I’m being serious for once. Moria Greyland’s husband died of a massive heart attack last night. My prayers for that poor woman have been offered. No soul should have to bear the burdens hers does.Read More Tragic News
Apparently there is now a series of graphic novels featuring Korrasami. I’m not reading it, so I can’t review it. Fortunately, E;R has done so.Read More Speak of the Devil
Lets take a quick look at one; Back to the Future’s George McFly. When we first met him he is as low on the socio-sexual totem pole as you can get without shooting up a post office. Awkward, geeky and still being belittled by his high school bully after thirty years. His wife loathes him […]Read More Rise of the Gamma Hero
George R.R. Martin has never written fantasy in his life and he sure as hell didn’t start with a Song of Ice and Fire. Martin writes horror. That’s the simple truth of Game of Thrones and why I could never stand it. Fantasy for me has always been heroic fantasy. Either Lord of the Rings […]Read More Game of Thrones is NOT Fantasy
The denouement. For those who don’t know, the denouement is generally considered optional in story structure. It’s a chance for you tie up some loose ends and maybe show how your characters are getting on in with their new lives. Unless you are an incompetent story teller and are using it as a chance to […]Read More SUBVERSION!
No this is actually new content. FIRST Something New: The Wandering Earth is based on a collection of short stories by Hugo winning (and Puppy approved) author Liu Cixin. The premise for the film is big but also a little ridiculous but I can accept it for a couple of reason. One, you have to […]Read More Blogs and Ends: Something Old Something New
Milo has recently penned a new book, Middle Rages: Why the Battle for Medieval Studies Matters to America I recommend this title and I will have a lot more to say about it in another post. It also jarred my memory about something I wrote up a while back at my old place. REPOST It […]Read More Lysenkosim is the New Black: The History of the World Edition (volume I)
This intellectual property is about to hit it’s quarter century mark and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be swept under the pop cultural rug any time soon. One movie, two long running series, a couple of straight to DVD flicks and a single season disaster. In fact MGM was recently trying to make […]Read More Stargate: Re-Vue
Some of you will feel compelled to point out that I left out this obvious movie or that well known example. However this list of movies and TV shows are the ones that spoke to something of my experience in a life spent Before the Banners. Starship Troopers for example definitely does not make the […]Read More Cataline’s Top Five Military Science Fiction Movies
I read Game of Thrones twenty years ago. Long before there was even a hint of a series. I took a stab at the next book and threw it across the room when I got to the Red Wedding. I was absolutely done with a Song of Ice and Fire from that point on. I […]Read More I was right all along…Game of Thrones was garbage.