Invincible Quill Magazine (Nov. issue) | Rapid Review

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Invincible Quill Magazine November 2019 issue (Earnest Writes, free download): The latest issue has launched, and it’s about National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). The latest issue focuses on helping writers through NaNoWriMo. There are poems, prompts, and articles. I did notice some typos and some awkward sentences, but what work of art doesn’t have flubs? I liked the “Writing Styles Alignments” chart that lets you know if you were a neutral pantser or a chaotic plotter. According to the sheet, I’m a chaotic plantser; this means that I have a plot idea and then it all goes crazy from there. I also enjoyed the article by Kairavi Pandya titled “Better Egotist Than Poseur.” The article talks about how readers and writers alike think of novelists and poets as the brain surgeons of the field while they think of screenwriters or drama writers as loyal physicians. I like how the author mentions that a novelist is not better than someone who writes short stories–we’re all writers. Finally, this issue seemed to fly by. I got to one point and was like, “Why won’t this scroll any more?” It was because I was at the end of the magazine. The magazine was so interesting to read that it felt like I just started. The flow of poems to articles and back again made the reading captivating. I felt like I was reading something entertaining, not a boring textbook.

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Love | Review

‪ ‬The poem “Love” by William Lynn recounts the story of someone who falls for another.

I enjoyed the line when the narrator asks if the person was an angel or a demon sent by the Devil to torment them. It showed the narrator’s feelings well and added the question of why they can’t be together; it makes you want to read more. My problem was that the question didn’t seem to be answered; I still want to know why they can’t be together.

The poem keeps the same tone very well. I can picture someone sitting at a desk thinking or even just sitting on a park bench watching their love interest from afar. You feel like you can get inside the narrator’s state of mind. I did notice a couple times when it felt like the rhythm faltered or became awkward; but for the most part, the poem flowed well.

I also had some trouble with getting lost in the lines. This is easily resolved by adding some verse/paragraph breaks now and then.

Another line I enjoyed was when the narrator mentions how people told them they didn’t know what love was. It gives the reader an idea of how old the narrator is. I could picture an older teen or young adult. The idea of a younger narrator is reinforced by the word choice. The flow and structure also makes it sound like a younger person speaking. I did not feel like I was brought out of the poem until the end.

While the poem was not perfect, it was well done and a great read. I enjoyed that I did not have to spend hours trying to pick it apart to understand it. Lynn does an excellent job of telling the reader what is happening while still giving you something to think about. 4.4/5

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TEPPEN from GungHo Online Entertainment Inc: Various Capcom characters battle it out in this online card game. I really enjoy the cinematic cutscenes. Every graphic is amazing. The animations for the characters’ special power is also well done and gives the game that unique flair. I could tell that they really worked hard on it. I also enjoy that many of my favorite Capcom characters are together. But, it did take me awhile to understand how to play the game and navigate the menus and system. I still have no idea what the Zennys are for–I’m assuming its to buy cards (or is that the Souls).

awritersd1ary: A collection of well thought out and short poems. The poems pull at your heart and make you want to go “awww” after reading them. The backgrounds fit the poem well and are not distracting. I also had no trouble reading the text–it doesn’t blend into the background.

ratvault: A collection of comics featuring a rat detective, but don’t expect a great detective. The Ratective is kind of a goof. The artwork is high-level and amazing. The jokes are also very funny.

Pluto TV: An app or website that allows you to watch free TV. It has a nice collection of old and new shows and movies. I wish it allowed you to see further into the programming than three hours. If you sign up, you can save channels as favorites, but signing up is not required, which is nice. There are a few bugs still to work out, such as sometimes it’ll glitch and repeat a scene over and over until I close it. It works well for having something to watch during off-seasons and downtime. It is also great for having something on while your eating or taking a break.

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The following are my opinion and do not reflect the opinion of any organization or person.

Movies/Film

Escape Room

“Game Start” from My Hero Academia (Hulu)

Happy Deathday 2 U

Blog Posts

Constraints in Creative Writing: How Tying Yourself Down Can Lead to Setting Yourself Free by Peregrin Sanchez (Earnest Writes)

Interview With Alexandria Quinn – Author of Behind Closed Curtains by Boakye D Alpha (Earnest Writes)

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Books/Stories

“As One” from Dwellers by sacredlilac

The House Next Door by James Patterson

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Podcasts/News

BPFS008: The Draxler Program, The Abomination of Yaultan by The Best Page Forward Show

GTeaLive: Is James Charles Cancelled? by GTLive

Scott Koblish on The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish – Dreamer Comics Podcast by Dreamer comics Highlights

Comics

Fractured Trust | Supergirl #30 Review by Fortress of Solitude

Lesser Gods | Batman & The Outsiders #1 Review by Fortress of Solitude

Namor’s Last Stand | Invaders #5 by Caped-Joel

Everything Else

What If the Nuclear Bomb Never Existed? by AlternateHistoryHub

ARTIST Vs. AI – Is The Art Algorithm Getting SMARTER?? by Draw With Jazza

Multi-Story CRAWLING PISTON HOUSE: Minecraft 1.14! by Mumbo Jumbo


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Some more recommendations you might enjoy. The following are my opinion and do not reflect any organization or person.

Blogs Posts

All Your Fears (review of the book All Your Fears by Peter Hodgson) by Literary Titan

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Strange Subtraction by Edmark M. Law from Learn Fun Facts

A 90’s Teen Reflects on ‘Titantic’ by Adina Bernstein from MovieBabble

In a Nutshell #49 by sandyjwhite from Out of My Write Mind