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Laika and an Animation Course

ParaNorman (2012), Coraline (2009), Boxtrolls(2014) and the upcoming film Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) all have something in common… Laika. Why is it only now I know of the amazing studio who made all these beautiful creations! 212 more words

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Lessons from Paranorman

There are several lessons, both magickal and mundane, to be learned from the 2012 film ‘Paranorman’. The setting, Blithe Hollows, MA, is clearly based off of Salem, MA, with the witch trials and subsequent unjust executions as a central theme. 625 more words


Kids' Stuff (Pt. 3): Alone in the World

Near the beginning of high school, my friends and I got really into zombies. We created a small club, ZDT: Zombie Defense Taskforce (“task force” made into one word because if an acronym has 4 letters and no vowel, it’s really not worth acronymizing at all) that sought to prepare us and those we loved for the impending rise of the undead. 1,516 more words


The Boxtrolls (2014)

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. (IMDb)

Painstakingly detailed animation (see the existential after-credits scene) brings forth a fun steampunk-style setting and simple story saturated with sharp and silly Seuss-like commentary on social equality and fear-driven racism (see Eggs’ summation in the tasting room). 38 more words

"I Don't Want My Kids Seeing That!": When To Throw Letters From Concerned Parents In The Trash

We want to keep explicit, harmful, and inappropriate content out of children’s media. Nobody would disagree with that. Nobody actively wants to expose children to content that could hurt them, or lead them to to hurt others. 1,081 more words

Children's Media

About, 100, RadCon Recap


Par excellence, a great introduction to the Tri-Cities area of Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, WA.  As follows…

It’s Dean. Dean, not Sam.

With Orion, past and future Worldcon tech and sword-swinging fire breather of… 201 more words

Hit-or-Miss Movie Predictions: Kubo and the Two Strings

(If you like what you see, go to camseyeview.biz to see the rest of my work. If you want to, consider contributing to my Patreon at patreon.com/camseyeview. 946 more words