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ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS- THE BEST OF 2018

Time for another video update, well over due anyway, like my Library books probably are!

I had thought about another 10-15 minute epic, but Eric Calderone’s Metal cover of Bohemian Rhapsody swayed me toward something quick and simple, although watching it back, there should have been a few tighter edits- though the end is probably one of the funniest things I saw all year.

There are a few new events I’ve been to- Bolton Comic Con, Lightnight Liverpool, as well as The Pirate Festival and Fire sessions with the Fire Project. I even took in a bit more architecture, though I’m not sure about Art Fairs anymore.

Wildlife has been a bit thin on the ground, seeing the Fox was great, but need to practice that a bit more. Comic Cons are still the main events, so I’m looking at going London or Birmingham this year.

And there were a few Welsh Castles, something else to finish off, at least in North Wales anyway.

So there you go, Any way the wind blows, the Best of 2018!

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The End of another Term

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I made it to the end of another year at Millview, which was quite a surprise as I never intended to.

Over the past year I’ve been applying for jobs, sending CV’s and pitching ideas/stories, none of which have gotten me anywhere. Nothing has changed at all, well, except my credit card debt has increased, but nothing positive. So I’m still going back and forth like a game of eternal ping-pong. This past week alone has seen a diversion on the bus route, train delays and cancellations and I even got on the wrong train home and had to change to go back just two stops last night, not fun.

 

But it has been a good Term overall. Got to meet new Reception class while doing Mid-day cover, updated Safeguarding and brushed up on First Aid. Made a few new crafty-things, even though I’m no good at that, I’ll give it a go, including Dreamcatchers! Went to see Wizard of Oz at the Storyhouse with KS2.  got some great photos of Rory Mcgann’s art Mural. Won a few things at the Tombola at the Xmas fair, and had a challenge putting the marquee up, though it was easier taking it down! Even got to do some interview prep with my boss and take home three bags of food on the final day.

 

So it has been good, for the most part, I just wish I could teleport/fly/go through a mini-Stargate to beat the traffic once in a while!

At least I get a break over Christmas to recharge, refocus and get this Blogathon moving, as well as catch up editing/posting photos and videos. Although I did not go back to Chester Zoo, I did catch the tail end of the Saturnalia/Winterwatch parade, so that’s something new I have been meaning to do for a few years done.

And then I’ll be ready to get back into it in the New Year, for now, that’s my End of Term report!

 

 

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A TIGLETVERSE PRESENTATION 2018

 

 

 

771st post-IAN’S TRAVELBLOG ADVENTURES/TIGLETVERSE PHOTOGRAPHY Update

So I’ve not been blogging about much lately, think that should change- one thing I have been focusing on is a new CV/Resume, using LinkedIn as the template- So here’s what I put about ITA/TVP-

Travel and Event photography and videography. I have built up a diverse portfolio over seven years. Began with Hiking/outdoors and Nature photography and expanded to include a variety of events/exhibitions/Comic Cons/Wildlife and Urban cityscapes. Currently working on Christmas lights/Winterscapes 2 projects.

Old website-

https://ianstravelblogadventures.wordpress.com/

TVP ON FACEBOOK-

https://www.facebook.com/MrTigletsTravels/

NATURE-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUGwdh28FA&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjckvckcNincZfXf-nHh-n3

BEST VIDEOS-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GX5WjldeaE&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsgiDeGTEbl8Q-P-TjzGO0uv

500TH VIDEO AND YOUTUBE PLAYLIST-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaue26mycgk&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjXmljclH-Tds9AIYiUvvUZ&index=246

So there you go, a bit of an update!

 

Tiglets Time Travels- THE ENTIRE SAGA!

EP 1

Mr Tiglet began as a hiking mascot in early 2012 for Ian’s Travelblog Adventures, then gradually began taking over.

Devising a story arc for Tiglet’s Time Travels over two years was an epic Storytelling project. The First season was an exercise in storytelling using photographs and in poetic form and expanded into an epic storyline over the next few months. I finished the series in December 2013, an epic 17k words in 32 episodes, which is not bad, given that I had to make it with virtually no money and little resources, using whatever I could find to build/paint and shoot the series.

