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  • River Acheron's Question For Imagine October -- Comicality, 04:51:53 09/21/20 Mon
    Happy Halloween everyone! This month, I thought I would do something a little different. So far, we talked about fictional characters coming to life and parallel universes, we pondered our own inspiration, we debated sex, and even delved into COVID. Pretty deep stuff! However, to help us all get into the holiday spirit, I wanted to dial it back a bit and talk about something a bit more light-hearted: HORROR MOVIES! It seems that this year, all of our holidays will be more or less abbreviated due to the state of the world right now, but that does not mean we can't get into the spirit of things and keep Halloween alive.

    It would probably come to no one's surprise that I am a huge fan of the horror genre. I had a babysitter when I was six years old who showed me the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie and have been hooked into the genre ever since. Now, 20 years later, aside from seeing all the classics, I have delved into the obscure, with movies like 'Death Bed: The Bed that Eats', 'Antfarm Dickhole', 'Bunnyman', 'Violent Shit', 'Night of the Lepus', and of course 'Weasels Rip My Flesh' which was made by a 15 year old boy (Nathan Schiff) in 1979 on Super 8 with a $400 dollar budget! It has since become somewhat of a cult so-bad-it's-good Z-Grade movie. I also recently expanded beyond the U.S. and got deep into Italian horror, checking out directors such as Mario Bava ('Blood and Black Lace'), Dario Argento ('Suspiria'), Lucio Fulci ('The Beyond'), Bruno Mattei, ('SS Girls'), Joe D'Amato ('Porno Holocaust'), Ruggero Deodato ('Cannibal Holocaust'), Claudio Fragasso ('Hell of the Living Dead')

    Horror has always been an outlet for me. There's a certain comforting escapism in it, that I think resonates with a lot of people. I use it to reference a lot of my topics here, because horror - along with science ficion) - is influenced by the state of the world, more than any other genre. It acts as a lens for the world we are currently living in. It's always been this way, too. Take Dante, for example. Sure, he had his Purgatorio, and his Paradiso, but it's the Inferno that hit well with readers in the 1300's. It's in Hell that Dante used the most political allegory, while allowing himself to explore the darker side of the human nature (the two are not mutually exclusive! lol). Horror has also been the genre that lets the truly creative have fun with what they are best at...set designs, cinematography, lighting, and ESPECIALLY makeup! This is why I adore gore in horror films, especially if it's practical effects. The problem now, with computers and CGI, is everything can be done with the click of a button and it looks AWFUL! It's a sad state of affairs that a movie like 'Hellraiser' (1987) done on one million dollar budget - using all practical effects and stop-motion...most of which could be done with makeup, a few neat camera tricks, TALENT, and things you can find in your kitchen - looks SPECTACULAR compared with the laughably abysmal Mummy' (2017) on a 195 million dollar budget which was nothing but a CGI crap-fest made by people who obviously have no talent as actual FILM-makers!!

    However, I digress. This is an outlet that is based on stories. So, I want to streamline my question this month. What is your favorite horror movie, based on the STORY ALONE? Where it really counts. The tale the author or screenwriter is trying to tell you. We can of course debate the visuals and techniques, but for the sake of this venue I want to concentrate on the tale. So, for now, take the look of the movie out of it, forget cinematography, forget the effects. Think about the best story in a horror movie (or book!) that comes to mind. For me, it's very difficult. It might even be more difficult than being asked to pick my favorite song of all time. In fact, I know it is. However, in the here and now, I would have to say, JUST based on the story - the tale -, taking into account the characters and their development, as well all the mythos that was created along the way, and intended from the start..I'd have to go with Clive Barker's 'The Hellbound Heart' (the Hellraiser mythos). It's easily one of the most disturbing books I have ever read. In terms of the movies, the first two are phenomenal, and captures the mood of the novella exactly. The subsequent sequels after the second movie are hit and miss, as the franchise changed hands many MANY times over the years, and more than once bastardized Clive Barkers vision. (I will post a link of one scene from Hellraiser 3 that still resonates with me, and is DEFINITELY something that one cannot do today! lol).

