Learning From Movies: Snow White and the Huntsman

For my second Learning From Movies post, I’ll be looking at a fantasy movie, a bit of a change from last time’s Prometheus. This time, I will talk about what I found interesting and useful for my writing in the movie Snow White and the Huntsman. This was one of those movies that I sawContinue reading “Learning From Movies: Snow White and the Huntsman”

I’m back! Also, Learning From Movies: Prometheus

It’s been far too long. Almost two months, in fact. It’s partially my fault, but at the same time not. Basically, finals happened. And for a number of reasons, this finals season was the hardest one I’ve had in a while (partially due to my lack of desire to do anything school related). But nowContinue reading “I’m back! Also, Learning From Movies: Prometheus”

JordanCon 2013: Final Thoughts, and Why You Should Go (for real this time)

Now that I’ve completed my JordanCon recap, it’s time to get to what is arguably more important: Why I’ve chosen to attend JordanCon for the last three years, and why you should as well. As I’m a writer, with a plan to get published and make writing my full-time career, and as such I will focus moreContinue reading “JordanCon 2013: Final Thoughts, and Why You Should Go (for real this time)”

JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 3)

(An addendum to the last post: Due to the fact that I was in the game room playing Magic all Saturday night, I neglected to mention the ‘con’s actual main even that night.  It’s worth mentioning even though I wasn’t at it. Said main event was a dance party in the main area, which lastedContinue reading “JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 3)”

JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 2)

And continuing where I left off, day 2 of JordanCon 5! A pre-arranged hotel wake-up call woke us up at about 9:30, but, unsurprisingly, we moved slowly. By the time we got up and took care of all the morning’s religious obligations, eat, breakfast, and prepared lunches (since returning to the room at any point middayContinue reading “JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 2)”

JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 1)

So, this past weekend, I attended JordanCon 5. It is my third time attending JordanCon, which to this day is still the only convention I have gone to. Here I will explain why I did so for the third year in a row, and why I have no regrets about getting up at 4:00am Friday,Continue reading “JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 1)”

Yom Ha’atzmaut: When Fantasy Becomes Reality

[Before I start, just a brief remark on the bombing at the Boston Marathon yesterday. I, like probably all of Twitter, tweeted about it, but as this post is coming just a day later, I figure I should probably put a quick word in here. I’d like to send my deepest sympathies to everyone affected by yesterday’s attack.Continue reading “Yom Ha’atzmaut: When Fantasy Becomes Reality”

When There Is No Time

So, I haven’t posted anything here in a while. The title of this post might be a hint as to why that is. So many things have been eating into my time as of late, primarily general college stuff like coursework and applying to Masters Programs, as well as the Passover holiday, which eats aContinue reading “When There Is No Time”

Review of Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops: Control Point (Possibly Minor Spoilers)

I’ve been thinking for a little while now about doing reviews here every once in a while, but I wasn’t sure how to implement it/how to decide what to do. In the end, I decided that I would only do reviews of books I’ve recently read, as opposed to books I read a while back.Continue reading “Review of Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops: Control Point (Possibly Minor Spoilers)”

You Got Fantasy In My Sci-Fi/You Got Sci-Fi In My Fantasy

The Fantasy and Science Fiction have an interesting relationship. Very often they are grouped together, by bookstores, fans, and writers alike (often abbreviated as SF/F). It’s particularly interesting because it’s not something really seen elsewhere. Yes, other genres can be grouped together, and when you factor in subgenres or books that specifically combine one orContinue reading “You Got Fantasy In My Sci-Fi/You Got Sci-Fi In My Fantasy”