Dec
09
2017
2

My slightly awkward Patreon solicitation.

It’s slightly awkward because — for reasons absolutely unrelated to the public relations disaster that Patreon put itself in* — the vagaries of the system have put me back down to only one dollar (and thirty eight cent**) pledge away from providing my patrons with a 3K short story every month. So if you’re interested in getting some dang good fiction and gaming material, check out my Patreon! From my point of view, there’s never been a better time, really.

 

 

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Dec
07
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, A Sailor Rejoins The USS Arizona edition.

Apparently many survivors of the USS Arizona have chosen to have their ashes interred at the site. This story about Raymond Haerry is from April, but it is Pearl Harbor Day. So I think that it’s worth putting it up here.

And may God have mercy on who ever disturbs that site with evil intent, for those who have chosen to rest there will have none to spare.

 

Nov
23
2017
1

Tweet of the Night, Hey You Should Get This @HPLHS DART Free Download edition.

Seriously. You should. The HPLHS has some good artists in it and it’s free. I mean, geez, now I have to turn my phone back on to get it on there for the trip.

 

Oct
29
2017
8

Tweet of the Day, I Think That I Would Have Liked Reginald Tippin edition.

At least I assume Reginald Tippin’s dead.

If he’s still alive he’d be 88.  Unless he’s some kind of revenant. In which case… well, it’s not like he didn’t warn his enemies, hey?

Oct
18
2017
2

Maybe never look a gift Rodin bust in the provenance?

The more I think of this story, the more I think that it’s a net problem it is for the town in question.

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Oct
10
2017
2

Well, it really does look like @SecretWorldLgds updates tomorrow.

Both Orochi Tower and lair.

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Oct
09
2017
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If you want to get @SJGames’ Conspiracy Theory, get in on the Kickstarter now.

Because Steve Jackson Games will not be putting Conspiracy Theory into distribution. It funded, and even hit stretch goals — but there apparently isn’t enough interest in it to justify a mass printing. So if you wanted it, you should probably hit Kickstarter within the next four hours.  It closes at 6 PM EDT today, so there’s still a window.

 

Oct
06
2017
2

The “Pacific Rim 2: Uprising” trailer.

I’m pleased to see that Legendary Pictures still has access to my inner 9 year old, because… yeah. That’s what he wanted to see. More robots, more monsters, sinister zaibatsu executives, betrayal, giant guns, OH MY GOD IS THAT WHAT HIS FIST IS — this is geared to be the absolute least guiltiest of pleasures.  And why isn’t it a guiltier pleasure?  Because I deserve to have movies like Pacific Rim 2: Uprising. I’m allowed to have nice things.

Aug
27
2017
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Microfiction: “The Straight Poop About the Alicanto.”

The point of “The Straight Poop About the Alicanto” is hopefully obvious, yes?  Because, really, there’s no need to bother the birds. Particularly since they’re putting money in some hard-working miners’ pockets; and without stealing from the mining company, either.

Check out my Patreon.

Aug
26
2017
4

Tweet of the Day, Inspiration Has Now Struck edition.

You’ll find out when you subscribe to my Patreon. You do subscribe to my Patreon, yes?

Aug
25
2017
7

Guillermo del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage remake to start filming in 2018.

Next year. …First off: wow.  It’s 2017! I forget that we’re in the future now, sometimes.  All of the books that I read as a kid liked this time period for near-future stories — and not a one of ’em got it right.  Less space travel, hella better computers. Seriously, I think that we have better ones than the ones on Star Trek: TOS*. (more…)

Aug
19
2017
6

Scenes from Marvel’s Shadow War with Fox over Fantastic Four.

I missed this for some reason, but: there’s been some allegations cropping up that Marvel has been sabotaging their own Fantastic Four comic book line because the movies keeping sucking so bad. Said allegations are coming from Fantastic Four writer Jonathan Hickman, so you’ll need to take that with a grain of salt, there. Still:

”I think it’s pretty common knowledge at this point that Marvel isn’t publishing Fantastic Four because of their disagreement with Fox,” Hickman explained. “While it bums me out, I completely understand because, well, it isn’t like they’re not acting out of cause. Fox needs to do a better job there.”

Hickman’s reasoning seems to imply that Marvel did indeed drop the FF because of the Fox films – not necessarily for financial reasons, but because the most recent reboot was both critically and financially unsuccessful, and failed to reflect well on Marvel’s comic books. Marvel still publishes an entire line of X-Men comic books, for example, despite Fox also controlling that franchise’s film rights.

…is a potent argument, not least because the movies have been really, really bad. (more…)

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