Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Science of Legendary’s Godzilla (2014)

The Science of Legendary’s Godzilla (2014)

Yo! Gareth Edwards! Listen up!
Nobody wants to read yet-another review of Legendary’s Godzilla film complaining about, well, just about everything. I won’t lie, I’ve got some serious ‘druthers’ about the film, but I think it would be more fun to give suggestions on how to make things better going forward, while laboring under the delusion Gareth Edwards would ever actually SEE this. Ha! That’s cute…
Truth be told, I did enjoy Godzilla. A lot. Probably due to my lifelong conditioning to love anything reptilian and large. Additionally, I enjoyed it more watching it a second time on Blu-ray the other day, because I had a better idea what to expect, and I had bonus features to help fill out some of the missing background meat from the movie.
But still, Gareth, really?
You expect us to suspend disbelief about ginormous freaking monsters, but don’t give us anything plausible to work with? What’s the biology of an immense animal that ‘feeds’ off radiation? How would any organism survive the proposed MILLIONS of years you suggest?
Tell you what, I’ll throw you a bone here. Instead of just bitching and moaning, I’ve given it some serious thought about how you can increase the plausibility of your Kaiju. And it’s yours for free, I’d just like a nod at the end of the credits. ^_~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Welcome to the Wolf's Den

Welcome to the Wolf's Den!

I love writing. I write fight scenes, love scenes, death scenes, and generally any other kind of scene I want to... but writing introductions drives me batshit crazy. So, to spare us both an entire post of self-glorified soapboxing, I'll leave the details of who I am and what I like to leak out from between the lines of my actual posts. (Or, if you actually care about that junk, you can check out the Bio on my website...you creeper)
Suffice to say, my name is Brandon M. Herbert, and I am an author. Ta da. Introduction accomplished.
Actually, I'm a few other things as well, as anyone who follows this blog for a while will eventually find out. Other than the obvious purpose of this blog (*cough cough* to shamelessly promote my writing career), I want to give you, the reader, something useful and/or interesting in exchange interacting with my subliminal (or not so much) marketing platform.
To support this M.O., and save all you wonderful people out in internet-land from yet-another onslaught of random crap shoved through an RSS feed, I will be breaking up my blog posts into sub-catagories for easy digestion. So, while this post really sucks as an introduction (yay!), it will serve its purpose marvelously as a 'How-To' guide for my blog.
Without further adeu, here are our winning catagories:

Friday, March 7, 2014

REBLOG: From The Wild Side: Killing Wolves - A Hunter-Led War Against Science

This is an eloquent statement by a man who has his head on straight and has earned my respect. Please read, comment, share, and support.  I wish more hunters who didn't buy into the anti-wolf propaganda would have the courage to speak out like Mr. Stalling has.

"As an avid and passionate hunter in Montana...I am absolutely disgusted that no hunter-based conservation organization -- most of which claim to support and defend sound, science-based management of wildlife -- are speaking out against this slaughter [of wolves] which is a clear violation of the North American model of wildlife management these organizations claim to uphold."

From The Wild Side: Killing Wolves: A Hunter-Led War Against Science a...: "We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that ...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reblog: THE J. D. Wiley: Eternal Sunset

Here is an outstanding piece of flash-fiction by my good friend.

 THE J. D. Wiley: Eternal Sunset (Flash Fiction Friday): She leaned against him, holding his metallic hand in hers. Together they watched the final moments of sunrise. In three minutes seventeen s...