Posts tagged: UK
This week Romance Editor Chris talks about ghosts and Simone St. James’ An Inquiry Into Love And Death.
War, loss, ghosts: these are things that change you forever. But love is also on that list, and it leads to better places. Simone St. James knows that, and writes it beautifully.
Photo via Over The Front.
Screen Editor alex takes a look at two new iterations of Sherlock Holmes:
There’s something about the way Benedict Cumberbatch plays the lead role in the BBC series Sherlock that seems like it could be Holmes’ fantasy version of how a brilliant detective behaves. In the episodes I’ve seen he’s twitchy and neurotic, but also cool and proficient with a performative quality that left me thinking the series could turn out to be a dream sequence where the last episode ends with young Holmes waking up in his bedroom, or an older version playing it all out in a psychiatric ward. Or for another twist on that cliche, the audience is seeing the whole series of events through Holmes’ own distorted self-image, a sort of Jekyll and Hyde split where Watson is his alter-ego, penning his own narrative.
image via the Denver Public Library.
Dave McKean’s cover to FA # 109, 1989.
The same issue contained a Neil Gaiman interview, which was accompanied by “Neil’s original computer notes for his Sandman project”, including;
Screen Editor alex ponders useless superpowers and the British television show, Misfits.
My best friend growing up had a theory about people claiming to have special abilities like ESP, levitation, or astral projection. She had a babysitter who claimed she could levitate, but only when she was alone. My friend’s theory wasn’t that these things were impossible, but that realistically they wouldn’t be very cool. She figured that anyone who claimed they could astrally project to the Great Pyramids was probably lying, but someone who was willing to admit they could only astrally project an inch out of their body might well be telling the truth. Some powers are just useless and embarrassing enough to be real.
When ordinary people get superpowers, I often find myself wishing that someone would end up with an ability that isn’t very useful, or one that no one would actually want. The British series Misfits is a great combination of fantasy, humor, and realism, and it gave me some of the believability I’ve been looking for.
Last week was a great week for my favourite TIFF film, Sightseers. Not only did it have it’s big premiere in the UK, but it was also announced in the Spotlight program at Sundance 2013. I immediately grabbed my giant novelty pencil to start writing notes of excitement. Well, I would have done that if I had a giant novelty pencil. (Note to self: still need to take trip to Cumberland Pencil Museum.)
If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, you’re in luck. Because I’m going to make it incredibly easy for you by imbedding it in this post. Gosh, I know—I’m so great, right?
Maybe you’re thinking you’d like to take a jolly romp through the English countryside with Nick, Tina, and Poppy. You’re probably also wishing you had some erotic knit panties as well. Because don’t we all. Unfortunately I can’t really help out with the former, as they are fictional characters and it is not possible to have a jolly romp through the English countryside with fictional characters. But I’ve scoured the Internet (read: spent five minutes on Google) for the best of the best in Erotic Knit Underthings.
And here we go:
The answer to your new appearance is here ladies. And it’s on sale. I mean SALE. It also appears to be a little bit furry, which is all the rage in the erotic knit underthings world these days. You’d better snatch up this one-of-a-kind piece before it’s gone.
Whoa, what do these panties say on them? I have no idea. Pushy? Pucky? Pully? It could be anything really. But actually it’s “pussy”. And if you were thinking it doesn’t get much classier than that, this seller also makes a bra-top that says “tits” on it.
Perhaps the word “pussy” isn’t exactly what you want splayed across your lady bits. I’d suggest going with these AWESOME knit panties. This is just a pattern, so you have to actually, you know, knit these yourself. According to her website, if you wear these panties, you’ll make a lot of phone calls to your boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, in them.
There’s a lot of words going on up there, but I think the gist of it is that if you get this, the BEST RUSSIAN CROCHETING MAGAZINE EVER, you will immediately turn into a smoking hot Russian model. And the only thing better than a smoking hot Russian model is a smoking hot Russian model in a crochet swimsuit, is what I always say.
And if all of that wasn’t enough erotic knit-ness for you, here’s a video featuring some erotic crochet underthings. Make sure to turn up the volume to really experience the sexy, sultry, tunes. Oooo yeah.
Elric of Melniboné
The Gutter’s own Jim Munroe on stage at Sci Fi London at the Q & A for his new movie, Ghosts With Shit Jobs. (via @scifilondon)
How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?
That’s not an exaggeration. The Peel P50 is buglike enough that you can practically juggle three of them. And about that owning part: Although the only automobile ever manufactured on the Isle of Man fell out of production in 1965, the company that now manages the Peel line is sending the microcars buzzing back to the streets of England, where we can only hope they will seek out their natural mate, the Roomba, and breed to create a race of trash-eating vehicles.
Although it still holds the Guinness record for the “World’s Smallest Production Car,” the 2012 P50 is a different critter from the one that debuted in 1962. Summoned into being by onetime-RAF engineer Cyril Cannell, the original ran on gasoline, weighed in at 130 pounds thanks to a fiberglass body and cost £199. Fewer than a hundred P50s were ever made; mourners at Cannell’s 2008 funeral hoisted a surviving one into the air to pay tribute to the late inventor.
The new P50 has the option of running on electricity and costs £12,500, or nearly $20,000. Some things remain the same: The number of wheels (three), the cyclops-like uniheadlight and the single windshield wiper blade. It still measures a mere 54 inches long and 41 inches wide.
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Former Doctor Who companions Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Anneke Wills (Polly Wright) tweet about Jenna-Louise Coleman
@KatyManning Official The new Dr who girl must be absolutely thrilled ! I remember how blown away I was 40 odd years ago xx
@AnnekeWills What great news! I was only talking about her the other day. Looking forward to seeing Jenna-Louise in action. Welcome to the family! x
I ADORE THESE WOMEN. I really, really do.