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March 12th, 2012

Mind Sieve 3/12/12






Safe Exclusive 60 sec Trailer from Total Film. A heavy dose of action. Dang! 



This one looks like it will be a ton of fun! The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore trailer.



Prometheus - Ted 2023 Video - fascinating! Tie's it to the Alien universe. With more info at EW.com



New trailer for the Avengers Assemble movie. SWEET!



First look at Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger from Total Films. An EMO Lone Ranger? Hee!



Museum Mondays from This Write Life - Hermitage Museum and Raphael. Some lovely stuff! 



Beautiful Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse of The Biggest Carnival in the World from Peta Pixel. The video is awesome. Made even more so by the way everything looks like it's out of a Godzilla movie! Kept expecting him to show up. Then it was made even better when Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers show up! lol. Beautiful video!



Movie preview for Touchback with Kurt Russell. When it started I wasn't sure it was my cup of tea, but I think I'm hooked now. :)



Always Call Nathan Fillion When Voice Actors Break Down from io9. This is hilarious! 



Medieval Monday - The Mancatcher from AJ Walker. Have always thought them a nasty but useful bit of  people management tool. :P



Designing From Bones - Elements of Culture from Gene Lempp. Let's talk Cyprus!




Book Trailer for Naomi Novik's Crucible of Gold. Can't say you really learn squat about the book, but it's darn pretty! lol




All Alone In The Night - Time-lapse Footage of the Earth as seen from ISS. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the lighting in the clouds and seeing the edge of our atmosphere. The northern lights are amazing!








Pinterest - 13 Things Writers Should Know by Rachelle Gardner. Hah! Already have mine. Actually did something about it last week. :P You can find me here. Had some glitches and issues with duplicates, but have some boards up. Heh heh.


Authors, Here's A Superfab Fun Way To Connect with Readers - Pinterest post from DD Scott. Uhm no, I don't get the feeling she's excited about Pinterest at all! :P


6 Reason Authors Should Love (Facebook) Timeline from the Girls With Pens Blog.


How To Pin A Quote On Pinterest from Galleycat. Okay, this could be way nifty!








Understanding The Show Don't Tell Rule from Aliventures. Great post with awesome examples!


Love Writing? Love The Tools Of The Language from Roz Morris. Tell it, sister!


25 Things You Should Know About Word Choice from Chuck (NSFW) Wendig. 



I think that will do it for this week. Enjoy!

Gloria Oliver
Unveiling the Fantastic



(2015) Fantasy

The King is Dead! Long Live the Undead King!

"What are you implying?"

The magister glided forward and scrunched down beside him.

"That in order to bathe, you must first actually get into the bath."


(2014) Urban Fantasy

It took everything from her, except revenge!

The muscles in my right arm jerked from tension as I tried to make it move and it resisted. A shrill scream inside my head insisted I didn't want to do this. That if I did, there'd be no way to take it back. "I...I'm afraid."


(2011) Young Adult – Fantasy

Which is worse…the monster without or within?


Home—family—the two things he would never have, the two things forever denied him…because of her.

Anger welled inside him, the heat of it suffusing him to the core, gurgling with seething emotions the total opposite of the coolness splashing down from the fountain nearby. Before he realized what he was doing, Jarrin stepped inside the gazebo.

(2007) Young Adult – Fantasy
“Harry Potter meets Dragon Riders of Pern”


“Do you need any help?” she asked. “Just tell me what you want me to do. If you prefer, I’m sure I can round up at least a few people to come over and give you a hand.”

Kel slowly shook his head. “It’s all right. Thanks anyway.” His voice lowered to where she almost couldn’t hear it. “This is all part of my punishment.’

She frowned, not understanding what he meant. “Punishment?”

Kel cocked his head in Clarence’s direction. In a flash, she understood. None of this was an accident. Clarence had landed there deliberately, hoping to make Kel pay for all he went through in the past month. She shook her head, not wanting to believe this, but what the dragon said next took any doubts right out of her head.

(2008) Young Adult – Fantasy
“To save the world she must DIE! Or must she?”


Panic and fear filled with utter helplessness made her dizzy. She knew what would be done with her, she knew what they planned. But there was nothing she could do to stop any of it.

Sharp gasps echoed in her ears as she felt the room’s cold air caress the Eye.

“You were right. She is the one.”

(2002) Adult/YA – Japanese Fantasy Adventure
“The Last Samurai meets Pirates of the Caribbean”


Laying the blade on the floor before him, Toshi parted his kimono until his stomach lay exposed. He tucked his sleeves beneath his legs to hold him upright if he should falter. Ignoring Asano, he took up the blade. His shoulder flared with pain and he tried not to flinch, as he grabbed the blade with both hands. He turned the wakizashi until its sharp point was aimed at his belly, the residence of his soul.

(2004) Adult/YA – Fantasy Mystery
“He tried to forget his past, but his past wouldn’t forget him”


Torren took a step back a sudden shudder racking through him. It was as if he’d never left, as if the boy he’d been would be coming back-though the one who’d loved this room and all these things was long, long dead. That boy died when he’d watched his father’s blood pour forth from his mouth, the end of a sword protruding from his abdomen. That boy died when he survived while everyone else lay dead.

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