Ever since I was a child, Batman was part of my life. As I grew up, my love for Batman grew stronger and more prominent that now I call myself a Batmanologist. This review is not going to be pretty. Brace for impact. Nightwalker has nothing to do with Batman.
*** Note that I have nothing against Marie Lu, as I never read one of her novels. I am only critiquing her Batman Nightwalker novel alone. Spoiler Alert. ***
Batman Nightwalker Official Summary
The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. Bruce is turning eighteen and inheriting his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he could ever desire. However, on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice that leads to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison.
Fans of DC Comics waited many decades to see a live-action movie of the iconic superheroes. Sadly, the welcome revealed to be negative and even unfair.
Justice League Movie Summary
Justice League unfairly reviewed by many maybe reading the summary can help first!
Steppenwolf and his Parademons set out to take over the Earth. However, Batman seeks the help of Wonder Woman to assemble and recruit Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman to thwart the powerful new enemy. — Google
In 2019, DC Comics’ released the first live-action season of Swamp Thing. Anticipated and hoped to become a success, the series hit the small screen and received a warm welcome. Yet, only one season of the show ran the screen before cancellation.
DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Summary
One season alone is not enough. DC Universe’s Swamp Thing deserves more.
While looking into an epidemic in her Louisiana hometown, CDC investigator Abby Arcane discovers that the local swamps hold numerous secrets after her partner seemingly dies and transforms into Swamp Thing. — Google
When I started in this pursuit of making my dream come true social media was only beginning. Facebook was all the rage with tweens, Twitter was to fail, and DeviantArt was for the best artists. In one decade, everything tumbled down.
By Social Media: Facebook
At first, Facebook was a place to meet people with shared interests and share your daily activities down to your bowel movements. Tweens would use the tool to either strengthened their friendship, spy on others, stalk, or bully. Sad but true. But then, it all changed, others saw the potential and turned it into a marketing weapon. Creativity stopped by social media must end now.
Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, is a fictional character. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games. — Wikipedia
While I am a fan of hard and high science fiction, growing up with my grandparents had many pluses. For example, I grew up watching one of the ever-growing cult classic, James Bond. I watched it from its somewhat “big” screen beginning with Sean Connery as 007 in 1962.
I grew up watching a soft sci-fi action movie cult and developed an affection for the British agent. It was an affection I didn’t know would last to this day and creeps in my writing. I am quite thankful for the inspiration and the style it gave me.
The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe but never fully explored. — Google
The Death of Lorca
When writing for The Geek Initiative, I was the “official” review of the new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery. I wrote a review for each episode, and when sources came out that Captain Lorca would meet his death, I was quite angry. It was the discovery of the Terran universe.
Follow my reasoning here: Star Trek was always on the “right sight of things,” and here, we could tangibly feel that DISCO was about showing the dark side of the Federation, Starfleet and everything it implies.
Black holes, space, deep space exploration, Sam Neil, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, horror and speculative science fiction? Doesn’t that sound great? Add to it hell and I’m in nerd heaven! Event Horizon remains an underrated movie.
1997 Event Horizon’s Infinite Terror!
When my mother went to Blockbusters, we were members with our cards and all where six movies would cost only like $10.00 for rentals. Good times! Well, I was a fan of the Alien franchise, Ripley being a role model to me.
I wanted to watch Alien III because it was the one I didn’t watch, but the movie wasn’t there. Little did I know I would soon be aboard the Event Horizon the infinite terror.
Amazon is the online stop where most indie authors go to find a place for themselves. It is a place to build a brand but also hides its double-edged sword. Let’s find out why and see if Amazon is truly a bad guy for indies.
Amazon Back In My Day
Amazon started as an online bookstore. Do you remember the old days where we had the landline Internet, and we had to tell our mom to get off the phone? If you’re my age, you probably remember. No one knew, is Amazon truly a bad guy for indies? No on knew because we weren’t there yet.
I would have Napster running, shhh! I’d have Wikipedia when it was not that great yet. Oh! I didn’t use Google back then. It was Yahoo that was “all the rage!” Seriously, having an email was “something!”
“Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition.” — Oxford English Dictionary
New Millennium Laws
The law of intellectual property is there to protect all people. It protects from creatives to scientists and everyone in between regardless of the field. It doesn’t matter the subject or the intention.
Once it is in your head, it is yours forever. Once it is on paper or on your electronic device, it is your proof of ownership. It is a serious concern right now new millennium plagiarism put bloggers at risk by stealing their work.
Charles Vane was an English pirate who operated in the Bahamas during the end of the Golden Age of Piracy. Vane was likely born in the Kingdom of England around 1680. — Wikipedia
Pirate Nerd Mostly Captain Vane
I am a huge Age of Piracy nerd. I was always interested in history, but pirates are my favorite subject. Of course, I’m a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean. However, when Black Sails came out, I hesitated because I feared mistakes would show. Yet, Captain Vane noticed me!