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Can a Robot Write a Book?

Gotta get this next chapter written before my batteries run out. And my laptop’s almost out of power, too. Welcome back to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. Our subject today is a particularly prickly one, so once again I have enlisted the…
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How I Knew Zootopia was Going to be a Good Movie

This is not a review of Zootopia. And before you get the wrong idea, let me reiterate: this is not a review of Zootopia. I don’t really do a lot of movie reviews on this blog, except in those cases where examining a…
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Something Relevant

Hello, all. This post will be short(ish). I don’t post often, because a part of me wants everything I put here to be somehow profound or thought provoking. But doing this makes the site stagnate. So I need to be a…
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Why Superman Returns is the Best Superman Movie

The world needs the real Superman.

Why I didn’t go to FanX

Hey. Let me begin this post by saying that I love everything about Salt Lake Comic Con. Well, I don’t like the crowds, but that’s hardly relevant. The point is that this post is in no way meant to bash…
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On Having a Day Job

Wouldn’t you love to be something other than just a writer? Of course you wouldn’t! Writing is the greatest job in the world. Once you’ve got that, you would have to be a braindead lunatic to want a different career.…
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Making Sense of Writing Advice

“Beware of advice—even this.” -Carl Sandburg Standing on the Shoulders of Giants I like quotes. Not only do they provide good advice, but they lend an air of authority to your arguments (although this only works on people who respect…
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On the Importance of Quiet

Ever heard of a Starbucks writer? That guy at your local coffee shop who always has his laptop out and just sits there for hours typing at his table, and who, presumably, is churning out the next Best-Picture-winning screenplay? I…
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Looking Forward

Some people can put down a long, well-written blog post once a week without fail. Some people consistently find a subject relevant to today’s issues and provide glorious new insight. When I think about trying to become one of these…
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Hello Again, for the First Time

I finally got around to it. My old website, keyersofbryce.com, was a wonderful experiment while it lasted, but now it’s time for me to evolve. Welcome to talanhorne.com, a new website revolving around the blog of me, Alan Horne, software…
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