Whew took a whole month off of Random Thoughts and boy do I have plenty stored up. So let's do this…
"Crimson Summer" has been completed. Yes, I have finished with my edit on it and no, I have no idea when it will be released. Now enters the process of seeing whether it will be accepted for publishing or if I'll have to finance that endeavor myself. If it does get picked up (which I'm hoping for, but understand the content is a little dark and may not allow that option) then that will be all in the publisher's hands. If I end up having to do it myself then it'll be out this Spring. Either way, I hope you pick up a copy and more importantly, enjoy the story.
31 Days of Halloween was a moderate success. It's funny, I had one fan who would consistently
comment on the videos within an hour or two of them being posted with nearly
EVERY video. It pretty much consistently made my day and was a good confidence
boost and helped me push on. 33 videos in a month wasn't easy but I think I really go the hang of it in the end. I was surprised by the amount of support I got in
some places, and lack of support in others. It ultimately led me to a tough
I no longer work for WIGS. That's a pretty big change since I was doing pop culture related stuff
quite often and it took up a good amount of time. But ultimately I didn't feel
like it was really going anywhere. Getting a driven, hardworking writing staff
together is a difficult task and one that ultimately proved too much. Still, I
have a lot of great content housed over there, and hope they continue on with
their pop culture crusade. (Just, uh, you know, actually start putting out content again.)
Damn does it suck
that Rousey lost. I don't like MMA and she brought me to it enough to watch
that entire PPV. After a really crappy card (loved that Co-Main Event though) I
had high expectations for Rousey and she just got pummeled. I don't know enough
about the sport to give any technical opinion. I don't know what happened, I
just know she didn't look good. Hopefully she rebuilds and comes back for that
I really dug Shia's
art project. For those unaware. LeBeouf decided to hold a viewing of all his
films in reverse chronological order, with a camera transfixed and watching him
the whole time. It sounds crazy at first but think about the vulnerability of
it. I find it commendable that he'd put himself out there like that, and as
weird as some may view it, I think it's an interesting insight into the psyche
of an actor going on a journey through their films--something that is an
emotional rollercoaster in and of itself. Add to that, that Shia started in
film at such a young age and it's not just him looking back on his career, it's
him looking back on his life. All live streamed on the Internet for microscopic
criticism. Pretty commendable if you ask me. But yeah, art is weird so we
better just go back to making fun of Shia.
Pixar's Inside Out
may be the best of the year. Every single part of that movie is just perfect.
Amy Poehler was meant to voice animated characters with her bubbly voice and
infectious persona. I loved the plot of the film for so many reasons because it
can speak to different age groups on so many levels. I think it is going to end
up being the quintessential movie for a lot of young kids from this generation.
how little I've purchased in the last year. I've been exclusively writing for
pennies and so I barely have enough to survive, let alone buy fun stuff. I used
to collect DVD's then comics but collecting anything is just too expensive for
my pockets. It's tough though because while I don't care so much about not
getting stuff myself (we do live in the day and age of the internet), it's a
little more difficult when it comes to showing appreciation for others with a
gift. Other people don't really understand it. Thankfully I have a brother that likes the same stuff as me, so I just
take his stuff a lot (Helloooo XBOX One/Netflix/WWE Network accounts). I am a pre-teen.
Fallout 4 is just
incredible. As someone who has never gotten into the Fallout series, I wasn’t
expecting much but wow. Just wow. I've dropped many hours into this game
already. It's the first game in a long time that I've found myself just being
completely lost in. Video Games had become more of a chore in some regards and this game has taken that all away and made me feel like a kid again.
I really hate
Superman but American Alien is great. It shouldn't be surprising given that
it's written by Max Landis, but it really is the best. The idea of presenting
seven unique Clark Kent stories throughout different periods of his life is
interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if that final issue is a little too
"out there" for me given how Landis works, but I still look forward
to going through the run.
What I'm Watching:
So if you keep up with what I do at Wolf In A Gorilla Suit, I'm sure you're aware what I'm about to talk about but I still wanted to let people know about it, for those that just stumble across my site. I decided to do a video series for the website called "31 Days of Halloween" and it featured 33 videos (31 movies, 1 intro, 1 summary). It's full of a bunch of horror movies, and hopefully opens up your eyes to some you haven't seen. I've embedded all the videos below, so have a look and let me know what you think.
Synopsis: Summers at Camp Watanka are never easy. The buildings are dilapidated and the heat can be scorching, but for the teenage cam...