Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free Copy of the Internationally Bestselling "Overcoming Math Anxiety and How to Be Successful in Mathematics"

Pretty much what the title says. Free through Friday, 10/25/2013

You can get your copy free through the variety of links available all over my blog and website...OH LOOK, HERE'S ONE:


So yeah, if you have an Amazon account (and if you don't have an Amazon account, where have you been for the last decade?), please download this free copy of my bestselling math book. You can find all of my Amazon ebooks here: Zero Angel on

If you know anyone that struggles in math or has a distaste for math, then please consider recommending my book to those people as well. I write my books both for the student and the teacher in mind, so everyone has something to gain by reading.

Thank you for your support,

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Movie Review—Why didn't they release this first?

A few months back I went ahead and bought the blu-ray version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children without realizing that it was a director's cut "Complete" edition. Imagine my surprise when I plopped it into the DVD player and scenes I knew and loved were "misremembered" (as I thought at the time).

Then I started freaking out.

Because not only was I misremembering these scenes that I had watched over 50 times before (when I first got FFVII: Advent Children on DVD I had it playing for a month straight), but all of the little annoyances and deliberate confusions in the original Advent Children were COMPLETELY REMOVED.

Here's the Amazon link:

Dresden Files Book Series Comments

The Dresden Files book series by Jim Butcher (available here: is a pretty fun adventure into urban fantasy. I've gotten the chance to read books 9-14 and have some spoiler-free thoughts and comments. Although I recommend the link above so that you can start reading the series from the beginning, here are the individual links to each book that I read this last week:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lightning Reviews: Working through the movie collection Edition

Konnichiwa minna-san!

It’s been an interesting week. Re-twisting my ankle has me couch-ridden and I somehow found the pathos to revisit some of my old favorite DVDs. This is an uncommon occurrence. No matter how much a movie may call to me and how much I enjoy it, the act of actually taking the DVD down from the shelf and putting it into the movie player usually precludes me from actually re-watching them (although for whatever reason, if I see them on TV I will sit through commercials to watch them).

Anyway, today I will throw up lightning reviews of the following movies: “definitely, maybe”, “Blast from the Past”, “Wimbledon”, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, “For Love of the Game” and “Metropolis” (2001). All of these movies “pass” the Zero Approved requirements for watching, which means I think they’re worth watching at least once, but not all are must-haves.

Aside: For the last year or so I’ve been following the convention that commas go inside quotation marks only if it makes sense for them to. I’ve read this is how Brits do it, but even if they don’t, I figure as a professional writer it is my obligation to try to improve the English language. So yeah, screw off if it bothers you.

Here are the Amazon links:

Monday, October 14, 2013


NaNoWriMo is coming up!

For those of you that don't know, November is National Novel Writing Month. There's a non-profit organization that is there to encourage you to write a 50K+ word novel and will even offer prizes and discounts to winners and participants. You can find more here:

I'll be participating this year and will be attempting a double NaNo (two 50K+ books). Let me talk some about what I've been working on and what I will be doing for NaNo.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Lightning Reviews

Got a backlog of media I've consumed lately, so let's knock them out quick.

Today we'll cover the movies Oz the Great and Powerful, Oblivion, & Jack Reacher as well as the books Turn Coat and Changes by Jim Butcher (part of the Dresden Files series). Here are the Amazon links: