Sunday, January 2, 2011

Blog neglect

Wow. It's been a while since my last post. Sorry about that or, depending on what you think of my rambling, you're welcome.

Part of my excuse was visiting my dad for Christmas. Sure, I could have updated in that time, but I just didn't. Oh well. We went to see Tron Legacy in a theater in 3D!! First of all, let me point out that I don't get to theaters very often at all anymore. I bring this up because I noticed some innovations other than the 3D. For example...flavored popcorn dust. For a buck fifty, you can buy cheese flavored stuff to dash onto your popcorn. It was awesome!! There was even vanilla stuff to put into your coke. Apart from the fact that they somehow came up with a way to make snacks MORE expensive than purchasing the DVD of the movie you're watching, it was very cool.

Speaking of the movie, I liked the new Tron. I liked the first Tron too, so this isn't a big surprise. I haven't heard a lot of nice things about this movie from just about anyone, but I think this is a case of Nostalgic Build-Up Syndrome. 27 years ago (THAT long???) I was a kid who loved video games, explosions and shiny stuff. Therefore, no matter how much the critics and adult movie goers panned Tron (which they did...EXTENSIVELY), I loved it. The first Tron isn't really a great movie if we take out the wide-eyed, geeky joy that we feel when we mention it. When I went to Tron Legacy, all I wanted was more lightcycles and video game stuff. Well, this time it was in 3D! Was it the best movie ever? No. Was it horrible because I was expecting a finely tuned plot? No. It had lightcycles, explosions, and shiny stuff. Me= happy. Add in the 3D, nacho cheese flavored popcorn and vanilla coke and it was freaking awesome!!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to Walmart to buy a toy lightcycle for my desk.

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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.