Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Guild of Echo Transit

Okay, so here’s the latest brainstorm, courtesy of the Crystal Method’s Vegas album, but more specifically supported by Keep Hope Alive, the awesome tune that intro’d Chow Yun Fat in the fun but ultimately forgettable Replacement Killers. That movie remains … Continue reading

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Going In the Jackson Direction

The word on the street is that Peter Jackson may end up directing the Hobbit. I have to admit I am ambivalent. I think Mr. Jackson’s achievements with the Lord of the Rings cannot be praised highly enough, though I … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

In case you haven’t seen it yet—and if you haven’t, you either don’t really care or have been buried alive for the last few days—the trailer for Red is out. I’ve already written that I’ve come to terms with adaptations, … Continue reading

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Stranger than Conan?

I haven’t seen the new Conan movie, nor the script for it. What I have read, leads me to believe that the writers hadn’t read Robert E Howard’s works. Maybe they thought they could do a better job, in which … Continue reading

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McDonough’s Such A Dum Dum

I remember Neal McDonough as Lt. Hawk from First Contact. Not the meatiest of roles, but hey, he was in Trek. Then I saw him in Band of Brothers. As with all the performances in that mini-series, outstanding! So I’m … Continue reading

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Just Not My Realm

Realms of Fantasy has been having a hard time. Basically dying, then being resurrected, it is now on life support. I feel bad about that. I honestly do. Any loss of a short fiction market is a blow to all … Continue reading

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The Renner Hawkeye Equation

All the sites I visit kept saying that Jeremy Renner (he of Hurt Locker) is in final negotiations to play Clint Barton AKA Hawkeye (or, for a time, Ronin). I had been holding off on this because these rumours seem … Continue reading

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What Now for SEP?

Cross-posted at SEP I can see the end of Dark Horizons on the—dare I say it/write it—horizon. So, what to do next? What to do with SEP? Most blogination happens here, with the occasional personal post over at my tumblr … Continue reading

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Review: Basic Roleplaying Rome

I was lucky enough to get a review copy of Alephtar Games and Cubicle 7’s Rome: the Life and Death of the Republic. This supplement is a licenced product for Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying, about which I know nothing. I warned … Continue reading

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