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Drew Patrick Smith
New York, NY
Publisher & Editor of the monthly E-Book series PFS Presents and Writer of a Community of Writing Blogs
Interests: books, writing, authors, reading, publishing, literature, fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, stage plays, writing workshops, book clubs, book reviews, writing prompts, grammar
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Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Pritchett, Farlow, & Smith Publishing
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Character:Wonder Woman Real Name: Princess Diana of Themyscira Alias: Diana Prince From: DC Comics First Apperance: All Star Comics #8 (1941) Currently Appearing: Justice League of America, Wonder Woman Formerly Appearing: JLA, Sensation Comics Created by: William Moulton Marston Portrayed in Film by: Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman TV show), Keri... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Character Analysis
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Character: Éowyn, Lady of Rohan Alias: Dernhelm, Lady of Ithilien, Lady of Emyn Arnen, Lady of the Shield-arm From: The Lord of the Rings First Appearance: The Two Towers Last Appearance: The Return of the King Created by: JRR Tolkien Portrayed by: Nellie Bellflower (cartoon voice over, 1980), Elin Jenkins... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Character Analysis
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Character: Black Widow Real Name: Natasha Romanoff Nickname: Tasha Alias: Natalie Rushman From: Marvel movieverse First Appearance: Iron Man 2 Most Recent Appearance: The Avengers Portrayed by: Scarlett Johansson Originally Created by: Stan Lee, Don Rico, and Don Heck Gender: Female Ethnicity: Russian Sexuality: Straight Family: None known Lover: Hawkeye... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Character Analysis
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Character: Princess-Regent Pandsala of Princemarch From: Dragon Prince trilogy First Appearance: Dragon Prince (Dragon Prince Book 1) Final Appearance: The Star Scroll (Dragon Prince Book 2) Created by: Melanie Rawn Gender: Female Ethnicity: Diarmadhi Sexuality: Straight Family: High Prince Roelstra, father; Lallante, mother; Ianthe, sister; Naydra, sister; Lenala, sister; Kiele,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Character Analysis
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Character: Anna Karenina From: Anna Karenina Created by: Leo Tolstoy Portrayed in Other Media by: Betty Nansen (1915 film), Greta Garbo (1935 film), Ingrid Bergman (1944 radio), Vivien Leigh (1948 film), Marlene Dietrich (1949 radio), Jacqueline Bisset (1985 TV movie), Sophie Marceau (1997 film), Kelly Kaduce (1997 opera), Keira Knightley... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Character Analysis
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Character: Shatterstar Real Name: Gaveedra-Seven Nickname: Star Alias: Former: Benjamin Russell From: Marvel Comics (Universe 616) First Appearance: New Mutants (volume I) #99 (1991) Currently Appearing: X-Factor Formerly Appearing: X-Force Created by: Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza Gender: Male Ethnicity: Mojoworldian Sexuality: Bisexual or Pansexual Family: None known Lover: Rictor Allegiance:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Character Analysis
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Character: Anya Jenkins Real Name: Aud Former Alias: Anyanka, Patron Saint of Women Scorned From: Buffy the Vampire Slayer First Appearance: "The Wish" Final Appearance: "Chosen" Created by: Joss Whedon Portrayed by: Emma Caulfield Gender: Female Ethnicity: Scandinavian Sexuality: Straight Family: None known Lover: Former: Xander (ex-fiance); Spike; Olaf (ex-husband)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at Character Analysis
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Character: Nelly Dean Real Name: Ellen Dean Alias: Mrs. Dean From: Wuthering Heights Created by: Emily Bronte Portrayed in Film/TV by: Flora Robson (1939 movie), Christine Lindsay (1948 TV movie), Jean Anderson (1962 TV movie), Anne Stallybrass (1967 TV series), Judy Cornwell (1970 film), Pat Heywood (1978 TV series), Janet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Character Analysis
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Character: Primrose Everdeen Nickname: Prim From: The Hunger Games trilogy First Appearance: The Hunger Games Last Appearance: Mockingjay Created by: Suzanne Collins Portrayed in Film by: Willow Shields (2012 - pictured) Gender: Female Ethnicity: District 12 (formerly known as the Eastern part of the United States, probably Appalachian in origin)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Character Analysis
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Character: Psylocke Real Name: Elizabeth Braddock Nicknames: Betsy, Betts Former Aliases: Captain Britain, Lady Mandarin From: Marvel Comics First Appearance: Captain Britain (Vol. I) #8 (published 1976) Currently Appearing: X-Force, X-Men Formerly Appearing: Captain Britain, Exiles, New Exiles, Uncanny X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Treme X-Men Created by: Chris Claremont (writer),... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at Character Analysis
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In general, word groups (words that evolved from the same original word and meaning) are used as mnemonic devices that allow us to better remember word meanings, which allows language to be learned faster. Like, if you know what "basis" means, you already have a clue as to what base,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at The Writing Workshop
