Star Trek: The Next Story Bible–Script Formatting

Even if you actually clicked onto this article you may be thinking that this isn’t going to be that interesting a section, but if you wanted to know a little behind the scenes as to the purpose of logs or how to actually translate a stardate, you just might be interested.

As I expected this will be a short one and as I’m not sure how much time I have since my dad would like to use his own computer but lets me use it while mine are still down this is actually beneficial to me. However I would have skipped over it if it wasn’t of any interest, at least to any writers out there. Whether you’re hoping to write for an actual episode, comic, video game, novel, or even just fanfic and want to be as authentic as you can, this little section may be of interest to you.

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Didio’s Fight To Restore The New 52

Sorry there was no posting yesterday. I couldn’t get to my dad’s computer, my computers are still inaccessible, and trying to use even the external keyboard for my tablet is a chore.

While you can find fans for almost anything, just some harder to find than others, the consensus in the circles I travel in is that the New 52 was a bad idea. While a few good stories came out of it it was at the cost of beloved characters and much of what made the DC Universe more interesting than the Marvel Universe for many of us. Linkara’s video in the “Jimquisition” style pretty much says it all.

But I want to focus on another video by Professor Geek. Via Bendis’ destruction of Superman, G. Willow Wilson’s take on Wonder Woman, and a recent DC Nation magazine that may indicate that Dan Didio not only hasn’t given up on the darker Marvelesque style of the New 52 (while Marvel is slowly ditching the superhero concept and “hero’s journey”) but is actively working to bring it back.

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She-Ra 2000 Trailer Reaction

She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power is the re-imagination of She-Ra: Princess Of Power, the spin-off of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe. The Princess Of Power toyline is the girls version of Masters Of The Universe, although Mattel took that a bit too far, as Free Comic Inside has noted.

Now I’ve discussed what’s come out about Dreamworks’s new take and I’ve had mixed feelings on it. It could be good, but will it be such a poor adaptation that they might as well not have bothered? As an experiment I recorded a live reaction via my tablet (since the computers are still down) and here are my thoughts, but first let me show you the actual trailer so you can follow along.

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Chapter By Chapter: The Death And Life Of Superman ch. 23

Chapter by Chapter features me reading one chapter of the selected book at the time and reviewing it as if I were reviewing an episode of a TV show or an issue of a comic. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read to the point I have, and if you’ve read further I ask that you don’t spoil anything further into the book. Think of it as read-along book club.

Despite my current technical difficulties I’m going to try to at least to get the feature article up when I can access my dad’s computer. (I can’t do anything with the tablet. Even watching YouTube is a chore.) And I don’t want this book to go through the same long hiatus I had with 2016’s review of Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire.

I also read the chapter before writing this intro rather than after like usual because it was easier under the circumstances. So I know this one actually has a fight between two of the Supermen, and yet another addition to the roster. So far we’ve had The Kryptonian, Cyborg Superman, Man Of Steel, Don’t Call Me Superboy, and Bibbo. This last one is probably the one me most anticipated, but his introduction was kind of done wrong.

Chapter 23: Reign Of The Supermen part 5

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Technical Difficulties

If you’re seeing this it means my return has hit a new snag. My computer refuses to turn on. So I don’t even know if I’m going to be able to put stuff out for awhile unless I can access my dad’s computer like I’m doing now. I’m not sure when I can resume but I’ll be back as soon as I can, even if it’s only a partial comeback. Of course both computers (including the laptop) are down now.

Jake & Leon #377: Still Breaking

And it took him a week to realize this.

I’ve got so much to do this week that I won’t be able to do much BW work this week. This isn’t why I suggested I might have two weeks off, but it does include a job interview. Wish me luck! There’s also two family events and monthly grocery shopping plus who knows what else. Depending on what happens with the interview I should be back to full speed next week.

Meanwhile, I did do some work on the back-up drive in this week’s Clutter Report. So that’s something to check out, even though it’s short. We’ll be returning with more Death & Return Of Superman, my thoughts on Transformers Cyberverse (episodes available on Cartoon Network’s website and more on demand if you have cable), more He-Man newspaper strips, and some Star Trek stuff, including more from the TNG writer’s guide. I also have the next few Saturday Night Showcases chosen. Just bear with me another week, and again I apologize to the new subscribers (I even picked up another one) as well as the rest of you. We will be back soon.

Jake & Leon #376: Break

If you follow the panels backwards you see my creation process.

My apologies to my readers, especially the two who just subscribed today (hello!), but I need to take a week or two to take care of other things. I have unrelated projects that have been ignored, and some of the important, plus I need to find a job or some other source of legal and moral financial income since the Patreon is still empty, YouTube still hasn’t restored my monetization (I’m still not popular enough), and my retired father shouldn’t have to pay my way, should he? I haven’t wanted to stop doing BW work since I missed so much of 2016 due to my medical issues but it has to be done. I thought I could do both but my messed-up sleep cycle has interfered with that and that’s another thing I’m hoping to deal with.

I WILL RETURN, hopefully in a week but two weeks at the latest because The Death & Life Of Superman is almost done (if I thought I could wait a few weeks I would) and I’m still in the middle of the story bible for Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Iron Man/Fantastic Four crossover, and the Fourth Doctor fighting space werewolves sent by the Daleks. It may not be the best time to take even one week off, which is what I’m shooting for, but some things take priority over a blog I do and will continue to do for fun and skill samples/improvement that isn’t my job, as much as I wish it were.

Hopefully I’ll return with the completion of the Worldbuilding Project, some video content, more articles, a decent waking and sleeping cycle that will give me time to work on all my projects, and some way to pay my own way around here, which may or may not take time away from BW and clutter-clearing projects. I also want to redo the Patreon but we’ll see if that happens and if I can offer anything that will entice contributors. We’ll have to see but I have to do what I have to do. In the meantime I have close to 10 years (10 in November) worth of old content, most of which isn’t time-sensitive and worth checking out. See you in a week or two!