GaryView: Pride and Prejudice (1995 BBC TV series)

Gary: So. That’s… good television, is it? Lissa: Many consider it so. Gary: But it’s just all weird dresses and weirder hats, and everyone finding fancy ways of being obnoxious or stupid. Lissa: Truly, is that all you garnered from it? Gary: Why are you talking funny? Lissa: There is nothing peculiar in my… oh god. Bugger. Sorry. I reread […]

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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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2 announcements!

The first is that I am holding a new competition on my Facebook page! In honour of the current Federal election in Australia, I want people to post pictures of politicans who have been turned into vampires! Here is a vamped up pic of Liberal leader, Tony Abbott, made using the Vampire Transformer iPhone app. You can also just draw […]

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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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