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Technology writer/editor by day, pulp writer/pop culture commentor/cartoonist/gastronome/Schlock Magazine co-founder by night.

In a perfect world I'd be making my living doing all of the above. From a dimension-crossing zeppelin fortress.

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I always forget to pimp my monthly review digest here on Tumblr, but anyway - here is the March edition of POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION, where I basically talk about stuff that catches my fancy. This month: ROBOCOP, Jeff Vandermeer’s ANNHILATION, Nathan Edmonson and Alison Sampson’s GENESIS and the Warren Ellis MOON KNIGHT reboot, among others. Oh, and very early thoughts on the KILL LA KILL finale. Hell yeah! 

schlockmagazine.net » POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION – END OF YEAR DESTRUCTAVAGANZA 

Since I’ve been going on about best stuff from 2013, here’s a list I compiled for Schlock Magazine, aka the online fiction magazine I co-edit and also do podcasts for! Check it out, if you will. 

I am writing this in an aluminium tube many miles above the ground that’s taking me all the way to Amsterdam. For work, not pleasure, natch. But anyway. Enjoy this reawakening of Schlock from the slumber that was hiatus – not that there’s any difference between hiatus and regular working hours at Schlock HQ, mind. Whenever I visit, all I see is the Hive Mind lounging around on lawn chairs, drinking gin-based cocktails* and plotting genteel way of murdering one another. Except for Teodor who, as recently revealed, is actually a Playmobil figure.

Been thinking I might as well pimp this dumb pop culture review I do over at Schlock Magazine on this here Tumblr, so that’s what I’m doing. Anyway, contained within are opinions on the likes of Pacific Rim (I liked it!) Bioshock Infinite (didn’t like it!) and Gatchaman CROWDS (surprisingly liked it), among others, as well as short news tidbits and other such nonsense. Go check it out, or don’t! 

schlockmagazine.net » POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION – #LIKETHATSEXTYOURMOMSENTMETHATONETIME 

Recall how I have a semi-monthly pop culture column over at Schlock Magazine? Of course you do. And now it’s back with words about Chinese epics, sleeping dogs, The Knife’s latest and, of course, sex. As you do. Anyway, check it out.

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One of two of my illustrations in Schlock Magazine’s latest issue http://www.schlockmagazine.net/current-issue/

Nel has some Good Art in this month’s Schlock Magazine. Perhaps you should check it out.  

Hell is Everywhere but Here 

I’m not sure, but I think this is my first fiction this year… been pretty burnt out over this whole “writing” business, outside of the day job and pop culture/podcast work. It’s supposed to be a story about hell, but it’s just two guys talking so I’ve no idea. A failure is me! Maybe you can liven things up by imagining that the view outside being a Giger-meets-Bosch hellscape? That’s what my original plan involved…

So the May Schlock Magazine Podcast will have discussion on Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (that is the official name over here no lie) and have a whiteboard at the current HQ so this nonsensical take on the Avengers got drawn/scribbled out. 

I don’t know, I just like the idea of Iron Man with a bucket helmet and grumpy Team America Captain America? 

Just for shits and giggles I decided to upload “my” section of Schlock’s latest podcast as separate podcast-type thing. Yes, POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION has gone all audio!

Music used comes from Bauhaus’ Bela Lugosi’s Dead and the title track from the Dragon Quest VIII soundtrack…  

MARCO’S POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION # 2 – DEAR BELT BUCKLE

Why yes it’s that time of the month - no, not that but THAT, when a new issue of Schlock Magazine is on the airwaves and I present my second column of a pop-cultural nature - POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION ! 

This issue, I take a look at John Carter, Mass Effect 3, A Game of Thrones (season 2) and even more! 

It is all VERY EXCITING. 

Schlock’s Podcast, the March edition

Just finished off the March Schlock podcast - I say that since I’m the one who actually gets to edit the damn thing… Anyway, this month’s edition is a pretty damn packed one, and we’re all quite proud of it (especially with the discussion and contributions on the subject of story and the telling thereof). 

I also give a somewhat personal (and emotional) “tribute” to the late, great master, Moebius. Anyway, go listen!

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