The Plan

This weekend I sat down and did something I never do — I wrote out New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve never been the resolution-y type. I’d occasionally make a list, and it would be a vague list — write more, exercise more. This time, I sat down and asked myself, “What am I trying to accomplish?Continue reading “The Plan”

A Return to Lankhmar

In the 1970s, DC Comics published a five-issue series, Sword of Sorcery, with adaptations of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series by Denny O’Neill, Howard Chaykin, and Walt Simonson. I bought the issues off of eBay about a decade ago, which left as the one F&tGM hole in my collection the Wonder WomanContinue reading “A Return to Lankhmar”

On Recording a Drabble Podfic

I quite enjoy writing drabbles, short stories of exactly 100 words, and a month ago I walked through my creative process in writing a Merlin drabble. This morning, for no particular reason except that I had a computer microphone handy, I decided to do an audio recording of a different Merlin drabble. It’s a storyContinue reading “On Recording a Drabble Podfic”

On the Movie I Want To See

Producer Peter Jackson and director Guillermo del Toro held an on-line chat last week where they talked about their plans for the two Hobbit films. Near the end of the chat, del Toro is asked about some comments he had made a few years ago about not being a fan of sword and sorcery fantasyContinue reading “On the Movie I Want To See”

On a Week-End Round-Up

Let’s review some of the things I’ve written about this week. On Sunday I wrote about the tenures of Doctor Who actors in the role. The more I think about it, the more it occurs to me that the ninth Doctor was never intended to be a long-term role, that Russell T. Davies needed anContinue reading “On a Week-End Round-Up”

On My Favorite Short Story

Once upon a time in Lankhmar, City of the Black Toga, in the world of Nehwon, two years after the Year of the Feathered Death, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser parted their ways. Exactly what caused the tall brawling barbarian and the slim elusive Prince of Thieves to fall out, and the mighty adventuring partnershipContinue reading “On My Favorite Short Story”

On Lankhmar News

I love Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar stories. Set in the world of Nehwon, these stories follow Fafhrd, a barbarian, and the Gray Mouser, a failed wizard, as they adventure from one side of the world to the other, getting into weird scrapes in their quests for coin, cleavage, and alcohol. When asked what is my favoriteContinue reading “On Lankhmar News”