FILM VS WRITTEN WORD!

 

 “It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” —Jack Kerouac. The written word captures our imagination; while films show the spoils of our mind to the world. Both of these mediums are a fantastic way of expressing ideas and concepts. However the battle-lines between readers and watchers is moving closer, as famous works of literary genius are transformed into fantastic high-budget films; then transformed back into print. So, Wookiee, you get books based on the film, which itself is based on a book. Thus giving you ONE film and TWO distinct books. All of which have their own fanatics lining the streets and flogging themselves in abject worship of “their” beloved personal choice. All this leaves us with […]

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Worst Last Words… EVER!

 

 Last words; most of us don’t get the chance to say something interesting right before we die. Mostly we hear “Watch out for that bus!” “What bus?” – Splat! However if you are in the lucky minority, what would you choose to say? Hopefully after you have read this article, you’ll have a better idea of what earth-shattering phrase may spew forth from your gaping maw. Millard Fillmore: 1800-1874. Fillmore had an interesting and well remembered career. He worked as a teacher, lawyer, and was the thirteenth president of the United States. (1850-1853) However WE are here for his last words. At a banquet in Buffalo, New York, he suffered a mortal stroke after being served a bowl of chicken […]

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BOOKS: REAL OR FAKE?

 

 “It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?” – The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Those words are very haunting. And indeed, in this age of technological advancement, those words are ringing truer and truer. Has our quest for technological beauty destroyed our very souls? As I look at my library, a veritable mountain of books, I am awestruck by their beauty, their majesty, their slowly decaying pages […]

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MASS EFFECT: BOOK SERIES

 

 MASS EFFECT: BOOK SERIES I decided to do something different for this article. I thought that I would discuss with you – fans – the Mass Effect: Book Series. Now if you are like me – M.E Fanatic – then you would no doubt of heard of the Mass Effect: Book Series. I shall attempt to give YOU a brief synopsis, and my personal feelings regarding each book. “And so it begins.” – Oleg Petrovsky. But first. Let us look at the authors: Canadian, Drew Karpyshyn wrote the first three books in the series. He has written novels for several other video-game titles: Baldur’s Gate, and Star Wars. He also works as a scriptwriter, video-game scenario writer, and novelist. American, […]

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ZOMBIES: Fact, fiction, or theoretical possibility? PART 3

 

 “I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead. ”  – Jimmy Buffett. It’s Wednesday and that means zombies. Last week we had a brief look at some of the best/worst zombie films and video-games in the 21st century. Today we shall carry on down the undead rabbit hole. “What’s with the zombie craze? Zombies are half alive, half dead, right? Sounds like my wife in bed.” – Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?   TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PART 4. The first true medium of self expression – apart from cave walls – books have given us an inexhaustible amount of zombie related goodness. Over the past few decades, dozens of “new” zombie films have been released, crawling their […]

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