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          • Absolutely! 😀 Talking about this is reminding me of all the kids films that I still like today, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mary Poppins, Finding Nemo..Also, The Princess Bride, which I didn’t see until I was all growed up, but is now a fave, if you haven’t seen it already, I recommend it, I think you may like it! 🙂 P.S – I never know when to shut-up, so if you want to ‘hang up’ on me, don’t feel obliged to reply, otherwise this conversation could go on forever! 😉 🙂

          • I remember watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit when I was much younger, so I’m going to watch it again and let you know if it’s as good as when I was little. I’m a big fan of Bob Hoskins, so it’ll be great to watch him again. It’s such a shame that he’s had to retire from acting due to diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 😦
            I’ve never watched Mary Poppins or Finding Nemo so I’ll have to add them to the ‘to watch’ list, which is ever growing!
            I love The Princess Bride but Michael hasn’t seen it, so I’ll have to watch it again, for his ‘filmic education’ lol For my ‘filmic education’ he’s making me watch Poltergeist tomorrow :S
            I love chatting to you, so chat away, I won’t hang up on you 🙂 🙂 🙂

          • You may live to regret that decision.. 😉 That’s very sweet of you, I enjoy chatting to you too, so I won’t be hanging up on you either 🙂 My copy of WFRR? is on video & since I don’t have a working video player anymore, I haven’t watched it for ages. I found a link on You-Tube, but I’m scared to watch it, in case I don’t like it anymore! I will wait for your verdict 🙂 Very sad news about Bob Hoskins though, poor guy 😦 I can’t believe you’ve managed to avoid watching Mary Poppins for so long Ha! It’s a classic! Poltergeist is what I call a safe scary film – it might make you jump when you watch it, but it won’t give you nightmares. I hope you enjoyed the film 🙂 I quite like scary films, but I rarely watch them, as I end up reverting to my 5 year-old self, thinking there’s monsters under my bed! ;s I can’t watch horror films either, as I’m too much of a wuss. I can just about handle Hammer-Horror films, but they are more Kitsch than scary. I’m going through a bit of an animation stage at the moment, the amount of work that goes into things like clay-mation etc always amazes me. Especially in the older films, where everything was done by hand, no computers, it’s pretty inspiring, even if the creatures are more silly looking than scary! Things like this:

          • Aw, you’re too sweet! I love the fact that you meet new people on the internet that you wouldn’t any other way 😀 My little brother used to have WFRR? on video too and would watch it all the time! My other little brother loved Wayne’s World when he was only 2 years and used to laugh his head off at it, but I think it was because they pranced about and pulled funny faces as I don’t think he would’ve understood the dialogue! I haven’t watched Poltergeist yet, we’ve been too busy but hopefully will this weekend. I’m really not into horror films, even though I am married to a horror author, so I should be really, so I try and avoid them, but he keeps insisting they’re for my ‘filmic education’ anyway lol Clay-mation is amazing, like Wallace and Gromit. I don’t really know anything about Ray Harryhausen so I’ll have to swot up! 😀

          • Yes, I’m glad we ‘met’ 🙂 I hope I’m not jinxing myself by saying this, but WordPress seems to be ‘populated’ with nice, friendly people 🙂 If you do want to find out more about Ray, you could take a look at this website: This video doesn’t really do it justice but I really like this scene: On a completely different tangent, I am currently trying to find out a bit more about Japanese animation, Channel 4 recently did a Studio Ghibli season, so I am going to make that my starting point & see where it leads me. I don’t know if you’re interested in this stuff, but if you are, I will keep you updated. Soz for rambling on about this, I’m a bit of a film/music geek, you may have noticed!! All these Japanese animations I will hopefully be finding should keep me busy for a while though, so you will be getting a break from my ramblings for a bit. Wish me luck, I’m going in!..See you on the other side! 😉 🙂

          • I agree, WordPress seems to have the nicest people on it, and I am on a lot of social media sites so I can honestly say that. I’ll have to take a look at those links for Ray. Animation is such a clever way to create art. My husband and I made an animated film a couple of years all about a town of animated eggs. We used to have it up on YouTube but it wasn’t really known about. We took it down and just concentrate on our paperback books now. I really don’t know anything about Japanese animation, so I shall have to look it up. Good luck in your endeavours! See you soon 🙂

