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Interactive Fiction: Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls Ebook Review

Treasure hunting. Code breaking. Doodles and audio clips. If your reading experience doesn’t include these elements, then I guess you haven’t picked up Emilie Autumn’s new ebook edition of The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. While the detective skills may seem more fitting for a mystery novel, TAFWVG is actually part-autobiography, part-historical fantasy about being institutionalized for mental illness in the Victorian era and today. Emilie Autumn continues her dedication to a personalized relationship with her fans by developing this new level of interactive fiction. Continue reading Interactive Fiction: Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls Ebook Review

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New Author Spotlight: Adult Urban Fantasy/Supernatural Writer Parker Sinclair

trust_alexconnorMost articles I’ve read about personal encounters with authors begin with a physical description. I’m not going to do that with Parker Sinclair. Although she is young, and pretty, and wore a cute outfit, that’s not what this is about. This is about her book, the woman behind the book, and the advice she gave to a room full of aspiring writers and young professionals. Continue reading New Author Spotlight: Adult Urban Fantasy/Supernatural Writer Parker Sinclair

Good movies, great costumes!

Costuming is a silent, visual and psychological force when you’re watching something, be it in a movie, a  television show or on stage at a theatre. Along with the other technical aspects of a production, costuming is a necessary, integral part of a person’s viewing experience, as it helps do things like set the time period, location and mood of whatever it is you’re watching. Costumes can also give the viewer clues as to who the characters are, what their occupations may be, and can even influence how we feel toward certain characters, depending upon color, fabric and garment choices.

Below are some of my favorite films not only because I love the stories themselves, but because I also really admire the work that went into their costume design!

Random costume sketches.
Random costume sketches.

Continue reading Good movies, great costumes!