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Sorry You’re Sick by Ted Hawkins – 11. February, 2017

Thursday I woke up with a monster cold. That’s why I’m sharing this song with you. Enjoy “Sorry You’re Sick” by Ted Hawkins.

My only connection to this song is that I heard it from the album below and I loved it.

Time to write, then back to bed.

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No Sensitive Man by Haley Bonar – 3. February, 2017

Music is one of the most important things in my life yet somehow I’ve let it slip away from me. Why? The crap that makes my daily existence a living nightmare has pushed it out. Well, fuck that noise.

This is Haley Bonar.

I love her. I first saw her at SXSW. I then saw her again at SXSW. I’ve only ever seen her at SXSW. I don’t know if she ever plays outside of SXSW.

This is her performing solo acoustic in a single take. Yeah, she’s that bad ass. That’s why I love her.

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Consumed May 2016 – 31. May, 2016

I finished submitting my script at 4:31AM. I’m done… at least until I have to submit to Final Draft Big Break and the NHMC fellowship… but for now, I’m done. This is me for the next week:

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Here’s what I somehow managed to consume when I wasn’t writing like a maniac.

Television
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Giant robots! Awesome!

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Agents of SHIELD
Blindspot
Bob’s Burgers
The 100
The Flash
Arrow
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – A pretty great season finale.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Movies
Captain America: Civil War – Everything I expected and hoped.

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The Nice Guys – Ryan Gosling goes for the funny. I like it.

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Music
Frightened Rabbit live @ The Fonda – I have been loving this band for a decade. So great to see them live.

Books
Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte – If a thesaurus were to masturbate, you’d get this book.

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Comics
Locke & Key – Finally finished the whole thing. It’s pretty goddamn great. No wonder they want to make it into a TV show.

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The Walking Dead (The Alien) – Maybe the best single issue of The Walking Dead I’ve ever read.

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Captain America: White
Revenger
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five
Codename: Baboushka – Met the artist. Love her style.

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Our Love is Real – Not as disturbing as I thought it’d be.

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DC Comic’s Bombshells
Birthright – Pretty cool idea

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iZombie – The comic is nothing like the TV show.

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Doctor Strange
Black Canary – So damn good. Want more!

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Tons of fun!
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The Surface

…Tony sleep now.

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Ten Years of Frightened Rabbit – 26. May, 2016

I saw Frightened Rabbit live just a few days ago. During the show, Scott mentioned that this week was the ten year anniversary of their first album. Holy rabbit!

That means it’s been ten years since I first saw them live. That’s right, I first saw them in support of their debut album, Sing the Greys, at SXSW… which means it’s been 10 years since my first trip to SXSW.

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Where the hell did all that time go?

Yeah, I know I promised a longer post this week but it’s chaos at work and I have three essays due for fellowship applications so I’m cutting myself some slack. On the plus side, I’m giving you another week to vote for your favorite comic book cover artist.

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Consumed April 2016 – 30. April, 2016

April showers bring… actually, we really didn’t get any April showers in Los Angeles, and they sure didn’t bring me much of anything because I’m still banging out this iZombie spec. That’s right, it’s still not done. Am I worried?

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Therefore, this update will be short and sweet, right?

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Let’s go.

Television
Gotham
Blindspot
Doctor Who – Finally started the season where Capaldi joined. Have only seen the season premiere but this is my favorite moment so far.

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
iZombie
Justified – Only ever manage to watch this while traveling but damn, it’s good.

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Arrow
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Daredevil
Catastrophe – So glad this is back.

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The Flash
Bob’s Burgers
Crazy Ex- Girlfriend – Goddamn, this show keeps getting better and better.

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Movies
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Best unintentional comedy of 2016.

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Aliens – Maybe one of the best goddamn movies ever made. Just bad ass.

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Music
The Kills, The Big Pink & LA Witch live @ The Mayan  – Holy s**t, I miss live rock n’ roll.

Books
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe – A must read for anyone considering a career in the comic industry (emphasis on industry). Uncompromising. Brutal. The naked truth.

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Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt – Creepy as f**k!

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Comics
The Punisher
Tokyo Ghosts
Plutona – In the best possible way, a super hero comic version of Stand By Me.

