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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. 👊

Blindspot season finale (spoilers)

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Blindspot season finale (spoilers)



Today, I watched the last two episodes of season one of Blindspot. I'm still very upset. They've killed Mayfair. They better bring her back as a ghost to haunt the team in her dreams. I will not be satisfied. Although watching Oscar get his butt kicked AND burned had its degree of satisfaction.







Farewell, Mayfair. We barely knew thee, often mistrusted you, but loved you anyway.

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

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The Mark of Zorro (1940)



Today, I revisited an old childhood hero, Zorro. Yes, I was quite the Zorro fan when I was a kid. And that was long before Sir Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas donned the mask.







I'm not gonna lie, I was worried about watching one of the old Zorro movies once more. I hadn't seen any of them since the early 90s, when I was a wee lad. I was afraid I was going to soil the memory of the films by watching them once more.







But I had the itch. I missed Zorro and his black stallion.







I can report that I have not soiled the memory of this film. It had truly held up well for the most part. It was fun to watch on many levels, and it left me excited for my old hero once more. He did not let me down.

The Man who Saved the World

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The Man who Saved the World



Benjamin Little and I watched this hidden gem tonight. The film which is also casually known as The Turkish Star Wars is one of the more bizarre movies I've ever seen. And I've seen some pretty bizarre movies.







The film steals many scenes from Star Wars (Tie Fighters, X-Wings, Death Destroyers, Death Star, and even the Millennium Falcon make cameos). It also steals Star Wars themes and lays them over their own scenes, as well as a repeated usage of the Indiana Jones theme for most action scenes they filmed.







It is quite possibly one of the worst edited together movies I've ever seen. And that's saying something, it really is. Between the shots of Star Wars battles which make zero sense to the plot in the movie to zero continuity in their own shots to dead characters reappearing alive and well for no reason--you get lost, you really get lost.







Needless to say. It's bad. It's really, really bad.







Therefore, I recommend it highly. I had so many…

Deep Thought #9

Deep Thought #9



If life was just about winning at everything you did, it would make the loses that much harder. Don't make life just about winning.

1,766 words tonight on my murder mystery involving a paranoid German-American scientist, Loverboy, a gypsy, + my...

1,766 words tonight on my murder mystery involving a paranoid German-American scientist, Loverboy, a gypsy, + my favorite detective. #amwriting