I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year. For those of you not familiar, NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month--an annual collective write-in, competition-slash-love-fest that comes along each November. The goal, for those who participate, is to write a novel in one month. More precisely, 50,000 words in 30 days. This is not my first … Continue reading Going NaNo!
Yesterday I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of what I understand will be a series of standalone spinoffs from the Main Saga. And the first thing I have to say is this: After I saw The Force Awakens, I suspected this, though I knew it could just be a fluke. But … Continue reading Rogue One–Thoughts on the Film and the Era of Post-Lucas Star Wars
2016--you're fired. This year has already robbed us of too many icons--Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Mohammed Ali. It was also a year that robbed us of a dignified presidency and in which I had my own close brush with mortality. Enough already. But Carrie Fisher? Really? Princess Leia? This one hurts. Now, I'm hardly thin-skinned about celebrity deaths. … Continue reading One Nerd-Boy’s Appreciation of Carrie Fisher