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If I Am Your Mirror…

(Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”)

A 20-minute animated horror short, written and directed by Garrett DeHart, set in the Civil War Era.

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Thanks to my sweetie Eva for this horror short.

WARNING: If you watch it, don’t be surprised if you find it frightening or disturbing. Enjoy! 🙂

The Year of Halloween

Darlings, tonight’s feature is a brief little film about two girls whose mamá has come to collect them. Creators Andres and Barbra Muschietti pack some eye-widening imagery into just three minutes, which is probably why this short was picked up for feature-length production by none other than Guillermo del Toro.  Enjoy!

If you liked tonight’s short, do watch the trailer for the feature-length production here. Set to release this January and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Game of Thrones fame, this is definitely one I have on my watch list for next year.

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This is my 200th post on this blog site!

It is a happy coincidence that my last post is presently being featured in WordPress’s Freshly Pressed section. [1]

Thanks, WordPress, for the boost and vote of confidence. Youse guys are the most bestest ever.

Thanks to the many arts, cuisine, culture, entertainment, news and especially science sites out there in what we once called the information superhighway. [2]

(Kosher Samurai)

Special thanks to the geeks and nerdlings over at ScienceDaily.com and Scoop.it Science News. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I am constantly flattering all y’all! [3]

Extra special thanks to the lovely, talented and all-round magnificent Chris Conrad who provoked me into publishing my works and words online after me noodging her for years to get her own writing published in what we once called ‘magazines.’ [4]

(Vampyre Fangs)

Thanks most of all to the many people who have been kind and curious enough to stop in for a look at Kosher Samurai and my sister blog, Vampyre Fangs, as well as my ongoing Twitter experiment, the zombie apocalypse journal fiction work The Great Dead North. Your readership, comments and continuing support are very much appreciated.

(The Great Dead North)

For those new to my writing… I publish posts in both Kosher Samurai and Vampyre Fangs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. [5] I tweet on The Great Dead North daily. [6]

Please come back often. If you like what you see, please tell your friends.

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The best of 378,679 bloggers, 810,546 new posts, 1,033,890 comments, & 209,529,601 words posted today on WordPress.com.

[2] Ask your parents.

[3] As I learned in law school, stealing from one person is plagiarism. Stealing from a dozen is ‘research!’

[4] See [2] above.

[5] Excluding national holidays and Jewish holidays.

[6] Excluding Jewish Sabbath (Friday evening until Saturday night after dark) and Jewish holidays.

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There is something about high-speed photography that always gets to me.

You don’t really learn all that much from watching this film clip… but it sure is interesting and, more importantly, fun!

I don’t know about you but I think this is SO cool!

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I’ve not yet had the opportunity to see Ken Burns’ masterful work, The Civil War.

But I did see this one clip. [1]

A week before the Battle of Bull Run, Sullivan Ballou, a Major in the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers, wrote home to his wife, Sarah, in Smithfield. The letter was written from Washington, D.C. July 14, 1861, on the eve of his unit moving out to war.

He wrote the letter in anticipation of his death.

It is, to me, the most moving love letter I’ve ever read. By the end, I was reduced to tears.

(Bull Run, Virginia – View of the battlefield)

Sullivan Ballou was killed a week later at the First Battle of Bull Run.

In this 150th anniversary of those horrible, bloody years of the American Civil War, please take a few minutes and listen to Sullivan Ballou’s heart-felt sentiments.

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[1] The music in the background is entitled Ashoken Farewell.

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Today is Star Wars Day, for obvious reasons. [1]

Here are a couple of Star Wars related photos that have tickled me over the past year or so.

For me, Imperial Stormtroopers are a constant source of fun!

I love nerd humour!

Yoda is also good for a few laughs.

We’ve all seen Star Wars tshirts. Now… Star Wars swimwear by Black Milk Clothing!

So, my little geeks and nerdlings, remember…

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[1] For starters, George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944.
Another point of interest is that all 6 Star Wars films were released in May.
Episode II – Attack of the Clones was released on May 16, 2002.
Episodes I & III – The Phantom Menace & Revenge of the Sith were released on May 19, 1999 and 2005.
Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21, 1980.
Episode IV & VI – A New Hope and Return of the Jedi were released on May 25, 1977 and 1983.
Today and every May 4th has been considered an unofficially holiday by all Star Wars fans.
The play on words of ‘May The Force (Fourth) Be With You’ is perfect for the month of May.

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On the eve of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You), fun by Geektroverted!

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