“.Skinz” Timeline

King Wakefield Timeline for .Skinz

 

In case you needed a visual aid to see where in the timeline of the King Wakefield “.Skinz” takes place. As more King Wakefield mysteries get published this time line will get more and more crowded. The master timeline I use for reference has 28 events on it and I only keep adding to it.

Some important things to consider from this timeline.

  • “.Skinz” takes place 10 years before “The Death of Jonas Wakefield.”
  • Reagan and Jonas have known each other for 9 years in “.Skinz.”
  • The Ronos Trilogy is a defining moment in the lives of Reagan and Jonas.
  • “.Skinz” takes place during the time defined by Jonas Wakefield as Reagan’s Tumultuous Thirties. Lots of bad stuff happens to her during that time. Including some events in “.Skinz.”

 

 

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“.Skinz”
Available on Amazon.
Already Read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

 

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“.Skinz” eBook links

Here is all the places you can download the “.Skinz”. If there are some I missed let me know and I’ll post those ones as well.

Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/skinz-tyler-rudd-hall/1121128051?ean=2940046537277

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Skinz-King-Wakefield-Tyler-Rudd-ebook/dp/B00SK4P32I

Smashwords
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/512581

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/.skinz/id961249058?mt=11

Kobo
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/skinz/9780992068455-item.html?ikwid=Tyler+Rudd+Hall&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“.Skinz”
Available on Amazon.
Already Read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

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Justin Lin is Directing Star Trek 3: These are the rumoured titles.

Justin Lin is rumored to be the Director for Star Trek 3. This is nothing but good news. Lin is a great action director. The best Fast and Furious movies are all his. What do I expect from Star Trek 3 now that Lin is directing? I want a Vin Diesel cameo—in Groot form may be too much to ask—and I want a ridiculous title.

He was a champion at titling the Fast and Furious movies. Check these out.

  • Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • Fast and Furious
  • Fast 5
  • Fast and Furious 6
  • Furious 7

Is that not the weirdest list of names for a movie series? It barely makes sense. It’s also more complicated than you think. While the sixth movie was marketed as Fast and Furious 6 the title card in the actual movie is Furious 6. That kind of nonsense makes me so happy.

I guess it should have been obvious from the title of the last Star Trek movie that J.J. Abrams was calling Lin out, challenging him to a terrible title showdown. Lin has a challenge ahead of him. Star Trek Into Darkness is the worst title of a Star Trek movie ever. I’ve done some thinking and have come up with some titles to help Lin.

  • Star Trek 3ish
  • Star Tr3K
  • Star Trek to an Actual Star
  • Galaxy Quest 2: The Search for Shatner
  • Star Trek: Furious Ferengi

Even though the titles of Fast and Furious movies are laughably confusing at times I am genuinely way more excited for the new Star Trek than I was before. I look forward to seeing Lin ignore the laws of physics in space. A Star Trek heist movie? A starship race around the galaxy? Whatever it ends up being I’m excited.

How do you guys feel about this news?

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20130114-124742.jpg   Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy

“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

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Big Hero Six

Instead of adding to all the negativity on the internet—reviews in particular—I’m going to even things out by saying what I like. Everything has something good to it. Sometimes it’s only one scene, others are bursting with awesomeness.

Here is everything I liked about Big Hero Six.

