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GREY DOMINION TRAILER 4- GREYEARTH-BOUND and CASTING!

“In 2019, the Grey took over the Earth.

Ten years later, it’s about time we took it back.

Grey Earth- Bound. The Revolution begins.

TODAY!”

 

Lucius Leroy Jakaaran. 28/02/2029CE

 

There’s yet another trailer up for GD, short but sweet. LLJ sends out the call to arms.

Now the Next phase of the project is to get the characters cast, something to do over half term!

So LLJ and his sister LORETTA- Human characters, non-white Northern. DARIEL- Elven female. CAPTAIN FAIRFAX- White female. JANIE KUZAZURI- Oriental female

(voices)-EMKON- Yeti male. ‘THE TWINS’- Mutant Greys Male/female COMMANDER RECIUS-Grey male. THE GREYLORD- Female or male.

Now it’s time to get organised Ian- There’s a scary concept!

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Innovative Ian’s Dilemmas- going to the upside down

BBRHjwjI’m unsure which I’m looking forward to most- Game of Thrones 8 or Stranger Things 3. It’s a dilemma because it means I’ll need to re-watch one again.

I saw Thrones before Christmas and reread the novels, so I might have a Stranger Things binge at some point. Thrones 8 is April, yet have to wait ‘til the summer for Things.

It is a dilemma, just not much of one really!

In the meantime, got a new Trailer for Grey Dominion to edit and it is Chinese New Year- Say Ni Hao to the Year of the Pig! I tried making a card in school, but that bombed out, as usual.

Anyway, all this rumbling round my head on a spin-cycle had me dream up a new Stranger Project, so I’ll be doing some test shots over the next week or so.

In the meantime- Welcome to the Year of the Pig, let’s see if Babe can fly!

XIN NIAN KUAI LE!

photo of red paper lanterns

Photo by mentatdgt on Pexels.com

 

 

 

A Winter full of shorts (stories that is!)

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So this is a sequel to last summer’s extravaganza, where I listed a bunch of stories and where I sent them. Nearly all were rejected and I’m still waiting to hear back from HEARTS KISS about Making the First Move and By the Lights of the Silvery Moons.

I’m still fishing for that elusive, slippery First Commission, wriggling like a fish, if you get the imagery. I have been through and dusted off a few tales and sent them out into the ether, hoping for a response, a bit like the search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence, there’s no sign yet, but I’m still hopeful!

So what’s out this glorious Mid-winter’s day then? Well, The Last Christmas of Planet Earth went to ALBEDO 1, Time of the Centuroids was submitted to FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, Terror of the Centuroids, to HARD UNIVERSE, I have sent The Band of Firebrothers to GALAXY’S EDGE, The Beckoning Call to ORSON SCOTT CARD’S INTERGALACTIC MEDICINE SHOW and SID The RoboDetective to ESCAPE POD, and finally Arachnicide was brushed off and sent to AMAZING STORIES. My one new story– I Slept Through the Apocalypse, based on Grey Dominion, I have submitted to ANALOG Magazine.

So there you have it. Ten stories and there are another six that need editing/revising and then it’s trying to finish the next dozen or so I have begun. And Tiglet might be getting a few new tales as well. So I’m looking for a breakthrough, anyway possible.

And that’s all from the Literary Front. If you’re interested in reading any of my published stories, both A Riot in the Library and Inquisition were relegated to being online by the University of Liverpool in 2015 while Incineration Day was included in Epic Anthology in 2014 and the Case of the Missing Mince Pies in the Chester Writers Anthology in 2017. All are listed on my Linked In page-

 

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ian-cai-mercer-3a273233

 

 

 

 

HAVEN’T I BEEN HERE BEFORE?- Another walk round Halton Castle

tvp1.jpgYes, it’s that time of year again when I go for a little jaunt up the hill to walk round the ruins of Halton Castle and take a view over the River Mersey.

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been up there over the years, but I have never been inside. My Mum did, when she researched her Historical Novels, but I’ve never managed it- so something to do differently for next time I think!

Seeing the new Mersey Gateway Bridge for the first time was different, even tried getting a couple of shots of both bridges- check out the Facebook photos.

At least it was a nice sunny day to kick off the new term!

The photos- https://www.facebook.com/MrTigletsTravels/

The Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rycnrB5FpYQ 

A short history lesson- listen up at the back!-

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/ians-travelblog-halton-castle/

And back round again!

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/ians-travelblog-the-return-to-halton-castle/

 

AND WITH VIDEOS!-

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/ians-travelblog-halton-castle-3/

And even an entry on the old Hiking website-

https://ianstravelblogadventures.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/the-last-time-it-snowed-in-march-was-three-years-ago/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON- THE DOCTORS WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS!

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There was no real snow again over the Christmas/New Year holidays, but I knew I had to try and film something, so began the long-awaited stop-motion series. First three are ‘in the can’ as they say, just needing effects/voices music and editing together. I think it’ll be Easter by the time they are all done, but here’s a photo teaser-trailer from the epic prelude to Series 6- entitled The NeoDoctor Adventures!

Time Travelling has never been so much FUN!

 

 

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800th POST- THE ROBOTS OF DOOM! (2/2)

55th-rod2That’s right, Timetots, it’s over! The race from 772 posts to 800 is officially over and done with. I’ve started sixteen more, so that might get me nearer to 900 in time for the 9th Bloggerversary in August, but for now, pull up a chair sit back and enjoy the 76th Infinite Whoniverses adventure!

For something I began writing for the 55th Anniversary of Doctor Who in November, it’s been a pain in the posterior to finish, but it’s done now, although there is scope for two more stories, I’ll leave it for now and go and do something different, like watch Big, or go for  a walk!

the robots of doom

Enjoy!

 

INFINITE WHONIVERSES – ROBOT REVOLUTION REVISITED! (1/2)

IW RR4Back in Series 2 of Infinite WHOniverses, in 2015 I introduced A World Without The Doctor- Classic stories retold without the TARDIS arriving and the intervention/meddling/interference of The Doctor and friends.

The First tale retold was THE ROBOTS OF DEATH, from the era of 4TH Doctor Tom Baker.

Now, finally the Sequel to that story is nearly ready- More on that next time.

For now, here is THE ROBOT REVOLUTION- available to download or read online.

Ian Cai Mercer.

 11/01/2019

robot revolution

ENJOY!

 

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