Hey everyone, it’s been far too long since I posted on this blog. As many of you know, I’ve been running some sci-fi/fantasy/horror author events on this website, and several of them took place on Saturdays (my blog post writing day). As a guy in my early 30s, I’ve also been going out of town for multiple weddings, which has likewise cannibalized my blog post writing time.
At long last, I’m back and with some good news. Ted Saves the World will be available on Amazon on Monday, July 21st. Having never written a full-length novel before, I didn’t realize how long the editing process would take. It’s been eye opening to say the last, and it makes me even more impressed at the folks who get out 5-10 novels per year.
Now that the book is on its way, I’m going to change up the focus of the blog a bit. Previously, I shared stories from my life with you, which are all still available on the site. Going forward, I’d like to focus more on my genre, which won’t be all that limiting given my combination of sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. I’m going to write about some of the nerdy things I like that have influenced me in my writing. I’m also going to share more excerpts and videos with you. Every so often, I’ll talk about my author journey and something off topic, but for the most part, I want this blog to be something my core readers love to check out multiple times per month.
With that being said, let’s talk a little bit about my latest obsession: Guardians of the Galaxy.
As I write this post, we’re only two weeks out from a movie I’ve been excited about for over a year. I’ve never read the comic the upcoming movie is based on, but it already meets several of my qualifications for nerdy entertainment. It has a director with nerd street creed in James Gunn. It has a lead star from one of my favorite shows in Andy Dwyer himself, Chris Pratt. It’s in space, it has aliens, and it has that combination of action and humor I so dearly love.
I drank the Marvel Cinematic Universe Kool-Aid a long time ago, but this movie seems to stand on its own as something I would see on opening weekend. At this point, I don’t even think bad reviews would keep me from seeing Vin Diesel’s Groot and Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon from kicking some major butt on August 1st.
But this is all just one man’s opinion. Will you be checking out Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters? Does this concept seem too idiotic or just dumb enough to work? Is Vin Diesel as a tree that can only say one sentence picture perfect casting? Let me know in the comments below.
Top Image: Flickr Creative Commons Guardians of the Galaxy by BagoGames
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