    I'm curious as to what fascinates you about the genre, especially the STORY! That doesn't mean your favorite horror movie needs to be based on a book, no not at all, but focus for a moment on the STORY. What is it that you love? What stays with you? Maybe it's something you saw or read as a child that still sends chills down your spine, or maybe it's a new tale that you cannot stop thinking about, for whatever reason.

    Horror is a genre that not only lets us play in the furthest reaches of our imagination, but also one that allows us to tap into dark areas of our psyches that may be considered taboo by societies social norms. This is not new. Our counterparts in the Middle Ages (and even prior!) up to the Modern Era understood this. Horror lies on the fringes of social acceptability. Horror fans have been called anti-social for centuries, but in the way that term is used, it need not be a bad thing. Do not be afraid of your own dark side, because it is within that shadow (to reference Jung) that we may find aspects of our self that we keep hidden...that we HAVE kept hidden since childhood. This fascination, and fear is perfectly normal. I hope all of you have a fantastic Halloween. As a suggestion, if you never have seen it, I would like to share with you (IMO) the best Halloween-themed horror movie ever made. It puts you into the spirit of the holiday moreso than any movie I have ever seen, and it's gory, and messed up, and all that fun stuff too! Check out 2007's Trick 'r Treat, directed by Michael Dougherty. It just may be your new holiday favorite! All of that said, my only question for October is this:

    ....what's YOUR favorite scary movie?


    Scene from Hellraiser 3:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdzmcJrG-MY

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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 06:12:48 09/28/20 Mon


    This week's 3M selection shows the pros how to make an AWESOME update to an old 80's TV show!



    "Spenser Confidential"



    You know, I was a little kid when Robert Urich's, "Spenser For Hire", show was on TV (And I vaguely remember the spinoff, "A Man Called Hawk"), so I remember my mom watching it, but I wasn't much for cop/detective shows back then. Give me "Battlestar Galactica" anyday! Hehehe! But, let me tell you...this movie was one HELL of a good time! I loved it!

    So 'Spenser' was once a decent police officer in the town of Boston, taking down big criminals and fighting the corruption that they spread through the dirty cops and politicians that they controlled or had some leverage on. Until he was framed, dismissed from the force, and sent to jail for a five year prison term. Now, getting out and able to start his life all over again somewhere new...no problems, no worries, no danger...he stumbles across a related case to the one he was framed for in an attempt to get rid of him. He can't just let that life go.

    With his return home to an older caretaker and a new surprise roommate in 'Hawk', he takes his special brand of justice to the scum that ruined his life in the first place! Great action movie! Lots of good laughs as well! And mystery and detective work at every turn! Very cool! Check it out when you get a chance! Enjoy!

    I kinda want to watch the old series now. Is this what I was missing out on? Hehehe! :P

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 05:50:22 09/28/20 Mon






    This Week:

    The 'Kooky For Cocoa' Kiss


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  • Just finished watching "Humans". -- Mike, 02:18:57 09/24/20 Thu
    I've known about the show for years and had it as a possibility to watch, but was just never really excited based on what I'd seen in trailers and such, but it sounded interesting.

    Anyway, I saw it on Netflix a few days ago and figured 'what the hell', right? So I binged the whole show, which is only 24 episodes split into three seasons.

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

    It's about a world, pretty much a parallel version of our own, the only difference is that AI is developed enough that we have "human like" robots that help us do everything from driving them around, babysitting the kids, doing all the difficult and dangerous jobs, etc.

    But something happens and the "machines" start to become conscious, and we watch what happens as society learns of it. Will they accept them or seek to destroy them. I found the show really interesting and also realistic. like, I wouldn't expect the reaction to be too different from what played out. Especially in the first two seasons, the third went a little further, but it was still a compelling watch.

    Here's the trailer, but it doesn't do the show justice, imo.


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  • They grow so FAST! But awesome! :) -- Comicality, 20:43:07 09/24/20 Thu


    Jack Goodacre and his father, Tim, always just made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Hehehe, it was like, "Awwww...father/son duo!" But has it been that long? A year...maybe two years, tops! Jack's gotten big! (And CUTE!) I'm glad they're still making good, meaningful, heartfelt music! New album is coming, so keep an eye out for it!




