Trying to Reclaim Old Fantasies (and more that caught my fancy at San Diego Comic-Con 2022)

The first in-person San Diego Comic-Con since 2019 recently wrapped up, while I watched jealously from the sidelines at the other side of the country. *tiny violins* There was so much huge content being hyped—from Marvel, Star Trek, etc., etc.—but the big one for me was the fantasy prequel duo! Both Lord of the Rings … More Trying to Reclaim Old Fantasies (and more that caught my fancy at San Diego Comic-Con 2022)

Revisiting the Star Wars Prequels Through the Obi-Wan Kenobi Miniseries During Dark Days in the U.S.

I wasn’t planning on watching the Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. In all honesty, I wasn’t even aware of it until right before it premiered. Disney+ has been churning out a lot of content, but I’ve kept my distance. It doesn’t feel like “my” Star Wars anymore, to be one of those annoying fans. I’m not judging … More Revisiting the Star Wars Prequels Through the Obi-Wan Kenobi Miniseries During Dark Days in the U.S.

“My Brilliant Friend” Season 3, and other Television of Spring and Summer 2022

I’ve been behind on my TV-watching all year. I devoured the STATION ELEVEN adaptation in March because I’d been watching The Expanse series finale in December and January. And now I’ve finished my Memorial Day Weekend binge of My Brilliant Friend season 3 because I’d been watching Station Eleven two months ago. Maybe My Brilliant … More “My Brilliant Friend” Season 3, and other Television of Spring and Summer 2022

Jewish Fantasy: A Genre on the Upswing?

And I’m not just saying that because I’m writing a secondary-world novel with some Jewish themes/inspirations (if anything, I’m feeling the ticking clock of a trend’s lifespan now! :/) I remember, when I attended the Jewish Writers Seminar for Adult Readers last December, writer and agent Rena Rossner talked in her panel about a proliferation … More Jewish Fantasy: A Genre on the Upswing?

“The Expanse” Curtain Call (for now???) and Other Shows I’m Sorta Watching

My father has started a rapidfire binge of what is now the entirety of The Expanse TV show. He watched seasons 4-6 shortly after they aired, but finally felt the urge to know the whole story. Maybe it’s the joys of recent retirement. Or the need for a little variety since my mother’s fallen headlong … More “The Expanse” Curtain Call (for now???) and Other Shows I’m Sorta Watching

“The Expanse” Series Finale, and the Endgame for the Villain I Can’t Seem to Stop Talking About (plus his victims)

WARNING FOR SPOILERS THROUGH THE END OF THE EXPANSE TELEVISION SHOW/BOOK SIX OF THE SERIES! Sometime as I was planning out my blog posts for the next couple of months, I figured I’d only be writing one piece about the series finale of The Expanse. :0 Oh, you sweet summer child. This was a weird … More “The Expanse” Series Finale, and the Endgame for the Villain I Can’t Seem to Stop Talking About (plus his victims)

End of 2021 TV Watching: “Succession,” “The Wheel of Time,” and the One Show I Actually Care About :P

Honestly, the more I think about the accolades afforded to Succession, the more I want to stop watching it. Call it the contrarian in me. 😛 There’s the whole thing about how nothing ever changes on this show. And yes, I watched the season three finale, and…sure, maybe it’ll change some dynamics in a particular … More End of 2021 TV Watching: “Succession,” “The Wheel of Time,” and the One Show I Actually Care About 😛

Why Marco Inaros is more On Point than Hari Seldon or Paul Atreides (plus a Frank Herbert addendum)

4th and final blog post of #NaNoBlogMo 2021! Not sure what sort of response I’m inviting with that headline! 😛 Suffice to say, I’m excited for The Expanse, season six? I just read the sixth book, so I kinda/sorta feel like I know what’s gonna happen! My assumption is that Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, … More Why Marco Inaros is more On Point than Hari Seldon or Paul Atreides (plus a Frank Herbert addendum)