The Defenders Was Weak

August 25, 2017 § Leave a comment

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And I totally blame the directors.  The writing wasn’t awesome, but I’ve put up with worse.  The actors are good, but most of them have been better elsewhere.  The fight scenes were often awesome.  But the directing was weak.

I really had high hopes that The Defenders would be good mostly because season 2 of Daredevil had been good. « Read the rest of this entry »

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The Blue and the Gray

August 18, 2017 § Leave a comment

I don’t feel like saying much about current events in America right now, but I will say that I am disappointed in how many of us here are acting out of fear.  America is the land of the free and the home of the brave.  We need to act like it.

The Civil War was brutal, but we should appreciate it as a time of growth for our nation and for the world.  Slavery had existed everywhere for thousands of years.  Abolishing it wouldn’t be easy.  (If we’re honest, slavery still exist, and many of us are benefiting from it.)

If you don’t want to read a book about the Civil War, watch The Blue and the Gray.  Probably my favorite Stacy Keach tv series, too.

And if you think everyone around you is taking crazy pills, you might be right.

The Spoils of Patience

August 11, 2017 § Leave a comment

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That Game of Thrones, right?

I only got into The Game of Thrones this year, and the reasons I waited are part of the pitfalls of being a writer: you know what’s going to happen next.  My wife hates watching detective show with me because I always know who the killer is right at the beginning.  We watched that show Castle nigh religiously, and 99.9% of the time I knew who the killer was within the first three scenes.

When Game of Thrones first because popular, I tried the first episode, and I tried reading the first novel; but I had to put them all down.   « Read the rest of this entry »

Vaguely political. Probably NSFW.

August 4, 2017 § 1 Comment

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As a rule, I try not to get too political in social media, and definitely not on this website.  But after I spent a year working on an interactive fiction (IF) game that explores Latin American issues, a well-known IF writer dismiss it as racist without even having read it.  So, I have decided, f*ck it.  I’ll state a few political opinions here that relate to “geek culture” and its obsessions with Political Correctness.  I can’t promise I’ll never do it again, but I’ll try.

So this is old news, but Dr. Who is now a woman.  Great for her.   « Read the rest of this entry »

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