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The #100WordNovel - Forty-Eight: The Newcomers #100words

o-maticThe newcomers came out of the woods. A woman crapped in black sheets supporting the weight of a tall, crooked man who dragged one of his legs and leant heavily upon the woman. Walking ahead of them was a small figure, a girl with bright red hair that flowed behind her.

The girl wore a man’s coat that was so big it looked as though it was consuming her. She was pointing ahead at the group gathered…

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***This review first appeared on the awesome Bibliosmiles.com. Go there for more book reviews and other booky things***

rat-queens-vol-01-releasesIn my last review, for Ron Wimberly’s Prince of Cats, I talked about a comic that mashed up Shakespeare, 1980s Brooklyn, Kung Fu, and hip-hop. The comic I want to talk about today is similar in some respects but mashes up hipster culture, magic, feminism, The Lord of the…

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100 Word TV Review: Doctor Who: Into the Dalek #doctorwho #100wordreview

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The second episode of Capaldi’s Doctor was actually quite disappointing. I feel like we’re still getting used to this Doctor and something a little more character building might have worked better. Matt Smith’s first post-regeneration episode (The Beast Below) did a lot to establish his character and relationship with his companion. This episode gave us a taste of The Doctor’s new darker, more…

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Waiting for the big boat to take us to #Liverpool

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100 Word Music Review: #AM by #ArcticMonkeys

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Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album AMis a masterpiece. I was madly in love with their first two albums and then went cold with three and four but five has brought me back. It is one of those albums that you find yourself changing your choice of favourite track with each listen. It’s a rocky, ballad-y album about unrequited love. It’s about lying in bed thinking about the person you should have gotten…

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FIVE FILMS TO START YOUR #KOREANMOVIE OBSESSION @WETALKMOVIES

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I recently lived in South Korea for two and a half years. When I left I had developed a love for two things: K-Pop and Korean cinema. The love of K-Pop waned somewhat (not…

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100 Word Movie Review: 1955’s #NightoftheHunter #100wordreview #tbt #throwbackthursday

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Night of the Hunter(Dir: Charles Laughton) is a great film. Its main story (bank robber hides loot before he dies) is set up quickly, as if the writer/director didn’t want to take any time away from Robert Mitchum’s wily machinations as he searches for the loot on a widow’s property. Mitchum is terrifying as the sonorous voiced preacher/serial killer, terrorising the widow’s children, the only…

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500! http://wp.me/s2kqD8-500

Posted my 500th post today. Not bad for a blog I assumed I’d dick round with for a week before I got bored of it.

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100 Word Book Review: B^F by @ryanqnorth #100wordreview

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Ryan North’s B^F: The Novelization of the Feature Film is that rarest of creatures: an eBook of a Tumblr about the novelisation of the first draft of a movie screenplay. It is also hilarious and bat-shit insane, though most of the insanity comes straight from George Gipe’s novelisation itself, which the eBook is analysing.

North manages to get to the beating heart of why the novelisation is so…

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100 Cool Things #046 #animateddoctorwho #doctorwho

It may not have escaped your notice that I am a pretty big Doctor Who fan. One of the best things about the resurgence in interest in Doctor Who is that now, during the Internet age, people can reinterpret the show in all kinds of crazy ways (see previous Cool Thing about Doctor Who by Tim Burton)

Here’s two very cool things I stumbled upon recently. Doctor Who as an animated show or movie. Both…

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100 Word Movie Review: #Heathers

Heathers, starring Winona Ryder (looking gorgeous and exuding don’t fuck with me-ness) and Christian Slater (doing a Jack Nicholson impression with just a sprinkle of Heath Ledger’s Joker), is an 80’s high school movie steeped in dark humour and suicide.

It follows Veronica Sawyer, a former geek who has been raised up by the most popular clique in the school, The Heathers. After Veronica meets…

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100 Word Review: Doctor Who: Deep Breath #doctorwho #petercapaldi #100words

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Doctor Who is back. Last seen contemplating his kidney colour at Christmas, Peter Capaldi steps into the role proper for his first episode, Deep Breath. Regeneration episodes are hard as the writer needs to introduce the new actor to the viewers and the new doctor to the other characters while also telling a compelling story. Moffat has shown himself capable of doing this (Eleventh Hourwas…

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Friday Fictioneers: How Hard Was the Crossword? #100wordstory

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How Hard was the Crossword?

It was so hard my wife starved trying to answer 3 Down.

It was so difficult that my friend, a truck driver, spent so much time trying to solve 9 Across that the Earth grew around his truck and reclaimed it.

It was so hard that I found Jesus and was born again. I live in a convent now where there are no crosswords allowed.

I set fire to it. It cannot get to me now.

It…

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