They say that you should promote your books by posting about things your target audience is interested in. So, naturally I’m promoting my Paranormal YA book about half-angel teenagers by writing a blog post about the writing notes of JRR Tolkien. Not like I’ve written about that before or anything, or shared fanfiction I almost … More 6 Ideas Tolkien Abandoned for The Lord of the Rings.
Everyone loves swords. Even America, with our obsession with gunfighters and revolvers, loves the image of two people facing off against each other with sharpened pieces of metal. It’s iconic. Star Wars may have blasters and planet-destroying rays, but let’s be real; the really cool thing about its space wizards is their laser swords. And … More Magical Swords, Pt. 1: Camelot
So I’d like it on record that I thought of the dwarf-elf romance before Peter Jackson did. I guess we’ll never know if I’d have done it better, but I find it hard to believe I would have done worse, even if mine had even less basis in Tolkien’s epic. Lord of the Rings: … More [LotR: War in the North] That Time I Tried to Tell Tolkien Tales
A lot of my abandoned story ideas are fanfics. I’m trying to move more into original fiction now, but I have a TON of fanfic ideas that will probably never be finished. One of my favorites is Section 11. Section 11 is a Naruto/Marvel/Ghost in the Shell crossover, though the Ghost in the Shell part … More Section 11 [Marvel/Naruto Crossover]
Author’s Note: What follows is an article I wrote for the comedy website Cracked. It was eventually rejected, but I’d put so much work into it, I decided I should post it somewhere else. Let’s face it—ruling a galaxy-wide empire is pretty hard, even with an army of automatically subservient clone soldiers who can’t hit … More 6 Reasons the Empire Sucks at its Job
I think I finally figured out Bioshock Infinite. Not the ending. The ending is pretty straightforward, so long as you’re paying attention. [Quick Note: Obviously, this article is going to deal in quite a lot of SPOILERS, so if you haven’t played it and plan to, just stop here.] In fact, in some ways the … More Bioshock and the Horror of the Infinite [SPOILERS]
Let me preface this by saying that I am, and have been for quite a while, a big comic book nerd. When Iron Man came out in theaters and Nick Fury popped up on screen, I was the only one who went apeshit when he said “Avengers Initiative.” I am familiar with all of Batman … More 4 Reasons Why Living in the Marvel Universe is Horrifying
Interestingly enough, the most fascinating game I’ve ever played isn’t a big-name title or even a particularly well-known one. It’s a small, independently developed project that I bought in a pack of six or seven others as part of a Humble Bundle sale. In many ways, it’s a very ordinary game, but in so many … More Perhaps the Greatest Game.
This has nothing to do with the Metal Gear Solid series, by the way, which I’ve never played, but heard good things about. Then again, I’ve heard good things about Michael Bay’s Transformers, and part of this blog is about my disappointment with that series, so who knows how these things work. I haven’t updated … More Hollow Giants, Solid Ghosts