Archive for October, 2007

And they say that a hero could save us….

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2007 by Brandon

Heroes is the practical epitomy of everything that I want to do as a writer. It signifies, above all, a return and a growing appreciation for the sci-fi/comic book fantasy in our culture, not the kind of fantasy that adorns our shelves now, like Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, and Eragon, but the kind of fantasy where absolutely anything can happen. Science Fiction suffered a bit of a drawback for awhile, but it’s well on its way back.

My books that I want to write feature heroes with powers that have been seen in comic books and films many times, but what makes them different is their individual stories, and that’s what makes Heroes so special, it’s not like Lost, that relies extensively on plot twists that make you go, “Wow!” Heroes, in my opinion, is better, because the plot twists make sense. How wonderful can a plot twist be if you’ve seen no hint at it previously? That’s why Lost kind of annoys me sometimes. I’ll watch it through through its last three seasons, but I will always look forward to Heroes with more excitement.

Anyways, yeah, Heroes gives me hope. It’s the ultimate in modern mythology, a geek’s science fiction dream, where heroes live in the every day world that is populated by real people, not comic book caricatures. That’s what I want to do with Chosen Ones, and, hopefully, some day I will. Thanks, Heroes.

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Get ready to Smash & Brawl

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2007 by Brandon

It’s about freakin time. If Sonic isn’t in Brawl, fans are going to be ultra-pissed. It would be one of the worst fumbles Nintendo could possibly make with Brawl. And hopefully Knuckles will be in it too.

And, check this out. Mario and Sonic, THE two biggest rivals in video game history, are going to be in a game together. (If it turns out that Sonic is in Brawl, then the Olympic Games won’t technically be the first, but oh well.) Do you realize how legendary this is? When Sonic hit the Genesis back in the early 90s, he was the antithesis to everything Mario, the cool and hip to Mario’s cutesy and bubbly. Nobody has ever been able to deny Sonic’s innate coolness factor, but now, they’re in a freakin game together. If anyone ever told you 15 years ago that Sonic was going to be in a video game with Mario, they would have laughed their heads off. But Sega died with its massive Dreamcast screwup, and now they just make games.

I’m keepin ‘ my fingers crossed for Sonic in Brawl. Oh, and heres’ the official Brawl cover art. It’s on Amazon. And it looks like Ash in on the cover. Huh, now there’s a surprise. And looks like they took lessons from the TMNT movie poster as well.