–This is an unrolled, minimally-edited version of my occasional Twitter Threads. You can find others by searching the #TalkingTolkien hashtag over there, or by following me @thetowerofstars.– I’d like to talk about The Lord of the Rings – specifically something that rubbed me wrong about the transition between book & film. A topic I’ve not […]
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Most likely, you either already know who Joseph Michael Straczynski (JMS) is, or you’re scratching your head. But even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen some of his work. He was a writer on the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, as well as writer and co-creator of […]
Bernard Cornwell taught me how to write battles. There. We’re done. Next blog. Okay, we can’t really leave it at that, can we? Bernard Cornwell is the creator of Richard Sharpe. Yes, that Sharpe. Sean Bean’s only significant role that doesn’t see him dead before the end credits roll. Chosen Men! and more Yorkshire-inflected utterance […]
Right, I don’t blog much. Don’t blog at all, really, for the last couple of years. But I’m going to make a bit more of an effort. We’ll see how it shakes out.
Today, I’m going to talk a little about Legacy of Ash.
Terrance Dicks is one of those men who will never, ever, be celebrated enough. A hugely prolific writer, he’ll mostly be remembered for his many contributions to classic Doctor Who, both on screen and off (though he did a great deal more).
Over on social media, I promised my thoughts on the Hidden London Aldwych tour…
This past week has seen Vermintide 2 rush out of the gloom of Beta and into the eerie Morrslieb-light of full PC release. Five heroes stand between the Reikland and utter destruction at the hands of rapacious skaven and unstoppable Chaos-worshippers. Thirteen levels of brutal, fast-paced first-person melee combat. Fifteen careers to follow. Over fifty […]
Been a while, hasn’t it? After the flurry of Solstice Surprise releases last year, I wouldn’t blame this blog’s three habitual visitors for thinking there was nothing new in the works. (Well, assuming they’d missed the release of Evil is a Matter of Perspective and Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago: Tales of the Lost Isles, each of […]
The fires have settled a little concerning this week’s Doctor Who announcement, and my thoughts have coalesced. Do I agree with the decision? No, no I don’t. Does it make me angry? Well, sort of, but the reasons are complicated. To explain why, I’ll need to talk about the evolving nature of the show, and […]