I’ve neglected the blog a bit- strange days- but I am pleased to announce the title for the sequel to Doomwalker: The Mourning Company!
As I all too slowly wrap up the work on the Doomwalker sequel (I have a name, but announcing that and commissioning a cover Are thing I want to hold off from until I put the last period into pixels), I get ideas. The present moment lends itself to it, as it’s weirdly stressful andContinue reading “Envy and Wrath as Virtues”
I’ve e watched this movie twice, which I don’t do often anymore, and I’ll probably watch it again soon. At the time of this writing, it is on Netflix. I should probably buy it. What is The Death of Stalin about? The historical power struggle in the USSR after Stalin’s sudden death. It’s also aContinue reading “Movie Review: The Death of Stalin”
So I’ve been watching my fiancé play Fallout 76 and digging around in Fallout lore. This has led me to thinking about the ever-popular post-apocalyptic genre. The premise is generally ‘the world after the End’. Pick your end. Nuclear war, plague, zombies, robot rebellion, purposely left vague…civilization has collapsed and the protagonist(s) must now survive.Continue reading “Is the ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Genre Actually Post-Apocalyptic?”
This is such a beautiful book. Wonderful. The beginning of the book follows immediately after The Two Towers. Pippin and Gandalf arrive in Minas Tirith, Rohan prepares to ride to war, and Aragorn meets The Grey Compant- the rangers and Elrond’s sons who have come to accompany him to the end, whatever it may hold.Continue reading “Rereading Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Having bees invade one’s home is apparently one of the unifying experiences of the modern middle American adult. Thanks to Google and the end of spring, this is my sole comment on Earth day.
If you haven’t reread The Two Towers, it is a surprisingly quick read. It is more strangely paced than Fellowship, but that’s because of the core concept of the trilogy: true victory is not possible why the Ring exists. The Rohan/Fangorn portion is where we start and it moves quickly, but sensibly, I think. There’sContinue reading “Rereading Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”
I reread Lord of the Rings every few years, partly out of delight and partly to gain greater familiarity with the text. After Fellowship, events get blurry, not helped by the movies. There is no time like the present, particularly this one, to start my third reread. I just wrapped up Fellowship of the Ring.Continue reading “Rereading Lord the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring”
I have very lucid dreams, which I gather is rare and occasionally envied. I guess people take substances sometimes to get them. It’s not all sunshine, roses, and spiritual enlightenment, folks. Often, it has been nightmares. I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from the dreams, which can be wonderful tales, but the nightmares… The thingContinue reading “You are Being Hunted”