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New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

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I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. 👊

The X-Files new season ended


The X-Files new season ended





And that was a thing. Gotta admit, as a die hard X-Files fan who hated how the series ended, I was disappointed in this new season.









On the one hand, it had a couple of solid episodes, on the other it just felt so off. Off, like in how the series ended and the newer movie they made (I Want to Believe).









A lot of what brought me to the X-Files and what made me love it as a kid was the film noir quality. That film noir quality is so lost on most of the episodes, and the feel they go for in general.









I also hate the way it feels like the characters are so easily swayed to believe the most preposterous stuff. Now, I'll admit that happened in the old days through the course of an episode, but we're talking about characters who spent ten years together unveiling layers of conspiracies. It didn't happen over night. And then, in the new series, it's like overnight Mulder is convinced that ten years of work and investigation is out the window because someone said something to him that contradicts it.









REALLY?! REALLY?!









Yeah.









So I'm ranting.









I plan on rewatching the short season and trying to wrap my head around it better. Especially now that I know what to expect. Perhaps on a second viewing, I'll think differently.









What did you all think? How did you all feel? Sound off in the comments.


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