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…

The Totally True(ish) Story of How Tim Thomerson Seduced My Girlfriend

The Totally True(ish) Story of How Tim Thomerson Seduced My Girlfriend The year was 1999 and my girlfriend, we’ll call her Kitty (because pretty much everyone else does in real life), were attending Project A-Kon in Dallas, TX. There were a number of reasons that we went to the convention: we love anime, comics, sci-fi & fantasy media, and to hang out with like-minded people that were as nerdy as we were. However, I had another agenda on top of these goals… I was going to procure an autograph from…

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…

Modern Superhero Comics and Me – A Love/Hate Story

Modern Superhero Comics and Me – A Love/Hate Story After a long and successful NaNoWriMo push this month (50,000 words written towards an original novel in one month, I did it – WOOHOO!), I felt that it would be nice to take a break from typing on a novel and instead kick back, relax, and read some comic books. Not just any kind of comic books, I wanted to read some new iconic superhero romps, preferably featuring my favorite characters, like Spider-Man or Captain America. By a strange stroke of…

Trancers 7: The Pitch! Open Letter To @RealCharlesBand @fullmoonhorror

All Month Long I Have Been Secretly Typing Up A Script For Trancers VII And This Is The Pitch! Hello to Charles Band and to all of the fine creative individuals at Full Moon Features. My name is Packy Smith, and I have been working on a pitch for Trancers VII for quite some time now, over a year now to be exact. First and foremost, I would like to thank Mr. Band and his team for bringing movie fans around the world such thrilling and engaging classic franchises such as…

A Day In The Life Of Bob #AmWriting #Bob #Absurd #Comedy #Hashtag

I have written a handful of these tacky little tales of the deranged Bob and his continuing misadventures. If it tickles your fancy, you can read them: Bob’s Dangling Solution, Bob Returns a Video Tape to Blockbuster, and Bob Files His Taxes. May God have mercy on your soul if choose to read them. I’ll say a few “nomine Patris” for you. A Day in the Life of Bob By: Packy The night was sultry, not that this descriptive opening statements has any bearings on the story being told, nor…

Bioware Mad Libs! #IPlayBioWare @dragonage @masseffect @BioWareProblems

Let’s All Play Bioware Mad Libs! I thought today we might have a little bit of fun and make a couple of BioWare themed Mad Libs to play with! I know that some people are bummed out by the delay of Mass Effect Andromeda till 2017, but with these Wacky Mad Libs you can have fun today! You can print the pages below, fill them in with your choice of words, then scan and send them back to me. I’ll post your shenanigan laden story on my Twitter feed. You can also…

PSA: No New Blog Posts This Week, Also Readers Needed – Apply Within! #AmWriting #TIAL 

PSA: No New Blog Posts This Week… Except This One! I have been taking this week to focus on my writing, which is actually one of the major goals of starting this blog up in the first place. As such, I will not have much time to dedicate to new blog entries for this week. Instead, I have been editing a novel that I have been writing for a while now, in the run up to completing the handful of chapters that I have left to type. The problem that…

Gun Frontier #VideoGame #FreshIdea #ThoughtExperiment @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN

A while back I wrote a mock up for a video game that i wanted to create. I did this as more of a thought experiment, and as such had a lot of fun with it. I lack the skill to make such a game, but perhaps one day I will turn it into a novel or a screenplay. Hey, maybe Hideo Kojima is still trying to figure out what his next big game should be, if so I would be glad to sell this concept to him and serve…