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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Game of Thrones: High Sparrow

There was a lot going on in “High Sparrow”, moreso than in the previous two episodes.  Although some might consider this episode to be too busy, there wasn’t a dull moment to be had.  Things are heating up in season 5, so let’s break down what it means to our favorite characters.   Sansa Stark Read More…

Game of Thrones: House of Black and White

“House of Black and White” was mostly about the ramifications of the three big characters who died in the previous season: Tywin Lannister, Prince Oberyn, and Lord Commander Mormont.  This episode lacked much of the explosiveness associated with Game of Thrones, but it was useful for setting up future story lines and had a good Read More…

10 Questions with Jeff Strand

1.  If you could have a voodoo doll of any living person, who would you choose and why? I would have a voodoo doll of a voodoo priestess, so I could be all like, “Make me MORE voodoo dolls! And more! And more!” Then I could rule the world, which I would do in a Read More…

A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand

A Bad Day for Voodoo is an absolute masterpiece.  Having already read Jeff Strand in the past, I was already a fan, but this surpassed anything I have ever read from him.  The story mostly takes place in one day, a very bad day for Tyler, a teen living in Florida.  It starts off with Read More…

Game of Thrones: The Wars to Come

After what was the chaos of last season’s finale, it would make sense that Game of Thrones takes a step back and allows the story line to breath.  That’s what this episode accomplished, even though it had a fiery ending (pun fully intended).   Cersei   For the first time ever, Game of Thrones used Read More…

10 Questions with S.G. Browne

1.  In Less Than Hero, your heroes get their superpowers by being pharmaceutical guinea pigs.  How do you feel about the use of pharmaceutical drugs in our society? While I do realize that pharmaceutical drugs provide a benefit to many people (I have several friends who couldn’t otherwise function without them), I also believe that Read More…

Less Than Hero by S.G. Browne

In Less Than Hero, S.G. Browne presents an entirely different take on the superhero genre than anything I have ever read before.  Typically, superheroes have cool powers like the ability to fly, or super strength, or speed.  In this novel, Lloyd and his band of heroes do things like put people to sleep, make them Read More…

Monster Mash Final Cthulhu vs. Cerberus

Cerberus Cerberus, the three headed hound that guards the Greek world of the dead has a nasty demeanor somewhere between a pit bull terrier and a Rottweiler.  In the twelfth labor of Hercules, he had to capture Cerberus.  In order to prepare for his battle with Cerberus, Athena and Hermes guided him to the River Read More…