Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Plus: "I'm Hit Girl."

Okay, sorry, but I'm pretty convinced this version of the 300 trailer remains just about one of the most completely kick-ass trailers of all time. And not least because the second half is scored with the totally asskicking song "Just Like You Imagined" by Nine Inch Nails. (After you watch this trailer, you may decide you want to go get the song.) I wanted to get it up here in a good format and where I'd know I could always point to it. Gives me goose bumps every time.

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And as long as we're here putting up trailers, and while we're speaking of asskicking, I can't help but post the Hit Girl version of the Kick Ass trailer. I thought Kick-Ass was flawed, but good, with some great moments. Almost all of the great moments involved Hit Girl. (You can blame Luc Besson. Of course, in retrospect, in light of this, Besson was Walt Disney.)

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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