Tag: rowan blaize

Circumventing the GOOP #unicorns&virgins

____________ Jonathan Kieran’s (as-yet-untitled) new novel, an epic supernatural thriller, is now finished and slated for release in late Spring 2014. Look for news about the release here and at Amazon.com in the coming weeks and months. Jonathan is also the author of the classically appointed Rowan Blaize series of modern fairy-tales and novels. Visit Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and give it a … Read More Circumventing the GOOP #unicorns&virgins

Admit it: You know you’ve “Death-Googled” someone on a hunch. #iamnotalone

Ah, the amazing power of Google to ferret-out important (and often regrettably belated) information in a matter of mere seconds for the intrepid or even for the plain ol’ nosy among us. I found myself thinking about an old friend last night and wondered where in the world he might have ended-up since we inadvertently lost touch ten years ago, not long after I … Read More Admit it: You know you’ve “Death-Googled” someone on a hunch. #iamnotalone

There really is a town called “Spuds” and it has been #immortalized.

~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ by JONATHAN KIERAN CHARACTER(S): The Hobgoblin Brothers of Spuds IMDb DREAM PORTRAYAL by: NATURE/OCCUPATION: Hobgoblin siblings and monstrous gourmands/caterers par excellence. AGE: At least as old as the American Civil War Era BACKGROUND: The Hobgoblin brothers of Spuds are a triad of siblings who specialize in preparing exquisite culinary wonders that send the secret magical community of … Read More There really is a town called “Spuds” and it has been #immortalized.

We all have a “Swamp THANG” in the woodpile, I suspect. #literarycharacters

~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ by JONATHAN KIERAN NAME: WarrowWize IMDb Dream Portrayal By: Steve Buscemi NATURE/OCCUPATION: Dithering, Blithering, Nostril-Hair Withering Swamp THANG AGE: 275 Years BACKGROUND: WarrowWize obviously didn’t emerge ex nihilo from a bit of dead driftwood or a particularly gelatinous porridge of pond-scum. He had a rasping, wheezing, water-breathing Mama and Papa like any other humanoid lizard-man with amphibious … Read More We all have a “Swamp THANG” in the woodpile, I suspect. #literarycharacters

A voice that could peel the barnacles from a boat. #literarycharacters

~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ by JONATHAN KIERAN NAME: Dendara Cubbidge IMDb Dream Portrayal By: Monica Horan NATURE/OCCUPATION: Local manifestation of the Bean Sidhe (a freakin’ “Banshee,” okay?) AGE: I’m getting the distinct impression (from my own mind, of course) that Dendara Cubbidge is an Irish immigrant at least a century older than the Floridian community to which she relocated … ostensibly … Read More A voice that could peel the barnacles from a boat. #literarycharacters

When a sledgehammer will take care of the rest … #tectonicshift

Things are going to be changing at the Pop HazMat blog, although I am not quite certain about the exact nature of those changes, yet. One thing I can reveal is that aforementioned changes will indeed have a great deal to do with a number of rather gradual tectonic shifts and (strangle me now for using a vapid, dancing-through-the-flowery-fields-of-Self Improvement term) “life-changes” that have … Read More When a sledgehammer will take care of the rest … #tectonicshift

“It’s all in the wrist.” Just ask ‘Cammi’ from #Sideways. #beinmymovie

~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ by JONATHAN KIERAN The realm of ancient sorcerer Rowan Blaize is one in which otherwise hidden worlds collide with (or dwell alongside) our own mortal sphere. Rowan’s existence is played-out across landscapes and dreamscapes that encompass “worlds within worlds,” providing the observant traveler ample opportunity to encounter creatures of dazzling magical qualities. Some of these beings are … Read More “It’s all in the wrist.” Just ask ‘Cammi’ from #Sideways. #beinmymovie

Thank God(zilla) for the Japanese. They can bring the #creepy like nobody else.

HOT GINGER AND DYNAMITE: THE JOYS of JAPANESE CULTURE and CREATIVITY by JONATHAN KIERAN How could I have missed this? Well, in all fairness, I have been so fascinated by the spectacularly warped eyeball-licking trend sweeping Japan (now sadly revealed to be a hoax) that some of my favorite island-nation’s most sublime foolery escaped my Weird Radar in recent months. Leave it to a … Read More Thank God(zilla) for the Japanese. They can bring the #creepy like nobody else.

P. Allen Smith can handle any garden pest. #tohoapocalypse

POP HAZMAT “CAPTURED MOMENTS” presents EAVESDROPPING at the OUTSKIRTS of EXCESS by JONATHAN KIERAN ____________ While Jonathan works to complete his new novel (slated for release in Spring 2014) blogging will be swift, light, fun and generally of the “drive-by captioning” variety. Meanwhile, if you’re bored and don’t have any Japanese eyeballs to lick, hop on over to Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and … Read More P. Allen Smith can handle any garden pest. #tohoapocalypse

Kristin Chenoweth gets my vote to play a sassy fey queen.#NOannehathaway

~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ The realm of ancient sorcerer Rowan Blaize is one in which otherwise hidden worlds collide with (or dwell alongside) our own mortal sphere. Rowan’s existence is played-out across landscapes and dreamscapes that encompass “worlds within worlds,” providing the observant traveler ample opportunity to encounter creatures of dazzling magical qualities. Some of these beings are friendly, others are … Read More Kristin Chenoweth gets my vote to play a sassy fey queen.#NOannehathaway

#Carnivores retaliate for Iowa “butter-cow” desecration. #worldnews

POP HAZMAT “CAPTURED MOMENTS” presents EAVESDROPPING at the OUTSKIRTS of EXCESS by JONATHAN KIERAN In what is being termed “a brutal act of despicable retaliation” for a recent vegan attack on the Iowa State Fair’s traditional Butter-Cow, a group of carnivores slaughtered an assortment of innocent vegetables that were kidnapped on Monday evening from the Frail & Pale Café –a popular vegan bistro– in … Read More #Carnivores retaliate for Iowa “butter-cow” desecration. #worldnews

“Arm your Feet for the Good of the Future” with #LasSuperChanclas

POP HAZMAT “CAPTURED MOMENTS” presents EAVESDROPPING at the OUTSKIRTS of EXCESS by JONATHAN KIERAN _________ While Jonathan works to complete his new novel (slated for release in Spring 2014) blogging will be swift, light, fun and generally of the “drive-by captioning” variety. Meanwhile, if you’re bored and don’t have any Japanese eyeballs to lick, hop on over to Jonathan Kieran’s Official Facebook Page and … Read More “Arm your Feet for the Good of the Future” with #LasSuperChanclas