Friday, May 7, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
You can turn any 'prompt' into a short story, and it's worth doing so. At least to try to, now and again.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Some anime series can get rather complex... And some of those series made it to NetFlix (NL).
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
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Jumper (the 2008 movie) could have been the start of a great franchise, even if it had little to do with the books.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
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
' A clubber who wants to damage a diabolical, holy symbol, but it will introduce a dangerous technology to the world. '
Monday, April 12, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
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...
Thursday, April 1, 2021
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 😉
Actually, it's not 😁 but that link redirects you to:
There's also the ParentKillers landing page:
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.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
You'd be tempted to think I watch loads of anime... but I don't. These are old reviews I wrote over the years, most for Dapper. I promised to post something every Monday, and I have been a bit busy, work wise, so here's another review of something old.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Some time ago Magix picked it up, and that rarely bodes well...
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
Don't go and look for anything politically correct, or any LGBTQ+ sensitivity. This dates back to the early nineties, and is slapstick anime comedy, aimed at younger teens.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Ten years ago or so Skyland was showing on Dutch television. At the time I downloaded a few episodes, and noticed that the broadcasted version was post-processed to look more 'dirty'. Which made it look a lot better, to be honest.
Story wise both versions are the same and okay.
Monday, February 15, 2021
I'm not into soccer much, but the anime series Galactic Football wasn't too bad. Though it wasn't too good either, to be honest 😅 Most interesting was perhaps the drawing style, CGI 'cell shaded' characters on more detailed backgrounds.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Every writer has their own preference. For example, I prefer to write with empty lines instead of indents. (There are some disadvantages to that method, but I just find it easier that way.)
Still, you might want to go for the 'official' format when submitting.
Monday, February 8, 2021
I’m in love. Not necessarily with Anna Taylor-Joy (who, frankly, is way easier on the eyes than I am 😂 even if deliberate make-up choices make her look a little weird now and again), no, I'm in love with the sixties. I’m a bit surprised that nobody is mentioning Beth Harmon’s… eh… predecessor / inspiration misses Emma Peel 😅
Friday, February 5, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
WallX) to resize and spread the image, so sometimes my wallpaper files may have an odd size. (Click image to enlarge.)
A typical (?) LitRPG, no tables, but it’s all about leveling and power, and boring as hell. It’s book 1 of the Cradle series, and I got the first eight books for free, but I doubt I will enjoy any of them.
Anything even vaguely resembling LitRPG or GameLit is a definite no-go for me.
Monday, January 25, 2021
I’m typically not into the horror genre, but this one a. was a gift from some online service, and b. is more action than horror. Call it a light horror movie, I’d say a B+. The best scene is the one in which the bride watches herself in the mirror, holding an elephant rifle. I think just that single image would make the movie deserve a sequel.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Writing is a lot of hard work, but can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. If you want to write, go ahead!
But if you ended up here you need help. Definitely. And the person to help is the one that looks back at you in the mirror... Read on!
Monday, January 18, 2021
Just started this YA (?) series, about an alternative reality in which a gun-slinging daughter tries to take down the demon that killed her grandpa. I never heard of it before, but a reader told me Kind’s Kiss made him think of that series, so I had to try. (I think it's very different, but that's okay.)
Monday, January 11, 2021
Finally. Redemption. After the promising The Force Awakens came The Last Jedi, which was so bad I completely gave up on the Star Wars universe. I still don’t know why they did not base the latest trilogy on Zahn’s three books (some seriously good reads)… still, TFA was promising. Then came TLJ and I thought I would never enjoy anything Star Wars again. (Except perhaps for the cartoons.)
Monday, January 4, 2021
Friday, January 1, 2021