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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Man of Steel | Movie Review

Sunday night I saw The Man of Steel with a buddy. It was awesome! While a lot of the fight scenes were a bit over the top with how much destruction to the city Superman creates, it sure was fun to watch on the big screen! It just seems like Superman would have tried to take the fight away from the city - but then that wouldn't have been as riveting to watch now would it?

Besides the amazing action in the movie, and it was so good, there was a lot of great storytelling going on too. This movie made use of flashbacks really well to fill in the back story. The way they would jump back in the timeline to show you how Clark grew up to be the man he is worked really well. You got to get to the exciting part of his adult life pretty quick, and still go back and see big important moments of his childhood that shaped him. I'm not sure why it worked so well, but the people making this movie knew what they were doing. This is easily the best Superman movie to date.

It was a long movie, but they used the time on the screen well. You get a lot of story in this film. It starts all the way back before Kal-El (Superman) is born and you really get to see his world on the brink of its destruction. The CG was amazing. I muttered "wow," and "dang" quite a few times as I was really taken aback by the stunning stuff I was gazing upon.

So even though at times the movie went a bit over the top, it was a blast and the story telling was really good. I can't wait to see this film again! Have you seen it? What did you think? Was I way out of line calling this the best Superman film to date? Is that blasphemy? Tell me about it! Leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What's Wrong With This Image?

Give it a second. Look closer. No, keep looking. Just wait for it . . . 
Did it get you like it got me? No this has nothing to do with my writing or other creative projects, just had to share. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm Alive. I'm Narrating an Audiobook.

Wow, I haven't posted anything here in ten days! That's a long time. I've been better about that up until now, but I guess I've just been so busy that I haven't had time. I've been working hard on finishing up my first official audio book. I've recorded my own short stories and one novellette, but this is a full length novel called "A Life Worth Dreaming About," written by Nicholas Dettmann. The audio book will be for sale on Audible, Amazon, and in iTunes! I'm really excited about it and proud of my work. People say narrating an entire novel is like running a marathon and they're not kidding. I've been at it for a long time now, but it's been a blast and an awesome opportunity for me that I'm very grateful for. 

I finished recording the last of the audio tonight. I'm very relieved but also a bit sad that it's over. I still have several hours of editing to do to finish up the last four chapters, but the performance part of this project is over. I have been having so much fun recording Nicholas's novel! I love acting out the characters' lines and reading all the narrator parts. It is just as fun as I've always dreamed it would be. I have always wanted to get into acting but never found the time for it. I've also been a huge fan of audio books for several years now, listening to tons of them as I commute for 2 hours a day each weekday. My love for books and reading and audio books lead me to follow my dream and upload some samples to ACX. ACX stands for Audiobook Creation Exchange. It's an Amazon company bringing authors and narrators together to make audio books. Pretty cool right? So now I'm an audio book narrator, and I plan to keep narrating more titles until I'm too old to press the record button. This is just too fun.

I was fortunate enough to find work almost right away. I was surprised. Nicholas told me in a message that his wife thought my voice would fit his novel well. I'm so thankful and I hope it really brings the book to life in a new way for them. I sure had fun reading it, and I hope you'll look for it and have some fun listening to it once it hits all the digital bookshelves.

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