Fire On The Velvet Horizon
Paperback, 122 Pages
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NOW UPDATED WITH BLACKER BLACK , CLEARER TEXT , CRISPER COLOURS AND BETTER MARGINS 'Superpositioning with strange panache, Velvet Horizon is an (outstanding) indie role-playing-game supplement, and an (outstanding) example of experimental quasi-/meta-/sur-/kata-fiction. Also a work of art. Easily one of my standout books of 2015.’ - China Miéville A book of monsters written by Patrick Stuart and based off drawings previously provided by Scrap Princess. The book is hand assembled and that is probably a nightmare if you like clean graphic layout and white spaces, oh and the font size might provide difficulties for readers who have trouble with that kind of thing so click on preview to see if it is a good thing for you. There is about 100 monsters all co-sharing an implied setting , but each can easily used apart from it. It can be enjoyed as some weird piece of experimental fiction as well being used to give you bizarre newness for your world creation
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Jan 13, 2017The video's main theme is a romantic fantasy narrative It begins with a montage of pencil drawings in a comic-book style representing motorcycle sidecar racing, in which the hero, played by Morten Harket, is pursued by two opponents, one of whom is played by English actor Philip Jackson. It then cuts to a scene in a cafe, in which a young woman, played by Bunty Bailey (Harket's girlfriend at the time), is seen drinking coffee and reading the comic book in a coffee shop. As the girl reads, the waitress brings her the bill. The comic's hero, after winning the race, seemingly winks at the girl from the page. His pencil-drawn hand reaches out of the comic book, inviting the girl into it. Once inside, she too appears in the pencil-drawn form, as he sings to her and introduces her to his black-and-white world which features a sort of looking-glass portal where people and objects look real on one side and pencil-drawn on the other. Meanwhile, back in the restaurant, the waitress returns to... More > find that the girl is not there. Believing that the girl has left without paying the bill, she angrily crumples and throws the girl's comic book into a bin. This makes Harket's two opposing racers reappear, armed with a large pipe wrench and apparently aggressive. The racers smash the looking glass with the pipe wrench, evidently trapping the girl in the comic book. Harket punches one of the thugs and retreats with the girl into a maze of paper. Arriving at a dead end, he tears a hole in the paper wall so that the girl can escape as the menacing opposing racers close in on him. The girl, now back in the real world and found lying beside the bin to the surprise of restaurant guests and staff, grabs the comic from the bin and runs home, where she attempts to smooth out the creases to learn what happens next. The next panel shows Harket lying seemingly lifeless, and the girl begins to cry. But he wakes up and tries to break out of his comic-book frames. At the same time, his image appears in the girl's hallway, seemingly torn between real and comic form, hurling himself repeatedly left-and-right against the walls as he attempts to shatter his two-dimensional barrier.. He escapes from the comic book by becoming human and stands up. Smiling, the girl runs towards him and he embraces her. The video story is effectively concluded in the intro sequence of its successor, "The Sun Always Shines on T.V."< Less
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- Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
- Gravity Knife Agent
- July 30, 2016
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Full color
- 1.19 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 8.26 wide x 11.69 tall
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