Introducing Windows 10, A Vision in the Making

Finally, at long last, Microsoft’s newest OS has been revealed. And, rather surprisingly, they have chosen not Windows 9 or Windows One (my preferred name even now!); instead, they’ve chosen Windows 10. I am still mulling about in my head whether or not I like the new name, but if there’s one thing I am confidant about, it’s that I do like everything I am seeing. It’s refreshing, and I have full confidence in Nadella as CEO now. Continue reading

A Song of Three Dragons

I’m in the midst of my first major fan-fiction writing project, titled A Song of Three Dragons. A Cat of a Different Coat (Part 1) is well underway. And I’m going to start pushing little random titbits and updates here; as well as major chapter completions. For now, here’s a bit about it and some links to get you guys started!

AU. Rising his banners in revolt, Lord Jon Arryn pushes Robert’s claim on the throne, and fails when the North sides with Rhaegar Targaryen against his father. Now, with his hold on the throne slipping, the realm sits upon the edge of a blade. Houses and beasts long thought dead still live. And an evil has awoken north of the Wall. This is a song of three dragons. (Significant Update)

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Just a Little Writing Practise [HMS Bloody Rover]

I want someone to write a book where Mermaids are the women thrown off ships when the sailors got afraid because having a woman on the boat is bad luck. And as they sink to the bottom legs tied together they change slowly until they can breath, until they can use their tied up legs to swim. And they drown sailors in revenge, luring them in by singing in their husky voices still stinging from the salt water they breathed. 

I came across this on tumblr earlier, and feeling intrigued by it, decided to try my hand at a bit of short fiction.

So, without any further ado, I give you, HMS Bloody Rover. Continue reading