Friday, April 30, 2021

It's... Complicated - Netflix - Fate / Evangelion / Sword Art Online - viewing order


Some anime series can get rather complex... And some of those series made it to NetFlix.

I haven't seen the following (yet) but I thought it best to start with figuring out the proper viewing order. So, as far as I can tell...

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Event (2010)

Series Review.

Looks promising. Regular 'government's hiding stuff we have visitors with their own agenda' show. I've only sampled a little the moment I wrote this so I might be very, very, very wrong... Well, at least my disappointment will then be genuine. That's me. Delivering genuine disappointment since 1965.

Update. Finished it! Read on...

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

To those wo still take Wattpad serious...


... congratulations! Indeed, Wattpad is a serious problem 😁

Yeah, I know, I'm just jealous of those very successful authors with millions of (unpaying) readers. Then again, am I that jealous?


Monday, April 19, 2021

Steven Gould - Jumper (1992), Reflex (2004), Griffin's Story (2007), Jumper (movie, 2008)

Movie Review.

Jumper (the 2008 movie) could have been the start of a great franchise, even if it had little to do with the books.

Young guy discovers he can jump, the goes kind of undercover, until the 'Paladins' (an anti-Jumper organisation dating back to the middle ages) catch up with him. Bad things happen.

But... how about the books? (And their relation to the movie?)

Saturday, April 17, 2021

F1 - Bad Poetry in Motion (Balls of Steel)

Writing / Formula 1.

As I said before, if you suffer from writer's block then write some bad poetry. Coincidentally, the new F1 🏎️ season just started. Tomorrow's race two, and with some (bad) luck Mercedes will be just as boringly reliable as always...

But... it did inspire me to write some bad poetry...

Friday, April 16, 2021

Writing to a prompt part 1 - From prompt to (mini) plot


How would you write a (short) story based on the following plot?

' A clubber who wants to damage a diabolical, holy symbol, but it will introduce a dangerous technology to the world. '

Monday, April 12, 2021

Push (2009)... and a little Calvin & Hobbes

Movie Review.

Push and Jumper... In case I did not mention these two before (where are my old TellTales, humpf)... I think both movies deserve a little more credit than they got, especially Push was pretty much ignored, and Jumper could have been the start of a great franchise.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Inkjet printer - Paper quality, paper jams, and bleed-through

Datatalk / Printing.

How important is the quality of the paper in your laser / inkjet?

Perhaps more important than you think. However, I'm not the expert (I'm no expert on many things 😉) so consider these my 'personal' notes...

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Movie Review.

Is there anything better than the original (?) animated Disney movie? Perhaps not... Still, Tim Burton did a pretty good job back in 2010, in spite of it all. Yeah, 3D was 'the' thing, and that was the one thing I hated about the movie.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Wallpaper - Nighthawks


There is one person missing in this image. The artist. The author.

Writing is hard. It's toiling away in a corner of the night, burning that midnight oil. Imagine that poor writer, driven by a mad vision, eschewing the niceties of the world to bring you the word...

Yeah. It's a lonely profession... no time for hanging out in bars meeting fans 😉

My Author Blog is up and running...


I've created another website / blog account to handle everything related to the novel I'm working on.


It's 2023 by now, and I'm finally getting ready to release. Talk about being slow!

Streamline your novel - remove unnecessary words


Vivien Reis suggests to remove 29-ish words from your novel (if possible, of course 😁).

Blindly stripping them out isn't the way to do it, but you might want to go through your writing, and see where you do not need them.