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Selena Drake: Award winning Poet, Artist, Author and Philanthropist

My friend, Selena I. R. Drake, is a passionate writer who loves her projects like children. She is unable to contain the stories within herself and has a near obsessive compulsion to write them until they are completely on paper and made into a cohesive story for others to enjoy.

I met her on Facebook and we became fast friends, our love of creating, writing and building entire worlds made us a good match for friendship.

I’ve read one of her books, and I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I cannot wait to read her first Case of the AEON Files.

She needs the help of the public at large though. She needs to raise funds to raise awareness of her books and to win over other fans.

This is where you come in, and this blog post. I spoke with her and she graciously agreed to allow me to write a post and try to get people over to her sites and generate some interest.

If you like what you see, then you can donate to her cause and get some awesome rewards in the process.

SIRDrake

Click here to go to her Go Fund Me.

Or donate directly to her website as a Sponsor.

via Sponsor A Dragon by Selena Drake – GoFundMe.

The Expanded Universe Changes

When Disney bought Lucasfilm, I was excited. This meant new life was being breathed into Star Wars, a bright new future was arising, and I couldn’t wait.

Then came the decision to disregard the EU and replace it with new Canon sources that would come from Disney.

I was heartbroken. How could something I have been reading since I was a boy be disregarded so easily. Then, I began to start thinking. This is not so bad after all. They created the Legends banner so the EU can remain within Star Wars and continue to be a source for the Canonical films and other properties.

I made up my mind to view it under the Multiverse Theory, as I do many things. Star Wars Legends is but one possible path Star Wars could have taken. The new path diverges from Return of the Jedi and into The Force Awakens. Thus creating a new Universe.

I choose to remain positive with what is coming. As a fan, I love what happens and what we are given, even when it turns out to be terrible.

via Expanded Universe Changes – Star Wars Wiki Guide – IGN.

Weapon Brown: The Comics are all grown up.

So, Weapon Brown is interesting. I love the Peanuts comics and books. I own a bunch of them from childhood and I have read them many many times. I’ve seen nearly all the animated specials. So, I’m a big fan of The Peanuts Gang and Charlie Brown. As a kid, I always thought that My dogs or cats were like Snoopy or Garfield. That they could talk to each other, and they did stuff like fight the Red Baron, or games similar to what we did as kids.

I’ve seen fan art of different child hood comics, or shows that were updated and shown in a Zombie Apocalypse, or after Armageddon. Or as Monster Hunters. It’s always cool to see the things I grew up with that are updated into something more adult.

I recommend checking this out, seeing if it interests you. It’s got more than just Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang in it, too, which really appeals to me making it a connected newspaper/funny pages comics universe.

I’d love to see it be made into an animated film, too. Maybe by HBO. I think they could handle a project like this and give it a treatment like they did Spawn.

via Weapon Brown | Weapon Brown: The funny pages… weaponized!.

Knights, Kings and the Round Table.

I’m still creating the list of Members for the Round Table, but I’ve no clue who should be in the spot of King in Geekdom. Should it be an Author? A Director? A Comic Creator?

Stephen King?
Jim Butcher?
Larry Correia?
J.K. Rowling? (She’d be a Queen, but you get the jist.)
George Lucas?
Steven Spielberg?
Stan Lee?
Bob Kane?
Jack Kirby?

They all deserve a place, and so do MANY more. Big decision.

Some Horror Films I’m looking forward to this year.

I’m excited for the Horror films being released this year, and here are a few that I am really really excited for!

Goosebumps
August 7, 2015
Goosebumps
Look for Goosebumps to be as much comedy as it is horror, but look for it to tap nostalgic nerves around the globe as well. R.L. Stine’s series remains one of the most popular runs for the young, and there’s no reason to believe that infectious entertainment won’t transfer well to the big screen. This could be the film that sees Jack Black return to top form.

I loved Goosbumps as a kid. I read the books and I loved the TV show and the TV movies. This excites me more than you can imagine. Here is hoping they keep the creep factor with the comedy and update it for us fans who are adults now.

Frankenstein 
October 2, 2015
Frankenstein
Daniel Radcliffe can’t be stopped. He transitioned from the Harry Potter films to the surprisingly impressive adaptation of Joe Hill’s amazing novel Horns, and now he’s right back at it in the newFrankenstein film. Radcliffe will portray Igor, and the majority of us are extremely excited. This one doesn’t look to be another Universal action-oriented flick, but something a bit darker. It’s a shame we’ll be forced to wait until next October to take this one in, but the wait could very well be worth it!

Give me Frankenstein and I will watch it, A List, B Movie, SyFy channel Saturday Night Special, I don’t care. I love the Classic Monsters and I love seeing new and interesting twists with them. This looks like a good one, let’s hope they do the classic justice. I’ll still watch it if they don’t, though.

The Last Wiitch Hunter
October 23, 2015
The Last Witch Hunter
Vin Diesel will front Breck Eisner’s new action/horror hybrid, The Last Witch Hunter. Early imagery looks awesome, and Vin has a knack for taking the reigns and outshining his cast mates. It won’t be easy with talents like Elijah Wood and Michael Caine on board, but it’s possible. And even if Diesel fails to emerge the star, he’s got great onscreen company and a really cool man versus witch concept to juggle.

I always love Monster Hunter type films, and Vin Diesel is pretty much good in any action film you stick him in. This movie also boasts Elijah Wood and Michael Caine, who are pretty much bullet proof at the Box Office. So this movie should be pretty entertaining.

Friday the 13th
November 13, 2015
Friday the 13th
The fact is we don’t know much about the new Friday the 13th film. But, it is coming next year in order to avoid rights issues. We’ve heard rumors of a full reboot, and we’ve heard rumors of a found footage angle. The truth is, it doesn’t matter what approach is utilized, we all love Friday the 13th, and we all love Jason Voorhees, which means we’re juiced to be seeing another Friday flick next year!

They are pretty much right on the money with the fact we love Jason Vorhees. Can’t wait to actually see what comes of this film. A Reboot might breathe new life into the film series, but DO we need it? Jason has seen a lot of mileage in the series, and they still have a ton they can utilize. Can’t wait to see more news as the time comes closer.

Krampus
December 4, 2015
Krampus
Michael Dougherty delivered holiday terror in Trick ‘r Treat, and he isn’t about to stop. Next for Dougherty is a Christmas themed chiller known as Krampus. All the naughty children next Christmas should heed warning, change your ways or the Krampus just might slink down your chimney and rip your insides out. Excellent Christmas terror? We predict so!

Okay, I learned about Krampus many years ago, and I fell in love with the legend and story. The whole Anti-Claus thing just made it so interesting. Like a God vs. Satan story for Christmas. The Battle for childrens’ souls. This is probably the one film I am most excited for.

via 10 Horror Movies We’re Looking Forward to in 2015.