Fictional – Harp Maker http://harpmaker.net/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:14:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://harpmaker.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Fictional – Harp Maker http://harpmaker.net/ 32 32 Atomic Heart is a smart shooter full of surprises https://harpmaker.net/atomic-heart-is-a-smart-shooter-full-of-surprises/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:02:33 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/atomic-heart-is-a-smart-shooter-full-of-surprises/ Atomic Heart wears its influences on its sleeve. It’s a graphical first-person shooter with superpower abilities and owes a lot to genre classics Bioshock and Half-Life. However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a lot of his own unique ideas and surprises hidden in that same round as well, and after playing a considerable amount […]]]>

Atomic Heart wears its influences on its sleeve. It’s a graphical first-person shooter with superpower abilities and owes a lot to genre classics Bioshock and Half-Life. However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a lot of his own unique ideas and surprises hidden in that same round as well, and after playing a considerable amount of early Mundfish, I found there were plenty reasons to be excited.

Atomic Heart immerses you in familiar territory from the start, albeit in a very unfamiliar world. Its opening is inspired by Bioshock Infinite’s masterful introduction to Columbia as you take a leisurely journey through a peaceful alternate-history Soviet town. Thanks to the big brains of the fictional establishment 3826, the robots have been integrated into society and help relieve the public of daily stress and work. The calm is short-lived, however, as – inevitably – the AI ​​becomes less friendly and the game begins in earnest. From there, I jumped to several different spots in Atomic Heart to get a good idea of ​​what it has to offer, constantly being surprised at what was to come next. It’s not the simple hall shooter some may envision, nor a sprawling open world full of nooks and crannies to explore, or a puzzle-filled puzzler. It’s all of these things and more. Atomic Heart’s scope is impressive and seems to unfold and build as you progress through its many distinct and vast sci-fi complexes over its 20+ hour campaign.

Structurally, Atomic Heart’s closest analogue would probably be Halo Infinite – an open world littered with crowds of enemies and linear story dungeons to draw from. These dungeons are where the majority of the main missions are and are all about finding out more about the facility, the people behind it, and what exactly happened there. You fight through sections patrolled by rogue AI units before facing a difficult boss. Atomic Heart isn’t reinventing the wheel in this regard, but definitely adds its own flair to the mix.

One of the first things that struck me about Atomic Heart was its utterly distinctive art style. It’s a gorgeous game filled with lush forests, eye-catching architecture, and all sorts of crazy machines. It’s visibly expansive, endlessly creative, and frankly hard to take in all at the same time as you drive, zipline, swim, and run from killer robots. These robots are each a visual delight to grab, but you rarely get to do so as razor blades, electrical pulses, and flying kicks are hurled at you with frightening regularity. They each emphasize the “smarts” of the AI, never shy away from a battle or afraid to show off their varied arsenals. Of course, there are larger scale enemies and plenty of boss fights, both in the linear story sections and in the open world arenas. They often offer equal parts challenge and spectacle as they unleash one devastating attack after another while you nibble away at their monstrous health bars.

It’s a gorgeous game filled with lush forests, eye-catching architecture, and all sorts of crazy machines.


Atomic Heart isn’t afraid to switch fights either, frequently switching between frantic firefights against rushing hordes and slower, more deliberate melee duels. It’s an exciting way to keep you on your toes and a testament to the work Mundfish has done to maintain balance. It’s a shooter first and foremost, and has an impressive collection of guns to prove it. These range from relentlessly chattering AK-47s to heavy RPGs. Then there’s the more experimental end of the spectrum, reserved for firearms that detonate powerbombs at something that can only be described as a tall metal pole that fires whirling blades that slice through enemies before blasting away. back in your hand. Overall, the shooting feels competent if not spectacular, falling somewhere between the rustic feel of Fallout and the snappier gunplay of Call of Duty.

Speaking of your hand, an essential part of the Atomic Heart kit is the gauntlet – sci-fi gear that grants elemental powers. It’s great fun to play with and add layers to combat as you learn to start combining weapons and abilities. Using the Electrified Shok to stop mechanical enemies in their tracks before following up with a flurry of bullets is a surefire way to cause a deadly circuit malfunction. Likewise, some of the telekinesis attacks are glorious to wield as you lift a group of enemies into the air before knocking them back to the ground with a violent thump. It’s a joy to play with and, even more, fun to experiment with. Freezing an enemy before shattering their fragile metal shell with a massive ax is always a good time.

