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  • The opening of VELLUM has one character, Jack, describing the sort of scene you get in old Hollywood epics, where an old parchment map is seen "getting darker and darker in the centre, crisping, crinkling until suddenly it just ... fwoom."

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • They just get comfy on this nice warm rock, and -- fwoom splat. 55 mph road...

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