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  • Hehehe, ::Blushes:: -- Comicality, 18:43:00 09/24/20 Thu


    So...this guy came over to fix the railing on our back porch today while the kids were running around, and he brought this really CUTE brown haired college boy with him as his assistant! Like...you see him and gasp! :O

    "Hehehe...hiiii...I'm Comsie. I'll be the guy staring at you out of my back window all day."



    They'll be back tomorrow too. ::Nods:: I'm praying for a heatwave. Maybe he'll work the whole day with his shirt off. Sighhhh...thanks, God! You made me smile today! :)

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  • Hey...its been awhile... -- Jake, 03:31:10 09/20/20 Sun
    Hey this is Jake. Idk if anyone even remembers me but I used to hang out on the IRC and here on the forum when I was a kid. I stopped hanging out here but lately ive been thinking about all my old friends who helped me through my super annoying angsty teen phase. Just wanted to say hello...i miss yall.

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  • Let's take a break from politics and COVID-19... -- PeteIM, 14:36:36 09/22/20 Tue
    The Concert


    The Prom Date


    These Public Service Messages are from The Foundation for a Better Life, a non-profit organization.

    The Foundation neither solicits nor accepts monetary donations from the public. It is not officially affiliated with any religion, instead hoping that "the values we share transcend any particular religion or nationality".

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 00:01:29 09/21/20 Mon






    This Week:

    The 'Boy Cuddle N' Carry' Kiss


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  • I'm really kinda curious to see where they go with this show... -- Comicality, 22:05:35 09/20/20 Sun


    Because a bunch of the storylines surrounding Scarlet Witch in the comics are EXTREMELY dark! And she lost her brother, and was snapped out of existence for five years, and accidentally killed a bunch of people in Civil War, and then watched her husband murdered right in front of her...she's got a lot of power and a lot of issues to go along with them. I just can't see where they might take this series. I'm ready to find out though!

    You can't have someody who can completely control the fabric of reality losing her marbles while trying to fix it, now can we? >:P


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  • Is it wrong that I kinda feel bad for him? -- Comicality, 05:24:34 09/19/20 Sat


    I mean...you guys all know that I have NEVER been a fan of Donald Trump. I think he's one of the most heartless, most incompetent, most racist, most corrupt, most unfathomably SHAMELESS sons of bitches that has ever lived on this fucking planet!!!

    But...

    There's a part of me that really feels sorry for him. It bothers me. Because I should loathe him with every fiber of my being, but...he's weak and insecure and a tortured immature soul that simply can't ever understand reality as it is. He's a toddler in a world of adults. And I think that's so fucking sad.

    Like...he is *INCAPABLE* of answering a simple question without blaming someone else or deflecting to something irrelevant! Think about that for a second. What the...? Democrats? Pharmaceutical companies? Biden? Obama? China? He can't take responsibility for ANYTHING!!! His whole entire life is a fucking lie. And he knows it's a lie. When he goes to bed at night...he KNOWS goddamn well it's all a lie. Blame, blame, blame, blame, blame! All day, every day. He's such a pathetic little loser bitch. And I feel bad for him. Because he could be better if he just stopped being an asshole. :(



    Imagine how EXHAUSTING it must be...to live each and every single day of your life as a lie. To lie to other people and force them to repeat that lie back to you, ovr and oer again, to feel validated and cared about. To have to hold giant rallies CONSTANTLY for applause from strangers because you have no way to generate a sense of self love on your own. Think about it. Imagine hating yourself sooooo much, that you can't ever tell the truth to somebody for fear that it will expose you for the deplorable fraud that you are and have them turn away from you in disgust. That would be endless torture, in my mind. To never be able to look yourself in the mirror and have some level of love and respect for what you see looking back at you? I screw up all the time! And I laugh about it! Like, "Oops! My bad! Yeah, I was being an idiot on that one!" LOL! But he can't do that. Like...he CAN'T! It's impossible! I can't understand that at all. So think about that...imagine that it was you...

    You're a complete and total fucking BASTARD! You are despicable filth! Scum of the Earth! The laughing stock of the entire planet! You are what everybody hates about humanity or a lack thereof...and you're too much of a fucking COWARD to hear us out, stand up like a man, take responsibility, and try to be anything better than that. If only to not ruin your family name for generations to come, and become an eternal shit stain on American history forever and evermore. Imagine that being you. God....that must suck.

