Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Time to rip some stuff up!

After putting the Skinners manuscript in the mail, I decided to take a few days to clear my head. And what better way to do that than by picking up God of War 3? I knew this game would be awesome, but I'm still amazed by it. More often than not, I'm staring slack-jawed at the screen by the sheer magnificence of Kratos's ass-kickery. I'm not too far into it and don't want to give anything away, but there's a part where he kills one of the Olympians (if you didn't see that coming, you obviously haven't played any of the God of War games) by beating the fool to death with his bare hands. Not only that, but most of the scene plays out in 1st person...from the victim's point of view. You thought Kratos looked like a bad mutha before? Wait until you see him from the receiving end of his rampage. Pure, blood-soaked bliss.

I also spent some time on XBox Live catching up on movie previews. That's one thing I really miss about not going to theaters so much. I saw the previews for The A-Team (which looks like a lot of goofy summertime fun), Iron Man 2 (yes I already saw this one, but didn't mind seeing it again), and Kick Ass. I'm pumped for Kick Ass. Based on a comic series and about comics in general, this one looks really good. I may have to drag my sorry butt out to a multi-gargantu-plex this year. That is, if I save up enough money for popcorn.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.