So I just cleaned up a few of the blogs I was linking to since, apparently, they weren't linking to me. The buggers! I mean, that's ok. One of them is a highly traffic IP law blog run by a friend of mine. And the other is a Guild Wars thing. Either way, I can't imagine most people were clicking over there anyhoo.
And when I say friend, I mean friend I've met over the internets. Because that's what we geeks do. Find people to prattle endlessly to over the net. And then we listen to them prattle to us. Invariably, we are of the same opinion. And if we're not, then graphs, polemics, counterpoints and ripostes are issued. Links, references, footnotes and maybe a few quasi experts are put into play, should it come to that.
But I digress.
The short fiction piece I submitted to the Ubyssey (student UBC newspaper) Sci Fi Contest didn't make the cut. Oh well. I imagine they got a metric ton of submissions. Maybe mine was so blazingly brilliant they didn't want to draw attention to my deathless prose that would shock the world a second renaissance of reading.
Or maybe mine just sucked.
Or maybe a humourous sci-fi short about a space cowboy named Hayden didn't fly well with the prof who was judging (who happened to specialized in Greek tragedy and the classics). Yeah. Anyhoo, that's my second submission to a contest. For those of you keeping score at home this would make it :
Newspaper Fiction Contests - 2; Me - 0