    I don't know...maybe it's the empath in me. But all hatred and vitriol aside...I'll admit, I kind of pity him. I think we all should. His own wife won't even hold his hand in public. What kind of life is that? At the end of the day, Trump is a human being like the rest of us. He might pretend that he doesn't have feelings, but his feelings are probably more fragile than anyone else's. And I feel like I'd be a lesser person if I took pleasure in that. I DO...hehehe...but I shouldn't.

    Just...it bugs me to give a shit about such a vile and repugnant excuse for a human being. That's all.

    Maybe I'm crazy. I want him gone...but it sucks that he's so damaged as a person. He's beyond help at this point. And I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

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  • Sighhhh...Stefan! :) -- Comicality, 14:07:35 09/19/20 Sat


    Wait...can he drive yet? i don't think he can drive!

    ::Screeeeeeeeeech....CRASH::

    Stefan! Noooooooooooo!!!! :O


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  • "Give It To Me Straight 9" -- Comicality, 03:52:30 09/19/20 Sat




    A brand new chapter of "Give It To Me Straight" is up for your enjoyment! So have fun! And if you want to read the completed story, you can grab the ebook in the Comicality ebook section at https://imagine-magazine.org/store/comicality/ right now, if you like! And if you want to read the previous chapters of this series, feel free to check them out at the link below! K?

    https://gayauthors.org/story/comicality/give-it-to-me-straight/

    Let me know what you think! I'd appreciate the feedback! ((Hugz)) Seezya soon!

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  • Hehehe... :P -- Comicality, 12:05:08 09/18/20 Fri


    ...I don't know...Bieber looks kinda cute when he's all dirty! ::Giggles:: I mean, I don't buy him working on oil pipeline or anything, but it's good to see him again. This one made me smile. :)


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  • The new issue Of Imagine Magazine is live! :D -- Comicality, 02:57:21 09/15/20 Tue




    https://imagine-magazine.org/

    A brand new issue is up for you guys to dive into and enjoy! New chapters from your favorite authors, and articles that you've come to love and enjoy! So have fun! It's all free! So why not have a blast! Please reember to hit that green 'like' button at the bottom of every page to let these hard working authors know that you love them! K?

    Also, I was hoping to have this video finished in time for last month's August Issue, seeing as it was our two year anniversary and all! But I couldn't concentrate and finish, because...Corona Virus scare! :P

    But it's done now! I hope you guys like it! Definitely come by and check out Imagine Magazine when you get a chance! It's basically 'Comicality Stories'...but in real life! Yes....these beautiful cuties do exist! So, to my younger readers...go out there and grab you one! Hehehe! Boys, boys, BOYS!!! :P

    Actors, singers, models, martial artists, chefs, dancers...they all have something to say. And their beauty isn't just skin deep. So drop by and have fun with the magazine! And huge thanks to everyone who took the time to participate and submitted their own efforts and hard work, making the magazine a huge success, month after month after month! You guys are awesome! ((Hugz))

    Take care! :)


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  • Wow, technology is amazing -- Fanson, 21:28:38 09/14/20 Mon
    This song was released in 2010, but the person who uploaded this vid raised the pitch and it really sounds like 90's Hanson!!! I'm amazed!



    Here's the normal version, it's one of my favs.


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  • Sighhhhh...my sweetie... ::Faints:: -- Comicality, 14:08:17 09/11/20 Fri


    My baby, Ruel, (One of my future husbands) is back with some new stuff! Hehehe, I like the Covid hair! He's got, like, a 'Taylor Hanson' thing going right now. Hehehe! Awwww! MWAH!!!!

    Love you, babe!


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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 15:31:36 09/14/20 Mon






    This Week:

    The 'Stairway To Heaven' Kiss


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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 15:33:15 09/14/20 Mon


    A feel good and informative documentary for this week's 3M! I enjoyed it!



