"I dig humor in anything as long as the humor "fits" the mood the story sets. The hunor in a movie like Pulp Fiction is organic and fits the serious tone. At the same time I don't have a problem with campy/tongue in cheek humor if the…"
"Well I've taken to calling my take on crime fiction "Dark Hat Noir" entries (Came up with a logo that I thought would help associate me with a brand and stand out) I would probably call what I do street crime thrillers."
"While I embrace e-books as a whole I haven't embraced the practice on a personal level. More out of habit than protest. I also know I'm not built to "one click" my libaries (literary, music, etc) as my eyes (or ears) tend to be…"
"She definitely has the "chops" to pull off a Femme Fatale convincingly (her eyes, her voice) so I can easily believe some would have dug her performance in "Lonely Hearts" (which I haven't seen but word of mouth kept me away…"
"Patience. It seems when it comes to patience the amount I give the moving image (television, movies) and the written word have switched positions. Where as the 16 years ago me had the patience to wait for the whale to show up in "Moby…"
"Since todays audience trend towards plot observation before, during or after a story ("why didn't he or she just ...", "How did they not suspect ...", "Wouldn't they need a warrant to ..." , etc) I don't…"
"While preparing my new work for release I've been weighing the pros and cons of offering the first book featuring the character for free on Kindle to see if it would help the kindle and print book sales of the (soon to come) modern work. In the…"
"I tend to read every review I find or am made aware of for the first month or so then kind of trail off (not wanting to "jinx" things if the over all reviews are positive or "torture myself" if the majority aren't. One of…"
"Great lists (and oddly enough The Big Sleep - a noir classic I've never seen but have had on the to watch list forever - is on TMC as I type this. Excited to see it). Thanks for sharing a list of more movies I now want to make time for. "
"With prose work: involve the senses to promote setting without "seeming" as if I'm doing so (Walter Mosley has a particular talent of doing this very thing seamlessly in my opinion). With my comic book scripting: learning how to get…"
"Wow. Shaft. Now there's a blast from the past. Didn't know it was adapted from a book series. Interesting.
- Yes. Written by Ernest Tidyman who I believe wrote the screenplay - or if not the screenplay the treatment ... I would have to…"
"Great discussion (usually said by some spam bot just before the pyramid scheme or dating site advertisements come barreling down. But this time said by an actual person - I don't care what the census form I only half read and filled out…"
I'm a hardened thief. A taker. Well ... not really. In fact my aversion to avoiding physical pain at all costs, suspect fighting skills honed from years of reading just the back cover blurbs of martial arts "How to" books, and nagging inability to keep even the smallest of secrets have made unwelcome in most outlaw circles. I mean, there is the "please, not in the face, He did it! He did it!" snitch and heist club I'm a member of but we have yet to pull off a successful one ... or not claim we're late for something else and really have to go on the day of the heist :-). But I DO steal as many free moments as I can to read the fantasy, drama, humor and crime fiction of other talents and create some of my own. Among that work is 5 Shots. 5 Shots is a graphic novel collection with five stories (hence the title) focused on the case files of an African-American, female, private eye named Jay Nova who – off the books – helps desperate people resolve "situations" they can’t, or won’t, go to the law with. And did I mention she has a secret ability to read minds that she can't control or predict? The follow up to 5 Shots - titled Blind Corners - is being put together as of this post. Thanks for having me here and I hope I can contribute as much as I learn. Wishing any and everyone great reading, writing and success.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Authors I dig (but not graves for :-) ) -Walter Mosley, Chester Himes,George Pelicanos,Octavia Butler to name just a few.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Law and Order (Both the original when it aired and SVU), The Wire, Training Day, Across 110th Street, Shaft (The first two movies. Pretty much pretend Shaft in Africa and the tv show never happened. Thought the movie with Samuel L. Jackson was decent) and many, many more (tv shows and movies) that I haven't named for the sake of not turning this into a 200 page post :-).
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