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Agoniya (Agony) (1975)

It was about a year ago that I viewed Elem Klimov’s two hour gutpunch of a movie, Come and See, based on his own experiences in World War II (and he claimed he soft-pedaled it, good lord). 1,018 more words

Movies That Do Not Suck

Friday Fare: 9/2/16

Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week. Sometimes they make me smarter, sometimes they make me hungry … sometimes they have to do with writing and som… 221 more words


How to seduce the girl, kingdom or nation of your dreams – lessons from Shakespeare’s Richard III

It’s the summer of 2016, of Brexit and Trump’s nomination as the Republican candidate. How did this happen?

If you know anything about combining a knowledge of human psychological weaknesses (our… 1,502 more words


Truth! Stranger than fiction

The Strange Reason Nearly Every Film Ends by Saying It’s Fiction (You Guessed It: Rasputin!)

By Duncan Fyfe

Thanks, Rasputin.

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Virtually every film in modern memory ends with some variation of the same disclaimer: “This is a work of fiction. 814 more words


Rasputin and the Traveler: who do you trust?

As is wont to happen at about this time of year, Destiny is pulling me back in after a months-long absence. While I get the Moments of Triumph mostly squared away and clean up miscellaneous quests to prepare for Rise of Iron, I’ve also started poking at the universe’s extensive lore, walled off from the game itself in the online Grimoire – and not just to keep track of how many Calcified fragments I have left. 1,422 more words

Video Games

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EXCHANGE AT THE BORDER--Celebrating one year of success

It’s hard to imagine it’s one year to the day Exchange at the Border made its debut in the literary world. What took five years to conceive, mull over, collect jotted down notes, organize, write, rewrite, revise, edit, and publish, was finally a dream come true. 786 more words

Illegal Immigration