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by Michael S Collins
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Winterwind Announcements & Feedback
Topic: Public Service Announcement MK3
Replies: 38
Views: 14648

Re: Public Service Announcement MK3

I've looked into finding other writers and a few seem interested! :)
by Michael S Collins
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi
Replies: 37
Views: 10569

Re: Twilight Zone

I wrote an article on my 20 favourite episodes several years ago - it went up on my blog last year as it was out of print - and even then, I'd had to axe several class stories. Eventually the series did run out of steam, but by that point, it had produced at least... sixty or so stories of a high qu...
by Michael S Collins
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi
Replies: 37
Views: 10569

Re: Twilight Zone

I understand that! I don't really mind shows getting things wrong about the future, its such an unpredictable place! What strikes me with greater interest is when they get things right, like the suggestions of a internet in The War Machines for example.
by Michael S Collins
Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi
Replies: 37
Views: 10569

Re: Twilight Zone

Indeed I am. And vastly prefer it to the various attempted remakes. Just as I prefer the original Outer Limits to the remake. As Gorth and I were briefly discussing in the "Latest show you watched" thread, we're both fans of old B&W sci-fi B-movies and while the writing on the Twilight Zone was wel...
by Michael S Collins
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi
Replies: 37
Views: 10569

Twilight Zone and other non-Trek sci-fi

So, anyone else a fan of Rod Serlings masterpiece TV series then?


(This is my Joseph inspired effort to chat...)
by Michael S Collins
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Issue 19 - Puppy Love
Replies: 40
Views: 19618

Re: Issue 19 - Puppy Love

I love dogs. I remember Rusty (our neighbours dog), and Mandy's familys old Yorkies, Misty and Opra, and their little ways, very well, though all are now in doggy heaven. You have some nice turns of phrase, Joseph. And I agree with you on how some folk ought not to have any pets. Though I don't thin...
by Michael S Collins
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I now know how Canadians feel
Replies: 20
Views: 6464

Re: I now know how Canadians feel

Apparently Canadian weather is mostly like Scottish weather. Lucky them!
by Michael S Collins
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Issue 18 - Duncan Lunan Interview - Part Two
Replies: 19
Views: 9350

Re: Issue 18 - Duncan Lunan Interview - Part Two

If I can just distract from the small argument for one second... :wink: A really engaging interview and a splendid read. I was particularly taken with Mr Lunan's comments re: the Green Children of Woolpit, which I had not heard of before. I had, however, come across the alleged case of the Green Chi...
by Michael S Collins
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Issue 18 - The Rise of the Supernatural (Part Three)
Replies: 3
Views: 2168

Issue 18 - The Rise of the Supernatural (Part Three)

http://www.winterwind-productions.com/i ... atural.htm

The third and final instalment in an article examining the supernatural in literature.
by Michael S Collins
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Season 11/12 for MFF, PSV, International Football
Replies: 26
Views: 8828

Re: Season 11/12 for MFF, PSV, International Football

Terrible season for Scots in Europe so far, and this weekend coming see the crunch Euro 2012 qualifier. It's win or bust.
by Michael S Collins
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Blogs and Twitters and the like
Replies: 11
Views: 3422

Re: Blogs and Twitters and the like

Not here, sorry, but it sounds like another avenue we can explore for promotion.
by Michael S Collins
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Blogs and Twitters and the like
Replies: 11
Views: 3422

Blogs and Twitters and the like

So, after requests from several people, I have started adding articles, thoughts etc to my writers blog, as well as the updates on when things are available.

http://michaelscollinswriter.blogspot.com/

Who else has blogs, twitters etc? Does Winterwind have a Twitter account? Could be useful.
by Michael S Collins
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Issue 17 - The Rise of the Supernatural (Part 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Re: Issue 17 - The Rise of the Supernatural (Part 2)

I hope you enjoyed, Jez. He is a great writer of ghost stories. And not even my favourite, but there's not much written on Benson or Burrage's ghost works, so I shall have to write it myself one day on current form! We don't tend to get this sort of stuff in school here either. The closest to supern...
by Michael S Collins
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Issue 17 - Duncan Lunan Interview - Part One
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Re: Issue 17 - Duncan Lunan Interview - Part One

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hawke Jeff Hawke. I know many fans of the strip, and Duncan is pals with the writer/artist, but I've never read any of them myself. All the credit goes to Duncan for his lengthy and insightful answers. All I had to do was ask him if he'd do us a favour and he was mo...
by Michael S Collins
Fri May 06, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: the Winterwind Papers
Topic: Issue 17 - The Rise of the Supernatural (Part 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 2747

Re: Issue 17 - The Rise of the Supernatural (Part 2)

He is one of the most frequently anthologised ghost writers of the last 100 years, and one of the few whose work has never been out of print. Chances are, there will be.