GaryView: Tomorrow, In a Year by Hotel Pro Forma (Melbourne Festival 2010)

Tomorrow, In a Year is an opera based on the work and life of Charles Darwin. It is performed by Danish art collective, Hotel Pro Forma, with music by Swedish electronic band, The Knife. It contains opera, dance, avant garde music, projections, smoke effects, laser light effects, Darwin’s text ‘written’ in light on a screen, and very unconventional lyrics taken […]

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GaryView: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book 1- Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Lissa: Vladimir Tod reminds me of you! Gary: A friendless, nerdy kid who’s beaten up by bullies and is clueless with girls? Lissa: No! Dope. I mean a kid trying to find out the rules of vampirism who watches a lot of vampire films and doesn’t eat people. Gary: Oh. Lissa: And you’re not friendless. Gary: I have one friend. […]

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GaryView: Sherlock Holmes – “The Last Vampyre” (starring Jeremy Brett)

Gary: That’s not how I remember the original story. Lissa: It’s nothing much like ‘The Sussex Vampire” at all, is it? Gary: Conan Doyle wouldn’t be impressed. Holmes wouldn’t be impressed. Lissa: You’re clearly not impressed. Gary: No. I’m not. Lissa: It’s a shame, because I really liked Jeremy Brett as Holmes. I watched some of those early episodes with […]

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Always delighted to see a good review!

The Literate Kitty has given The Opposite of Life a wonderful review: Werewolves in London? Try bloodsuckers Down Under.  It starts with a discussion of the four Noble Truths of Bhuddism, works through a fantastic precis of Lissa’s background and ends with “Life may be hard and cold… but it still has the ability to surprise and delight, as Lissa […]

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Gary and Lissa are talking to each other on Twitter again

LissaWilson83 @garyhooper44 If this was based on you, what would it smell like? http://www.vampirefantasies.com/ GaryHooper44 @LissaWilson83 You can be weird sometimes. Um. Maybe… craft glue? I’m making models today. And Old Spice? LissaWilson83 @GaryHooper44 Why Old Spice? That’s an aftershave isn’t it? You don’t shave do you? GaryHooper44 @LissaWilson83 No. Hair doesn’t grow now I’m undead. But I used to […]

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GaryView: The Wolf House – Roads and Crosses by Mary Borsellino

Lissa: Who’s your favourite character in this one? Gary: I don’t know, really. They’re all interesting. Lissa: That is not an acceptable answer, Gary. You’ve got to have a favourite. Gary: Why? Lissa: … I don’t know why. Gary: Well, who’s your favourite character? Lissa: As if you couldn’t guess. Gary: … Lissa: It’s Will, you dope. WILL! Gary: And […]

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