Movie Ranks: Men vs Women

January 16, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

Seen on Twitter: Cursory analysis: Women like newer children’s movies. Men like mature films–with a marked preference for war movies, westerns, and sci-fi–that span all eras of film. Additional observation: Number of entries on each […]


Book vs Movie

January 15, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

In my work as a freelance editor, I’ve noticed a common tendency among the current crop of science fiction authors to write books as if they’re writing movies. That practice is understandable since most science […]


Who’s Frank Pentangeli?

January 14, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

Perusing this humanist blogger’s semi-apt comparisons of various dissident Right figures to characters from the Godfather saga, one comes across this howler: Also, because of excessive pride, Fuentes is too often and too easily dismissive of […]


Combat Frame Data: XCD-001-2

January 11, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

XCD-001-2 Kreuzgun     Technical Data Model number: XCD-001-2 Code name: XSeed Nickname: Kreuzgun Classification: energy weapon optimized Sentinel use combat frame Manufacturer: Seed Corporation Operator: [REDACTED] First deployment: CY 1 Crew: 1 pilot in cockpit […]


A Partial Timeline

January 9, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

The following is a timeline of events–perhaps related; perhaps not. 1905: The Gods of Pegāna by Lord Dunsany is published.1912: Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs is published.1914: Outbreak of World War I      […]


Combat Frame XSeed Feedback

January 8, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

With the official Combat Frame XSeed launch fast approaching, I thought it a good time to share some of the feedback offered by one of my keen-eyed beta readers. A year ago, Brian Niemeier , along […]


Satanic Boomer Agitprop

January 7, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

Regular readers will be familiar with my penchant for shining a light on Hollywood’s hatred of their audience and Boomers’ hatred of every other generation. Much as A Bridge Too Far proves Pigman’s Caine-Hackman hypothesis, I […]


Conflicting Perceptions

January 4, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

The internecine conflict that’s upturned the Republican party since 2015 can be described as a war of conflicting perceptions between Conservatives typified by Mitt Romney and populists represented by Trump. David Reaboi explains. For a […]


Disney Drops the Copyright Ball

January 3, 2019 Brian Niemeier 0

Last year I reported on Disney’s shady practice of spending millions to lobby Congress for copyright extensions every time Mickey and the gang were set to enter the public domain. Now business as usual has […]