blatant dandyism

Jul 22

on autobiography

I was reading about Karl Ove Knausgard last night [I emphasise reading about, not actually reading his books], and it reminds me how strange I always find that sort of writing, the deeply and intensely personal reflection on the life you actually lived or are continuing to live. And it’d be one thing if it were a couple hundred or even a handful of hundreds, but to go on and on about your life…

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Jul 19
Found a weird beer and Civilization V with Chelsea.

Found a weird beer and Civilization V with Chelsea.



There is much blood on the hands of Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Obama and Hamas.—
Cornel West (@CornelWest) July 19, 2014

We all are complacent with this bloodshed if we do not raise our voices to condemn all crimes and all forms of terrorism.—
Cornel West (@CornelWest) July 19, 2014

Let us not be deceived – the Israeli massacre of innocent Palestinians, especially the precious children,…

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Jul 18


I asked the internet and now I have awesome soup! Thanks, Alecia!

I asked the internet and now I have awesome soup! Thanks, Alecia!

amazon or big publishing?

amazon or big publishing?

Starting this with a video so you at least have some entertainment before I talk about something most of you don’t care about. Or at least you don’t care what I think about this, and I probably have unpopular views about this. So, yeah, here’s some strange popculture phenomenon.

This debate keeps coming up and I mostly think it’s…

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Jul 17

DOCTOR, LAWYER, INDIAN CHIEF (a film by Pablo D’Stair) from Pablo D’Stair on Vimeo.

(60 mins, Black & White)

The lives of seven people are upended by coincidence, deceit, and paranoid assumption in this claustrophobic noir from writer/director Pablo D’Stair.

Featuring music by Bellflur and The Sad Little Stars.

For further information, visit the film’s site at:

A PUBLIC RANSOM: a film by Pablo D’Stair from Pablo D’Stair on Vimeo.

(100 mins, black and white)

Steven (Carlyle Edwards) is a self-serving, amoral author of very mediocre talent. When he stumbles across a crayon-scribbled “missing child” poster with a scrawled telephone number and the words “HLEPP ME?” written on it, he figures it to be harmless–and deciding to base a story around it, he calls the number. This leads to an encounter with Bryant (Goodloe Byron) who flatly claims to have actually kidnapped a girl, stating she will be released only if Steven pays a mere $2000 ransom within two weeks. Steven initially dismisses Bryant as a morbid prankster—until Bryant begins a relationship with his only friend, Rene (Helen Bonaparte) and starts popping up in his life in apparently coincidental, yet increasingly invasive and unsettling ways.

Visually inspired by the early films of Bresson, Fassbinder, and Jarmusch, A PUBLIC RANSOM is a slow burn character-study cum psychological-thriller in the spirit of the works of Patricia Highsmith.

(Featuring the music of The Detroit Cobras, Bellflur, Hundred-Hundred, and Goodloe Byron)

Jul 15
Books from today’s giveaway going in the mail. #noiralovestory

Books from today’s giveaway going in the mail. #noiralovestory

some things go noirish in the daylight

some things go noirish in the daylight

Every day this week I’ll be running a little giveaway at 1pm CST. I’m giving away Ash CinemaTwilight of the Wolves, and Noir: A Love Story.

Today I asked people to give me a reason why they needed to have my books, and I gave the winner all three.

So check in to my facebook page at 1pm every day to see what’s happening.

Noir: A Love Storycomes out in just ten days and I’ll try to make…

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Jul 11

Premier Automne from Carlos De Carvalho on Vimeo.

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. So when Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline, curiosity is overwhelming. Their encounter soon becomes more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Credits ——————————————————————————-

Direction :
Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset

Technical direction :
Pierric Danjou
Guillaume Polveche
Thomas Renault

Modeling :
Jeremy Theng

Nicolas Guazzagaloppa

Animation :
Thomas Lecourt
Frédéric Trouillot
Raphaël Cenzi
Aurélien Peis
Guillaume Poitel
Loïc Curien
Elodie Dos Santos
Pierre Tarsiguel
Julien Tisseau

Music :
Frédéric Boulard

Sound engineer :
Christian Cartier

Foley artist:
Xavier Drouault

Production :
Je Regarde, Melting Prod, InEfecto - 2013

Making Of :

ROSA from Jesús Orellana on Vimeo.

ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.
The short-film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana with no budget during a single year. Since it’s world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, ROSA has been an official selection at film festivals around the world such as Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, Anima Mundi or Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival. In October ROSA was screened at the opening night of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world’s best festival specialized in genre films. Following the succesful festival run, the short film has attracted the attention of the major talent-agencies and Hollywood producers. Currently ROSA is in development to be a live-action motion picture.

For more information regarding ROSA, please visit

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Sometimes the Stars from The Audreys on Vimeo.

"Sometimes the Stars" is a gorgeous new song from Adelaide, Australia band The Audreys, taken from their 2010 album of the same name. The accompanying short animated film, produced by Luke Jurevicius and directed by Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment, is about a lost girl’s journey through a surreal landscape, and her yearning to make a connection in this distant yet strangely familiar world.

Produced by Luke Jurevicius

Directed by Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment

Production Designers: Luke Jurevicius, Shane Devries, Jason Pamment, Ari Gibson

Story by Luke Jurevicius, Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment

2D Animation: Ari Gibson

Background Art: Jason Pamment

Compositing: Ryan Kirby & Jason Pamment

Colouring: Jarrod Prince & Joshua Bowman

Executive Producers: Stu McCullough, Taasha Coates, Tristan Goodall

Special Thanks: Sarah Macdonald, Makoto Koji, Jeremy Hill-Brooks

Jul 10
Chelsea’s new look!

Chelsea’s new look!

on blurbury

Been way too long since I posted something. About a month, actually. Been insanely busy though.

I just wanted to talk briefly about blurbs. Most probably don’t know what that is, but writers are crazy about that word. It’s such a big part of their world that it’s almost absurd. Here’s how it goes for me.

For Ash Cinema,I didn’t even try to get a blurb. Didn’t even look for one. I like that novel…

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