We Even Cover This Show?
this may seem a little odd, but I saw Hawk on "Meet My
Folks," and my jaw dropped. I went to school with him
years ago, and haven't seen him since! I just got all excited
and wanted to find him somehow and just tell him I say hi
and that I saw him on TV and almost died, I never thought
i'd see him again! So if you know his email address, I'd love
to write him. Thanks for your help!
in the embarassing (?) position of having no idea who this
Hawk person is. Here at Fanboy Planet, that can only mean
that birdguy who traveled with Buck and Wilma in the second
season of Buck Rogers, but I'm pretty sure that's not who
in general, even if we do possess a film, television, or comics
personality's e-mail address, we would not give it out. It's
bad enough that we talk to them; they have to be able to trust
us with something. But in general, my advice is to go to the
official website for the show in question and e-mail there.
Perhaps the producers will forward your message.
Request We Can Fulfill...
know where I can find lots of artwork by Josh Middleton please?
we can do. Last week Marvel sent us pages and pages of Josh
Middleton artwork from the upcoming NYX.
I hope this appeases you, Mark.
to this site, its just two guys who do interviews with people
in the industry. One of them is my brother's roommate.(my
brother dosn't even like comics, but he still got to party
down with Joe Quesada....that magnificent bastard!) Anywho
they host a internet radio show out of Dallas Ft. Worth broadcast
on the T.C.U. radio station. They are cool guys from what
my bro tells me, and they even got him (a total jock) to check
out X2, and Daredevil so they can't be all bad!
got him to see Daredevil. I think we can rest our case.
know who they are. And in truth, they do good work. However,
since people seem to confuse their site with ours (to our
faces, anyway), we have determined that they must die. Sorry.
That's just the way it is. But we mean that in a friendly
manner simply meant to engender heavy traffic for the both
the heck are the Fanboy Planet supporters wreaking havoc on
THEIR website, huh, telling Fanboy Radio people how cool WE
our own Mish'al Samman got to party down with Joe Quesada,
too. He just didn't know who it was at the time.
Once And Future RVD...
heard about you at robvandam.com. And since I'm a fellow Derek,
I was wondering if you could do one thing for me. Tell me
what it was like to meet my hero and role model, Rob Van Dam.
If you ever see him again, could you please tell him I'm workin
on the frogsplash and rolling thunder. I busted my arm doin
the rolling thunder. I'm a total maniac for RVD. If you could
write me back, I'd love to talk to you about RVD.
"RVD In Training"
special time I had with Rob Van Dam is something I've sworn
never to share. Some things just have to stay private.
happens in San Diego, stays in San Diego.
when I transcribe my interview with the guys at Noodle Soup,
who are illustrating RVD's comic book, I hope you'll come
back and read it.
Villikon Chronicles Revisited...
read The Villikon Chronicles and think it is interesting.
I liked it, and think your review of it stinks. The writer
has a unique way of explaining how Villikon feels. We are
talking about a well-accomplished and well educated man being
exiled on a prison planet, keeping a journal of his miserable
existence, and that is how he is thinking and how he feels.
Sounds like you like pretty pictures, but can't read big words.
Maybe the scantily clad women were a tad too distracting for
explanation of the society and characters"? Funny, the
inlay of all the books gives it's complete history, and I
got a very clear visual of all characters and the society
they live in,
and "...leaving it to the events and dialog to do the
job." isn't that what events and dialog are supposed
the third book has an index of characters explaining their
role in the story. But then again, there aren't large colorful
pictures next to all of the text, so you probably
skipped right over them. Have you visited the website? The
index of characters is there as well.
as you pointed out, this is an adaptation of a screenplay
(a screenplay having won several awards for creativity and
descriptiveness, having researched it fully.) It is not going
to be your average-joe 'boom-splat-pow' comic book. It is
a complex story.
dialog above a sixth grade level is too much for you? Try
something easier next time.
and David Johnson
not sure which of the two this is actually from, since he
or she used the singular first-person, but I'll let Marin
handle this one herself.
for writing. I appreciate all feedback.
your counter arguments to my
review of The Villikon Chronicles, Id have to say
we still differ in opinion.
Kort Villikon is an educated man, and I have no problem with
polysyllabic words. However I feel that the writing in these
books is excessively flowery. The text is self-consciously
ornate, as if the writer had had a thesaurus in his hand,
and was looking up the most complicated way of saying something.
The language feels contrived and unnatural, and it detracts
from the telling of the story. There are also several misusages
of words and punctuation, which I find distracting.
recall the book ever saying he was keeping a diary. Where
was that said?
rather like pretty pictures. Thats why I read comic
books. If it didnt have good art, what would be the
point? The scantily clad women were distracting, however they
were meant to be. As the authors said, Female vampires
are alluring. Maybe thats why they wore next to
nothing while the porphyrian males were in head-to-toe armor.
However I dont think it had much to do with distracting
me from writing the review. Im not a lesbian. Not my
inlay has a brief, two paragraph run-down of the universe.
I call that little explanation rather than complete
history. And yes, the events and dialog are there to
explain all that, and thats where I felt the structure
of the books failed. I thought the voice-over and narration
did a poor job of explaining what the action and dialog should
have been showing us. Rather than having the characters stand
around looking at each other while the voice-over explains
what theyre thinking, they should have shown is by having
the characters act on their desires.
read the character explanations. They shouldnt have
been necessary. If a story is so convoluted that you cant
remember who is who, then something needs to be pared down.
Each character should be an essential enough part that their
role is obvious and memorable. They wont have the luxury
of a rogues gallery if this ever gets made into
clearly, the measure of somethings quality is how many
awards it wins.
not sure what you mean by average-joe boom-splat-pow
comic book. Aside from the fact that comics tend to have more
complex plots than movies and screenplays, many of the boom-splat-pow
books Ive read have excellent stories and well developed
characters. Comic writers have the luxury of time to get their
ideas across. Screenwriters have to get it in one shot, in
one brief two-hour time frame. The audience cant gaze
at a scene as long as they want, or flip back to re-read.
The writer must be concise and clear, and the Villikon Chronicles
again: And that's where we'll leave it for now. Bryan
and Roy took their lumps from us, and we still have great
respect for their earnestness and dedication to the industry.
Despite our far from enthusiastic response to the initial
Villikon Chronicles, we look forward to seeing what they're
anybody still wants to talk about this, or anything else,
let's take it to the forum!
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