Reality is not Dark, so Why is Realistic Fiction?

Have you heard of The Magicians? If you’ve been browsing Facebook at all lately, you probably have, since I think they’ve sunk pretty much all the marketing budget in the world into their latest advertising campaign. I’ve never watched the show or read the books, so the phrase “Fillory with Fen” has about as much …

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Oh Dear Merciful Jesus, We Don’t Need a Bloodshot Movie

Just last post, I talked about how the 90’s were a dark time for comic books, a dark time full of bad writing and excessive gore. The one real good thing I can say about the 90’s is, as terrible as they were for comics, it’s an era that we escaped from, an era we …

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Coffee and Books – Write to Market Deconstructed 2, Electric Boogaloo

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post about why the “Write to market” advice so many people get is...not as simple as it seems. I suggest you check it out, because - as the title indicates - this is a sequel to that. And, like that post, this one is going to reference …

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Tossing a Coin to the Witcher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqbS7O9qIXE Let's be honest, this song is mad catchy. If you haven’t read last week’s post, where I tear into the first three episodes of The Witcher, then...well, actually, you know the context for this week’s post. I did not enjoy the first three episodes of The Witcher. At all. Which, from what I’m seeing …

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The Witcher is…absolutely a show I’ve seen.

So the hot new Genre show in streaming right now is...well, let’s be real, it’s The Mandalorian, but I haven’t gotten around to subscribing to Disney+ yet. For me the big Genre show I’ve been excited about for months is...well, actually, it was Season 4 of The Expanse. However, Netflix’s The Witcher is definitely the …

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A Month of Misery – Changing How I Think About Happiness

I hate self-help books. Actually, no, that’s an understatement. I loathe self help books. Most of the ones I’ve read are full of vapid, meaningless advice that’s designed to make you feel good about yourself without giving you anything really actionable. They give you a brief feeling of general confidence that you can be ‘happy’ …

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