Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Newsroom

I’m gonna talk a little about this seasons The Newsroom so far( with some spoilers. ) I love The Newsroom. It harkens us back to a simpler time with independent sources and verified facts. A time when people actually gave a shit about the difference between news and entertainment. It reminds me of when I got out of college with my journalism degree ready to tear Detroit a new one–and then our newspapers went on a strike that lasted more than three…

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Less cool than I thought…

So…I did not get to go on HuffPo Live. When they invited me, and I said yes–I thought that meant they were having me on. It didn’t.It meant that the producer I talked to was interested in having me on, which is the first of several steps to actually going on. Turns out, someone associated with the show became available and I was bumped–you know, because I’m not that more qualified to talk about feminism, Skyler, BB, and women in…

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SyFy quality.

As I was watching Ghost Shark last night, it occurred to me that these shitty CGI movies could be less shitty with better writing. I mean, make a stupid, over-the-top monster movie with boobs everywhere and a cast that looks straight out of the United Colors of Benneton (do kids still know what that is?). But do it with a compelling script, a zillion pop-culture jokes, maybe a single character that audiences actually like–just for fun. I could do that.One…

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Simultaneous Submissions?

I am not sure I care for the idea of simultaneous submissions. I can see why they’re a convenience to the writer, but now that I’m a big-city editor (Ha!) I’m finding the whole concept to be a pain in the ass. Not sure yet if this means I should ban them entirely (not that people would listen) or stay with the current policy which is Simultaneous Subs are strongly discouraged. Literary types, do you think the submission numbers would…

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Back

I’ve had a terrible pain in my back for over a week now. The kind where it doesn’t hurt to stand up straight, but any sort of bending is excruciating. So cooking, cleaning, getting dressed–all very hurty. Yeah…I just felt like complaining about it.If it’s not gone by Friday, I’m going to the doctor.

Can’t See This As Work…

I haven’t posted in almost a week. Goodness! You all must be beside yourselves with worry and curiosity. Truth be told, I haven’t been on the internets as much as usual. That whole being called a misogynist by strangers thing soured me on my beloved interwebs for a couple of days. Plus, our internets have been out a few times. I’ve also been working on the mag, which is alternately awesome as fuck and frustrating as hell. I’m always a…

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The weekend of our discontent…

Well…my Why I hate Skyler White article has driven people to the point of madness. I totally got flamed, and I’m pretty sure a few of them were not sock puppets of the main detractor. One person took my thoughts totally personally, and would not let up about what a terrible misogynist I am, how I don’t understand emotional abuse, and apparently think *every* battered woman has the ability to just pick up and leave (and not just Skyler, who…

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Yes, I’m also talking about Breaking Bad.

But I’m only talking about Breaking Bad long enough to share with you my article on Why Skyler White is the worst wife in the history of anything. Enjoy! EDIT: OMG, I’m totally getting flamed as a misogynist, being called names, and am told I fail to understand the point of the show. Amazing!

FYI

Hey all, I am told that server issues at FictionMagazines.com are being worked on.The august issue should be up at the site within a day or so, as well as at Barnes & Noble. I’m really glad that subscribers and new readers alike are so excited to get their hands on the issue. I’m stoked for you to see it too. Now for the love of all that is holy, stop sending me mean Emails! Your Fearless Editor, –Wednes

Where have I been? Funny you should ask…

Or is it? I’m incredibly busy for someone who barely leaves the house. Still doing all my usual SEO work. I have about a dozen SEO clients right now. I also write an article or two a month for Kinkly. Those articles tend to go bonkers online. I guess people on the internet like sex. Who knew? Still reviewing Dexter (meh, so far) and Under the Goddamn Goddamn Dome or whatever it’s called. I might as well make the title…

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