Star Wars is Dead: Long Live the Galaxy Ascendant!

I don’t recall where I first heard the statement that in Hollywood, people fail upward, but it’s especially appropriate given the recent news that Kathleen Kennedy’s contract with Lucasfilm has been extended by three years—despite the sorry state of what was formerly one of the most powerful, sure-fire franchises in existence. Under her tenure, TheContinue reading “Star Wars is Dead: Long Live the Galaxy Ascendant!”

Cover Reveal: The Dragon Hand

It’s taken a bit longer than expected, due to thing beyond both my and my artist’s control, but it’s well worth the wait. Things have been generally very busy lately, and I’m past due for a general update on my various projects (coming soon!). But rest assured, my army service hasn’t had a negative impactContinue reading “Cover Reveal: The Dragon Hand”

The Bully Cries out as he Strikes You

It, of course, comes as no surprise that those opposed to ComicsGate label their ideological opponents as “harassers,” or “bullies,” or other defamatory statements, all with the idea of alleging that we make others feel unsafe, and wish to exclude people of certain groups from industries or events–despite the fact that this couldn’t be furtherContinue reading “The Bully Cries out as he Strikes You”

At What Point has the Line Been Irrevocably Crossed? (Part 2: The Assault on Jeremy Hambly)

The wider Culture War has been raging for some time now, but, as of late, it really seems to me that several lines have been crossed, and the future seems headed to a dark place due to that. The attack aimed at an author from within a published comic was bad enough, but physical assaultContinue reading “At What Point has the Line Been Irrevocably Crossed? (Part 2: The Assault on Jeremy Hambly)”

At What Point Has the Line Been Irrevocably Crossed? (Part 1: The Personal Attack Aimed Jon Del Arroz from Within a Dynamite Comic)

I, and many others, have talked about the ongoing culture war many times–a war which I usually reference in regard to things like books, comics, etc, but which encompass a much broader struggle. Over the last couple of days, three things really stuck out to me, things that seem to indicate that yet more linesContinue reading “At What Point Has the Line Been Irrevocably Crossed? (Part 1: The Personal Attack Aimed Jon Del Arroz from Within a Dynamite Comic)”

The Three Weeks: A Time of Mourning–but Also Pride

A few days ago, with the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, the period of the Jewish year known as the Three Weeks began. Technically lasting 22 days most of the time (23 this year because fasts that fall on Saturday [Shabbat] are pushed off to Sunday, this is a sad period, during with weContinue reading “The Three Weeks: A Time of Mourning–but Also Pride”

The White Male Initiative

It’s been a while, once again, but I intend to, again, try and be more regular on here, even if that means shorter posts. It’s no secret that white men have fast become possibly the only group of people that is ok to be attacked and discriminated against. Setting aside all of the programs, initiatives,Continue reading “The White Male Initiative”

Bringing Back Dueling in the 21st Century: A Primer

It’s time to bring back dueling, in a limited fashion. There, I said it. This is not a popular opinion, I am sure, but in my opinion, it is something sorely needed today, as an answer to the toxic online culture where outright lies and defamation of character is all too common. First, let’s talkContinue reading “Bringing Back Dueling in the 21st Century: A Primer”

On Heroes, and “Flaws”

A recent post by Rawle Nyanzi on virtuous heroes and how they have been attacked and maligned by many in recent times got me thinking about both heroes, and the somewhat more broad topic of main characters. Specifically, as the title suggests, the obsession with character flaws. I remember seeing so much discussion of thisContinue reading “On Heroes, and “Flaws””

Thoughts on my IDF Service thus far, as well as some words regarding Yom Hazikaron

Just over four months ago, I merited to start the fulfillment of a dream I’ve had for some time, while also making a decision that to many may seem illogical. Why would a 27 year old who began his writing career less than a year earlier, choose to begin an 18 month (at least) commitmentContinue reading “Thoughts on my IDF Service thus far, as well as some words regarding Yom Hazikaron”