Is Johnny Depp Destroying His Career On Purpose?

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For a decade, Johnny Depp was box office gold. In the Pirate films, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice In Wonderland, the always eclectic Mr Depp found a way to blend his art house edge with box office gold. Seems those days are over.

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Original Geek Art: Minimalist Disney Villains

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NOW, Shall you deal with ME, O PRINCE! ***shudder*** I just love a good Disney villain. And what better way to commemorate the evil and conniving ways of said villain than to put it on your wall for all to see. Well, that’s just what Etsy shop owner FADEGrafix thought when they designed these minimalist Disney villain posters. Want to see if your favorite villain has forever been etched into history? See more after the break:

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A Warning To The Reader: This Book May Have Been Self-Published!

Man, there are people online who will make zombies out of anything.
Man, there are people online who will make zombies out of anything.

I received my Kindle Fire as  Christmas gift from my in-laws in 2011.  As a person who reads quite a bit and lives in a one-bedroom apartment with my wife, it was a great gift, a real space-saver, especially since I had to give away maybe three quarters of my book collection when we moved from New Jersey to New York state for my job.  Being able to fit a massive library in a single device was a godsend.  And since it came from Amazon, I was able to use it to buy books directly from them.  Initially, I went for their free stuff, that being public domain works, many of which were quite rewarding, like the first of Edgar Rice Burrows’ John Carter novels.  I was a wee bit wary of buying too many books, since the device made buying them so easy, and many looked to cost about ten dollars each.  That adds up after a while.  So while looking around, I found a book that sounded interesting that would cost me a whopping $1.99.  It was called Alice in Deadland, and it promised to be a story mixing zombies with the 19th century children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Hey, Alice was my favorite book as a kid, and I do enjoy the occasional zombie novel.  What could go wrong?  A lot, apparently.  The book wasn’t terribly good.  Mostly it was terrible.  Not only does Amazon make it easier to buy books, it makes it easier for people to self-publish books.  These books tend to be cheap, and, you generally get what you pay for.

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Is Johnny Depp Destroying His Career On Purpose?

johnny_depp_for_carmen

For a decade, Johnny Depp was box office gold. In the Pirate films, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice In Wonderland, the always eclectic Mr Depp found a way to blend his art house edge with box office gold. Seems those days are over.

Continue reading Is Johnny Depp Destroying His Career On Purpose?