Lake Placid: #scifi #MovieReview

At a lake in Maine, roams a creature with a huge appetite and an enormous bite! I love my creature movies, and Lake Placid didn’t disappoint. I’m surprised I hadn’t seen it before.

Don’t expect any major character arcs or drama besides the mega crocodile eating people. Betty White’s character offers a few chuckles. I think they missed an opportunity not making her part bigger.

Pieces of this movie really don’t make sense. But I don’t require that as long as it’s fun. It’s not scary and, there could have been a lot more crocodile.  It could have eaten more people. However, it wasn’t boring, and it left the door wide open for the ensuing sequels.

Because there was a human-munching creature and a mention of dinosaurs, and because it didn’t bore me, I give Lake Placid a 1 beer rating. One is enough to have a fun time, especially if you don’t set your expectations too high. It’s a creature movie. It’s going to eat people.  If you like that, you’ll be happy.

 

 

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Major Tanis Richards Needs to get Outsystem…

Welcome to the 42nd century. Humanity has reached incredible heights; they’ve built orbital structures as large as planets, moved worlds, and mined the Sun. The entire Sol System has been remade as they saw fit.

But one thing still evades them: FTL (Faster than Light travel).

Three trillion humans crowd the system, the birthrate far outstripping the capacity of the few colony ships departing on their centuries-long journeys. Billions wish to leave and only millions get the opportunity.

By now, you’re starting to see why Tanis is desperate to leave and why it’s no simple task to do so.

 

 

#MPaxDimension Report: New Website and The Afterworlds

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Look! A new website!

Why’d I do that? So that I can offer you print and audiobooks in the Not of this Earth Bookshop.

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So, yeah, I’ve been really busy making this new site. What else am I up to? I naively bought a laser for my cats, and now that’s all they want to do… play laser. Two squirrels have been ravaging my garden, so it’s been combat in the backyard. I think maybe straight-on cayenne pepper sprinkled liberally on everything made a difference. For now. I won’t hold my breath.

The audibooks of The Rifters and The Initiate are now done. I’m working on The Reader. The paperback and large print editions of The Backworlds are done. I’m working on the hardcover and Stopover.

Edits for The Afterworlds are going into the computer. There’s a lot of writing/rewriting to be done, so the edits won’t be quick. With the website done, my focus will go here.

Hope you’re doing well. Peace out!

 

 

#Fantasy Worth Reading: The House in the Cerulean Sea #BookReview

Charming and endearing, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune was a story I wished wouldn’t end. Filled with fun and heartwarming characters, I wanted to keep reading once I reached the end.

In this quirky world, magical beings have to be registered and monitored by the government. See something, say something. The main character, Linus Baker, is a caseworker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, DICOMY. He’s buttoned-up and by the book. Because of that, he’s sent by Extremely Upper Management to investigate an orphanage to make sure everything is in order.

The problem is, these are not ordinary children. Even as far as magical children go, these are very different kids. In fact, they’re quite dangerous.  The pages are filled with quaint and odd and incredible and delight. The message is one of kindness and accepting people for who they are instead of judging based on labels. A great message accompanying a wonderful story.

Another highly recommended read! I’m going to check out what else TJ Klune has written.

Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place―and realizing that family is yours.

Weird and Wild Oregon: Fort Rock #Photography #NaturePhotography

Fort Rock is the remains of an ancient volcano in the middle of Oregon. Dozens of sandals were discovered below a layer of volcanic ash that was determined to come from an eruption 7500 years ago.

50,000-100,000 years ago, the high walls of the old volcano marked the shore of a vast lake. The ground in the Great Basin is often silty/sandy, so that makes sense.

 

 

The Adam Project: #SciFi #MovieReview

Time-traveling science fiction with a little bit of space action, The Adam Project is an entertaining watch. Ryan Reynolds plays his usual snarky character and goes toe-to-toe with a younger version of himself.

The story is engaging and the acting is very good. The story wasn’t anything new, but it was put together well. There was lots of humor and a few twists. Nothing too surprising, but good enough to keep me watching.

I wasn’t bored and didn’t resort to doing something else while watching, which means I give it a beer is optional rating.  It’s streaming on Netflix if you want to check it out. It’s good to get some decent sci-fi to watch.

Of course, as with any movie or show, it could have been better with people-eating reptiles or a cheesy dance number.

 

 

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