    "Gayby Baby"



    Now this might be a bit of a challenge for some of you guys to find a copy of, as some places had it banned, due to its content. Although...with the exception of it being about a homosexual lifestyle, there really isn't anything overly racy or controversial about it. But...you know...people are brats sometimes, I guess.

    "Gaybe Baby" is a documentary that tells the stories of four young kids, three boys and one girl, who were all raised in households with same sex parents, and it displays the kinds of things that they have to deal with during their daily lives in Australia. The thing is...all of the kids are perfectly normal, healthy, kids. And all of their parents are just as loving and caring as any other parent would be. But what this showcases is the atmosphere of what's going on around them in their society that makes all the difference. Without other people trying to judge and comment on it all...they'd all be just as happy as a straight couple's family would be. And that sucks.

    One thing that stuck out to me in this movie was the idea that the parents have to try to teach their kids why they're not 'normal'. Like, they don't understand it. They have to be taught to hide, or to lie, or to possibly feel some level of shame that they don't want to feel. It seems so cruel in a way. Why can't the kid tell people at school he has two dads that love him very much? You know? But, it's a 'thing' so they sort of have to keep it secret in some situations. But the kids are adorable. The tiniest one of them all wants to be a professional wrestler! Hehehe, ok! Go for it!

    There was ONE mom that was a little annoying to me, but that's because she was really religious and kept kind of forcing it on her little boy. But that's just me. I don't believe in that kind of thing at all. I think her heart was sort of in the right place, but just...leave him alone already! Christ! He's not interested. But, other than that, a cool documentary if you want to check it out! Enjoy! And stand proud, you guys!

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  • Soooo.... -- Comicality, 06:56:32 09/11/20 Fri



    192,000 people are dead, 30 million out of work, protests over racial injustice in the streets, Americans being evicted from their homes, kids in cages like ANIMALS at the southern border, Nazi and white supremacist violence is higher than ever before, and our economy has completely collapsed.

    Is he officially a war criminal yet? Is anybody still on the fence about this, or...what's left to talk about here?

    Stupidity will get you and your loved ones killed.


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  • Hahaha! What? -- Comicality, 14:37:22 09/10/20 Thu


    They mixed "Freaky Friday" with a horror movie??? Ummm...ok! I'm in! :P


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  • Oh! I...ummm...well, ok! -- Comicality, 13:18:54 09/09/20 Wed


    I know that people have been talking about remaking "Dune" for years now, but I guess this is atually happening now.

    I vaguely remember watching it when I was a little kid, and I didn't get it. I wanted "Star Wars", and I got...whatever that was. So I was bored to tears. But maybe I should watch it again now that I'm older. It has a massive and loyal fanbase, but like I said, I was little and just wanted lasers and explosions and stuff, plot and character, be damned. Hehehe! It's like...sci-fi 'Game Of Thrones' in a way. My perspective might be different now.

    Besides, stellar cast! Let's see what happens with this one.


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  • Now THAT'S how you threaten somebody!!! XD -- Comicality, 15:13:36 09/09/20 Wed


    Never ceases to crack me up!




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  • Imagine Question For 9/3 -- Comicality, 01:21:52 09/03/20 Thu




    Life is life. And every day can't be a 'happy happy day'. That's just the way it goes. As much as we try to avoid it or navigate around it...misfortune and loss will come knocking at our door eventually. And life is all about how we deal with those tough times when they get tossed at us like a live grenade.

    The question is...when we're going through struggles or moments of heartbreak, frustration, or sadness...do you ever find yourself putting on a mask for the benefit of the people around you? Do you 'pretend' to be ok? Or do you ask for help? Or maybe you just need to tell someone that things are all screwed up so you can blow off some steam? When times get hard, do you work to hide it from the people around you? Or do you search for those closest to you so they can help you carry the load?

    There's an upside and a downside to both sides. Which one do you gravitate towards most often?

    Please feel free to answer in the replies below, or send me an email at Comicality@shackoutback.net if you like. Let me know if you want it to be an anonymous reply ahead of time. Interested to see what you guys have to say about this one! :)

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  • River Acheron Question For Imagine 8/31 -- Comicality, 14:51:53 08/31/20 Mon


    Writing in the Covid-19 era...

