I’ve just submitted a story to a new superhero market. Nothing new, but a reprint of “The Organization”, which unfortunately disappeared from the internetz when A Thousand Faces disappeared. I’ll be glad if I can get it back online. And it’s a pretty nifty market that I’ll be proud to point people to. More on that when I know it.
Speaking of superheroes, I managed to make it out to The Dark Knight Rises and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It’s not a perfect movie, by any means – I’m sure there are plenty of people pointing out plot holes and what not. But I didn’t care. It’s a lot like The Dark Knight in that regard, full of problems but still highly functional. The first of Nolan’s is probably still the best, but I was impressed by this one. They made Bane work! And there was a twist that somehow managed to catch me completely off guard. It’s interesting to see a set of superhero movies that had no intention of going on indefinitely, as is the standard for the genre. They had a beginning, middle, and end. Shit goes down. People change. The serial format of most superhero stories has advantages, but so does a more finite story format.
I’m working on my Bane impression for parties.
Child 44 is chugging along. I like it. It paints an extremely convincing picture of Stalin’s Russia, and presents a villain who is both horrifying and heartbreaking. The prose serves its purpose, but I’m glad I’m listening to the audio book; I might have grown bored with it on paper. There is a lot of POV-shifting in the midst of scenes, an no-no that bugs me. But I like the setting and story quite a bit.
Is anyone else watching Hell on Wheels? I like it.