Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

Let’s look at the dwarves as depicted in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. The Dwarves of The Hobbit Trilogy. When viewed as a group, the thirteen dwarvish warriors on their quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain look quite fetching. I applaud the design of their clothing and weaponry. These elements suggest something about each dwarf’s personality, […]


It’s no secret that I’m disappointed with Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth. So far I’ve been let down by The Hobbit trilogy. The first film, An Unexpected Journey, left so little impression on me that I honestly forgot that it existed until I saw a display case advertising it at a local Wal-Mart. The […]


Full disclosure: I’m an off-again, on-again Shadowrun fan. I’ve owned the core books for every earlier edition of the Shadowrun tabletop role-playing game, up to and including 4th Edition. (I don’t own 5th Edition yet.) I never played the video games for the Sega Genesis or the Super Nintendo, but I did read several of […]


Fair warning: I feel no qualms about spoiling a film based off a book that was published in 1937. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. You’ve probably read the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. You’ve probably seen the Rankin-Bass animated film from 1977. You’ve probably, god help you, […]


CLICK HERE to download “Skeleton Bill Strikes it Rich”, episode 25 of the Silicon Chickens Project. “Skeleton Bill Strikes it Rich” is a humorous fantasy story about an enterprising undead minion and the power of collective bargaining. This episode is part of the “Skeletons in the Closet” theme for October, 2011, from the Mysterious Order […]


CLICK HERE to download “Make Way for the Ice Cream Man”, episode 24 of the Silicon Chickens Project. “Make Way for the Ice Cream Man” is a bizarre little horror tale in which hardworking individuals try to stave off a monstrous transformation with a barrage of sugary treats. Make Way for the Ice Cream Man […]


CLICK HERE to download “Diet of Wyrms”, episode 21 of the Silicon Chickens Project. “Diet of Wyrms” is a humorous fantasy story that observes what happens when dragons gather together in the scaly equivalent of a townhall meeting. Diet of Wyrms by Paul Thomas Chapman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States […]