New, upcoming releases and events!

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There are some new things coming up very soon! For starters, I wanted to let everyone know that Vanguard #3: Air of Revolution is now available exclusively at Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited! Also this Tuesday, March 31st, will see a special Facebook event, called Meet the Serial Killers! This event will feature several authors of serialized…

Final thoughts on Clean Reader

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NOTE: I know Chuck Wendig used a similar Peter Quill image in his excellent “Fuck You, Clean Reader: Authorial Consent Matters” post (which you should read), but there’s really no more perfect image to use. Recently, an app called Clean Reader appeared on the market, selling books with a filter that removes all the “profanity.” I put “profanity”…

No, we don’t need #ComicsGate

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Today, I saw an interesting article over at Salon, titled “The new Gamergate: Angry white men are trying to shut down diverse comics.” In the article, Matt Binder takes down an article written on Breitbart.com by “journalist”/professional misogynist Milo Yiannopoulos. See, Milo is all pissed because Marvel has reimagined Thor as a woman. This proves that…

Revisiting Tomb Raider 2013

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A while back, there was some huge controversy over the then-upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, a game, which looked like it was going to go with a pretty misogynistic take on the famous video game heroine. I wrote a post about it, titled “The Rape of Lara Croft,” in which I attacked the game’s executive producer, Ron…

The POWER/RANGERS Debacle

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So there’s this new fan film out now called Power/Rangers. It’s around fifteen minutes long and features a grim and gritty reimagining of Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and stars Katee Sackhoff as Kimberly and James Van Der Beek as Rocky. SCG Power Rangers LLC, the company that owns the rights to the property, demanded it be taken down.   Adi Shankar,…

Lucian: Dark God’s Homecoming

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Lucian: Dark God’s Homecoming by Van Allen Plexico My rating: 4 of 5 stars   I’m a huge fan of Van Allen Plexico’s Sentinels series. Normally I don’t go in for the more space opera-type stuff, so I was curious to see how this book would read. It’s a very enjoyable story with some great…