Posts By: Nella

You’re a Heartbreaker, Toy Maker

I’m going to ask you to do a little mental exercise with me.  On a scale of 1 to 5—1 being the weakest, 5 being the strongest—I want you to number the strength of each phrase I list.  Even say them aloud, let them roll around your tongue. HAIL FIRE FIRESTORM STRONGARM STRYFE ELITE TRIAD… Read More

All the Single Ladies; or why can’t we be ok with that?

Enter Tauriel, the Oncoming Storm of Fanwank.

The following contains spoilers for a 75-year-old children’s book. Let’s talk about The Hobbit. The Hobbit is a short book, not really 3-movie-long epic material; you’re going to have to pull additional material from other Middle Earth sources.  If you must turn it into three movies, you’ll want to create additional characters.  And you might… Read More

MAGFest 2013 recap

Hail, Hail the gang's almost all here.

This weekend, Chez Apocalypse rode forth to MAGFest2013 for four days of music, gaming, geekery, sleep-deprivation and collaboration—that is, aside from Elisa who didn’t get there until Friday night (sad face) and Mike aka Phil Bunny, who couldn’t make it at all (double sad face). Thanks to the help of Tom Hyre and the rest… Read More

So You Want To Name A Website; OR, Mouse Water

Years ago when the idea of Chez Apocalypse  was a mere mushroom cloud-shaped gleam in our eyes, we–being creatively minded sorts who had seen our dreams deferred in the doom and gloom of a sinking economy–looked at people forming websites and production companies and thought…’why not?’  But long before we bothered looking into how to… Read More