Why the fuck would he not wait until he was SURE he had HIV before telling us he did! Did he simply not even think about how it might affect us? Doubtful. From my dealings with him, he is nothing but a manipulative asshole, that loves this kind of crap.
Fast forward two days, when he contacts us again to go on a raving, indecipherable rant about how it has come to his attention that the kids now call me Dad, and how unacceptable that is. They actually don't call me Dad, and I would never make them, but the guy has a complete inability to ascertain what is real and normal. Is a 4 year old who spends all but 2 years of his life with his step-father not ever supposed to think of that person as a father? How can someone rationally expect that to not happen? I'm sure he was drunk when he sent all that shit to us anyway, so after writing it down here, I will forget about it.
In happier news, the new book is moving forward pretty quickly. The darkness of it has affected me, but so it goes. It just continues to get darker frankly, so I must deal. Also, I have what will probably be the cover ready. I am not sure exactly, it may get tweaked, or it may change completely. Right now it is in the hands of pro, as I mocked this version up myself. Hopefully they will be able to put that last little bit on it that makes it perfect. I'll let you know.
Also, I am in the middle of a blog tour, but I think that it's basically worthless for me. The nice lady that is running the tour has sent Strawberries to a bunch of blogs that clearly rely almost exclusively on romance literature. Not my audience. Also, 4 or 5 of the blogs on the schedule didn't even post. Luckily this is only costing me time, as I agreed to draw a picture for her son in exchange. Pikachu riding on the back of a shark. Should be fun to do.
I will kill you, but you will laugh at my delivery.
Went and caught an advanced screening of Alien: Covenant at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline last night. My buddy Zane took me as his date, since his wife had no interest. My back hurt like a motherfucker, and the guy next to me had a dip cup that smelled like elephant asshole, but otherwise it was a fun experience.
So Covenant: First off, I feel like the pacing has issues, but I also feel like this has been the case with virtually every Ridley Scott movie ever. Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Robin Hood - All good movies (well, maybe not Kingdom of Heaven), but all have terrible pacing. Hell, even Blade Runner took three tries to get just right.
But, that aside, the movie was enjoyable. Scott takes us back to a more horror driven story - though not completely. The characters were developed and I cared about a few of them, unlike Prometheus, where I cared for no one. I mean, why was Charlize Theron even there? She had no point.
The special effects were quite good, and Michael Fassbender did a great job in his dual role. Billy Crudup was weak, and I don't think right for the role, but all the other characters played well. The gore this time around was on point, and there was quite a bit of it - which I like. I look forward to the next installment, which is supposed to take us closer to the original.
All in all, it was a satisfying film, though not at all mind blowing. Check it out if you are in love with the franchise, wait to rent it if you don't mind waiting.
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