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MERCER’S MUSICAL MUSINGS- SHATTER ME!

“Somebody make me feel alive and shatter me.”

 

SHATTER ME, performed by Lindsay Stirling and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm is an awesome duet. It’s the song that makes you fall in love with dubstep violins.

 

At times it feels like such a melancholic track. When you feel like you’re just going through the motions and desperately need an epic change of direction or 180’ turnaround or paradigm shift.

 

It would also make an awesome theme tune. If I ever get round to making my Star Wars fan fiction film ‘Another Chance’ about the Survivors of Alderaan and Officers aboard the Death Star, then this’ll be it.

I actually found it when I was looking for the Attack on Titan spin off No Regrets about Levi. Someone had made a music video

Levi/Attack on Titan AMV-

 

Then I used it for the theme of the first Cosplay get together in 2017. While roaming round the Museum and Library, saw a video with Tim Peake aboard the Space Station, so had to include a shot of him- Awesome!

My post on LS Facebook page-

https://www.facebook.com/lindseystirlingmusic/posts/used-shatter-me-as-the-theme-for-my-cosplay-vid-hope-you-like-ithttpswwwyoutubec/1302452973149457/

 

 

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UPDATES

 

I’ve been working on editing videos and photos recently. Trying to catch up on the backlog of the never-ending to do list. I’ve still got a number of events and comic cons, but nearly caught up on hikes. Trying to find a sunset at Albert dock and a stroll round Chester are the latest ones.

Seeing a Smooth-Hound Shark at New Brighton while at the River Festival a few weeks ago made me realise I need to go on more coastal walks thid summer.

Anyway, that’s 530 videos up on my Youtube channel. With a bunch more to edit and post.

 

LIFE’S A DRABBLE- GREY DOMINION IN 100 WORDS

From a Billion light years it came.

In the blink of an eye, flying through voids, past galaxies. into the Milky Way, then the Solar System and into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Battlesaucers rose to greet it with fire. It decimated them, itself undamaged. Dissidents and GreyTroopers watched as it landed by the hills.

As Lucius and his friends arrived, the back of the Triship lowered. Two tall figures strode forth. They were like Greys, but coloured blue and green. Kairus and Gairus, Emissaries of The Greater Dominion.

The lies of the Grey Lord exposed at last.

Here comes the Gamechanger!

 

It was at Widnes Comic Con a couple of weeks ago when Local Author Andrew Lennon showed me his book of Drabbles, a collection of Short Stories, each one exactly one hundred words.

So I wondered if I should have a go. Leafing through my notebook, I found that I had gotten close with the narrative of the last Grey Dominion trailer- Here comes the Gamechanger. 132 words.

So I cut down, swopped round and changed it so it would be exactly one hundred words.

So, not a monumental update but something new, ‘cos life’s a Drabble!

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THOUGHT FOR EASTER MONDAY- THE GREAT UNIVERSAL RIVER-

SAM_0592There is that ‘moment’ when you’re working on something, like a story and EVERYTHING comes together and it makes sense.

You think ‘Holy *^)%!bricks Batman!’ You’ve just found the emotional core/spine/centre/essential Essence of the Story!

ALL STREAMS FLOW INTO THE GREAT UNIVERSAL RIVER!

I like rivers, living close to the River Mersey, also the River Dee are the two main ones, with Weaver/Birkett and Gowy in the same area. I’ve also hiked along several canals- Bridgewater/Shropshire Union/Llangollen.

Jotting notes and ideas for a new draft of Homeguard script- Homeguard 2118. It occurred to me having an Alien Race whose main belief system centred on a River might be something a bit different. The Benjainian remnant featured in series 4 of Tiglet’s Time Travels, way back in 2013, so using a Feline Race made sense- kind of.

 Thought I had heard it mentioned, so googled it. The Lord of the Rings had a river in, but the thing that stood out was the Philosopher Heraclitus, so included that.

