Doomwalker’s Pandemic Performance

So how did my book Doomwalker do in the pandemic, sales-wise? Well enough that I could pay for a reasonably pleasant dinner and happy hour drinks for me and my fiancé with the earnings. It’s been slow of late, but I think part of that is my own life going…down an unexpected road, a notContinue reading “Doomwalker’s Pandemic Performance”

Movie Review: The Death of Stalin

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”

Is the ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Genre Actually Post-Apocalyptic?

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?”

Rereading Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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”

Rereading Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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”

Rereading Lord the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring

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”