You Should Drop Everything and Watch Arcane and Dune

Originally I was going to do separate posts for these, but there are so many fantasy shows and movies to gush about these days—it was exciting in and of itself to be able to double up on recommendations. I’m not here to spoil plot and I’m honestly kind of terrible at writing reviews (my Goodreads pageContinue reading “You Should Drop Everything and Watch Arcane and Dune”

Motherland: Fort Salem Is Great (If You Like Worldbuilding)

This is probably a shortcoming of my own media consumption, but I haven’t tended to like witch stuff, which was why I was reluctant to try this show for so long. Somehow the vibe never quite fits for me. But Motherland: Fort Salem took me by surprise. It didn’t work in every way, and itContinue reading “Motherland: Fort Salem Is Great (If You Like Worldbuilding)”

Spotify Playlists for Legacy of Flame and Blood of Ice

I listen to a lot of music while writing, so naturally, songs become attached to certain situations and characters. Early in the Legacy of Flame publishing process, I started compiling a playlist for my own reference/mood sessions, which I originally shared with my newsletter subscribers just after Legacy of Flame‘s release. Now, I leave itContinue reading “Spotify Playlists for Legacy of Flame and Blood of Ice”

Shadow and Bone Is a Fabulous Fantasy Adaptation

The other two posts about fantasy entertainment on my blog might make it look like I never enjoy anything, but that isn’t true! Recently, the Netflix adaptation of Shadow and Bone blew me away, and not in the hyperbolic sense (no show/movie/book is perfect, even to the creators), but in the sense that I didn’tContinue reading “Shadow and Bone Is a Fabulous Fantasy Adaptation”

The Slow Death of a Page Called “The World”

It’s time for a meta post! So, I care a lot about worldbuilding. Big surprise, considering I’m a fantasy author. I’m also majorly into organization and lists, so creating and maintaining my own “wiki” for worldbuilding sounded awesome when I first created this website. There were five years of details to keep track of, andContinue reading “The Slow Death of a Page Called “The World””

I Watched Episode One of Fate: The Winx Saga So You Don’t Have To

When it comes to fantasy shows and adaptations, it’s really not difficult to get me to buy in. I’ll try anything with even a hint of magic, and I always sincerely hope it will be good. More fantasy is best fantasy. Enter Fate: The Winx Saga, a Netflix show based on source material I hadContinue reading “I Watched Episode One of Fate: The Winx Saga So You Don’t Have To”

The Witcher: Cahir in the Books Versus the Netflix Show

I technically have other complaints to lodge against The Witcher on Netflix, but plenty of them are matters of personal preference as opposed to real critical analysis, and those things don’t feel that important to write about. But there was one thing I couldn’t let go.  My favorite character, Cahir, seems kind of gross inContinue reading “The Witcher: Cahir in the Books Versus the Netflix Show”