“Jim Beam me up, Scotchy!”Read more "How to Drink Like a Starship Captain"
If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this month, I wish you all the best. If you’ve fallen by the wayside with a sprained thumb and a broken keyboard, don’t be discouraged but rather find a pace and a schedule that works and stick to it.Read more "The NaNoWriMo 12-Step Program"
Some of the best science fiction stories that deal with space travel and mankind leaving Earth do just fine without any pesky alien lifeforms. Aliens as a plot device have always been interesting to me as their inclusion allows for the exploration of certain themes that can be explored more freely than with a cast […]Read more "Why the Abyss Didn’t Need Its Aliens"
I remember trying to read TS Eliot’s The Waste Land in high school without knowing anything about it. It proved a disappointing experience when I never got to any part of the book containing a muscle-bound man with a magnum revolver and a metal helmet leading an army of motorized desert trash against a group […]Read more "In Search of the Post-Apocalypse (pt 1)"
Of the elusive pursuits of the world, being able to go to a movie where you don’t get pulled out of the experience every few minutes by your fellow theater patrons’ talking, texting, or kicking your seat is as frustratingly difficult as catching a chupacabra on film. Equally as mysterious is the identity of the […]Read more "The Pristine Movie-Going Experience with the Mysterious Academy"