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Flashback Friday: Top Five Favourites – The Dark Crystal
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Flashback Friday: Top Five Favourites – The Dark Crystal

As an 80s child, The Dark Crystal is firmly one of my childhood favourites, that to this day I still love. Don’t get me wrong, there are aspects that made me cringe even as a child – most of the Gelfling dialogue and the bloody awful sounds Kira makes when talking to animals are just … Continue reading

Short Story: Strange Happenings at Chatsworth
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Short Story: Strange Happenings at Chatsworth

A really strange thing happened at work today. Odd things often happen at Chatsworth Lodge, home for those with senility and related conditions. By odd I mean old men scaling the neighbours fence and escaping into the suburbs, people having clothes on backwards, and finding someone’s false teeth down the toilet bowl (every morning). So … Continue reading

Short Story: Words (and the injuries they might cause)
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Short Story: Words (and the injuries they might cause)

As he finished the final line and set his writing back on the plinth, he looked at her with triumph, she saw. She knew she was expected to say something, give some response but instead she was silent. “What did you think?” He finally asked, though the curves of his smile had begun to slowly … Continue reading

Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”
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Horror Icons: Ripley and/or the Alien from “Alien”

Originally posted on CoochieCrunch:
Welcome to CoochieCrunch’s ‘Halloween Icons’. We’ll be listing some of our favourite terrifying or terrified characters and rating them on a list of creepy criteria including Terror Factor, Costumability i.e. how readily does this character become a horrifying Halloween costume and Icon Factor. Alien (1979) Alien (1979) Y0u might not consider…

Season Review: Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 1
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Season Review: Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 1

I originally watched the first three of four episodes of Agents of SHIELD when it aired on television, and I just couldn’t get into it. But once I’d watched Captain America: Winter Soldier I had a growing desire to watch the show to experience the larger cinematic universe of Marvel. As a result Hubster and … Continue reading