A stellar example of melee combat can be found in one of Atomic Heart’s early missions. You are thrust into the depths as you are taught to survive the dark hallways of the facility’s many underground laboratories. Atomic Heart isn’t an easy game – it was designed as a hardcore shooting experience first and foremost, and while difficulty options are available, it doesn’t take much punching or kicking from a mustachioed android to bring you down. Dodging and knowing when to attack requires precise timing and reading your enemy’s movements. Luckily, more powerful charged attacks are signaled by a glowing red ring moments before impact, which signals when you should dodge. Miss it, though, and you’ll be on the floor looking for a health kit.

This kind of patient back-and-forth melee combat will be familiar to anyone who’s played nearly every action game over the past decade, but it’s a surprise to see it appear in a game nonetheless. first person shooter. It’s far less forgiving or fast-paced than something like Dying Light or Far Cry, instead making every heavy swing meaningful rather than relying on a flurry of blows to get out of a sticky situation. It’s almost survival horror in the wild, with moments from the aforementioned first tier leaning into it. Its dark hallways are lit only by the occasional flicker of light and the oppressive silence broken by the sound of breaking glass, as bloodthirsty robots practice what to do with your skull. As I hesitantly progressed, I couldn’t help but recall the first time I entered Rapture or some of Half-Life 2’s scariest moments.

Another Valve game, Atomic Heart, seems to take inspiration from Portal, not from any of its robot designs, but from the startling revelation that puzzles play such a huge role. Test sites are puzzle boxes lasting anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to complete. They’re basically abandoned lab facilities, requiring you to put your combat skills through a brain exam. For example, use your glove’s Shok ability to magnetize nodes, which in turn move platforms to help you on your way. The puzzles I tried weren’t the most difficult, but still provide a welcome change of pace and come with the added bonus of granting valuable upgrades at the end.

Weapons and abilities can be modified and upgraded throughout, an essential process for eliminating the many threats. The robots are controlled by a central AI always listening to you. Ways to combat his glare are to avoid his cameras, either by disabling them or by having the gauntlet perform its best gravity gun impression to throw objects as a distraction. Make one wrong move and you’ll quickly find yourself overwhelmed by enemies, as the facility sends them straight from the production line to attack the higher the alert level. It really evokes the feeling of bumping into an intelligent and aggressive global ecosystem that acts as a unit, rather than occasional pockets of activity.

The hours I spent with Atomic Heart made me want to know more. It’s a captivating world to get lost in, with dynamic combat and inspired art and enemy design. I have some doubts as to whether the main story will deliver a tale worthy of such a stellar location, and I’ve seen authoritative writing and performances that leave a bit to be desired. Then there’s the nauseating forward roll animation that made my stomach turn on more than one occasion. I can’t say that those gripes were ever enough to completely eliminate all the exciting things I found myself engaging with along the way. Time will tell if Atomic Heart lives up to its lofty aspirations, but it certainly makes a very strong first impression.

Simon Cardy thinks we should stop trying to build robots that might turn against us. Follow him on Twitter at @CardySimon.

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‘Tár’ takes on Golden Frog – Deadline https://harpmaker.net/tar-takes-on-golden-frog-deadline/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:38:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/tar-takes-on-golden-frog-deadline/ The Lens Thriller by Florian Hoffmeister Tar by director Todd Field dominated Camerimage’s main competition, picking up the Golden Frog at the closing ceremony of the cinematic film festival on Saturday. The Focus Features photo follows fictional conductor Lydia Tár, considered one of the greatest in her craft and the first female conductor of a […]]]>

The Lens Thriller by Florian Hoffmeister Tar by director Todd Field dominated Camerimage’s main competition, picking up the Golden Frog at the closing ceremony of the cinematic film festival on Saturday.

The Focus Features photo follows fictional conductor Lydia Tár, considered one of the greatest in her craft and the first female conductor of a major German orchestra, as her life begins to unravel after she been embroiled in a whirlwind of #MeToo scandals.

