Link Dump

It’s been a while since I did one of these, so here’s some links recently unearthed by my chain-smoking monkey research squad:

  • The Witch Watch – Most of the folks who read this blog probably also read Shamus, but just in case you don’t, Shamus just released his first novel, The Witch Watch (well, technically, he wrote a few other things first, but I think he’s hoping to make a career out of this now). It’s available in various digital formats right now, but there will be a print edition available starting on Friday. I actually started reading this last night, and I’m quite excited to pick it up again tonight (this is one reason you’re getting a link dump tonight instead of something more substantial). Main character Gilbert is instantly likeable despite the fact that he’s a rotting corpse, and there’s suitably mysterious circumstances surrounding his awakening. Fantasy has never been my favorite genre, but I really like this book so far (according to my Kindle, I’m about 15% done)… Anyway, check it out!
  • Echo Rift – While I’m plugging my friends’ creative works, check out this web comic book about a dimension-hopping Rabbitoid Knight. I’m not huge into comics, but there seems to be a limited subset of the web comic community that are doing things like this – narrative storytelling as opposed to comedic comics. It’s excellent stuff, and well worth checking out.
  • Star Wars – Brock’s Dub – I like how Darth Vader is a big Tyler Perry fan. Anyone want to go to Space-Arby’s?
  • What if Star Wars: Episode I was good? – It’s about 12 minutes long, but it’s actually really good. I wish this was the movie we got, but alas, it was not to be.
  • Cost of Living – I saw this great short film at Fantastic Fest (posted about it here) and now it’s available online. Well worth a watch, especially for video game fans. Make sure you watch through to the end of the credits.
  • Extra Hot Great Podcast: Eggybread Wonderlatch – One of my recent podcast discoveries, this particular “mini” episode kept me laughing for pretty much the entire 5 minute duration. Half the fun is the inflection and cadence the guy has when rattling off alternate names. Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch (British actor who plays Sherlock Holmes on the most excellent Sherlock BBC series) will certainly get a kick out of this (again, only 5 minutes long).
  • The Death and Return of Superman – Well made analysis of that weird time in comics when every character was being killed (including Superman) and then magically came back to life. And how ridiculous all that is. Not sure who is really responsible for this, but the guy narrating is pretty good, and the live-action recreations are actually done by a lot of celebrities. And are absolutely awesome.

That’s all for now. Go forth and multiply.