East Coast, USA got a blanket of snow on Saturday and three days later we are still digging out. Continue reading Snowton Abbey
This unlicensed, not authorized short film from Joe Sill is really, really good. Sill is a professional director so it’s not entirely surprising that the film looks so good but he also gets pretty naturalistic performances from all three main characters (Kara, her Dad and the X-Wing Pilot). Continue reading Maybe Joe Sill Should Do a Star Wars movie?
Stumbled on to this new comic (through Piperka.net) which is really well drawn. It’s a bit of a predictable coming-of-age superhero-ish plot but it does have lots of odd touches, including the protagonist barfing up a very big hammer (hence the title) to use in fighting the bad guys. It barely has an archive so it’s a quick read right now and it’s entirely possible … Continue reading Big F*ing Hammer
The novel The Man in the High Castle is my favorite novel by Philip K. Dick. (Granted I haven’t read all of them yet so that could change.) I was interested when Amazon did a pilot for a teevee show based on the novel. Mostly I thought it was an interesting adaption. It did a lot of work to recreate the alternate universe. I was … Continue reading The Man in the High Castle
I hope Lev Grossman is right because The Magicians series is one of my favorite stories and I really really want to like the teevee series. The pilot is up on Youtube – the series starts on January 25th. Update February 2018: Was this a bookmark post? Let’s call it a bookmark post. I’ve watched the first two seasons of The Magicians (the third is … Continue reading The Magicians on SyFy
David Robert Jones died yesterday at age 69 — which seems way too young. I had no idea he was fighting liver cancer (which is reported as the cause of his death). I wouldn’t say Bowie is my favorite artist ever but you couldn’t help but be impressed by the vitality of his career. I have favorite songs from all parts of his career but … Continue reading David Bowie 1947 – 2016
I ported a good bit of the ComixTALK database from Drupal to WordPress and put it back up on the web. Of course there are numerous broken bits and ragged edges on the thing but it’s nice to have the archives in public again. That project lasted just about ten years and while I am probably not going to jump into writing there right now, now I … Continue reading Comix TALK archives back on the web