26 juillet 2013

Second sale for the French version!

Second sale for the French version! Perhaps I will become blasé along the line, but for now it's still for me a great emotion to know that a new reader, male or female, is about to discover my baby. What will he/she think about it? Love? Hate? Indifference? I have lived with this story to tell for nearly three years now, with interruptions, moments of joy and discouragement, with at the same time the pride of having done it to the end, and the apprehension to subject my work to the... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2013

Discovery of Star Wars on paper!

For a while after discovering the action figures, I created my own game universe, completely off base! It was only when my parents bought me the comic adaptations of the first two movies that I realized what Star Wars really was. I devoured the double album until the pages detached themselves. I still have the scrap the album became over the years. I looked at all the movie stills I could find, read all news reports, trying to imagine what it would be to really see the movies. But it was a waste of time and effort, because my parents... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2013

And of Course There Was Star Wars!

Or "La Guerre des Etoiles", as it was known in France. It was more "Stars War", which was somewhat prophetic, since the héroes would be opposed to two Death Stars over the three movies. I discovered Star Wars through the toys. I discovered Star Wars through the toys. My first two figurines bought were Luke Skywalker and Yan (Han) Solo. I kept the guy with the gun for myself and gave the doctor to my brother. The doctor? Well yes, he had a telescopic syringe inside his arm and was dressed in... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2013

First Mastery of a Roleplaying Games... of Superheroes!

I discovered role-playing games at one of my friends’ house. One of his cousins was here and improvised a roleplaying game session with house rules. I played a warrior, and the feeling of total freedom was extraordinary! For the first time I experienced what it was really like to play with a character that you controlled from A to Z (finally, except for the random dice parts). My second experiment was with another friend, a solo session he mastered with the “Méga 2” system, a special issue of the “Jeux et Stratégies” magazine, which... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2013

Innocence and Superheroes

At the heart of “Who Is Sister Love?” is a topic dear to me, namely the relationship between super-heroism such as featured in comic-books and the need for some innocence. For me one doesn’t go without the other. This is why I regard as rather vain the search for “realism” in comic-books. One will probably say that I very have a very “old-school” sensitivity of superheroes, which is true. Nevertheless, “innocent” doesn’t necessarily mean “simplistic”, and doesn’t exclude in my opinion some sophistication. Case in point, the recent... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2013

First Superhero Purchase!

My first purchase regarding to superheroes (well, rather the one I made my parents buy anyway) was mythical in more than one way: Special Strange 33 saw indeed the conclusion of the Dark Phoenix saga and the death of Phoenix herself! I had read the previous episodes at a friend’s home, I thus knew what was happening, but I didn’t think when I bought it to which point this episode would be anchored in the “comics” culture several years afterwards. The two episodes were particularly poignant. The heroes, for once, were... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2013

John Carter, from hate to love!

As a previous entry in the blog revealed it, I am a huge fan of the Martian adventures series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who began with “A Princess of Mars” in 1912. As you surely know, this novel has been adapted in 2012 for the big screen under the “John Carter” title. The film is regarded as a failure at the box-office, and was even christened “the biggest failure of all times”! That’s wrong by the way, as seen on this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_box_office_bombs I had an odd relation with this... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2013

Star Trek Continues!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G-ziTBAkbQ One of my passions is Star Trek, original series (1966-1969) and Next Generation (1987-1993). Many fanfictions came out during the recent years thanks to increasingly accessible technical progress. Here is one in link which I find particularly remarkable. It’s a sequel of the episode “Who Mourns For Adonais” (second season, second episode), in which the crew of Enterprise meets the Greek God Appolo. - The original actor who played Apollo in 1967 takes again his role with... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2013

First sale!

Here it is, first sale for the english version, "Who Is Sister Love?". I hope you unknown first reader will enjoy it. On one side it's the exact translation of "Mais Qui Est Donc Sister Love ?", french version. But on another side it's much more complicated than that. Chicken and eggs... The idea of the Sister Love story is fairly old now, and its first form was a screenplay written in english. Why in english? Because 1) all examples of script I had read were in english and 2) if the script interested somebody (yeah I am quite a... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2013

Journeys to Mars!

As my pseudonym will reveal to the connoisseurs, my favorite author is Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). I was seventeen when I discovered this writer. Of course I already knew Tarzan, his most famous creation, but he wasn’t among the characters I preferred. He seemed very shallow compared to others. As a roleplaying fan I had bought the Stormbringer box, based upon the novels of Michael Moorcock which featured Elric the Necromancer. The « Epées et Dragons » collection published in paperback another Moorcock’s novel trilogy, the... [Lire la suite]
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