An octopus in a pie factory

You remember that New Years Resolution to concentrate on one thing at a time? Yeah, guess how well that's going. Still reeling from my Laughing Stock second round status (unbelievable squee), I ran straight into a horror short about the Tube. Which is perfect for creepiness. Oh, and I'm working on a webcomic idea with an incredibly talented artist. More on that when we've decided on Strip #1. For now, I'll say three words: Victoriana. Spirits. Steaaaaam. And there's that other horror short? Why am I so in love with horror shorts? Horror films make me freak out. I should probably actually finish Steampunk Assassins off, yeah? Also, sticking my nose into my friends' script will probably just end up in more work for me - though there may be a whiff of a credit. I need to make like squash and CONCENTRATE....
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Houdini-Holmes Psychic Mystery

Over on GITS, Scott flagged up the spec sale of Voices from the Dead: The thriller delves into the real-life relationship between magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Oh, come to Mama. As you may have guessed from my Steampunks Assassins project and my ravings about the Sherlock Holmes movie and BBC Sherlock, this pushes a lot of my buttons. But it gets better: Straczynski's script creates a fictional account of the two teaming up with a psychic to solve a set of murders in 1920's New York. A murder mystery! With a psychic! I absolutely adore police procedurals - mostly because I wouldn't have the first clue how to write them, due to the fact I'm completely unsuspecting of everyone. My favourite TV show is ABC's Castle about an NYPD detective and crime novelist who solve murders. Therefore, this is a dream come true for me. I hope against hope that this film gets made - because I want to see...
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