REVIEW: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

This review is spoiler-free. Despite having a cinephile as a close friend, I don't see a lot of movies in an actual theater. Even discounting the last few years of shutdown, going to a theater was still fairly rare. It only happened when there was a film interesting enough to get one person riling everyone … Continue reading REVIEW: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

REVIEW: Origins of the Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan's megalithic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, holds a special and complicated place within my heart, like it does for many modern writers of fantasy. It's a series which I love, but never dare recommend due to its length and inconsistent pacing. Michael Livingston's recent release, Origins of the Wheel of Time, is … Continue reading REVIEW: Origins of the Wheel of Time

REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

The thick red leatherbound second edition of The One Ring (TOR) roleplaying game enchanted me the moment I opened the Kickstarter reward. Reminiscent of the "Red Book of Westmarch" described in Tolkien's prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring, that volume's illustration, graphic design, and rules design together presented a game which said to me, … Continue reading REVIEW: Ruins of the Lost Realm

REVIEW: The Spiral

Disclaimer: The author of this work, Nikki DeKeuster, is one of my colleagues and friends. I was a beta reader for her connected novelette Red String. I was not solicited to review her debut novel. The finest compliment I can give to a work of fiction is my time. I bull-rushed through the back half … Continue reading REVIEW: The Spiral

Weekly Update – 2/7/18

Hello, Internet! I'm gonna go ahead and call this past week an "almost" week. That's how it feels, for most of my goals set in my last post. That's not particularly disappointing for me. A new class started this week for my MFA, and I'm adjusting to the change in workload. My last class, a seminar … Continue reading Weekly Update – 2/7/18

Weekly Update – 1/25/18

Hello, Internet! This week's gone well, I feel. I'm almost done with my current course towards my MFA (a class on reading and writing poetry), and looking forward to my next class: fiction! About time. Just two more weeks left, and one of those set aside for revising a poem for our final. Reading This … Continue reading Weekly Update – 1/25/18

Weekly Update – 12/21/17

Hello, Internet! A new week, a new post. Life moves on, and on, and on. Next week I'll be on vacation for the holiday season, so I may or may not post. I'll decide sometime next week. In either case, I'm currently planning to do some sort of larger End of 2017/Start of 2018 post … Continue reading Weekly Update – 12/21/17

Weekly Update – 11/22/17

Hello, Internet! The last few weeks have been good. A bit bumpy, a bit unexpected (and unplanned), but good. I'll be talking a bit about NaNo and a bit about Oathbringer this week. Reading So Oathbringer dropped last week, and as anyone reading me often probably knows, I'm a HUGE Sanderson fanboy. His Mistborn novels are some … Continue reading Weekly Update – 11/22/17

Weekly Update – 9/21/17

Hello, Internet! I've got about twenty minutes to tap this out, so I'm going to try being quick and brief (like that's gonna happen, right?). Here we go! Reading As promised, I continued to procrastinate this week in reading Schlock Mercenary. I've caught up with the comic's archive, and by and large it's been a fun, weird … Continue reading Weekly Update – 9/21/17