Golden Frog’s win gives cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister another boost in the race for the 2023 Oscars, with three of the last five Golden Frog winners earning Oscar nominations in cinematography. These titles include Lion (2016), Joker (2019), and nomadland (2020).

In other prizes of the main competition, the last prize of Alejandro G. Iñárritu Bardo: false chronicle of a handful of truthsphotographed by Darius Khondji, won the Silver Frog and Living from cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay and director Oliver Hermanus won the Bronze Frog.

Bardo also won Best Picture from the International Federation of Film Critics, while Baz Luhrmann Elvisfilmed by Mandy Walker, won the coveted Camerimage Audience Award.

The competition’s main jury was led by director and visual artist Lech Majewski. He was joined by producer Fred Berger, directors of photography Markus Förderer and Arthur Reinhart, and production designer Jan Roelfs.

This year, Camerimage celebrated its 30th anniversary. The festival opened with a screening of Sam Mendes’ latest film Empire of Light. Mendes also received the festival’s Krzysztof Kieslowski Excellence Award for Directing.

Check out the full list of winners below:

MAIN COMPETITION

Golden Frog: Tar
cinema. Florian Hoffmeister
real. Todd Field

Silver frog: Bardo: false chronicle of a handful of truths
cinema. Darius Khonji
real. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Bronze Frog: Living
cinema. Jamie D. Ramsay
real. Oliver Hermanus

FIPRESCI PRIZE

International Federation of Film Critics Best Film Award: Bardo: false chronicle of a handful of truths
cinema. Darius Khonji
real. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

POLISH FILM COMPETITION

Best Polish Film: woman on the roof
cinema. Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
real. Anna Jadowska

FILM AND ARTS SCHOOL STUDIES COMPETITION

Laszlo Kovacs Student Award – Golden Tadpole – Magdalene
cinema. Enrico Silva
real. Michel Lazovsky
School: American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI)

Silver Tadpole: The creature
cinema. Ignatius Ciszewski
real. Damien Kosowski
school: Łódź Film School

Bronze Tadpole: Interterrestrials
cinema. Dani Benejam
real. Lucas Parra
school: School of Cinema and Audiovisual of Catalonia (ESCAC)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION

Golden Frog—Best Documentary Feature: Kash Kash
cinema. Jonas Schneider
real. Lea Najjar

SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Golden Frog — Best Documentary Short: A mouthful of gasoline
cinema. Adrian Watson
real. Jess Kohl

FIRST DIRECTORS COMPETITION

Best Directorial Debut: Love according to Dalva
cinema. Caroline Guimbal
real. Emmanuelle Nicot

FIRST CINEMATOGRAPHERS COMPETITION

The beginnings of the best cinematographer: Love according to Dalva
cinema. Caroline Guimbal
real. Emmanuelle Nicot

MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST

Best Music Video: Emmit Fenn “The Light That Shines Through”
cinema. david okolo
real. Conner Bell

TV SERIES COMPETITION

Best episode: Landscapers
cinema. Eric Wilson
real. Will Sharpe

AUDIENCE AWARD

Elvis
cinema. Mandy Walker
real. Baz Luhrmann

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AUS vs ANG | Twitter reacts as Ashton Agar wows viewers by turning fictional superhero stuff into non-fiction https://harpmaker.net/aus-vs-ang-twitter-reacts-as-ashton-agar-wows-viewers-by-turning-fictional-superhero-stuff-into-non-fiction/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 07:19:35 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/aus-vs-ang-twitter-reacts-as-ashton-agar-wows-viewers-by-turning-fictional-superhero-stuff-into-non-fiction/ Some days outfielders can be sloppy on the pitch while others they are at their best, producing one unforgettable moment after another. Ashton Agar had one last type of day on Thursday when he followed an incredible run with a gravity-defying pitch effort to leave spectators dazed. England managed to post a competitive goal against […]]]>

Some days outfielders can be sloppy on the pitch while others they are at their best, producing one unforgettable moment after another. Ashton Agar had one last type of day on Thursday when he followed an incredible run with a gravity-defying pitch effort to leave spectators dazed.

