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I GOT ATTACKED BY A GRABOID!!!

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At my latest book signing, I had a close encounter with a Graboid from Tremors! I didn’t make much noise, but the creature found me out! Still, it was an unforgettable experience and made my book signing all the more worthwhile.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 12)

I have started the twelfth chapter of my fantasy book and things are getting interesting. In addition to exploring characters I based on my Celtic heritage this is where the main character will come face to face with one of the greatest beasts in my fantasy world. It is going to be a chapter that is both cultural and epic at the same time.

FILM REVIEW: LOGAN

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I saw the last Wolverine film Logan and it was a sad film, but was also a satisfactory end to Hugh Jackman’s seventeen year career as the iconic superhero. In this film, Wolverine and Professor X were broken and decrepit shadows of their former selves. After living for over two hundred years, Wolverine was finally becoming mortal and dying of natural causes. Professor X became a senile old man whose psychic powers became dangerously unstable. Overall, these were great comparisons to who these superheroes were and who they were now. Most exciting of all was the first live action appearance of Wolverine’s female clone, X-23 AKA Laura Kinney. For a little girl, X-23 was completely feral and deadly like her template/father, but she was also innocent and naive at the same time. I have a strong feeling that the few mutants who survived the film are the last of their kind, which means the future of the mutant race rests with them. The filmmakers confirmed that this is not the last we will see of X-23. Since mutants are now on the verge of extinction, I think this would be the perfect time to introduce the mutant messiah known as Hope Summers, one of my favorite mutants. Only time will tell and I have all my fingers and toes crossed. In general, I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see Hugh Jackman be Wolverine one last time and give him a proper sendoff.

APATHY

There have been many cases in fiction in which superhumans are empowered by a certain emotion whether if it is rage, love, fear, or whatever. However, for some time I have wondered what kind of superhuman would be empowered by the absence of emotion. From time to time, I occasionally notice a temporary sense of apathy in my mind and during these occasions I realize that I am able to perform tasks with more efficiency. This is due to how my autism processes my emotions because sometimes I am able to feel everything and other times I feel nothing at all. Eventually, this gave me an idea for a character in one of my future books. With no emotions to cloud their judgment, I can imagine a superhuman thinking and fighting with greater precision. I cannot wait to experiment with this idea in the future.

WRITING UPDATE: FANTASY BOOK (CHAPTER 11)

I have started the eleventh chapter of my fantasy book and the story is beginning to develop more moving parts. Among these moving parts are the introduction of more point of view characters. This will help the reader to see the fantasy world unfolding from different angles. The point of view character I am presenting in this chapter is one who is preparing for war. Through this character’s eyes, you will be able to see the levy system for creating an army. There will be many more chapters like this in which armies are created. I am one step closer to the first major battle of the story and the beginning of a conquest.

T. REX OR DRAGON?

As I continue to write my fantasy book, I have reached a certain dilemma. Since I plan to include some of my knowledge of dinosaurs in this book, I thought of including Tyrannosaurus Rex in the story because it is my favorite dinosaur. On the other hand, since this is a fantasy book I thought of including dragons since they are my favorite mythical beast. However, I do not know if I can include both of them even though I am fanatically fond of both creatures. Therefore, I am thinking of including a creature that has features from both beasts; something that is neither T. Rex or dragon but something in between. This way, I can include both of them without having to discard one of them. When I think about it, this sounds like a potent mix and I look forward to writing about what this monster is capable of.