Side Quest! is a Friday segment where I basically share some links to stuff that entertained, enthralled, and distracted me during the last few days. The idea of "Side Quest" as a segment comes from just such a thing: The Indoor Kids, a podcast on the Nerdist Network (a site sure to make many an appearance in this segmant...) Hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon talk videogames, movies, and generally nerdery with a slew of awesome guests. Sometimes thought-provoking and always entertaining, The Indoor Kids is slowly becoming my new obsession.
Yes, it says "Friday segment" up above. Yes, it is Tuesday. But I have a 1-month old baby at home right now so time management (as well as sleep, sanity, and clean clothing) has gone by the way side. So technically this is LAST week's stuff, but its cool stuff nonetheless, so click some linky-links and be cool... and stuff.
Last week I dug on some Marvel/DC silhouette art submitted to Geek Art by Lily's Factory, I shed a single tear over Neil Gaiman taking a sort of social media hiatus to work on his next novel, and I finally started watching Doctor Who. Oh, and on Saturday I watched Star Wars Episodes 1-3 on BluRay. It was my first foray into the world of High Def. I've decided that I may not want to see everything in a movie so clearly...
Not the most eventful week in nerdery, but that's probably a good thing. I spent a lot of time writing. I started up a fresh new draft on an old concept, which I eluded to in my last post, I kicked a few more words into my angels-and-demons series, The Cormin Chronicles, and I brainstormed a new film script with two of my favorite creative peeps. So it was a productive week. Hope yours was just as creative and wonderful.
THINGS I'M READING: Dove into Joseph Robert Lewis' new Europa series with the novella Omar the Immortal and I downloaded Kelsey Miller's debut novel Retribution (for free, nonetheless!) Still plugging away at Colston Whitehead's Zone One, but I'm sadly finding it less and less engaging. The writing is wonderful, it's just the story isn't really grabbing me. Oh well. Like a good and faithful zombie, I will dredge on. I hate not finishing books.
Have a great week!