Category Archives: Musings

JUSTICE LEAGUE

No, I don’t usually write many movie reviews, but after seeing all the differing opinions on this recent DCEU release, I wanted to weigh in with my own feelings. Obviously, this is a team-up film.  The various DC heroes having … Continue reading

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COMIC-CON 2016: WONDER WOMAN TRAILER

Have to admit even though I loved Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I was worried about the direction of the WW movie.  The constant negative online articles and comments decrying the direction of the film (and the … Continue reading

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BLOGGER CHRISTMAS LIST

The most wonderful time of the year is . . . basically here! Wish I could say I’m all done with my real life gift purchases, but I’m not. A few remain out there waiting for me to discover them. … Continue reading

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MARK LAWRENCE INVITED ME TO ARGUE THE BROKEN EMPIRE ON HIS BLOG

DID WE READ THE SAME BOOK? Mark Lawrence, the gifted author of The Broken Empire and The Red Queen’s War, was gracious enough to invite me to argue the positives and negatives of Prince of Thorns and King of Thorns … Continue reading

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MUSING: LITERARY SNOBBERY IS BAD, BUT HOW ABOUT FANTASY SNOBBERY?

Like most fantasy fans, I’ve watched Patrick Rothfuss’ response to academic, or literary, snobbery. It highlighted something that we readers have faced at one time or another: literary fiction snobs, who view the “fantasy” genre as “popcorn” fiction fit only … Continue reading

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Top Eleven Fantasy Or Science Fiction Characters I’d Love To Have A Beer With

The other day a blog I follow asked the question “What literary character would you like to have a beer with?” Naturally, I thought about it, and I came up with a host of people that I would love to … Continue reading

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New Booklikes’ Users Labeled Troll Sociopaths

I’m a Goodreads user. I have one account – though my wife and son also have accounts. I do not cyber bully authors or insult them – other than giving them poor ratings and reviews after having read their books. … Continue reading

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On Grittiness & Grimdark

Originally posted on shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows:
Last week, Joe Abercrombie wrote a lengthy post in defence of grimdark fantasy, a stance which should come as no shock whatsoever to anyone familiar with his books. (Which, for the record, I’ve…

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Why Grimdark Isn’t For Me!

Like the headline boldly announces and the picture clearly illustrates, everything is cooler when it is grimdark, which seems to mean lots of amoral, ultra-realistic killing and maiming will even make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles badass. Well, I’ve pondered … Continue reading

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Authors Need To Shut Up!

We’ve all done it: fallen in love with a celebrity of some sort. Perhaps it was an actor or maybe a musician. For me, it was fantasy and science fiction writers. It all started when I was a teenager. Not … Continue reading

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