Punny Animals

I haven’t posted any puns in a while, so here is a fine selection of animal puns from bluebird of bitterness. And if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like puns (seriously??), all I can say is… Punny AnimalsPowered By the Tweet This...

The Avengers Cheat Sheet

With all the Avengers: Infinity War hype you may be excused for feeling a tad confused as to who is who/does what in Marvel’s universe. Thankfully, Sonia Rao and Shelly Tan over at The Washington Post have come up with a handy, interactive cheat sheet that will...

How To Tame A Duck: Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day today, and, in honor of my wife, I thought I’d share a little white lie that has helped us shave off half an hour off our daughter’s nighttime routine. For those who are not familiar with the wee one, she’s a sparkly,...

Virtual-reality Jacket Simulates Hugs-And More

Part of my WIP is imagining what life in a 100 years from now might be like. To do so, I’m building on exciting-sounding technology news which will probably be everyday affairs in a century. Having loved Virtual-reality goggles after trying them out a few months...

My WIP And Men And Women Descriptions In Literature

My current Work In Progress (WIP) is a sci-fi mystery romance taking place 100 years from now on a Greek island. Its working title is Clones (it will change) and yes, I know this is the first time I mention it. I started writing it with a male protagonist and a female...

9 Viking words that have invaded English

Courtesy of The Vintage News In case you can’t watch the video for whatever reason, here are my favorite Viking words: Happy Happ is the Old Norse word for good fortune or fate. Husband A word (Husbondi) in which hus (house) and bondi (occupier and tiller of...

A Belated Tolkien Celebration

January 3rd marked Tolkien’s twelfty-sixth (126th) birthday. I apologize for not being here to celebrate and raise the customary toast to the Professor. To make it up to you, I’m sharing here some Tolkien-inspired memes that never fail to crack me up....

Happy New Year

I know I said I’d abstain from posting for a couple of weeks, but I found this lovely video and I had to share. As another year is upon us, I find myself pondering that classic wish, “Happy New Year.” It’s not years that are happy, though,...

Are you in a Gothic Horror Novel?

I first shared this back in 2014, but I came across it the other day and I had to repost. Apologies if you’ve seen it twice! As you seemed to enjoy last week’s post, Are you in a Regency Romance Novel?, I’ve got another one for you, also by The...

Puns! Puns Everywhere!

A few days ago, I was contacted by the good people over at The Salty Pun, who asked me to share some of their puns. Since you all seemed to enjoy the previous batch, I’m happy to oblige. My personal favorite? The pineapple one. It makes so much sense… For...