Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hunting For Answers

I’m working on a new short story. I haven’t had the inspiration in weeks which I took as a good sign. I finished editing Soul Thief (again) and was back to Book 2 — Stalking Horse. And then I heard a little news story on recent episode of my favorite podcast about a wolf who had been killed and that got me to thinking about wolves and ranchers and the environment. Which led to me to looking at hunting rifle pictures on the internet. This one is about the most innocent one out there. Almost every other picture shows the victim who was killed …Read more »

Assassin’s Creed 4 & PETA

I can only assume (she says wryly) that PETA read my entry about violence and gaming because they are now giving Ubisoft hell for adding whaling to the latest installment of Assassin’s Creed.  For PETA — and of course, for me — this is akin to adding slave-owning as a goal in a pre-Civil War game. Can you imagine the uproar if Ubisoft had included slave-owning in Assassin’s Creed 3, which is set in Colonial times? Or, also apropos, slave-owning in this latest iteration, which is set in the early 18th Century in the Caribbean. Can you imagine unlocking an achievement …Read more »

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