The Neon Armadillos of Scribophile's Ubergroup (& friends!)

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Skin Color in Fantasy Writing

When making up a new world, how fun is it to consider the idea of creating people with different skin colors than what we normally see every day? Why not pink people? No, not like my little Irish nephew after too much sun, but blazing pink, like a neon sign,...

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Teaching Literacy Like a Writer

The homework for my Master’s in teaching — summarizing scholarly articles and videos about teaching literacy in the content areas — got a lot more bearable when I stopped thinking like a teacher being criticized for things beyond her control and started thinking like a writer. Though gems like, “If they...

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Ethical Systems

One of the most important things to remember about ethics is that, socially, it is not set in stone. There is no ethical system that is universally accepted, even though many of the systems agree on outcomes, at least in general. The differences usually come into play when reasons are...

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Freedom and Negativity

The concept of Absolute Freedom appears in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit. I’d like to focus for a moment on the shape of Absolute Freedom as it appears in his section on Culture. Arguing with Hegel’s notions as such would be similar to arguing with the wind. Instead, I intend to argue for my interpretation...

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New Contributors

I’ve invited a few friends of mine to blog with me here at Nothing More. They’re from a writing group on scribophile — specifically the ubergroup run by Jerry Quinn. They’ve invited a few friends of theirs, so hopefully it should get fun and bustling around here soon! Post topics...

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Porn vs. Erotica

I have an objection to is women who read erotica and rave about erotica and think that 50 Shades is the best thing ever and then turn around and get into screaming fights with their male significant other because they dare watch porn. It is important to note that I expose...

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Heroines of the MCU

I want to preface this article by saying that I really enjoyed The Avengers, and I in fact enjoyed the whole series leading up to it. I am a huge comic book movie fan, having seen every one of note made in my lifetime except for Spiderman 3 and Ghost...

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Oh What A Day

After work, I headed to Microcenter. Unfortunately, the GPS on my phone wasn’t working, and neither was the internet, so I overshot my destination by a few exists before I figured out that I had somehow turned data off. Oops. But I got to Microcenter okay, despite the rush hour...

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Minecraft: Treehouse

After much looking, perusing the forums and such, then gave up until, totally unintentionally, I found a pretty awesome server to play Minecraft on. For the first time am basically playing on my own — socially, of course, and talking and trading, but even so. I’m designing according to my own...

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A Day in Luray

Drove up to Luray to visit the Caverns and see what else there was to see. I borrowed my mother’s convertible for the trip, but unfortunately it was rainy and cold, so I kept the top up. The wipers were in pretty rough shape, but the rain wasn’t too bad...