Closure for Star Wars?

From a Hollywood Reporter article on Star Wars 7: Arndt is said to have focused on the offspring of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), with the original trilogy’s heroes taking on supporting roles. Abrams, however, wanted Episode VII to focus on the classic trio of characters, so audiences could have one … [Read more…]

Community Rises

Just a quick note to say: I can’t believe that something I considered dead is now alive again. Community is back to what it used to be. Will there be a sixth season?  Will there be a movie? At least we have Season Five.

Link of the Day: Writing Fight Scenes

Fantasy often gets a bad rap for relying on violence and action because such narrative elements are frequently seen as cartoonish and therefore childish.  When I try to respond to such accusations, I think back to the way Joss Whedon explained his approach to The Avengers: Ultimately these people don’t belong together and the whole movie … [Read more…]

Fandom Friday: Sherlock’s Return & The Lost Lie

Sometimes, it’s necessary to forget the writing tips and the writing process entirely and just geek out.  That’s what Fandom Friday is for.  Today is definitely feeling like a Sherlock day, and I’ve got some thoughts about the Season 3 opener. Spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet! The explanation of Sherlock’s survival is preposterous, stupid, and … [Read more…]