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Blake M. Petit is a writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, and teacher from Ama, Louisiana. His weekly comic book column, Everything But Imaginary, has appeared Wednesdays at CXPulp.com since 2003. He's the co-host, with whoever the hell is available that week, of the All New Showcase comic book podcast. Blake is a member of the board of directors of the Thibodaux Playhouse theatre company in Thibodaux Louisiana, where his original stage play The 3-D Radio Show was produced in 2004. In a former life as a newspaper editor, his weekly Think About It column won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best column in 2001. In his free time, he teaches high school English, which at the moment pays better than the rest of his m...more


It’s been a short, busy summer for me. As I told you guys the last time I posted, Erin and I got married last month. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of moving, shopping, refinishing furniture and trying to find time to simply enjoy being together. It’s been nice, but the summer is sadly nearing its end for this teacher.


I have managed to finish the second draft of my next book, Everything You...

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As much as I liked this book, it took quite some time to get through it. Part of that, I suppose, is that I read it during a particularly busy period of my life. The other part is that it's a dense book -- hundreds of characters to keep track of. Wha...more
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It took me a few tries to get into this book, I must admit... three times over the years, even before the TV show, I tried reading it and couldn't get past the first hundred pages. Then I made the choice to read it on an airplane. Free of distraction...more
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I finish my Enderverse reread with the last book (chronologically) in the series. I haven't read this one in a really long time, and I actually like it more than I remembered. The Lusitania fleet is poised to destroy three sentient species, and Ender...more
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While "Speaker For the Dead" was a fairly self-contained book with a few dangling sequel hooks, the same can't really be said for the next book in the series, "Xenocide." Set some 30 years after "Speaker," the fleet that has been sent to sanction the...more
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It's been some time since I last read this book, but as I go through my Enderverse reread it was time. It's a sequel to Ender's Game in the same way that The Fellowship of the Ring is a sequel to The Hobbit -- a new, almost entirely unrelated story t...more
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“I don’t know what’s worse, your stupidity or your low opinion of me.”
Blake M. Petit, Other People's Heroes
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“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
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“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
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