Tropes and Clichés

I want to start with some definitions. These aren't official or anything, just my understanding of the difference between a trope and a cliché. A trope is tool used in writing. It's pretty much any non-unique plot device that the consumer could recognize. One of the most common tropes in speculative fiction is the protagonist … Continue reading Tropes and Clichés

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Guest Post: Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere Part I

Hi! This is Jennie, Travis’s lovely wife. He’s been pestering me for a while to do a blog post, but I’ve been hesitant. I was hoping for the right topic to fall in my lap, and it kind of did. I’ve been invited to be a panelist at a SFF writing conference in February, and … Continue reading Guest Post: Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere Part I

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Watchmen

I'm still going through movies adapted from comic books, though I'm starting to run a little low on available titles. This post is about the director's cut of the 2009 movie Watchmen. Watchmen IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 Rotten Tomatoes critics: 64% Rotten Tomatoes audience: 71% My Rating: 9/10 Whenever I question why Zack Snyder was put … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Watchmen

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Batman: Bad Blood

I'm still going through movies adapted from comic books, though I'm starting to run a little low on available titles. This post is about the 2016 movie Batman: Bad Blood. Bad Blood IMDb Rating: 6.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes critics: 63% Rotten Tomatoes audience: 100% My Rating: 6/10 I really wish that DC could get their live … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Batman: Bad Blood

I Recently Finished Reading: Clash of the Demons

The 6th book in the Wardstone Chronicles finally gives some big changes to the series. It's also the first book to take the characters away from their homeland. Both of these are very welcome changes to the series. The biggest change in the series has to do with Tom's mother. Her true nature is revealed, … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Clash of the Demons

Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Men in Black 2

I'm still going through movies adapted from comic books, though I'm starting to run a little low on available titles. This post is about the 2002 movie Men in Black 2. Men in Black 2 IMDb Rating: 6.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes critics: 39% Rotten Tomatoes audience: 45% My Rating: 4/10 Like the first movie, Men in … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Men in Black 2