Thursday, January 18, 2018
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“Miss Ouyang,” he said, “I sympathise with your situation. I really do. But this looks like a job for the police.”
Ouyang Li Yan didn’t frown. She was too glamorous for that. Her face melted under her thin mask of mascara and rouge, her eyes widened, and her full, luscious lips opened just so. She bit her lower lip, and shook her head.
“I tried. They just laughed at me. You know what they said? ‘A pretty woman like you will always have dashing young men throwing themselves at you.’”
He snorted, tapping his burned-out cigarette into a cheap glass ashtray. “I heard you’re…close…to the Commissioner.”
She smiled at his almost-feigned delicateness. “We used to be.”
Amazing. The gossip rags were on the money this time. “That’s a shame. But you’re a well-known woman in this city, Miss Ouyang. Someone in the force would want to help—”
Another, firmer, shake of the head. A sad, bitter chuckle. “Mr. Lee, this is Shanghai. There’s no police here. Just crooks or killers in khaki.”
Saturday, January 13, 2018
At the end of today's episode of Geek Gab, Daddy Warpig announced an upcoming episode that as many of you as possible should strive to catch live. It's on the 27th of this month, and it not only features our own Ben Cheah (talking about Steemit) but Nick Cole & jason Anspach (co-authors of the Galaxy's Edge series) will be on to discussion their business plan for making this breakout hit series happen.
Ben's talked up Steemit plenty, so I refer you to his posts here and at his blog on that topic. (Just waiting to be approved, and then I'll join the party.) That's not to be dismissive; he's written plenty on why Steemit is the place to be if you're looking to hustle and win online using a blog, and I'm not big on reinventing the wheel.
But, to those following Nick & Jason, hearing about how they not only figured out how work Amazon's system to their benefit, but also how they used a specific strategy to attract and retain an audience (and the psychology behind that process) is of immense value to those of us looking to find ways to pay the bills by writing. (Yes, buying mountains with the proceeds is also nice, but not every one can be Larry Correia.)
As for that episode, here you go. Enjoy. It features Jon del Arroz, talking about all of his recent shenanigans, and related stuff.