I PROMISE THIS BLOG WILL BE ABOUT OTHER THINGS TOO. Continue reading X-FILES S1:E2, In Which These Aliens are Too EXTREME for You!
Going back to revisit THE X-FILES is, right from the start, much stranger than I imagined it would be. Because of time, mostly, and its nastiest corollary, age. The first and most striking thing is that the Mulder and Scully are babies now. Continue reading X-Files S1:E1 Recap: In Which Two Adorable Babies Try to Get to the Bottom of Aliens
A few days ago, my wife woke me up by shouting from the living room that Spiderman is finally going to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I have, as a result, had my least productive week in years. It didn’t matter that I was just reading the same information repeated on a thousand different websites: I still needed to read all of them. To make it real. Continue reading On the Marvel Universe, the thing that is the very best thing there is
In my first post, I invoked a term that I’m not sure actually means anything: American fantasy. Of course, I’m not talking about fantasy works written in America by American writers with American accents, eating barbecue. I am fully aware that these are real things, especially barbecue. This was, in fact, exactly the type of fantasy I was weaned on: American writers transmitting Tolkien through the lens of D&D. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman were for all intents and purposes my childhood spirit guides, my d20 Jiminy Crickets, and they are still so very much in my head all the time. No, what I’m talking about is whether there exists an actual sub-genre of fantasy that is for America what Tolkien’s works, and their innumerable spawn, are for western Europe. Continue reading What I meant when I said that thing about american fantasy
Hey there Internet,
Welcome to my new blog!
Wow. That’s…that’s literally all I’ve got. “Welcome to my new blog.” Phh, some writer I’m turning out to be.