Lego dragon

This is just too cool. Any kid or kid at heart would get one of they could.

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Gameboy Hyperboy

Counting how many of these toys I actually have. I will never grow up. Why should I? It’s just too fun being a kid at heart and showing it off to the world.

Matt on Not-WordPress, mostly photos

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Coming Soon – Massacre Magazine Issue 2

Massacre Publishing

Massacre Issue 2 Cover From the spring issue of Massacre Magazine spew thirteen dark and disturbing works of fiction.

Emerging from the shadows come two new Fearsome Flashers: Amdi Silvestri’s winning entry, Imprint, gives a possible glimpse of the future, and Dan Weatherer will forever change the way you look at your shadow with One and Free.

Our resurrection theme has raised The Gorgon’s Kiss from Stephanie Ellis and My Search For Perfection from Paul Holbrook. Anthony Crowley treats us to a new take on a classic theme with his poem Constructing Death.

In this issue’s author interview, Steve Emmett talks to Gary McMahon – author of The Concrete Grove trilogy, The Bones of You and many other novels and short stories.

To read these and eight other dark delights look out for Massacre Magazine, Issue 2, March 1st!

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Does feedback on your screenplay equal disappointment?

My Blank Page

First rule of pursuing a screenwriting career:   Do not end up like Joe Gillis.  We don’t want to find you face down in a swimming pool of a Beverly Hills mansion. Failure is part of a screenwriter’s journey, but make sure it doesn’t lead you to act out in desperation. It’s not worth it. Sure, Joe constantly received less than positive feedback on his scripts and one project was about the Okies in the Dust Bowl, but when it reached the screen, the whole thing played on a torpedo boat.  Okay, but he ended up broke and working for a nutty actress in her giant mansion — “A place that seemed to have been stricken with a kind of creeping paralysis — out of beat with the rest of the world, crumbling apart in slow motion. ”  Be careful when you have expectations and open yourself up to feedback…

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Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Review

Geek Is The New Black

I am a huge fan a foreign films, but I have a certain weak spot for Spanish films in particular. I also can not understand why some people dislike watching a film in it’s original language with subtitles, because, personally, I wouldn’t watch them any other way. I also think that many foreign horror/ fantasy movies are *that* much better than most American ones. Pan’s Labyrinth is the film I most frequently use as an example when explaining this point of view to people. 

Image At the Cannes Film Festival it received a 22 minute standing ovation.

It is a dark fantasy film set in Franco Spain, not long after the Spanish Civil war. In a way it acts as a sister movie to Guillermo del Toro’s 2001 film, ‘The Devil’s Backbone’, which has similar themes, but was set during the civil war. The story follows a young girl, Ofelia (Ivana…

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