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GREY DOMINION TRAILER 4- GREYEARTH-BOUND and CASTING!

“In 2019, the Grey took over the Earth.

Ten years later, it’s about time we took it back.

Grey Earth- Bound. The Revolution begins.

TODAY!”

 

Lucius Leroy Jakaaran. 28/02/2029CE

 

There’s yet another trailer up for GD, short but sweet. LLJ sends out the call to arms.

Now the Next phase of the project is to get the characters cast, something to do over half term!

So LLJ and his sister LORETTA- Human characters, non-white Northern. DARIEL- Elven female. CAPTAIN FAIRFAX- White female. JANIE KUZAZURI- Oriental female

(voices)-EMKON- Yeti male. ‘THE TWINS’- Mutant Greys Male/female COMMANDER RECIUS-Grey male. THE GREYLORD- Female or male.

Now it’s time to get organised Ian- There’s a scary concept!

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Innovative Ian’s Dilemmas- going to the upside down

BBRHjwjI’m unsure which I’m looking forward to most- Game of Thrones 8 or Stranger Things 3. It’s a dilemma because it means I’ll need to re-watch one again.

I saw Thrones before Christmas and reread the novels, so I might have a Stranger Things binge at some point. Thrones 8 is April, yet have to wait ‘til the summer for Things.

It is a dilemma, just not much of one really!

In the meantime, got a new Trailer for Grey Dominion to edit and it is Chinese New Year- Say Ni Hao to the Year of the Pig! I tried making a card in school, but that bombed out, as usual.

Anyway, all this rumbling round my head on a spin-cycle had me dream up a new Stranger Project, so I’ll be doing some test shots over the next week or so.

In the meantime- Welcome to the Year of the Pig, let’s see if Babe can fly!

XIN NIAN KUAI LE!

photo of red paper lanterns

Photo by mentatdgt on Pexels.com

 

 

 

A Winter full of shorts (stories that is!)

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So this is a sequel to last summer’s extravaganza, where I listed a bunch of stories and where I sent them. Nearly all were rejected and I’m still waiting to hear back from HEARTS KISS about Making the First Move and By the Lights of the Silvery Moons.

I’m still fishing for that elusive, slippery First Commission, wriggling like a fish, if you get the imagery. I have been through and dusted off a few tales and sent them out into the ether, hoping for a response, a bit like the search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence, there’s no sign yet, but I’m still hopeful!

So what’s out this glorious Mid-winter’s day then? Well, The Last Christmas of Planet Earth went to ALBEDO 1, Time of the Centuroids was submitted to FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, Terror of the Centuroids, to HARD UNIVERSE, I have sent The Band of Firebrothers to GALAXY’S EDGE, The Beckoning Call to ORSON SCOTT CARD’S INTERGALACTIC MEDICINE SHOW and SID The RoboDetective to ESCAPE POD, and finally Arachnicide was brushed off and sent to AMAZING STORIES. My one new story– I Slept Through the Apocalypse, based on Grey Dominion, I have submitted to ANALOG Magazine.

So there you have it. Ten stories and there are another six that need editing/revising and then it’s trying to finish the next dozen or so I have begun. And Tiglet might be getting a few new tales as well. So I’m looking for a breakthrough, anyway possible.

And that’s all from the Literary Front. If you’re interested in reading any of my published stories, both A Riot in the Library and Inquisition were relegated to being online by the University of Liverpool in 2015 while Incineration Day was included in Epic Anthology in 2014 and the Case of the Missing Mince Pies in the Chester Writers Anthology in 2017. All are listed on my Linked In page-

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON- THE DOCTORS WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS!

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There was no real snow again over the Christmas/New Year holidays, but I knew I had to try and film something, so began the long-awaited stop-motion series. First three are ‘in the can’ as they say, just needing effects/voices music and editing together. I think it’ll be Easter by the time they are all done, but here’s a photo teaser-trailer from the epic prelude to Series 6- entitled The NeoDoctor Adventures!

Time Travelling has never been so much FUN!

 

 

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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!

 

What’s to review?

So I know a few other people are writing about End of Year/what they’ve accomplished etc etc.

Me? I’ve been reading and watching stuff to review, trying to catch up on photo and video editing, so not much progress there.

I have updated and tried turning my Linked In profile into a new CV, which is okay, they left out loads in the conversion to pdf, but it’s a start.

So, here’s a taste of what I’ve been up to lately-

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

Happy 2019!

 

THE TIGLET SHOW returns?-

 

Most of the back row, plus most of the cats have gone walkaboutO my Muppety Goddess! Where did this exercise in cringyness appear from? Talk about Catty-crazy baby! All the episodes gathered together- oh what fun we had!

 

PILOT-

 

https://mrtigletstravels.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/its-the-tiglet-show/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV1tyBFzbos

 

PART 2-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5m6cLVyNno&index=16&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

 

PART 3-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dj1BrdT-Vo&index=17&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

 

TIGLET SHOW CANCELLED-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZfAbo0nxoU&index=18&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

 

PART 4-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqrx5EMUn5I&index=19&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

 

PART 5-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asH1V6C5zfw&index=20&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

 

FINALE-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT0XZo232uE&index=21&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC

 

BEST OF THE GRUMPY CATS-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbl-6urwg8Y&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC&index=22

 

BEST OF PROFESSOR VON OOL-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhS5uYs9as0&index=23&list=PL0XgFU2LKnsjoQvFus3tLUlMT-l_240XC