An Author Behaved Badly…Very Badly

October 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Posted in Books, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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speshul snowflakeDisclaimer: I do not review YA books, post reviews on Goodreads or use a pseudonym for my reviews.  Also, I have cordial-to-great relationships with authors.  So there’s that.

 Last week a corner of the internet blew up.  Short version: YA author, Kathleen Hale, read a one star review of her first novel on Goodreads, became obsessed, did some online and real life reviewer stalking over a number of months, then got a piece about it published in the Guardian.  Some people, who have their own issues — I’m looking at you, Anne Rice —  drank the Hale kool-aid, tweeted support for Hale and applauded her for standing up to bullies.

Which would be all well and good if Hale or her supporters had a grasp on how the internet really works.  And by “how the internet really works” I mean that if you piss off enough people in a really public way, those people are going to start digging around the internet. Of course, that’s what Immediately happened because, by stalking a real, live person who happened to review books in a snarky manner, Hale angered a lot of book blogger/reviewers and, incidentally, a number of authors.  The fact that, in her article, Hale cast Stop the Goodreads Bullies in a favorable light did not go unnoticed either.  Using STGRB in conjunction with your bad author behavior is a major red flag to reviewers.  You might as well paint a target on yourself, jump up and scream, “Come and get me.” Continue Reading An Author Behaved Badly…Very Badly…

SDCC 2014: Movie Posters

July 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Conventions, Miscellaneous, Movies, scifi/fantasy, SDCC | Leave a comment
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Warner Bros finally unveiled Gal Godot as Wonder Woman of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Can we all just stop the talk about how Gal is too thin (I’m looking at you, fanboys) so not powerful enough to be WW?  She looks powerful enough to me.

Gal Godot Wonder Woman

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Troy Denning joins Twitter

July 7, 2014 at 6:24 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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troy-denning-2011Author Troy Denning has finally joined Twitter. You can give him a follow @TDenningauthor.

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Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2014 at 7:03 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

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Dark Horse: Five New Game of Thrones Figures

February 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Dark Horse, Fantasy, Miscellaneous, News | Leave a comment
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GOT Jamie Lanister FNLDARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE NEXT WAVE

OF GAME OF THRONES® FIGURES,

TO RELEASE IN JULY!

 MILWAUKIE, OR, JANUARY 10—The epic HBO® series Game of Thrones has won worldwide success and a legion of fans. This audience is clamoring for unique collectibles and merchandise, and Dark Horse has been working with HBO Global Licensing to provide just that. A core item in the Game of Thrones program is the ongoing series of high-quality, affordable, molded-plastic figures of the most in-demand characters.

Building on the success of the previously announced lineup, five new figures will debut to the trade in February at the International Toy Fair, held at Jacob Javits Center in New York.

View the additional figures below the cut. Continue Reading Dark Horse: Five New Game of Thrones Figures…

Threepio Confirmation for Episode VII?

February 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm | Posted in Episode VII, Miscellaneous, Movies, Sequel Trilogy, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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French ThreepioBeing a xenophobic, insular Amercan (mostly because I’m a fail at foreign languages) who’s too lazy to google translate, I have no idea what this magazine cover is all about.  Well, other than Threepio is on it holding a great big number seven.  Which would seem to be a clue that maybe he’s in the new movie?  I’ve pretty much assumed he would be, however we all know how JJ Abrams likes to play things close to the vest coughJohnHarrisoncough.  But come on, revealing Threepio is a deal breaker on the plot?  Also, why is he not gold?

Source: Jedi News

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Comic Review: Legacy 2, #9

November 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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legacy 2 #9The further adventures of Ania Solo continue today in Legacy 2 issue #9, and you can read our spoilerish review here

Dystopian Chipotle Informercial Will Stun You In A Wonderful Way

September 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | 1 Comment
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Chipotle has just raised the bar forever when it comes to ads.  Adjectives such as “amazing”, “haunting” and “beautiful” are being used to describe the food company’s ad for their free ios game, and after watching the video, I have to agree.  It is simply amazing.

In a dystopian fantasy world, all food production is controlled by fictional industrial giant Crow Foods. Scarecrows have been displaced from their traditional role of protecting food, and are now servants to the crows and their evil plans to dominate the food system. Dreaming of something better, a lone scarecrow sets out to provide an alternative to the unsustainable processed food from the factory ~ Chipotle game description

Produced by Chipotle, the film was created by Academy Award®–winning Moonbot Studios and is set to a remake of the song “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 film classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Beautifully performed by Grammy Award®–winning artist Fiona Apple.

Source: Gawker
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A Long Time Ago On Friday The 13th

September 13, 2013 at 11:43 am | Posted in Miscellaneous, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Star Wars friday the 13th

 

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Jennifer Heddle to write Leia Short Story

September 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Lucasfilm Senior Editor Jennifer Heddle will be writing a Leia short story for Star Wars Insider #145. The short story will be titled “Constant Spirit.”

“…hurls young Senator Leia Organa into a do-or-die mission, during which learns that freedom cannot be achieved without sacrifice.”

The story will feature artwork by Magali Villeneuve. Star Wars Insider #145 will hit newsstands on October 22nd, thus following the release of Martha Wells’ Leia novel Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge (which comes out September 24).

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