As someone who did a lot of literary criticism while he was in college — and absolutely enjoyed it — I do a lot of picking apart literature to explore what it’s really getting at. You’ve seen that on this blog, what with looking at how Pacific Rim resonates in the middle of a pseudo-apocalypse… Continue reading Is It Poetry?
After Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol, I've seen lot of people saying that this isn’t really America, "this isn’t who we are." The thing is, the images and news you see coming out of it are nothing new. It’s the culmination of years of unspoken truths. People stormed the Capitol and among their flags… Continue reading This Is America
Hey all, No post today. I've some ideas brewing, but I think instead of throwing out some underdeveloped post I'm going to get some rest as we head into the new year. In the meantime, you owe it to yourself to go watch Soul.
2020’s just about over and I’m sure I speak for most all of us when I say I would very much like to not do this again. Through it all, blog posts were written and so here’s the big ones from this year. Five Most Popular/Viewed Posts #5: What Day Is It? Oh man, remember… Continue reading 2020 In Review
The Dark Troopers first showed up in Star Wars: Dark Forces, a computer game released in 1995. They were a secret project by the Empire, a new generation of Stormtroopers: ones that were droid and not human, lethal and dangerous. Dashing rogue Kyle Katarn put a stop to that and on the adventures fo. My… Continue reading Dark Troopers (And Reality)
A while ago, Merriam Webster (y’know, the dictionary) published an article that I found fascinating. It was about language as it’s used in Star Wars and it’s a short and interesting read. The gist of it is this: In Star Wars, George Lucas used a lot of plain, English words to create his world. There’s… Continue reading Story Language
Ah, the end of the movie. The bad guy is defeated and the credits roll. If only it were that simple. With NaNoWriMo over (I won! Wrote 50,000 words!), the project in question (with the very exciting name Space Knights [it’s in space, but there’s really only one knight]) is sitting at 140,000 words, which… Continue reading Endings
46,109 words. Which means only 3,891 to go before Tuesday. Certainly doable. Just gotta actually do it, work days or not. With my goal of writing around 2,000 words a day (a goal that I normally don't meat, else I'd be well over 50k words by now), I'm finding just how quickly plot can move.… Continue reading Closing In
Despite the nebulous passage of time that has marked much of this year, it continues to be November, and I continue to be writing. I'm sitting right around 34,000 words, which isn't that far from par and 'only' 16,000 to go. Not bad! And I think I've figured out my final act in a very… Continue reading Still Writing
Hey, it's November. Once again, I am, for some reason unknown to me, trying to write 50,000 words in one month. If you're curious, it's a continuation of what I was writing last year, and I think I just might be able to bring it all to a conclusion. I'm just trying to figure out… Continue reading Here We Go Again