Project Super Nex – Chapter Nine – Vicissitude of Fortune

“What the bugfuck are you doing here?” That’s the first thing flying out of Penelope’s mouth precisely three seconds after she, Gene, and two of Augen’s faithful pobs showed up out of nowhere. The afternoon sunlight slicing through the library windows and the dusty air casts sharp shadows across Penelope’s glowering face, over the switchguns … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Nine – Vicissitude of Fortune

My 2 Cents on The Kingdom of Back

When you hear the name Mozart, you will most likely think of Wolfgang Amadeus, the child prodigy who made unimaginably vast contributions to classical music—but there wasn’t just one musically proficient Mozart. With her young adult novel fusion between historical fiction and fantasy, The Kingdom of Back, Marie Lu (Legend, Warcross) pulls us into a decade-long … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Kingdom of Back

My 2 Cents on All Our Wrong Todays

I’ve always been partial to time-travel tales—Back to the Future, Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, NBC’s Timeless, et cetera. And I can add another one to the list: All Our Wrong Todays, the 2017 debut novel by screenwriter Elan Mastai (The F Word). It takes place in an alternate timeline where … Continue reading My 2 Cents on All Our Wrong Todays

Project Super Nex – Chapter Seven – Shred of Everything

Lab C16 on the Citadelle’s thirty-first floor is nice enough, with its tables and computers arranged in loose circles, with its microscopes, vials, centrifuges, ultra-cold freezers, and tons of other supplies. It’s one of several laboratories in the building handling research for Warbearer projects. I’m running computer sims, organizing equipment, recording everything in excruciating detail … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Seven – Shred of Everything

Project Super Nex – Chapter Six – First Acquaintance

Mom’s dropping me off now at Gollinger Park on her way to work (she’s an executive for MacCloud Electronics up in the city). She kisses me on the forehead, ruffles my hair, wishes me luck on my tennis match with Dr. Fulbright. I climb out of her car, watch her drive off, and then I … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Six – First Acquaintance

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 7, Chapter 13 – “The Enemy of Trust”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “The Enemy of Trust”) Welcome back, readers, for discussion of the season finale of Rooster Teeth’s fantasy anime-style web series, RWBY. Released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on February 1, “The Enemy of Trust,” Chapter 13 of Volume 7, is a finale that starts off strong, loses … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 7, Chapter 13 – “The Enemy of Trust”

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 7, Chapter 12 – “With Friends Like These”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “With Friends Like These”) Welcome back, readers, for more discussion of Rooster Teeth’s fantasy anime-style web series, RWBY. Released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on January 25, “With Friends Like These,” Chapter 12 of Volume 7, would be a wonderful penultimate entry in this volume if not … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 7, Chapter 12 – “With Friends Like These”