They’re making a LEFT BEHIND sequel…

…and I have a mixed reaction to that. It’s not that I don’t want them to make a sequel to LEFT BEHIND, or even that they’re probably not making the kind of Christian Tribulation movie that I want to see. It’s that nobody’s making the kind of Christian Tribulation movie that I want to see.

I know that it’s a tricky, not to mention heavily-fraught situation. Millions of people believe that the Book of Revelation is literal prophecy, and that one of several premillennialist theories will end up accurately predicting the end of the world. And those people rightly don’t like having their beliefs mocked, any more than anybody else. But I can’t help thinking that a movie that explored Revelation in a way that took it seriously, while at the same time avoiding any tendency towards being didactic (or apologetics), could be worth watching*.

And it must be said: you could make one literal Hell of a horror film out of the imagery found in that book.

Moe Lane

*Good Omens came closest; but while I loved the miniseries, it was too satirical for the epic movie I want to watch.


They’re making another sequel to an Eighties movies… no, hold up: it’s SPINAL TAP.

That… maybe changes things, right? “A sequel is in the works to the 1984 rock mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” with director Rob Reiner returning alongside stars Michael McKeanChristopher Guest and Harry Shearer.” It’s going to be in the style of THE LAST WALTZ, complete with other real-life musicians* paying tribute. That gives them two things to make fun of: Spinal Tap, and Martin Scorsese. Mixes it up a little, right?

Moe Lane

*Three albums. Back From the Dead made it to #51 on the charts, and got a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. I think they get to be called real musicians at this point; and yes, I will die on this hill.

Blood Moon tonight!

Which I may not see, depending on the cloud cover. It should be something to see:

The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year’s first total lunar eclipse on Sunday — a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen. A partial eclipse will begin at 10:27 p.m. ET Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse starting at 11:29 p.m. ET, according to EarthSky. The total eclipse will end at 12:53 a.m. ET Monday, and the partial eclipse will end at 1:55 a.m. ET Monday, the site said.

BLOOD MOON. I just like writing that out.

Patreon Microfiction: Just Before The Beginning Of The End.

Well. They meant well. …Which really is the worst thing in the English language that you can say about someone. Also: “Just Before The Beginning Of The End” may or may not be canonically part of the Fermi Resolution, but it’s not currently contradicting it.


Annnnnd the first editing pass-through of TINSEL RAIN is done.

Got the last edits last night, but I needed my sleep. Edits checked, relevant changes made, sent the whole thing back for another pass-through. And a great killing of the typos that hid during the first wave. They lurk in the shadows, you see. The typos have little bolt-holes to creep into as the pens flow above them, and then emerge when they think the danger has passed. So you must edit again and again, with a righteous inevitability…

Sorry. Anyway, the TINSEL RAIN publication schedule has officially ratcheted forward a step. Huzzah! If you haven’t filled out your survey, fill out your survey.