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Archive for January, 2013

     Sub-Indiana Jones nonsense.  What’s wrong with that?

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     Updated 21/01/2015

     Recommended reading 🙂

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     “I loves a tickle”…

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     Oh My Gooooooooooooooood!  I don’t belieeeeeeve it!  This is SUCH a surprise!  There are so many amaaaaaaaaaazing Blogsprites out there… it’s an incredible honour just to be nominated for this award.

     I‘d like to thank Stephen King for frightening the pants off me with Salem’s Lot and Dr. Who for giving me that unhealthy obsession with sinister marionettes.

     Thanks to Usborne Books’ Mysteries Of The Unknown for the sleepless nights and stop-motion animation for being so absolutely insidious.

     Most of all I’d like to thank J.E. Lattimer of Arcane Arrangements for presenting me with The Gargie Award!!!!

     Thank you…  thank you so much…

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     Marina Bychkova’s strange and beautiful dolls in a shoot for the Japanese edition of Vogue Beauty, December 2012.

     Take that Tiny Tears!

Dutch Fashion Doll World

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These images I found in the Japanese Vogue Beauty Dec. As a sill stylist myself I was blown away by the beauty of these images. Who were these dolls. They are so mystical, so Haute Couture (even though they are nude).
The creator of these dolls is Marina Bychkova and she is an amazing artist. Her dolls are so refined.
For more of her work you really have to visit her website. http://www.enchanteddoll.com
She also made a book it’s called the Enchanted Doll Book.
Unfortunately the first and second edition is sold out.
So hopefully they are going to make a edition because I so want this book.
But for now I have my Japanese Vogue
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Vogue Japan
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Mood for Fantasy
Dolls : Marina Bychkova
Photographer : Lacey

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     Updated 15/01/2015

     Vampire: The Masquerade‘s role-playing world offers plenty of intrigue and diversity but the chronological re-editing of multiple novels tends to mar an otherwise engrossing series.

     Vampire Hesha’s story is over-written and uneventful yet it dominates this second collection whilst the laboured build-up to major events causes structural shortcomings.

     With future volumes offering more conclusions and twists this is still a series worth sticking with and a great introduction to the realm of role-playing games.

     Click here for a review of Volume One 🙂

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     18/12/2013 TOP BLOG POST     

It took seven months and approximately 40,000 Lego bricks for Romanian artist Mihai Marius Mihu to create The Nine Circles Of Hell from the Literary Classic Dante’s Divine Comedy.

     Where will you end up?

     ~ Visit the previous post for another unique interpretation of The Divine Comedy ~

1. Limbo, Lego Hell.  Mihai Marius Mihu. 

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     Updated 11/12/2014     

     Students of English Literature should be eternally grateful for this Graphic Novel adaptation of a core curriculum classic.

     The simple black and white noir-style graphics contemporise the satirical content whilst aiding differentiation between the many realms and circles in Dante’s compelling trawl through a unique afterlife.

     Chwast’s vision is a brief and entertaining read that may just inspire you to seek out – and perhaps better appreciate – Dante’s original.

     More Graphic Novel interpretations of Literary Classics please!

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     Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may have underwhelmed the critics but its hefty box-office haul, not to mention the durability of Depp’s now iconic pirate, has secured a sequel.

     Captain Jack Sparrow’s as yet unnamed fifth outing, rumoured to be scripted by Men In Black 3’s Jeff Nathanson, may lack both director and cast but is scheduled for release in July 2015.

     The 2015 summer schedule is packed with potential big-hitters including the return of The Star Wars Saga with Episode VII, Avatar 2, D.C’s Justice League and sequels for Mission Impossible, The Hunger Games, Tintin and more!  It’s hard to imagine Captain Jack not wanting a share of that booty

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     Updated 09/01/2015

     Every vampire fan should be well aware of White Wolf’s seminal role-playing game system, Vampire; which effectively collates and categorizes every bit of vampire lore and literature up to and including the work of Anne Rice.

     This book owns a hefty title – and well it might – as it boasts a doorstop-sized collection of spin-off novels and associated writings, re-edited chronologically into a complex and epic drama.

     With numerous authors at work there is some jarring in the narrative style and the structure suffers, albeit necessarily for the books conceit.  Certain events are needlessly re-played from different characters’ perspectives without providing extra insight whilst dramatic tension is often lost when chronology forces precedence over plot.

     There is however so much going on that new readers of all tastes are bound to find something to engage them and for fans and completists The Clan Saga makes an engaging curio, a bold editing achievement and a broad introduction to White Wolf’s inescapable influence on the Vampire genre.

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Updated 27/11/2014

     Recommended reading because Graphic Novels are about more than Superheroes…

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     It’s cold and dark outside, Blogsprites – but you’ll find a warm welcome in The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana!

     We’re opening the year with books, books and more books – a few reviews, art, movies, tarot and even the odd cute animal gif or Lego curio might sneak their way in too 😉

     Now, where shall we do our reading?

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