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IW- Independence of the Teenage Dirtbag StormSlayers

A new story at last!

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It’s here at last!! What should’ve been posted on the 4th of July is just over a month late- apologies, much has happened, but here it is, the Prelude to Series 5- INDEPENDENCE OF THE TEENAGE DIRTBAG STORMSLAYERS!

The adventures of the Female Doctor (FemDr) and Elise the Vampire Slayer was not something I had planned to continue after the Easter Special, but I’d had an idea of a Doctor, probably the NeoDoctor visiting a reality-show type with his adventures as Legends/stories and it sort-of grew from there.

I also didn’t have anyone in mind for the roles, but Lexi and Savina kindly agreed. It’s funny actually, because the pictures I used for the cover was part of a photoshoot where Gabby posed for the Last of the Timeladies cover with me, which Anthony K then rejigged for last years epic meeting of NeoDoctor and Timelady Dr. So it’s nice…

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The New Doctor’s got ‘The Look”!

“My Successor? It could even be a Woman. There’s no reason why The Doctor should always be a Man”

Tom Baker on his ‘retirement’ from the role of Doctor Who.

(Quoted from Regeneration- The Mystery of Ages. The Time Travellers Guide by Peter Haining. 1987. (1995 edition))

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So I have finally posted the video I made shortly after the announcement of Jodie Whittaker being cast as the new Doctor.

I didn’t want to get into the whole argument of whether it’s a good move, but you know it is really, so just accept it.

Anyway, Regeneration 101 will go into the whole mechanics of how a sex-change Regeneration works, and there has been precedent, not just over the last couple of years but in the classic series too. Tom Baker himself said why not, and there’s even been a XenoRegeneration (Species-change) I’m also going to explain why the numbering is wrong and get into that as well, oh joy!

But for now, just enjoy my video and the hints of what’s to come in both Doctor Who and Infinite Whoniverses series 5! (Although, Independence is late by a month, with the FemDr and Elise, so that’s almost ready!)

Nanananaa, she’s got THE LOOK!

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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-

 

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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?

 

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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?

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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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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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Attack on Titan, Series 2- Episode 7- SMACKDOWN!

Awesome episode of AOT Tonight. Since I read all the spoilers on Wikipedia (Manga, not Anime) I’ve known it was coming for a while, but the epic reveal and (literal) clash of the Titans as Eren takes on the Colossal and Armoured is stunningly shocking.

I won’t say anything else- but gee, what an epic battle- but what’s happening with The Beast while all this is going on???the_trainees_offer_up_their_hearts_to_mankind

So, all four Human-Titans are out of the closet.  Next there is a death of a major character- but you didn’t hear that from me!

How’s it gonna end, that’s what I don’t know yet, but am looking forward to finding out- I’m just going to steer clear of spoilers from now on!

 

Anything can happen on a 360 shoot!

050Since Liverpool Comic Con, I have been trying to come up with a plan, a way of doing things differently than just going round taking random pictures and trying to edit everything into a semi-coherent video. In the end, I ended up with seven videos- The general walk around/’event’ vid, the Rwby shoot, the Star Wars shoot, My Superclark shoot, two versions of the Doctor Who shoot and three versions of the Cosplay Masquerade, plus Louise Brealey from Sherlock.

While moderately satisfied with the results, I did feel I needed to do something a bit different. I then remembered a guy at Ellesmere Port CC who shot a 360 degree video, which is like a composite of shots- I still don’t really understand how it works, but it got me thinking how could I achieve something similar?

Anime League and Rainbowdrop Cosplay organised another Big Geek Meet in Liverpool, which was my fourth in the two years I’ve been going to events/Cons/Meetups and so on. There was also a shoot in Southport, so I tried it out. Caitlin as Eren (mislabelled Levi) and me spinning round at BGM on the Saturday was okay, but doing individual shoots on Sunday worked much better, with about ten done.

I had to have a try myself to see how it worked, even though each shoot was only a minute or so, with added pictures and (mostly) relevant music. I am fairly happy with the results, so think I will carry on doing more of the same.

So, I guess Anything can Happen on a 360’ Shoot!

 

 

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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-

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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?

 

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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)

 

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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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