It’s Monday…

...And I'm having trouble keeping my smart-ass bottled up. It's as if the very universe itself is goading me, trying to push my buttons, to make me react. To which I say: Fuck you, universe. Fuck. You. You're not the boss of me. And if you are, you're one of the shittiest bosses I've ever … Continue reading It’s Monday…


No’madd – Graphic Novel Review

A couple of weeks ago, while I was out in LA for "Stan Lee's LA Comic Con," I ran across a booth featuring a graphic novel from AK Comics titled No'madd: The City of Empty Towers    The art was intriguing enough for me to stop and inquire, and it was my luck to be … Continue reading No’madd – Graphic Novel Review

Attendance numbers for Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

I just received an update about the attendance for last month's Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. And they're impressive to look at. Press release excerpts and my reactions are below. Enjoy! For Immediate Release: LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2017) – The seventh edition of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is now in the record … Continue reading Attendance numbers for Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

Apologies for my absence

Well, it's now November 11th, 2017 (Happy Veterans' Day to all my fellow vets), and I don't think I've posted anything since my delayed final write-up on Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. My sincerest apologies for the absence. As has been reported previous, I signed up to attempt the NaNoWriMo this month, with the goal … Continue reading Apologies for my absence

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017, Final write-up

See coverage of days 1 and 2 of the 2017 version of Stan Lee's LA Comic Con if you'd like, but here's the write-up on the rest of it. Sunday was a "mop-up" day for us, getting the few remaining trinkets we would be able to fit into our suitcases for the flight home, and … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017, Final write-up

NaNoWriMo 2017, day 2 update

Well, time is still at a premium, so the word count for yesterday still isn't where is like it, but I did get yesterday's contribution up to 500+ words. And, as promised, here's a tease from that section: "Which king do you claim, stranger?" Came a man's voice from behind the battered oaken door. An … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017, day 2 update

NaNoWriMo day 1 update

Well, time was at a severe premium yesterday, so I only got a few hundred words down. I did, however, promise you all a line or two from each day's work to keep you in the loop, and to keep me honest. Here's day 1's bit: "He reached for his sword, but found his scabbard … Continue reading NaNoWriMo day 1 update

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – day 2

In the immortal words of that great DC Comics anti-hero, Rorschach (Watchmen): "Hrrm." I'm not sure I'm in the mood to actually write this up tonight, but I suppose I must. You'll see why I feel this way in a moment. I was, as of yesterday, very high on this event once again, having apparently … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – day 2

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – Day 1

Here starts coverage of this year's iteration of Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. As in previous years, today was a travel day for me, flying in from Salt Lake City to attend for the 5th straight year. And, as is usual, nothing much differs in air travel from point to point, unless, of course, something … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – Day 1

Seth MacFarlane and “The Orville”

I just watched episode 5 of The Orville yesterday, and wow; seriously one of the more impressive shows I've seen of late. They've addressed my initial concerns about the high level of slap-sticker present in the premiere episode, while maintaining the essence of MacFarlane's comedic sensibilities. To top it off, they've wrapped it all up … Continue reading Seth MacFarlane and “The Orville”