About

This site is written by several people.  You can read about them here.  The first two mentioned are also the editors.

Lara Morgan has been blending her love of movies and imagination since she was eight years old, and, after seeing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, went through a phase in which she insisted on being called “Indy,” sporting a fedora, brown leather jacket, and her trusty whip. Flash-forward to the present, where Lara can be found spending her evenings at the Alamo Drafthouse and her days teaching and playing with kids. Somewhere in between, there was a move to Oxford, England, a degree from Abilene Christian University, a flurry of living in places like Ruidoso, New Mexico, and Santa Barbara, California, and a final move to Austin after a growing admiration for the Austin film community. Lara is now a programming apprentice at the Austin Film Society—where she gets to help put on weekly film events, nervously boss around interns, and do whatever David tells her to.

David Chisholm grew up in Memphis, TN and currently lives in Austin, TX, where he spends most of his time on very nerdy, and pointless, things, and occasionally forces himself to write something.  He was educated in English and Sociology at Abilene Christian University, and has done absolutely nothing with that degree since then.  By day, David is the Senior Programming Apprentice at the Austin Film Society.  And by night, he sells tickets and makes drinks at the greatest movie theater in the world, The Alamo Drafthouse.

He is married to a beautiful girl from New Mexico, and has to two completely insane dogs who very rarely listen to him.  But he still loves to go on walks with all three of them and enjoy all that Austin has to offer.

The things he is passionate about include (but are not limited to): his wife, Barbarella, England, baby animals, James Bond, animation, Godzilla, Ron Swanson, Ralph Bakshi movies, Parliament/Funkadelic, Warcraft, Tank Girl, The Mighty Boosh, Warhammer, Doctor Who, literature, and any film starring Cary Grant.

David is also on twitter sometimes (@iamhrothgar).

Blake Palmer is a hack of writer with absolutely no professional qualifications whatsoever. He did have a brief stint at a newspaper, but spent most of his time updating Facebook and Twitter, so it hardly counts.

He does, however, have a marked propensity for verbosity, and loves it dearly when people read some of the things he writes.

By day, Blake teaches hordes of small Korean people how to speak English more good, and spends his evenings pondering the finer cinematic qualities of Dolph Lundgren’s film catalogue.

He likes reading books by Hemingway, Vonnegut, Thompson, Fitzgerald, Wilde, and Whitman, and watching films by Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, and The Coens. He has still not emotionally recovered from the cancellation of Arrested Development or Firefly.

Potential career aspirations include: Dinosaur farmer, super-famous celebrity writer, 15th century explorer/cartographer, welfare queen, cyborg.

Blake has a blog where he talks about living in Korea and whatever else he’s thinking about at the moment. You can read it if you like. (http://typusorbisterrarum.com/)

Susan Graham enjoys singing and reading. Someday maybe someone will pay her to do one of those things. She has  a Master’s Degree in Children’s Literature and a Master’s Degree in English. She lives in Boston where she spends her time as an unpaid intern in various positions having to do with children’s lit publishing and generally makes herself ridiculous, but not in the Pride and Prejudice way. She’s no floozy – as far as you know.

If you enjoy her posts, please subscribe to her children’s literature blog (http://theeldertree.wordpress.com/), follow her on Twitter (@grahamophones) or just become her new best friend.

Tripp Page is usually known as the person who once said, ‘Gigli isn’t that bad you know’. Outside of that, he spends too much time watching soccer and marathoning everything from The OC to Breaking Bad. Every now and again, he will take time away from being gleefully unemployed to write something sub-par to decent. If you feel like stalking him, you can find him on twitter @tripppage or his website tripppage.com. He just moved to Orange County California so he could use a few stalkers to shake up his day.

Nico Chapin was born in Austin, and after a brief stint living in Washington DC, returned to Austin to attend the University of Texas where he is currently enrolled and where he studies Government for some reason.

Between going to class and working part time as a barista, Nico doesn’t have a lot of free time, but when he does there’s a good chance he’ll be watching movies at the  Alamo Drafthouse or Violet Crown Cinema. He loves anything by the Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, Michel Hazanavicious, and David Fincher, and has a not so secret love for B-movies, both old and new.

If he’s not at the movies, Nico can usually be found in a coffee shop reading and looking forlornly out of windows. Some of his favorite authors include Haruki Murakami, Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, and David Rakoff. He balances this love of literature with an equally strong passion for comics, and will tell anybody who will listen to pick up Batman the Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender, Daredevil by Mark Waid, Saga by Brian K. Vaughn or Animal Man by Jeff Lemire.

Nico has absolutely no idea what he wants to do when he grows up, or even if that will ever happen, but he loves movies and books and comics and TV and thinks that writing about them could be a lot of fun.

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Laura Yates is a quiet sort of person with more thoughts rushing through her mind at any one moment than can ever be adequately expressed aloud. She finds great solace in writing, the preferred means of expression she adopted at the ripe age of five when she wrote, directed, and performed in her very first play. More accurately, a ballet which was called, “Mousercise” and was set to an oldies cassette tape her mother received in the mail. Her earliest foray into filmmaking occurred at the age of eight, when she remade the Vincent Price classic “House on Haunted Hill” shot for shot with her Barbies and her parents’ camcorder.

If not writing, Laura can most likely be found watching movies or excellent television, reading a great book, or engaging in “What if?” conversation with those she holds dear. Her favorite directors include (but are hardly limited to) Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, and The Coens. She is a Co-Captain of an award-winning all-Seinfeld trivia team. And she is currently reading Charles Dickens’A Tale of Two Cities for the third time.

If she did not absolutely love working as a Post Production Supervisor at Detour Filmproduction (which she does), Laura would like to focus her efforts on further developing theoretical time travel and understanding the function of imagination and memory therein. A tea drinker at heart, she greatly enjoys the smell of coffee but has no interest in its taste.

Laura occasionally shares additional thoughts and ponderings, here: http://zuzuspetals.posterous.com/.

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