March 11, 2016
Another happy Friday to us all! The sun is shining, the crocus are blooming, but I’m not entirely trusting spring yet because this is Colorado and we’ve gotten big huge snows as late as May. All this sunshine — it’s a trap!
There’s so much I want to blog about but I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and rub two thoughts together. I’ve gotten really busy. This is good — it’s all stuff I want to do, and after all the directionless flailing of last year it feels great having my life be a little more task oriented. I’m very type A, it seems.
One observation I’ve been thinking about: I didn’t realize how tired I was of grimdark in superhero media until I got a whole bunch of happy. Captain America, The Flash, a great big chunk of the MCU is mostly uplifting. And then I see the Batman v. Superman trailer again and I think gawd, no. That gray color palette comes up and I just get tired.
I have another new show: I watched the first episode of Mr. Robot and loved it because it’s so old-school cyberpunk — except it isn’t science fiction. It’s confirming my hypothesis that we now have a fourth generation of cyberpunk literature, characterized by not actually being science fiction. It’s post Wikileaks and Anonymous cyberpunk. I need to watch more and get all my notes together so I can turn my evolution of cyberpunk theory into an actual theory.
And then I want to talk about what’s happened to urban fantasy over the last couple of years, because it’s kinda crashed and burned. . .
See what I mean about too many thoughts? Or I can go work on the new Rick short story I just started. . .