Mission: Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving this week, unless you reside in one of the numerous countries where this is not the case. So to tie in thematically to this glutinous holiday, what am I thankful for this year?

  • Cain S. Latrani tipping me off about Booktrope.
  • Booktrope accepting The Dolorous Adventure of Brother Banenose.
  • The Dolorous Adventure of Brother Banenose successfully being published.
  • Even people I’m not related to are actually reading The Dolorous Adventure of Brother Banenose.
  • People who read all the posts on Matt the Catania to their very ends.
  • My cat deigning me to live.

Last week was another busy week for podcast interviews. Not only did I speak to d20 Roulette, I also had an interview with  Mission: Date Night for Fiction Friday. Your mission, irregardless of whether you choose to accept it (how did the IMF ever accomplish anything if agents were free to decline time sensitive impossible missions?), is to  click on this link to listen because the embed isn’t working:


I did this interview over the phone so sometimes it’s a bit echo-y. I should learn how to speak  with an echo like the Hsalf more often.

It’s never too early to give your child the gift of The Dolorous Adventure of Brother Banenose! Marian & Shamus Fatzinger’s youngling, Julian, has excellent taste! I hear it’s a great tool for potty training.


This photo will probably haunt him in the future. Where’s YOUR #BrotherBanenose selfie?

The eye snot monster episode of Doctor Who was quite terrible, but “Let Zygons be Zygons” I always say. Jenna Coleman is good at playing sinister. She should do that more often & legally change her name to Zyrella Bosswald.

What if all the hybrid foreshadowing is for the return of Dalek Sec? I mean, it was also an awful story, but this show has already done Dalek-Gallifreyan-human hybrids. Nobody really wants to see another Jagaroth knock-off with dildos stuck to its cheeks, but surely they should acknowledge that the prophecy about the Doctor making hybrids isn’t novel.

Speaking of Jagaroths & legitimately great classic Doctor Who stories, I just read the novelization of  Shada by the posthumous Douglas Adams & Gareth Edwards. This is my favorite DW novel since Harvest of Time. It’s a shame the actual TV serials were never finished because it’s a cracking droll yarn. (Parts of the original screenplay made their way into some of Adams’s other books.) Now I want to watch the patchwork TV version to  compare.

I neglected to mention earlier that Lexi Alexander’s episode of (Green) Arrow was the best episode of the season so far.  As US TV shows are lazy this week because of poor Thanksgiving work ethics, now’s the time to correct this oversight. Not only was “Beyond Redemption” gorgeously filmed, Paul Blackthorne finally got something meaty to emote. I was surprised Lady Cop was a villainess, but maybe she can get a redemption arc. Of course its quality was never in doubt since she did explode a parkour dude into a cloud of angel dust in the best Punisher movie. Ms. Alexander also favorited liked one of my tweets, which made me feel like I won at the Twitter. Now if only she could direct some Orphan Black & The 100 next…

I’m still not sure if I like Damien Darhk yet. He’s obscure in the comics, but his defining features were looking really youthful & loving WiFi. I was really looking forward to Green Arrow beating the snot out an obnoxious teenager (or an old guy that still looks like a teenager thanks to stolen Lazarus Pit water). This one is magical & Neal McDonough played Green Arrow before, however, so maybe that makes up for it? HIVE also feels too generic at this point. I don’t understand why the team would be upset about Black Canary & Speedy killing Ghosts since they have cyanide teeth. Haven’t they all been killing Ghosts? Can this dynamic damsel duo just take turns siphoning off Darhk so Queen Bee can transform HIVE into an ostentatious science cult?

I’m so psyched for next week’s crossover, but I’m dismayed that Roy is returning later this season. UGH. The only thing he brought to the table was superfluous flips & Thea looks much better in his costume that she shrunk in the wash. Can we please trade Roy’s return for Cheshire’s introduction? At least King Shark is coming back!

Mayor Theo Galavan had better be wearing an Azrael costume next week on Gotham! Since Azrael is a mantle, this change actually wouldn’t mess up the Batman mythos. At least Bruce didn’t let Selina defenestrate another bitch this week. Although maybe that’s a minus since I enjoy it when Catwoman murders people.


Roar is a fascinating pants-on-head-crazy film. It’s 100 lbs. of untamed jungle cats in a two lbs. bag. This is the feline equivalent of the Zimbardo prison experiment. Togar the perpetually blood-stained lion that used to live with Anton LaVey is my new favorite.

Contrariwise, Invasion of the Bee Girls might be the best name for the worst movie. It made me angry, not just because 90% of it it desperately needed a klieg light. How can a movie where ladies develop compound eyes from exposing themselves to vulvic radiation be so misogynistic?

Are you celebrating a winter holiday this year? If so, why not surprise you loved ones with the gift of The Dolorous Adventure of Brother Banenose? You can also surprise your enemies by wrapping the paperback around a brick & throwing it their their window. “Why would anyone ruin a perfectly good brick by binding it to this drivel?” they’d cry out in stupefied disgust. My point being that there’s worst things to fritter your money away on during Black Friday. Since Runaway Goodness’s Holiday Prefunk is in its final days, there’s no better time to stock up on over 200 $2.99 (or whatever that is in your currency) Booktrope ebooks!



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