5 Interesting Links for 04-05-2019

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Ghost Stories (History)

What we consider traditional ghost stories sprang into existence during the Victorian Era. This article looks at what factors brought this about.
https://www.steampunkjournal.org/ghost-stories-victorian-literature/

Characters (Writing)

A look at the little-known history of the Rromani, and how author Penny Blake used those elements to develop characters with the focus on Amelia Manylentils in specific.
https://blakeandwight.com/2018/01/15/steampunk-gypsies-character-creation-amelia-manylentils/

Octopus (Language)

A detailed review of the etymology and logic behind the various pluralizations of the word octopus finds the most commonly accepted form to be a comfortable latecomer. (Via Cliff Winning)
https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2014/02/octopus.html

Innovation (Economics)

What one town in England has done to build something new when traditional opportunities are being starved by funding cuts. (Via David Bridger)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/06/brutal-cuts-fight-back-preston-dragons-den

Dragons (Art)

Reading Anne McCaffrey at an early age, an interest in mythology, and my father’s lovely stories about a dragon of his own creation all strove to make me fascinated with the creatures. Anne Stokes has some amazing dragon artwork on her website to entice any dragon fan along with a handful of other art categories to enjoy.
http://www.annestokes.com/index.html

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2 Responses to 5 Interesting Links for 04-05-2019

  1. Thanks so much for including me in this! So many awesome new things to explore! 😀

    • Margaret McGaffey Fisk says:

      Yr welcome. I like sharing things I read that are interesting, especially when I learn something new :).

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