The Hero of Their Own Story

I feel like this rant is half-baked, but I'm going to go off on it anyway and I suppose we'll all see where we end up. There's a sort of conventional wisdom for writers that originated apparently in 1992 that villain is the hero of their own story, an idea that has become corrupt over… Continue reading The Hero of Their Own Story

Free Museum Day Part 1

Let me start by saying that it's not that I'm not a fan of crowds. Crowds can be okay. For the most part, San Diego Comic Con is a well-behaved crowd until Saturday afternoon. Nay, the thing that I'm not a fan of is uncivilized mob behavior. Which seemed to be the way people were… Continue reading Free Museum Day Part 1

The One Where You Help An Author

My book is coming out this year. That is still a little surreal to say, but I'm excited. That's not really what this post is about, though. No, this post is about America's greatest past time. Reading. The world has changed. Bookstores are disappearing and, now more than ever, people are turning to the Internet… Continue reading The One Where You Help An Author

The One Where We All Get A Little Older

A tweet recently popped up on my Twitter feed that Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" came out 20 years ago. Well, it's actually 20 years and about a month and a half, so you missed the true anniversary. But, still, I get it. The point attempting to be made here was: "FEEL OLD YET?!"… Continue reading The One Where We All Get A Little Older

The Dig

Whenever I clean out my refrigerator, it's a combination archaeological and anthropological endeavor. It's not just a deep dig into grocery products past, but a dive into a bygone era, when decisions were made with unremembered logic. 1. Research and evidence must be collected and presented to the Board of the Superego to fund the… Continue reading The Dig

How Spoiler Alert Culture is Ruining Everything

Spoiler alert, I guess? I mean, I might be spoiling things in this post, but the whole point of this post is to explain why saying spoiler alert is stupid, so keep reading at your own...risk? I am a nerd. Obviously. I am also a huge fan of SHIELD and Agent Carter. There is a… Continue reading How Spoiler Alert Culture is Ruining Everything