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FUN FACTOID NO.1- NOODLES!

pexels-photo-1028734.jpegFUN FACTOID NO.1- NOODLES!

Think I might need to spice the blog up a bit. So one thing I think I might do each week is try to find something to rave or rant about. This Week-

NOODLES BABY!

Maybe I listen too much to Steve Wrights Radio 2 show, or watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, but I think one thing I would find difficult to give up if there’s ever an Alien Invasion or Zombie Apocalypse, or I somehow find myself stranded on a Desert Island- is noodles. Why- I don’t know, I had some for tea the other day, the Chicken variety, and it’s something I thought of. The Spicy stir-fry is awesome, but you need plenty of water/juice to wash it down with.

 

Anyway, just something I thought I’d share!

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Events- FOR THE LOVE OF SCI-FI- Liverpool Comic Con Edition

033It was yet another manic Sunday as I headed off on an epic journey to the Echo Exhibition centre in Liverpool for a Regeneration of Liverpool comic con nearly three weeks ago.

When I heard that MCM had dropped Liverpool from its roster, I had hoped someone else might take over. Phil from Mersey Comic Con, the first CC event I went to at Liverpool Uni in 2015, OR Paul who put on the excellent Southport CC, or Dave from MSE, or Loz from Hamfest or Alistair from Chester or Jaime from Wales.

Stepping into the breach at the Exhibition centre was Andy who runs FOR THE LOVE OF SCI-FI weekend at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park, Manchester. FTLOSF was the best CC of 2016. A perfect way to end the year. I got so many pictures and enough clips that ended up in about half a dozen videos, including two episodes of Dr. RRR and the cosplay group shoot. Funtimes.

December 2017 was less fun. I had wanted to go Saturday and then Wales CC Sunday, but Saturday had sold out because William Shatner was there, so went Sunday. It was a bit cramped and overcrowded, it didn’t help there was queues all over, so I took what photos I could and went back for Movie Wonderland at the end of Christmas, which was like a ghost town, but much better for shooting videos!

Anyway, the week before the event I had strained a muscle in my leg and had been limping to work, so Saturday rested it.

I thought it was much better Sunday, but as I walked up the steps there was a massive spasm and it was painful hobbling round. Think I might have overdone it a bit! Even sitting down for lunch (at £10 for fries, 5 pieces of chicken and a 7up) it still ached, so got a few interviews, although the background chatter was still noisy, but then, the upstairs lounge area wasn’t available this time. I hope that changes for next year. The Arena Stage wasn’t used either, might have been because there was a Gymnastics event on, but I hope the stage area might be moved back in there next time.

So, for a first attempt it was really good, shame I couldn’t enjoy it more as my leg was being such a pain, both figuratively and literally!

I think though there should be a Thunderbirds exhibit next time, as Andy and his team did jump in just like International Rescue

Thanks to Christian W, Andy T and Thomas H for the interviews.

Thanks to Delroy, Mark, and all the Cosplayers!

Thanks Paul, Nic, Sheikh and other stallholders/exhibitors

Thanks to the Andy and the Organisers for rescuing it. And Exhibition Centre staff for hosting.

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Also- my favourite moment was being on a Colonial Turbine- the flying bike from Galactica 1980- Thanks Mark, Kev and Phil!

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WARNING- SERIES 6 SPOILERS AND 7 THEORIES AHEAD!!

 5 things to look forward to in game-of-thrones 7

GoTh is back- but I’ve been way behind in blogposts and videos lately, so there won’t be a dvd review of series 6, or a ’12 jaw-dropping moments’-style write up, though a few might make it into this ramble.

Anyway, Tiglet joined the Night Watch and came up with Five Reasons he’s excited about it as well-

 

5)-

Will The Hound meet Arya Stark again?

He came back in style last season and looks like he’s joining with Thoros and Dondarrion. Now Arya’s avenged the Red Wedding (another jaw-dropper!) So will they meet up again, now she’s working on her To-Kill-list?

 

4)-

Queen Cersei cracking down?

She wiped out The High Sparrow and probably most of his Religious order, but there’s probably a few more scattered about. She’s made so many enemies though, will House Lannister stand alone?

 

3)-

Jon Snow’s true parentage.

