Townsend’s Guide to Alien Design

I enjoy aliens. I like programs with aliens, I like stories with aliens, generally I just think about aliens a lot. Like, too much. I especially like to get into the Science of Aliens, things like Hypothetical Biochemistries, and exotic evolutionary pathways. And you know what? As much as I Continue reading Townsend’s Guide to Alien Design

The Star Wars Prequels: A Realization

The other night, as I struggled to fall asleep as usual, I realized something. There is a distinct and profound flaw in the Star Wars Prequel series, specifically Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. Right now, you may be saying to yourself, “No shit.” And I have no doubt this conclusion has Continue reading The Star Wars Prequels: A Realization

The Most Tragically Underused Character in Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a staple of modern literature, a prime example of Gothic Horror, the precursor to Science Fiction as a genre, and frequent assigned reading. Many know it by the horribly inaccurate movies. These people would be surprised by many aspects of the novel itself. Continue reading The Most Tragically Underused Character in Literature

Rules I Will Follow If I Ever Write High Fantasy

I am a writer. More or less. Probably less at this point. But for argument’s sake, I am a writer, primarily of Speculative Fiction. I have entertained ideas of Cyberpunk, Space Opera, Urban Fantasy, even the odd genre bender. And I have pondered High Fantasy. It can be a beautiful Continue reading Rules I Will Follow If I Ever Write High Fantasy

The Problem With Dwarves

The works of J.R.R. Tolkien have codified the nature of high fantasy ever since their inception. So iconic is the world on Middle Earth that fantasy authors often have to make a point of altering Tolkien’s mold. And in no aspect of the Tolkienian mythos is this fact more prominent, than Continue reading The Problem With Dwarves

I Was Right about Civil War: Ha ha

So, my dumb, pointless fan theory about Captain America: Civil War has been confirmed by the most recent trailer: A couple months ago, I posted a theory on here, that Spidey would, in the course of the film, receive a fancy high-tech super-suit from Iron Man (taking the place of Continue reading I Was Right about Civil War: Ha ha

My Theory About Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is the newest upcoming addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, coming in May, and the internet is abuzz with theories and speculation (damn, now I wish they were including the Wasp in that movie, if for no other reason than that “buzz” line would be a Continue reading My Theory About Captain America: Civil War

King Arthur: Not Awesome Enough

We all know about King Arthur. The mythic first king of England, wielder of Excalibur, the sword in the stone and/or given to him by the mysterious Lady in the Lake, subject of countless literary romances across hundreds of years and several languages, a variety of classic dramatic modern films Continue reading King Arthur: Not Awesome Enough

The Recursive Joke that’s Appeared in Vampire Literature

Vampire literature has existed by that name for roughly two hundred years now. Since then it has expanded into one of the most prevalent, powerful, and parodied genres on the literary and cinematic scene. It’s had a profound influence on media as a whole, and is considered an important enough Continue reading The Recursive Joke that’s Appeared in Vampire Literature