England managed to post a competitive goal against Australia in the first ODI in Adelaide, improving to 287/9 after initial struggles. Dawid Malan was the protagonist for visitors as he marked a well-calculated century. For guests, Adam Zampa contributed with three wickets but the vital contribution came from Ashton Agar who was prolific on the pitch.

Hagar first produced a rocket launch to reject Liam Dawson but his best was yet to come in the 45th. Pat Cummins threw a short delivery to centurion Dawid Malan and the batter fired it to the middle of the wicket where Agar was placed. The hit was going for a certain six but Hagar then activated her superhuman ground mode.

The all-rounder jumped with both feet in the air, as if defying gravity, and shot the ball inside the boundary ropes in spectacular fashion before falling back to the ground. With this brilliant effort, Hagar saved five possible runs and sent spectators sitting by the boundary signs in awe. Twitteratis were quick to react to Ashton Agar’s brilliance on the pitch and showered him with praise.

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‘A Christmas Story’ home goes up for sale in Cleveland https://harpmaker.net/a-christmas-story-home-goes-up-for-sale-in-cleveland/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:01:10 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/a-christmas-story-home-goes-up-for-sale-in-cleveland/ It’s a twist that even Ralphie didn’t see coming. The iconic “A Christmas Story” home in Cleveland is up for sale. The beloved holiday movie set has been transformed in recent years into a museum and guesthouse. Movie buff Brian Jones, who bought the house for $150,000 on eBay in 2004, announced on Monday that […]]]>

It’s a twist that even Ralphie didn’t see coming.

The iconic “A Christmas Story” home in Cleveland is up for sale.

The beloved holiday movie set has been transformed in recent years into a museum and guesthouse.

Movie buff Brian Jones, who bought the house for $150,000 on eBay in 2004, announced on Monday that he would put Ralphie Parker’s fictional home, along with the Bumpus House next door, a museum/gift shop of the across the street and a few other lots nearby. up for sale.

A large for sale sign is already installed outside the house and includes a “frageelay” floor lamp in the front window.

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Jones has spent tens of thousands of dollars over the years to restore the house and surrounding properties as they appeared in the 1983 film which was shot in and around Cleveland.

Oklahoma:City Celebrates ‘A Christmas Story’ Ties With New 50ft Floor Lamp Statue

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Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions presents Quiet Part Loud, a fictional horror podcast with immersive sound and sound design https://harpmaker.net/jordan-peeles-monkeypaw-productions-presents-quiet-part-loud-a-fictional-horror-podcast-with-immersive-sound-and-sound-design/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 06:25:26 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/jordan-peeles-monkeypaw-productions-presents-quiet-part-loud-a-fictional-horror-podcast-with-immersive-sound-and-sound-design/ Disgraced radio host Rick Egan finally found his chance to reinvent himself: by chronicling the disappearance of several Muslim teenagers from Staten Island – a group he himself decried – in the aftermath of 9/11. But Rick soon discovers that this is no ordinary hate crime, as his reckless investigations bring him face to face […]]]>

Disgraced radio host Rick Egan finally found his chance to reinvent himself: by chronicling the disappearance of several Muslim teenagers from Staten Island – a group he himself decried – in the aftermath of 9/11. But Rick soon discovers that this is no ordinary hate crime, as his reckless investigations bring him face to face with an evil former American who is willing to offer him a monstrous deal.

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The story

Conservative radio personality Rick Egan (Tracy Letts) lost his platform in the aftermath of 9/11 for spreading xenophobic rumors about a group of missing Muslim teenagers. Eight years later, a scruffy Rick is having fun on the convention circuit when a mysterious woman (Christina Hendricks) presents a tantalizing revelation: one of the missing teenagers has returned. This sends Rick on a quest for vindication as he follows a trail of unfathomable events. He comes face to face with the real culprit… The Blank (Taran Killam), a faceless sonic parasite who feeds on the air of hate. Rick receives a Faustian bargain from the mysterious entity and is about to find out exactly how far he will go to get back on top.

About the silent and loud part

From Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Quiet Part Loud is an audio horror fable that explores the terrifying power of a violent, virulent and unrelenting lie. It’s a haunting parable of both human and otherworldly monsters and a fictional but unflinching examination of the current animosity, fear and division in America.

