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About Tabz

Tabz (aka Tabitha Grace Smith) is a omnivorous geek with a special love of television. She's a writer, social media strategist, and teacher. In her spare time she blogs over at Doctor Her (a Doctor Who blog) and runs Between the Lines Studios.

Review: Littlest Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu

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Anyone who knows anything about geek culture knows the recent uptick in Cthulhu’s popularity. Crazy squid-face has been making the rounds on tshirts, in games, on playing cards, and pretty much anything you can think of. Enter Littlest Lovecraft, a really cool idea between Tro Rex & Eyona Bella to publish illustrated books with an H.P. Lovecraft influence. I was happy to receive a free PDF review copy of their first book: The Call of Cthulhu. I’m a sucker for picture books, especially books as pretty to look at as this one.

First off, this book is decidedly Lovecraftian. I don’t recommend it if you don’t like horror. The book stays true to the Cthulhu mythos and the illustrations may be frightening to younger children.

The book is fairly long as well for a picture book. There’s fairly long chunks of text per page. This would probably ideally work for a high elementary or pre-teen. And, of course, adults who love pictures.

And the pictures are really the shinning star in this book. They’re beautiful, colorful and tell the story well. The style feels very horror without losing the kidish element to them. They’re all hand drawn and illustrated.

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The writing is fun with a very light rhyme scheme to it. Adapting a short story into an illustrated picture book is a huge task to undertake, but the characters, events and feel of the original story by H.P. Lovecraft are all there.

If you love all things Cthulhu OR don’t know anything about Cthulhu’s backstory – this is the perfect book for you. If you’re a parent who loves scaring your kids to death… um… you’re weird and will probably like this book too.

The book was a successful Kickstarter Project and, from what I’ve seen on Facebook, the advanced printed copies are looking FANTASTIC. You’ll want to order your own copy ASAP.

Find out more: http://littlestlovecraft.com

Order your own copy: http://littlestlovecraft.com/orders

Friend them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LittlestLovecraft

 

Elementary Episode #016 – Details

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Join Tabz and Naomi as they discuss CBS’ Elementary and the episode Details.

This episode was edited by Tabz

When Detective Bell survives a drive by shooting while driving his car and his suspected attacker later turns up dead, all signs point to a revenge killing. Holmes and Watson work the case hoping to clear the detective of any wrongdoing. Meanwhile their relationship takes an interesting turn as Holmes offers Watson a new position as his apprentice now that her time as his sober companion has expired

The Psych Analysis Podcast #021 – Review of Season 2 Episode 5: “And Down the Stretch Comes Murder”

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Listen as Tabz, Kim, Heidi and Dan as they discuss mini bats, how Lassie got a carrot for the horse, and ebay shopping.

Join our Facebook Group and discuss Psych along with us! www.facebook.com/groups/249249268439144

 

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BtLStudios

or over on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BtLStudios

Our theme song is by Beatnik Turtle.

Elementary Episode #015 – A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs

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Join Tabz and Naomi as they discuss CBS’ Elementary and the episode, A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs.

Edited by Tabz

Holmes tries to find out who kidnapped the adult daughter of his ex-drug dealer, Rhys. Watson worries about Holmes’s sobriety when Rhys suggests Holmes was a better detective when he was using drugs.

Still Flying Episode #005 – Safe (Newbies)

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Listen as Tabz and Melanie discuss the Firefly episode, “Safe.”

Send your own feedback to betweenthelinesstudios@gmail.com.

Theme song: “Gotta Fly” by Marian Call
Intro/Credits: Dan Putnam (Mal from Firefly Between the Lines)

Next episode: “Safe” with our experienced crew.

Join our FB Fan Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/135778716512955/

Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id463783705

 

Elementary Episode #014 – The Deductionist

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Join Tabz and Naomi as they discuss the CBS show, Elementary. In this episode we discuss the episode, The Deductionist.

This episode was edited by Tabz.

While chasing down a serial killer escaped from custody, an FBI profiler and ex-lover of Holmes’s comes back into his life. Meanwhile, Watson is evicted from her apartment because the man she had let stay there shot a pornographic film in it.

 

Links:

Jonny Lee Miller’s Run for Charity.

Jonah’s Just Begun (the charity)

The Psych Analysis Podcast #020 – Review of Season 2 Episode 4: “Zero to Murder in Sixty Seconds”

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Listen as Tabz, Kim, Heidi and Dan as they discuss how awesome Wally is, chair races, and special features on the Psych DVDs.

Join our Facebook Group and discuss Psych along with us! www.facebook.com/groups/249249268439144

 

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BtLStudios

or over on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BtLStudios

Our theme song is by Beatnik Turtle.

Still Flying Episode #004 – Shindig (Oldbies)

shindigListen as Tabz, Heidi and Kim discuss Shindig from Firefly and the newbie’s reaction to it!

Send your own feedback to betweenthelinesstudios@gmail.com.

Theme song: “Gotta Fly” by Marian Call
Intro/Credits: Dan Putnam (Mal from Firefly Between the Lines)

Next episode: “Safe” with our newbie.

Join our FB Fan Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/135778716512955/

Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id463783705

 

Quadruple Z Episode #026 – Conversation with Producer Pattie Kelly about Swallow Your Bliss

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Photo: Lisa Long, Caroline Schwartz,  Michael Dorn, and Christopher Rich are some of the cast of Swallow Your Bliss.

 

Tabz sits down and talks with Producer Pattie Kelly about their crowdfunding campaign to create a TV pilot for a comedy sitcom called Swallow Your Bliss.

Want to help make Swallow Your Bliss happen? Click here to check out their campaign on IndieGoGo.