It’s just one of those many things I’m juggling and since I heard A River Runs Through It is being remade, thought I’d get philosophical, for a change!

 

Anyway- Happy Chocolate Egg Dayz!

 

 

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/tiglets-time-travels-season-4-the-coming-of-the-roarbringers-2/

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraclitus

 

https://philosophyforchange.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/heraclitus-on-change/

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_River_Runs_Through_It_(film)

 PS- Found one photo previously featured, back from 2012 when me and my Nephew James took a ferry cross the Mersey to see the Stormtroopers at Spaceport! It’s an early Tiglet outing!

 

 

 

 

THE SUNCHASER RETURNS- MOST OUTSTANDING SUNSET FROM HALE LIGHTHOUSE

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It was a surprise. Something unexpected. At the end of a long Liverpool Comic Convention, with 800+ pics and vid clips taken and a freak hailstorm at the bus station, didn’t expect the Sun to come out.

But it did.

Once past the Airport, I decided to take a chance, see if it would last and it did, well clouds came over just as the Sun was setting, so it was near enough, plus getting a shot of the Lighthouse was pretty good as well.

While the footage is cut down to fit the theme, it did take about half an hour to forty minutes, but was a nice diversion on the way home. Now I just have to get another one, maybe once a month. Think it’s doable.

Plus this one has an epic 80’s theme- enjoy!

 

A TIGLETVERSE PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION 2019

 

Theme-

A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song

A Classic slice of the 80’s!

 

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COMING SOON-

GREY DOMINION TRAILER 5- HERE COMES THE GAMECHANGER!

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The first of several updates from LCC 2019!

 

Welcome to the Year of the Pig

Gong Hei Fat Choi!

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Last month- 9th/10th February was my third time joining in celebrations for Chinese New Year in Liverpool. After the years of Monkey and Rooster (though I missed Dog.) This time, it is the final year in the current cycle- the Year of the Pig. (Yes I know it’s late- but life’s been hectic and I’ve got a lot to catch up on!)

 

The amount of photos taken over the two days was staggering- about 700, which with my old camera is pretty good- though a pain in the posterior to organise, edit and post. So far there are five albums and the first set is up on Tigletverse Photography Facebook page.

 

Anyway, seeing the Quest for the Arch and the preshow Traditional Lion and Dragon Dance at the Chinese Arch was a new experience. Liverpool Hung Kar Kung Fu Association performed by the Arch in LED costumes, though I was stood in the wrong place as the glare of red and yellow lighting made it too glary, hence a few psychedelic photos. Night time photography has always been challenging. There were several characters on stilts walking round beforehand, so caught a few pictures of them too.

 

Sunday was a whole different experience, again! The Black E was closed so had a wander round, quite a bit to find The Pagoda Arts Centre and the Chinese Youth Orchestra. That was very good, although quite a lot of photos taken and I haven’t finished going through them. Then I got stuck in a crowd as Two Dragons entered a restaurant, so that was interesting.

A Tai Chi demonstration and drumming was on at the mainstage, while I also dropped into the Wah Sing Centre to see how the Liverpool Chinatown Photography Society was doing. I’ve been on the fringes of this group for about a year or so, I was also hoping for a game of Mah Jong or Xiangqi- ‘zeong kei’- Chinese Chess, with cannons and Elephants! But alas, neither were found.

 

Here’s the wiki link to make sense of it-

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiangqi

 

Mah Jongg, like Dominoes is far more complex-

 

http://www.domino-games.com/mahjongg.html

 

I also looked at the possibility of a Chinese name- I got four variations-

Ma Yan Ning/Meng Ying Nu/Mao Yue Ning and Mai Yu Nu.

Have a go here and see what yours is-

http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html

 

So there it is, a later-than-intended intro to The Year of the Pig. As the Tortiose said to the Hare- I may be slow, but I get there in the end!

Plus here’s one of my favourite songs from Asian band MAYDAY- YOUR LEGEND!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/huangfeihong.tw