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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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Anything can happen Tuesday!

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Well, I went walking anyway! I did start by working on a superhero short story for an anthology submission, but my family were driving me crazy, so got out of the house and headed west into Liverpool. I thought why stop there and then thought-let’s get out further, see how far I could go. So got to the far side of the Wirral and thought- why isn’t there a ferry over or a tunnel under the Dee so I could get to Wales? Damn, so went on a circular amble from West Kirby up to Hoylake then along the beach and back down to the Marine Lake.

Might not sound that exciting, but it helped me complete a section of the Wirral Circular Trail I had not done before (just leaving a section between Hooton and Eastham to do- huzzah!) and giving me space to clear my head and get a bit of inspiration. I have to say I am chuffed with the results, four new vids in a day and an interesting NEW Series- I have had a few ideas of what to do next, though I’m back in work so there’s a time and locale limit- basically having to get to Chester every day, no matter where I go.

So, there we are, Anything Can Happen Tuesdays have begun!!!

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MY 6TH BLOGGERVERSARY- PART 2-

MY 6TH BLOGGERVERSARY- PART 2-

Okay, picking up from where I left off the other day. ITA is now an archive, but I will end up putting up new posts at some point, today it’s Tiglet’s turn!!

I have been wanting to do some kind of Photography page, maybe on Facebook, along with Ian’s Travelblog Adventures, Tiglet’s Travels and Infinite Whoniverses, but four pages? Three blogs and Pinterest, plus Linked In, Youtube and Twitter, how much can I juggle? Well the ball’s been dropped on everything at one point or another, so I need to focus, consolidate, and I guess the non-updates on hiking have meant that’s the one to go. Not that I’d ever give up hiking, just writing about it.

SO, rolling everything together. I have sorted a page on Pinterest, but since it only let’s you post one pin at a time, it’ll take ages to get what I want, I guess I’ll just have to pick my best pictures. It’s a start.

And with all that said, I’m off to Beatleweek (sigh) It never ends does it?

Good job I like a challenge then!!

 

 

MY 6TH BLOGGERVERSARY- PART 1-

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‘So you can’t fly if you never try’-

Reluctant Heroes- Attack on Titan

 

So, today is my 6th Bloggerversary- hurrah for me!!

There are times when I wonder why I bother- The only Travelblog I have to write up is going up to Pex Hill, so I’m wanting to pack in Ian’s Travelblog Adventures, maybe archive the page and try and focus on turning Tiglets page into a photography page, put all my eggs in one basket so to speak. I’m also not sure what I’m doing for Beatleweek this time. Of course I’ll be catching the Mona Lisa Twins, but I’ll have to see who else is on.

I just know I’ve been fed up, disillusioned and frustrated with things for a while now. Trying to make changes, apply for jobs, write new stories rather than the four I keep submitting to magazines. It has become something of a ritual for me to spread a dozen half-completed, completed-but-need-editing and just-begun stories over my bed and go through them a sentence at a time. I have edited one story (Captivated- now Making the First Move) but after a month it’s still doing my head in. I think it’s because I saw a lot of anthologies and magazines with upcoming deadlines, so at least one is ready for the end of the week! (Splickety magazine deadline 26th August- All’s fair in love and uniform issue) So that’s one done anyway!

One thing that I have really enjoyed is doing more photography with the Cosplaying and anime crowd. The Japan Day on Saturday was brilliant, so shall have to post photos from that. Indeed, maybe I should stop wasting time with the elitist BBC and western media and submit stuff to Anime and Manga companies instead. Tiglet as a Manga? That could work! Tiglets Time Travels as an Anime- oh yes indeedy!! I am working on separate reviews for Attack on Titan and other anime, but I am surprising myself by how much I’m enjoying watching just first episodes of things and seeing what happens, dizzying but good.

So, change- I need it!!! How’s it going to happen? Zod knows, because I’m Clueless!

PS- I wrote all that this morning and a few things have happened since then-

Firstly, I have introduced drop-down menus to archive and categories on blog- viola!

Secondly, I exported Ian’s Travelblog Adventures onto a Page instead, so it’s still loading so I don’t know if it’s worked, here’s hoping!  (It didn’t!)

Nope, so I included a link, which mean I’ve got two ‘About’ pages now, looks like I’ll have to continue this tomorrow. Right, I need cake- make a wish!

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What is your Aspiration/to what do you Aspire?

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aspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n noun

noun: aspiration; plural noun: aspirations

    1. 1. “the needs and aspirations of the people”
    2. a hope or ambition of achieving something.
synonyms: desire, hope, longing, yearning, hankering, urge, wish; More

aim, ambition, expectation, inclination, objective, goal, target, end, object, dream;

informalyen, itch

“the jobs created do not match the aspirations of local residents”

2. the action or process of drawing breath.as-pire  Spell Syllables1.to aspire after literary immortality; to aspire to be a doctor.Archaic. to rise up; soar; mount; tow

.to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, especially for something great or of high value (usually followed by to, after, or an infinitive):

verb (used without object), aspired, aspiring.

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I got asked a question on Youtube about why I make my hiking videos (Pale Heights one) So this is a question I’ve been pondering the last few weeks.

aspire1What is your Aspiration/to what do you Aspire?

And I have to admit that I haven’t quite figured it out yet. It’s a Creative Compulsion, I am compelled, need to, want to, desire to make something, to create, to be creative, even with virtually no resources- just a second-hand camera, basic editing knowledge and equipment and a few free mornings to go somewhere or write something.

And what an explosion of Creativity I’ve had this year! 28 Infinite Whoniverse stories, getting past the 200 video-mark, my Fifth Bloggerversary, had TWO proper bands let me use their songs (Mona Lisa Twins- These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ for Hiking theme and Traffic Experiment’s Vashta Nerada theme for IW/Dr. Rrr’s Guide to the Whoniverse- Episode 3 coming up next Sunday!) And I haven’t even mentioned I AM (Indie Authors Merseyside) yet, but with three short stories published elsewhere (and a Fourth in Courage 2015, when it eventually gets released! And no, I won’t be attempting NaNoWriMo this year!) I am taking small, very tiny steps forward. Yes I know I want to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but small steps help as well.Well, that’s all nice, but for me, my hope is that I’ve created something worthwhile, a little philosophical nugget, golden or Chicken, makes no difference.

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Yes, there is the exhilaration and joy of going somewhere new, and filming it, documenting the experience and then inflicting it upon the rest of the universe. Then there’s the puppet videos, not quite in the same league as The Muppet Show, but I’m a one-Man Band and do what I can,

it also helps that I’ve a few, not many, but a few friends who have helped out.affirmation-320x230

So, there’s another Monday morning gone, in a rambling mini-essay. I guess I’ve half-answered the question, what do I hope to achieve? A few Likes on Tiglet’s Facebook page? A couple of new followers on Twitter? Maybe get a few more views and a comment on Youtube??

Oh yes, and that I’ve had a bit of fun along the way!

Go on, tell me, what is your Aspiration/to what do you Aspire?

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BLOGGERVERSARY SPECIAL IS UPLOADED!

Epic commentary on this one video! Oh dear, three days to do (Well, mornings anyway!)

Ian's TravelBlog Adventures!

ITA- The River Dee

So, the Anniversary video has been completed and uploaded to my Youtube channel, took me blinkin’ long enough!

Five years since I began the main blog and three and a half years since I began Travel blogging,

I even used The Mona Lisa Twins version of ‘These Boots are made for Walking’ as the theme, along with shots of my boots along the Sandstone Trail, Rhyl beach and paths

Then one of the first pictures from Corwen in Wales, looking over Caer Drewyn from Pen-Y-Pig.

Next is a clip from the trailer to Pirateez, the short serial I devised in 2013. There had been a Professional Storyteller in School, Richard O’Neil, leading a storytelling fortnight. I vaguely recall him saying something along the lines of stories are everywhere, you just have to use whatever’s at hand. What was at hand were Pirate figures and when I got home I found…

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Getting by with a little help from my friends- 5 years of Playworking, blogging and Facebooking along!

imagesMy Fifth Bloggerversary Trailer is up, but I haven’t finished writing a running commentary on all the little bits and pieces, but Today I have been working in my job in Chester for 5 years! Join that with 5 years of Facebooking and Blogging and that’s a triple whammy if ever there was one!

Now that is a worthehile achievement, well, it’s either that or a lengthy prison sentence, but I’ll go with the achievement!

I’ve had a busy summer, but I think getting the Anniversary Trailer uploaded onto Youtube is a great insight into the Journey so far, even though certain things get repeated. The Mona Lisa Twins get three mentions, as does Infinite Whoniverses and Ignite. While the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, Mersey Comic Con and the Eagles/Falcons/Buzzards all get two!

Tiglet gets a massive seven mentions. But I realised this afternoon on the way to school that the thing I haven’t raved about is the fact that I’m friends with a Gold Medallist from the Olympics!!!

And you’re going to have to wait until I’ve finished the commentary blogpost to find out how!

(Hint- the Tarzan/Quarry bit features him!)

And on that note, I’ll call it a night and have a cookie!

 

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