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Editorial – July 2020 : Watch That Space.

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2020  :  Watch That Space.

Hello everyone Is the world going to pot and not of the smoking kind? I don’t know how it is for you people across the world but I find it worrying when any government stops listening to scientific/medical advice citing financial reasons or examples based on other countries. The fact that the latter has often […]

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You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue by Linda Seger & John Rainey (book review).

June 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue by Linda Seger & John Rainey (book review).

As the title of Linda Seger and John Rainey, ‘You Talkin’ To Me?: How To Write Great Dialogue’ should acknowledge is all about film dialogue. Seger is a script consultant and Rainey is a scriptwriter and how the two jobs work in the movie industry. Apart from being a university teacher on the subject, Seger’s […]

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Editorial – June 2020: Medical heroes.

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2020: Medical heroes.

Hello everyone It is a notable fact that in fiction, the hero tends to be of reasonable health. All right, in Science Fiction, we have cyborgs who have been rebuilt to be better than they were before but essentially the same thing applies. An unwell hero is hardly likely to be appealing and the illness […]

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Alyson Tabbitha’s cosplay tips: Arwen in Lord Of The Rings (video tutorial).

May 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alyson Tabbitha’s cosplay tips: Arwen in Lord Of The Rings (video tutorial).

Our ace cosplayer Alyson Tabbitha sits down in front of the magic mirror to bring you her take on Arwen from the Lord Of The Rings‘ films, in this twenty-minute-long DIY video for LoTR cosplay make-up, hair, and costuming.

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The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack – 10th Anniversary Edition by Nicholas Gurewitch (book review).

May 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack – 10th Anniversary Edition by Nicholas Gurewitch (book review).

If long running comic strips like ‘Peanuts’, ‘Doonesbury’, ‘Calvin And Hobbes, et al are akin to sit-coms then one panel cartoons are more the equivalent of sketch shows. While the former will often provide plenty of self-contained laughs, they also rely on recurring characters, their recognisable traits and the occasional long running story. The latter […]

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Editorial – May 2020 : Sanity is not helped by boredom.

May 3, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – May 2020  :   Sanity is not helped by boredom.

Hello everyone I’m beginning to wonder if I should greet you by saying, ‘Hello survivors’. A scary note that the world is dividing into those who haven’t caught coronavirus and waiting on the off-chance that they might get it, those who had coronavirus and survived and then…you see the problem. Three choices to choose from, […]

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The Lone Scientist Superstar : an article by: GF Willmetts

May 3, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Lone Scientist Superstar  :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Back in the day, it was the likes of the solitary hero/scientist coming to the rescue against all calamity, especially in films with disasters and giant monsters tearing up the landscape. There is a logic in this because if you had the team effort, then you can’t be rooting for any particular character and lead […]

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Cosplay World by Brian Ashcraft and Luke Plunkett (book review).

April 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cosplay World by Brian Ashcraft and Luke Plunkett (book review).

I bought this book, ‘Cosplay World’ by Brian Ashcraft and Luke Plunkett, last year while looking around to see what other books on cosplay was out there. A photo of the Silk Spectre II on the cover was a cert to buy it. Saying that, there is a predominance of anime designs being used. Hardly […]

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Mail-Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais (book review).

April 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mail-Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais (book review).

I’ve been planning on pulling a copy of Kirk Demarais’ book, ‘Mail-Order Mysteries’, for some time. If you read American comicbooks back in the 1960s-70s, you couldn’t miss the pages of adverts full of toys and such for kids at low prices. As kids in the 1960s, we could only look at the cheap prices […]

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Iso-Lone: A Geek Guide To Home Survival : an article all alone in the light by: GF Willmetts

April 4, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Iso-Lone: A Geek Guide To Home Survival : an article all alone in the light by: GF Willmetts

As someone commented in the media, people who have already been practicing isolation from a stress illness have a heads up compared to everyone else in the world who are having to settle into isolation during this coronavirus. Welcome to my world. I give hermits a bad name. For the past 14 years I have […]

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