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Category Archives: Writingthoughts

Truth, Justice and the American Psyche

This one, written for WIRED, goes waaaay back — it was written to accompany the release of Man of Steel last summer. I seem to remember something similar eventually saw the light of day in connection with Superman’s 75th anniversary … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Marvel’s Agents of the Status Quo

Written for WIRED, and I honestly can’t remember why this didn’t run. It’s from October last year, and events in the show have outdated this since to some extent. For those watching ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., last week’s fifth … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 Writingthoughts

Enough Nostalgia Already, Star Wars

Another Star Wars piece written for Wired, and another one that didn’t run for reasons best left undiscussed. It was actually given back to me to offer elsewhere; I would have run it at the Hollywood Reporter, but I felt … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Work Not In Progress: Fantastic Four

An unfinished first draft of this piece for the Hollywood Reporter, abandoned midway through because it wasn’t working. I started over from another angle, and it just felt better, somehow. Now that it looks like we may finally have Fox’s … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Internet Cynicism

Written for Wired, and left unpublished for reasons I can’t explain — there was excitement behind the scenes for it, but it never ran. Who knows? We’re still some distance away from Star Wars: Episode VII — Two years away, … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Happy Belated Birthday, Doctor Who

Written for Time to celebrate last November’s 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and left unpublished for reasons too ridiculous and complicated to get into. At one point in Russell T. Davies’ wonderful The Writer’s Tale, a book about his creative … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 Writingthoughts

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 ,