Monday, 28 March 2011

Free Writing

There's been a number of writing jobs appear on the 'net recently. I haven't actively searched any of them out, just stumbled across them on my way through interspace. I'm not going to name them, but they've all seemed interesting and the type of thing I wouldn't mind writing.

Then I had a thought...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Pulling off the impossible

When the trailer for Iron Man hit the internet I was in awe. Surely no film could possible be as good as that trailer was. I was wrong. The film was every bit as good as that trailer.

Then came the Incredible Hulk. I can't really remember the trailer for that one. It must have been a little on the average side, which is pretty much what the film itself was.

Hmm, bit of a trend developing here.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Thank you for your submission

So I've sent it. Heroes: The Legacy of Captain Chair (title lengthened to avoid confusion with TV show) is now in the hands of Angry Robot Books. Will it see print? Probably not. It's almost impossible to get a book published, but you never know. This may be a turning point in the life of me.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Legions of Fire

In the days of VHS, I used to only own - I suspect like a lot of people - only the best episodes of a TV show on video (apart from DS9 which I had all of, but other than that...).  When I watched something, I'd watch the 2 episodes that were on the video and that would be it. Bite-size chunk done with.

In these days of DVD, of course, in the space of an old video box you can fit an entire season of a show. Actually, with the way they cram in discs, you can probably fit two or three seasons. It's almost impossible to buy just your favourite episodes.

What this has led to is instead of watching a couple of episodes at a time, I now watch a season at a time. Usually a series at a time.

Recently the series was Babylon 5. From The Gathering to Sleeping in Light (I did In the Beginning too, but the rest of the TV movies were skipped). My thoughts on the series is for another post, but I will say that I found it incredibly annoying that a whole bunch of plot lines were never resolved, despite the series achieving its full desired length.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Job ap

A few months ago (well, quite a few now I guess. It was sometime last summer) SFX were advertising for a new...person. I can't remember what the position was exactly, but it doesn't really matter as I didn't get it. This was no real surprise as I have zero proper experience in journalism, but I figured I knew a lot about comics, sci-fi and related geekdom so it was worth a shot.

Part of the application was to write a comic review. Since the review I wrote is dead-on 400 words, I suspect this was the word limit.

Anyway, for those interested here's the review I wrote.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Time is Now

It's 1st March which means that Angry Robot's open submissions month has begun. I've been awaiting this day since before Christmas, spent a big chunk of Jan & Feb polishing and...