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  • POSTED ON: November 28, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Star Wars

    Film

    Star Wars Trailer Reactions

    By Caleb Woodbridge


    New Star Wars trailer! My head says “it’s only a trailer”, but the rest of me is running around making light sabre noises . Zzzziwwwww! Whooosh! MORE
  • POSTED ON: November 28, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Writing Advice

  • POSTED ON: November 28, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books, Film, Friday Favourites
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  • POSTED ON: November 27, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Writing Advice

  • POSTED ON: November 27, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Television
    TAGS: Television Review, The Flash

    Television

    The Flash

    By Sharan Matharu

    The Flash Since we all know that I love Arrow, it should come as no surprise that I watched the Pilot episode of The Flash. I’m just going to come right out and say it: the Pilot of The Flash sucked. MORE
  • POSTED ON: November 26, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Writing Advice

    Books

    NaNoDodo Day 26: Other Writing Resources

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 26: Other Writing Resources
    We’ve spent a lot of time talking about primary resources for writing this month – books to read, triggers, inspiration… today we’re going to cover another topic: secondary resources. MORE
  • POSTED ON: November 26, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Film Review, Vampires

    Film

    What We Do In The Shadows Review

    By Fleur Clarke


    The premise of What We Do In The Shadows and the jokes it spawns are fairly simple: a documentary crew is invited to film the day-to-day lives of four vampire flatmates. Ranging from 8,000 years old to a sprightly 183, these vampires span the undead spectrum from Nosferatu ghoul to 18th century dandy. They’re all a bit past their sell-by-date and the mockumentary opens with a flat meeting where they squabble about whose turn it is to clean the ‘bloody dishes’. MORE
  • POSTED ON: November 25, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Writing Advice

    Books

    NaNoDodo Day 25: Writing Inspiration!

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 25: Writing Inspiration! Not quite the same thing as a writing trigger! Triggers get you into the writing mood, but writing inspiration gets you writing. Where do you find it? I asked Twitter and got some astonishing answers. MORE
  • POSTED ON: November 25, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Aladdin, Disney, Film Review, Robin Williams

    Film

    Aladdin (1992)

    By Anne Perry

    Aladdin (1992) Following The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, Disney looked like it could do no wrong. And Aladdin, its next animated feature, looked like solid gold. It took place in a non-European setting, it promised to feature songs by the same writing team as had turned the previous two films into musical monsters, and it starred Robin Williams – then at his peak fame. MORE
  • POSTED ON: November 24, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Writing Advice

    Books

    NaNoDodo Day 24: Writing Triggers

    By Anne Perry

    NaNoDodo Day 24: Writing Triggers
    I spoke with a number of aspiring writer friends, and asked them what their biggest problems were when writing. Everyone had a different answer, from ‘I struggle with dialogue’ to ‘getting into the right headspace.’ MORE