Time to Revise

Quick update time.

My next manuscript is at about 65k words. Much more to go. Now I need to go back, re-read it, and make tweaks before I go any further in. While I would have liked to push it to the limit on my first run, I must remind myself that I am not pressed for time here. I am making something new, and it must be as good as possible so it can attract people who wouldn’t have liked the Nameless Chronicle.

So for the next few weeks, maybe a month, I will re-familiarize myself with my notes, my plans, and what I’ve done by this point. I will iron out the unfinished manuscript, accentuate any important points I may have missed, and make certain that it is as solid as it can be. And after all that is done, I will be ready to sprint toward the finish line.

That’s about it for now.

Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller

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Infinity War is Excellent

It is also a true return to form for Marvel movies, which have, for the last couple years or so, been little more than drivel.

Take the last four. Guardians Vol. 2. Spooderman. Thor: the 80s. Generic, derivative schlock. I think Black Panther might be the best out of the bunch, and that’s only due to it taking itself a bit more seriously. Still, it remains your average, forgettable action film.

I honestly didn’t think I’d end up praising Infinity War. This movie is not only dark as fuck, but it also deals out a whole lot of death! Yes! Yes!! YES!!! How many times can stakes get higher with everyone returning home safely, before it all becomes a pandering mockery? “Up until this point,” it turns out. Sure, they may end up reversing a lot of this, but for now I’ll just enjoy it while it lasts.

Other than the quantity of sweet death, I won’t spoil anything else. Everyone gets something to do, and it’s honestly impressive to see it all come together.

I enjoyed the mainstays most. Iron man, Cap, Thor, they dragged us into this universe, and they carry most of this film. I despised Spidey and nearly the whole Guardians crew (with the exception of Gamora and Nebula), with Star-Lord being nearly unbearable. Dr. Strange is an example of a newcomer doing a great job, while Hulk/Banner is an example of an oldtimer doing an especially cringy job. The rest were mostly adequate, but as said before, everyone got a slice of the cake.

Oh yeah, we’ve got an actual interesting villain for a change. I never liked Thanos in the comic books, but here he somehow manages to be both threatening and interesting. Great job.

See it. The more successful this film is, the more actual good films Marvel/Disney is going to make. Vote with your wallet and discourage infantile, derivative crap.

Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller

Unimportant Stuff

It’s that time again. The part of the month where you come here seeking information on my next release, and I waste your time by listing media that interests me. Goodie.

Because I am writing, I’ve gone back to playing smaller, shorter stuff. Binding of Isaac, in this case. It’s disgusting and disturbing so yes, I love it. This is something I never got to play as much as I wanted. Let’s fix that.

The new God of War looks incredible. Too bad I don’t have a PS4. Maybe I should spend another piece of my next book’s budget and buy one. Then I could enjoy not having the time to play it.

There’s this show called Bojack Horseman. It is an existential nightmare and I think everyone should see it. It’s on Netflix. Enjoy.

Speaking of existential nightmares, I do love myself some Lyf hax.

Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller