Vocational Vivications

Reposted: Three Storytellers, Two Listeners, One Story

This is a fascinating article and story from Mr. Cheah, readers. Check it out! Three Storytellers, Two Listeners, One Story In his essay ‘The Counterfactual Dialectic’ in Pulp on Pulp, Misha Burnett discusses the use of dialectic to determine what is said to the reader, how it is said, and what the reader will take away… Continue reading Reposted: Three Storytellers, Two Listeners, One Story

Vocational Vivications

Reposted: Draw From A Deeper Well

A thought-provoking essay from Mr. Cheah, readers! Draw From A Deeper Well “This is just like [Brand X]!” This is the most common sentence in modern fiction. It is also the most annoying sentence in modern fiction. Every time I encounter it in a story, I always roll my eyes, shake my head, and ignore… Continue reading Reposted: Draw From A Deeper Well

Reviews

Review: Rip the Falcon Comic and Animated Series

It is difficult to find anything worth watching these days, readers. Most of what is on air is mired in addressing everything save the story itself. Not only is it irritating, it is tiring. Viewers just want a little escape, something to unwind from a stressful day. Is that too much to ask? TIC Studios… Continue reading Review: Rip the Falcon Comic and Animated Series

Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

For Barsoom!

…and Conan, too. This YouTube channel, Conan Chronicles, recently released the introduction for a series of podcasts on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous Barsoom* series. The intro is reminiscent of the 2012 John Carter* film (a really good movie – check out my review here to learn more!) and the voice over artist is perfect. Click… Continue reading For Barsoom!

Bulletins

Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!

Yesterday I joined Anthony Marchetta on the Superversive Livestream to discuss anime, the Pulp Revolution, and the pulp tales of yore. We spoke about many other topics as well. It was a fun two hours, readers! There were some technical difficulties with the stream, and we went silent or at least too low to hear… Continue reading Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!

Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

How the Paperback Revolution Changed History

Although I do not keep up with The History Guy’s videos as much as I should, this particular recording jumped out at me when I stumbled across it. Taken for granted by many today, few stop to think about just how precious a paperback book is. Once upon a time, even after the advent of… Continue reading How the Paperback Revolution Changed History

Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

Shades and Shadows: The “Pulp” Aspects of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

There are writers who dislike how Professor Tolkien’s magnum opus is considered the last word in modern fantasy. Most of their argument revolves around how present authors in the field of fantasy ignore shorter action/adventure tales in the “pulp” format of fantasy for epics that practically copy and paste from The Lord of the Rings.*… Continue reading Shades and Shadows: The “Pulp” Aspects of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

Bulletins

Bulletin: Enter the Cirsova Spring Issue and A New Kickstarter!

Cirsova's Chen Cover Today is March 15th, readers! If you saw the review posted on March 12th, then you know that Cirsova Magazine’s Spring Issue is LIVE on both Amazon* and their Aerio store today! You can read my review of this issue here to see what you will be getting when you pick it… Continue reading Bulletin: Enter the Cirsova Spring Issue and A New Kickstarter!

Vocational Vivications

Reposted: A Pulp Perspective on Urban Fantasy

Check out this great article by Kai Wai Cheah, readers! A Pulp Perspective on Urban Fantasy What is urban fantasy? A fantasy story set in a city. A simple definition. With that, you could have a story of jinni and magi in late 19th century Istanbul, an occult detective solving supernatural crimes in 1920s New… Continue reading Reposted: A Pulp Perspective on Urban Fantasy