I’ve just finished the writing of my latest venture, titled They Came in Peace; it’s now nearly ready for Beta Reading. Continue reading Beta Readers Wanted
Hello, Netflix my old friend.
I’ve come to sit with you again.
Because of boredom softly creeping
And my ennui while not sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
If it’s available on Netflix.
With popcorn bag I watched alone
Walter White and River Song
Beneath the halo of my LCD
I sold my soul for all the TVs
As my eyes dried out while staring at the light
Throughout the night…
While watching Netflix.
In the New Releases I beheld
Yearned-for titles long withheld…
TV series seasons one through thirteen…
And that one art-house film everyone must see,
Parts One through Three…
But only Two is on Netflix.
So now you build a VPN…
to bypass local restriction.
To see the shows that might reach you,
And the movies late at night meet you,
And you can fall back on Doctor Who for a spell…
…you might as well.
Because it’s all on Netflix.
And I will quite cheerfully pay
Less than ten bucks for unlimited play
So I can binge-watch until morning
The cunning scheme Heisenberg was forming
And catch up on the very latest from Westeros
From ten feet close…
Because it’s all…
I think most people understand the basic tenets of writing, that a story has a beginning, middle and end. I think that most people understand that stories don’t always START at the beginning, nor do they necessarily FINISH at the end. And that middle part…well it’s a proper layer cake, isn’t it? It is the meat, cheese, veg and condiments of your sanny, and you want to build it to be as filling and palatable as possible. Continue reading Reflections on Completing the First Act of a Novel
Okay, break (or mourning period for my civil liberties under Stephen Harper) is over. Back to the blahg.
So, what topic to cover for my return to my own damn website?
Well, as this is supposed to be where I blahg about my writing and stuff…let’s talk about my writing! Continue reading THE OMNIVERSE: BACK TO BLOGGING
It is 2016, and I am reposting this, almost without effecting any major changes, simply because superhero/comic book movies over the last 20 years have become ubiquitously repetitive, formulaic, and almost consistently, unimaginatively, interchangeable.
I have enjoyed many – but not nearly all, in fact not even MOST – of the superhero movies that we’ve had over the last decade or so, but honestly it’s getting past the point of oversaturation.
I really can’t wait for the trend to end, especially with the slate of really terrible DC films about to be shat out. We all remember far too well how awful Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was, and I went in with great expectations because other than that movie about the slutty looking teenaged girls in the mental hospital, I’ve loved pretty much every Zack Snyder movie I’ve seen, especially the Watchmen. Continue reading 2016 SUMMER UPDATE: Superhero Movies SUCK
So, a little backstory on this post. When I was writing what I thought was going to be my masterpiece as an author, but turned out to be an extremely poorly-received disaster that I’ve left up only so it may serve as a warning to others, I would, before writing, literally imagine myself sitting down with the character whose perspective the story was being told from, and listen to them tell me what happened. Continue reading Character Backstory and Why You Need It
Okay, TECHNICALLY this isn’t my “new” website, as I’ve been parking the URL with a token page for a number of years.
So, this is the first blog post of the revived website. Okay? Does that work? Continue reading Steve’s First Blog Post