          • Thank-you! 🙂 I’ve put my ‘quest’ on hold due to a combination of slow internet and family stuff, I’m not really in the mood for Japanese animation right now anyways tbh, I need some light relief..I have to say I admire you and your husbands creativity, creating animation & writing books is not easy, everyone thinks they can write, but very few truly can & even less get to make a career out of it, so keep up the good work! & good luck with any future projects. 🙂 Judging by your review, I will have to add Hansel and Gretel to my ever-growing list of films to watch. I found a book of Grimms fairy tales and the H&G story was entitled Hansel and his wife Gretel – which confused me – I always thought they were brother and sister. I guess the story has been Disney-fied though, most original versions of well-known fairy-tales seem to be fairly gruesome, scary stories, not at all like Disney ‘toons. Anyways I’m gonna shut-up now..Hope you had a good weekend 🙂

          • Sorry to hear that your quest is on hold. I hope that you can get back to it soon as there is so much amazing animation out there. Thanks for the good luck, we’re plodding along. It always takes time for unknown authors to be discovered but we are so happy that the people who have discovered us love Michael’s work 😀 I always thought that Hansel and Gretel were brother and sister too, that’s a bit strange that they’d be married. My weekend was good, I hope yours was too. It’s nearly the weekend again! 😀

          • Hansel & Gretel definitely were brother & sister, unfortunately I don’t have the book anymore, so I guess the mystery will remain unsolved..I am starting to get back into my ‘quest’ a little bit, this guy does some quite interesting stuff: I guess you guys must be extra busy at this time of year, hopefully Hallowe’en will bring some nice treats for you guys, in the form of more readers 🙂 If you happen to be looking for a ‘safe’ Hallowe’en movie, I watched ParaNorman the other day, it’s kids-stuff, but it’s still good 🙂 Poltergeist was on TV recently, did you see it? I think it’s still available on BBC I-Player if you want to watch it. Thanks alot for all the likes & comments btw! 😀

          • I’ll have to take a look at the link, so thanks for sharing. I really love this animated short: You should check out the websites Shooting People or DeviantArt, they have loads of animation 🙂 It’s all go at Pugh Towers, Michael’s just finished his sci-fi book and also a comedy that’s been ongoing for a while now. It’s been an exciting weekend! I haven’t watched ParaNorman yet, but it’s on my LoveFilm list. Weirdly, I watched Poltergeist recently when LoveFilm sent it, I didn’t even know it’d been on TV. I really liked it more than I thought I would, as I have necrophobia, and the graves coming out of the ground were too much for me at times!

          • Thanks for the link 🙂 I really like little animations like that, love how everything was made better with a nice cup of tea – very British! 😀 I always thought that DeviantArt was just for people to sell their art etc, but I will defo check out both sites, thanks for letting me know about them 😀 Sounds like things are going well for you guys, that’s great! 😀 I have to watch a lot of movies from behind a cushion – especially since I don’t like blood, but I like vampire movies, makes no sense! Btw if you ever want me to post a link for your books etc, to help spread the word, let me know – I’m always happy to help creative types 🙂 Hope you find time for some fun in your busy schedules 🙂

          • Hello, yes tea makes everything better. I love Michael’s tea, it could fix all ills, I can never make it as nice as he makes it. Maybe it’s because HE makes it, I hadn’t made that link until now! I’m glad you liked the animation, I’ve loved it for ages. It’s just so simple and clever. We used to have our animated film clips on DeviantArt and we weren’t selling anything. I don’t really like horror that much, but I really like Sleepy Hollow, I could watch that again and again, but then I am a big fan of Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken. Thank you so much for offering to post about our books, it’s so tricky when you’re new and unknown. We have a 50% off Halloween sale on at the minute until 31st October so if you know anyone who likes horror books, they can buy them for half price from our website: We built a desk out of an old wardrobe for my teenage nephew today so we had a break away from the PC for a few hours! I hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

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