Do you know how hard it is to write original content 3 days a week? Oh, you do? Who do you think you are, Randall Munroe? Oh. Well that doesn’t count. Don’t ask me why; it just doesn’t.
So I already started to cheat a little with turning Fridays into Speculative Poetry days, but I thought I could get away with it since I’ll start with posting an original poem first (either a spoof of an older, respected poem, or one of mine that I couldn’t sell elsewhere–haha, just kidding–one of mine that I wrote exclusively for this blog and is wonderful and meets all of my
aesthetic, perfectionist, length requirements). And then I thought since I was starting to struggle I could move on from the extraterrestrials–at which point I started noticing that everyone around me had completely and totally copied our after an alien invasion idea. What, you think that because our blog started this spring, and those projects would have had to start in development years ago disproves my theory? You sir, are neither a gentleman nor a scholar. I undoff my hat to you.
But being charitable and cautious, I thought to approach my infringing enemies with the occasional review. Reviews are hard work–particularly since I don’t know anything about critical theory of film or serious literature. But I am at least moderately capable of slapping a title, a recap, and some impressions–and maybe one day I can even learn to be funny and smart while doing it.
So from now on, the writers at After Ever After will seek to include more review posts–only not during regularly scheduled content updates (Monday, Wednesdays, Friday mornings) since the moment I think of a way to make life easier, I have to go and make it hard again. If there is something in particular you would like to see us watch or read, please post a link here. No promises that we’ll get to it, unless you would like to bribe us with money and/or cash and/or precious metals and/or ponies. I like ponies.
Reviewed thus Far:
Falling Skies: Pilot
Strange Horizons, Ideomancer, Asimov’s, 6/17
Stone Telling: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
To be Reviewed:
Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh (I have read this book–it is quite good. I simply haven’t had the time yet to sit down and clean up my thoughts. We will be including an interview with the author)
You should totally check out Exponential Apocalypse, by Eirik Gumeny: http://amzn.com/0578030969
It’s dark, funny, AND about living after the end of the world! If anyone might enjoy, I imagine you guys would.
Thanks, will do!