Guilty Pleasures: ElfQuest

Guilty pleasures. We all have ’em. This is one of mine. What’s yours?

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Defined as “something, such as a movie, television program, or piece of music that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard,” I can think of nothing as revered and reviled in equal measure as comic books. Like the rest of my reading history, I enoyed an odd assortment of titles. Most were independent titles not forced to conform to the restrictive comics code. Graphic novels like Maus, a story about Jews in WWII, and the original Watchmen. Monster comics like Michael Morbius, the Living Vampire, and the excellent I…Vampire series found in the House of Mystery. But my absolute favorite was an independent series by husband and wife team, Wendy and Richard Pini: ElfQuest. Continue reading “Guilty Pleasures: ElfQuest”

Petri Update (aka holding myself accountable)

Hey folks, a month has passed since my last update on the rewrite/revision of Subject 5691: Petri, so I thought I’d give a brief accounting of my progress. While I’m disappointed in the numbers, I’m happy to report there has been progress. That hasn’t always been the case, so yay? I’ve started working on chapter 10, another filled with completely new material, which will finally get our pair out of the Between and onward toward Kandaria. Continue reading “Petri Update (aka holding myself accountable)”

Rec a Series – The Elemental Mysteries

Monthly series recommendations from my favorite reads.

Rec a Series will be a monthly post, each highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. They aren’t reviews, per se, as I’ll only cover those series I’m nutty about or would recommend without reservation. I’ll try to include links to ALL THE THINGS to current series, but if I forget it’s a good bet that Amazon carries the books since I (now) exclusively read e-books. Older series may not cooperate—they could be out of print, not have digital formats available, etc. I guess we’ll see when we get there. Continue reading “Rec a Series – The Elemental Mysteries”

Monday Mumbles: That First Book

What’s the first book you remember reading? Not the ones you know you read, or ones you know your parents read to you (if they did), but the first book you actually remember reading. Do you remember, still, a section, a snippet of dialogue or narrative, just the cover? Did that book influence your future preferences? It’s Monday, let’s mumble on about that first book. Continue reading “Monday Mumbles: That First Book”

Settling In and a Teaser Snippet

Hello all and welcome to the new site! I hope you’ve had a chance to poke around a bit. Some of the lead-in text to the stories/articles may still refer to things that happened as late as two years ago since I simply did a quick copy/paste from the old site, so if you’re confused, yeah, it’s all my fault. I’ll try to go through and edit those, but I’m making no promises. I can be flaky at the best of times. Continue reading “Settling In and a Teaser Snippet”

Hello and Welcome!

Hello to any and everyone who stumbles across this little blog. After three years of paid hosting, I’ve decided to economize a bit and revert back to a free site for now. If you’ve followed me from the old site, I thank you for your loyalty in the face of my sporadic posting. If you’re new to me and the site, I welcome you and promise it won’t be a regular thing. Continue reading “Hello and Welcome!”