Plague Diary 5

I’m not religious and I don’t believe in God, but I did just read an article that uses direct quotes from Revelations to prove Donald Trump is the Anti-Christ. And I’m here for it. Three short years ago… Read More

The Voice of the Unheard

The difference between today and 1967 when the Kern Commission found that cops intentionally sparked conflict in protests to both discredit the protesters and give themselves a chance for a baby’s day out of ultra-violence is that today… Read More

Top 10 Methodology

Mike and I are putting together our lists of the top ten SF movies before Star Wars (so nothing after 1976). My first concern when we came up with this idea was how I would find nine movies… Read More

Plague Diary 4

This being allergy season is complicating things in lockdown. Every sneeze, cough, and headache sparks a moment of wondering, “Is this it? Did I touch the wrong thing? Did that cyclist with no mask infect me?” Besides wondering… Read More

Listicuffs

I had this idea once to take all my favorite fight scenes and edit them together into one sizzle reel I could watch when I wasn’t in the mood for a whole story, but still wanted to enjoy… Read More

Just Plain Fun

One of the things I loved about the late Roger Ebert was that, unlike most critics, he seemed to understand movies are a kind of Swiss Army Knife of media. They serve many purposes. Art, Education, Business and… Read More

Plague Diary 3

When I started this diary, I intended to make a short note every day to keep track of what it was like during America’s first pandemic in a hundred years. I didn’t take into account the drab blur… Read More

I’ve done the math and this is what’s coming:

The Reason? Mace Windy.

Hi, my name is Jake MacMillan and I’m a rewrite-aholic. And apparently I’m also a hack comic who just puts “aholic” on the end of everything as a punchline. Whatever you want to call it, I’m addicted to… Read More

The Beta Bounce

I just go the comments back from a beta reader for my upcoming dark fantasy. As usual, the results were a mixed bag which is exactly what you hope for. All positive remarks are not the goal here,… Read More