Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Police Cruisers of Athens, Ohio

Kyle Newport
Eric Sagonowsky
The Athens Police Department and Ohio University Police Department have a long history of cooperation.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

5 Films From 2011 You May Have Missed

1. Drive

If you missed this fantastic arthouse film starring Ryan Gosling, then you should stop reading this post, find it, and watch it right NOW!

Done? Well, now you understand why Drive is the number one movie on this list. Gosling plays a heart-melting, mysterious nameless Driver who gets caught up in the criminal dealings in L.A. He does it so well that he doesn't even need to speak; Gosling does about 80% of the acting in Drive with his eyes. The hypnotic soundtrack is also amazing, and I find myself listening to it over and over again. And, folks, don't get misled. Drive is an action film; it may start slow, but when the action hits, it's a non-stop intense ride until the end, all without being gimmicky or corny. It would be a crime to miss this movie.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Notebook: The Battle of Brennoc

While not truly a story, this is something I've been working on. It's something that would probably fit in the appendices of a book. Honestly, I end up writing a lot of this kind of stuff. At this point, my appendices are longer than the actual novel. This particular piece details an important event in the recent history of a novel I've been working on. While this battle is not actually ever visited in the novel, it is mentioned and is crucial in the shaping of many of my characters. So, if you're into this kind of stuff as much as I am, enjoy!

The Battle of Brennoc 
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After wintering in Pellanmere, Emperor Lucius Arcturus set out with his armies, resuming his Northern conquest. He crossed into the kingdom of Salianburg, into the Duchy of Merovech, with three armies. Lucius led the main force, numbering 50,000 men, while Titus Tullius commanded the vanguard of 30,000 and Gaius Vitellus had the rearguard of 20,000.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Notebook: Don't Ever Settle

Don't Ever Settle
By Blake Tan

The lime green dress had an annoying tag determined to bother her all evening. Fidgeting in the wicker chair, Jessica tried to adjust it surreptitiously, but her other bother of the night just happened to return with the champagne.

“Beautiful reception, isn’t it?” Maxwell said, all smiles with his bleached teeth. “Therese looks gorgeous.”

Jessica glanced at the center table and she had to agree, Therese looked the picture of bridal bliss. The price of her shoes alone must have been obscene, not to mention her one-of-a-kind gown, the imported French champagne and caviar, and the ceremony at St. Luke’s Chapel by the beachfront. A girl could get the wedding of her dreams if she was marrying the CFO of one of Wall Street’s rising stars, even in this economy.