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Anything can happen Tuesday- those pesky/meddling/interfering kids!

THOSE PESKY KIDS! 2It was time for a Scooby snack at drama group a few Tuesdays ago as I led my second-ever workshop. It was supposed to be a case of the haunting of pickleville hall, with a ghost and some scattered clues about the place. I had planned a few games and exercises to start with, but didn’t really plan the session, thinking people could improvise it- mistake no. 1.

Mistake no. 2 was planting very few clues and not explain clearly what they meant, and only telling the ‘villain’ his plan toward the end- not a good idea at all. Sorry to say everyone was confused and it didn’t work out quite as I thought it would- ah well!

So what lessons have we learned from this shambolic display of ineptitude and lack of planning? Well, plan the damn thing properly would be the first thing, obviously! I think part of it was I had only decided on the theme a couple of weeks before- I’ve been wanting to do a puppet workshop for ages and originally begun outlining a plan, but changed it in the pub and thought of doing a cartoony workshop instead. Mistake no.3. Or no.1 actually!

So, I meddled with my own plan, no meddling kids needed! I did watch most of the first ever-series of Scooby Doo- Where are you? It was only from about the 20th or so episode when ‘meddling kids’ started getting used, ‘pesky kids’ was from later on, ‘interfering’ used a couple of times, along with mentioning Scooby as well, but not even the grand plan of a couple of packets of cookies- the proverbial Scooby snacks could save this Workshop from its own inept lack of foresight!

Anyway, messaged received loud and clear- don’t change the plan halfway through and explain CLEARLY what’s going on-so I guess I’d never really make a great Bond villain either.

Hold on- think I’ve had an idea for another workshop!!!

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SCOOBY-DOOBY-DOOOOO!!!

 

 

 

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Anything can happen Tuesday- My Directorial debut!

Yes, I am doing more than directing traffic or kids in the dinner queue!  One of the things I’ve had at the back of my mind for a while is producing/directing short films, live action rather than just me or my nephews and puppets.

Confusions is a series of one-act plays and I’m directing Drinking Companions, an interesting if somewhat dialogue-heavy scene set in a bar. While quite static, the challenge has been to make it engaging and interesting, which the actors are bringing life to. So I’m glad the opportunity.  Next week will be the conclusion and I am eager to see how it all turns out.

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It got me musing on what else can count- directing myself and the hiking Vlogs/diaries maybe? Tiglet’s shenanigans and Dr. RRr has made me a puppet-master (ish) but directing people is a great step forward. Then that got me thinking I have directed Cosplayers/models for photos, so it’s another thing to build on.anything-can-happen-tuesdays-1

We’ll just have to see how it goes!

 

STAR WARS REBELS and the Snaggletooth Quest

4th alwaysMay The 25th be with you! Belatedly of course. Seems the 40th Anniversary of the release of Episode 4 a New Hope slipped through my fingers like Star Systems through Governor Tarkin’s, as Leia said it would!

 

Anyway, Rebels series 3 has just finished, following Ezra Bridger and the rag-tag crew of the Ghost, a Millennium Falcon-type ship that seems to be part setting up ANH and the New Trilogy and part product-placement for Disney toys.

So after the climatic finale Zero Hour I watched Rogue One and A New Hope back-to-back, which was a great watch, though the ending of R1 was a bit abrupt, but tied in well to the start of ANH.

I’m playing the first Star Wars Battlefront game on the ps2 again, so I may have to blog that at some point!

I also went to Warrington Market Comic Con at the weekend, which was okay, but saw more toys for sale. I bought an AST-5 for five pounds at For the love of Sci-Fi in December, so have been looking at other stuff. The price of original Kenner-edition toys are bloody ridiculous though, you would think Lucasfilm would just remake them, but a bit better, especially Darth Vader. I must have had about half a dozen headless Vaders- looked like some kind-of Robot without a head!

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Anyway, I’ve since come to the conclusion that all this ‘collectability’ nonsense is just that. Looking out for a red or blue Snaggletooth that costs at least £80 is a bit of a ripoff. So I’m giving that quest up and just going to enjoy whatever happens with Rebels and The Last Jedi, though it will probably be about Luke giving up the Light and the dark and being like the Bendu, be the one in the middle.

One thing I did like was watching Boogie Storm- the dancing Stormtroopers, complete with Meco’s 70’s Disco theme!

 

Time to get groovy and Feel the funkyside of the Force!!

 

 

 

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Darci Farmer on America’s got talent

And that IS the way it’s done!

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Just saw this on FB, had to share- That’s the way puppeteering is done!

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Dr Rrr Series 2- Adventures in the Xmasverse

It’s chilly in the Xmasverse for Episode 2 of Series 2!!

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Just when you thought Christmas was over and done with, there’s a double-helping of Dr. Rrr in The Xmasverse, just like that Christmas Pudding you have to have because it smells so good!

It’s another zany adventure as the Quest for the Power Core begins!

Time Travelling has never been so much FUN!!!

 

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699th Post- Tiglet’s Time Wars- The Next big thing of 2017??

ttw-poster-1It’s reached that point again, thinking, well, what haven’t I done this year that could be doable next year? Can I achieve it, is it a realistic goal?

Maybe, maybe not, I haven’t the foggiest (as Michael Caine’s version of Sherlock Holmes said in ‘Without a Clue’)

One thing I have held back from is getting round to the sequel to Tiglet’s Time Travels from 2012-2014. I have planned a trailer for a follow-up, but it’s not been a priority. I do want to make more live-action videos, get away from just hikes and puppetry, but this could make a nice mix.

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So, Tiglet’s Time Wars- coming soon!

 

 

 

 

As for my 700th Blogpost- well, as Monty Python used to say, it’s time for something completely different!!

 

Dance like a Gummy Bear!

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After all the ups and downs of the week, it’s nice to let go and be a bit crazy!  So instead of going off on a political tangent- here’s something fun I did at school today- Dance like a Gummy Bear!

 

 

 

 

Go on, Just do it!!