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Saints
Ringside
Rat Queens
Monstress – Holy crap, this comic is 13 kinds of awesome.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five
Black Magick
Citizen Jack
Limbo
DC Comic’s Bombshells
Deluge
Karma Police
Past the Last Mountain
The Spire
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft – Just an epic comic. Can’t wait to read more.

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The Walking Dead
Jupiter’s Circle
Invincible
iZombie
Virgil – A brutal revenge story from a unique perspective.

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And that’s a wrap on April. Would love to chat more but I have a ton of writing so this is me.

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Except that I’ll mostly be doing my writing at night. Mostly.

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Consumed March 2016 – 31. March, 2016

As we bid “adios” to the moody month of March, I look back at all that I’ve consumed and realize that I need to hunker down and nail these goddamn scripts for fellowship season.

The time for naps is over!

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Let’s get cracking’!

Television
Arrow
iZombie
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The X-Files – What the hell was going on with those last two episodes? Joel McHale, why?

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The 100
Blindspot
Gotham
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bob’s Burgers
The Flash
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Everyone finally kissed. Now things can get weird.

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Lucifer
The Last Man on Earth
Daredevil – Only two episodes in and so far it’s better than last season.

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Music
Changing Light by Mirah – This will be the year of the goat.

Through The Looking Glass by Siouxsie & The Banshees – Trust that all you need is this song.

Strangers by RAC / Katie Herzig – In love with this song.

Books
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – Taking my time with this one.
This Census-Taker by China Mieville – A slight, forgettable book.

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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash – The best yarn I’ve read in a long time. Big props to the lovely woman that suggested this book to me.

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Comics
iZombie
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five
DC Comics: Bombshells
GI Joe: Cobra 2 – Why aren’t they making the Chuckles story into a Netflix series?

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Star Wars
The PunisherGreg Rucka’s run kicks ass. Only thing I don’t like is seeing Morgan Freeman in this comic.

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Video Games
Fallout 4 – I’ve limited myself to the workshop and helping my settlements when distressed. Otherwise, this game is boxed until June.

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Black Ops 3 – But I did start playing this. Limiting myself to the Safe House until June.

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Comic Conventions

I attended WonderCon and picked up a few goodies, like Faith #1 signed by Jody Houser.

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The Man With No Name print by Claus (he did the end credits animation for Deadpool).

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The Tinkers of the Wasteland Mutated Edition by Raul Trevino.

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A couple of small prints by Raul Trevino.

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A large print by Raul Trevino… yeah, I dig his art and really want to work with him in the future.

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This Rick & Morty #11 comic signed by Pamela Ribon.

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Check out the inside cover…

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Specifically what Pamela wrote me…

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Look closely at the parenthetical…

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You do know the “Pamela Ribon / B.A. Baracus story,” right? Good. Then this update is DONE! Back to writing.

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I Miss SXSW – 10. March, 2016

2016 marks the 2nd year in a row that I’m skipping the SXSW Music Conference and I miss it so bad that I’m about to…

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And not just because I’m missing some of my favorite acts like Crystal Castles

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Frightened Rabbit

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and The Kills

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But also because I’m going to miss a keynote by this guy…

 

And this lady…

 

Goddamnit! As all of you as my witness, I’m going to SXSW next year!

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[MIC DROP]

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Consumed February 2016 – 29. February, 2016

It’s Leap Day!

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Take advantage of this extra day. Go be awesome. Maybe get a large shake at the drive-thru Baskin Robbins — DON’T YOU JUDGE ME!

You know who else loves a good milkshake?

Now, here’s what I consumed this past month.

Television
The Flash
Marvel’s Agent Carter – Holy smokes, Peggy and her sunglasses — be still my heart.

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Arrow
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The X-Files – I want to believe that this show could be great again.

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Empire
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – So it’s Dr. Who but with superheroes? Sign me up!

Bob’s Burgers
Lucifer

Movies
Deadpool – Thank you for reminding me of how much I love that DMX song.

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The Witch – The best horror film of the year, maybe even G.O.A.T. (couldn’t resist).

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Music
The Best of DMX by DMX – Damn right!

Habitual Love Songs by Battleme
You Can Make Me Feel Bad by Phosphorescent – But it makes me feel GOOD!

