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Give'r Winter Competition

Usual rules, enter using this link, and I get a handful of extra entries.

All sorts of neat stuff, including goodies from BioLite and Peak Design.

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SFF Music Video of the Week #28

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Let us turn to the more mainstream world of pop, and a bit of comedy.

Dark Horse, by Katy Perry (modulo various claims by christian rap/hiphop artists) is not what I would call musically exciting. It is, however, extremely saleable, helped in no small part by this wonderfully comedic/horror video.

Let's face it - if you took what our sorcerer queen does at face value it would be dark, dark horror. Imagine it re-worked by Hammer Films, for example. But the bright lights, the goofy outcomes, and the over-the-top sets and costumes manage to overcome the core of horror, and create something that is undeniably hilarious.

So, without any further discussion, here's the video.


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SFF Music Video of the Week #27

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It is Valentine's Day, so I'm going for a little romance, and what could be better than a pastiche of Le Voyage dans la Lune? A romance of science and the heart, we follow the charming couple who are our protagonists through their magical journey to the moon and back.

Smashing Pumpkins did not originally intend this to be the style of video for this song, and had tremendous problems with costuming, as Titanic was being filmed at the same time. Despite this, they were able to shoot a Georges Méliès themed video, with back-drops and puppet work, in just three days.

So darken the room, cuddle up, and enjoy "Tonight, Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins.

Hecate - Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company - Review

TL;DNR: An astounding production that should not be missed.

Macbeth is arguably Shakespeare's most recognisable play. A story of betrayal, murder, and revenge, it is a powerful icon of English culture.

But is that the only way of seeing it?

Eight years ago, director Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn] and Kyle J Morrison had the idea of performing Macbeth in Noongar. Along the way they discovered parts of the play that resonated in unexpected ways, and resonance grew into the play that we saw last night.

Drawing on Noongar traditions as well as translating the play the director has transformed it from a tale of destruction to one of renewal. Of course, to renew, there has to be destruction, but that is no longer the point of the story. Macbeth becomes not a villain (although he is still villainous), but a tool. Just as the Noongar people use fire to renew the land, Macbeth becomes that fire, and is consumed by it. But the destruction of Macbeth is not the end of the story - there …

SFF Music Video of the Week #26

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Let's revisit the work of Seasons (previously)

This time around we have a nightmare inspired drama of cloth-puppet-faced pursuers and an arbitrarily changing world.

This video raises questions for me - especially the last 20-30 seconds - about who, and what, is really the monster. Questions I do not have a satisfactory answer for.

Anyone have opinions?