With the use of immersive sound and sound design, Quiet Part Loud stands out from other horror narrative podcasts. The show consists of 12 bite-sized episodes that will be available for listeners to binge at the same time.

Written by Mac Rogers and Clay McLeod Chapman

Directed by Mimi O’Donnell

Produced by Geoff Foster, Amy McLeish and Katie Pastore

Executive produced by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld and Mimi O’Donnell

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Tracy Letts as Rick Egan

Nikohl Boosheri as Noor

Christina Hendricks as Alice Ally

Taran Killam as White

Milly Shapiro as Becca

Arian Moayed as Tariq

Alfredo Narciso as Vernon

Krish Marwah as Khalil

Krysta Rodriguez as Gaby

Heidi Armbruster as Nicole

Dariush Kashani as Imam

Ali Louis Bourzgui as Hassan

Marwan Salama as Yusef

Pooya Mohseni as Fatima

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Indian police investigate film that portrays Kerala as hub of Islamic terrorism | India https://harpmaker.net/indian-police-investigate-film-that-portrays-kerala-as-hub-of-islamic-terrorism-india/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 20:05:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/indian-police-investigate-film-that-portrays-kerala-as-hub-of-islamic-terrorism-india/ Kerala Police are investigating a controversial Bollywood film that portrays the southern Indian state as a hub for Islamic terrorism and forced conversion. The Kerala Story, directed by Sudipto Sen, has been criticized for its fictional depiction of tens of thousands of women from Kerala who he claims converted to Islam and became terrorists for […]]]>

Kerala Police are investigating a controversial Bollywood film that portrays the southern Indian state as a hub for Islamic terrorism and forced conversion.

The Kerala Story, directed by Sudipto Sen, has been criticized for its fictional depiction of tens of thousands of women from Kerala who he claims converted to Islam and became terrorists for the Islamic State in Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria.

A trailer features an actor playing the role of a Hindu woman who is the victim of an apparent “dangerous game” of conversion. “I wanted to become a nurse and serve humanity,” she says directly to the camera wearing a niqab. “Now I am Fatima Ba, an Isis terrorist in a prison in Afghanistan. I am not alone.”

The trailer for the film goes on to claim that “there are 32,000 girls like me who have been converted and buried in the deserts of Syria and Yemen. A deadly game is underway to turn normal girls into fearsome terrorists in Kerala… will no one stop them?

The filmmakers claim that the film is based on real information and events, but have not provided any evidence or official reports to back up their claims.

There was anger in the southern states of India after the trailer was released. BR Aravindakshan, a journalist based in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, filed a petition with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the office of the Kerala Chief Minister and the Kerala Police accusing the film of broadcasting of “false information” and said its contents must be investigated and the release must be halted.

After Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ordered the state police to investigate the complaint, a criminal case was filed against the caravan. Thiruvananthapuram district police in Kerala are investigating allegations of misinformation and spreading communal hatred.

VD Satheesan, the opposition leader in the State Assembly, said the film was “a clear case of misinformation” and called for it to be banned at the risk of “spreading hate”.

The events of the film appear to be inspired by four Kerala women who converted to Islam and traveled with their husbands to Afghanistan to join ISIS in Khorasan province between 2016 and 2018. Their husbands were all killed and after visiting in 2019; the four women are still in Afghan prisons, with the Indian government refusing to take them back.

There is no evidence that there were thousands of such cases in Kerala as the movie claims.

Kerala, considered India’s most progressive state with the highest levels of literacy and mortality, has long been ruled by a strongly left-wing secular government. So far, he has electorally rejected the Hindu nationalist policies that have come to dominate India’s central government and northern states under the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP did not win any seats in Kerala in the last general elections.

In response, however, Kerala has been accused by BJP figures of becoming a “breeding ground” for Islamic terrorism.

The Kerala Story follows The Kashmir Files, a Bollywood film which claimed to show the “true story” of the expulsion of a Hindu community from the Muslim-majority state of Kashmir. The filmmakers claimed it was based on real events, but were accused of twisting facts and making anti-Muslim propaganda. Despite the controversies, it was one of the most successful Indian films at the box office that year.

