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  1. I know I am probably very late to the party on this one but I recently binge-watched Peaky Blinders series 1 through 4. Utterly brilliant. Compelling storytelling and a superb soundtrack, with cinematography that I swear was so good you could freezeframe at any point and talk about just why everything in the shot was perfectly composed. For those not in the know - it's a drama series about a family of illegal bookmakers and their rise through the underworld set immediately after World War I, and it is tremendous.
  2. 2000AD Flesh strip? If I remember rightly the spiders were attracted to sound and someone managed to lure them into a trap with a radio playing "Yellow Rose of Texas." A week later in a school singing lesson that very song came up and I whispered to my pal "Careful the spiders don't get you!" - he exclaimed "What spiders?" at the top of his voice and the teacher made me explain. Ah, memories.
  3. I enjoyed the scene she did with Dungeons Deep and Caverns Cold.
  4. I was indeed too shy to appear in public being a shill for my own work so asked DT if he'd be kind enough to see if there was a socially acceptable way of doing this. And many thanks to DT for raising it! If anyone does want to read a novel that combines Regency sensibilities with cyberpunk thriller in a novel of dynastic intrigue that isn't quite the gumbo it sounds like... then please do check it out Linky Here
  5. Re: What Fantasy/Sci-Fi book have you just finished? Please rate it... Just finished the audiobook of Neil Gaiman's "Anansi Boys" - read by British actor/comedian Lenny Henry. Young man discovers that his late father was Anansi the trickster god of West African tradition. Magical and supernatural fun ensues. Excellent book with some memorable characters. One thing I noticed, which was not spotlighted at all, but when I noticed it made me grin, was that the only time a character is described by their skin colour is if they are caucasian - a nice reversal of the usual assumptions in most literature.
  6. Re: Creepy Pics. A later story addressed that... even a recorded or transmitted image of a Weeping Angel can allow the Angel to manifest through the viewing medium.
  7. Re: Creepy Pics. Nods, I quite agree. My comments were my observation on RPer's reactions rather to my own. I found Blink an excellent story, and the Angels a splendid new addition to Who canon... but every time I see them being discussed the focus is less on story and atmosphere and more on the chances of putting mirrored hoods on the Weeping Angels or some other such unlikely fun.
  8. Re: Creepy Pics. LOL - Roleplayers make very bad audiences for horror. "A charging tyrannosaur is no problem, all you need to do is step to one side and lay a series of man traps in front of their feet as they run, then as they start hopping in pain grease up a steep slope just in front of them that leads down to a deep pit of quicksand. That I prepared earlier."
  9. Re: A Thread for Random Videos A taser in fact. He already had back up (the cruiser that was filming it for one). But ouch indeed. He got the guy too
  10. Re: A Thread for Random Videos It makes sense that the crazies get more press indeed. Good luck my friend!
  11. Re: A Thread for Random Videos Please, US posters, offer me some glimmer of hope that your nation - the most powerful nation on Earth is not, as things like this suggest - sliding backward into an ignorant morass of superstitious anti-science reactionary crap? It honestly will not be a good thing for the world if you guys go crazy.
  12. Re: What Fiction Book (other than Science Fiction or Fantasy) have you recently finis "Black Ajax" by George MacDonald Fraser - a novelised account of the career of a real historical figure, still much respected in the appropriate circles, nearly 200 years after his death: Tom Molyneux who was freed from slavery in Virginia and travelled to England with the sole intent of defeating the current bare-knuckle prize-fighting champion Tom Cribb. Told as a series of recollections by the people in his life - his backer, trainer, opponents and so on, and with GMF's usual attentive eye to historical accuracy and fact-checking this is a massively entertaining and informative story, and the various narrative voices are perfectly rendered to draw the reader into the period. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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