Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Last Synn

If you are hanging out here, I’m going to assume you like speculative fiction. If so, you might want to check out James McCormick’s The Last Synn. You can find it at Amazon, and you can learn more about James … Continue reading

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Excessive Vengeance

In the fiction on which I am working – it needs a name, doesn’t it? Let’s call it Pandora Excess for now, both it and the RPG of the same working title will need name changes, but it’s fine for … Continue reading

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47 Ronin: A Review

So I saw 47 Ronin. I don’t hate it. That’s all you need to know. Move along. You’re still here? Okay, let’s get into this: the movie is a pretty good sword & sorcery story, not as good as the … Continue reading

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Pandora Excess: Chapter One

I finished the first chapter of the Pandora Excess fiction on which I’m working. I thought I had finished it earlier, but then I decided I wanted at least 2,500 words per chapter . . . for reasons. In filling … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Borderlands

During the thinking-phase of my planning for a Pandora Excess campaign which I could offer up as a possibility to my gaming group here in Ottawa, I came to a realization: Borderlands 2 and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie … Continue reading

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Pandora Got Pulped

So it seems that I will be working on a pulp campaign for my RPG group in Ottawa – which I still refer to as the Ottawa Warband, a name applied to the group during our long True20 Viking campaign. … Continue reading

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Those of you who have been following this blog any length of time know that I very, very rarely get out to see a movie in the theatre. Guardians of the Galaxy was one movie I was adamant I would. … Continue reading

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Shame On You, Canada Council for (Some of) the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts has seen fit to deny On Spec – in my mind, Canada’s premier spec fic journal – funding. Apparently, they have been warning On Spec that the work published is not of a high … Continue reading

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Review: Flashpoint

I have to admit, that while I was hesitant at first to spend the monthly fee on Netflix, it has turned out to be a great investment. My wife at first went along with it for the sake of the … Continue reading

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Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

Throne of the Crescent Moon hits so many of my buttons it is absolutely no surprise that I loved it. It’s a great sword & sorcery story, tight in its plotting with very little fat. While the characters are, in … Continue reading

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