Throwback Thursday: Sacred Springs (1964), by Akira Ifukube, Sung by Emi and Yumi Itō

Undoubtedly one of the best of the Shōwa period of Godzilla films, Mothra vs. Godzilla features the return of the Shobijin along with Mothra herself. Akira Ifukube's scoring is tremendous and vivid, and Emi and Yumi Itō sing this melancholic, gentle tune he composed for the film. Although far eclipsed by the popularity of the... Continue Reading →

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The Dark Crystal: Most Complete Score

I enjoy movie scores as much as I love epic music. :-) I found this lovey gem browsing YouTube last week for proper listening while I continue to write Vivian's Last Cigarette. It was perfect. Not only because The Dark Crystal is a beloved film from my childhood, but also because it was something I... Continue Reading →

Unexpected Mash-Ups!

Today I’m at the first day of PortCon and the blog is largely on autopilot. However, as yesterday was a little thin on content, I thought I would share a fun little thing I did recently. On a whim last week, I placed a challenge on Reddit saying that if someone posted a reply with... Continue Reading →

Gamera 2015 Trailer

I'm a big fan of daikaiju, mysterious monsters of the giant and usually Japanese variety. I have loved them for as long as I can remember, and it's the child within me that will pen my own story of giant monsters one day. Tonight, however, that child sees this "Proof of Concept" trailer for the... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: May 27th, 2015

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! Today I’m exhausted, and highly caffeinated after getting perhaps an hour of sleep last night. Oh the wondrous complications and aggravations that can derail our writing… The Memorial Day holiday weekend turned into a very packed affair and I got... Continue Reading →

5 Cool Blogs and 25 Random Things about Me

So this morning Sessela, a reader and fellow blogger on her site anthropomagic.com, nominated Aethereal Engines for the “Creative Blogger Award”. I am touched and flattered that she would take the time to say that she enjoys reading my stuff and that it inspires her to keep writing and blogging. That was a great way... Continue Reading →

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