Dark Fantasy is a nebulous psuedo-genre of the fantastic. It can cover urban fantasy with rough edges, Lovecraftian horror, epic fantasy with violence and dirt still intact — but it’s all these things and more. It’s any story of the fantastic where things aren’t Tolkien-levels of happy. Were people are complex beings, where there’s no […]

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Fantasy as a genre is often unfairly maligned. While there are plenty of authors who seem to be paid by the word and are only concerned with churning out volume, there are many authors producing fantastic works that transcend genre and often are even worthy of the word literature. While there were many worthy contenders, […]

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Although there were relatively few attacks on North America during World War Two, the war was not an easy time for the United States. Even before it had begun, a large Nazi spy ring was found operating in the mainland; later when war was declared, hundreds of ships off the East Coast offered rich pickings […]

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There’s an old joke that Stephen King could probably publish his grocery list at this point, and another that goes further and suggests he’s basically been doing that for a decade (or two). The man has produced a ton of works that run the full gamut from really horrible (Dreamcatchers was positively Dean Koontz-ish) to […]

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Dreams are the subject of great debate amongst dream experts, sleep researchers and doctors. Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud once stated: “Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.” Here are some of the most common and weird dreams many people experience while they sleep. 1. Flying Dreams Flying dreams, with or without wings, […]

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Unlike the comic strips published in your local newspaper which are scrutinized by the editor before they get published, web comics don’t have that kind of censorship imposed upon them. Hence they tend to be more sarcastic and hilarious than the traditional comics in print media. There are literally thousands of comic strips published by […]

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50. Squid Vs. Whale (Source) 49. Floating Mario (Source) 48. TMNT (Source) 47. Anime’s Never Looked So Good (Source) 46. 20 Sided (Source) 45. Still Aiming At The Dog As An Adult (Source) 44. Where The Wild Things Are (Source) 43. Comprehensive Star Wars (Source) 42. Good Question (Source) 41. Hindu Mario (Source) 40. SNES […]

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The life of an author — particularly an author of fiction – is necessarily connected to that which is most dangerous: our consciousness. It is often through the exploratory process of creative literature that we touch the exciting possibilities and subversive consequences of our capacities as a species. Yet for all of the grandiose ways […]

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“In the theatre there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time- in the cinema, only one,” as quoted by Orson Welles, the prolific director of the most studied film of all time, Citizen Kane. Within the last century cinema has grown from pioneering silent films into orchestrated musicals, “spaghetti westerns” and has taken us […]

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The issue of copycat crime is a fascinating one that raises deep questions in the fields of psychology, philosophy, criminology and jurisprudence. Are filmmakers – if not legally, at least morally – responsible for their creations that motivate people to commit crime? Would these people act in such a manner but for the movie? Should […]

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