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Book Review: The Candlemass Road, by George MacDonald Fraser

Ostensibly, summer is a time for beach reading … except, uh, I don’t like the beach all that much, and I’ve been busy with a bunch of other stuff (read: I just started playing Super Mario RPG on my SNES classic). 582 more words

Traitor's Blade

 I came across this particular book whilst I was browsing for my next read. The title and overall design of the book immediately caught my attention. 518 more words

1938 - The Adventures of Robin Hood

So far during this project the films that I’ve chosen to highlight haven’t really been that hard of a choice. Every now and then I have a year where there’s some strong contenders, but there’s one outlier that was pretty obviously going to be my candidate for favorite film from that year. 1,887 more words

Cinematic Century

The Black Pirate


If The Black Pirate isn’t the biggest, most lavish of pirate adventures from the silent era, it’s only because the technical aspects of making it were so demanding that other aspects of the film had to be scaled down a bit. 1,478 more words

Film & TV

Book Review: Royal Flash, by George MacDonald Fraser

After reading (and surviving) Ready Player One, I figured I’d go with something ostensibly smarter to cleanse my literary palate, which brings us to George MacDonald Fraser’s Royal Flash. 710 more words

The Serpent's Map (Part XI)

This picks up from here.

A few days later, sitting in an open air café, the trio gather. Ramiro tosses two pouches onto the table in front of Viktoria and Graciano, accompanied by his lop-sided smile as he slumps into his chair and calls for a mug of fortified wine. 641 more words

Queen of the Seas

Best known for gritty crime films and, for better or worse, cannibal movies, Italian director Umberto Lenzi spent his early career making fun swashbuckling adventures. 2,709 more words

Film & TV