September 6th, 2013

Thor Likes It

Do I Start The Popcorn Now, Or Wait Until Release Week?

Bill Condon is getting ready to shoot his next movie.

A Slight Trick Of The Mind.

It features Sherlock Holmes as retired and without Watson, haunted by a fifty-year old case.

Holmes is going to be played by Sir Ian McKellen.

I will mark the grave of anyone who tries to keep me from seeing this.
Peter G

Ann Crispin, Rest In Peace

We are here to honor the passing of a hero among us.

Ann Crispin was made of awesome.

Her first published work was the Star Trek novel Yesterday's Son.  She wound up writing six books total.  She also wrote the Han Solo Trilogy that was set prior to A New Hope.  She wrote Pirates Of The Caribbean -- The Price Of Freedom.  She created her own series, Starbridge, that ran for seven books.

But that's not what impressed me the most about her.  Crispin was a member of the Science Fiction Writers Of America, and within its ranks, she founded and chaired Writer Beware, which tracked industry scams, fraud, and other shady dealings.  This entire committee was all volunteer, which means people with a passion to do right, and her doing it for no other reason than it was the right thing to do.

Rest well, Crispin.  And thank you for looking out for others.  We need more in the world like you.

I've Got A Secret I Don't Need To Tell

It's only a few, but it's definitely more than I expected.

Quite a few people have guessed what exactly I'm up to based on the picture I posted yesterday.  Some of them are asking why I'm not doing something with ponies.  And a couple are wondering why it's not something with mermaids.  Maybe later for both, we'll have to see how this turns out.  And to those I mentioned Spleef to, not doable.  Until then, a nearly completed board.

Second Picture