Archive for March, 2014

TV Series That Died Young (and left a beautiful corpse)

Most of us have experienced the dejection, the denial—the outright horror, perhaps—of having a beloved television series cancelled. We rage, we curse the gods, we imagine what sort of things we’d say to the loathsome executives who pulled the trigger on that esteemed bit of entertainment we were looking forward to enjoying—well, forever, really. Sometimes […]

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Comic-Con: The Sum of All Media

This is, approximately speaking, the bajillionth article on Comic-Con. People far more informed than I, have written extensively about every imaginable aspect of the esteemed event. It’s history, the luminaries that attend, the cultural incongruities, overtones, and implications, have all been discussed ad nauseum, as have the length of the lines and exalted nature of […]

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Online Critique Groups

  A critique group (also known as “writer’s circle”) is a sort of writer’s club that exists to improve the work of all involved. The idea is simple: each member of the group passes a page, chapter, or entire novel to one or more other members, who then provide feedback on the material. Imagine a […]

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Pompeii Movie Review

Conan the Barbarian + Gladiator + Spartacus = … Pompeii? Pompeii is a gladiator epic/romance (though not a movie about romance among gladiators, which would be something altogether different) set against the backdrop of an ill- tempered Vesuvius. The hero, a brash, inexplicably well groomed Celtic slave with wavy-haired good looks, is intent both on revenge and romancing […]

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First Light

Introduction to First Light First Light is a fantasy novella. It’s fan fiction, inspired by a game called Mage Wars. This is the first chapter. If the tale proves interesting to the fantasy fans that ply the web, I may post additional chapters. Mage Wars is a product of Arcane Wonders, and was created by […]

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