Cool Stuff Friday
Hello, Friday. What took you so long?
- 30 of the Naughtiest Dogs on the Internet.
- Stormtrooper Hip Hop & Twerking.
- Working Star Wars pinball machine, made out of LEGO. There is also video.
- Hubble’s Finest Spirals. Freaking gorgeous space photos. (Link via Diane Duane)
- Academia Explained, Using Muppets.
January 31, 2014 @ 12:47 pm
Lol i love the dog shaming pics makes me wonder if Issac or Jig would ever do that to Smudge.
Jim C. Hines
January 31, 2014 @ 12:50 pm
I could totally see Isaac doing it 🙂
January 31, 2014 @ 11:03 pm
Is Jig going to have any more adventures? I love the little blue guy. I am a big fan of your work. God Bless.
January 31, 2014 @ 11:21 pm
When I asked Mr. Hines that at a convention he said that was finished. My theory is that there were 3 goblin books 4 princes book and there will be 5 codex books and his next series will have six.
Jim C. Hines
February 1, 2014 @ 10:20 am
I don’t have any plans for further Jig books right now, but you never know. I did do a few goblin-related short stories if you haven’t seen those, though. A few of them are available online in the “Free Fiction” sidebar on the left.
February 1, 2014 @ 10:26 pm
I have a question for you. You probably get this question often and are probably tired of answering it. However I am driven to ask feel free to reply if you want to. I won’t be offended or insulted if you choose not to answer. I have been asked to write my daughter’s story. My daughter Heather, had a cardiac arrest January 3rd,2013. At the time she was 15 years old and seemed to be in perfect health. It turned out she was like those kids you hear about in the news that drop dead playing basketball or some other sport. She has 2 genetic heart defects. Her younger sister has been tested and it is confirmed that she also has the some defective gene that Heather has. Luckily so far she has not developed the disease. Her cardiologist has asked me to write her story to educate people the importance of genetic testing and also the importance of familial support during recovery. I have sat down to write and I don’t get very far with it because it makes me relive it. I believe wholeheartedly that her story is one that should be told. How would you go about writing this type of story? I appreciate your opinion and thank you for your time.
Jim C. Hines
February 2, 2014 @ 7:45 pm
That’s a hard question, and I don’t have an easy answer for you.
One thing to keep in mind is the need to take care of yourself. If you’re not in a space where you’re able or ready to relive it, and to spend all that time thinking and writing about the details … well, what I’m saying is that if this is something that would torment you, it’s okay to say you’re not ready.
When and if you decide you are ready, there’s no one right way to do it. I assume the goal is to get Heather’s story out in front of as many people as possible. Depending on how long you were thinking the story would be, you might try querying different magazines to see if they’d be interested in running the story. Online news and health sites would be another option. Anywhere that has a decent audience, where Heather’s story would fit with the kind of thing they publish.
I hope this is helpful.
March 9, 2014 @ 8:22 pm
Thank you for the advice. I am sorry it took so long to get back to you but Heathers been in and out of the hospital again and medical bills etc is piling up so I haven’t been online much. I will write her story, my goal is to do it this summer. Thanks again.