TV shows and Movies watched this week, some podcasts too.

I have a project to watch more horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies and Tv shows, and that’s what I’m doing in this cold Monday after work. Netflix is an amazing source but I love Youtube too, it has many great content there.

Some Youtube channels that I enjoy are: MonsterMan13, great guys that talk horror and sci-fi books, Tv shows and a lot of cool stuff. Another one is Collider, that talks about movie news and they have a great trivia tournament too.

Some of the movies that I have watched are Sharknado and Cube, both on Netflix. The movie Cube was very boring, I did not like it but Sharknado was what I thought it would be, a very fun horror B-movie, I had a lot of fun watching it and will be checking the sequels too.

When it comes to Tv shows, Netflix is the best place ever, I’m watching the show “The 100”, it is a very cool sci-fi-show and will be starting another Tv show soon, maybe Hemlock Grove or maybe Penny Dreadful. I am still watching Dr. Who of course, that show is amazing, just finished the David Tennant era and will be starting to watch the season with Matt Smith as the Doctor Who. I am watching Star Trek the Original series too, some great plots on that show, great source for ideas to be used when coming out with ideas for stories. Not like plagiarism but I believe that when you infuse yourself with great creativity content, it opens your mind for new ideas and that will make you think better and create more.

Tomorrow, I’ll be doing an update about the books and some magazines that I’m currently reading. Happy Writing!

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Hello and Welcome!

 Bilbo

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

J.R.R Tolkien

I was just a High school kid when I read “The Hobbit” and this quote kept hammering inside my head since then. I’m sure that I wasn’t the only kid who feel in love with that story, it was something that simply put, changed my life. 

Books will do that to someone, they will change and make you feel funny inside, suddenly you forget about the dreams of being a firefighter, soccer player, astronaut and so many other great professions, and start imagining yourself creating stories with firefighters battling a wild-fire or maybe an astronaut trying to reach Mars, you realize that the possibilities are endless.

It happened to me, after a good dose of J.R.R Tolkien, Stephen King, Paulo Coelho and some others, I got the need to be out there, to be swept off and then that burning sensation inside of me that I could too create(or at least try) those rich characters, worlds, antagonists, conflicts….

Not that I am comparing myself to those amazing authors, far from it. I’m just a newbie, in love with writing and eager to learn. I do believe that we have to always set our sights towards the great ones, trying to reach their level will consequently make you a better writer, following their path as close as youcan, not copying or trying to replicate their style, but knowing what got them to their level and getting that to inspire you, push you forward even though you have (and should always have it) your own style and ways of creating magic on a blank piece of paper.

So allow me to ask you to join me on this ride, getting my foot out of the door and adventuring in the world of writing but not just that, being an avid reader and movie fan too, I’ll have from time to time reviews, musing or just some babbling related to short stories, books, Tv shows,board games, movies, comics and many other delicious things that our mind desires, to consume and keep us well satisfied.

J.J Oliveira