The Tragedy of Danny Rand

https://medium.com/@russ.linton/the-tragedy-of-danny-rand-484d3c120321 Danny Rand’s appearance in Luke Cage season two gave comic book fans a glimmer of hope for the second run of Iron Fist. The man with the glowing fist appeared dashing, confident, and seemed to have found his place in the Netflix Marvel pantheon. Excited pre-release chatter was all about the redemption of Danny Rand. A few … Continue reading The Tragedy of Danny Rand

A Transformation Long in the Making – Luke Cage Season Two

When Luke Cage first debuted on Netflix, even a jaded media consumer could tell we were witnessing a change. For too many years media conglomerates called the shots based on faulty assumptions of what would "work" and what wouldn't using superficial metrics and interpretations of data skewed by ignorance. Then a small but tenacious media … Continue reading A Transformation Long in the Making – Luke Cage Season Two

False Dichotomy in Culture Wars: Disney Strikes Back

As I've made pretty clear, I am not a fan of the recent Star Wars trilogy. I'm aware of the social minefield this places me in. I must hate these movies because I am racist, misogynist or both. A spoiled fan boy who won't share his toys. For the record, I simply think they are … Continue reading False Dichotomy in Culture Wars: Disney Strikes Back

The saga of the Space Piñata.

I finally saw Rogue One. (Maybe some minor spoilers plus a minor rant ahead.) Look, characters make stories. Plot is fine and good and it needs to have its own logic and make enough sense for your characters to accomplish the Thing they need to accomplish. But it doesn't need to do much more than … Continue reading The saga of the Space Piñata.

So, a Girl Walks into your Buffer Memory

And you snag a copy. (Ba dum ching!) No, seriously. Go grab one. A month later and I'm still figuring exactly how lucky I was to be included in the Immerse or Die story bundle. Ive got a never ending to-read list that includes reading for fun, reading for study, and reading for plain 'ol … Continue reading So, a Girl Walks into your Buffer Memory

Wherein a Bug Makes a Bet and Wins Big

Bugs. I have this thing for bugs lately and I have no idea where it came from. I really enjoyed writing the scenes with the Black Beetle for Crimson Son. He's the Crimson Mask's arch-nemesis and is a bit obsessed with insects. Bugs are efficient. Orderly. They're often voted "Most Likely to Survive the Apocalypse" … Continue reading Wherein a Bug Makes a Bet and Wins Big

Borrowing Time from an Alternate Dimension

It's taken me too long to write this. Last Friday, I loaned some digital real estate to Laura Maisano. Many weeks ago, I read her new book, Schism. Then life happened. I got pulled away by bundles and Boy Scouts and the passing of loved ones, all while my amazing wife continues to juggle a … Continue reading Borrowing Time from an Alternate Dimension