By way of #introduction here's a piece of mine on mental illness, Gotham City, and whether or not Batman can have compassion for his enemies. https://neotextreview.com/culture/residents-of-a-serious-house-a-reflection-on-the-fine-line-between-illness-and-madness-in-gotham/
There's an old joke about a writer and a producer lost in the desert. Finally they see an oasis with cool, clear water. The producer immediately pisses in the water. "What are you doing?" cries the writer. "I'm improving it!" says the producer.
Which is a long way of explaining how satisfying it is to go back through an old screenplay and strip out all the changes that were demanded for one reason or another.
My god. I just finished the second draft of a novel. Keeping so many things in your head at once is like spinning plates while serving dinner on them.
Spoilers: Swamp Thing
I've long been shocked that Swamp Thing #comics aren't making more of – you know – the whole climate apocalypse going on? But adding a Parliament of Gears to represent "industrial horror" is a great move.
I was a goth but I was never THIS goth.
While I've been #writing some bigger projects, I've been maintaining my calm with #flashfiction – mostly published by Ahoy Comics. You can read it all here, along with some bite-sized ghost stories and short eulogies for everyone who died in the Steven Seagal movie UNDER SIEGE. Hope you enjoy!
A writer and academic in Melbourne, Australia. Mid-PhD on comic books and other superhero stories.
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