Friday, September 19, 2014

24 Hour Comic Book Day!



Well, it’s that time of year again. The 24 Hour Comics Day Challenge is going to hit the world on October 4th and people are already starting to get excited about what they are going to create.

Our very own Luke Milton kicked off the Perth based event that has now been taken over by our friends and fellow pop culture enthusiasts Gianni and Christopher. You can listen to Luke’s thought’s on the event on this weeks podcast!

Those who have volunteered as tribute this year will create a 24 for page comic in 24 hours! It’s no mean feat but it’s an incredibly rewarding venture, getting the creative juices flowing and making some new friends in the process.

For those of you in Perth who’d like to take part you can sign up here => 2014 24 Hour Comics Day Registration

The Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts Tower (at University of Western Australia’s Nedland’s Campus) will host 25 participants on site, but if you’d prefer to participate from the comfort of your own home or by hosting your own comic creation party you can get involved by posting your progress on social media using #24HCDPerth hashtag!

The challenge officially runs from 10.00am Saturday 4th October to 10.00am Sunday 5th October 2014, so now is the time to get thinking about getting involved or passing the message on to someone that you think would or should do this. You can always support them with company and snacks!

Feeling keen? Want a bit more information to get hyped? Follow me under the cut for a chat with local organiser Gianni and feel free to ask some of your own questions.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 10: American Rhapsody, or, "Relax, I Got This"!


This week Scarlett Johansson stars as a bad baby who grows up to be a bad teenager who can't figure out what she wants, in the overwrought biographical drama: American Rhapsody! Does Teen Scarlett have what it takes to elevate this otherwise dour movie into something worth watching? Relax.... She's got this.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Doctor Who: Episode 8.04 Listen


This week’s Doctor Who episode Listen had so much potential. So much potential. The potential to be this season’s equivalent of Blink. The potential to let Capaldi shine in a scary episode along with a smart companion who solves puzzles and is awesome. Danny Pink had so much potential to be a really interesting character and his connection with Clara could have been really human and vulnerable.

In short, it all fell in an absolute heap.

This is an example of Steven Moffat’s unnecessarily convoluted plots arcs at their absolute worst.

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The Book Was Better Episode 98: Prom (with guest host Lauren!)

This week I learn all about the strange, arcane rituals of America's proudest tradition, The Prom, when we read the novelization of the Disney movie you've never even heard of, aptly titled: Prom! And who better to teach me than an actual real-life American, the lovely Lauren who was kind enough to accept my promposal and be my date! Join us as our two great countries collide for a rollicking epic new episode of BWB!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for September 15th 2014! The Little Death!


This week we review Australian sex fetish black comedy The Little Death, Jacinta sat through Step Up All In, and that inspires us to discuss our favourite musical numbers/songs/scenes in movies. Plus there's another special instalment of Wortho A Go-Go. Put it inside you!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 9: Ghost World, or "The Things We Do in Enid's Shadow"


This week is the one we've all been waiting for, as I dissect and analyse Scarlett Johansson's performance in cult comic turned cult indie film favourite, Ghost World. There's no doubt that this is a magnificent film - one of my favourites in fact - but as far as Scarlett's character is concerned, did something get lost in adaptation? Does Becky give and get all that she deserves? Find out in this super size episode as I go in DEEP!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Doctor Who: 8.03 Robot of Sherwood



Okay, now I am officially worried. This has been the longest run I’ve gone without liking a single episode of a new series of Doctor Who. This week’s episode, Robot of Sherwood, was very simply put, pretty terrible.

There are a handful of things that the actors pulled off mighty well, the rest of the episode left a lot to be desired. Let’s cross our fingers for next week and in the meantime, join me under the cut for my review of Robot of Sherwood.

The Book Was Better Episode 97: 30 Days of Night (with guest host Courtney!)

This week we delve into the endless darkness when we read the novelization of shark-like vampires attack epic 30 Days of Night! And joining me on this month of monster madness is self-professed Vampirologist Courtney Coulson! Can we make it through the full 30 days? Find out in our own vampire diaries!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Book Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett


Epic fantasy is more or less defined by either Brandon Sanderson or George RR Martin these days, and I've been looking for that Next Great Series for a while. When I saw this book get previewed in a few places a while back, I made sure to check it out when I could. I figured I'd like it, but what I didn't expect was for the book to be one of the best things I've read this year.

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for September 8th! Cowabunga Pizza Time!


This week we review that notorious Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as Skeleton Twins, plus we reflect on the What We Do in the Shadows Q & A with writer/director/actor Taika Waititi! Plus there's some gubbins about Sam Worthington. Listen and learn!

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