The Return of the Descendants
The Descendants are back! With the threat of Maeve and her armies, the superheroes of Earth are preparing in every way possible; from seeking out the scattered artifacts revealed by Avalon to tapping the captured tools of their foes like the Yellow World fragments and especially the Four books. But the villains aren’t going to wait around themselves: Simon Talbot makes a big move while Liedecker takes a new tact: running for mayor of Mayfield!
New Ere Fiction
Runebreaker isn’t the only tale from the World of Ere. And while the OG of Ere is coming back in a big way, so are other stories: Strawberries and Saltpeter tells the story of how the Grandmother and Grandfather of the Winter Willow Clan met and came together. Not Your Saint George adapts my fanfiction of the same name; a story of how a wannabe knight meets the world’s least threatening dragon in a tale of conartistry and romance. And Finally the Griffinseye Files recalls a short story I once wrote about a fantasy James Bond working for the secret group working to maintain the Thirteen Nations Accord.
While I hoped to have a full preview ready to show my loyal and long-suffering readers as a birthday gift from me to you, but that will have to wait for the weekend.
But rest assured I’m back and I’m going to start posting new stories.
There will be a few changes to how things are done in terms up update length and frequency, there’s also going to be New Descendants, New Ere stuff and all sorts of new short fiction as I give some ideas I’ve had a whirl.
Watch this spot. Those of you who still watch this site will have your faith in me rewarded.
I explore a few plots that need to be given some tender loving care to turn them into something worthwhile. Continue reading
So during the four months I was living in motels looking for a home, my only solace was the free high-speed wi-fi and the various free streaming services. I’ve watched a lot of stuff. I’m even up to date on modern shows I wanted to watch like The Flash, Supergirl, the Librarians, etc.
And I’ve watched a lot of anime. Lots. Like so much anime.
The thing about anime is that it’s a mine field. Saying you’re going to watch some anime is like saying you’re going to watch live action western television: there are so many different genres and styles and brands of humor and drama that you could get anything just picking up a random series. Add in certain proclivities not necessarily in Japanese culture but in the anime and manga culture, and one wrong step and you can be deep in weird-ass panty-sniffing, underaged-girl-obsessed terrible. Even a lot of good or even great shows often have way too much jiggle and fan service.
And if you’re a fan of the medium, you build up a certain tolerance to all that. Otherwise you’ll miss out on some real gems like A Certain Magical Index or Spice and Wolf, … Continue reading
Vaal brings a real clunker into the TOM garage this week: the worst monster of them all: Mothman. Continue reading
Gotta Catch Em All.
Humans that is. Continue reading
Vaal returns to blogging with a rewrite of DC’s most recent PR disaster. Continue reading
Sometimes writers make terrible choices. Then other writers ape them until they become so ingrained you don’t even know they’re stupid and useless. These is their story. Continue reading
We’ve talked about the many, many crappy deaths in fiction. Now let’s discuss the good. Continue reading
What happens when a series stops giving you reasons to give it the benefit of the doubt. Continue reading