I watched this movie for the first time on Wednesday. It was glorious. I knew immediately upon watching it that I would have to mention it here. I’d strongly recommend it to anyone who is capable of dealing with a little bit of gore. It’s smart, it’s painful, it’s funny, it’s good. And it’s exceedingly well made.
This movie manages to introduce a group of twelve or so characters, with eight or ten of them introduced in the first ten minutes of the film. Though you’d be hard pressed to learn most of their names until you’re most of the way through the movie, you quickly know who they are and what they’re like. They feel like individuals, real (sometimes entertainingly caricatured) people. And the movie doesn’t punch down.
Look. I don’t want to spoil anything for you. I’m not going to break this down into some deeper analysis right now. I just want you to know that you should give this movie a chance. Unless you’re looking for something dumb and toothless, in which case you’re looking in the wrong place.
The following tidbit is the result of me trying to come up with what it might feel like to fly on a magical skyship in the setting that Mattias, Wendell, Frisbee and I came up with last Sunday. It’s a setting that we’re hoping to use for RPGs, and at some point soon you’ll be able to enjoy it along with us! More about that later.
I’m not sure what to call this. It’s a bit of random setting and character development that I did on a whim. Maybe you’ll like it? I think it has legs, though I quite probably don’t yet know where to focus for best effect.
I haven’t done one of Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenges in a while, so I thought I’d do one again and share the results. But I think I got more than I bargained for. This week’s challenge was another subgenre mashup (last time gave us Dreams of Drowning); this time I rolled “Grimdark Fantasy” crossed with “BDSM Erotica.”
I hadn’t expected that.
But I think I’ve succeeded at delivering on those things, maybe? It certainly is BDSM erotica, and I think the trappings are sufficiently grimdark fantasy-esque to qualify. You’ve been warned.