Did I Miss Something? Or How Superman vs. Batman Did Not Impress


Do you ever feel like you’re the odd one out because you didn’t like something? I’m feeling that way with the new movie, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I watched it last weekend and was…well, frankly…bored. I can’t remember the last time I was at a movie theater watching something and just not into it. I was shifting in my seat, thinking some other things, once I even sighed.

I came back home confused by a few things in the plot and thinking to myself, That couldn’t be popular, could it? And the weird thing is, people seem to generally like the movie and I just can’t fathom why. I mean, it isn’t “Oh my god, cleanse my eyes with fire” bad, but it’s ultimately disappointing.

So, yes, I will explain what I mean, but the rest of this article holds some potential spoilers, so you have been warned!
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We’re live & alive

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A long time ago, I consolidated all my blogs into one, thinking I’d just have a journal — a place to write about life and writing. Then I went to Japan, and suddenly my personal blog was filled with the trials and tribulations of being an expat and teaching in a very different society.

But I still want to write.

I want to write bigger. I want to write better. I want to write bolder.

I want a place I can talk about writing, try things with my craft, easily show people, and maybe get some feedback or discourse.

And so, I went back to my original idea of two blogs. One for writing (and so, Code Name: Story was born) and one for my personal life.

There will be serialized fiction, standalone stories, and little snippets. Things that come to my head but aren’t very well shaped — or I don’t have time to develop them further than a simplistic little story. Or maybe they are just something I want to try — a new point of view, a new technique.

But ultimately, this blog will be about writing.

Stay tuned for more, because it’s on the way!

(Or, while you wait, you can read more about the site or my author bio.)