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Work Not In Progress: The LEGO Movie

Another abandoned spec piece, on The LEGO Movie. This one wasn’t coming together either, and the more I think about it now, weeks after writing it, the more I think that I was writing out of my ass and didn’t … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Begin the Begin

For no real reason whatsoever, here’s a pitch document that I sent to Time at the start of the month (Minus the pitch that was approved). This is the kind of format I work in for them, although it tends … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

The Previously Ill-Considered Importance of “Previously, On…”

This piece was written on spec for Time, and never used. After finishing the second season premiere of House of Cards, two thoughts stuck in my head. The first was, of course, related to that thing that happens, the thing … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 Writingthoughts

I Am Iron Metaphor

This just in, from the Disney Vaults: An essay I wrote for Comix Experience’s Onomatoepeia newsletter waaaay back in 2008, just before the opening of the Iron Man movie (The essay was part of a series, originated by the wonderful … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 Nostalgiaville, Writingthoughts ,

The True Meaning of Christmas Programming

From an abandoned opening for a Time.com piece: It is, as we’re told so many times during the month of December, the most wonderful time of the year. And yet, there are many who don’t enjoy this holiday season, with … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 Writingthoughts

10 Worst Suggestions for Superhero Movie Casting

Written for Newsarama for its Top 10 slot, this never got published because it was just a little too tongue-in-cheek for its own good. Nevertheless, I kind of liked it. No matter what you think of the idea of Ben … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 Writingthoughts ,

Embarrassed By My (Not-So-Young) Youth, Part 23

In a moment that’s oddly fitting — or, at least one that’s demonstrative of my weeks these days — I ended up being too busy to remember that this past Wednesday was the 10th anniversary of the start of Fanboy … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 Nostalgiaville, Writingthoughts

One More Thing

The first draft for a thing for Time that ended up being rewritten from scratch and, bizarrely, about an entirely different television show altogether (although, if/when it goes live, you will see mention of Columbo in there). *** Somehow, more … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 Writingthoughts , ,

Behind The Scenes, Part 23

I feel like my subconscious is making some kind of religious suggestion with the pattern of these files on my desktop. (All of these are stories that are finished and submitted to various places — I keep them around in … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 Writingthoughts

I’m The Most Important Guy in This Bestiary

Got myself a copy of Alec: The Years Have Pants from the recent online sale from Top Shelf Comix, and read through it last night — it reminded me how weirdly important Eddie Campbell was to my development both as … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 Nostalgiaville, Writingthoughts ,