Okay, by popular demand, here are the Monster Hunter Nation posts that you folks seem to love. Fiction and short stories are over on the other tabs.
“What the Hoon?” A guide for newcomers to some of the more common inside jokes around here.
Book Bomb Shelter
A consolidated list of all the Book Bombs from the past
Book Bomb Shelter
What defines a successful author?
Correia on the Classics, or why I think high school English sucks: https://monsterhunternation.com/2011/01/12/correia-on-the-classics/
What do fans and authors owe each other? https://monsterhunternation.com/2017/11/13/a-capitalist-novelists-guide-to-fan-expectations-and-how-not-to-be-a-douche/
How Writers Get Paid- a Fisking
These are big posts that I’ve done when somebody has had a How To writing question. These started kind of small, and then went completely nuts. Sometimes the discussion in the comments is way smarter than anything I said.
#1 1st vs. 3rd Person https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/04/30/ask-correia-writing-stuff-1st-vs-3rd-person/
#2 Gun Stuff for Writers https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/05/ask-correia-2-writing-gun-stuff/
#3 Sci-Fi Weapons https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/14/ask-correia-3-sci-fi-weapons/
#4 Idea Management https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/27/ask-correia-4-idea-management/
#5 Writing Villians that Rock https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/06/14/ask-correia-5-writing-villains-that-rock/
#6 Writing Action https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/06/25/ask-correia-6-writing-action/
#8 The evils of Mary Sue https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/08/04/ask-correia-8-the-evils-of-mary-sue/
#9 Character Development https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/08/27/ask-correia-9-character-development/
#10 How do you get published? https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/11/18/ask-correia-10-how-do-you-get-published/
#11 Time Management for Writers https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/12/21/ask-correia-11-time-management-for-writers/
#12 The Writing Process https://monsterhunternation.com/2011/04/14/ask-correia-12-the-writing-process/
#13 Ripping Off Ideas https://monsterhunternation.com/2013/04/29/ask-correia-13-ripping-off-ideas/
#14 How to be a Professional Writer https://monsterhunternation.com/2013/07/18/ask-correia-14-how-to-be-a-professional-author/
#16 Outlining vs Pantsing https://monsterhunternation.com/2014/03/20/ask-correia-16-outlining-vs-pantsing
#18 World Building https://monsterhunternation.com/2017/04/27/ask-correia-18-world-building/
Random Funny Stuff
Lagoon, it’s what fun is until it kicks you in the groin: https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/06/17/lagoon-its-what-fun-is-until-it-kicks-you-in-the-groin/
The WALL OF FLAME Challenge!!!!! My account of how I tried to eat the hottest thing on Earth. https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/02/23/wall-of-flame-challenge/
Shopping at Ikea. https://monsterhunternation.com/2008/11/18/ikea-sweadish-for-wait-in-line/ I was #1 on Google for the misspelling of the word Swedish!
Gun Related Stuff
I spent many years as a firearms instructor and owning a gun store, so I’m pretty opinionated on these topics. These are some of my favorites that ended up on the MHN.
An Opinion on Gun Control. This is the one that got read over a million times in 3 weeks. This is the monster post of all posts: https://monsterhunternation.com/2012/12/20/an-opinion-on-gun-control/
A Handy Guide for Liberals Who Are Suddenly Interested in Gun Ownershiphttps://monsterhunternation.com/2016/11/14/a-handy-guide-for-liberals-who-are-suddenly-interested-in-gun-ownership
HK. Because you suck and we hate you https://monsterhunternation.com/2007/10/09/hk-because-you-suck-and-we-hate-you/ (still the single biggest number of hits of anything I’ve ever written, and it is from 2007. Struck a nerve on this one!)
Carbine vs. Shotgun vs. Pistol for home defense https://monsterhunternation.com/2007/09/20/carbine-vs-shotgun-vs-pistol-for-home-defense/
Roleplaying for CCW, its not just for geeks anymore! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/09/23/role-playing-for-ccw-its-not-just-for-geeks-anymore/
This could go into the next section for Idiot Trolls, but here is my favorite Furry the Teutonic Panda Bear https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/11/02/more-fun-with-trolls-furry-the-teutonic-panda-bear/
Politics, Fisking, and Idiot Trolls
I can get a little political at times, and I’ve really ticked off a lot of people. These are some of my personal favorite rants. Fisking stupid people is one of my hobbies. I have a 3rd degree black belt in Fisk. Can’t help myself.
The 2020 Election (part 1) https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/11/05/the-2020-election-fuckery-is-afoot/
The 2020 Election (part 2) https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/11/09/election-2020-the-more-fuckery-update/
George Orwell was an optimist https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/10/15/george-orwell-would-have-thought-this-weeks-plot-is-too-far-fetched/
No, You Idiots, That’s Not How Taxes Work https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/09/28/no-you-idiots-thats-not-how-taxes-work-an-accountants-guide-to-why-you-are-a-gullible-moron/
About My Tone On Social Media https://monsterhunternation.com/2020/08/25/about-my-tone-on-social-media/
The Internet Arguing Checklist https://monsterhunternation.com/2013/09/20/the-internet-arguing-checklist/
The Three Cooters Theory of Internet Discourse https://monsterhunternation.com/2019/07/16/the-three-cooters-theory-of-internet-discourse/
Here I break down why my readership is a bunch of racist hatemongers https://monsterhunternation.com/2009/09/16/it-doesnt-matter-what-we-say-anyway/
My simple rules for understanding racism https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/01/13/correias-simple-rules-for-understanding-racism/
Understanding terrorism is as easy as understanding racism! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/03/26/understanding-terrorism-is-as-easy-as-understanding-racism/
Then there the times that I’ve fought with the greatest idiot-troll of all time. Ladies and Gentlemen, NICKWOLF! https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/07/27/diary-of-an-unhinged-imbecile-by-nickwolf-with-special-commentary-by-larry-correia/
And from Facebook we have the special snowflake that is Forrest. https://monsterhunternation.com/2016/12/13/run-forrest-run
Fisking Ms. Magazine vs. Ironman 2 https://monsterhunternation.com/2010/05/18/ms-magazine-vs-iron-man-2/ (yep, they still hate me over there)