Worldbuilding is one of a writer’s most important tasks. Whatever you write, whether it’s regular fiction or science fiction, whether it’s for books, movies, comics, television, or even video games, you need to build a strong foundation for it. You need to build a world for it.
…About the Monte Awards (Comic Book and Video Game Movies)
Comic books and video games are difficult to adapt into movies. Even with all the recent success, some still go unnoticed.
…About the Human Element
The most important part of any story, even more so than the plot itself, is the characters. We need to be able to empathize with them if we’re going to continue reading about and watching them. But do the characters need to be humans for us to care what happens to them?
…About Being A Grown-Up Kid
I turn 38 in a couple of weeks. If you think that’s going to stop me from loving the same kinds of things I loved as a kid, then you’ve got another think coming. An adult is merely a kid who has reached a certain age, and a kid is merely an adult who hasn’t reached that age. No adult should feel bad about enjoying things that are “meant for kids”.
(In this podcast, I referenced a Twitter thread from author Catherynne Valente. You can find it here: https://twitter.com/catvalente/status/1089293175360028674 )
…Live from DragonCon
This week’s podcast was live from DragonCon 2018 in Atlanta, GA, right before the annual parade. Look for parade pics on my Instagram.
…About Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is a phenomenal character who was created to be the equal of other superheroes, and time has proven that she is.
…About Suicide Squad and Storytelling
“Suicide Squad” is generally considered to be the weakest film in the DCEU continuity, mostly because of its unorthodox style of storytelling. But could that “weakness” actually be a strength?
…About Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor
A lot of people say Jesse Eisenberg’s performance as Lex Luthor is one of the worst comic book movie performances ever. A lot of *other* people disagree, saying it’s a layered, nuanced portrayal of one of comic book’s greatest villains.