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Your showcase of showcases

We’ve had a few Weekly Showcases come in and I like the creativity and personality in them. One was a collaboration between Repsag, Mama Tavia and the Death Whisperer. It was good to see people working together. It makes the … Continue reading

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Tales from ds106 tweet-along, round one: Crawling hands and gripping snakes

For our first ds106radio listen-along, we heard a couple of ancient episodes of The Witch’s Tale: “Four Fingers and a Thumb” and “The Boa Goddess.” Both of these come from 1937, when people were a bit more primitive. Is the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on thoughts on cinematography

I enjoyed reading people’s analyses of cinematography. A few people picked The Shining. The director, Stanley Kubrick, was a master photographer, so that movie bears repeated watching for the camerawork alone. The thing that jumped out at me the first … Continue reading

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Tales from ds106: Last Respects discussion

Here Jim and I have fun talking about Last Respects by Al Feldstein and Graham Ingels as we delve into issues of class, changing times and mores, and survival skills. Hats off to Cherish for examining the mathematical side of … Continue reading

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Doll talk

In this video, we discuss the Twilight Zone episode “Living Doll” and the Trilogy of Terror segment “Amelia.” The green screen function wasn’t being cooperative today, so I’m posting the raw recording, with network connectivity issues and all. Despite the … Continue reading

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Spooky suggestions

Here are the examples of horror suggested by our ds106ers, along with what they had to say about each of them: Film The Ring This was the first rated R horror movie I ever watched and it still chills me … Continue reading

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Beyond the Wall(s) of Sleep

Below I’m taking a look at how one story went through several iterations across media. The text of Lovecraft’s story is in the public domain and available online. Here is an audio version: Translating stories across media is risky business. The … Continue reading

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Talk of the Hook

Here Jim and I discuss “Tales of the Hook,” from Stephen King’s Danse Macabre, and the movie Creepshow. As you can see, I got tired of editing about 40 seconds into the discussion, so the green screen goes to black. … Continue reading

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Of tweets and tentacles

I saw this tweet from ds106 master Bill Genereux: Ok, today’s #dailycreate is a lot of fun. If you’re in #ds106 you might want to do this one. http://t.co/mHaU1eYylb — Bill Genereux (@billgx) August 29, 2015 and this image on … Continue reading

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What is scary?

I remember my father told me that the scariest movie he ever saw was The Wrong Man, an old Alfred Hitchcock movie in which Henry Fonda is arrested and tried for a crime he didn’t commit. What my father found … Continue reading

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