Thursday, March 21, 2013

my favorite part of being a storyteller is putting a bunch of characters into a situation and then hitting the "play" button in my mind.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

put that dress on fire. please.

it's like they asked a four-year-old to design a wedding gown for a yeti princess. the ruffles have ruffles have ruffles. j-law is an awesome actress but i can definitely detect some of that george lucas "kill me now" look in her eyes.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

speaker for the dead

the sequel to "ender's game" made me realize how guilty i am of that sin we so often ascribe to the unthinking hollywoodized seeker of entertainment: the sin of wanting to experience the same thing, over, and over.

there is almost nothing in "speaker" of what made me enjoy "ender" so much. no battle school (no battle of any kind, actually), no urgent save-the-world tension to the plot; ender is still a lonely genius but is all but drowned out by the rest of the cast. in fact, he doesn't act or sound like the ender i knew from the first book until the last act of this one, which is a shame. there's a lot of pretty cool concepts in "speaker," but what i really wanted was more of the tortured boy genius. oh well, i guess i'll be reading the synopses of the rest of the series on wikipedia.

Friday, March 1, 2013

the three snake leaves by emily carroll

she is one of the best out there right now.

read the webcomic here.

(tip: some images are interactive, hover the cursor over em)
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