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Blightyvision: Black Mirror

Created by Charlie Brooker Written by Charlie Brooker (“The National Anthem” and “15 Million Merits”), Konnie Huq (“15 Million Merits”), and Jesse Armstrong (“The Entire History of You”) Starring Rory Kinnear and Lindsey Duncan (“The National Anthem”), Daniel Kaluuya and Jessica Brown-Findlay (“15 Million Merits”), Toby Kebbell and Jodie Whittaker (“The Entire History of You”) […]

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: See you next week.

Due to Internet issues (both site connectivity and my own computer connectivity), it looks like I’m not getting a column out this week.  However, I shall endeavor to correct this next week to kick off 2012.  Be excellent to each other.

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 20:01 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Death in Paradise”

Created by Robert Thorogood Starring Ben Miller, Sara Martins, and Danny John-Jules I kept an ear to the ground (or, rather, to the Twitter) when it came to “Death in Paradise.”  Reviews from individual viewers were mixed.  Some enjoyed it, some were apathetic, and others believed it was not “thrilling” or “mysterious” enough.  It struck […]

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: The Growth of the Ask Blog

I still consider myself very new to Tumblr.  Every time I find myself inadvertently wasting my whole afternoon surfing around on it, I learn something new — be it about the Tumblr community itself or individual fandoms.  I’ve mentioned before that people are using their Tumblrs for distribution and meme creation, and that it’s an […]

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes”

Written by David Pirie Directed by Paul Marcus Starring Ian Richardson and Charles Edwards Well, ’tis the season and all that. A Game of Shadows comes out tomorrow, with the second season of the Cumberbatch/Moff “Sherlock” premiering on New Year’s Day.  And thus the Sherlockians divide themselves even further — which, other than giving me […]

Comic Non-Sans: “Odyssey into 2012”

About twelve years ago, when I was learning about this webcomic jazz but had no desire to do anything about it long-term, I stumbled upon a website containing a collection of what I’ve seen referred to recently as “impromanga” — a comic with a different writer/artist taking a few pages at a time, with no […]

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “ShakespeaRe-Told”

Directed by Mark Brozel, Ed Fraiman, Brian Percival, and David Richards Starring James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Billie Piper, Shirley Henderson, and David Mitchell There’s only one area where I don’t try frantically to skip through DVD previews, and that’s on BBC releases.  Why?  Because if you sit and watch, you’ll see a dozen shows you’ve […]

Comic Non-Sans: Webcomic Gift Shopping

When I sat down to ponder this week’s column, the first thing that came to mind was a sort of abstract list of things I’d want for Christmas — more hours in the day, an iron drawing hand of the gods, etc.  Then I realized that’s not particularly helpful.  It could be an outlet for […]

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Columns, The Written Word, Webcomics, Webcomics

Blightyvision: “Horrible Histories”

Directed by Steve Connelly, Chloe Thomas, and Dominic Brigstocke Written and created by Terry Deary Starring Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, and Ben Willbond Have I mentioned how much I love British children’s television?  I’m sure I must have.  The educational stuff reminds me vaguely of things like “3-2-1 Contact” and “Square One” over here, which […]

Comic Non-Sans: “Megacynics”

Say hello to Steve and Ash.  They’re recently-united half-siblings.  They’re also geeks with a geeky webcomic.  They talk about movies, video games, pop culture, weird friends and family, and all the other sorts of things people who star in their own webcomic tend to talk about.  They update twice a week, blog on occasion, and […]

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Columns, The Written Word, Webcomics, Webcomics