Author Archives: James Ashman

About James Ashman

I write books of the fantasy, heroic, slice-of-life, and/or adventure types. So far. By choice, I self-publish my works. I'm an author who loves fantastic stories. I have a penchant for foreign works, and don't hesitate to learn about something new. I've grown up in the technology generation, watching that world change faster each year. togetherwithsilver@gmail.com

Year of the Animation come to Life

Last year serial do-good-former-criminals was the go-to show. This year it appears that comic book heroes are having yet another hurrah. Let’s start with the most obvious: right now The CW is putting out a couple DC-related shows, The Flash … Continue reading

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Last year Leverage, now it’s White Collar

The irony, I wrote the below, then went to Netflix… and found out the license for this show expired today on Netflix. Which pretty much cancels out all of the fun. Way to go content licensing, way to go being … Continue reading

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Villains, how do you take them, bad or with a side of sympathy?

Me? I want mine with no redemption. Gimme a good-old bad guy. I like the old-school “try to take over the world – just because I want to” villains, and have been bothered by the number of “the world should … Continue reading

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Review: Due South

Last year I finished watching the full four seasons of Due South. Beginning to end. It was a pleasure to be in such fine company as the characters portrayed. To begin with, Due South has is almost unique in all … Continue reading

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Long books

There was something I just saw posted on LinkedIn that raises my ire. People talking about the length of books for kids. With them thinking that kids between 7 and 10 should have shorter works. You know, ones that keep … Continue reading

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Character’s that don’t listen are just imitating people in real life

I read something odd. It was a short book about people having these verbal battles with each other on a psychological level. It wasn’t all that great, because each time one of the characters said something true about the other … Continue reading

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Rating Systems

I find rating systems for games are becoming rather pointless. In its quest to transform from an intelligent and interesting online news/opinion site about games/tech/science to a rather annoying, baiting, and biased site, Ars Technica has spent another wasted amount … Continue reading

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The Lupine Prince on kindle updated

Last week I spent some time and energy fixing another couple typos and reformatting some of TLP for Kindle. The revisions were approved and so now the most up-to-date version is available on Kindle. Unfortunately the paperback still has some … Continue reading

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It’s almost time for a Due South review

I’ve been watching the oldish series Due South. It’s incredibly fantastic, one of the best pieces of television I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s also one of the few series that was never cancelled. It was a made for … Continue reading

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Twelve Twelve Twelve

Twelve, yesterday, was the last day of this century that’d have a day/month/year lineup. It was a great day for releasing books, just like 11/11/11 was last year when Joel D Canfield had a book party. And yesterday “Yo Pal” … Continue reading

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