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Time to Play: A Review

This review is part of my judging effort for SPSFC2. For a little intro to the whole thing and an explanation of my judging style, see this practice review. Next up on Team Space Leftovers’ SPSFC2 slate is Time to … Continue reading

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X-Men Apocalypse: A Review

Day 48. 161 pages, 58,131 words. I’d been waiting for a while to see this movie, having missed it at the cinemas due to lack of time and (it has to be said) interest. When a domestic-violence-related social justice outburst[1] … Continue reading

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Interlude: Mad Max: Doomsday

I sat down with Mrs. Hatboy to watch this profoundly silly movie on Thursday night. In the process, we enjoyed one of our first genuine “turning into my parents” moments, as Mrs. Hatboy was sure she’d seen the movie (is … Continue reading

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Murder most foul, Part 16

After all the talk, it was time for a Plan. This, unfortunately, meant more talk. On the other hand, the kitchen was still open so it also meant another round of hot wings. Ian continued to munch his corn chips … Continue reading

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Murder most foul, Part 14

“Imagine the world, the universe, is a tiny little air-bubble rising up through a body of water – a lake. When it reaches the surface, it pops and the world ends. “But the lake is slo-time, surrounding the universe. You … Continue reading

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Murder most foul, Part 13

Ian the Reindeer somehow managed to look perfectly at home in a tacky Mexican restaurant, even though nothing about either Ian or the restaurant intersected thematically at any point. There was just something about the awful existential weariness of him, … Continue reading

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Murder most foul, Part 12

“It’s the nickname they gave me,” Carl explained, “my friends call me Lenny so when I told them that … it just happened. They were so pleased with themselves, I didn’t have the heart to tell them it was the … Continue reading

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The Tenth Reindeer

Everybody knows Rudolph, with his amazing fog-piercing nose. The other reindeer, shallow and vindictive as they were, also earned their places in the stories by redeeming themselves, admitting their mistakes and accepting Rudolph into their midst. Dancer, Vixen and Prancer, … Continue reading

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