Oh my Geeky Goddess- what a twist. Bran knows, but he’s got to get past the Wall and back to Winterfell pronto- will he make it? Probably not something to send by Raven!

 

2)-

Dragons back in Westeros!

It’s become something of a thing for the series to end with a Dragon-shot, but series 6 outdid them all. Daenerys also had so many moments- Walking out of the flames of the Dosh Kaleen, riding Drogon, setting slave fleet on fire and the final scene, leading the Allied Targaryen fleet, Dragon Banners leading the Khalasar to Westeros, her allies alongside. But where will they land? In Dance of Dragons, the Golden Company got scattered all over the Stormlands, but there’s a rumour she’s heading North, but wherever she ends up, get ready for War!

 

1)-

Will the Night King and the Whitewalkers reach the Wall?

There was something in the novels about a Horn that might have the power to break the Wall. Benjen Stark (Coldhands in the books) mentioned there’s spells protecting the Wall, but what if they fail? It’s clear that it’s all crashing together- will Daenerys vision of a Throne room in ruins and covered in snow come true???

So there are a few questions that could get answered in the seventh series, plus a few of my own theories about how it may go.p14160794_b_v8_aa

We’ll just have to watch with baited breath-

Winter has come and The Long Night is falling-

GAME OF THRONES SERIES 7!

 

 

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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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5 REASONS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT- Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) Series 2!

20130617041535a0di52mlkhbv0psq“There is a wild fire inside you, burning desire you can’t extinguish

Your crimson arrow rips through the twilight; this is the moment for war!”

Guren No Yumiya- Attack on Titan theme- Linked Horizon/Hiroyuki Sawano- English lyrics by Ama Lee

 

Attack on Titan Series 2 is on! In Japanese- English dubs won’t be for a while.

Doctor Who is also back- but it’s AoT that I’m more excited about, which may seem strange from all the Who-related stuff I’ve been writing/filming/posting over the past few years.

Anyway, Tiglet joined the Survey Corp and came up with Five Reasons he’s excited about it-

 

5)-

WHY is there a Titan in The Wall?

The second biggest twist of the finale- a bit of wall coming loose and the face of another colossal Titan revealed. Another mystery.

 

4)-

What Happens to Annie?

She’s in a crystalline cocoon, deep underground. What will happen when she wakes up? Did she do that to protect the identities of the other Human Titans? I know who the Colossal and Armoured ones are, only because I looked up the Manga on Wikipedia and it gives ALL the details!

 

3)-

A Major Character dies.

Again, because of the Manga/Wikipedia I know who it is, but not how, so have deliberately not read that far ahead. Will the Second series have that in it?

 

2)-

Titans DEFENDING Humans/The Wall???

WHAT? Why might be a more pertinent question. That raises the question of who actually built it, it would have taken a very long time, as it encompasses most of Europe (even though the series is made in Japan, the setting is futuristic/post-apocalyptic Europe)

 

1)-

What’s in the basement of Erin’s House?

Something they set out to do, but never completed because of Annie, but the secret of Erin’s transformation and maybe how Human/Titan hybrids are made could be there. And since Erin’s Father has disappeared, he could be the one with all the answers, I just don’t know.

So there are a lot of questions that could get answered in the second series.

We’ll just have to wait and see won’t we?

 

“Song for the Reluctant Heroes,

Oh give me your strength,

our life is too short.

Song for the Reluctant Heroes.

I wanna be brave, like you.

From my Heart”-

Reluctant Heroes- Hiroyuki Sawano and MPI

 

 

 

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5 REASONS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO ROGUE 1

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1)The Original Opening Crawl intro-

“IT IS A PERIOD OF CIVIL WAR. REBEL SPACESHIPS, STRIKING FROM A HIDDEN BASE HAVE WON THEIR FIRST VICTORY AGAINST THE EVIL GALACTIC EMPIRE.

DURING THE BATTLE, REBEL SPIES MANAGED TO STEAL SECRET PLANS TO THE EMPIRE’S SECRET WEAPON, THE DEATH STAR, AN ARMOURED SPACE STATION WITH ENOUGH POWER TO DESTROY AN ENTIRE PLANET”

Star wars 1977 original opening crawl text.

