Talk About It Tuesday / Galactic Mandate

I'm still figuring out the opening sequence and stuff like that. But since I don't have much in the way of artistic skills, you get this hodgepoge of concepts. Jarvis thinks it's good for now. I might change it up or hire a pro around episode 90 but we'll see. 

Speaking of hodgepodge, let me tell you about this week's book. There's a regret arc, a 'for the kingdom' arc, a 'fall from grace' arc, and a cult arc. There's a lot going on in this book and while much of it doesn't make sense, the author did a good job of keeping the plotlines from tangling and making everything sensical in the end without long explanations.  

This is more of a full-throated military sci-fi novel than an adventure/thriller novel. It's not as commentary heavy as Starship Troopers or as military focused as the Deep series. I think the main plotline of 'we have to free the clones' worked the best and that's the one I think readers should pay more attention to, even though the cult arc kind of makes it the whole 'saving' part out to be the exact opposite of that.  

Anyway, it's been a month since I've finished my secret novel. I'll be taking a more detailed edit next week and after that I'll make time for Super War pt 1. I'm half of the way through the space adventure novel with the end nearly in sight. Gonna try to get a chapter completed on Thursday. Wish me luck.   

Talk About it Tuesdsay / Lumberjax #1

A hero of the hood is the focus of this week's episode. Instead of a hipster wearing flannel, Lumberjax rocks a more appropriate attire for a hot city like New Orleans. Don't understand the name, though. It's not like he cuts down any trees. It seems more like a metaphor, since he fights a crooked police department and local thugs. The main villain of the next story arc enters at the end of the comics, giving a reverse contrast for the character. This new villain is more of a Malcolm X type, willing to take revenge for the failure of the jury. 

I see potential in the storyline, but I haven't seen any signs of a sequel. Maybe that will change in a few months, but it's a Quick production. Everything runs slow. (booo) Oh come on! This joke never gets old!

In the meantime, I used some prototype graphics in this epiosode. I might hire professional assistance to get the intro and closing exactly the way I want it. But I don't think it's too terrible. Just needs a little work.