Altered Carbon- “A World Without God”

By: John D. Pepe Altered Carbon is a 10-episode series on Netflix, one that I begrudgingly started watching because the one and only TV had been bogarted by my friends during our weekend trip. At first, I did not warm to the dystopian, Blade Runner-isk, sci-fi, but by the end of the second episode I…

The Lone Wolf-Chapter 5

This is the final chapter I will be posting from my book (at least for a time) In our last chapter Remence was unable to convince the council that there was the might orc threat heading to their village.  This is only confirmed by a vanguard of fifty orcs showing up on their doorstep.  The…

The Lone Wolf-Chapter 4

In chapter four our rogues have returned.  They have just arrived at the Bloodstone Gate in Vaasa and are just about out of gold (and for Caladin’s lifestyle that just won’t do).  They go in search of  work-the dreaded word that Caladin hates.                          …

The Lone Wolf-Chapter 3

In chapter 3 we pick up with Remence trying, unsuccessfully, to convince his tribe to flee. We their scouts return it is not an army of orcs but fifty.  Remence tries to persuade the council that this is just a vanguard for the real army, but his pleas fall on deaf ears. Chapter 3 Do…

The Lone Wolf -Chapter 2

Here is chapter two.  In this chapter I introduce you to my rogues: Caladin and Quinn.  The cousins.  Caladin is an urbane chap with a penchant for the finer things in life, while his cousin is much more gruff and drab; yet has a far great grasp of the thieving arts. If you stick with…

The Lone Wolf -Chapter 1

Okay.  Any of you out there willing to read this, it is my first stab at writing.  I’m nearly done with this book “The Lone Wolf” and I’d like to get some feedback.  This is a fantasy book ( “Lord of the Rings” type), so if it sounds like it might be interesting, please keep…

MARVEL vs. D.C.

    By: John D. Pepe This is the golden age of comic book movies. We are seeing unique, diverse, and once irrelevant superheroes cast in movies that are exploding onto the big screen. Two of the largest comic book companies out there: Marvel and D.C. (former obscure, nerd only universes) have become mainstream at…

Black Panther-“Blind Loyalty”

By: John D. Pepe Nakia: “You are the greatest warrior Wakanda has. Help me overthrown him (speaking of Killmonger) before he becomes too strong.” Okoye: “Overthrow? I’m not some spy who can come and go as they please. I am loyal to the throne, no matter who sits upon it.” Nakia: “I loved him (speaking…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

“Working Through Our Differences” By: John D. Pepe This installment of Jumanji, the last one being in December 1995, is much less dark and serious than the one staring the late, great comedian, Robin Williams. This last December’s Jumanji was much lighter. A stocked full of laughs type movie, yet it left you with a…

Punisher-“Revenge or Forgiveness”

By: John D. Pepe I really enjoyed The Punisher Series on Netflix. It was well written and Jon Bernthal truly captured the essence of the Punisher; the best Punisher so far in my opinion. I was enraptured by the series, so much so, that I found myself really rooting for the Punisher. I mean I…

Stranger Things 2: Dart the Demodog-Flirting with Danger

By: John D. Pepe For me Dart represents how things in life sometimes grow out of control. These “things” usually begin innocuously. Harmless and experimental, a new discovery in our lives, just like Dart, who was a new life form the party had never seen before. Dart, at first, was meek and docile. Just a…

Thor: Ragnarok-“Where Does Asgard Lie?”

By: John D. Pepe Ragnarok in Old Norse means “The Doom of the Gods.” It is essentially, in Norse mythology, the end of the world. Ragnarok is a series of future events in which there is a great battle and the foretelling of the death of major gods and heroes, like Odin, Thor, Tyr, Heimdall,…