Category Archives: Sundry

Tolkien 101: Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Ring Trilogy (extended editions)

I’ve seen Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy many, many times.  But this was a different experience.  My first time watching them after rereading the books, perhaps since their release.  My first time watching them after watching Jackson’s execrable … Continue reading

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Announcing Hillbilly Highways: Country Noir, Hillbilly Studies, and Texas Country Blog

I have been hinting here for months about a secret project.  That secret project—Hillbilly Highways—quietly went live on June 4.  Hillbilly Highways is a new blog devoted to “Country Noir, Hillbilly Studies, and Texas Country.” Hillbilly Highways focuses on the … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: The Animated Tolkien Movies

Whew boy, did I need a palate cleanser after watching Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.  And I did love the Rankin/Bass adaptation of The Hobbit as a kid, after all.  So it turns out that, of the three animated adaptations, that … Continue reading

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Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon–Available for Pre-Order Now!

Originally posted on Cirsova:
Pre-Orders for Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars III: Time Warmageddon are live now! Faster-than-light scouts are arriving at distant suns to discover that they have been “replaced” by white dwarfs and their planets have gone missing… Terraformers…

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May 2018 Month-in-Review

May was another crazy month, for the blog, and at home.  no-angel continues to surprise us with new tricks on a weekly basis, although her enjoyment of Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings seems a rather cruel one.  It was … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Movie Trilogy

It is no accomplishment to walk into a movie expecting to dislike and to dislike it.  I never expected to like Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.  I gave up any hope of that as soon I heard that he was turning … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald’s debut Blackwing was one of my favorite reads last year.  I’m not the only one who thinks so—Blackwing is on the shortlist for the Gemmell Awards Morningstar Award.  I’m not a big fan of Grimdark, but Blackwing was … Continue reading

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