So, here it is, 39 years later- the film based on that background text that introduced the very first Star Wars movie, later renamed A New Hope and the Fourth Episode of a projected nine. It’s got a heap of expectations on it though.

2) Hints in other media-

There was a radio play set beforehand and some of the novels had their own interpretation. The Han Solo Trilogy by AC Crispin told of a raid on Toprawa by Bria Tharen and Red Hand Squad. Battlefront 2 on the PS2 had a breakout on the Death Star and plans transmitted to Polis Massa and then the Tantive 4. So this would be the fourth version, since Disney took over and everything written beforehand has been shunted into a parallel universe, giving them a blank slate. (Although Grand Admiral Thrawn is turning up in Rebels series 3, which means they haven’t jettisoned everything like a load of Spice from the spice mines of Kessel then)

3) “That’s no moon, it’s a space station”

Obi Wans ominous recognition of the sheer, err enormity of the problem facing them is played well. The look of horror on his face as the Millennium Falcon approaches the Death Star is priceless- Immense, powerful, the ultimate power in the universe! About time it was revisited, shiny and new!

4) Obi Wan’s Narration over The First Trailer-

“For a thousand Generations the Jedi were the Guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the Dark Times, before The Empire.”

As a Tie Fighter soars over a jungle, the outline of the Death Star is seen for the first time- an iconic image and one that sent a shiver up my spine! The trailers since then have built upon that, as well as giving more tantalising glimpses into the characters (and ships/vehicles- the AT-AT’s are back!)

5) There’s more to come!

If I was going to be cynical, then I’d say since taking over the franchise, Disney has upped its marketing and merchandising, milking the SW cashcow for all it’s worth.

Well, I won’t. Like I stated earlier, Lucasfilm has created a blank slate between Return of the Jedi and The New Trilogy. Rebels has been pretty good. The Live-action series has yet to materialise, but a number of spin-off/stand alone films has been announced. Boba Fett, Han Solo and even Yoda are getting their own films, but I’d love to see some of the Beings from the Cantina get their own film- Muftak the Talz or a Snaggletooth movie! Yeah, that could work- explore the difference between the tall blue snaggletooth’s and the smaller red ones! Maybe the red support the Empire and the rarer blues the Rebellion maybe?

Come on Lucasfilm, get it done!

 

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Events- FOR THE LOVE OF SCI-FI COSPLAY SHOOT

15107379_10209735684622581_4515850338791953191_n-copyIt’s been a yet another manic Sunday as I headed off on an epic journey to Trafford Park in Manchester for the inaugural FOR THE LOVE OF SCI-FI weekend at Bowlers Exhibition Centre.

A bit further out of my way than usual with a stroll near the Bridgewater canal along a stretch I didn’t do in my epic hike two years ago from Runcorn to Manchester, but it was a very nice day, if a bit on the chilly side of the Force (but not Hoth-cold, if you get what I mean!)

From just-after sunrise to just-before sunset I got 360 pictures and video footage. Going through that was epic enough, cutting 45 and looking at what could make it into a video. Here’s a taster- something that’s not your average Cosplay Contest- there wasn’t one, but an epic Star Wars themed shoot as Uncle George corralled as many Cosplayers as possible into a corner. I immediately found the best vantage point, practically invading the stage, but the results were well-worth the effort.

I also noticed it was a bit Christmassy- several Leia’s and Han’s, Eight Stormtroopers, Six Jawas, a few Bounty Hunters, Three Imperial Royal Guards, Two Tie Fighter Pilots and Scout Troopers, One Wookie/Moff Tarkin/Darth Vader/Darth Maul/Lando and an R2D2 rolling up late! (But not in a Pear tree it has to be said!)

So just need to edit/process the pictures and make a video- no pressure there then! Think it’ll be later in the week, still haven’t finished sorting Wholock photos from LAST weekend- oops, better get my skates on like Yuri then!

 

Thanks to George for directing the Troops!

Thanks to Delroy, Camille and all the Cosplayers!

 

Thanks to the Andy and the Organisers for putting on an AWESOME event!

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Special thanks to Vayle Mystery/Skyborn for the fantastic Cover Theme-

Star Wars- Throne Room Rock anthem!

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A TIGLETVERSE PRESENTATION 2016

 

“THE FORCE IS STRONG IN THIS ONE!”