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Curiously, they wouldn't let us in with our light sabers.  Dec 17th.

The Enchanted Spacefaring Pirate Castle 2016

Happy New Year Ladies, Lords, space buccaneers, jedi, cyborgs, extraterrestrials of all kinds, and denizens of the fairy kingdom, I hope we will cross paths this year in one dimension or another. I felt very blessed in 2015 and 2016 is sure to be filled with thrills and chills. Welcome to my project update! I […]

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A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 5 of 5

It’s taken me to episode five of this blog series to finally figure out why I was so disappointed by the Star Wars prequels.  Well, I have untied the knots!  The hyperdrive has been repaired in the nick of time!  I feel the Force flowing through me once again… So, I re-watched the prequels, from […]

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A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 4 of 5

What is Captain Kirk doing in a series on Star Wars?  Well, I personally don’t mind a Shatner cameo anywhere, but it actually has a lot to do with my journey to the ______ side.  (Fill in the blank based on your prequel proclivity.) WARP SPEED HYPOCRISY My Star-Wars-is-a-banquet-come-as-you-please change of heart actually reveals my […]

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A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 3 of 5

  As we re-explore the Star Wars prequels and steel ourselves for the upcoming installments, we need to hear a grounding voice.  A deep, sonorous, awe-inspiring… terrifyingly epic voice.  Sith Lords are notoriously unafraid to state their opinions. Mark Fordham is an artist, filmmaker, former cop, father of five, husband of a Stormtroopette, seasoned veteran of […]

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A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 2 of 5

SO, what was it that changed me from a Star Wars prequel-hater to a… well… something different? As I debated “Jessi-Wan Kenobi,” (AKA Jessica the Uberfan) on many occasions, she consistently drew upon Star Wars “stuff” not contained in the films—the Expanded Universe. Here is the definition of the Expanded Universe (now called “Star Wars […]

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A TREMOR IN THE FORCE – Part 1 of 5

Are you ready for the new Star Wars movies? Were you ready for the prequels? Or does your spacefaring heart beat only for the original trilogy? You see, something weird happened to me. Something which may cause me to lift the ban preventing the prequel movies from getting within 100 feet of my house. And […]

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PIXIE PERFECT – my new movie project

Pixie Perfect (temporary movie poster)- directed by Tom Durham, starring Ali Durham I’m happy to finally announce my magical new movie project… Pixie Perfect.   Ever since 95ers went into international distribution, I’ve been deep deep DEEP in development on other projects.  What is a useful, imaginative, fun, poignant, life-changing, highly original, fundable, etc etc […]

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Silmarillion Artwork Giveaway

EDIT: A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Silmarillion Artwork Giveaway! It was a blast! Make sure to stay tuned on my Twitter account for more fun contests, quotes, and other various forms of sci-fi / fantasy nuttiness! I have some very exciting news for hobbits, dwarves, and elves alike: over the […]

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The Most Underappreciated Work of Fantasy Ever – THE SILMARILLION – Part 3 of 4

There’s a Silmarillion movie in this post…  What?  A Silmarillion movie?? Read on, Middle Earth wayfarer… In Part 1, The Silmarillion was praised and placed in its rightful place as one of the great works of literature. In Part 2, Lord of the Rings fans were tantalized with some of the deep back stories that […]

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Ungoliant (ancient ancestor of Shelob) traps Melkor, and demands that he feed her the silmarils–the stolen jewels that contain the last light of Valinor. Illustration by Kip Rasmussen.

The Most Underappreciated Work of Fantasy Ever – THE SILMARILLION – Part 2 of 4

So, in Part 1, I unapologetically lavished praise on J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterpiece—a masterpiece among masterpieces, yea a towering feat of literary and fantasy profundity: The Silmarillion. A few of you chuckled compassionately.  A few of you nodded gravely.  A few of you rolled your eyes.  To all of you I say: read it […]

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