Monthly Archives - June 2021

Book Discussion: Six of Crows

Book discussions were a staple of the old Dark Herald blog it’s long past time I did one here. Holland is a very unusual setting for a fantasy setting.   The reason is both simple and complicated.  The simple explanation is that you try to base a fantasy template on the mythology of a real country and Holland doesn’t have any myths. It’s not that they are just too dour and business-minded to consider something as frivolous as a mythology.  It’s that there is...

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Never Apologize

Why was In the Heights #canceled? Oh, there is the official reason but that has nothing to do with why it got put on blast by all the major media outlets within twenty-four hours.  It wasn’t the real reason the film had its box office burned to the ground and its creator was forced to make a groveling apology. The Dark Herald will fill you on that a little later. First the background.  In the Heights, was a 2008 Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda....

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This Week’s Arktoons Roundup Is Now Live

This week's addition focuses on "The Legend" Chuck Dixon. Go Monster Go "The way we name towns has always been a little odd in America. On the East Coast most everything seems to be named for something or someone from the old country, New York, New Jersey, Charleston (King Charles Town when founded),  King George got a whole state named after him. When you get to the Midwest it’s either Native American or French names with some stuff from classical literature thrown in: Chicago, Detroit, Cicero,...

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A Song of Grod Webtoon

I am strongly considering putting A Song of Grod in a webtoon format. For my new readers who are unfamiliar with Banner Sergeant Grod, the link to the first chapter of his story is HERE. Let me know in the comments if you are interested in supporting this work, in the comments on this blog. DO NOT COMMENT AT THE OTHER SITE. I am trying to get an accurate gauge of general interest Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five

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What is Disney Screwing up Now?

Well, I hardly know where to begin. So, I’ll start with the parks. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a big tradition at Disney World.  It is a ticketed event, meaning you have to pay extra to attend.  Trick or Treating is going on all over the park. A standup comedian is doing her set dressed as a ghost at the Haunted Mansion.  There is a party exclusive show inside Space Mountain. Other special events are all over the park that night, unique...

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Six Flags Over Orlando

That is pretty much what Disney World is going to be. Budget Cut Bob Cheapek is in the process of destroying the parks in the name of being chintzy. Lets take a quick look at the strategic picture so we can better understand how badly Chapek is getting it wrong. First and foremost; the resorts are Disney World’s real money volcano, not the parks.  Sure, there is some money to be made off of a day-tripper that lives in Jackson, FL. But it...

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She-Man and Mistresses of the Universe

There is a great little horror film from a few years ago called The Witch.  It’s about a puritan family in Massachusetts that is torn apart and destroyed by Satanic Witchcraft. The family had become convinced that their Billy-goat, Black Phillip is the devil. At the end of the movie only Thomasin, the thirteen-year-old daughter is left alive after having been forced to kill her mother in self-defense.  In despair, she goes to the barn and urges Black Phillip to speak...

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RE:Animation – Batman the Animated Series

“One thing and one alone keeps Gotham from drowning in a sea of corruption and despair. It is a grim being cloaked as much in mystery as he is in shadows. Like a bat he dives out of the night to feed on Gotham’s evil. To some, he is merely a legend. To others, he is a dedicated, driven avenger. And to criminals, he is their worst nightmare. He is … BATMAN.” – Introduction to Batman the Animated Series,...

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Queen Dani’s Stupid Comic Book

Starbucks. The coffee of queens Emilia Clarke of Terminator Genisys/Solo fame has proven that she still can’t pick a project. And before any of you mentions Game of Thrones, that was obviously luck.  Wanted: English actress for HBO series.  Must have little girl anime eyes and be five foot nothing.  Acting is optional, nudity is not. All of her side projects have been failures.  She is slated for a Marvel series; Secret Invasion, on Disney+.  But given Marvel’s record on Epic Mickey’s Streaming Service, I see no reason...

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