FunCom has Conan.

This is not code language. FunCom is plugging Conan because FunCom owns Conan. Nothing else I could say would make more sense given what Funcom owns and what FunCom is doing at this moment*.

*Classical reference. God, but I miss Achewood.

ENOUGH TALK*! Netflix to do Conan the Barbarian series.


Netflix has put in development an epic live-action series based on Conan, the iconic sword-and-sorcery character created by writer Robert E. Howard…

…the project, from Fredrik Malmberg and Mark Wheeler’s Pathfinder Media, is the first in a deal between Netflix and Conan Properties International, owned by Malmberg’s Cabinet Entertainment. The pact gives Netflix the exclusive option to acquire rights to the Conan literary library and develop works across TV and film, both live-action and animated.

This is what is good in life.

Continue reading ENOUGH TALK*! Netflix to do Conan the Barbarian series.

In the mail: By Crom!

The Kickstarter finally coughed it up.  I enjoyed it: aside from everything else, you can always tell when somebody’s really a fan, and Rachel Kahn is really a fan of Robert Howard’s Conan stories.  That gives her work a strength that I can relate to. Plus, Conan is actually giving her good advice!  …Because the character was not, in fact, stupid.  Which is something that I wish that Howard’s imitators understood better.

I’d say “Putin the Barbarian”…

…except that Russians get damned touchy about even the suggestion that they’re not as civilized as everybody else; and I while I don’t know whether they’re checked out on the Conan movies, I do know that somebody just smashed Facebook and Twitter to take down one Georgian.  So I’ll just restrain myself to one comment about this picture:


Not bad; but you forgot the greatsword slung behind one shoulder, Vladimir.

Crossposted to RedState.