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Shimmer 22 is live…

  …and the first story is up, Alex E. Harrow’s “A Whisper in the Weld,” which is her first published story. And a great start, I must say, it’s a swell story and you should read it.

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In Which I YouTube An Impossible-To-Find SF Movie (Shadow On the Land – 1968)

Shadow On the Land is a rarely-seen US TV adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel It Can’t Happen Here, featuring Jackie Cooper, Gene Hackman, Carol Lynley, John Forsythe, and a bunch of old school TV names. This is an attempt at an action-packed TV series that didn’t happen by Sidney Sheldon, of all people, so…it’s a very loose adaptation, shall we …

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Moar Doug and We’re All Sick (V/H/S: Viral – 2014)

So New Mobility, the magazine Doug used to edit, ran an obituary this month – it’s on page 12 of this issue. And hearing about that and looking up his name to see how the scholarship fund was going, I found this from a few weeks back, from LGBT Weekly: “The Inspiring Life of Doug Lathrop.” LOL…like I said before….he …

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WTFingF (Rampage: Capital Punishment – 2014, Rampage – 2009)

Lots of changes this year, and changes lately. I used to watch a lot of violent and extremely disturbing horror and crime movies, I used to write a lot of blog posts about movies I saw. I haven’t done either in forever. For whatever reason, the non-fast (it’s not like I missed anything, watching other kinds of movies instead) on …

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LOL, Halo TV show.

I think everybody who plays video games much and watches late model big boomy movies and TV of the action or skiffy or superhero variety has had the “Man, this is just making me want to play video games” moment. Probably more than once. Probably way more than once, to be honest. Well, if you like that, here comes MAN, …

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Blast from the Past (The Purge: Anarchy – 2014)

So The Purge: Anarchy is exactly what I expected. Bigger budget than the last one, since that one made money, so they got to leave the house. There are nods to The Warriors and John Carpenter all over the place, and if the movie’s not in Carpenter-on-top-of-his-game’s league, it’s still exactly the kind of movie he would have made back …

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Shimmer 22’s cover is no longer sekrit…

Once again, the amazing cover art is by Sandro Castelli, we have four excellent stories of the senseawonda variety lined up, and this is another great issue coming next week. Fun fact: you are allowed to say five filthy things and still kiss your mother with that mouth, every time you buy a copy of Shimmer.  

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Thank you but no thank you.

I guess people are reading the last post, as I’ve gotten a few requests in the last few days for help researching Requires Only That You Hate/Benjanun Sriduangkaew for blog posts or articles, and a couple interview requests. I would like to take this opportunity  to say no to everyone about that. I don’t want to engage further about this …

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Game Over.

This post, having accomplished its purpose, is no more. That’s a good thing. And if you landed here and are disappointed…think about getting a life. -RNL

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So I finished Doug’s book cover…

…which became a sudden priority a few weeks ago. I finished last week. I figured it’d take me three or four days, it took almost two weeks. Or: three or four days of work with a week or so break in the middle to ponder mortality, question and doubt everything,  completely forget that I even had the ability to draw …