September 29, 2013

The World's End - Movie Review

The World's End is a 2013 British science fiction comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, written by him and the critical acclaimed actor Simon Pegg, seen in epic blockbuster like Star Trek: Into Darkness and Mission Impossible IV. It is the third movie in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The film is about a group of old friends who try to reach the last pub in their unfinished pub crawl while discovering that their hometown turned into a an alien invasion gateway. Sounds ridiculous, right? That’s the fun part about the movie. It may doesn’t reach the amount of jokes like Hangover 3 did, but the jokes are better constructed that takes a moment to fully understand them, because many of them have an underlying meaning.

September 22, 2013

Author Interview with Deborah Baker

Hi Deborah, first of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself.
I've been a health care practitioner for the past 34 years, Chiropractor, Homeopath, Master's in Nutrition, mostly doing functional medicine.  But I've always had a burning interest in fantasy, magic, etc.  A much different side of me, I know.  About five years ago, after having made notebooks full of ideas, I sat down one very wintry Saturday afternoon and started to write my first book of The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles.  The pie in the oven, burned, but the first three chapters were born.

September 15, 2013

Author Interview with Jo Michaels

Hi Jo, first of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, Patrick! What to say about me? Well, I grew up in Louisiana, moved to Tennessee when I was in my twenties, and then to Georgia when in my thirties. I have five rowdy children who range from age seven to seventeen that are the light of my life. I’ve been a reader since I was four years old and a writer from the time I could hold a pencil and scribble on paper. I write Historical Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Paranormal, How-To, and Fantasy. My imagination is boundless and I let it run amok as often as possible.

September 8, 2013

A World of New Words

A World of New Words
I’ve recently started learning German and have discovered a whole world of new words; words which do not have an English equivalent. This has led me to wonder how learning another language can help improve our ability to express our feelings, and maybe even make us more aware of those feelings in the first place.
For example, I’ve experienced weltschmerz for many years, but I never had a nice neat word for it until now. The literal translation of weltschmerz means ‘world-pain’, or world-weariness, and was coined by the German author, Jean Paul Richter. It’s the feeling ‘experienced by someone who understands that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind’, or ‘the feeling of sadness when thinking about the evils of the world’. Upon discovering this word I felt a weight lifted from me; having a singular word has helped me accept that feeling and it seems easier to deal with now that I have a label for it in my mind and it’s not just some intangible experience.

September 2, 2013

Author Interview with Andrew Lamb

Hi Andy, first of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
I live in England with my fabulous wife and for a living I smash up cars in an attempt to make them safer (basically, I design the bits on your car which are meant to bend when someone drives into you).
At night, I become an Imaginaut and I write. I love reading and writing horror, science fiction and fantasy stories. I am also a complete super geek; I have a line-to-line photographic memory when it comes to a surprising number of horror and science fiction movies. Seriously, send me a line and chances are I’ll be able to tell you who said it and in what movie!