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Book Cover, designed by Broken Candle Book Designs My book series, The Atalante Chronicles, has been nearly ten years in the making at this point. The first novel, Blood And Stone, was released in 2020. The second novel, The Crone and The Curse, was released in August of 2021. The Atalante Chronicles is an Urban … Continue reading The Atalante Chronicles

Hope Finds a Way – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Four “A Hope in Hell”

What happens when the Lord of Dreams enters the pits of avarice we call Hell? A showdown between two immortal beings, each powerful in their own right, is the correct answer. Meanwhile, John Burgess seeks the Ruby, an artifact of Morpheus that he stole from his recently-departed mother. The fourth episode of Netflix’s The Sandman, … Continue reading Hope Finds a Way – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Four “A Hope in Hell”

The Sands Run Out – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Three “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

Within the first six minutes of the third episode of Netflix’s The Sandman, I absolutely fell in love with Jenna Coleman all over again. The episode, titled “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, was heartbreaking in more than one way but also set in motion events that will unfold in future episodes. Morpheus recovers the … Continue reading The Sands Run Out – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Three “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

The Quest Begins – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Two “Imperfect Hosts”

When your world has crumbled around you, the decisions you make can be both necessary and heartbreaking. That is the place Dream finds himself in during the events of the second episode of Netflix’s The Sandman, titled “Imperfect Hosts”. The Dreaming has been torn asunder by the absence of its master and Dream must consult … Continue reading The Quest Begins – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Two “Imperfect Hosts”

An Endless Nightmare – Review of “The Sandman” Episode One “Sleep of the Just”

To say that I’ve been waiting impatiently for Netflix’s The Sandman to drop would be an understatement. Back in the early 1990s, when I was still obsessively reading comic books, I came across Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, which was my first exposure to the often dark, often whimsical, but never dull storytelling abilities of Gaiman. … Continue reading An Endless Nightmare – Review of “The Sandman” Episode One “Sleep of the Just”

Bounty Hunter vs. Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Nine “Bounty Lost”

The follow-up to last week’s episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch did not disappoint. On top of revealing the true nature of Omega, we get the treat of seeing Cad Bane cross paths with Fennec Shand. And it was glorious. There’s a lot to unpack for “Bounty Lost”. Obviously, spoilers ahead, so don’t read … Continue reading Bounty Hunter vs. Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Nine “Bounty Lost”

Reunions Are Brutal – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 8 “Reunion”

I’ve been waiting for this episode since the end of the first episode and it didn’t disappoint. When Dave Filoni decides to do epic, he doesn’t hold back. The latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, titled “Reunion”, brought the troopers of Clone Force 99 into direct conflict with their old squad mate Crosshair. … Continue reading Reunions Are Brutal – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 8 “Reunion”

Good Soldiers, Bad Batch – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 7 “Battle Scars”

The latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch has dropped and it is a doozy of an episode. The return of a fan favorite character of Star Wars: The Clone Wars prompts the Batch to question their motives and deal with the lingering remnants of their time as Clones in the Grand Army of … Continue reading Good Soldiers, Bad Batch – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode 7 “Battle Scars”

A Total Waste – Review of “Resident Evil (2022)”

Source: IMDB When I heard that Netflix was producing a live-action series for the Resident Evil franchise, my hope was that it would turn out better than the last property to come out of that franchise, the animated miniseries Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Sadly, Resident Evil (2022) is an unmitigated disaster with a single bright … Continue reading A Total Waste – Review of “Resident Evil (2022)”

Echoes of War – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Six “Decommissioned”

Another week, another episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch is released. This week’s episode, “Decommissioned”, puts the troopers of Clone Force 99 in familiar territory: dealing with droids left over from the Clone Wars. It also brings them into conflict with two familiar faces from the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. … Continue reading Echoes of War – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Six “Decommissioned”

Daggers in the Darkness – Clan Banu Haqim from “Vampire: The Masquerade”

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Core Rulebook This is the first in a series of essays covering the 13 vampire clans found within White Wolf’s Vampire: The Masquerade TTRPG. Within the World of Darkness that the Vampires of Vampire: The Masquerade inhabit, there are many creatures that can be considered the “boogeyman”. Among these creatures … Continue reading Daggers in the Darkness – Clan Banu Haqim from “Vampire: The Masquerade”