Why LOTR is standing the test of time

I’ve been thinking about Lord of the Rings a lot again recently. The twentieth anniversary of the Fellowship of the Rings movie adaptation having passed a few months ago, we’re coming up on the 85th birthday this year of the Hobbit, and the 68th birthday of the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring. IContinue reading “Why LOTR is standing the test of time”

Why writing (and reading) is important

Have you ever wondered why we push reading and writing as skills to teach our kids? Now I know most of you are writers so this is preaching to the choir but because I rant about things on occasion and use this as a venue to get stuff off my chest you’re going to getContinue reading “Why writing (and reading) is important”

The Darkness Dwells Within

Content Warning: This short story is pretty heavy and might be triggering as it contains assault and self harm. It started out so innocuous so small that he didn’t even notice a change. It was a recess in second grade and a bigger kid from a few grades older pushed him down and took aContinue reading “The Darkness Dwells Within”

In which we talk about how Peter Jackson wronged the Dwarves

I really promise this entire site, blog, whatever isn’t just going to be me bashing LOTR movies and the poor creative decisions they made. Also I understand that many many people love the LOTR movies. However I think criticism is valid even for something you like. Especially for things you like. I could also goContinue reading “In which we talk about how Peter Jackson wronged the Dwarves”

The Case for Optimistic Sci-Fi Heroes

Writer’s Note: I originally wrote this a few years ago and some of it is out of date though I’ve tried to update a few part of it but if it feels like I wrote this without taking into consideration some of the new movies and shows that have come out, well yes it didContinue reading “The Case for Optimistic Sci-Fi Heroes”