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Just Out of Curiousity

Posted December 13, 2022 By John C Wright

Please click through the link and look at the sky immediately above the White House. This is a live cam feed. Do you see anything there?

It is not that my eyes are tricking me and I suspect I have gone mad. I am asking for a friend.

I would describe what I am my friend is looking at, to see if you see it also, but I do not wish to voice any suggestions that might influence the testimony.

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Help with Homework

Posted November 2, 2022 By John C Wright

Dear readers, since most of you are more well-read than I, please let me turn to your gathered knowledge for advice.

This line is from Chapter Two of Volume VII of my as-yet unpublished Starquest space epic.

Yarrow the Otter said, “Lord Ahab is King of Pirates. After this raid, he shall be called Overlord. After this raid, he shall be called Magister Militiae Caelestis, the Prince of the Heavenly Host!”


Athos heard a hiss of detestation from Mantis. “Blasphemy!” the Blue Man muttered.

Is the declension correct?

I know that Yarrow’s translation is wrong, since he is saying “prince” rather than “master” — but I do not know the word ending.

I believe the chief of the legions of Rome (the City of Man) back in the day, was called the Magister Militum and I know Michael the Archangel (whose role in the City of God is like this) is addressed as Princeps caelestis militiae. 

Magister Militiae Caelestis?

Magister Militum Caelestum?

Something else?

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Anime Name That Tune

Posted April 30, 2020 By John C Wright

In episode 18 ‘Kingdom of Sindria’ of the anime MAGI THE LABYRINTH OF MAGIC from 16.16 to 19.30 a catchy pop song is playing in the background of the sound track.

It may have English words. It is sung by a female voice. The phrases “I just want to see you” and “going through the motions” — or something that sounds very like — appear in the lyrics.

What is the song?

It does not seem to be any of the tracks listed on the two official soundtrack releases.

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Cirrus (see below) answered within the same day, identifying the missing song, correctly, as “Make Your Move”

To my chagrin, unlike my claim above, it was actually a track listed on the official soundtrack release. I listened to it and did not hear what I was listening for. I am sure there is a moral lesson in there, somewhere.

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Recall Petition for Red Ralph

Posted April 25, 2020 By John C Wright

Of interest to my Virginian readers:

The petition reads, in part:

We need to Recall Governor Ralph Northam from the office because he is attempting to take away our 2nd amendment rights. He has signed 5 new gun laws to try and limit people from buying and owning guns and has 2 more in pending to be signed very soon. We need to get him out before Virginia citizens can no longer own a gun.

He has also made it legal for women to to have an abortion up to 36 weeks pregnant.

He has also allowed Undocumented Citizens [sic] the right to vote which could rig the election polls.

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Gun Grabbers Grab During Pestilence

Posted April 15, 2020 By John C Wright

A message from the Virginian Constitutional Conservatives, which I share to any readers in Virginia, who wishes our lovely commonwealth not to suffer the fate of California:


While you are sheltering in place, the radical gun grabbers in Richmond are scheming to gut more of the 2nd Amendment.

On April 22, 2020, the State Legislature will be back in session and your gun rights are in their sights.

In fact, Governor ‘Radical Ralph’ Northam has renewed his call for banning common, semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines.

Remember, House Bill 961, the so called ‘assault weapons’ ban was only tabled and could be brought back up for a vote anytime!  This would make millions of gun owners instantly criminals if it passes.

And we need your help.

We need you to call Senator John Edwards (D-21) and tell him he must NOT allow a vote on House Bill 961!

For while the COVID -19 virus has been keeping most Americans distracted, radical politicians, such as Edwards, have been passing draconian anti-gun and anti-constitutional legislation all across the Republic.

This is why it is vitally important that you call Senator John Edwards at  (540) 985-8690 and tell him he must NOT allow House Bill 961 up for a vote in the April Session….or ever!

