Thursday, December 11, 2014

Arrow 3-09: "The Climb"


Arrow's winter finale was last night. The show's creators promised a shock ending and... well, I suppose that qualified, though does anyone really think that's going to stick?

My illustrated recap is below. As always, click on the link for larger/expandable images.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Arrow 3-08: "The Brave and the Bold"


After a break for Thanksgiving, Arrow was back with a new episode last night. This was part two of a two-part special that began the previous night on The Flash, which I took great pains to avoid watching, because that Flash pilot was terrible. In a fit of self-amusement, my sister and I instead watched that old episode of Smallville where Justin Hartley's Oliver Queen joins up with Kyle Gallner's Flash and forms the Justice League, and look, nobody's ever going to point to sixth-season Smallville as being any good, but it was giddy cheeseball fun. Which Arrow is most decidedly not.

Having said that, this wasn't a bad episode. Good to see Barry Allen yelling some sense into Oliver.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fun With Keywords: Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americanos! 

Just so you all know, all six of my books—Bias Cut, Lonely Satellite, Demon City, Wrong City, Charlotte Dent, and Preppies of the Apocalypse—are now available in snazzy paperback editions as well as ebook format. Just in time for Christmas! If anybody’s interested in signed copies (perfect for gifting!), email me and we’ll work it out. Otherwise, here's my Amazon author page.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Arrow 3-07: "Draw Back Your Bow"


As much as I try to relax and just accept Arrow for what it is, it'd be awfully nice if the show's views on women weren't so painfully retrograde. This episode was a doozy in that regard (Thea starting to fall for that DJ who acts like a total dick to her! Felicity going weak over diamonds and couture! Cupid's neurotic obsession with Oliver!).

Illustrated recap below. Click the links for larger, expandable images.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Arrow 3-06: "Guilty"


Fresh new illustrated guide to Arrow! Better episode! Not especially, like, good or anything, but not nearly as soul-shreddingly awful as last week's Felicity weep-fest.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Arrow 3-05: "The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak"


It was a perfectly loathsome episode of Arrow last night. My unusually vitriolic illustrated recap is after the jump.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Arrow 3-04: "The Magician"


Hey, that was a pretty good episode of Arrow, right? Fast-paced, good action scenes, funny in parts, Oliver was less self-absorbed and undercaffeinated than usual, and Nyssa and Malcolm were in good form.

Here's this week's illustrated guide.