Mid-Week Update

This post should have come yesterday, but I got stuck at work until around 9:30 last night, so that didn’t happen. Normally I’d have another movie review up by now, but I’ve been pretty focused on other things at the moment. I did see two movies on Netflix over the weekend, Jonathan and I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, which I may review at some point in the future, but other than those I haven’t had a ton of time for movies or TV. 

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Hunter’s Moon: Part 3

Jasper dropped McGrath off at the Regal, a hotel near the center of town, and tossed him a cloth bag before speeding away. As the dust settled around him, McGrath opened the bag, and a pile of octagonal quartz glittered up at him. He snorted and stuffed it into his pocket. Like he could be bought so easily. Or for so little. 

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I’ve talked to a lot of writers about outlining, and in general I’ve found there’s two predominant methodologies: pantsing and plotting (also sometimes referred to as gardening and architecture). I’ve tried both methods, and I think I’m most comfortable somewhere in between.

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I recently finished Amazon Prime’s series Hanna, which is an adaptation of the 2011 film of the same name. I hadn’t seen the movie until recently, and I wasn’t entirely sure why the creators chose this particular film as the basis for an entire series.

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Hunter’s Moon: Part 2

“Do you know much of the history of our world?” The Magistrate poured a glass of filtered water. He slid it across his desk toward McGrath and smiled amicably. Blades of sunlight sliced through the shuttered window behind him, cutting the elegant wood surface into narrow segments of light and shadow. 

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Writing Update

I’ve been writing short stories lately, some of which I plan to serialize here on my blog for free. Part 2 of Hunter’s Moon will be up tomorrow morning, and I’ll continue posting every Saturday until that story is wrapped up. There are around 12 parts, each approximating 1,000 words.

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I generally don’t like to post negative reviews, but given the amount of praise this movie has received, I decided to give this one a go. I like Jordan Peele. Get Out was a wonderful movie that successfully walked a tight rope between humor and horror, with a substantial amount of social commentary thrown into the mix that never felt out of place or distracted from the overall story.