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A Request to my Gracious Readers

Posted February 18, 2020 By John C Wright

My unfortunate sense of honor, or perhaps it is pride, does not allow me to ban Gnos Tic because he has broken none of my rules, but I would like my readers no longer to read nor respond to him, since the poor man cannot even cobble together a halfhearted argument on the behalf of the nihilism and evil he pretends to uphold. He has as much as admitted his purpose for being here is sadism, which we should not encourage nor tempt him to indulge.

Please block his comments, so that you will not see them, or, if you see them, do not reply.



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Stop Victim Disarmament in Virginia

Posted February 14, 2020 By John C Wright

I am passing this along for any of my kind readers who are Virginians:


Time is short. House Bill 961, the Northam Gun Ban, is in the State Senate Judiciary Committee, and could be on the agenda for a vote this week.

We must not be the generation of Virginians that allows liberty to be destroyed.

It is that simple.

We need every single patriot to act now, and work to defeat House Bill 961.  As I type this we are beginning to deploy tens of thousands of phone calls and it is vital that you act as well.

From banning adjustable stocks, forward grips, standard capacity magazines, barrel shrouds and a whole host of semi automatic firearms, House Bill 961 is nothing short of tyranny.  And we need your help to stop it.

There are several key actions you must take to STOP the Gun Ban, and we need every single one of you to help us.

First, you need to call the following State Senators and tell them they must vote against House Bill 961 in any form-

– Jennifer Boysko (D-33)- 804-698-7533
– Creigh Deeds (D-25)- 804-698-7525
– John Edwards (D-21)- 804-698-7521

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A Day of Prayer and Fasting for Tennessee

Posted October 10, 2019 By John C Wright

Today, 10 Oct, is a day of prayer and fasting, of thanksgiving and forgiveness, declared by the governor of Tennessee for the people and state of Tennessee.

I am from Virginia, to which normally my patriotic loyalty would cleave, but, at the moment, we have a governor who publicly supports infanticide, and a state’s attorney credibly accused of rape.

My governor has not called a statewide day of prayer and fasting, and so if heaven showers Tennessee with even more blessings than she now enjoys, we Virginians shall have none to blame but our heathen governor.

I would like to invite my readers also to pray for Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free.

Write letters to your statehouse or governor’s mansion, friends, and perhaps more states will do likewise.


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Dan Simmons, Whateverism, and the Little Big Brothers

Posted October 1, 2019 By John C Wright

Dan Simmons is one of the most talented authors writing today. The man’s muse spans all time and space, and touches the core of the human heart. If you are a science fiction fan, and you have not read HYPERION, fate has cheated you.

Likewise for FALL OF HYPERION, ENDYMION and RISE OF ENDYMION. I hold Gene Wolfe in higher esteem, and CS Lewis, and Professor Tolkein, but, honestly not many others.

HYPERION is Canterbury Tales in space, where, in a magnificant flourish of auctorial skill, each story is told in a different voice as a different genre: a hardboiled detective tale of murder and intrigue; a heartbreaking story of a desperate father seeks a cure for daughter who grows younger day by day, forgetting her life; a melancholy tale of a poet who has lost his talent; and so on.

The threads of the different lives, different narratives, gather into a single cable as the pilgrims visit the mysterious Time Tombs, haunted by a deadly, silvery entity known only as The Shrike. All this, and starships grown from redwood trees as well.

And how the author turns this into a meditation on the sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis displays a mastery of the writer’s art I wish I could imitate.

Dan Simmons is currently being hectored and scolded by the Usual Suspects because he was unimpressed at the public spectacle of leftwing termagants manipulating and abusing a mentally ill young girl into standing up before the UN to throw a temper tantrum.

He uttered wrongthink, and all the little Big Brothers decide to play the game of cancel culture.

If you wish to know the details, I provide a link below to Larry Correia’s blog, where I learned of the debacle, and he has further links.

