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Trisha’s Take: Analysis of a rape allegation

[Editor’s Note: Before I start, I’d like to preface this by saying that I was acquainted and friendly with both the accuser and the accused while I was first a guest relations, then publicity staffer at an East Coast anime convention from about 2004 to 2008. Until recently, I had not spoken or corresponded with […]

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 08:43 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Top Gear” Series 18

Presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May Featuring The Stig Is there ever a year when things go calmly for the “Top Gear” boys?  It seems that, whenever you turn around, one of them has said something that’s managed to land them in hot water with viewers or foreign dignitaries or the BBC […]

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently” Series 1

Directed by Tom Shankland Written by Howard Overman, based on the novels by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd When the initial “Dirk Gently” pilot came out, opinions were hugely mixed — to be honest, mine were mixed.  As a fan of the books, I enjoyed it while recognizing just how far from […]

Blightyvision: “The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff”

Written by Mark Evans Directed by Ben Fuller Starring Robert Webb, Katherine Parkinson, Stephen Fry, and Tim McInnerny I’m pretty sure this blog’s demographic has, overall, read enough of the work of Charles Dickens to see the common threads that run through his stories.  That many encounters with nutty names and stark Victorian poverty do […]

Blightyvision: “Lennon Naked”

Written by Robert Jones Directed by Edmund Coulthard Starring Christopher Eccleston, Christopher Fairbank and Allan Corduner I’m gonna make a confession up front, gentle reader, and it may or may not color your opinion of my review: I’m not a Beatles fan.  That is not to say I dislike them; I definitely have some favorites from their […]

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 00:58 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Author’s Note: Self Publishing and Publishing: pros and cons

Is it that time already? Past that time? …This year is going by way too fast. Anyway! One of the things people frequently ask me are varying questions on publishing versus self publishing. (Often, the question specifically is, “Why don’t you self-publish?”) So, in an attempt to make my own life easier, let’s talk about […]

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 21:20 by JB McDonald · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Books, Columns, Columns, The Written Word

Blightyvision: “Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties”

Presented by Catherine Tate Directed by Richard Dean and Mark Jones People who are casual Britcom watchers don’t necessarily grasp the fact that UK comedy is an ever-evolving creature.  Much like American comedy (and possibly even more so), it changes with regards to political climate, societal divides, and — more often than not — itself.  And […]

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss”

Written and presented by Mark Gatiss Directed by John Das There are very few things more fun to see on television than a celeb geeking out about their personal fandoms, and the UK’s short-series documentaries give us plenty of opportunity to see that.  Mark Gatiss is one of the more recent participants in this style […]

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Mad Dogs” Series 2

Written by Cris Cole Directed by James Hawes Starring Philip Glenister, Max Beesley, John Simm, and Marc Warren In its first series, “Mad Dogs” managed to tell a whole lot of story that theoretically could have left off on its bizarre cliffhanger.  The quick version?  Four guys find themselves abroad with a dead best friend, no cell phones, […]

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Comic Non-Sans: Katsucon 2012 in the Artist Alley

First, a bit of business.  You may have noticed that we have been sans Non-Sans for a bit now.  As of now, we’ve decided that it’s going to become an irregular column, dealing with news and reviews and any big features rather than a week-to-week observational thing.  I think, at least on my end, this […]

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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