It looks like the editing process is proving long and arduous for Cameron Cloutier as he ploughs through raw footage to create his long-awaited Twin Peaks fan film, Queen of Hearts. Having spent years examining and re-examining the 300 pages of my novel, I can appreciate the joy and pain of working on a labour […]Read more "Queen of Hearts Update – November 2020"
Hi everyone, I’ve been playing with Photoshop trying to get a headstart on the front cover design for The Ardenna Crossing. I downloaded some new fonts to try out for the lettering and I thought I’d share some of the ideas. Any feedback is appreciated. Not long now, people! Cheers, Richard 1 2Read more "Ardenna Crossing Update – Cover Design Ideas"
Contains mild peril! This is the closest I’ve come to a horror film so far this October. It’s one of those films that I grew up with and haven’t seen for a long while. It cropped up on TCM a while ago and it’s been sitting in my Recordings for a good couple of months. […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Murder, She Said (1961)"
I learned something new during Black History Month. I came across a podcast on YouTube about ancient civilisations. One of the episodes was about the empire of Songhai. I had never heard of this before and was intrigued to find out about it. Two and a half hours later, I had learned all about the […]Read more "The Golden Caravan – a poem"
Hi everyone, I wrote my first ever song. Just the lyrics as I don’t play an instrument and can’t read or write music. This idea just kind of came to me during a visit to Hobbledown with the kids and I finished it in an evening. I’m not that happy with the bridge and […]Read more "Kaleidoscope- a song"
Hi everyone, It’s nearly four years now since I finished the first draft of The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds. Back then, it was just called The Crossing. I’ve tinkered with it and changed it; checked and double checked and now I’m all out of excuses. It’s time I shared it with all of you. […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Coming this December!"
After a conversation in the playground the other day, I decided it was time to scratch the itch that is Choccy Chicken. Years have passed and I’ve never quite got this idea out of my system. Now seemed like as good a time as any. This all starts when I was at Middle School. Apart […]Read more "Choccy Chicken – so sorry!"
I was on the playground on duty today. I was hungry and started daydreaming about sandwiches. This poem is a bit of fun which came out of that. Sweet chilli sauce, And pickled gherkins for the zing, Never cut the crusts off, Don’t do such a wasteful thing, With spicy cheese and egg mayonnaise, In […]Read more "Sandwiches – an acrostic"
Hi everyone, I wrote something for 25YL which you can find here. https://25yearslatersite.com/2020/09/14/alien-isolation-the-best-entry-in-the-franchise-since-aliens/ It’s a little piece about how much I love Alien: Isolation. Hope you enjoy it. RichardRead more "Alien: Isolation article published"
Hi everyone, I thought I’d let the dust settle before I wrote anything about this. The Facebook groups have been alive with discussion since it was released. I saw the premiere on Twitter on my phone (again, don’t tell David Lynch, he wouldn’t approve!) I don’t remember how many posts I’ve written about this film […]Read more "Casting Dune – Trailer Analysis"