The Skinny...

READING: American Gods by Gaiman

WRITING: Still figuring that out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Priest (SPOLIERS here)

I finally watched the film PRIEST. I do try to grab any vampire flick that comes out of the one trick pony Hollywood has become.

I was rather disappointed. The action was okay far as choreography goes. There was some of that lazy wirework and cgi stuff. Guess you need that when the action involves actors learning martial arts instead of the other way around. It just bores me. I think Tony Jaa and Jackie chan have just ruined me for action scenes.

Story wasn't bad. Future world where man had to throw down with the vampire nation. Sure, fine. The strongest idea here was the modern showing of the battle-priest idea. These are our last defence against the vampire threat. I didn't even care that it was bonded to the Catholics. I can buy Catholic priest-warriors.

What I don't buy, and this just turned me off from the rest of the movie, was the idea that vampires are just a separate species that evolved alongside man. I like my vampires cursed and having been kicked down power from the darkness. The sun turns them to cinders? They need a few weaknesses, come on. Plus they had no eyes and offered no explanation for how they got around either.

Karl Urban is the only solid thing in this film. His lines were good and well delivered as usual. Almost like they wrote the movie around him.

It was weak writing all in all with a bunch of special effects used to try and hide that.

I almost want the time back I spent watching it.


Anyone watch Terra Nova?

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am almost 2k into my big ol' semi-secret short story. It is proving to be difficult to crawl into for some reason. The more I write it the easier it gets though. Perhaps my mind is just out of shape having not done the 1k a day grind for so long.

Fella on the left is Dr. Xander Wrath. Still learning about him but I wanted to draw some. I will be writing him in about 2 or 3 gigs. Can't wait.

That covers it for this week.

Friday, September 9, 2011

For This Week...

Watched DYLAN DOG last night starring Brandon Routh and based on the popular Italian comic book. I've never read the comic but it sounded appealing so I watched the film. I think they could have chosen a better actor than Routh for Dylan. He's just a bit too clean cut for me. There were some interesting ideas as far as this addition to the field of Occult Fiction goes. Great looking monster at the end. It was worth the rental fee but nothing stellar.

I'm currently reading COMEBACK by Richard Stark. It is was one the few Parker books that my library had. I am loving it. I've been meaning to read a Parker book ever since I learned there was a series of books that the character Porter from PAYBACK was based on.

Pro Se Productions has shown some interest in my paranormal thriller novel. More as that comes to me.

I've got two shorts out there in the aether of the internet that I am waiting to hear back about. I detest waiting.

Far as work in progress goes I am doing my background research for a large short story that I won't go into right now. It is most assuredly something different though.