Wetwork in the Dark Future – Solos in “Cyberpunk Red”

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook, available on Amazon In any gaming group, there needs to be at least one, maybe even two, characters that are there to get their hands dirty. The character that thinks Violence is the question and Yes is the answer. In the dark future laid out in Cyberpunk Red, the Solo fits … Continue reading Wetwork in the Dark Future – Solos in “Cyberpunk Red”

The Heist from Hell – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Skin Game”

Jim Butcher's "Skin Game", available on Amazon By this point in The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden has been through more kinds of hell than most people see in their entire lifetimes. And that’s to be expected for a fictional character who is inhabiting an epic fantasy world like the Dresdenverse. But then you get to … Continue reading The Heist from Hell – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Skin Game”

Walk Through Memory Lane – Review of “Previously On”, episode 8 of “WandaVision”

What would any of us do when faced with a lifetime of trauma and the power to do something about it? For me, that is the central question behind “Previously On”, the eighth episode of WandaVision. By reliving some of the more traumatic elements of Wanda’s life up to the creation of the Hex, we … Continue reading Walk Through Memory Lane – Review of “Previously On”, episode 8 of “WandaVision”

Damn the Man! Save the Empire! – Rockerboys in Cyberpunk Red

If there is any Role within the Cyberpunk Red game system that epitomizes the “punk” ethos that the genre was born out of, it’s the Rockerboy. One-part artist, two-parts kerosene, and three-parts anarchist, Rockerboys (the term is used regardless of gender identity, although Rockergirl or Rocker would definitely fit a player’s preference) are the beating … Continue reading Damn the Man! Save the Empire! – Rockerboys in Cyberpunk Red

Missing the Punch – Review of “The Little Things”

Noir and Neo-Noir are among my favorite genres of fiction. Steeped in cynicism and moral ambiguity, noir stories are almost always based in character studies wrapped in crime fiction. The film The Little Things, starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto, tries to stick the landing but fails to fully utilize the genre to … Continue reading Missing the Punch – Review of “The Little Things”

Witchy Wham Episode – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 7 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”

The more questions that are answered, newer questions are presented. And this episode dropped some serious bombs on us. “Breaking the Fourth Wall”, episode seven of WandaVision, provides some reveals while also setting up the final two episodes and the further revelations those will undoubtedly provide. But it also shows us what happens when grief … Continue reading Witchy Wham Episode – Review of “WandaVision” Episode 7 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”

Reconciling Truth with Fandom – An Essay

So many problems in hindsight. Source We live in a day and age where truth is valued more than any other commodity. The truths we hear about peoples’ lived experiences should make us question our views and where we stand on subjects. For me, this has been happening with some of the shows and media … Continue reading Reconciling Truth with Fandom – An Essay

Resurrection in a Fallen World – Cinema Review of “Robocop”

Poster Art for "Robocop". Source I’m an unabashed geek. If you review any of the essays and reviews on this site, that should be plainly obvious. As the title of this essay suggest, I’m looking at Robocop, one of the gems of 1980s science fiction. A film that epitomizes the phrase “dark satire”, Robocop (and … Continue reading Resurrection in a Fallen World – Cinema Review of “Robocop”

Back from the Dead – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Cold Days”

Book cover for "Cold Days". Source What do you do when you’ve come back from the dead in the cold embrace of the wicked Queen of the Winter Fae? Well, if you’re Harry Dresden, you get tasked with killing an immortal. But not just any immortal. You get tasked with killing Maeve, the Winter Lady, … Continue reading Back from the Dead – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Cold Days”

Work in Progress Update

Hope all of you readers are doing well. Just wanted to post a quick couple of updates regarding upcoming projects that I'm currently working on. First, I'm unveiling the cover art for my second novel, The Crone and The Curse. This will be the second book in my series called The Atalante Chronicles. The Crone … Continue reading Work in Progress Update