May 14th, 2012
Sales, Stories, and Movies

In honor of Mother’s Day (plus or minus a few days), I’ve decided to put MOONLIGHT KIN: A WOLF’S TALE on sale. The price will not hold for long. I’m keeping it just long enough so that the European and UK markets can take advantage of it, too. There were some problems with a few TYPOS in the original manuscript. I went through the book again and hopefully found them all. The new version has been uploaded. This will be the last time I edit something this long on my own, especially right before a conference. :-/

Still working on PHANTOM WARRIORS: LINX. I hope to have it finished by the end of the month. The characters are fun and I’m enjoying the banter.

Speaking of banter, one of the things I loved so much about the AVENGERS was the dialogue. The characters banter in such a realistic manner given their circumstances. Joss Whedon’s writing makes me pea green with envy and prods me to strive to become a better writer. He avoids cliches in a way that I find truly remarkable. I’d love to get my hands on the original script to see what was left on the cutting room floor. We went to see Avengers again over the weekend and I’ve talked dh into going again with me this week. Yes, I loved the movie that much. I will buy it the second the extended Blu-ray copy is available for purchase. Obviously a lot of people agree with me, since the movie has made over a BILLION dollars thus far. YAY Joss Whedon!!! It’s about friggin’ time.

We also went to see DARK SHADOWS. Depp is such an odd little man, but exceedingly talented. He does a great job as Barnabas. The whole cast was terrific…they just didn’t have anything to play/work with. I was really looking forward to this film, but I’m afraid it suffered from ‘previewitis’. What is ‘previewitis’ you might ask? It’s when the best parts of a film are in the previews and the rest is generally not worth seeing. I normally like Tim Burton movies. They are quirky, along with the characters. They also tend to be either fun or full of heart. This film tried to be both, but somehow failed on all fronts. You could see what they were going for. It was pretty clear. But in the end, the film didn’t know whose movie it wanted to be. (i.e. Depp’s vampire or the little boy character in the film) My dh, who HATED the film, said it felt like the script had been rewritten by a lot of different people and they’d left a little of everyone’s version in the movie. Ouch! I didn’t think it was that bad (remember I like bad ‘B’ movies), but it wasn’t as fun as a lot of my fav ‘B’ movies. I’d probably watch it again if it came on TV, but I won’t go see it again at the theater.

2 comments to “Sales, Stories, and Movies”

  1. I was wondering about ‘Dark Shadows’. The previews did make it look like a winner. Thanks for the review. I’ll see it on TV the first time. 🙂

  2. Bernard, Yep, unfortunately it really is one of those movies that the best parts are int he previews.