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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