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“I’m too risk averse to do financial murder, so I’ll stick to fictional murder in the books” https://harpmaker.net/im-too-risk-averse-to-do-financial-murder-so-ill-stick-to-fictional-murder-in-the-books/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 13:59:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/im-too-risk-averse-to-do-financial-murder-so-ill-stick-to-fictional-murder-in-the-books/ Crime novelist Andrea Mara spent 17 years working in financial services and started a blog called officemum.ie in 2013 about the juggling of parenthood and work. After being laid off in 2015, she became a full-time freelance writer. She then published her first novel, The Other Side of the Wall, in 2018. Her latest book, […]]]>

Crime novelist Andrea Mara spent 17 years working in financial services and started a blog called officemum.ie in 2013 about the juggling of parenthood and work. After being laid off in 2015, she became a full-time freelance writer. She then published her first novel, The Other Side of the Wall, in 2018. Her latest book, Hide and Seek, was shortlisted for Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Mara lives in Dublin with her husband Damien and their three children.

You worked in financial services for a long time before turning to writing. Did you have to make financial sacrifices during this career change?

Yes. Mainly because at the time I hadn’t started writing fiction, I had no contract, and no prospect of a stable income. My husband and I did the math over and over and still couldn’t be sure we would get it right, but we decided to give it a try for six months to see how it would turn out. With the cushion of severance pay, which we put towards our mortgage, and no childcare costs, it wasn’t as difficult as we had anticipated.

What have you found most difficult financially the recession or the Covid-19 crisis?

Recession. My husband and I worked in financial services and were worried about losing our jobs. We cut wherever we could, but our two biggest monthly payments – our mortgage and childcare costs – were unavoidable.

Has your family been affected by the spike in inflation and the energy crisis?

We’re trying to cut down on expense and power consumption – extra jumpers, heaters to plug in when it’s really cold, and giving up my really bad habit of boiling the kettle at least three times before making a cup of tea.

What is the most expensive place you have ever visited?

​I went to Copenhagen about 15 years ago and everything I bought – every coffee, every glass of wine – made my stomach clench in terror. It’s such a beautiful city and well worth the visit, but I relied heavily on the instant coffee in the hotel room to sustain me.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received about money?

​I’m not good at seeking – or listening to – financial advice. But luckily my husband is good at switching providers whenever there’s a better deal. He goes around insurance, energy, broadband, waste disposal, etc., to benefit from new customer offers.

Besides real estate, what is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?

​My MacBook Air. I think it was around €1,000. I bought it back when I got laid off from financial services and started what I hoped would become a career in writing. Seven years later, it’s still working fine, and when it needs to be replaced, I’ll go for a Mac again.

What was your biggest financial mistake?

It’s more of a group of errors with a theme – a rice maker, a slow cooker, a waffle maker and a mini chopper. And Eircom shares, of course.

Do you have a pension?

I have a pension that I started at my old job when I was about 28. I no longer contribute. Every once in a while I get emails from the pension company asking if I’d like to make changes to the investment portfolio because I’m “mature” (they have a better way to put it). I’ve got my head in the sand, but one of these days I’ll be answering emails.

What was your best financial kill?

I’m too risk averse to gamble in any way financially, so I’m probably keeping myself from making a kill. I’ll stick to the fictional murder in the books and hope it pays off in the long run.

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Vote to remove Scott Perry, a stain on our democracy https://harpmaker.net/vote-to-remove-scott-perry-a-stain-on-our-democracy/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 20:17:09 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/vote-to-remove-scott-perry-a-stain-on-our-democracy/ There are many reasons not to vote for Rep. Scott Perry on Tuesday, but let’s focus on the most important: Early on January 7, 2021, hours after the tumultuous and deadly assault on the halls of the US Capitol, the Carroll Township legislator stood in the same building and attempted to disenfranchise every Pennsylvanian. We […]]]>
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9 of the best TV shows to watch in November https://harpmaker.net/9-of-the-best-tv-shows-to-watch-in-november/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 00:04:40 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/9-of-the-best-tv-shows-to-watch-in-november/ 9 Willow Playing on the nostalgia and also aiming to reach a younger generation, Willow brings back Warwick Davis as the wizarding hero Nelwyn from the beloved 1988 fantasy film. In a story set 30 years after the original, Kit (Ruby Cruz) , Sorsha’s daughter – a warrior in the film, turned queen and once […]]]>