    Life imitates art. But art also imitates life. Horror and sci-fi movies from the 1950's depicted mutations and nuclear horrors, which was appropriate considering that these movies came out during the atomic age. Many horror movies from the 1970's depicted Satanism (The Omen, The Exorcist, Satan's School For Girls, Warlock Moon, The Devil's Rain, The Blood on Satan's Claw, just to name a few), this came about due to the rise of occultism, evangelical fear, and public figures such as Anton LaVey popularizing Satanism in the mainstream. All of this, of course, led to "stranger danger" and "satanic panic" in the early 1980's...this fear that a terrifying, unknown evil could be lurking right around the corner. And what kind of entertainment did we get in the early 80's? The rise of the slasher movie, where faceless killers lurked in neighborhoods, high schools, and campgrounds. Our writing is directly influenced by the zeitgeist of the era. It's unavoidable really. In 2020, as the Corona virus literally changed the way of life for all of us, our fiction will no doubt be transformed as well. My question is....how will you implement it?

    Already, it has been announced that the sitcom, The Conners (The Roseanne spinoff) next season will focus heavily on how the pandemic affected the main characters, Curb Your Enthusiasm will also implement a COVID plotline, according to Larry David. In a way, if you write fiction that takes place in our world at our time, you kind of have to make mention of it. To do otherwise would place your story in an alternate reality. That is not to say that one must write a COVID plotline, or focus heavily on the pandemic itself of course. But as writers, should we not at least acknowledge that this is the world we live in. For the sake of realism, you can't have your characters go to an indoor restaurant for example. This is obviously not an issue if your story is a period piece, or some kind of alternate universe thing, but if your story takes place in this current era and world, then my question is, how much of COVID will you implement in your stories? I can see how this may be difficult for those of you with long running series that have lasted years. Maybe a casual mention of your character putting on a mask when entering a store? Or would go full-on and maybe have a character actually contract the virus?

    None of this is, of course, meant to trivialize or capitalize on what is of course a very real and very serious problem in this world, but to not mention it at all would be less than realistic, would it not? For me personally, it has not been an issue since HOMETOWN takes place in 2013, but for my next story in the saga (HOMETOWN 3 or whatever it will end up being called), I was thinking of doing a time-jump. This was an idea I had even before the pandemic hit. So now, I'm not sure exactly how I want to handle things. It also depends on what happens with the pandemic over the next few months or years. These are uncertain times, and as such, it kinda makes our writing uncertain as well, doesn't it?

    This month, my question is a simple one. How will you implement COVID in your fiction, if at all?

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 13:08:27 09/07/20 Mon






    This Week:

    The 'Rainbows Matter' Kiss


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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 13:09:37 09/07/20 Mon


    I am a little bit too close to Florida right now for this week's 3M to not scare the living SHIT out of me! :O



    "Crawl"



    Honestly? When this movie came out, I watched it just because I didn't have anything else to watch. I expected your average animal horror flick with a few jump scares and a low budget level of value. Something to pass the time, right?

    WRONG! This movie was freakin' AWESOME!!! Hehehe!

    Omigod! I was pleasantly surprised! I think this movie is sooooo underrated! It begine with our protagonist, an award winning swimmer, who has lost contact with her father during an extreme hurricane warning...bringing a harsh and potentially deadly storm in his direction. So she drives out to Florida to see what happened and maybe get him to evacuate the area and come back home with her. However, when the hurricane hits, and all the roads are washed out...she finds herself trapped in the chaos. And that's where the alligators come in!

    Have you ever seen that youtube video of that alligator on the golf course??? That thing looked like a damned DINOSAUR!!! Absolutely huge, with biological body armor, and enough strength in its jaws to snap an arm or a leg clean off of you with a single bite! Well, guess what the tide brings in when the hurricane floods the entire town. These monsters are hungry, super savage, and if they get a hold of you...you're done! Terrifying!

