Definitely not an invalid question. I used to have several books per year on pre-order, but so many series have let me down that I stopped sinking money into it. Lockwood? Fifth book sucked. Arc of a Scythe? Third book was ass. Red Rising? Ignore everything after the original trilogy.
So what am I looking forward to? Well, in books, there are a couple of things:
This will match the Illustrated LOTR that I got this year. Beautiful book. The illustrations were done by Tolkien himself. Legend. Comes out in November, mine’s preordered.
DAVE BUTLER WROTE A TIME TRAVEL BOOK WITH MIKE ROTHMAN
Dave tweeted out the pic this weekend. Excellent cover art, and I have enjoyed books by both of these men, so I expect that a collaboration between the two of their sizeable brains will be very engaging. Dunno when it comes out so stay tuned.
LARRY CORREIA HAS TONS OF STUFF COMING OUT
He always does. He’s Larry. There will be more Forgotten Warrior, more MHI, all that stuff. He’s the one author that I trust to constantly provide me with good fiction.
CRITICAL DRINKER HAS A STANDALONE BOOK THIS AUGUST
I love the Drinker. I tried his other series and didn’t care for it due to content issues. This one sounds awesome though. I’ve got the audio on preorder.
I mean, that all right there is pretty cool.
Are there any good movies coming out?
Short answer is no. I’ve got zero hype for the new Doctor Strange. I don’t trust Disney at all. I’m already hearing that it’s been banned in China so they either included Tibet or gay people in it, two things China hates almost as much as it hates black people. Disney will bravely tell Americans what their education laws have to be, but they’ll bend over and take it for Chinese dollars. They don’t get mine.
Disney’s also making a live-action Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers, but it has Seth Rogen in it, and he’s a giant piece of manure, so yeah, no dollars for him either.
There’s that Top Gun sequel, but it’s a thirty-year sequel. It’s just going to be a rehash of the first one with Maverick as the instructor instead of the student. The cinematography will be cool, I don’t trust the story though.
Jurassic World: Dominion…man, Fallen Kingdom was fun but stupid as hell and full of holes. I have no expectations for this to be any better. But I did just show my kids the first movie so if we catch up on the series, we’ll see.
Lightyear? More openly homosexual propaganda. I understand that this isn’t the fault of the animators or the people who worked on it outside of the writer’s room…so maybe turning this movie into a bomb will make them push back against said writer’s room. Stop. Pushing. Sexuality. On. Kids.
(Then again most of Disney’s customers are childless millennials who spend half their paycheck on cat food? Who knows.)
Thor Four: More Thor. Ha. Ha, ha ha ha. No. Just no. Stop.
Black Adam. Hey, everyone’s tired of superhero movies AND everyone’s tired of The Rock, so if we make The Rock a superhero, maybe that’ll cancel out?
Hocus Pocus 2. Up yours, Disney. This movie didn’t need a sequel. The Sanderson sisters are dead, they can’t come back, otherwise the first movie was pointless. And it’s just gonna be woke anyway. The main present-day characters are all chicks.
Black Panther 2 STAAAAAAAAHP
Shazam 2 STAAAAAAAAAAAAHP
Avatar 2 STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHP
Enchanted 2 STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHP
Okay you know what, YOU KNOW WHAT, I OFFICIALLY CAN’T ANYMORE. YOU LOOK THROUGH THIS LIST AND FIND SOMETHING THAT WASN’T PUSHED OUT OF THE BACK END OF A DOG. I’M DONE.
GO READ BOOKS.