I watched Valerian the movie a while back, and I did not like it much. There were some nice scenes, but it was mostly an exposition-heavy mess. And I wasn’t the only one to think so. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its visuals while criticizing the plot and some of the casting. David Ehrlich of IndieWire said “the vividness of this place only underscores the lifelessness of the people leading us through it.

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Supergirl is a TV show that premiered in October 2015 on CBS, then moved to The CW for its second season. It stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian who escaped from her dying planet as a teen. Twelve years after coming to Earth, Kara decides to use her powers to become Supergirl, while retaining her adorkable secret identity. Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that came out in November 2015.

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The most popular post on my blog right now is where I compare Altered carbon and the Punisher in a Vs match. I suspect what people like about this post is the primal nature of the Vs battle. This one post generates so much traffic that I would be crazy not to try the same trick again. The only question is, who should the two sides of the next Vs conflict be.

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Space Opera

My book is now written, the climax has been reached, and the last words are down on paper. There is still, of course, a lot of rejigging, editing, and proofreading to do, but the book itself is done, and my thoughts are now turning to actually uploading it to Draft2Digital, from where it will be distributed to quality eBook and print on demand outlets across the interwebs. One of the stages of uploading a book for publication is deciding on the section of the bookshop the novel will be shelved in.

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Brett Fitzpatrick

I am an author writing sci-fi novels, blog posts, and a bunch of other stuff.