The ones I’ll be mourning

June 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm (Articles / Interviews) (, , , , , , )

Ray Bradbury is dead. Because ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ and ‘The Halloween Tree’ are a firm part of my childhood, I mourn. His death has me thinking about all those other writers, artists, whatevers, we admire from afar – people whose works we grow up with, or at least grow older with.

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When they die, we mourn. It’s not like they’re family, or friends. If you’re really lucky, you got to meet them once or twice. Maybe you got to shake their hand at a convention, or they replied to your fan mail. Maybe you got to interview them for an article, or work on their movie set, or act out their play. You may or may not ever get to tell them just how much their work has affected you, and how much their creations are part of the background of your personal psychological landscape. But when they die, you mourn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Today in awesome: Christopher Lee says Happy New Year

January 5, 2012 at 8:06 am (Awesome) (, , )

Happy New Year, Christopher Lee, ye of the eternally sexy voice. I hope you live long enough to see the Hobbit movies out.

(Here’s Mr. Lee pretending to be dead, and doing other cool things).

In part 1 he talks about the state of the world, appearing in Wicker Tree, Hugo (calling Martin Scorsese ‘Marty’ n__n),  Dark Shadows (with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp); playing Saruman the White in The Hobbit; and turning 90 years of age.

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Today in random shit: Christopher Lee

May 16, 2011 at 5:29 am (Random Shit) (, , , )

Christopher Lee is awesome.

Especially when staked through the heart by someone named Peter n__n.

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