poetic meaning to it as you want, I certainly do. Also, Verekai -- A Romani word meaning "anywhere." If I'm playing a video game where I'm allowed to name a horse, this...
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    Words You Like

    Oubliette: a prison cell, often buried, where one can leave a prisoner permanently. Derived from the French verb "to forget". Aquelarre: Spanish word for a ceremony to summon a demon, especially through a black mass. (Calm down, I'm a horror writer. I know these things.) Psychopomp: Not so...
  5. Lex Black

    Introducing myself

    Welcome to the Colony!
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    No Readers

    A Clockwork Orange? Group therapy guides? You know what you call a Borg with no arms or legs? An appliance.
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    ...you lot are all terribly kind, do you know that?

    ...you lot are all terribly kind, do you know that?
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    I just sent out another agent query and I'm dying inside.

    I just sent out another agent query and I'm dying inside.
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    Greetings! Pop-up submissions got me.

    Welcome to the Colony!
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    Reworking a submission to follow up with an agent query. Grinding myself into a neurotic wreck...

    Reworking a submission to follow up with an agent query. Grinding myself into a neurotic wreck in the process.
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    Do You Know Where You're Going To?

    I want to enjoy writing again.
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    Reality Check Look closely, people, there's a dot.

    It could be worse. My name, "Lex", is just a nickname I use to walk among mortals. The closest thing I have to an actual name is the terrified despair one feels when seeing a volcano erupting in the near distance combined with the soul-crushing emptiness of peering into the darkness between the...
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    Trope Talk: or, The General Usefulness and Awesomeness of Overly Sarcastic Productions

    Heya! So, a video dropped into my overly busy youtube feed today, an update from a channel called Overly Sarcastic Productions. This is a joint effort by two contributors, Blue, who mostly presents videos summarizing interesting aspects, events and periods of history, and Red, who covers...
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    BrainPick Novel Openings, What's The Secret?

    I am forever mentioning Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" around here, so why not again? The opening line of the sixth book, "Blood Rites", is legendary among fans of the series. It's a study in brevity, setting up the tone, giving an idea of the sort of story about to unfold and hints at the...
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    Fans of mine, please hit me up in PM? I have a question(s) I'd like some brutally honest input...

    Fans of mine, please hit me up in PM? I have a question(s) I'd like some brutally honest input on. Thanks in advance!
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