I had fun with this one!
It’s okay, I’m almost done with the whole fanboy episode. But, if you’re not done, and you’d like to see how I celebrated the release of Top Gun: Maverick, then the following blurbs and links might be of interest.
If not, just hit the brakes, and let this post fly right by.
Yeah, couldn’t resist that one! 😉
I wrote two short stories inspired by Top Gun, but wholly different in a Greenlandic kind of way.
I’m always playing around with new characters and new ideas, so starting with some art, I created Lieutenant Ukaliina Nakinngi, call sign Sled Dog.
She’s a bit of a character, to say the least.
Here are the first two short stories. The first one is free.
A bet is a bet and for Lieutenant Ukaliina “Sled Dog” Nakinngi, even the worst odds are preferable to losing. But the creative and intuitive fighter pilot from Greenland has yet to lose a bet, and doesn’t intend to start anytime soon.
There’s a little more art and description on the page for Broken Arrow.
I had fun writing this one, feverishly writing before racing in to Sønderborg to see the movie, and then finishing it when I got home. I crawled into bed around 4 a.m. just as the birds decided it was time to get up.
When terrorists threaten an adventure cruise ship with a missile from a hacked drone, the passengers’ only hope is a mothballed jump jet and a daredevil pilot with the call sign Sled Dog.
And once again, you’ll find a little more on the Call Sign “Sled Dog” page.
I got a bit worried when I read a review saying there were drones in the new Top Gun film, but fortunately there were none. At least, no more than a mention.
That’s it for now. I’ll leave you alone and move swiftly back to Greenland stories, or “other stuff” as I release it.
I hope you have fun with Ukaliina!
So, if everything goes to plan, and corona doesn’t get in the way… again… I am watching Top Gun: Maverick right now! We usually get a premiere a day early in Denmark.
Like it or loathe it, Top Gun continues to be one of my favourite and most watched movies. I was 13 when Top Gun came out and am still gutted that my mum saw it in the cinema and I had to wait to see it on a rented VHS half a year or so later.
Not this time!
Thirty-some years later I can see the sequel in the movie theatre! And I mean right now. This very minute. 🙂
Which, for me, anyway, is cause for a little literary celebration. So if you can cope with yet another short story from Greenland, you might find Call Sign “Sled Dog” interesting, if a little tongue-in-cheek, and more than a little Greenlandified. Yeah, it’s a word! 😉 If all the timing goes to plan, the eBook pre-order goes live while I’m watching the film.
Yeah, I know, I’m geeking out!
Just a little.
But if you can’t wait for the pre-order, or you’re curious but not entirely convinced, then why not have some fun with a free concept story? Check out Broken Arrow, introducing Lieutenant Ukaliina “Sled Dog” Nakinngi. 😉
Not sure if I’ve reached maximum fanboy capacity yet, but I think you’ll agree, it’s not for lack of trying! #toomuchfun
The geek would be me, not Jane. 😉 I’m sure, given the state of the world, this kind of post is pure luxury, but I am getting excited about Maverick, the Top Gun sequel. So, this photo, from Seattle, on our slow return from Alaska to Denmark, is fun for me. I spotted a Tomcat, and dragged Jane over for a selfie.
Yeah, Jane has had to suffer my Top Gun affliction for quite a few years now. Come to think of it, mum and dad have suffered too. A bunch of friends… kids at school… Okay, many people have suffered, and it’s only going to get worse! The pandemic was tough for many reasons, pushing the date for Maverick was the least of them, but still … Yeah, I know, perspective and all that! Oh, and don’t get me started on the environment, climate, and all the reasons why I shouldn’t want to watch Maverick.
But I’m gonna …
… in 36 days!