Missing In Action

Posted on 1,234 Comments

I know it has been a few weeks since I last posted, but trust me, I’m a blogger.

It really isn’t my fault. I was abducted by aliens. No, seriously. It was a mistake; they mistook me for an ultragalactic criminal by the name of Ghatchoomi (or something like that; they kept looking at me and saying [with a scruffy voice] “You, Ghatchoomi?”). During the night, while I was sleeping, peacefully dreaming about the next sequence of events to write in my fictitious autobiography, they snatched me. Sadly, I have lost all memory of that night’s events and the autobiography was put on a backburner (literally, all those words have been burned and it may take many more years til I can think of interesting stories to fill it with).maldives

When I awoke, I was sitting on this exotic beachside, beneath an orange sky. Three legsBeside me were two slug-like creatures waving fans.I was tied down to the chair, and a three legged eukaryote was standing in front of me snacking on something that looked like purple cracker jacks. He was munching on them as if he’d die without them. He looked me straight in the face and kept yelling at me “You, Ghatchoomi?”. He did this like a thousand times (somebody kept bringing him more of those “cracker jacks” every five minutes or so.

colorful popcorn

This went on for a few days, until one dark orange day it stopped. They untied me, said something I couldn’t comprehend, and then they took off in their spaceship. For the next few days I was living off rocks; they were soft and juicy inside, sort of a fruit, and the beach was littered with them. One day this eukaryote came back and stared at me and said (with a much softer tone then I was used to) “You, not Ghatchoomi”). Everything went black and three mornings ago I woke up in my bed.

The ultragalactic force that abducted me are probably interrogating Ghatchoomi as we speak. I wonder what his crime was. I blame his/her mother/father for issuing him such a criminal name. I, luckily, am not Ghatchoomi.

Like I said; I am not to blame for this break that I was forced to take from the blogosphere, the aliens are.


There’s Always A First

Posted on 3,392 Comments

Today is that day. If today exists and life’s not all a dream. If it is a dream, today is that part of the dream.

Today is the day that I start blogging. It’s not going to be one of those blogs where I discuss every aspect of the journey yearning to be an author. It’s not going to be one of those blogs where I complain about my daily life. I won’t be giving away crazy insane secrets either. I will blog about topics that I enjoy.

As the name of the website (and blog) suggest, I will probably blog about Science, Fiction, and Fantasy topics. That doesn’t equate that I won’t type about anything else; those times will probably be the exception. [I may change my mind at any time.]


Science Fiction is fascinating. To me at least. What will be here tomorrow? What will be the norm when our grandchildren are born? Are other planets populated? Can we populate them ourselves?

It relates to us because it may or may not happen. In our lifetime, or never. It’s also full of what ifs.  What if we can travel faster than the speed of light? What if we can travel through time? What if there are other dimensions? What if artificial intelligence took over?



fantasy castle1

Fantasy is about things that can or cannot happen in this world, but they don’t. Stories can take place in cities that sound and look like the ones we live in. It doesn’t have to have a magical system or people with superpowers, but it can. Here too the limit is the writer’s imagination. It doesn’t have to be based on the rules our world has. If the writer can think it up it can be created.


fantasy dragons

Fiction has the limits this world has to offer. It is bound to the rules of nature as we find them. It cannot entirely change what is there unless a new rule is created. It is bound to the same rules of gravity that we live in; the same gestational life that we live with.

Sci-fi and fantasy are not bound. They are free.


Rules and Such

Posted on 1,054 Comments


I know that I’m just starting the blog today, and I may have very few if any readers, but I still feel it a must to have some basic rules.

These rules are without too much depth; they are guidelines and serve as a warning.

If you abuse these, you will be banned.


1. No discussion of any illegal activity or threats of violence(ie. threats of suicide or physical harm).

2. No use of explicit, racist, obscene or vulgar language, images or messages.

Do not post material that is hateful or mean towards race, religion, sex, or any other offensive nature. Please refrain from debating religion and politics. No posting of any text which bypasses our profanity filters by purposely misspelling, using letter/symbol substitutions or any other means to bypass our censoring. You will be banned from the site.

3. No posts that attack, insult, flame, defame, or abuse others. Respect other opinions. We should respect all points of view. Flaming will not be tolerated. Turn off your caps lock, do not use excessive ALL CAPS in your posts.

4. No advertising or links to advertising or “Spam” is permitted.

  • Advertising or spam is defined as posting a link for the purpose of selling, soliciting or promoting something.
  • Links to personal blogs/homepages are allowed; please do not abuse this.
  • Sharing of links to helpful and relevant web sites and resources is allowed if they are not used for a promotional purpose.

5. No posts of copyrighted material, lengthy articles, or posts of an overtly political or religious nature(ie. proselyting).

6. Do not post offline personal contact information (ie. your home address, phone numbers etc.) and do not ask for personal information from others. This is to protect your security and identity.

If you have any questions about the rules, contact me here or at gio@zyxspot.com .