Don't know where this "writers' site" crap came from but it sure as hell isn't in the prospectus.

The Best of The Week


This pair of folk songs is, without question, a priceless addition to the study of the Ancient Greeks. Previously, only fragments of Ancient Greek music were thought to have survived, all from the Classical Period onwards, none as old as the present text. None of them record secular songs, as opposed to hymns. In fact, no other collection of ‘folk music’ can be said to be extant until a thousand years later.
    The following verses were not composed by professional poets as Homer or Hesiod were, but ordinary men. Due to their providence and their form they are markedly different from the Iliad or the Odyssey. The reader may find himself struck by their difference in tone and ‘commonplace’ nature, however it must be stressed that such works may still possess their own charm.
    The present volume is in translation, for the benefit of the layman, and because of its recent discovery, few liberties have been taken in…

Comic book character, created by Chris Bachalo and Christopher Hastings for Marvel Comics. She is a fourth-wall-breaking, reality-warping combination of Deadpool and Gwen Stacy who wouldn't even exist without comic geeks' obsessions and comics publishers' addictions to flash-in-the-pan variant covers. 

To understand Gwenpool and her creation, you have to be familiar with a couple different characters -- and with a common scheme comics publishers use to sell extra…

Fantasy Creature Rodeo

"I want BR to write about his favorite fantasy creature, including ones he's created himself."

That’s a rather entertaining reQuest, but also a hard one because when it comes to fantasy creatures I have a lot I like. One of the great appeals of fantasy fiction is the ability to build worlds shaping not just continents and cultures, but the entire natural world. World building is often its own reward and a good map…

News for Noders

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: ReQuest 2019 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: ReQuest 2019 ends.

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 2: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2019: the reTurn!

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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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