Of The Year – 2014

For once I’m writing this at a not too unreasonable point after the end of the year in question, so no need for a backdated post inserted via time travel… 1. LILILIL — Benji Hughes I can’t think of another album in the last decade — if not ever — that leaves me with such…

Kurt Cobain + Time Travel = 3 Books

Fun fact:  Searching for Cobain time travel on Amazon yields 3 results: Lost in the ’90s by Frank Anthony Polito: A teenaged rocker stage-dives during a ’90s themed dance and wakes up in 1994. Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman: An essay collection featuring unrelated sections on time travel and Kurt Cobain. Timely Persuasion by JL Civi: A…

Enumerating the Top Time Travel Stories

Timely Persuasion was recently named third favorite time travel story on the Enumeration Podcast! It was an honor to be named here amongst several other great time travel tales. The three hosts came up with quite a set of stories altogether. Their complete lists are covered below – but check out the full episode for…

Remember Remember the 5th of November

November 5th continues to be one of my favorite pseudo-holidays for obvious time travel geekery reasons. In honor of that great red-letter date, here are a few BTTF tidbits found in Timely Persuasion. Chapter 3: After a year of constantly playing the Back to the Future soundtrack, my uncle took me to see Huey Lewis…

A Parallelogram

“Purple parallelogram I got in Amsterdam, made me dream a dream I didn’t understand.” — The Lemonheads Checked out time-travel play A Parallelogram this weekend and really dug it. Warning: Spoilers Below… The play focuses on Bee, a thirty-something woman who recently met her time traveler future self that — ala Quantum Leap and/or Timely Persuasion — only…

More Red Letter Dates

The most famous red letter date in the history of time travel is November 5, 1955 from Back to the Future. Lesser known BTTF dates include: January 1, 1885 (Doc’s trip to the Old West) September 2, 1885 (Marty’s trip to the Old West) November 12, 1955 (Enchantment Under The Sea / Lighting vs the…

Looper

Feels like I’ve been waiting forever for Looper to come out. Finally got to see it last night. Funny pre-amble:  As I was buying tickets, the previous show was letting out. I’ve gone out of my way for months to not watch trailers, not read interviews, and otherwise not be spoiled at all before seeing…

Ramblings VI

I seem to have hit another of those lengthy posting lags while the world gets in the way.  Ramblings time: Been digging the new Back To The Future Game from Telltale.  It’s essentially BTTF IV, starting off 6 months after the trilogy ends in 1986 and has Marty bouncing back and forth between 1931 and…

Trickshot Finale

I’ve mentioned the illustrated web-based time travel serial Trickshot a couple of times previously during its work in progress days, but now that it has reached completion I decided another full-blown post was in order. What’s the best way to tell a time travel story out of order? To tell it in order. That’s the…

Someone Else is Rediscovering Pavement

The best love letter to a band disguised as a letter to your past self (or is it vice versa?) that I have ever read: Wait, You’ve Never Heard: Pavement – Brighten The Corners My favorite quote: “There’s a magic to the moment you finally love a band, and anyone who says he or she was with…