THE KARATE KID

StorySmack Episode #60

That’s right, wax it on, wax it off. Scott & A do a deep dive into this sports movie classic, along with the help of Rob Otto, Empty Set Movie Maven, and 16th-place runner-up at the 1991 All Valley Karate Tournament.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #12

Gredok is beset by enemies on all sides. How does he protect himself when he sleeps? Quentin’s whipsaw life brings yet another first-time event — and, for this one, hopefully, a last-time event.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #11

Quentin has received news that will change his life forever — he’s going to be a father. With someone out to murder him, what can he do to protect his new family, and himself? And, his efforts to hide the true number of sentients in the Church of Quentin Barnes bought him time, but has that time run out?

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THE GANGSTER Episode #10

While at Doc Ganagatti’s clinic in New York City on Earth, Quentin, Becca and Choto narrowly avoided an assassination attempt. Choto was severely wounded. Fred spirited them away from the danger, but who was behind the attack? Was it Gredok the Splithead? And if it wasn’t, who is out to kill Quentin?

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THE GANGSTER Episode #9

Quentin finds out if his arm can be fixed or if he’s done on the gridiron, but there are far larger problems afoot. His life is about to change in a big, big way.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #8

In Book V, THE CHAMPION, Doc Patah told Quentin that his throwing arm’s nerve damage was too severe to be repaired and that his gridiron career was over. Quentin threatened Patah to keep that information secret so that Gredok the Splithead would not find out. Quentin later talked to GFL chief surgeon Doc Ganagatti, who said Quentin had one chance to repair his arm — an experimental procedure that can only be done at Ganagatti’s sports medicine clinic in New York City on Earth. As Quentin, Becca, Fred, and Choto drink a toast to their fallen coach, Hokor the Hookchest, the quartet prepares for a sol system trip.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #7

As Quentin deals with the loss of one powerful Quyth Leader, another, one even more powerful, enters his life. Will this new relationship prove as significant as the old?

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I’m doing a Marie Curie horror story

Marie Curie, Two-Time WWE champ

Sheesh, with Facebook, Insta, Twitter, LinkedIn and more, is there any point of blogging anymore? I dunno, but here’s some news.

Blackstone Publishing will be doing an anthology of stories about a young Marie Curie, titled THE HITHERTO SECRET EXPERIMENTS OF MARIE CURIE. No big deal, just a passel of fictional tales about the two-time Nobel Prize winner (two-time science champeeen, whoooo!). The anthology will be edited by Henry Herz and Bryan Thomas Schmidt. From the posting on Herz’s site:

The anthology will comprise 18 dark stories of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror set during Marie Curie’s high school years in Poland. What might she have done had she applied her genius in darker directions? The rockstar cast of award-winning and bestselling authors is: Scott Westerfeld, Jane Yolen, Mylo Carbia, Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Stacia Deutsch, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Beth Durst, Lissa Price, Christine Taylor-Butler, Jo Whittemore, Dee Leone, Susanne Lambdin, Emily McCosh, Steve Pantazis, myself, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt & GP Charles.

The book/audiobook should be out in 2022.

I expect my story to be darker, gorier, and more just plain wrong than all the others combined. Looking at that list of authors, that will be one high bar of “wrong,” so I’ve got my work cut out for me.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #6

Hokor the Hookchest, coach of the Ionath Krakens, was killed in an assassination attempt of Krakens quarterback Quentin Barnes. Hokor was the reason Barnes was signed to Ionath. Now, Quentin and his teammates are still trying to come to grips with the coach’s passing. They are at the city of Harlon, Hokor’s birthplace, for the funeral, as the football world prepares to say goodbye to a legend.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #5

Gredok the Splithead learns of a deep betrayal from beyond. When he wants payback, who will bear the brunt of his rage?

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THE SHINING

StorySmack Episode #58

At Halloween, on the 40th anniversary of this legendary horror film, Scott, ARealGirl, and Rob Otto break down THE SHINING.

Iconic, enduring, and still influencing pop culture to this day, Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of the Stephen King bestseller features the amazing cast of Shelly Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Jack Nicholson.

Four decades on, how does this flick hold up? Join this erstwhile trio of vacationers as we visit the Overlook and find out.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #4

Quentin deals with a staggering loss, contemplates a life without football, and faces hard truths about the culture of his birth. Can the Wrecka help him through?

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THE GANGSTER Episode #3

Coach Hokor’s departure has left the Krakens organization in shock, and no one is affected more than Quentin Barnes. The young QB hasn’t fully grasped the reality of the situation, but in this episode, a memento from beyond leaves him no choice.

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION

StorySmack Episode #57

Scott & ARealGirl break down this tour de force from legend Gene Hackman, who won an Oscar for Best Actor in this 1972 classic. The movie won five Oscars in total and reinvented the cinematic car chase.

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THE GANGSTER Episode #2

If Quentin Barnes can no longer play ball, he will face the wrath of Gredok the Splithead. Just how bad is Quentin’s arm injury? Is his career over? He is about to find out from Doc Ganagatti, the GFL’s chief medical officer.

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THE GAMERS: DORKNESS RISING

StorySmack Episode #52

Scott and A dive into this wonderful indie comedy. It’s about nerds and roleplaying games — it us! The feature-length flick alternates between roleplayers and their characters within the game’s setting. If you ever D’ed the D, you might dig it.

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