I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with pacing and plotting in the new season of Daredevil, and I’ll probably put my thoughts into print for Friday after I finish watching the final two episodes. The amount of stupid that was suddenly injected into the plot can’t be overcome by the deft acting, and my suspension of disbelief has been completely destroyed. Sure, it’s a superhero show, but it goes out of its way to make things gritty and “real” so some of the things it’s asking viewers to believe defy logic.
For now, though, I’m behind schedule today and need to get to work, so here are some interesting links.
First, a neat article from National Geographic about some hidden World War I Alpine emplacements becoming visible due to ice melting.
Second, a link to a Kickstarter for a new role-playing setting/system from the immensely talented Kevin Crawford, the mastermind behind many of the best independent old school books in the last years, including Stars Without Number and Red Tide, both of which I’ve discussed previously on the site.
Third, a link to a fundraising campaign for a new season of Star Trek Continues at Indie Go Go.
Fourth, out of the deep blue floats a nice review of Beyond the Pool of Stars, my most recently published novel. I had hoped that with TOR involved in distribution that this book would be better reviewed and discussed, but then it’s a tie-in novel, which are never particularly well reviewed. I’ve been sad to see that it’s pretty much been invisible except for one or two other reviews.
Fifth, if you were interested in Nemo’s War from Victory Point Games but were too late for the Kickstarter, for a limited time you can still pre-order a copy that has most of the Kickstarter goodies.
Right — that’s all I have time for. I have to feed the horses and get back to writing.