Since I’ve written articles for other sites around the web, I decided to compile a list of links to those places in case you want to read something of mine that’s a little different. New articles and publications will be added as they arise!
Second Unit Reviews
“Musings on Multimedia”
In May 2018, I launched a new, ancillary website: Second Unit Reviews. This site will host my reviews of movies, television shows, comic books, video games, and other geeky topics not directly related to writing. New content is posted when it arises, but for the next few months, every Friday I’ll be posting an updated copy of reviews I’ve posted on other sites like Geek la Femme and Fellowship of the King (with links to the originals.) Some reviews maybe posted on The Cat’s Cradle as well if they relate more directly to writing fantasy novels.
“Where the magic of collecting comes alive!”
This e-newsletter from Diamond Publishing is a goldmine for information on the world of comics. The following are three guest articles I was asked to write by Mark Squirek:
Fellowship & Fairydust
“Inspiring faith and creativity and exploring the arts through a spiritual lens.”
In January 2017, The Fellowship of the King merged with the online magazine Ink and Fairy Dust. Some of my TFOTK articles have migrated over to the new website, but the old links still work for the rest, and I will continue my periodic contributions to F&F.
“A Hollow Promise: Harry Potter and the Betrayal of the Readers” by Hikari Katana (Ink & Fairydust. Harry Potter Issue, July/Aug 2017, pp. 10-11)
Let Imagination Be Your Guide: The Challenges and Possibilities of Fantasy Writing
“Sins of the Eldar, or The Tragedy of Tolkien’s Elves” by Hikari Katana (Ink & Fairydust. Tolkien, Man of Masterpieces, Spring 2019, pp. 24-30)
*NEW* “The Extended Family of the Enterprise” by Hikari Katana (Ink & Fairydust. Space, Fall 2019, pp. 16-19)
The Fellowship of the King
“Literary expressions of Catholic homeschoolers and homeschool graduates.”
I’m not religious, but I was a homeschooler, so I was happy to help out when Rosaria Marie asked me to contribute some guest articles.
Tolkien’s Mythic History: How Middle-Earth Launched the Fantasy Genre
The Legend of Holly Claus: A Book Review
Doctor Calls and Dark Crystals: An Eclectic Film & Television Sampler
Keep Reading: A Bibliophile’s Guide to Becoming a Librarian
“Handsome and the Hag”: A Gender-Switched Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
Love, Strength, and Dignity: The Many Faces of Jane Eyre
“My Mother’s Soul”
Beauty and the Beast: Modern Disney vs. Classic Disney
Nerd in the Brain
“This nerd’s life.”
This is a fun site filled with creative and educational activities! I was asked to contribute a guest article after participating in the 2015 Summer Reading (and Writing) Challenge.
Geek La Femme
“Setting a new tone for the geek community.”
Unfortunately, this site created by my friend Michelle is no longer active, so there probably won’t be new additions to this list. I chose to include links to all of the articles I contributed to GLF rather than just a generic link to my author archives because there’s a bit of a scrolling issue as you get to the older articles. The articles are in chronological order, oldest to newest. Articles with a (*) are reviews of books/movies/TV/anime or informative entries rather than fluff or time-sensitive topics.
Greetings and Salutations!
* Stop-Motion Frenzy
* Halloween anime that will steal your soul (or at least your heart)
* Crashing into theaters near you…
* History of a Newbie Gamer
* Reservoir Dogs RULES!
* An Unexpected Journey…to the theater
* New Systems For A New Year
* Book to Anime: Deltora Quest
Friedman Fan Art
Will and Hope in the face of cancellation
* If Doctor Who and The Twilight Zone had a child…
* I found another show to love…
More ways to save Green Lantern TAS and Young Justice
Fun Links and Randomness
* The HALO Experience
Attention Writers! Camp NaNo awaits!
* Introverts Among Us
“Slayed” by an AMV
Legend of Zelda Movie Trailer
* The Future of TV? – Reblogged from The Shelver’s Corner
Fun Links, 2nd edition
My Little Whovians
Rules for Magic — Yea or Nay?
Save Young Justice — Weekend of Action!
* Why “Brave” Doesn’t Have an Exceptional Princess
Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” is a radio play!
* Watch out! It’s Samurai Jack!
* Is More Detail Better? A Brief Discussion of HALO Graphics
* Godlike Scalpel Skills: Black Jack
A Little Loki Love
* “We Be Blue Electric Angels” — The Saga of Matthew Swift
* Mass Effect Madness