Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nerd is Cool...For Now.

Cringe! Exhibit A of "psuedo nerds"
Many people will tell you this whole current trend of nerd being the "new black" started when the Big Bang Theory became popular. I disagree. I saw the ripples forming  at the turn of the century.

It was July something 2000 when I saw Bryan Singer's X-Men film (I saw it a couple of weeks late because I had to read the novelization first.Typical). I'll never forget how impressed the younger me felt walking out of that theater. It wasn't what I was expecting and by the reviews I could tell it wasn't what anyone else was expecting. It was cool. It took the spandex and superpowers and made them stylish and grounded, sure there was a bit of a corny factor but it wasn't cringe inducing. It was a good movie, geeks were happy - and get this - the normies were talking about it too! The chunky kid that used to steal my cool pencils and milk money was talking about Wolverine!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Projects for 2013/ Looking Ahead

Starting the year off right!

Wait.. don't give me that look, I'm not totally insane. Only one of the titles above is a full length novel, the rest are short stories and novellas. Still, 2013 is set to be a very ambitious year for me.