Wednesday, March 30, 2016

From the "Crap You Just Can't Make Up" Files.

Children of the 1970's and 80s should remember Hanna-Barbera's "The Wacky Races" featuring Mutley and a host of other bizarre characters from that company's second-tier. I never though this obscure gem would be the thing that signaled how far into absolute ridiculousness pop culture had descended. But it is! Behold below DC Comics' Mad-Max-style reimagining of "The Wacky Races!"



If you lean toward the screen, you can actually hear the end of civilization approaching~

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"The Good Fight" Available on Kindle for Only $2.99!

The Embry Press anthology featuring my short story "The Hero Disease" and other quality stories is only $2.99 through Kindle. One reader referred to my story as, " An insightful look at the superhero in all of us."


Monday, March 28, 2016

Dark Little Dreams Released

This anthology featuring a short story by me was released to a rather positive review in Publishers Weekly. And while the review doesn't mention me, it's an honor to be included in such a high quality collection.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

10 REASONS WHY I MAKE A LOUSY FANBOY









1.     I seem to dislike what most of you like. For instance, I despise “Game of Thrones” and barely tolerate the abject stupidity of “The Walking Dead.” I also view “The Big Bang Theory” as a fanboy minstrel show with no redeeming value.

2.     Fan theories are useless, annoying dead air that adds nothing to fandom except a format for human annoyances with far too much free time and a disturbingly over-developed love of retconning.

3.     Genre often bores me to the point where I spend long stretches wanting nothing to do with it.

4.     I regard fan fiction as an abomination. Either create your own stuff or step aside.

5.     The reasons fanboys tend to give for liking something (i.e. “Deadpool” was high-larious!) fall upon deaf ears when it comes to me. Well, maybe not deaf. I hear them. I just wish I didn’t.

6.     Taking sides in some arbitrary “war” between franchises is akin to plantation-era slavery except fanboys should know better.

7.     Cosplay is one of the primary factors in my decision to no longer attend conventions as a consumer; this is not based on a hatred of costuming in general, but a reaction to the pervasive elitist attitudes the increase in its presence has caused.

8.     I don’t believe in brand loyalty in any way shape or form. I have my preferences and my favorites, but I would never choose one or two things to the exclusion of all others. For example, while I prefer “Star Wars,” I can still enjoy “Star Trek.”

9.     I refuse to see sequels to genre films I hated just because fanboy “wisdom” thinks the first film is often a setup for a good movie yet to be made. That’s a level of compromise that relates directly to number 8.

10.  I’m not a close-minded purist. I don’t adhere to a certain version of a character or concept that’s been around for decades and then bitch when someone develops a new interpretation. I like it when my comfort zone is disturbed, which is why I had no problem with the “Star Trek” reboot or “Man of Steel” and its sequel.

 

 

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Year of the Reprint?

I'm starting to think 2016 will indeed be the Year of the Reprint for me. I've already received two copies of "Dark Little Dreams" in the mail featuring my short story, "The Love of a Good Entity" and recently received word that The Horror Zine will be publishing a best of anthology featuring the seemingly undying "Always Say Treat."

The latter collection is still in its infancy so I'll update as details become available. Meanwhile, I cannot endorse the former enough. It is an impressive collection of dark fiction!