I would like any patron of mine, if ever my words have pleased you, gentle sir or madam, to stand up and spend a banknote or two to oppose this economic blackmail by the Harpies of Toleration. This is also an excuse to laud Mr. Simmons, whose writings I have not previously, with sufficient verve and volume, lauded.


If you are Audible member, please be aware there is a $6.95 audio book sale on, and Hyperion is on the sale list.
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Supreme Macy

Posted August 21, 2019 By John C Wright

This is just a brief note to ask my readers that, if and when Supreme Macy oversteps the bounds of the rules of this website, please bring it to my attention. I have no reason to her notes, but therefore I cannot police them.

ADDED LATER: Well, that was quick. Someone pointed out a violation of my rules immediately. Supreme Macy, farewell. Banned.

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Question on Captain Marvel

Posted March 15, 2019 By John C Wright

I have a general question open to anyone who cares to answer:

If you saw the film CAPTAIN MARVEL, the latest super flick from the Marvel Studios, do you think it was worth going to see?

Were the theater seats filled? I heard a rumor that Disney was buying theater tickets to create a phony box office number, and I’d like to know if any of y’all were alone in the theater?

The commercials for it really smothered my interest, and Captain Marvel is perhaps my least favorite Marvel character next to the Runaways, so I was not eager to see it, but all of the Marvel offerings erenow have really pleased me.

It is worth seeing?


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Impossible Hope Charity Anthology

Posted February 11, 2019 By John C Wright

This is from the pen of AM Freeman, an authoress and friend. Her work appeared in the same anthology as mine in FORBIDDEN THOUGHTS, and the PLANETARY: MERCURY anthology. The words below are hers:

For over a decade, Bonnie Oliver has gone from doctor to doctor seeking answers to her worsening physical and neurological symptoms. It has been a long and wearisome road, and her family has had to watch as her health declined to the point where, at only 28 years of age, she can no longer leave her home unaided, and even then for only short periods of time.

Finally, in 2018, they discovered the culprit of her serious health issues: Complex Chiari Malformation, Craniocervical and Atlanto-axial Instability and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type three.

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An Antiboycott for BLOOD HEIR

Posted February 5, 2019 By John C Wright

Part of an ongoing story.

Amelie Wen Zhao is a Young Adult author whose debut fantasy novel, Blood Heir, was set for a June release from a major publisher, as part of a three-book deal. It received rave preliminary reviews, and was the culmination of a lifelong dream of the authoress, an immegrant from communist China.

The book tasks place in a fantasy world reminiscent of the ancient Far East, where (as in all nonchristian culture, ancient or modern) the institution of slavery is a daily reality.

It seems the profressionally and perpetually outraged NPCs targeted this young leftwing authoress for daring to portray a type of slavery that was not exclusively dark-skinned people enslaved by white-skinned people for work on tobacco plantations.

It was cultural appropriation, or racism, or something.

Terrified at being the subject of a Two Minute Hate, young Miss Zhou pulled the book, and surrendered her lifelong dream.

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Infanticide Bill

Posted January 30, 2019 By John C Wright

If any of my readers are Virginians, rush to your pens or your phones and write or call your state delegate or state senator.

The inhuman and inhumane law, just passed in New York State amid wild and demonic celebration, which would allow abortions on demand up until birth, and which, should the baby be accidentally be born alive, deny the child medical care so that he die of wounds or exposure, has been introduced into the Virginia House of Delegates.

This ghastly measure was introduced by a Delegate named Kathy Tran and bears the innocuous name of ‘the Repeal Act.’

If you do not know who your local representatives are, here is a handy website:

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Hey Patreon

Posted January 9, 2019 By John C Wright

I am seeing more and more videos like this:

Subscribestar was mugged by the NPCs, and now Paypal and the credit card companies are getting in on the act. I tried to branch out to using Freestartr, but the NPCs blocked that, too, and I lost hundreds of dollars in patronage because of it. Staying on Patreon is not an option, because patrons are pulling out.

Any suggestions, anyone?

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