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Painter Vaughn Belak Reddit AMA by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Painter Vaughn Belak Reddit AMA

Blue Blood is going to be publishing a book Dodging Knives and Throwing Bullets: The Dark Art and Inspiration of Vaughn Belak. Vaughn is a super interesting guy and, at 2pm Eastern/10am Pacific tomorrow, he is going to be doing one of those Reddit IAmA ask me anything conversations. If you...( Read more )

BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon by Amelia G on Blue Blood

BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon

The BLT silver anniversary zine book is now available via Amazon! For Prime members, that means you can receive free two day shipping for this omnibus edition of every issue ever published of my punk humor zine Black Leather Times.


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BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon by Amelia G on Blue Blood

BLT Zine Book Available on Amazon

The BLT silver anniversary zine book is now available via Amazon! For Prime members, that means you can receive free two day shipping for this omnibus edition of every issue ever published of my punk humor zine Black Leather Times.


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California Deathrock: Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G by Amelia G on Blue Blood

California Deathrock: Subculture Portraits by Forrest Black and Amelia G

You all probably recall that Forrest Black and I have been working on a photography art book of our portraits of the California Deathrock scene of the last 15+ years. I just wanted to let you all know that the book is about to come out! We shot the gorgeous and very unique Malice McMunn for the...( Read more )

Would you give in to alien junkie demands? – Torchwood Children of Earth

Would you give in to alien junkie demands? – Torchwood Children of Earth



by Amelia G : July 25th, 2009

torchwood children of earth ianto jones jack harkness gwen cooperThis week BBC America ran the Torchwood miniseries Children of Earth one episode a night all week building to tonight’s epic finale. Sunday, they will run the whole Torchwood Children of Earth series with all five episodes back to back, so there is still time to catch it. Purely from an entertainment perspective, I recommend watching the first four episodes and skipping the fifth. Children of Earth has Torchwood’s usual style and panache and dark-edged fun. Captain Jack Harkness, played by the pretty John Barrowman, even has a couple of nude scenes which BBC half-heartedly fuzzed out for the American audience. One can always hope they will be censor fuzz-free on the Torchwood Children of Earth DVD release. The DVD comes out next week and it is pre-ordering at a #8 ranking for all DVDs on Amazon.

Torchwood is reportedly BBC America’s biggest hit ever. As usual, Torchwood has accompanying behind-the-scenes DVD extras segments with Children of Earth. The interviews in this one with show creator (and primary writer) Russell T. Davies are interesting and insightful. The BTS here is more about how the writer and actors feel about the subject matter, and less focused on the special effects the way earlier seasons of the show were.

My favorite aspect of Torchwood has always been that it is science fiction aimed at an adult audience and makes no pretense of . . .

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