Friday, October 31, 2008

PopFUZE #42

Here's the trailer. Now, I am more of a Deathdealer guy than a Lycan guy, but I have to say that Lucian is inspiring; "We can be slaves, or we can be Lycans!". So cool to see Kevin Grevioux as Raze; I hope he has a big part in the movie.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

PopFUZE #41

Rhona Mirta plays Sonja, the daughter of the Vampire elder Viktor, who falls in love with the Lucian, the leader of the Lycans (werewolves) in this prequel to Underworld and Underworld: Evolution. Any doubts I had about this movie, which is helmed by special effects guy Patrick Tautopoulos rather than previous director Len Wiseman, have been eased after seeing this trailer.

I love the Underworld films and while I am a Vampire fan, I am looking forward to this move - Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans - and hoping to see a lot more of the slick, blue tinged, bleak action of the previous two movies. What I am most looking forward to is that this movie looks set to have a lot more focus on character, and of course the back story to the vampire/ lycan war, than the previous films. However, it also looks like they haven't held back on the action/ violence - which is a good thing!

I can't wait for January! This will be the first time I have seen Underworld on the big screen - bring it on!


Monday, October 20, 2008

DragonFUZE #27

Today, I did something rather rash... Before I go into that, I just want to explain that at home we have two computers that operate on a shared network. However, on our shared network, we only have one Microsoft Office license, which means that when my wife uses Excel or Powerpoint or Word, well I can't use them! I am on a week holiday from work and keen to get some writing done.

So, I decided to check out a system called Google Docs that my new boss showed me a few weeks back. By saving all of my scripts and story notes to Google Docs, I can work on these stories while my wife uses Microsoft Office because I access and save the documents onto Google's database. This also means that I can work on the documents no matter which computer I use without needing portable hard drives or USB sticks or anything like that.

I transfered all of my active comic book/ prose story files over to Google Docs and then I was about to start writing some notes for Scratch when I came up with an idea to write a story for our little boy all about the origin of phayries.

So, I have spent the better part of my first day of holidays looking through the work of Brian Froud (if you don't know who he is, shame on you!), reading about creation myths and writing some of my own. This story is about the birth of the universe, the creation of phayries and other mythical beings (some naughty and not so nice!). My intention is for the story to be suitable for all ages, but it will have some scarier elements; I want to go for the feel of something like The Dark Crystal, which is essentially an all-ages fantasy, although there are some very terrifying aspects to that world.

Well, this project is only a few hours old. But, this blog is the first thing that I have written today that is outside of this story and I have to tell you, I am not enjoying typing this post! I'd rather be off with the phayries!


Friday, October 17, 2008

DragonFUZE #26

Two months gone and no creative updates... The reason why is because there really isn't anything to say... Work and life keep me from pursuing much writing these days.

When I last checked in I was still waiting to hear back on my I Hate You pitch. Well, that pitch got knocked back, so all that will ever be is a script and a few rough layout pages.

Other work that I was doing that seems to be on perpetual hold are the horror stories Scratch and HellGrunt and the fantasy story Tikki's Giant. Of them all Scratch, the story of a nightmare gone horribly wrong, is the only one with a likelihood of being published in the near future. I have a possibly interested artist and a possibly interested publisher. What I don't have is a script! I am still haunted by the experience of writing my massacre/ suicide story I Hate You, so I am wary of delving into darkness again for Scratch.

The thing is though, if I never write it I will never know if I could conquer the fear that is holding me back. So, I have to surmount that block. Plus, I think it is a cool and unconventional horror tale, the potential publisher thinks so too. It's time for me to get fingers to keyboard on that one.

On a lighter note, I want to have more Tikki work published in 2009, so it's time to get off my butt on that too. I have two more Tikki stories that I want to do: Tikki's Giant and Tikki's Mirror. I want to get these stories done for two people; myself and my one year old boy, so that should be a good motivator!

Hopefully later this year, or early next year, I will have more updates for you. I really want these and other DragonFUZE Comics stories out there!

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