Archive | May, 2013

Amazon Kindle Worlds: Can it Thrive?

22 May

If you haven’t heard (which you probably haven’t, considering the news is just two hours old), Amazon Kindle has created a program, Kindle Worlds, that allows fanfiction writers to publish their works from $.99 to $3.99. To cover those icky copyright laws, Amazon acquires licenses from the original copyright holders, and then fiction writers grab their laptops and churn away, creating stories.

Unlike normal fanfiction publishing, where the fanfiction writer can write in (almost) any fandom but not get paid for it, Amazon Kindle World’s gives the author 35% of the net revenue, as well as paying the original owner royalties for allowing them to use their work.

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TRAILER: Teen Wolf Season 3

20 May

I did warn that this was a film AND TV blog, right? Did I also warn for the fact that I love me some terrible television shows? No? Well here’s my warning: MTV’s Teen Wolf is terribly fun television, and the season 3 trailer just premiered today.

Now, I can assume what you’re thinking. Why is this amazingly intelligent media critic watching what is reported to be slightly terrible television show?? …Oh you’re not thinking that. Well, I can pretend that you are.

But essentially, why should you watch Teen Wolf and why should you pretend to care about season 3?

Well, the cast is attractive.

Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden, JR Bourne, Keahu Kahuanui, Ian Bohen, teen wolf, teen wolf season 3, danny, derek hale, peter hale, lydia martin, argent, allison argent, scott mccall, stiles stilinkski, stiles, scott, allison,

In fact, one of them is even went to my school! REPRESENT. (image souce: MTV.com)

However, I watch it when I want to watch a fun show. I mean, there are some problems with some of the dialogue (“Mountain ASH!!!!!!!!!!!”) and there are some plot holes, but generally, it’s a fun show where the women kick ass (sometimes too much and a bit too deadly, but hey, I’m cool with that), and the boys range from adorable to really, really, ridiculously good looking.

tyler hoechlin, teen wolf, derek hale

I’m looking at you and your stupidly attractive face. (image source: fanpop)

However, if you really want an analysis of the show that isn’t pretty pictures of people, then there are lots of websites out there that will give you this analysis. I mainly am interested in focusing on the new trailer.

I’m assuming you’ve watched the trailer above so you can’t yell spoilers. Seriously. Watch the two minute trailer, then come back to my rambling opinons.

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