Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Year 2016 with a smile

Nobody is to say art is sacred and untouchable. Personally I adore it when people have fun with changing famous paintings into something similar but different, often surprising and fresh. To start the new 2016 year with a smile I … Continue reading

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Best seasonal Yuletide greetings near the end of 2015

I prepared that little card for all my lovely and dear visitors, lurkers, commenters and casual guests :). I am not going to torture you with more posts till the New Year’s Eve so please, accept my best seasonal wishes … Continue reading

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Review: Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand

I got that one as a gift from Tasha/Heidenkind who, among other things,  writes a blog entitled Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Books– thank you very much, you rock! Synopsis: Fairies and people shouldn’t mix. If they do, more often than not … Continue reading

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Movie review: Tale of Tales directed by Matteo Garrone

Movie info: A compilation of horrific renaissance/barroque fairy tales which happen in four small kingdoms. All the story arcs are based on folk myths collected and published by the 16th-century Neapolitan poet and scholar Giambattista Basile – that book also contained  the … Continue reading

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A case study of one urban legend – the Unlucky Mummy

How to create an urban myth or urban legend? I suppose you need not more than three-four components. First an interesting artifact with an obscure provenience which would move people’s imagination. The popular interest in such artifacts never vary. Then … Continue reading

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Movie review: Horns (2014) directed by Alexandre Aja

Movie info: Ignatius “Ig” Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is the prime suspect when his girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple) is raped and murdered. After all they quarreled in public the same night and she broke up with him. Despite his declarations of … Continue reading

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Review: Sciaphobia (book 01) by Roy Dodd

I was sent a complimentary copy of this one by the agent of the author in exchange for an honest review. sciaphobia – a fear of shadows;  Synopsis: Jacob and his grandson, Shadow, are renowned exorcists, coming from a family with … Continue reading

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Movie review: Chappie (2015) directed by Neill Blomkamp

Movie info: Johannesburg, RPA. Since the local police department have been using robots produced by the Tetravaal Company and designed by their chief engineer Deon Wilson (Dev Patel), they have reduced the high mortality of cops and the rate of … Continue reading

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Review: The Tribune by Patrick Larkin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): “My name is Lucius Aurelius Valens, and I am a soldier in the service of Rome.” A young Roman officer with a strong sense of justice and duty thwarts corrupt officials plundering the province of Syria and … Continue reading

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