Category: random thoughts

A Few Thoughts on Self Publishing

When I was in the 7th Grade my English Teacher gave me a paper bag filled with back issues of Fantasy and Science Fiction.  Great magazine.  Lots of great stories.  And lots of crap stories as well. Those below par

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The Matrix…Let JJ Abrams Have a Shot at It

Just look at the One Sheets. The Matrix has actual humans photographed. Reloaded has Neo and Trinity Photoshopped within an inch of their lives. Revolutions has photos turned into a digital illustration. This parallels the path of the films, The

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Teen Titans GO!

In 1980 George Perez rebooted an old DC title called New Teen Titans. This was one of my favorite comic books. Great story arcs, amazing artwork, and all kinds of cool stuff happening each and every issue. These were often stories

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The Last Train to Zona Verde

John McDonough, the narrator here, sounds like a man standing on a bridge, killing the last couple of hours before he jumps to his death. His deadpan delivery of Paul Theroux’s Last Train to Zona Verde seems a little morose.

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Person of Interest:Samaritan, Good?

I wasn’t too impressed with this show when it first started. The story of a minor league Skynet and the man who created it/her/him/whatever. But over the past few episdoes it has changed into something a bit more interesting. The

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Jason-Stop The Presses Anita Blake Likes Rough Sex

I can see Laurell K Hamilton sitting at her desk. She arches her back and cracks her knuckles like Lurch getting ready to play the harpsicord. She smiles as she thinks to herself, what could I do that would be

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Game of Thrones Season 5

There is a certain morbid pleasure that comes from watching a show where you know that any of the characters could, at any moment, die a horrible death. Death is the defining aspect of Game of Thrones. Violent death, well,

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T-Shirts, Yeah Why Not?

A famous novelist meets a famous surgeon. The Surgeon says ‘Oh, you’re a writer? I’ve always thought about writing a book once I retire.’ ‘Funny that.’ The Writer says. ‘I’ve always thought about doing a bit of brain surgery when

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Cops As Cold Blooded Killers

When I first heard about Rodney King, I assumed he was a lowlife that was asking for it. When I heard about Micheal Brown last year, I have to admit that I thought pretty much the same thing. Now I’m

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

When I was in High School I started a self-help phase in my reading that lasted a couple of decades. I started off with a lot of the Classics. How To Make Friends, The Power of Positive Thinking, Acres of

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