Welcome to the Screamsheet!

Posted in Site Stuff on January 8, 2014 by Charlie Brooks

Ryoko - Screamsheet icon, space pirate, secret lover...Welcome to the Screamsheet! This place can best be described as a reflection of my weird and fragmented personality. Here you’ll find rants both childish and mature, fiction both published and unpublished, music, videos, and anything else that might wander across my brain.

Second Position

Posted in Fiction, Short Stories with tags , , , , on April 11, 2016 by Charlie Brooks

BalletForget about your bleeding toenail. Forget about muscles that want to betray you. Forget about the you entirely. Right now, you’re nothing but the dance.

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Pathfinder Bestiary: Mortality Devil (Kumashi)

Posted in Bestiary, Pathfinder, Role-Playing Games on February 29, 2016 by Charlie Brooks

Mortality DevilThis robed figure appears to be a young, vital-looking woman. Her face, however, has a jawline of naked bone and slitted,snake-like eyes.  Continue reading

Pathfinder Bestiary: Yumerai

Posted in Bestiary, Pathfinder, Role-Playing Games on February 15, 2016 by Charlie Brooks

ElfaThis gray-skinned woman stands has webbed feet and hands that make her limbs seem out of proportion to the rest of her body. Her bright yellow eyes constantly dart to and fro, as though watching the movement of something that isn’t there.
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Nitpicking Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Posted in Film, Nitpicking Movies, Rants with tags , , on January 25, 2016 by Charlie Brooks

Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosopher's_Stone_DVD_CoverHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for we dumb Americans) is my favorite film from the Harry Potter series that I’ve seen because it’s the story that feels the most like an introduction to a magical world rather than yet another fantasy tale about a chosen one facing off against a great evil. Like all the films, it does a pretty good job of adapting J.K. Rowling’s original work and features an amazing cast that not only introduced the world to the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson but also included such great stars as Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, and more. It’s a fun time and a good movie, so now I’m going to spend some time bitching about nitpicky details.    Continue reading

The K-Metal from Krypton

Posted in Comic Books, Rants with tags , , on January 18, 2016 by Charlie Brooks

The K-Metal from KryptonIn the modern comics industry, you can’t go a single month without an issue that claims it “changes everything” and that “nothing will ever be the same.” It’s been a long time since those claims were true. Way back in 1940, though, there really was a Superman story that changed everything: “The K-Metal from Krypton.”

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Nitpicking How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Posted in Film, Nitpicking Movies, Rants with tags , , , , on December 21, 2015 by Charlie Brooks

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!My favorite Christmas movie, without question, is How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (sorry Die Hard). The creative team, which included the likes of Chuck Jones, Boris Karloff, and Thurl Ravenscroft, but together an adventure with a gleefully evil villain but still managed to make it one of the most touching Christmas films ever conceived. So, naturally, I’m going to spend some time here picking it apart. Continue reading

Captain America versus Nazis…in the US

Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Rants with tags , , , , on December 9, 2015 by Charlie Brooks

Captain America #1In December 1940, the people of the United States got their first taste of a superhero known as Captain America. This star-spangled soldier introduced himself to the world by punching Adolf Hitler in the face. Can’t get more American than that, right?

Too bad Cap’s creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby got death threats over that cover. Continue reading


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