Big Hero Six Movie Poster

  • Baymax. That guy is awesome. I wanted him to be real so he could hug me when I get emotional. The movie would be nothing without him.
  • This is a funny movie. My wife said I laughed the loudest in the whole theatre when Bayamax had to deflate himself to fit in the window. It was my favourite part.
  • It’s a kids movie but there is enough there to entertain everyone. On par with new Pixar movies but no where near the classics (hurts that I have to make that distinction).
  • It’s a Marvel movie so there is a Stan Lee cameo.
  • It’s a marvel movie so there is an end credit scene. Apparently not a lot of people know about this because my group were the only people to stick around
  • The inventions were really cool—and really impossible which probably made them more interesting. I liked what the bad guy was able to do.
  • Did I mention Baymax was hilarious? Because he is, and he’s the best part of the movie.
  • I don’t know why but the fire breathing lizard costume made me laugh.
  • The climax was cool. I don’t want to go into too much detail because none of it is revealed in the trailer but everything that went happened on the other side was very interesting to me. As was all the destruction going on before that. If it would have had one more level of antagonism it would have been amazing but they way it is now is still pretty good.
  • Also—I might not have mentioned this but Baymax made this movie. He is awesome.
  • The group that comes together and becomes Big Hero Six are all entertaining. They each have special skills and cool inventions. I reverted back to my child hood and had an inner debate about which one I would like to be. There is no doubt that Adult me would be Baymax—I have the physique.
  • I think that if there are any overweight adult bald men who are not Baymax next year for Halloween then they are not making good life choices.
  • The fist bumps were fantastic.

This is a solid movie for you and your family to go see. Go see this instead of Mockingjay. Please. I’m begging you.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Instead of adding to all the negativity on the internet—reviews in particular—I’m going to even things out by saying what I like. Everything has something good to it. Sometimes it’s only one scene, others are bursting with awesomeness.

Here is a complete list of everything I liked about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

I added this poster because it's amazingly strange. It must be part of a deleted scene. Or maybe the paint everything white scene is in Part 2.

I added this poster because it’s amazingly strange. It must be part of a deleted scene. Or maybe the paint everything white scene is in Part 2.

  • It makes it obvious that turning a bad book into two parts just makes the story more boring. Fingers crossed that the movie gets such bad word of mouth that studious stop splitting books into two movies.
  • You can go to the bathroom whenever you want without worrying about missing something important.
  • The second time they go back to district 12 for no reason Gale is wearing a sweater that looks comfy. It reminds me of my writing sweater.
  • The only scene that was entertaining was when Pita Pit choked the red into Katnis’s eyes. That was awesome but my judgement might be skewed because it was the only thing that happened in this movie.
  • There was a random commercial before the movie—I don’t even remember what they were advertising—where a cookie and a carton of milk decided to dress up to go see the hunger games. The milk dressed up as Katnis (no idea how to spell her ridiculous name) and the cookie agreed to be Peeta (No idea how to spell his even more ridiculous name). The Milk wore a quiver and a bow. The cookie dressed up as a Pita. It was amazing. I hope everyone starts calling him Pita Pit. That ad was better than the actual movie and it was only thirty seconds long.

End of list. For real, that’s the end of the list. There is nothing else good about this movie.

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When to Quit Reading

This was one of my last posts on the Facebook.

I’m stalling out on finishing Dune. But I feel pressure to read it because I write Scifi. It gets better, right guys? ‪#‎amreading‬ ‪#‎classics‬

It got a divided reaction. Half the people said there was no point in continuing to read and the other half said to hold on because it probably gets better.

I’ve always been a power through kind of person. If I’m not entertained then I stop looking for fun and look for something to learn about how the author writes and how they tell a story. But there are a few books that I still couldn’t bring myself to finish, mostly non fiction because if it’s not scripture I struggle to finish nonfiction.

So will I finish Dune? Yeah. I think there is some value there and I’ll read through the end. It’s not a bad book. There is a reason it’s a classic. My biggest problem with the book is the dialog but that’s probably because I just finished a collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard—that guys is the king of dialog. There are also a few things I’m excited to read more about in Dune; those worms are cool.

What do you do when you’re reading a book and it’s not pulling you in like you thought it would? Do you stop or do you power through?

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“The Death of Jonas Wakefield”
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Catalyst: Book 1 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
Already read it? Write a review on Goodreads.

Beacon: Book 2 in the Ronos Trilogy
Available on Amazon.
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Interstellar

Instead of adding to all the negativity on the internet—reviews in particular—I’m going to even things out by saying what I like. Everything has something good to it. Sometimes it’s only one scene, others are bursting with awesomeness.

This is everything I liked about Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Mathew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and a special guest that will not be spoiled in this review.

interstellar Movie PosterEverything I liked about Interstellar:

  • I knew almost nothing about this movie going into other than it was about an interstellar mission to try and save the world. I didn’t know what they were saving the world from. I didn’t know where they were going. I didn’t know how they were going to get there. I didn’t know anything. When it comes to movies news and spoilers I’m a sponge, soaking it up. It’s been over a decade since I’ve gone into a big tent pole science fiction movie that I was excited to see without knowing a lot of what was going to happen.
  • Right from the beginning I knew that I was going to like this movie. The beginning filler of introducing the characters was fuelled by a ghost in the daughter books case. What? This is a space travel movie. It just made the movie more awesome and I was immediately drawn into the characters and the story. Is there really a ghost? What is it trying to say? Why?
  • Just now I realized that this is going to be a hard list to construct because I don’t want to spoil anything for you so you can go in fresh. I’ll do my best.
  • Once they get into space, from what I can understand, it sounds like the writers and director really did their research on how this might go down in real life. It reminded me of reading a Michael Crichton book. They threw a lot of facts and theories at me. I didn’t understand all of them but it was enough that I bought that what they were trying to say could actually happen and it helped me suspend my disbelief.
  • I’m no acting expert but I thought that Mathew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway did an awesome job in this movie. There is a lot of them sitting around talking and if it were lesser actors it would have been very boring.
  • Like I said in the intro, there is a special guest actor that is pretty big and who was not involved in the promotion of this movie at all. He shows up and you go—he’s in this movie? I never knew that! The fact that they were able to keep that a secret was very impressive.
  • Relativity is cool. That’s all I can say without spoilers.
  • There are some intense moments in this movie—nothing near the levels of Gravity, didn’t have a panic attack this time—but still some very entertaining situations. I love how high the stakes are for each problem they have to overcome. Every little decision they make could possible cause the extinction of the human race. For a good portion of the movie I didn’t know whether they were going to succeed or not.
  • Those robots were awesome. They were glimpsed in the trailer but I thought they might be mechanical aliens or something but they were just helpful friendly robots.
  • The dialog between McConaughey, Hathaway, and the robots was solid. All that 90% talk made me happy—you’ll see. You’ll also get a good excuse if you can establish a specific level of honesty with you significant other. Unfortunately, I’m still happily stuck at 100% so I can’t use it.
  • There are a ton of flaws in this movie. I’m not overstating. I read an article about 15 plot holes in Interstellar and there were other ones I found that they didn’t mention. How can that be a good thing? This is a list of all the things I liked about Interstellar, right? The thing that is amazing about this movie is that it has a lot of flaws but it still entertained the crap out of me. Even when I was watching I could see the flaws but I still loved it in the moment and the movie has stuck with me all weekend. I can’t stop thinking about it.
  • There are no sex scenes in this movie, which is practically unheard of. There isn’t a random girl in her underwear scene, there isn’t any making out, there isn’t any sex talk. McConaughey doesn’t even take his shirt off—what! This feels refreshing in a world where sex is used to sell everything.
  • There is a lot of heart in this movie. The father daughter relationship is the core of the movie and the reason why it exists. It’s an awesome story and works surprising well when mixed with all the science and space.

This movie might not be for everyone—it’s three hours long so pregnant ladies should sit at the end of the row. It does have a lot of flaws that more cynical people that don’t want to sit and enjoy will be hard pressed to move past. This is not a prefect movie but its entertaining and mind bending. Some is hard to understand and the ending kind of feels like cheating (I’m going to post a blog about hokey Science Fiction endings later this week). But there is still something to be enjoy in Interstellar and it is better seen on the big screen. Plus it’s really cold outside and this is three hours spent inside in a warm theater.

 

 

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