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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

A Methodical Opening Note – Review of “Andor” Episodes 1, 2, & 3

Prequels are not always the best type of storytelling available, unless it is set far enough back that it doesn’t involve characters we already know. Because we know the ultimate fate of the character Cassian Andor (thanks to the excellent Rogue One film), we as the audience know that he’s ultimately going to survive the … Continue reading A Methodical Opening Note – Review of “Andor” Episodes 1, 2, & 3

More Questions than Answers – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 5

Honestly, at this stage of the game, the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power should be providing more answers than they are posing questions. If there’s a tone of annoyance in this review, that’s intentional. While I am an unabashed Tolkien nerd and I’ve enjoyed quite a bit of what the series has … Continue reading More Questions than Answers – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 5

Wedding Filler – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Six “Just Jen”

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Up to this point, I’ve enjoyed the comedic adventures of Jennifer Walters in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Unfortunately, the latest episode of the first season, titled “Just Jen”, didn’t really hit home for me. Jennifer even acknowledges it during the opening of the episode when she breaks … Continue reading Wedding Filler – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Six “Just Jen”

Going Over the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 9 & 10

The final two episodes of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners brings the story of David Martinez to a close in spectacularly gory fashion. From the start, this was never going to be a story with a happy ending and Studio Trigger did not shy away from showing just how bad things could get. In the end, we … Continue reading Going Over the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 9 & 10

Straddling the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 7 & 8

The life of a Cyberpunk is to live on the edge between crashing into a burning wreck or massive success. In the seventh and eighth episodes of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, we get to see David Martinez after a jump forward in time. Now a hardened edgerunner in his own right, David is straddling the edge … Continue reading Straddling the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 7 & 8

The Wheels Come Off – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 5 & 6

Nothing lasts forever, especially in a Cyberpunk dystopia like the one found in Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. After spending the first four episodes establishing the world and setting up the crew of cyberpunks, the 5th and 6th episodes of the series begin the rapid decline of the group. The violent nature of edgerunner life cannot be … Continue reading The Wheels Come Off – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 5 & 6

Learning to Live on the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 3 & 4

When the world continuously takes away your options and shatters your dreams, what choice do you have but to rebel and make your own path? That is the core question at the center of episodes 3 and 4 of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The callous disregard of Night City, the setting for both the Cyberpunk TTRPG and … Continue reading Learning to Live on the Edge – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 3 & 4

The Board Continues To Be Set – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 4 “The Great Wave”

The 4th episode of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, titled “The Great Wave”, is not what I would consider a great episode of television. It’s a good episode, in so much as it moves some of the plots forward, but at the halfway point of the season, I was … Continue reading The Board Continues To Be Set – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 4 “The Great Wave”

More Than a Name – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Five “Mean, Green, and Straight Poured Into These Jeans”

There’s a term in storytelling called a “humiliation conga”, where a character has to endure repeated humiliating events. The crux of the 5th episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, titled “Mean, Green, Straight Poured Into These Jeans”, puts that front and center as Jennifer Walters has to battle Titania in court for the right to … Continue reading More Than a Name – Review of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Episode Five “Mean, Green, and Straight Poured Into These Jeans”

Welcome to Night City – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 1 & 2

Source: IMDB The essence of Cyberpunk as a genre is fighting against the hopelessness of an utterly crapsack world. The first two episodes of Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners drives this home in spectacular fashion, with the focus on protagonist David Martinez, a young man living in the thoroughly corrupt and decadent Night City (the default setting … Continue reading Welcome to Night City – Review of “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” Episodes 1 & 2