Yesterday the missers and I went with some friends to see Marvel’s The Avengers.
Well, what a thoroughly enjoyable movie experience! Really, a very exciting, funny, action-packed spectacle. I was a bit sad that they killed off a favorite character of mine but, hey; it’s a movie. There’s always a way to bring them back if necessary. The direction was really good in that it got out of the way and told the story, and there were more genuine laughs than you’d find in most comedy movies. This being said, they didn’t overdo the humor and thereby ruin it.
To anyone else who’s going to see The Avengers, please stay for the credits as there are two ‘easter eggs’ therein, one of which contains no dialogue whatsoever but is funny nonetheless. Die-hard Marvel comics aficionados will appreciate the ‘reveal’ in the other.
Yeah. Great, funny, immersive and enjoyable movie experience. I’ll more than likely go see it again, but in 2D and sitting a bit further back. You’ll see why.
Roger and out, X.
Get excited: It’s coming!
The last week has been a bit of a blur with all the copyrighting of my spy novel and associated business. I’ve made some very useful contacts and learned a lot. If I thought I knew anything about copyrighting before, I certainly do now. A great big thank you to Kenny Van Horne who was amazingly helpful. I also got myself a mailbox address to use for professional purposes.
The next thing is to decide on a release date. This is something I’ve got to hash out with Steve, my social media marketing tech guru. I hadn’t really considered this question before, but Steve tells me he needs a little bit of lead time to ramp up his efforts before the book comes out, which is fair enough. It’ll also allow time to do press releases and other things that I can take care of from my end. Now, I’ve had a number of people tell me that they want this espionage thriller released yesterday, and I’m very grateful for the enthusiasm. But don’t worry, another week or two isn’t going to hurt.
Steve’s been talking some very encouraging figures and I confess it would be great to make mega millions off book sales, but I’m a realist. Let’s be honest; ‘COAST: An Act Of Burial’ is just one of a great many new espionage books. However, look at the example of Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games’, the movie of which opened yesterday across North America. The first novel in the series was originally published a mere four years ago. Very quickly the publisher quadrupled the initial production run and now there are nearly three million copies in print. Not only is Collins just the sixth author to join Amazon’s ‘Kindle Million Club’, but it was announced recently that she’s become the all time Kindle top seller. That’s an awesome story of success. So yes, I’m a realist, but a hopeful one.
Anyway, get excited; it’s coming. ‘COAST: An Act Of Burial’ will be out soon and everyone will be able to read it. I’m excited myself, but also quite nervous.
Roger and out, X.