Why you should read at least one volume of a comic book in your life. Because one is written for you, whether you know it or not. So with the recent release of Avengers: Infinity War, I thought it would be a good time for me to bring up a topic I always like to talk … Continue reading There’s a superhero for everyone.
Because there are no bad ideas, only bad executions. This is a series where I take a look back at things that could have worked or could have been made even better. The AMC show currently airing its third season sacrificed thematic depth for nicer scenery. If I come off as a broken record than … Continue reading 20/20 Into the Badlands, out of the States.
In a rare genre combo, here's my take on a sci-fi martial arts story. Rain. So many saw it with disdain. To me, it is the most precious gift. I stretch out my hand and my home is nourished. Every drop filled with life-giving manna. The drizzle is my sigh while the downpour, my tears. … Continue reading Short Story: Blood of the Dragon
Because there are no bad ideas, only bad executions. This is a series where I take a look back at things that could have worked or could have been made even better. For Honor’s true villain is not Apollyon (or Ubisoft) it’s the Players Take down the system! Guns are evil! This guy believes those things. Do you? In a bit of a departure. This round of 20/20 is … Continue reading 20/20: For Honor and the Myth of the Sword
Because there are no bad ideas, only bad executions. This is a series where I take a hindsight look at products that could have fared better with a few tweaks. Remember when Star Wars: The Force Awakens first came out and it blew most everyone away and even the guys who cried "rehash" were at least having … Continue reading 20/20 Star Wars and the narrative of Rebellion
In Chineese Wuxia there are figures we'd call knights known as Youxia. This is the story of one encountering a foe culled from one of the darkest imagination's the West has ever known, H.P. Lovecraft. Wei Yu rode his horse into a small secluded town. He asks … Continue reading Story Treatment: The Knight and the Mountain Black
For those wondering what my version of Matilda would look like. There was a young boy named Nate Hatake. Nate loved to make things out of paper. His mother, very traditional Yamato Nadeshiko that she was, taught him origami and other ancient crafts. While his father, an aeronautics engineer, taught him to make paper airplanes that were almost feats … Continue reading Short Story: Paper Power
In the world of Saggaun, the great nations of the world each appoint a master to represent them on the illustrious Master's Council. Wise, skilled, and the best each nation has to offer, the Council has kept peace and balance since the collapse of the Ancient Tower and the civilization that was built around it. … Continue reading Short Story: Walkabout the Canyons
Rikki Tikki Tavi only if it was written as a YA novel. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book I don’t remember my parents that well. Just their faces and a few words. I was very young when the flood happened. They put me in a basket sealed with mud, and by … Continue reading Short Story: Rikki Tikki Tavi
A children's story I did for school. Old Faithful by Anthony Clay Once upon a time, in Yellowstone Park, there lived a whale. This was no ordinary whale. Most whales swam through the oceans, singing their songs to each other. This whale decided he liked one spot of the ocean, and so he stopped … Continue reading Short story: Old Faithful