The sequel- Tiglet’s Timewars is undergoing planning, although I have no idea when it will be ready for release.

 

SEASON 1-LOST IN TIME

Original post-

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/tiglets-time-travels-2/

Revamped-

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/tiglets-time-travels-revamped-series-1-lost-in-time/

Videos-

Ep1- LOST IN TIME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ONWTvPJ8QE&index=28&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

Ep2- STOWAWAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRJ_PsQ4iAA&index=29&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

ep3-RESURGENCE OF THE GIANT GLOW-IN-THE-DARK-SPIDERS FROM BEYOND THE MILKY WAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y79vWhY7EAs&index=30&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

Ep4- BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIG-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6AgXXaTe3k&index=31&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

EP5- ZAURIUS Z’ROMA-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8BH6LHjuOo

EP 6- MRS TIGLETS TIME TRAVELS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvo8-TZ5yw&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC&index=32

TIGLET’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL-

https://iancaimercer.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/tiglets-christmas-special/

 

SEASON 2- THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME-

EPISODE 1- EMPIRE OF THE TERRORCATS-

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/tiglets-time-travels-season-2-the-shape-of-things-to-come/

EPISODE 2- STRANDED IN THE BLITZ!

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/tiglets-time-travels-season-2-the-shape-of-things-to-come-episode-2-stranded-in-the-blitz/

EPISODE 3- THE PROPHECY

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/tiglets-time-travels-season-2-the-shape-of-things-to-come-episode-3-the-prophecy/

EPISODE 4- ROARY’S STORY

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/tiglets-time-travels-season-2-the-shape-of-things-to-come-episode-4-roarys-story/

EPISODE 5- ATTACK OF THE RACHNOIDIONS

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/tiglets-time-travels-season-2-the-shape-of-things-to-come-episode-5-attack-of-the-rachnoidions/

EPISODE 6- IN TOO DEEP

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/tiglets-time-travels-season-2-the-shape-of-things-to-come-episode-6-in-too-deep/

2013 Easter Special- Series 3 prologue

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/tiglets-easter-special/

 

SEASON 3- REVELATIONS AND REVOLUTIONS

EPISODE 1- VINDICATION DAY

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/tiglets-time-travels-season-3-revelations-and-revolutions/

EPISODE 2- ZAURIA THE TIME PROTECTOR

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/tiglets-time-travels-season-3-revelations-and-revolutions-ep-2/

EPISODE 3- REVELATIONS AND REVOLUTIONS

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/tiglets-time-travels-season-3-revelations-and-revolutions-episode-3/

EPISODE 4- THE CONCLAVE

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/tiglets-time-travels-season-3-revelations-and-revolutions-episode-4/

EPISODE 5-   TIGLET, IN AN ADVENTURE WITH PIRATES!!!

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/tiglets-time-travels-season-3-revelations-and-revolutions-episode-5/

EPISODE 6- THE LAST STAND OF THE LEONIUS

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/tiglets-time-travels-season-3-revelations-and-revolutions-ep-6/

 

 

SEASON 4- THE COMING OF THE ROARBRINGERS

EPISODE 1- ORIGIN

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/tiglets-time-travels-season-4-the-coming-of-the-roarbringers/

EPISODE 2- WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/tiglets-time-travels-season-4-the-coming-of-the-roarbringers-2/

EPISODE 3- RETURN TO THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIG!

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/tiglets-time-travels-season-4-the-coming-of-the-roarbringers-3/

EPISODE 4- THE SCOURGE OF SKAARVATOR

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/tiglets-time-travels-season-4-the-coming-of-the-roarbringers-4/

EPISODE 5-   ROARBRINGERS!

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/episode-5-roarbringers/

EPISODE 6- THE WAY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/episode-6-the-way-it-should-have-been/

 

 

SEASON 5- FOR BLOOD AND FOR GLORY!

EPISODE 1- REUNIFICATION (or THE WAY IT SHALL BE)

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/tiglets-time-travels-season-5-for-blood-and-for-glory/

EPISODE 2- THE STORY OF THE TIMESHIP KLAWHAMMER

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/tiglets-time-travels-series-5-episode-2-the-story-of-the-timeship-klawhammer/

EPISODE 3- ALL THE PIECES INTO PLACE

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/tiglets-time-travels-season-5-for-blood-and-for-glory-2/

EPISODE 4- FOR BLOOD AND FOR GLORY!!!

