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Plot vs. Story, now with Star Wars

Now that I’m finally past putting googly eyes on the minor mountain of pre-orders for my new book, (and seriously, thanks guys and gal. You’re the best!) it’s high time I wrote up another article for this little blog-that-could. Well, that, and my wife/manager is giving me side-eye to prompt me to put forth more… Continue reading Plot vs. Story, now with Star Wars

Fan Fiction · Fan Fiction Friday · Writing

Fan Fiction Friday – Overwatch

You voted, I wrote. This Fan Fiction Friday’s offering takes a look into something of a blank spot in Overwatch’s lore: the beginnings of the Omnic Crisis. Per the usual, this is a heaping dose of speculative fiction, so it’s full-tilt speculation on this writer’s part. Not canon. Enjoy my take of Overwatch’s past, and… Continue reading Fan Fiction Friday – Overwatch

geekery · Movies · Real Talk · review · World-Building

Black Panther isn’t a Superhero Movie, and that is AWESOME.

I am confessing my prejudice here. I judged this film before buying my ticket. I walked into Black Panther fully expecting a glorious superhero spectacle in the boilerplate MCU tradition. Origin story, inciting event, heroics and redemption; all that stuff. I was riding the hype train after the character’s appearance in Civil War, and I… Continue reading Black Panther isn’t a Superhero Movie, and that is AWESOME.

Fan Fiction · Short Story · Writing

Fan Fiction Friday – World of Warcraft

You voted, and I accepted the challenge, though apologies again for the delay. Though the vote came out in favor of Blizzard’s epic MMO, I wanted to write up something that wasn’t the standard bellicose battlefield or awesome display of mystical might. Instead, I chose to write a short story that focused upon something small,… Continue reading Fan Fiction Friday – World of Warcraft