Holiday Dinner with a Plethora of Badass
by Julie Butcher-Fedynich
The holidays come ever closer, and we plan for friend and family visits (maybe even presents, and romantic trysts under the mistletoe.) I always wonder who I might know that needs a place at our table. It has long been a tradition in our family to seek out singles, and those without loved ones, and to bring them home for the holidays.
When I was in college, I drug home foreign exchange students who would have been staying in their cars. This year my daughter is bringing home the French.
What Are Fairies?
A Basic Overview of Fairies
As a mythologist and a researcher I get to write some pretty interesting books and blogs: cryptozoology, demons, folklore, ghosts, mythological creatures, the paranormal in general, U.F.O.s, and vampires to name but a few. Currently, I am working on writing an academic encyclopedia of fairies <fan-girl squeal>.
To begin, “fairies” is the plural form of the species; the singular of the noun is “fay.” There are a great number of folks who use the word “fey” as a noun, but this is incorrect, it is an adjective and basically means “fated to die.” I know people will argue the fay/fey point, claiming this is how new-age folks and those “in the know” do it. Well, be that as it may, I trust the accepted and recognized definition in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Look it up in your hard copy or on-line, they are in agreement with one another. Dictionary.com, a popular on-line dictionary I occasionally reference for spelling also agrees with Merriam-Webster on this matter. I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but the paranormal community loses another strand of credibility every time they get this word wrong.
Alcide Herveaux and Sookie Stackhouse
Supernatural – Super Couple
By June K. Williams
A new season of True Blood is about to begin and I hope this is the year the writers will open the gates for romance between Alcide and Sookie.
Ode to the Tribble
by Theresa Bane
Blogs: The final on-line frontier. This is a parody poem in familiar pentameter mocking the Star Trek season two episode entitled “The Trouble with Tribbles.” My mission: to stretch rhyming couplets, to link sci-fi genere ideas into main stream ideas, to boldly blog on tribbles as no one else has done before!
For what you are about read and endure, I deeply thank you all for your patience and understanding.
The trouble with tribbles
is tricky you see,
’cause their cute, warm, and fuzzy
and such fun to squeeze!
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