    Amazing movie! Full of tension, almost from the very start, and lasting all the way to the end. Floods and alligators. How can you go wrong? Check it out when you get a chance. Get your popcorn ready! It's gonna be an exciting ride! :P

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  • "Left Without Words 19"! :) -- Comicality, 16:07:49 09/07/20 Mon




    Happy Labor Day, you guys! I hope it's a fun holiday for you all! And if you're in a place that doesn't celebrate Labor Day...well, happy Monday then! Celebrate it just the same! :)

    A brand new chapter of "Left Without Words" is kicking things off today! So enjoy! And if you just have a few seconds to spare, please let me know what you think! K? IF you can. :)

    It's over in the Library when you're ready!

    http://www.voy.com/17262/

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  • Best of wishes... -- Comicality, 17:51:44 09/07/20 Mon


    ...Goes out to actress, Sharon Stone, who lost her mother and grandmother to Covid-19, and now her sister is sick and has been hospitalized. The new "Batman", Robert Pattinson, has recently tested positive, as well as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who has also tested positive, along with his wife and two children.

    Stay safe, you guys! And I wish you well!

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  • YES!!!! YES YES YES YES YES!!! XD -- Comicality, 13:48:38 09/03/20 Thu


    I'm finally gonna get my new James Bond movie!!! Holy shit! I can't wait! One of my favorite cinematic characters of all TIME!!!

    Gah!!! I think I just became an 8 year old al over again! God bless you, 007!!! Squeeeeeeee!


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  • Johari Noelle - Time -- PeteIM, 17:07:38 09/03/20 Thu
    View this full screen if possible...


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  • See? I didn't make up that sound! :P -- Comicality, 23:28:54 09/01/20 Tue


    That's just what it sounds like. "Hehehe!"


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  • Count me in :D -- Mike, 23:03:01 09/02/20 Wed


    Smallville is one of my favorite shows, so once they said "it's a sequel to Smallville," I was hooked.

    And it's gonna be something completely new, too, to TV anyway. Superman's got two sons, high school aged, who are just coming into their own super powers. So while Supes is having to deal with villains, he's got 'Dad problems' to deal with too.

    It's been ten years, and I still miss Smallville. SO I'm all for this.



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  • ~ ~ ~ Monday Movie Matinee ~ ~ ~ -- Comicality, 13:27:33 08/31/20 Mon


    "I'm starting with the man in the mirror! Hooo!" :P



    "Look Away"



    If any of you guys get freaked out by the idea of there being a whole other 'you' in your own reflection in the mirror...you might want to skip this one. Hehehe, then again, you might like it anyway. Who knows?

    "Look Away" was something that I decided to watch on a day when I felt like I had seen everything else in creation, so why not? And I liked it! There's something deep going on under the typical surface thriller flick. It's sort of a cool mix between Ewan Mcgregor's "Split", and Stephen King's "Carrie".

    When a young high school girl find herself either being bullied by her classmates, or being 'used' by her so-called friends...when her demanding, out of touch, parents are coming down on her...she decides to take a good look at herself in the mirror, determined to make a change. Little does she know...her reflection is looking right back at her.

    As her unrestricted self asks for permission to be unleashed from her prison behind the glass, the two agree to trade places until her life is back on track. But, as wickedness never keeps its word, she finds herself being the one behind the mirror while her other stuff goes out to wreak havoc and get revenge on everyone that ever wronged her.

    This is one of those flicks that just makes you feel good about being so bad! Hehehe, you might not want to go that far over the top...but don't you ever wonder...what if? :)

    Decent Saturday matinee flick if you're looking for something a bit different. Check it out! And enjoy!

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  • SWAK Sunday!!! -- Comicality, 13:26:03 08/31/20 Mon






    This Week:

    The 'Whoopie Wet N' Wild' Kiss


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  • I mean, WOW -- Fanson, 20:01:36 08/30/20 Sun
    Ok, so this Ezra Hanson (Taylor Hanson's oldest kid), he's around 17yo in this vid (turns 18 this Halloween lol) and just tell me if he doesn't sound so much like his dad! To me he totally does, I'm in shock lol.



    Speaking of Hanson, check out their new music video!


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  • Awww.... -- Comicality, 00:14:31 08/31/20 Mon


    ...He's helping to break Jackson's comic book cherry! :P

    Actually, I need to get back into reading the new stuff, myself. It's been years. And some of those flip stories sound really amazing. I miss the thrill of it, personally.

    But...DAMN, comic books got expensive!!! WTF??? >:O


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