Rampaging Blog

The meat of our sandwich, the Rampaging Blog is dedicated to stories, research, and interviews. It may also contain rampant musings and uncontrollable tangents.

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Writers and Storytellers

A list of all of our current authors, writers, researchers, and storytellers. For now.

Return of the Polar Bear Plunge

I love this event so much.  Sure, the Alki Polar Bear Plunge was fun last year, but this year it was even better. Not only was it warmer (no ice on the beach this year to deal with), but there were more people.  And while the water was still a nippy 46...

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The wonderfully named Phantom Time Hypothesis

Conspiracy theories are fun sometimes. They give the reader a thrill, explaining as they do how the world is actually fundamentally different than what it seems. And that thrill, that feeling that you have discovered a secret truth that all of the smart people in the...

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Manic days

I feel like I'm going to explode. Now, not in a bad way.  I just feel as if I'm full of five different kinds of energies that are pushing me in a multitude of directions until focus on any one thing becomes difficult.  I crave the rush that comes with...

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Letter to my Congressman against SOPA

Here's the letter I sent to Congressman Jim McDermott regarding the SOPA bill that is going through Congress tomorrow.  I urge you to contact your Congress person as well. If you don't know anything about SOPA, please check out this open letter here.  And...

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The Christmas you never knew

Given our history of bringing up ancient traditions and interesting holidays we turn our attention this week to the strange underpinnings that make up a holiday that you probably thought you knew: Christmas.  It’s all about the birth of Jesus, right?  It’s...

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Don’t diss the doodlers

Goodness gracious.  I flake out for two weeks and then I forget what my update schedule actually is.  Well, time to get back on the horse.  Credit Anyhow, today we're going to turn our backs on the gloomy winter weather and turn our attention...

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NaNoWriMo owns my soul

Sorry lovelies, but my fingers, my brain, and my words are desperately needed in the battle of the word count.  Updates will continue after November- and thus NaNoWriMo- are over. Deepest apologies.  Might I suggest some world events to think about?...

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Oh my goodness…

So with NaNoWriMo and getting ready for Thanksgiving I'm a little behind in my research.  So instead of throwing together an article I'm going to leave you with this amazing graph by the ever awesome Randall Munroe of XKCD.  He spent a lot of work putting...

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The best 11-11 ever

Wow. There are performers that I enjoy seeing, and there is music that I like listening to.  There are concerts that are perfectly enjoyable for their mix of both of these ingredients. And then there are concerts which amount to nothing less than a magical...

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Horrible pickup lines

I'm busily writing up a description of the awesome concert I went to on Friday, but until then I give you the fruits of one of my more recent projects: horrible pickup lines!  These are all real pickup lines, either used on or by my friends and most of them are...

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Testing for personality

I love when I'm working on an idea and I can use one of the webcomics I read.  Although, given the sheer number of them that I read I suppose it isn't all that surprising. Continued here So what does this XKCD have to do with anything?  Well today we're...

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