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Title: The Titan's Curse Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3 (of 5) Author: Rick Riordian Publisher: Hyperion (2007) Genres: Childrens, Fantasy, Young Adult Sub-Genres: Coming of Age, Greco-Roman, Myths, Prophecy Plot Summary: Son of Poseidon Percy Jackson is sent on a quest with Thalia, the newly revived daughter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at The Book Club
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What would your life be like if you were born the opposite sex? It's an interesting question, especially in the light of recent anti-women comments like Rush Limbaugh calling an advocate for free and available birth control a slut on his radio program. It's a clear sign that we do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at The Writing Workshop
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"Some part of (composer John) Cage longed for pretechnological, even preindustrial life. In his 1950 'Lecture on Nothing,' he quoted a woman from Texas who told him, 'We have no music in Texas.' He then said, 'The reason they've no music in Texas is because they have recordings in Texas.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at The Book Club
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The comic convention WonderCon happened this last week at the Anaheim Convention Center, and news from Marvel was all over the place. First up, there was the big announcement from Marvel about the X-Men titles, including a new X-Treme X-Men (pictured) series staring Dazzler and an alternate team of X-Men... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at The Writing Workshop
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Demon Knights #7 By: Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves, & Robson Rocha Even besides the Questing Queen's miscoloring on the cover, I'm just plain old ambivalent about this issue. On one hand, the ending is quite nice, with a nice smack of morality and doubt that feels right in this title,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at The Book Club
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The pseudonym, also known as a pen name, is one of literature's oldest traditions. The pseudonym is a fake name that an author takes on to publish under. It is commonly suggested that the most typical form of literary pseudonym is that of female oppression: female writers write under male... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at The Writing Workshop
Title: Super Best Friends Forever Form: TV short Adapted From: DC Comics Staring: Nicole Sullivan (Supergirl), Tara Strong (Batgirl), and Grey Delisle (Wonder Girl) Creator/Writer: Lauren Faust TV Review: Seriously, this is an absolutely hilarious short. It's smart, entergetic, and stays true (enough) to the characters. How can you seriously... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at The Book Club
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There's this thing called fanfiction, wherein an amateur author writes a story using the characters from their favorite books, TV shows, etc. and then publishes them online. It's generally considered a form of flattery, doesn't make much money, and thus, isn't penalized under copyright law, even though it technically should... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at The Writing Workshop
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"I don't understand how this all happens, how we go through this. I mean, I knew her and then she's...there's just a body and I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead anymore. It's stupid. It's mortal and it's stupid. And Xander's crying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at The Book Club
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As shown repeatedly in the past ten years, digital publishing and new, nontraditional publishing ventures are becoming more and more the norm. Even old school, literary publishers are getting into the mix, like this brand new Charlotte Bronte story, which has been published by the London Review of Books. Called... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at The Writing Workshop
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Character: Psylocke Real Name: Elizabeth Braddock Nicknames: Betsy, Betts Former Aliases: Captain Britain, Lady Mandarin First Appearance: Captain Britain (Vol. I) #8 Currently Appearing: Uncanny X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Men Formerly Appearing: Captain Britain, Exiles, New Exiles, and X-Treme X-Men Created by: Chris Claremont, Herb Trimpe Portrayed in TV/Film by:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at The Book Club
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One of the most common forms of sentence structure errors, comma splices are also one of the hardest grammar errors to catch. A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses, also known as complete sentences, are combined by only a comma. This creates a run-on sentence. Independent clauses can only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at The Writing Workshop
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Title: The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century Author: Alex Ross Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (2007) Genres: Art, Nonfiction, History Sub-Genres: 20th Century, Communism, Holocaust, Music Plot Summary: Using Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus as a pivot point, Ross details the development of 20th century classical music. Starting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at The Book Club