We started Saturday night dancing. Seriously, I’m pretty certain there’s footage of it somewhere. Filing into the main hall at the convention centre for the Hugo awards, full kilt, Marguerite looking like a constellation and Janelle Monae’s ‘Tightrope’ starts playing. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnefUaKCbc] And lo, the boogie was upon us. It set the tone for the […]
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Or, I was a Teenage Meatshield I won’t go into detail about why there were two protests outside WorldCon on Saturday. It’s both pathetic and entirely what the people who instigated the situation want. Suffice to say, Saturday afternoon, the San Jose convention centre became the no man’s land between two equally apathetic protests, neither
The first season of The Punisher was infinitely better than I’d dared to hope for. Instead of the chest pounding gun toting hoo-ra fest it could so easily have become it ended up being a 13 Episode descent into both one man’s very particular Hell and the horrors of being a soldier without a war. In the
So, I saw the Justice League movie. Confirmation bias is most definitely a thing but when a big movie is playing in a 40 person screen, that is not full, a week after release? That’s not a good thing. It’s easy to see why too. The thing is an egregious mess of terrible CGI with a
(Spoilers abound so if you haven’t seen Discovery yet, don’t scroll past the remarkably photogenic crew down there. Also, as ever, hello to Jason Isaacs.) Star Trek: Discovery has wrapped its first season. It’s never been less than good, usually been excellent and has never, once failed to be the most interesting version of Star Trek we could
Back in November, I joked about why I shouldn’t have a newsletter because all it would be is me talking about narratives and occasionally ranting a bit. 50 or so ‘I WOULD READ THAT’ responses later, I realized I might have something… Coming up on three months later, The Full Lid is heading for 100
See, this is what happens when I open my mouth. A couple of weeks ago I made a gag on Twitter about how if I had a newsletter it’d be called AND ANOTHER FUCKING THING?! and just be rants about narrative architecture. Fifty ‘I’d subscribe to that!’ replies later… So, I have a newsletter now.