The money thing part 1: there is none in writing about comics
This stands in stark contrast to a piece that ran a few days ago on the Atlantic by Olga Khazan called Can Mommy Bloggers Still Make a Living? that showed CPMs circling the drain at an alarming rate. One mommy blogger who once made enough to support three people and pay for an assistant has now all but moved on[.]
I know I’ve said this before — just a few days ago in fact — but without my own Patreon campaign I couldn’t even keep this site running. For some insane reason, I live in NYC, where working two jobs 14 hours a day to pay for a room in an apartment with three other people living in it is pretty common. A 260-sq. foot apartment built from Legos in the middle of a park full of homeless people across the street from a mental hospital rents for $2000 a month here. (This is a block from Stately Beat Manor, BTW.)
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It’s really been nothing more than a regular cop show with some “fuck” thrown in.
The cops are generic cliché templates. There’s no one special like Cohle or as frustratingly ordinary as Hart.
I’ve enjoyed foreign cop shows more, such as Forbrydelsen and Braquo.
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Demons haunted ‘Night Stalker’ creator Jeff Rice
On the television screen, rumpled newspaper man Carl Kolchak faced supernatural demons in the shadow of the Strip’s neon and beyond in the 1970s cult favorite “The Night Stalker” series.
Those demons were nothing compared to the real ones encountered by Jeff Rice, the man who dreamed up the story of a real Vegas vampire serial killer and the wise-cracking reporter who nailed him. Rice, who a close friend says suffered from severe depression throughout much of his adult life, died July 1 in Las Vegas. He was 71. In an eerie tribute to the mysteries that surrounded his fiction and life in Las Vegas, the cause and manner of death is pending the results of a toxicology test by the Clark County coroner’s office.
The Night Stalker was the highest-rated Movie of the Week on ABC. It made history.
Rest in peace.
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This is just awful: Cait’s Reviews > The Boy and the Peddler of Death.
The writer steps in and quickly displays the kind of mind that should never be seen in public.
It goes on for two pages.
Never, ever do this to yourself!
Next-day update: Being a coward, the writer deleted his posts. Tim Cushing pointed out in Comments that they’ve now been archived for everyone to still see.
Snooty Snobs Should STFU
Got A Bad Review? Really, Just STFU!
Twitter: Nikki Finke, Hollywood Dementia
Hollywood Dementia site
Same-day update: Nikki Finke Announces New Site HollywoodDementia.com
My website will present short stories, novellas and novel excerpts written by Hollywood insiders like myself. After 30 years as a journalist, I’m now going to expose the hard truths and gritty reality of showbiz through creative writing. In fiction, I can be more honest than just sticking to facts. The stories which I and others write won’t depict any actual Hollywood person or event. But they will marry artifice with verisimilitude into original content creation.
I don’t care if the site gets little traffic or The Powers That Be ever advertise. Instead, I’m setting up a TinyPass paywall and charging readers $1 for each post and paying writers from the proceeds once a month. I want to create a fiction forum not just for my own work but for all the creative writing talent which Hollywood attracts but rarely nurtures. I will run the website as well as write for it and market each fictional story to my 265,000+ Twitter followers.
Ouch. US$1/story paywall. To make that fly, Nikki will need a serial that hooks people like Mad Men and Breaking Bad did.
The Second Rise Of Nikki Finke
Welcome Back, Nikki Finke!
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