Once Upon A Time, Episode 1: Pilot


A few years ago a comic premiered, this was not unusual, but the subject matter was a little off…

The main characters were the Big Bad Wolf and Snow White, took place in a small town run by Old King Cole and Little Boy Blue. Prince Charming was a lecherous cad who married Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio is a pissed off eternal child.

Oh, and Geppetto is the original Big Bad!

This comic was Fables, and it is amazing. Fifteen collected volumes have been published, with more to come as the series is still on going. It has inspired a prequel, two spin-offs and a Novel. Fables has won fourteen Eisner Awards and is pretty much the definitive Modernization of Classic Fairy Tales, Legends, Fables and Tall Tales.

The Point…

This is what Once Upon A Timehas to contend with when I watch the series progress.

“We kept circling back to the idea of fairytales. The very first stories that you hear when you’re a kid. They’re full of magic and heroics and fear and joy. But we also found fairytales are full of all these unanswered questions. Like why is Grumpy grumpy? Why is Geppetto so lonely that he’d actually carve a little boy out of wood? And did the Evil Queen really try to kill Snow White simply because of vanity? With Once Upon A Time, we set out to explore those questions and not re-tell these stories but attempt to dig beneath what we all know and try to discover something new.” – Adam Horowitz, Co-Creator/Executive Producer

That is not to say that I’m not going to give OUAT a fair shake. It already has quite a bit going for and against it. Continue reading Once Upon A Time, Episode 1: Pilot

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Halloween / Wizard World Austin Costume – Part 2 Design

This year for Halloween I’m going to try to make my costume. I have a pretty good idea for what I want to do.

In this installment of “boy&horse has a crazy plan that may never get very far, but what the hell, let’s try it anyway,” we are going to look at the actual design I have come up with for the costume…

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Sapphire and Steel – Assignment 2: The Railway Station

Hey! Do you want to see something scary?

You do!? Well from October 24th through October 31st I will be streaming Sapphire and Steel Assignment 2: The Railway Station on my streaming channel:

http://www.justin.tv/boyandhorse

Each episode of The Railway Station will be shown on consecutive nights starting at 9pm central on Monday, October 24th, 2011.

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Nine on the Ninth – Nine(ish) Best Halloween Movies to Watch in October

Halloween is a very special time of year for kids. It’s the one time a year that kids can dress up and go ask strangers for candy…

…wait, what?

That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of, taking candy from strangers… it’s a far better idea to stay home and watch scary movie while carving jack-o-lanterns. Presented for your perusal…

Nine(ish) Best Halloween Movies to Watch in October

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What song(s) make(s) you smile? Part 2: H – N

Music is supposed to have an impact and depending on the mood I’m in different songs affect me differently so there really isn’t one song…

…also this is an alphabetical list from my iTunes library so there are more songs that I have probably missed, I will amend as I can…

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Halloween / Wizard World Austin Costume

This year for Halloween I’m going to try to make my costume. I have a pretty good idea for what I want to do.

I am a huge fan of WWI uniforms and of Larfleeze, Agent Orange in the DC Universe. Normally, these are not similar ideas to bring together for a costume…

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