It's becoming more common for authors to get their start by writing fan fiction. There have been many famous authors who started out writing for fandom before transitioning to original works. Chances are you've heard of Cassandra Claire and E. L. James, I'm not holding either up as a good examples of morally responsible… Continue reading Press Play: Tips for Making Fan Fiction Work for You
Video games are a unique medium. They combine the storytelling of a novel and the look of a movie with the ability to interact with the character and story line. This makes for a unique challenge for the creators. Not only must the characters be compelling and the story line exciting but it has to… Continue reading Thief Scene Breakdown Prologue: The Drop
I'm a person of simple tastes. Specific yes, but simple. Engage my mind. Make me feel. And don't skimp on the aesthetics. Thief delivers on all three. Much like Garrett delivers the (stolen) goods. He doesn't disappoint and neither does this game. Mostly. Now, this is not a game play review. There are tons of those.… Continue reading When All Else Fails-Improvise
"The great destroyers of nations and men are comfort, plenty and security. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on. " - unknown “We make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion.” -… Continue reading The Owl and the Raven
It's often considered that science and religion cannot be in the same room without a fight breaking out. Yet, many aspects of science fiction involve belief in a greater power or veneration of something. In fantasy it's often a given that there will be a religious aspect, some stories even involving gods/goddesses themselves. Science fiction… Continue reading The Devout Decepticon: Religion in Science Fiction
My last post explored seasons 1-5 of Supernatural and which characters represented the protagonist in each season. As discussed last time the protagonist is the person with the most to lose in the story line. The one we, the audience, are expected to most identify with on an emotional level. I'd like to also… Continue reading Protagonist, Antagonist and Just Plain Gonist: Part 2
Before I get started, I want to warn those who might not have watched Supernatural, this post is basically one big long spoiler. As a writer I find Castiel's character fascinating and exceedingly complicated. I know some people disagree, I have only to scroll through the 100s of tweets I got earlier this month… Continue reading Protagonist, Antagonist and just plain gonist.
As you know, I am a huge geek. I love my fandoms. I especially love fan fiction. There is something raw and visceral about a lot of fan fiction and I don't just mean the horrid grammar, atrocious spelling and lack of knowledge of basic english. No, it's the willingness to push characters and situations… Continue reading It’s My Fandom, Get Your Money Grubbing Hands Off.
It's been awhile since I've had time to post. Work and raising a family and all that mundanity that ruins life had to be attended to. So this week I'd like to go further into the Supernatural Universe. Today I read a rather poorly researched and heavy handed article about the character Castiel. However, she did have a few… Continue reading I’ll See Your Agenda and Raise You an Angel
Why Supernatural Should Take it a Step Further I've recently joined a new fandom (yes another one, what can I say). I was reluctant at first. It didn't seem like it was going to be my thing. I'm more of a robots and time travel type girl and this is more vampire and holy water… Continue reading It’s Not Always About Love, but Sometimes It Should Be