Category Archives: ETCETERA

[ETCETERA] Overwhelm

Overwhelm. It’s a far too familiar feeling. True, you can be overwhelmed with joy. That’s a good thing. But just plain overwhelm? That’s a drag. Life can be a lot for most of us. There’s the day job. Trips to … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Happy New Year!

Make a resolution to be a better person in 2022. The world desperately needs more good people. Science is real, by the way. Stay safe. ________________________________________________________ Jim Hereth‘s latest project is his debut action/adventure graphic novel, Blowback, available now at … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Not All There

Watching television over the years, you begin to notice things. Familiar storylines, tropes, set ups and payoffs. But the one thing that’s fascinated me as both a writer and viewer is the characters who aren’t there. And not just occasionally. … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Please Stand By

Well, there comes a time when you have to temporarily put aside your responsibilities and focus on a little self-care instead. In this case, I’m talking about writing a blog this month. Or, rather, not writing one. I’ve taken the … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon… and Me

At this point, I’d say that we’ve pretty much all heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. The idea being that almost every actor can be connected to Kevin Bacon via his co-stars in six steps or less. Despite an … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] The Wilhelm Scream

Most audiences are onto the fact that much of the sound they hear in movies and television isn’t made on set while the cameras are rolling. The gunshot wasn’t actually recorded live. The song at the High School dance wasn’t … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] The Dog Days of Spring

I didn’t write a post last month and was on the verge of missing my June deadline too. It’s so easy to get buried by life sometimes. For me it was a flurry of little things. Not all of them … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Screener Season

Checked the mail a couple of weeks ago and there it was – a glorious padded envelope just the right size and thickness. Screener Season had arrived. If you’re lucky enough to get into an industry guild, or academy, or … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Comic-Con is a Lot

It’s already been a couple of months, but I still haven’t quite recovered. Sure, the San Diego Comic-Con is a cool place.  A fascinating place. But it’s a lot. A lot of people, a lot of walking, and a hell … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] You’re Out of Order!

When you see movies (and in what particular order) has a lot to do with what year you were born.  Sometimes you’re too young.  Sometimes you don’t even know what you’re missing, until much later. I saw Staying Alive before … Continue reading

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