NaNoWriMo & Other News!

Hello all! Just checking in today with some updates!

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I am a so thrilled to participate in this year’s NaNoWriMo! For those of you who are not aware of what it is, this is an event for writers, coming from different genres and writing experience from all over the world to cheer each other on as they journey into the battle of finishing a new book or a work in progress. The goal is to hit 50k words within the 30 days of November. I’m actually off to a pretty good start, hitting the 2k threshold since I’ve been picking at this new book I started writing. It was birthed from an idea of white noise … which I felt was a pretty fitting plot in development, considering it was just Halloween. Check out for more details!

The title is: “PARADIGM” and the lovely cover will be revealed very soon. It was made by my dear, sweet, designer pal Amy Queau, a designer and writer I look up to and admire so much!

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Power/Rangers – (A Film by Joseph Kahn)

If you happened to scroll your [social media] feed this morning, you may have come across a short film named “Power/Rangers” that made a dark and dramatic face lift to one of our favorite childhood shows.

The film stars James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and Katee Sackhoff (24, Battlestar Galactica) re-imagining the Power Rangers in a way that was visually stunning and all-around impressive. Elements in the storytelling mixed components from some of films most notable greats. It was as if they took the intensity, tragedy and fragmented scenarios from Tarentino, the dark and gritty characters from Nolan and sci-fi fanaticism of Abrams.  Add in a splash of the choreography from John Woo flicks (minus the doves) and the hardcore, nightmarish, action-packed version of our Rangers is born.

Their tale is told in just under 15 minutes.

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John Wick – Review

Why yes, there is honor among assassins.

John Wick is a suspense thriller that was brilliantly told in just under two hours of film.  That being said, it’s safe to mention that Matrix-star Keanu Reeves is back and in John Wick, he’s back with a vengeance.

Any of you curious to know the mystery beyond the surprise-hit of John Wick, please read on. Mind the spoilers ahead, that’s your only alert.

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The Case of Nerdville Vs. Hollywood

Alright I know everyone out there in Comicland is very upset about the new Batman choice. In fact, I’ve heard that people are petitioning for WB to re-cast the billionaire/vigilante. I must ask, WHY? Why get so upset at something that you can’t entirely control? Don’t start with the: “the people have a voice and the people will be heard” nonsense, because I know it’s true I mean look at the XBox One. Yes, they’re listening to the people and changing their policies to please people but they’re not removing the entire machine and switching it out for a completely different one.

Now if you’re still reading, you’ll be surprised to see that I am not against this. I’m not for it either.  Affleck will do with Bruce what he will, and even though I am upset as a Marvel fan who got burned after watching DareDevil (x_x), I have actually seen him grow as an actor/director (like in the award-winning film ARGO) and I am looking forward to seeing how he handles the role.

Stephen Amell (Arrow) himself said it best — as seen on his Facebook:

Now I’m not sure about the whole Twilight reboot, Stephen, but I wholeheartedly agree. I have grown up a huge Marvel fan and taken a dose of DC here and there. I missed the Smallville bandwagon when it was running but have enjoyed what I’d seen so far. Now, Arrow, I have seen Season One. At first I was not sure how I felt about it…After two episodes, I was hooked. This gentleman, Stephen Amell was not known to me until this role. I was skeptical because it was CW, even though they surprised me with The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and if we wanna go old school, WB originally housed one of my favorite shows, Charmed.  But back to my point, Arrow has been done well. I loved Brosnan as Bond, and lost him to Craig and watching those films I fell in love with his version of Bond all the same.

The bottom line is, kill the chatter. Give up on the franchise, do what you will but the show will go on. As much as we want to be heard and as much as we would like to do our own fantasy castings for a few of our favorite things, we can’t change what Hollywood has in store.

Now I have a lot more to say on the issue but that’s my two cents for now. Keep your eyes peeled for more.

-IC Krys