No Way Out by Warpaint – Don’t know why but I love these dirty hippie girls.

AmERICa by Wreckless Eric
Pale Honey by Pale Honey
Midnight by Grace Potter – This song came out of nowhere and took over my car stereo. Love it when that happens… man, I’m really bummed I’m not going to SXSW.

Ritual in Repeat by Tennis – An upbeat melody for an unseasonably warm February.

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Books
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – FINISHED! It didn’t kill me. Now to burn this book in effigy.

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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – I’m still reading this book, loving it so far, so don’t spoil it.

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Comics
Paper Girls – I hate Brian K. Vaughn for being so good.

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Low
Outcast
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life – So. Goddamn. Good!

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DC Comics: Bombshells
iZombie – Nothing like the TV show, which is actually pretty cool.

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Bandette
The Goddamned
Huck
I Hate Fairyland

Video Games
Fallout 4 – So far I have reached “maximum affinity” with Dog Meat, Preston, Codsworth, Curie, Valentine, Piper, Strong, Cait and Hancock. Guess I put more work into my video game relationships than I do IRL.

And that’s a wrap on February. See y’all in the awesome month of March!

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Consumed January 2016 – 31. January, 2016

Wait a second, January is already over?

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S**t! Time really does fly. Yet somehow I still managed to consume a ton of media. Let’s review.

Television
The Man in the High Castle – This show sure was pretty but I was hoping for something more… just more.

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You’re The Worst – Is the absolute best (and I totally have a thing for Lindsay).

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Maron
Review – Dark and funny in the best possible way.

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Portlandia
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
F is for Family – Why is it that animated shows feel more “real” than live action? And yes, you really want to click on that image to see it larger. And yes, men’s toilets really do have that kind of graffiti.

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Rick & Morty
Narcos
iZombie

Movie
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (IMAX) – The laser projector in the Chinese theater is awesome!
Brooklyn – Maybe the best “small” movie I’ve seen in a long time.

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Music
Same Trailer, Different Park by Kacey Musgraves
The Very Best of Hinds So Far by Hinds
The Chase by Future Islands – This track makes me anticipate new music from these guys.

Books
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – This is a very good book. I don’t love this book. I want this book to be over. Now. But I will finish it.

Comics
The Walking Dead
Phonogram – The first arc makes no sense to me but I love the 2nd arc so much (I have similar feeling about Brit Pop).

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See you next month.

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A Look Back at 2015 – 31. December, 2015

2015 was a hard year. Not a terrible year, but a hard one. And just when I thought it was hard enough, things got harder.

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But it was not a lazy year.

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You’re damn right I’m writing.

At the start of the year I had a few writing goals: kick start my writing with a class, take advantage of a writing group, write more. I wanted to push my writing forward. That’s why in 2015 I took two UCLA Extension classes. And why I’m currently in four writing groups (yeah, you read that right). That’s why I wrote two pilots, a spec of The 100 and I started a feature script. And that’s why I wrote two comic book scripts and drafted pitch documents for at least two series. All while holding down a full time job (and then weathering a merger).

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Still, it wasn’t all work and no play.

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I managed to consume a lot of media this year. Here were my favorites…

Favorite Movie of the Year – Mad Max: Fury Road

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What a gloriously bat shit movie about a bad ass woman with a mechanical arm. I know everyone is fanning out over Rey but Furiosa is my kind of lady.

Favorite Album of the Year – Every Open Eye by CHVRCHES

This album makes me want to burst out of my skin in the best possible way imaginable.

Favorite Book of the Year – Mislaid by Nell Zink

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Funny, touching, insightful and uplifting… and then it takes a totally awesome left turn with grace and aplomb.

Favorite Comic of the Year – DC Comics: Bombshells

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Clearly I have a thing for alternate DC universes. Look, the art is awesome, the storytelling elegant and the re-imaginings fresh. Tired of the same old super heroes? Then you need to check out this book.

Favorite Television Show of the Year – Fargo

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It was a great year for television, I loved both Agent Carter and Jessica Jones, but the Fargo season finale floored me.

Favorite Game of the Year – Fallout 4

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Ripley, my Vault 111 wanderer.

It is the most awesome game where you can both kill super mutants and collect tin cans.

And that was my year. See y’all in 2016.

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