I watched Donnie Darko this weekend. The moniker "cult movie" usually makes me flinch, and it has for quite a few years with Darko. Well, I found it at the public library on Friday, and since I can't beat "free", I watched it.
Wow. Sad, poignant, well paced. Amazing music. Weird. I wish I knew a kid like Donnie in high school. I wish I had watched this one sooner. Most of all, I wish I could write like that. If you like weird, dark, pseudo-science fantasy, see it. Now.
Arkham Tales #1 is out--free to download: http://www.arkhamtales.com/
Did I mention I can't beat "free"? Neither can you, dear reader--and you won't be sorry. The editorial alone gave me chills, mostly because Mr. Shumate (the editor) echoed some of my own reasons for writing.
The layout is very professional, and what I've read thus far chilling ("The House on the Hill of Stars" Jeffery Scott Sims is wonderful). The final story, a gut-munching bit of flash entitled "Until Death, I Eat" by Scott Bastedo, offers a powerful final shot.
Speaking of final shots, I'm nearing mine for NaNoWriMo. Sitting at 42K after this weekend, but I can't say it's a pretty 42K.
Have a fantastic week, dear readers.