Mermaid, Chapter 16, Part 1 Along with some wonderful mermaid paintings(NSFW)

Here’s the first part of chapter 16. Tim does some shopping and has fun and games with out intrepid PI. Toothy Bill is not happy with pictures of pigeons.

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Giving

I’m reblogging this because it’s that time of year again

The Arts Mechanical

I think that one reason I’ve been depressed this Christmas season is that for a variety of reasons I haven’t been able to give presents.  I’ve come to realize that for me, it isn’t what I got, but what I gave. Especially if I put a certain amount of effort  into finding or making a unique gift. In this season, where far too much emphasis is placed on the getting rather than the giving.

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Still More Research Odds And Ends.

Here’s some more odds and ends I found in searches related to the mermaid story.  Some thing mad it into the story, some did not. Still all of these helped shape the story one way or another.  Being able to read old period magazines and view old newsreels and pictures really helped to create the atmosphere.  Now there are things I may change for story purposes, but that doesn’t matter in a fantasy.  If I were writing a historical novel without mermaids, I would pay more attention to the real world.

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