Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy Raging Mutants

Happy Raging Mutants ~ based on Tabletop RPG (2011)
Three Manors High students and their Leadership teacher discover they have supernatural powers. They're not exactly humans anymore, so what are they? "Mutants?" No. The super-powered sub-culture they get wrapped up in likes to call themselves "Superiors." "Mutants" are those crazy monsters currently overrunning the town.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Like Orange!

Actually, my favorite color is red, but when I saw this orange blog background I got really excited! It's such a fun design~

Friday, January 27, 2012

Trope Tower

Trope Tower ~ Comic (2011)
Brodie wakes up in an elevator without the slightest inclination as to how he got there (or who he is, what he was doing, where he was going, why his hair is pink) When the doors open, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of Trope Tower, a school for immature story elements.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Seasons in the Sun

Seasons in the Sun ~ Inkling (2011)
Pippens, a little girl in a magical world, loses her mother to illness. But the forest dragon says Pippens can bring her mother back; she only needs to discover "the truth" behind the magic of this land.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Ocean's 2

The Ocean's 2 ~ Animation (2009)
Rusty the seagull spent his life living off scraps from humans, until a strange fellow gull, Dan, introduced him to the "eat or be eaten" philosophy. Now it's up to Rusty to take on Dan's (genius/mad) master plan: a full-scale heist to get a breadbasket off the human's table.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Sylvan Weed

My Sylvan Weed ~ Comic (2009)
The nature of a weed is to supplant the tree, but with so ugly a purpose, why does it flower so beautifully? Jasper is a nature spirit who can relate to humans, yes, but it's Garret's humanity that sets them apart. Two conflicting paths have crossed, and with dangers derived from the very existence in each other's worlds, will good-intentioned hearts support or destroy a balance that neither may fully understand?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Methane ~ Novel (2007)
A very rare few have been recently born with the ability to know things they shouldn't. Like what is happening right now anywhere in the world. Like what will happen tomorrow or years in the future. And what happened in the past. They're dangerous. They're untrustworthy. They need to be controlled. Companies fight to keep these individuals not as employees but as tools for a "better, brighter future."

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Magical Boy Series

The Magical Boy Series ~ Novel (2011)
Basil was your regular neighborhood kid. That is, until the new guy moved in, bringing with him an inter-dimensional platypus, a shoe collection far too large for any individual of the male persuasion, and a host of intelligent magical items on the fritz. Basil was just trying to be helpful. He never intended to become the next magician in the Magical Boy Series.

Friday, January 13, 2012

I Ate My Neighbor's Dog: A Zombie Story

How to Eat Your Neighbor: A Zombie Story ~  (2010)
Reed was a normal guy in a normal post-zombipocalyptic world. He held a boring job in a boring town, and frankly preferred to keep it that way. Until, that is, he ran into an old high school buddy, Marx. The reunion would have been pleasant, if it weren't for the fact Marx was dead. But hey, what's a little flesh between friends?

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hitchhiker ~ Novel (2011)
Dreams are a place where thought and movement are one. Nightmares are a place where neither can save you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Good Campaign

Good Campaign ~ based on Tabletop RPG (2008)
What started off as an innocent tromp through an abandoned town turned into a war for the freedom of the circles from a demon takeover. Somehow, one death and two familiars later, Logan finds he misses the days when he accidentally turned into a duck every time he was splashed with water...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Golden Oak

Golden Oak ~ Short Story (2010)
"At the edge of the world, there is only crashing waves. The frothy ocean goes on into infinity until it reaches God." A story about faith, and not necessarily religious faith, but faith in yourself, in your community, and in the powers that be.
Read Golden Oak

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Flip ~ Animation (2010)
Emma is a little girl who has spent her entire life glued into the same dreary city in a pop-up book. One day she decides to pull herself free from the page!
Watch "Flip"

Friday, January 6, 2012

Echo Bazaar

Echo Bazaar ~ Based on Online RPG (2010)
Shar d'Ney, a very persuasive gentleman of the Echo Bazaar, is on the run. From what, you may ask? Why, everything and every one; he's an equal opportunity con artist.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Dog Obeys

The Dog Obeys ~ Inkling (2011)
Having a pet werewolf has its benefits, but how much is this little Podunk town of Huntsworth willing to sacrifice for protection from outside forces?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Desert Scarab

Desert Scarab ~ Inkling (2010)
In this world, major cities are separated by vast deserts. It doesn't stop their war economy, though. Follow Aim, a kick-butt female lead, and her team as they mine for the world's most valuable war resource, the metallic shells of scarabs larger than houses, and discover what it really means to fight for what matters.'

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day on Grassy Hill

Day on Grassy Hill ~ Children's Comic (2010)
It's a thing of cows that they never look up. Until one day, a calf named Clover does. Follow Clover as he sets off to convince the herd there is a spot in the sky one cannot see.

Sunday, January 1, 2012 Challenge for the Year!!

Here’s the challenge: commit to reading 50 books and watching 50 movies in the next year, 2012.
You don’t need to know what you are going to read or watch right now (but feel free to start a list). All we ask is that you commit to giving yourself a wild 2012, full of new characters, storylines, and inspiration.

  • Consider setting up a blog so that we can follow and include you in our blog roll. We recommend Blogger or Tumblr.
  • Post your reviews of what you read and watch, so others can link up with you to find movies and books they will enjoy.
Linking Up:
If you’re Tweeting about doing the challenge, please use these hashtags so we can all find each other! Keep up with us on Twitter @fiftyfiftyme.
  • #fiftyfiftyme — general news, suggestions, updates, the book and movies you’re reading/watching
Some Guidelines:
  • Recognize you’re doing this for bragging rights (only); although we promise some fun along the way.
  • Join anytime you like, but you only have til the end of 2012 to finish.
  • Read and watch at your own pace, just get to 50/50 before 2013
  • Finish that stack of half-read books, finally! We’ll let you count them.
  • Read/watch in any language. 50/50 is global, yo.
Do long books count as 2? What about movies?
If your book is over 500 pages, you can count it as 2 books if you like.

However, if the book is 2000 pages, it’s still just two books — not four! We want to encourage you to read longer pieces. This answer has been posted for the benefit of all you Game of Thrones fanatics out there. Go forth and prosper or whatever it is.

Note: A movie is still just a (one, 1, “ONE”) movie. (That said, installments in a series (example: the individual Godfather movies) would each snag an individual point.)

Can I rewatch/reread?
Of course you can rewatch and reread… it just won’t count towards your 50/50 ;)

We hope you will use FiftyFifty to inspire you to explore new stuff! Maybe next year we will include a “Reminiscing” theme, but this year around we’re asking you to go fresh.

What should I read/watch?
Anything you like! We have offered a lot of suggestions and will continue to, on our website; these are called Themes.

For example, one thing we have suggested is that you dive deeper into someone’s work and experience a few in a row (whether it’s an author, director, actor, etc.). What this does is allow you to justify why you stayed home all weekend watching Ryan Gosling’s filmography. It will also allow you to use “oeuvre” correctly in conversation with people (who rightfully probably won’t want to be your friends for long, but that is neither here nor that).

We call this “Majoring” in something (or minoring in it). You can read more about that on this post, and on any posts with the tags “Major” or “Minor”.