Category: review

Total Drama: The Ridonculous Review #Writing #Author #Advice

Oh… what does one say about this little gem of Canadian programming? Imagine pairing Jay and Silent Bob, Chris Farley and David Spade: Bill and Ted part of the cast of Police Academy: Your wise-cracking father and his tennis partner: and The Stars of Beauty and the Bitch: into teams and having them race for a prize of one million dollars… You’d have about as … Read More Total Drama: The Ridonculous Review #Writing #Author #Advice

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Stardust: Being a Review Within the Realms of Faerie #Writing #Author #Advice

The book, turned into a very popular movie that has quickly achieved cult status, was published in 1998. Originally it started out as a written story that was published in comic book form (sort of). Neil Gaiman, the author, wanted artwork displayed with the book and from what I read, convinced his friend Charles Vess to do the illustrations. It was published by… of … Read More Stardust: Being a Review Within the Realms of Faerie #Writing #Author #Advice

Rare Reviews… Star Wars Darth Plagueiss #Writing #Author #Advice

… … … You remember how I said that I HATE having to denigrate someone else’s work? Well… All right, I went into this book SUPER ENTHUSIASTIC!!! I didn’t even read the synopsis. I wanted to hear about the tragedy of Darth Plagueiss The Wise. To me, this was something that I’d been curious about for a long time. So I finally sat down … Read More Rare Reviews… Star Wars Darth Plagueiss #Writing #Author #Advice

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Lady Mechanika Review! #Writing #Author #Advice

Lady Mechanika is a creator-owned comic book series by Joe Benitez, inspired by the steampunk genre. “Steampunk” is all about re-imagining history, usually combining the elegance of the Victorian Era with more advanced science fiction technology. The tabloids dubbed her “Lady Mechanika“, the sole survivor of a mad scientist’s horrific experiments which left her with mechanical limbs. Having no memory of her captivity or her … Read More Lady Mechanika Review! #Writing #Author #Advice

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Star Wars Dark Disciple Review #Writing #Author #Advice

I don’t usually do book reviews. I don’t like criticizing fellow authors’ work… usually I’m not one to talk, but this is one book that I cannot keep quiet about. Why you may ask? Because it is amazing! With the fall of the expanded universe into ‘Legend,’ several new books have risen out of what is being euphemistically called ‘New Canon.’ Which basically means … Read More Star Wars Dark Disciple Review #Writing #Author #Advice

Cinderella 2015 #Writing #Author #Advice

So… my wife rented this last night and then fell asleep. So I continued watching it alone. I don’t usually do movie reviews, but since this is a fairly recent fantasy film that has gotten a lot of praise… and I mean a LOT, I thought I’d give my take on it. I tend to shy away from remakes, which let’s face it, that’s what … Read More Cinderella 2015 #Writing #Author #Advice

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Internet Trolls… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Hi Jim, I’ve been writing for a while, mostly posting my stories on here, but also on Amazon Kindle. Unfortunately as of late, I’ve been getting a lot of rude comments and bad reviews left of my material that I’m pretty certain come from people who didn’t actually read my stories. I think a lot of it comes from the fact that I also … Read More Internet Trolls… #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Star Wars Dark Disciple Review #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

I don’t usually do book reviews. I don’t like criticizing fellow authors’ work… usually I’m not one to talk, but this is one book that I cannot keep quiet about. Why you may ask? Because it is amazing! With the fall of the expanded universe into ‘Legend,’ several new books have risen out of what is being euphemistically called ‘New Canon.’ Which basically means … Read More Star Wars Dark Disciple Review #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

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Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Sometimes, really good story-telling can backfire… BADLY! The perfect example of this is on Law & Order SVU… Honestly I dislike this show. I know it’s popular, but honestly it’s barely a cheap dime store replacement for the original and for many reasons. Most notably in my case, the characters (except Munch) are NOT likable. They are grossly incompetent, way over emotional for their … Read More Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence #Fantasy #Fiction #Advice

Is the EU Truly Dead?

News of a new Star Wars Trilogy, following the events of Luke Skywalker and family post-Return of the Jedi had been long-awaited and, given the age of the actors had a shadow of doubt. Thus, when it was announced that a plan to go forward had been agreed upon, fans cheered. Their elation was somewhat short-lived in many cases with the announcement from LucasFilms … Read More Is the EU Truly Dead?

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Can Skynet Truly Be Stopped?

“It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves.” -T-800, Terminator 2 So I recently rewatched a few of the Terminator movies and the Sarah Connor Chronicles and I have reached one inescapable conclusion… Terminator 3 got it right… At the end of the movie, John Connor comes to the conclusion that it wasn’t humanity’s job to prevent judgement day, just simply to survive it so … Read More Can Skynet Truly Be Stopped?

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Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence

Sometimes, really good story-telling can backfire… BADLY! The perfect example of this is on Law & Order SVU… Honestly I dislike this show. I know it’s popular, but honestly it’s barely a cheap dime store replacement for the original and for many reasons. Most notably in my case, the characters (except Munch) are NOT likable. They are grossly incompetent, way over emotional for their … Read More Good Story Writing Inadvertently Reveals Incompetence