Hats off!
I’m catching up on wordcount at the moment, so I’m not blogging as much as I’d like. When I’ve recovered from WisCon, expect some more of the Catherine Cookson Experience, a pile of Questionable Taste Theatres, and a response to Darin Bradley’s challenge. In the meantime, mad respect to these dancers, who have better spacial memory than I ever will.…
I choose you, Fassbender!
/Pokemon This year at WisCon I participated on the Netbook Show and Tell panel as the plug-and-play representative. For those who know their programming, it was an informative panel. For those who are a little more, uh, Luddite, it was a hilarious panel; I’m pretty sure that at some point in the melee, someone recalibrated their warp drive for endothermic propulsion.…
Sherlock Holmes.
So, the problem with a character like Sherlock Holmes is that you can, in theory, take any element of him and run with it until you have a two-hour movie. It’s just – it’s a plan. As evidenced above, it’s not a GOOD plan, but it’s a plan. (Related: I didn’t remember that Sherlock Holmes dodged quite so many explosions.…
The fall TV landscape at Tor.com
I round up those who are still standing and mourn those who have fallen over at Tor.com. Sometimes the decisions that get made in the big offices are truly baffling.…
Conspiracy movies.
I wrote up a short list of speculative movies with a conspiracy edge for Fantasy Magazine. Two things: 1) It is amazing how many ye olde fantasy movies are powered by a single corrupt dude in a position of power. He usually has an army at his command and everything, but still, it’s seriously impressive what a little gumption and a command of the Dark Arts will get you in Fantasyland.…
The Catherine Cookson Experience: The Girl
The Catherine Cookson Experience: The Girl So, after last week’s happy-go-lucky tale of nice girls with the memory capacity of a goldfish, we get into the gritty reality of what life was like for the ladies of the 1850s. (Answer: sucky.) Behold, The Girl! Note: There are Cooksons worse than this, but few Cooksons duller. We will be skipping over large portions of repetitive, depressing malarkey.…