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The Magic Of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows (book review).

August 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows (book review).

Few authors are held in such affection as Terry Pratchett, but in some ways his image of trimmed beard, black hat and almost hippy-like dress sense is rather better known than the man himself. ‘The Magic Of Terry Pratchett’ aims to put that right, but in an appropriately affectionate sort of way. After all, while […]

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Editorial – Aug 2020: No one is ever served by poor leadership.

August 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Aug 2020:  No one is ever served by poor leadership.

Hello everyone I end comment on last month’s editorial that it was getting increasingly impossible to satirise our current world situation was increased this month with the Russians cyber-attacking to discover the progress in western research into covid-19. Countries or rather world-leaders are acting to stereotypical type. The difference between reality and fiction seems to […]

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Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay gets real (mods).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay gets real (mods).

If you like Warhammer Ultramarine cosplay, then prepare to bow down before the Emperor of the field, one Jeremy Chang, an Engineering student who has put his skills to good use.

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Tied In: The Business, History And Craft Of Media Tie-In Writing Kindle Edition (ebook review).

July 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Tied In: The Business, History And Craft Of Media Tie-In Writing Kindle Edition (ebook review).

I happened across the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers through an advert on Facebook, no doubt sent my way by its clever algorithms, went to the website and found this book. It was cheap enough and I was curious as the craft interests me. Yes, craft. One does not speak of ‘art’ in this […]

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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.

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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.

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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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