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R.I.P. <3 - You've Been Replaced

Anyone who spends any time on Internet forums, social media, or just plain old texting knows <3 is the emoticon equivalent to a heart, to signify a love for something – such as:

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But today (for me at least) that meaning is defunct. Thanks to one of my favorite people on Twitter, Charlotte Moore. Contributor to Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern and Director of the Fantasy Literature track at Dragon*con in Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte is constantly whipping up internet gold 140 characters (or less) at a time. The below exchange is one such time.


In my excitement I followed up with

(Yes, I am aware of the typo’s, bite me)

Shortly thereafter I saw this tweet:

And all I could see was a book Queefing.

So thank you Charlotte Moore, and Twitter, and @PimmsCupPimpCup (whom I don’t know but was part of the exchange and therefore should share in the credit/blame) for forever changing the internet landscape for me.

Oh and if you are interested, you can buy Dragonwriter on Amazon.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Due To Drop On December 15th



Sony Pictures announced today that the first full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be coming out next month on the 5th.

In the film, rumor has it that Spidey just can’t keep the promise he made to Captain Stacy to stay away from his daughter, Gwen. Between High School, crime-fighting, digging for clues about his past and his forbidden love Parker barely has time to breathe. The last thing he needs is for the new villain, Electro to come on to the scene! But that is exactly what he is going to get in the form of Jamie Foxx!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on 5/4/2014, starring Andrew GarfieldEmma StoneJamie FoxxDane DeHaanCampbell ScottEmbeth DavidtzColm FeorePaul Giamatti and Sally Field.

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“Hunger Games” sequel brings in just shy of $20 million in Britain during its first weekend.

Originally posted at The Hollywood Reporter
By Stuart Kemp


LONDON — British audiences’ appetite for Jennifer Lawrence starrer The Hunger Games: Catching Fire proved insatiable, with the movie taking in a total of more than $19.5 million (£12 million) for distributor Lionsgate over the course of its opening weekend.

That was an opening weekend record for Lionsgate in Britain. The performance of the release was bolstered by midnight screenings on Wednesday that garnered $487,000 (£300,000) at 275 cinemas. Continue Reading
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30 Years of Carrie – Discussing One Of The Longest Lasting Titles In Modern Horror

This week we talked about the movie 1976 Horror film Carrie (you can see the video of the discussion below). We took a look at the Spielberg/De Palma collaboration not only as a classic in the Horror genre but also as a snapshot of what was common/acceptable in movies almost 4 decades ago. But we also happened to draw this movie while the Carrie 2013 remake is out in theaters, so this really turned into a discussion of Carrie as a franchise. Below are some quick Highs and lows from the three films:


Carrie (1976)

This is the movie that started it all. The story is of a shy girl who was sheltered from the world by a fearful, delusional mother and the damage done to her by this upbringing. Carrie is an outcast, shunned by the social groups in her high school as a pariah. Not only does she not have the social skills needed to integrate in her environment after only recently being allowed to attend a public school, Carrie is unprepared to deal with the changes her body is going through as she becomes a young woman. After traumatically having her first menstruation in a locker room full of her classmates and panicking, these girls mercilessly mock her chanting the refrain – “Plug it up.”
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The Night of the Doctor

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Steven Moffat offers up a primer for the upcoming Day of The Doctor:

The Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Doctor, the Warrior – A Time Lord! The 50th Anniversary features Matt Smith, David Tennant and a mysterious incarnation played by John Hurt. Only one appears in the mini episode, The Night of the Doctor. But which? 23.11.13

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At What Point Is Marvel Going Too Far?

With the recent Success of shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, another announcement has recently been made that has Marvel fans both squee-ing and cringing. In conjunction with Netflix, Marvel is developing  four new Super Hero series to have 13 episode runs using the streaming only medium. These heroes are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

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A Mini Review of Ender’s Game


The post was originally written as a twitter response (140 characters at a time) to the following conversation:

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