On the verge of finishing Silent Requiem, I’ve chosen to buckle down until I finish it and get started on my pizzolatto-inspired scifi romance. This spur of focus came around the time when spring hit. Coincidence?

Starting on my sci fi romance would mean that I’ve started on my 6th book, something I never would have imagined a few years ago.

‘Til next time.

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Daredevil-season-1I know I’m late to the party, but after the release of Iron Fist I decided to binge on the Defenders starting with Daredevil season 1. As someone who has kind of lost interest with Marvel films, I tried to go in without much expectation. Lots of people have been saying good things about the netflix shows, so I said why not.

I was pleasantly surprised. I’m not that big on tv series in the first place usually because of budgetary constraints and stretching out stories to last longer, but Daredevil was badass. I don’t think they could have picked a better Matt Murdock than Charlie Cox.

Not only does he nail Matt Murdock, but he also nails Daredevil. I feel that most actors tend to either capture the hero or the person, never both. (I’m looking at you, Christian Bale)

But Charlie is amazing. He is so good that I forget that he’s not actually blind, something that probably took a lot of practice. And talk about practice, he is a damn good choreographer as well. One of my concerns with a show like this was cheesy/bad choreography and quick cuts, but I was overjoyed when Daredevil was full of one take action scenes with no cuts.

Here’s where I think the show suffered a bit. Fisk, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, ┬ástarted out so good. I really liked the human touches on him that turned him from a typical evil guy to someone that actually feels real. My gripe with Fisk was that at certain points he felt a little too silly in the ways that he would lash out at others.

I also think they missed the mark with how they handled him and the other gangs that were in control. His whole story was about his dream to purify Hell’s Kitchen, and I think the writers were being sincere with that side of his character. But, it never felt like Fisk was actually doing anything about it. He already seemed like he was in control of the city, and if in the end it was all a facade and he’s just a power-hungry bad guy, then his entire character goes to waste.

Still, Daredevil was great. Another thing that I really liked about it was that the supporting cast was really top notch, especially Foggy and Karen. Overall, I’m pretty hopeful about the following seasons.

I give it 8/10.

I will also be continuing to do reviews on film, tv, games, and books. It’s really hard to get around to even doing anything other than focusing on my own stuff these days. Time is the most priceless of resources, and many times I wish I could just hop into a hyperbolic time chamber to catch up on everything.

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Spent a good chunk today researching some solid writing conferences both locally and in hotspots like New York. It’s been on my mind to go to one lately, it’s just a matter of allocating the proper resources.

Was going to spend the majority of the rest of the day to do another writing session but it appears as though my cat ran away, and so I’ve been spending the rest of the day so far looking for her. Luckily, she still has her claws so it’s just a matter of finding her.

Either way, this is certainly not the Sunday I was going for.

‘Til next time.

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Had another great session for Silent Requiem: Tales of Ashkar Book Three, pushing the word count just past 100,000. Still a bit to go, but I’m really happy at my progress. I’m shooting to have it done within 1-2 months.

‘Til next time.

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I’m going to be starting a new section on the website that will include character bios. With those bios will be pictures of the characters, and in the case of Tales of Ashkar, multiple pictures with the different weapon forms.

It is exciting to expand into other areas, and I think adding bios will help people keep track of characters and what they look like.

Til’ next time.

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