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Playing on the nostalgia and also aiming to reach a younger generation, Willow brings back Warwick Davis as the wizarding hero Nelwyn from the beloved 1988 fantasy film. In a story set 30 years after the original, Kit (Ruby Cruz) , Sorsha’s daughter – a warrior in the film, turned queen and once again played by Joanne Whalley – seeks out Willow and asks her to find her kidnapped twin brother. . Willow recruits a ragtag group (is there another?) and they set off on another adventure through fantasy realms. Kevin Pollak and Rick Overton repeat their roles as Brownies, with Christian Slater playing an undisclosed new character. Jonathan Kasdan, screenwriter of Solo: A Star Wars Story, is the showrunner. There will be fairies, knights, special effects and presumably the conquest of evil. In the trailer, Kit sets the tone when she tells Willow, “The world still needs you. It needs your magic.”

Willow airs November 30 on Disney+

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Lucky Brand Ditches Fashion With Kevin Costner-Led TV Hit ‘Yellowstone’ E! News UK https://harpmaker.net/lucky-brand-ditches-fashion-with-kevin-costner-led-tv-hit-yellowstone-e-news-uk/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 00:30:58 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/lucky-brand-ditches-fashion-with-kevin-costner-led-tv-hit-yellowstone-e-news-uk/ Denim brands can’t get enough of Paramount Network’s hit television series “Yellowstone” and its fictional family of Dutton breeders. Ahead of the fifth season, Lucky Brand, owned by Authentic Brands Group, will launch a limited-edition collaboration with the popular Kevin Costner-directed drama on October 27. the cast of “Yellowstone”. Key denim items in the women’s […]]]>

Denim brands can’t get enough of Paramount Network’s hit television series “Yellowstone” and its fictional family of Dutton breeders.

Ahead of the fifth season, Lucky Brand, owned by Authentic Brands Group, will launch a limited-edition collaboration with the popular Kevin Costner-directed drama on October 27. the cast of “Yellowstone”.

Key denim items in the women’s studded assortment include a distressed western denim snap shirt, cropped miniskirt, wide leg jeans and a denim jacket with a sheepskin collar and country-themed artwork. horse in the back. The men’s line includes distressed and faded jeans, a denim jacket with two chest flap pockets and a Yellowstone patch and a chore jacket with Yellowstone branding on the back. A shawl collar cardigan is also included.

Graphics on t-shirts, Henley tops and hoodies nod to the show’s fictional Dutton Ranch, while the Dutton family’s “Y” logo is stitched to the back pocket of the jeans for men and women.

Lucky Brand x Yellowstone

Lucky Brand enlisted real cowboys to help bring the collection to life. Its accompanying ad campaign features members of the Compton Cowboys, a group of 10 childhood friends from the town of Compton, Los Angeles, who use horseback riding and equestrian culture to better their community.

Shot on location at the home of their mentorship program, The Compton Jr. Equestrian Posse, the campaign celebrates what it means to be a cowboy today: “a commitment to community, a connection to animals and a passion for cowboys.” training in equestrian sports. .”

Through the program, Compton Cowboys teaches inner-city children to ride horses on a working ranch and highlights the legacy of African Americans in equine and western heritage. The aim is to mentor young people “keeping them on the horses and off the streets”.

Lucky Brand supports the mission of Compton Cowboys with a donation tied to sales of the Yellowstone collection.

For every Lucky Brand x Yellowstone item purchased from Lucky Brand online or in-store between November 1, 2022 and November 30, 2022, the brand will donate $10 to Compton Jr. Equestrians, up to a maximum donation of $50 $000.

Lucky Brand’s partnership with the show follows Wrangler’s ongoing collaboration with “Yellowstone.” The 75-year-old brand recently launched its second collection of officially licensed ‘Yellowstone’ t-shirts for men and women. The Wrangler x Yellowstone collection came to fruition after Wrangler clothing was seen organically on the show’s characters during the first three seasons.

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