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After months of inactivity, JSL News and Views is coming back online! I used to use Windows Live Movie Maker to make our videos, but my old computer died, and I got a new one, and… Movie Maker has stubbornly … Continue reading
In Patwa, there’s a future tense marker. Similar to English, both the word “go” and the continuous aspect marker (-ing in English, a in Patwa) make this. And so, you get: Mi ago dwiit. “I am going to do it.” … Continue reading
I recently watched the latest King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island. All in all, it was a good movie, and I enjoyed it. And it was kinda cool seeing Loki playing a mortal. One thing that I didn’t like, though, … Continue reading
One of the things that I hate seeing is people apologising for their “bad English” in YouTube comments. I wish I could remember who it was so I could give her credit, but someone I know made a post on … Continue reading
Walt Disney Pictures’ 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty introduced the beloved villainous figure known as Maleficent. Like the characters of many fairy tales, the evil fairy in the original story is not named. Maleficent, though, with her head wrap that hinted … Continue reading
One of my favourite new pastimes is watching “theory” videos on YouTube. Super Carlin Brothers, Film Theorists, Harry Potter Folklore, ProtoMario, Seamus Gorman… Wow, I spend a lot of time on YouTube. Anyway, as a writer, I enjoy listening to … Continue reading