Musings on Alternate History

I'm supposed to be writing about alternate history today, to tie in with our discussion on tonight's webcast. The only problem is, I haven't really read or seen a lot in this genre. I used to be quite a fan of Sliders (many, many moons ago) and I've maybe read a few short stories, seen... Continue Reading →

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On History and Fantasy

As a bookworm, the thing that I enjoy reading most, besides fantasy, is historical fiction. I've always had a fondness for history and, for me, reading books which take place in historical settings is just as magical as exploring carefully constructed secondary worlds. Much of fantasy is based on history, in some way or another.... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleepy Hollow

When I sat down to watch the pilot episode of the new Sleepy Hollow television series, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, but being familiar with the tale, I couldn't figure out how they'd manage to stretch that... Continue Reading →

Series Review: The Booth at the End

This weekend I was looking for something to watch and someone suggested I watch The Booth at the End. I was somewhat skeptical at the description he gave me:  'it's about this guy that grants wishes and people have to do tasks but it all takes place in a diner'. Intrigued by the 'granting wishes'... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The World’s End

I finally managed to get around to seeing The World's End last week after coming home from my massive road trip of massiveness. The World's End is about Gary King, played wonderfully by Simon Pegg, who is perhaps more than a little broken and living in the past. In an attempt to top the best... Continue Reading →

The Art of Cosplay

During the summer of 1998 I was introduced to cosplay when I attended my first anime convention, Otakon. People were walking around dressed up in costume and it wasn't Halloween. There were Sailor Moon's galore, and even all of the Iron Chefs! And this is when I fell in love with cosplay. There weren't quite... Continue Reading →

Disconnecting from Magical Reality

Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi. But he didn't know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or... Continue Reading →

Pacific Rim: A Non-spoilery Review

For different reasons (former anime obsession, love of Japanese horror/monster films, an admiration for Guillermo del Toro's stylistic choices as director) the movie I've most anticipated coming out this year is Pacific Rim. For those of you that aren't geeks/nerds, or that don't follow upcoming movies at all, Pacific Rim is about giant monsters coming... Continue Reading →

Unicornblues’ Five Fave Fantasy Flicks

Let me preface this by noting that this is my own personal list of favorites. I'm not trying to say these are the best movies out there, just that they're the ones I happen to enjoy the most. Everyone has different tastes and what one person finds interesting and entertaining, another person might think is... Continue Reading →

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