SG-1 was a show that I never watched until it was repeating on a daily basis with the then Properly-Spelled-SciFi-Channel. If you just double-checked the title of this article, hang with me here. Besides I needed more space before we hit spoiler alert territory.
It’s GMs Day, give your GM a hug ... unless they’re not the touchy feely type.
So evidently some people watch this clip and think that Ra is piloting a space ship. (It might be chairot-ish/boat-ish thing, maybe?)
I’m getting into the Magicians quite a bit, especially for a certain undertone that I’m trying to articulate — but not having much luck with. Help an O-Decker out?
TL:DR/No spoilers opener. I had high hopes for this series and while I may have not agreed with everything they did with the adaption to TV, none of it was a deal breaker.
Not really. But as usual, the Expanse’s little details and throw away bits are fascinating in their own right.
... because at least once a year I run across an article or comments and I have to talk about that “cool fantasy book with psionics instead of magic.”
Remember those old school Dungeons and Dragon games where every old king on a throne and every grey beard bartender just happened to be retired adventures who could just literally stand there while the entire party whaled on him to no avail?
Your Space Opera heart is dead. Dead I tell you! [Update: The SyFy website has the first four episodes up (thanks Pontifex) and some cable providers have these episodes On Demand]
On paper, the two shows sounded like sisters. A woman with access to strange powers wrestles with villainous forces that feeds on taking away any agency from it/his victims. Even more horrifying, these villains grow whenever more victims come under their sway.
Kickstarter published an independent report by a Wharton prof. on the fail rate of Kickstarters (those that get funded, but don’t deliver on their promised pledge goodies.)
Frankly, I’m surprised that a reaction thread for this episode hasn’t happened here on the O-Deck yet. But I promised that I did my due diligence and didn’t find one.
So now we know JJ was probably pretty confident that Hamill would keep an secret. And maybe there was also the poetic temptation that Hamill could sit on another big twist for this generation’s version of Star Wars, just as he did for Empire.*
As a writer, one thing that stood out to me was the times when someone wanted to hurt the heroine, they went straight for the figurative jugular. They dissed her manuscript.
One of the first tales about a professional storyteller has some pretty high stakes. Shahrazad is trying to keep her wits — and her head — by creating the first cliffhanger. One Thousand and One Arabian Nights later and history was made. The serialized story was born.
I had an interesting discussion in my writer’s group this month. What sort of setting is more amiable to covering up corruption and evil? Who had what opinions surprised me.
I never knew that Winslow was a avowed geek, which probably means he had more cheesy fun than usual on Sharknado 3 and Lavantula than was legally possible. It also seems that if you have him on a podcast, don’t bother trying to stick your format.
Damn, this episode made me tear up, and not when I was expecting it too. Mostly because the “message” wasn’t sledgehammered into me for five minutes before the moment.
Gen Con has all grown up in the last few years. At one time, it was more geeky than any other geeky con. *In my best geeky snob voice* “Gen Con? That’s were those .... ‘DnD’ people go to pretend to be elves! Here at OUR convention, we talk about serious genre literature ... and TNG!”
So is the Young Adult genre the publishing world’s version of PG-13? Like in a “We want to make a movie franchise that casts the widest net for an audience” PG-13, not the actual rating system?