Job Hunting Circa 2017 Is Absolutely Soul Sucking

Job Hunting Circa 2017 Is Absolutely Soul Sucking I have been in active pursuit of better employment for running on 5 years now, and to date (August 14th, 2017) I am still batting .000%. A great big swing and a miss seemingly happening in perpetuity. It’s not from lack of trying! I routinely fill out 20+ online applications a month, but I rarely ever hear back from the companies that I am applying to. One might chock that up to the state of my resume, but I don’t think that…

Best TV Series That You’ve Never Heard Of: The Middleman @OKBJGM

Best TV Series That You’ve Never Heard Of: The Middleman – Clean living was his credo and justice was his bride… Of all of the things I foresaw myself doing in the Summer of 2008, none of them included watching ABC Family at all. It was a network that had never hit my radar, probably because most of the shows were aimed at a far younger audience than I was with premises that did not correlate with my viewing preferences. That all changed when a YouTube promo for a new…

I’m the worst… but I’m trying to get better! #realtalk #amwriting

I’m the worst… but I’m trying to get better! Real Talk about how I am failing as a writer. I really am the worst. Not at everything, mind you (nobody is completely rubbish, we all have our positives). I’m a great husband and father. I’m an excellent cook and can make a mean pulled pork, as well as many other fine dishes. I do exceptionally well under pressure, whether it be work related or personal in nature. I’m awesome at video games (a useless talent, though it may be), and I know…

For A Good Time, Call… A Movie Pitch for Full Moon Features @RealCharlesBand

For A Good Time, Call… A Movie Pitch for Full Moon Features As promised for my 2nd annual Full Moon Features celebration, a new month of Full Moon reviews & articles, and a brand new movie pitch as well! Hello to Charles Band and to all of the fine creative individuals at Full Moon Features, as well as my amazing readers (that’s you!). My name is Packy Smith, and I have been working on a new movie pitch for Full Moon Features this month. First and foremost, I would like to thank…

More Confessions of a VHS Rental Junkie @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand

Hello, my name is Packy and I am still a recovering VHS rental junkie, and also Head Llama on this blog. This is my continuing story: This is part 2 to of a post from a year ago. Should you want to read the original post, click here: Confessions of a VHS Rental Junkie. In case you suffer from TL;DR – I am old enough to have been around for the VHS rental craze of the 80’s and 90’s… and I loved it. It was a fun discussion of a bygone…

2nd Annual: May is Officially Full Moon Features Month at Nerfed Llamas! @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand

2nd Annual: May is Officially Full Moon Features Month at Nerfed Llamas! Last year I dedicated the month of May to reviews of Full Moon Features movies, discussions of the older VHS rental era, and a movie pitch for Trancers VII: Time Catches Up With Deth… still waiting for Charles Band to email me on the movie pitch. I have the script ready to go, get in touch Charles! It was a lot of fun and it gave me a great excuse to re-watch some old Full Moon classics, as well…

The Lost Art of Winning an Argument

The Lost Art of Winning an Argument This is going to be a short post, but an important one. I have noticed a disturbing trend, especially in how it relates to how humans interact online and in person these days, where arguments are formed on the basis of pejorative name calling and ill advised blanket statements that come from group think and not a place of informed study. Perhaps because I had four years of competitive debate under my belt at a young age I learned the art of winning an…

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room

Actor Casting in Beloved Franchises: The Thousand Pound Gorilla in the Room The announcing of casting for a beloved character in popular franchises, especially in those based on comic book properties, is a highly anticipated event. It’s damn near a spectator sport. Although, unlike going to something like a baseball game, watching the reactions to these casting announcements is more akin to watching the Christians being thrown to the lions. You never really know what kind of reaction you are going to get, and yet somehow the reactions seem to always…

On the Topic of Voting: Every Vote Counts, Yes Even Those Votes… #VoterRegistration

On the Topic of Voting: Every Vote Counts, Yes Even Those Votes… Before you get bent all out of shape thinking that I am about to go on some partisan political tirade telling you why a candidate sucks and why you should vote Candidate X. Stop! Get a hold of yourself. Take a deep breath and relax. This is not one of those kinds of posts. This will be a brief little blurb about the importance of being registered to vote and why your vote matters (even if you don’t…

Let’s Celebrate #GlobalJamesBondDay By Ranking All The Bond Songs! @007

Let’s Celebrate Global James Bond Day By Ranking All The Bond Songs! October 5th has been Global James Bond Day since 2012. In that time, it has been customary for the production team behind the 007 films to release the theme song for the next Bond flick, starting with Adele’s Skyfall. Being as the latest Bond film has not started filming yet and as such there will be no new theme song unveiled this year, I thought it might be a good bit of fun to rank the Bond songs in…