‘Blade Runner’ Sequel: Harrison Ford Confirmed; Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct

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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel: Harrison Ford Confirmed; Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct

Originally posted on Deadline:

Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct the sequel to Blade Runner, with Harrison Ford previously asked but now confirmed to be reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Ridley Scott, who directed the iconic 1982 sci-fi pic for Warner Bros, is aboard to executive produce for Alcon Entertainment.

The film is scheduled to start principal photography in summer 2016. Hampton Fancher — who co-wrote the original with David Peoples — and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 film, which was based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Image (1) DenisVilleneuve__130904173353.jpg for post 577915Alcon acquired most franchise rights to Blade Runner in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels. Scott said in an MTV News interview over the winter that Ford was keen on the script…

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Book Spotlight: Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric

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Book Spotlight: Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric

Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:

Poetry Book Dreams On My Pillow Reading Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric on my Tablet. Photo: Poetic Parfait.

Hello everyone, hope you are having a great day! Today I am spotlighting the book Dreams On My Pillow by Irina Dimitric. It is a book of poetry that is certainly worthy of the mention here.

In Dreams On My Pillow, writer Irina Dimitric shares a collection of 39 poems that evoke many emotions. Some make me laugh (yes, I have reread them more than once), others speak of love, and there are beautiful poems about nature too.

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To Writers Who Struggle with Self-Compassion #1000Speak

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To Writers Who Struggle with Self-Compassion #1000Speak

Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:

1000 voices speak up for compassion The #1000Speak for Compassion movement is here, February 20, 2015.

I am proud to take part in the #1000Speakmovement for compassion and here is my contribution with this post. I thought about what to write and then got hard on myself, judging whether the concept I came up with would ultimately meet readers’ expectations. Then I thought of this Faulkner quote:

The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with. ~William Faulkner

Okay, well, now that’s a little depressing, isn’t it? I mean, if we can never make the idea as perfect in written form as it is in our minds then why bother? Aha, but isn’t is so worth trying to get out to the reader those amazing ideas, to try, to ponder them, to meld them into words? Isn’t that a wonderful challenge to take on?

I think so. If I didn’t…

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Facebook’s Mobile Apps Now Let You Plaster Stickers All Over Your Photos

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Facebook’s Mobile Apps Now Let You Plaster Stickers All Over Your Photos

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Facebook has raised its sticker game with an update to its iOS and Android apps that allows users to decorate new photos with stickers and post them to the social network, as Engadget noted.

The world’s largest social network lets you use stickers with friends on its Messenger app, as comments on Facebook status updates and on photos in Messenger — via its standalone ‘Stickered’ apps — but this latest move threatens to unleash a full-scale stickerpocalypse within your Timeline.

Beyond testing this feature because it is new, it could be that many Facebook users simply aren’t interesting in sticker-fied photos in the long run. The sticker phenomenon started in Asia, with Line and apps like WeChat and Kakao Talk, and Facebook’s continued adoption of stickers is a validation. In the case of Line, which pioneered the genre, stickers are just one part of its ‘soul’ and — as Fast Company recently pointed out — “mimicking another app’s features may…

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Ode to YouTube From a Writer

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Ode to YouTube From a Writer

Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:

Ode to YouTube happy birthday Time for cake! Happy birthday YouTube, a writer’s inspiration. Photo via Pixabay

Happy birthday to YouTube. Did you know it had a birthday on February 15? Yes, ten years old. I am writing the global video-superstar a note to say thanks for helping me along my writing journey.

Yes, YouTube is a friend of mine. We’ve grown close over these last few years. I know YouTube is always just a click away for me, and it rarely steps out of line. There was that time that it got confused between the mobile site and the desktop link, which really was a sad few days for me… but we’ve since made up and it is all smooth sailing since then. Our mutual friend Tobias was able to fix the technological hiccup that was welling up in our throats.

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Short Story: Red Door and More

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Short Story: Red Door and More

Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:

Red, door, and more Red of the door that appears. Photo via Pixabay.

Creativity for the day. It has been a while since I shared some of my fiction here. This is my newest short story. It is called Red Door and More.

Red Door and More


Was that door new?

It hadn’t been there yesterday, this morning, two minutes ago, had it? He’d been out of bed at 5:42am and had only consumed half a mug of coffee but still, there was tired, and then there was woah-my-head-is-making-crap-up stage.

Well, it looks like the latter stage was the one to play with today, thought Brian. Only he wasn’t sure if he would suit the character of the situation well enough as he was hadn’t shaved… yet. As he itched his chin, he considered how many times he’d said that to himself this week. He even pondered whether he’d said it out loud. Not that…

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