Black Sun is a novel by Rebecca Roanhorse. It’s a fantasy story set in a world with Native American and Mesoamerican (Maya, Inca) influences. It was also nominated for a Hugo.
I read books, play video games, and watch TV. I have opinions about most of what I consume that way. And I like to write those opinions down.
However, I find reviews saying ‘I love it’ or ‘I hate it’ pretty useless, so I do things differently. Instead, I try to look at why something does or does not work for me. Are the characters internally consistent? Does the plot make sense? What writing smells does the story have.
That way, you know not just if I liked it, but it should help you determine if you will like it. I hope.
God of War is a Playstation 4 game about the Greek half-god Kratos. So you’d think God of War was a game based on Greek mythology, and this is in fact the case… for the first seven games in the franchise. God of War 2018, the eight game, is not a remake, but a new beginning for the game, set in Norse mythology.
Loki has been a fan favorite since the first Thor movie. And honestly, he was better in it than Natalie Portman or Chris Hemsworth. Still, it took ten years before Loki got his own show. And it’s… well, different.
Deadpool is the superhero movie that isn’t supposed to be. It’s obnoxious, breaks the fourth wall at every turn, and is super-violent. Executives all want the next Avengers, don’t they? But, in 2016 Deadpool saw the light of day. And I finally got around to watching it.
The original Dune novel was released in 1965. David Lynch made a movie from it in the eighties, and John Harrison a three-part mini series in 2000. Now Denis Villeneuve created a new movie adaption. And I caught it in the theater.