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Hot on the heels of Sakimi-chan‘s meteoric rise to internet stardom, here’s another great news: the author of the stunning covers to the “Year of the Dragon” bundle and Dragonbone Chest, Collette J. Ellis, has just won 2nd place in theonering.net’s Smaug…
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#Snowpiercer is a weird movie. Bong Joon-ho is a very inconsistent director, and like in Host, there are moments of brilliance here interspersed with facepalm-worthy wtf-ery.

- The story is very simple, simplistic even - though by no means stupid (certainly more complex and smarter than "V for Vendetta"). A linear plot almost by definition. It does get much better in the second half of the movie (and of the train), when the comic book-style visuals and more surreal characters get a chance to shine.

- You can tell the original story must have been a lot more epic in scale and detail - even despite obviously massive cuts, half the dialogue is lengthy exposition. Some crucial characters and events remain unexplained forever, unless I missed something.

- Tilda Swinton's "Thatcher" is glorious.

- D'Artagnan!

- There's a lot of symbolism that's really hard to figure out at times. I think I'll spend the rest of the day trying to get the fish blood scene (which apparently was so important Bong refused to cut it for the US release).
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Nothing beats Natchi-era MoMusu.
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Jesus Christ, why did I have to write such a long book.
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I shouldn't be old enough to enjoy "The Trip to Italy", really.
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That Mitchell and Webb Canon: The Event was actually caused by the Inebriati's failure to stop the alien metal crabs from invading the Earth (the ending of the Inebriati sketch is widely misunderstood: it wasn't that he got drunk and played with nukes - he got drunk and could not launch the nukes against the aliens, as they always had before).
If you look closely, the Inebriati are watching London burn at the same time as the news reporting alien invasion is filmed on the other side of the city.
Of course, one of the chief Inebriati would later get a prominent position running the Quiz Broadcast... 
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Snowpiercer (or “La Transperceneige”, which is the much stronger-sounding title of the original French graphic novel) is a difficult movie to review. Going by the gut feeling, I’d have to say I enjoyed it a lot. When I left the cinema, I realized I was…
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Hot damn. If I had to choose between seeing resurrected and reunited Beatles and this, I'd choose this. Classic MoMusu reunion!
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Just a week away from 14 steampunk novels for 50% off! #steamlit http://awayandaway.com/steamlit

Be sure to tell your friends. Share peeps, share!
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How to get 30 mln hits: Danica McKellar in girl-on-girl action, Billy Zane on a Segway and a motherfuckin' bearshark.

As Not The Nine O'Clock News put it, "nice video, shame about the song".
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How dare she disrespect one of the greatest videos ever? The nerve!
But Billy Zane is da bomb y'all!
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