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Doctor Who Audio Dramas: Zylon: Rebellion

ZYLON: REBELLION
by Thomas Himinez
Four episodes
Length: 121 minutes

Zylon: Rebellion

What atrocities would you commit to save your planet?

The Zylons are here. They have killed most and are saving the rest for food. Galaxy Garrison has retreated and left those behind to fend for themselves.

Some have given up. Some have sided with the Zylons. Most just try to survive day to day. And some continue the fight, not against the Zylons but against their fellow humans.

The Doctor and Camille find themselves caught in a war of desperation, and the cost for freedom may be too high even for them..

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Part two

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Part three

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Part four

Part four

A Year of Excess

Wow. 2015. What a year! And I can’t believe it’s about to end already. Where has the time gone? I swear it was just yesterday I was packing up 2014 files at work to store away, and now I’m about to do it all again.

As for writing? That’s been a rollercoaster all on its own. It certainly didn’t help that life was seriously getting in the way all the while…

Source: A Year of Excess

I have recut Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy into a single 4-hour film

This makes the films SO much better!

The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit

TolkienEdit_IconLet me start by saying that I enjoy many aspects of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Overall, however, I felt that the story was spoiled by an interminable running time, unengaging plot tangents and constant narrative filibustering. What especially saddened me was how Bilbo (the supposed protagonist of the story) was rendered absent for large portions of the final two films. Back in 2012, I had high hopes of adding The Hobbit to my annual Lord of the Rings marathon, but in its current bloated format, I simply cannot see that happening.

So, over the weekend, I decided to condense all three installments (An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies) into a single 4-hour feature that more closely resembled Tolkien’s original novel. Well, okay, it’s closer to 4.5 hours, but those are some long-ass credits! This new version was achieved through a series of…

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Cheers to a Bad Review

My friend Gabriela had her first “bad review” and instead of being hurt by it, turned it around and learned from it. She turned lemons into lemonade.

G.R. Lyons, Author

Yes, you read that right. I’m actually pleased I got a bad review (note this particular review isn’t something someone posted publicly but sent to me personally after reading my first book, The Lethean).

Since we live in the real world, a bad review was bound to happen. It’s just a simple fact of life.

You can’t please everyone.

And that’s a good thing! You’re not supposed to please everyone. If you did, there’d be something radically wrong with the very fabric of reality and human nature. Human beings are unique individuals — no two alike — so we’re not all supposed to like the same things. We’re not all supposed to fall into the same categories. We’re not all supposed to agree. And that, my friends, is a beautiful truth.

This, of course, is the foundation of libertarian / anarchist ideology, to which I wholeheartedly subscribe. It not…

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