Arriving Late 7: Enterprise 1×2 – Fight or Flight

Yes, we did this. We made it through this episode despite several catastrophes, loss of hardware two times and, even worse, it was written by Rick Berman. But hang in there (we did) and make sure you watch… Read More

Downloads

This is a private downloads post for Twitter followers who got a password from my DMs for following me. Enter the (24 hour only) password below the title you told me you wanted and download. Please no sharing…. Read More

Master Class: Lesson 6

Today’s lesson was about giving characters their wants and letting those desires drive the story. The assignment has to do with writing down all the needs of the characters in the novel I’m working on. Since that is… Read More

Master Class: Lesson 3

The third assignment for our workbook is to take a fairy tale and turn around the roles of protagonist and antagonist. The idea for a reversed Snow White came to me so quickly and so fully that I… Read More

Arriving Late Ep 2: Farscape

For Episode 2 we took on Farscape, something I found a little daunting because of the muppets involved, but overall we had fun. Still having technical difficulties, though. I’m not sure anyone has figured out how to inexpensively… Read More

Hell Or High Water

TL;DR: This is a great Western, up there with Open Range and Unforgiven. It’s some of the best dialog I’ve experienced since I stopped reading Elmore Leonard. Spoilers for Hell or High Water follow.

Annihilation: The Movie

TL;DR: A beautiful movie that makes its own kind of sense while abandoning most of the key elements of Jeff VanderMeer’s moody classic. See it, but don’t do your book report on it. Spoilers for Annihilation (2018) follow.

Bandersnatch

TL;DR: Just tell me a story already. Netflix released the revolutionary new Black Mirror episode called “Bandersnatch” recently and it’s going to change the way we tell stories forever. This exciting new technology that’s only been around for… Read More

John Carpenter Ranked

John Carpenter is one of the top three people in horror who most influenced the genre for me. The other two would be Stephen King and Peter Straub. Other people out there rang the bell once or twice,… Read More

Arriving Late Podcast: Practice Run 4 – Where No Man