16 March 2012

...And in the basement bind them

I like that the author of Necromancer: Corruption demonstrates a knowledge of epic fantasy novels.

The other eight Nazgul want their rings back.

Many artists who use Kickstarter show a striking lack of interest in their chosen medium. It goes something like this:
I wrote a screenplay, but my coworkers said I should tun it into a sci-fi novel, so I did. My influences are Deep Space Nine, Farscrape, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly.

Here is my zombies comic book. I got the idea from riding the Mine Train ride at Six Flags in St. Louis at Halloween. If you love zombie movies then my comic is fo r you!!
Kevin "Necromansy" Cunningham (my nickname, not his) breaks with this sorry pattern. He declares, "I read through the Wheel of Time series, the Dark Elf Trilogy, and even classics like Lord of the Rings."

Even Lord of the Rings! I mean, R. A. Salvatore, sure, but Tolkein? He was probably dead before Necromancer was even born. That is dedication to the craft: reading books written by people who could not possibly autograph your copy.


  1. Why are all of these author Kickstarter pages so poorly written? It always gives me such great hope for the finished product!

  2. To this writer's credit, he writes complete sentences and uses standard punctuation. Many Kickstarterers who want to publish books don't even have those fundamentals down, and don't know to edit their writing. It's the Dunning-Kruger effect in action: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/the-anosognosics-dilemma-1/