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Another Episode 1

“Rough Sketch” The view from Igirisu: Twenty-six years ago a student of Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 died tragically. The other children in the class didn’t cope well with their loss and carried on as if it had never … Continue reading

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Moons of Madness

BREAKING NEWS!  HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!  READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, friends of the Junkyard.  I’m taking a temporary break from The Sarah Jane Adventures to bring a Halloween treat. As October trundled onward, things were looking iffy for a new subject for my … Continue reading

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When They Cry

Most anime has its origins in a manga or light novel series, but a not-insignificant number of them start life as a computer game. These can often be the more unusual ones in narrative terms. After all, by its very … Continue reading

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Another

In 1972 a popular student at Yomiyama North middle school died. His classmates took it badly, remaining so much in denial about what had happened that they pretended he was still alive, even bringing his desk to their graduation. When … Continue reading

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What is Who? Fear

The Forest of Fear, A Land of Fear, The Web of Fear, The Hand of Fear, Fear Her.  Doctor Who always has plenty of fear to go around.  But what causes it?  What is the point of fear? According to … Continue reading

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Shaun of the Dead

When Shaun of the Dead was released in Spain the title was changed to Zombies Party, with the tagline “A night… of death”.  That rather misses the point, doesn’t it, and not just because the film takes place mostly in … Continue reading

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Horrifying Hats in Doctor Who

Next week is Halloween, so it’s time for things to get scary in the Junkyard!  So what is the most creepy and troubling thing about Doctor Who?  The horrifying choices of hats people wear, of course.  The Doctor himself loves … Continue reading

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