Comics, comics, comics. Thanks to the lovely folks at Image, I got an early look at some upcoming books, and I was impressed. Below are reviews of three issue ones. Evolution No. 1 Publish date: 11/15/17 Writers: James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson Artists: Joe Infurnari and Jordan Boyd "Human evolution has … Continue reading Reviews: Evolution, Port of Earth, Coyotes
You know me. I tend to rant a whole lot about blogging. I also tend to stress out about it once in a while. Okay, probably every week, when it’s time for me to really focus and take the time to plan everything out and really take care of my blog. WHY, you ask? It’s supposed to be a hobby, it’s supposed to be fun. I KNOW that – yet I can’t help it. When I love something, I like to shout out loud about it, I’m stupidly passionate about it sometimes, to the point that it makes me feel pressured and stressed out.
SO, friends, if you’re a teensy bit like me and you ever found yourself stressing out about blogging, RAISE YOUR HANDS and join me.
In this endless spiral of thoughts and anxiety that life sometimes brings me, blogging feels just like another thing added to…
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Every once in a while, it's important to sprinkle in a non-SFF book for flavor. Thrillers that flirt with genre tropes hold a special place in my heart. Mix in a psuedo-military team with historical events and cutting edge contemporary science, well, you've got my attention. Professor Jones created this place in my heart when … Continue reading Review: Assassin’s Code
In the past week, the topic of education has come up a lot. Two specific comments pissed me off more than is reasonably acceptable. Because I was unreasonably emotional, I walked away – actually, clicked away since these were things that I read on the interwebs. Both were offhand comments thrown out possibly without much … Continue reading Two Big Misconceptions about Education
Audiobooks are a large part of how I consume books. They make riding in the car much more enjoyable. Mostly, I listen to audiobooks that I've read in print form first. They're helpful when a new installment in a series is coming out; I can listen to the previous book and get ready for the … Continue reading Listening to The Demon Cycle
I'm a sucker for a good debate on Facebook, and I have a set of guidelines that I follow to get the most out of the debate. Sadly, most Facebook debates just become arguments, and there is a difference. In fact, the majority are just people dropping in to deliver their own talking points. But … Continue reading 10 Tips for Successful Facebook Debates
Fantasy offers us a variety of takes on religion. From Martin's Sparrows to Pratchett's Omnians, religion add flavor and plausibility to a secondary world. It is a part of the human condition, and good fantasy treats it with same complexity as any other aspect of humanity. The worldbuilding that I appreciate does not pose faith … Continue reading Review: The Nine
Game of Thrones is a favorite show of mine. It is a must watch for me and Sue, and during the week, friends and I will dissect the show and speculate on upcoming episodes or longer story arcs. The political machinations, the emotional beats, the terrific visuals, and the excellent storytelling make for a satisfying … Continue reading The Dangers of a Shortened Season
This is my current state when it comes to my blog: The rapid-fire pace of events is such that you (or at least I) end up sitting at the computer sort of paralyzed. In the last few weeks we’ve had (in no particular order) the healthcare vote, hurricane Scaramucci, North Korea and racists marching with … Continue reading Scalzi on Writing in the Trump Era
Back when I first discovered comics, I read only superhero stories, and soon, I grew frustrated with the never ending storylines and having to chase another comic to maintain the story in the one I was reading. It quickly became apparent that I wanted more than a superhero story. There's nothing wrong with those types … Continue reading Review: Mage: The Hero Discovered (Vol. 1)