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by Onlooker
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 506600

PS:

Should I even need to add this, I'm an atheist. But I don't even like the term 'atheist' cos, well, it's like saying "I'm a non-Easter-bunnyist" or "I'm a non-Toothfairyist." God is a three-letter word, a Biblical charcter and I believe we are here for no reason and always will b...
by Onlooker
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 506600

Well, you know,

I'm Scottish, European, and thus coming from a post-religious society to a place where fun-damn-mentalist gibberjibberjabber middle ages shite is still believed has been somewhat of a culture shock. America is a young country that has not had time to grow out of its infantile afterlife-wish fantasie...
by Onlooker
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 506600

The religious 'debate'

in a nutshell: "I believe." "I don't." "I could be persuaded to believe...or not." There. Saves a lot of unnecessary words, because if there's one thing that is a waste of time it's trying to argue with a godbotherer. Might as well bang yer head into a wall until you pa...
by Onlooker
Wed May 30, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: JG Ballard.
Replies: 0
Views: 5489

JG Ballard.

Don't know if any of you like JG Ballard, one of my favorite writers, but if you do: http://www.laurahird.com/newreview/kingdomcome.html (he liked this review of his last book). http://www.laurahird.com/newreview/jgballardinterview.html http://www.laurahird.com/newreview/jgballard.html Enjoy... G.
by Onlooker
Wed May 30, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD.
Replies: 30
Views: 2020

Well I would assume you all saw this...

...but if not...

http://filmthreat.com/index.php?section ... es&Id=1949

Thanks once again to Steve Barber for passing on my info to Erik Nelson and helping make the whole thing happen.

G.
by Onlooker
Tue May 08, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD.
Replies: 30
Views: 2020

Random Film Threat Harlan Story:

In the early 90s or so, when Film Threat was a magazine, it published a scam free pass to show ushers in some multiplex or whatever if you were going to see some mainstream movie. You simply flashed this important-looking fake 'pass' at the usher and got into the movie free. Apparently Harlan did th...
by Onlooker
Tue May 08, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD.
Replies: 30
Views: 2020

Well,

I'd love to do it. Harlan is a massive inspiration to me, and a big influence on a novel which I have a publisher interested in that I am just in the process of finishing. So we'll see.

G.
by Onlooker
Mon May 07, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD.
Replies: 30
Views: 2020

Addendum(b):

The above should read:

www.filmthreat.com

Shrug.

G.
by Onlooker
Mon May 07, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD.
Replies: 30
Views: 2020

Threat Treat.

I write for http://www.filmthreat.com, a critically feted indie movie website that I know Harlan used to read in magazine form because he would contact my friends at the mag and berate them about some grammatical error or other upon occasion. So here's the thing. I would LOVE to write a piece on Dre...
by Onlooker
Wed May 02, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD.
Replies: 30
Views: 2020

Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD.

Does anybody have any idea when this will come out, or if the flick will hit cinemas on nationwide release?

Thanks in advance.

G.
by Onlooker
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Absent Fathers & Writers
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Also...

David Loftus mentioned checking Harlan's essay about his father, which is collected in The Essential Ellison, for the quote. I know the essay and would look, but I moved to Chicago from Scotland in 2005 and all my books are still there, unfortunately, including my Ellison ones.

G.
by Onlooker
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Absent Fathers & Writers
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

I remember

Tired Old Man, which harlan said he wrote after meeting some famous-but-old writer at a party and nobody seemed to notice him. But I'm CERTAIN that the quote is used elsewhere, with what I said about it, because I read it many times. I always figured he was saying that because writers didn't have a ...
by Onlooker
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Absent Fathers & Writers
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Thanks

once again for your replies. I have a feeling that the quote is in The Essential Ellison somewhere though, as I said before, I may well be wrong. That and Deathbird Stories are the two books of Harlan's I've read most often, so it's most likely to come out of those two, and I know it's not the latte...
by Onlooker
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Absent Fathers & Writers
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Thnk you for your replies.

Pity about the Ticktockman film. Could have been interesting. I have seen that 'human heart in conflict with itself' quote used by Harlan many times. But the other quote which, as I have said, may not even have been by Faulkner, was used by him, and then he said "Of course! It was like a bomb h...
by Onlooker
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Absent Fathers & Writers
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Absent Fathers & Writers

I recall Harlan quoting (I think, though I may well be wrong) William Faulkner in saying that, whatever a writer is writing about, if he is a man he is looking for his father. I can't recall what book it was in because I have been reading Ellison for 20-odd years and have read a lot of his stuff. Bu...

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