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A Tuesday Linkpost

2011 February 22

RIVETING NEWS: BadRep Towers is changing its ISP! This means the internet connection may be a bit ropey for the editor! So we’re hoping to have a post a day like we normally do, but hold on to your hats if we don’t quite hit our schedule this week. On to the links!

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  1. Russell permalink
    February 22, 2011

    It makes me sad when things I like are also things I hate.

    • Miranda permalink*
      February 22, 2011

      In relation to what, the gaming insults one?

      Cheer up! You are not one of those people!

      • Russell permalink
        February 22, 2011

        The gaming one set me off, but in lots of things, in lots of ways. I love “mainstream” superhero comics but feel quite shaken whenever there’s a “women in refrigerators” moment, because it’s not who I am and not what I want to see, but the mediums themselves, the notion/lifestyle of “geek”, is. I just feel let down.

  2. February 22, 2011

    Re Women in Horror Month — a much missed contributor to some classics is the composer Elisabeth Lutyens, who wrote scores for a number of Hammer Horror and Amicus films ( In general a hugely underrated composer anyway.

    • Miranda permalink*
      February 23, 2011

      Oh wow, I saw her name and thought “I wonder if she’s descended from Edwin Lutyens”… and Wikipedia has now informed me that she is!

      … I’ve no idea why I think that’s awesome but I do.

      I think I’m going to explore her work more now. Thanks for the tip! She sounds like a bit of an Unsung Hero, actually. *goes to nudge the Unsung Heroes feature writer*

      • February 25, 2011

        Definitely an unsung hero, yeah. She was Edwin Lutyens daughter, I think. Her concert music is cool: progressive but also idiosyncratic, and she was way ahead of her establishment (and, of course, male) contemporaries like Walton (bear in mind that until Benjamin Britten started to become well-known in the 40s/50s, most of English music was desparately trying to pretend that modernism wasn’t happening).

        From the pop culture perspective the Hammer Horror stuff is cool because horror films are the perfect vehicle to get more challenging and modernistic music out there in the mainstream. The Skull in particular is cool, and I strongly recommend the film anyway for the height of Hammer barely coherent, campy schlock.

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