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/tiglets-time-travels-season-5-episode-4-for-blood-and-for-glory/

EPISODE 5-   TIGLET’S TIMERANGERS

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/episode-5-tiglets-timerangers/

EPISODE 6- THE END OF THE TIMEROAD

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/tiglets-time-travels-season-5-episode-6-the-end-of-the-timeroad/

 

THE EPILOGUE- JAN.14

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/tiglets-time-travels-the-epilogue/

“As the Time windows were closed and sealed, the Z’Romians returned to their Timeline and the Family of Tiglet settled in their new home, none of them had any idea that there were gathering clouds on a distant horizon.

But that is, as they say, another epic tale, to be told another time, and in another place.”

FROM THE EPILOGUE- Tiglet’s Time Travels will continue- someday!

 

 

 

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ENDORSE/LIKE/FOLLOW/CONNECT!

I’ve been updating my profile on Linked In and noticed there are a few other places I need to update, so here’s a few that need likes/endorsements/connections etc!

Thanks!

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

https://twitter.com/IanCaiMercer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN8Wv832-_MbvFS2oEvFfEA

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Ian-Cai-Mercer/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AIan%20Cai%20Mercer

https://www.flickr.com/photos/162690167@N08/

https://www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/101027/

https://www.stage32.com/lounge/introduce_yourself/Ian-Cai-Mercer

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/9247141.Ian_Cai_Mercer

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/iancaimercer/

http://www.bucketlistpublications.com/2013/03/18/an-adventure-beyond-the-rabbit-hole-on-the-lewis-carroll-trail-with-ian-cai-mercer-and-mr-tiglet/

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MrTigletsTravels/

https://www.facebook.com/Grey-Dominion-289336418489458/?ref=py_c

https://www.facebook.com/infinitewhoniverses/

 

 

 

500TH VIDEO!

So, I’ve finally made 500 videos, well, I’ve got the footage for a few more, so it’s mainly been catching up on editing the last couple of weeks, it’s a bit later than expected.

 So, I ended up realising one of the best things I have filmed was the Sunset from West Kirby Marine Lake the day after the Longest day in June. Shows how much I fell behind in editing that it’s taken me this long to sort it out, but I did it!

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A Summer full of shorts (stories that is!)

imagesCA8CH531It’s that time again when I get the usual bunch of short stories sent off to be rejected. Most were submitted in May, but a few done today takes the tally to nine, the most out at one time, I think. Okay, there’s four already ‘out there’, both A Riot in the Library and Inquisition were relegated to being online by the University of Liverpool while Incineration Day was included in Epic Anthology and the Case of the Missing Mince Pies in the Chester Writers Anthology last year. None of them I was paid for, by the way, so I’m still fishing for that elusive, slippery First Commission, wriggling like a fish, if you get the imagery.

 

So what’s out? Well, The Last Christmas of Planet Earth is with Analog, Time of the Centuroids with Galaxy’s Edge, The Bestiarium, revised three times and probably-most-rejected-story-ever is with 3LBE, Terror of the Centuroids, eight years old this August, is with The Masters Review New Voices, Making the First Move and By the Lights of the Silvery Moons are both with Hearts Kiss. Today I have sent The Band of Firebrothers to Third Flatiron, The Beckoning Call to Apex and SID The RoboDetective to Asimov’s.

 

Writing is like slogging through treacle, a tough hike that makes you wonder why you bother, although with my hikes I always manage to find something unexpected and occasionally even spectacular. Red Rocks up at Hoylake was awesome last weekend, and I’m looking at going back to film an episode of Infinite Whoniverses at some point. Another example would be the spot I found on the Sandstone Trail last year and the silence was incredible. It’s these little gems that make it worthwhile. With story writing, the thrill is the same, when you find that moment that just gives you a cosmological whammy and it’s something you’ve written. Amazeballs!

 

Anyway, after writing that I think I’ll head off to the Coast again, because it’s gonna be another glorious day and because life’s a Beach!

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