Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 2

If you haven't watched the fan letter to 80s movies that is Stranger Things, I don't know where you've been, but you've been missing out. 

Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror movie stitched together from various 80s influences. It's John Hughes meets Steven Spielberg wrapped in Stephen King. The thing that makes it stand out is the love its creators obviously have for the time period, the horror genre, and the medium of film.

The plot follows a group of nerdy middle school friends, their families, and the town sheriff as they discover, investigate, and combat otherworldly forces unleashed by a secret CIA experiment.

Season 2 deals directly with the fallout of Season 1, picking up just short of one year after the events of the first season.

Here are some thoughts on Season 2. Spoilers ahead.

Monday, October 16, 2017


I'm very excited to announce that my short story, The Weight of One Girl, was accepted for publication in Silver Empire's latest anthology!

Also excited to read stories by well respected names in indie fictions, such as Jon Del Arroz, Declan Finn, Kai Wai Cheah, Jon Mollison, and Morgon Newquist.

The anthology is set for release on November 1st. Visit Silver Empire's website for more information.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pushing Daisies

Murder. Resurrection. Mystery. Eternal life. Accidental death. True love. Palindromes. And Pie.

(Mild Spoilers)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Music to Write By: TRON: Legacy by Daft Punk

It's hard for me to think of cyberpunk without the visuals from TRON. I was born the year the original TRON released and wore out the video from my local Movie Gallery as a child. That movie is really all about the look rather than the plot, but as a kid I was transported. And who doesn't want a light-cycle of their very own?

Then in 2010, TRON: Legacy released in theaters. The visuals were again impressive, taking what was unique in 1982 and translating it to today's aesthetic and CGI prowess. But the most striking thing about the film was the music.

Here's just one of the tracks:

Go grab the whole thing and give it a listen.