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Monthly Archives: May 2016

10 Questions with Mike McCarty

1.  Why did you choose the legendary characters of Romulus and Remus to use as a vehicle to create a werewolf origin story in Gemini Rising?   Romulus and Remus always seemed cool to me. The whole idea of twin babies found nursed back to health by a wolf was very cool and weird and Read More…

Game of Thrones: The Door

Overall, I thought this was one of the weaker episodes, salvaged somewhat by a really strong (and sad) ending.  There was far too much time spent on the Arya storyline, which seems to be going nowhere, and on the Iron Islands—one of the least interesting storylines with the worst character on the show (Theon Greyjoy) Read More…

Gemini Rising by Mike McCarty

  Gemini Rising is a terrific piece of fiction and one of the best werewolf novels I’ve ever read.  I love how the author used the mythic story of Romulus and Remus and the creation of Rome in order to tell an origin werewolf story.  Like most of the other aspects of this novel, the Read More…

Game of Thrones: Book of the Stranger

The episode ended with a fiery ending with Daenerys emerging from the fires just as she did in season 1.  That for me was the low point of an otherwise enjoyable episode.  And now to the dissection.   Cersei and Jaime Lannister   It is now Queen Margaery’s turn for her walk of shame.  Margaery Read More…

10 Questions with AJ Brown

1.  Where did you come up with the concept of your website Type AJ Negative? Type AJ Negative is more like a blog. It acts pretty much like a website though. My wife and I were walking along a stretch of the River Walk here in Columbia. I wanted to create some sort of web Read More…

Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker

  Jon Snow is back, and it’s clear that he’s not the same person that he had been.  The Wildlings think he’s some sort of god, but at this point he is still shaken and confused.  Let’s get on to the breakdown.   Bran Stark   So far, I’m enjoying the Bran flashbacks.  It’s a Read More…

Game of Thrones: Home

Everything in this episode was merely setting the table for the shocking conclusion (not so shocking if you read my blog since I predicted exactly what was going to happen).  Yes, Jon Snow makes his miraculous return with Malisandre’s help.  Woo-hoo.  Jon Snow is back, which will set up some of the major story lines Read More…