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Other news of note

Well since there isn’t anything else to make it the “other” news of note – it is just news of note. I haven’t posted anything about  what has been happening in my life, so here is a bullet point list of things that has happened to me.

  • Not a lot
  • Got a job, still in the job after two months (yay for me)
  • Got tickets to see Muse
  • Got tickets to see the England cricket test match at Headingley
  • Leeds Rhinos have got to Wembley again, to play in the challenge cup final (yay for them)
  • Got tickets to see them at Wembley
  • Went to see Keane
  • ermmm is it worrying I’m already running out of things to put…..
  • Did some other crap not worth putting
  • Not  done much writing (bad for me)

I also went on the hallowed Headingley (rugby side) turf. Which was fun.

 

Ladies ;)

And last of all, I met Charley Boorman (touch me)….

Song of the month – October – And other news of note

A band that i liked, but i have not heard of them for a while “Fun.”, a quick look on the internet showed that they have released a new single. The song “We are young” which features another song of the monthie – Janelle Monae. The song is not normally one i’d like, but the fact it’s been in my head for the past few days must mean good things, i’m looking forward to listening to the rest of the new fun. album.
Any way here is the song.

And a long over due

Other news of note
Leeds are surprisingly in another final this year, getting to their 6th Grand Final in 8 years an amazing achievement, they will be playing St. Helen’s who are in their 6th consecutive appearance, amazing (having lost the last 4, 3 of those to Leeds)!! I will be off on Saturday for the match.

Hope you enjoyed the photos from Rome.

No luck on the job front…

I’ve just ordered a book

I think the cover tells you everything, you need to know about the book. The purchase brings me on to another point, a couple of weeks ago, i did a top 5 comedy TV programs, for some strange reason i completely forgot about Alan and missed him out of the list. He should have be straight in at number one, which would remove extras from the list.

Nothing much has happened on the writing front, which of course get’s me down, but i keep fighting my corner against the doubts in my head that i’m not good enough.

Top 5 Stargate Universe Episodes

Out of the Top 5 i have made to do with the Stargate franchise, this one was the hardest to narrow down to just five episodes. This could be because the episodes are more fresh in my mind than the other series, or it could because many of the 40 episodes are of a very equal standard to each other. That is not to say it’s a better series but probably a more consistent with the episodes than the other shows. That does fit in with the fact it has a larger ark going through the program. I’m going to talk about why i liked the episode not what happened in it, because any one that actually does read this will probably know what happens.

5) Light

The destiny dives into the a sun

This was the first episode of Stargate universe to make me feel something for the character of the show, the danger felt real because the show was new and i was not sure how far they would go to a make risk element in the show. The music was absolutely superb, with what i i considered was the best score in any Stargate episode. While many did argue that the first 30 mins was slow, however i felt it all built up to explosive and hot episode.

4) Lost

The space dino

As the space dino above show this was an action packed episode, with the most use of the all important Stargate than i can ever remember, they visit many different worlds in this episode, each world has it’s own unique feel and it’s builds a lot of tension culminating in a great cliff hanger (which was ruined slightly by the next episode). We find out a lot about one of our character, told through flash backs. We see Greer with an Afro and who would not want that; worth the admission price itself that.

3) Blockade

Awed

Just for the fact the episode has visual effects, that would look good against the latest million dollar blockbuster, makes it deserves a place in the top 5. The second to last episode of the series, and i talked about the episode in my bi-week bi-week  round up of the last episodes of SGU, a couple of month’s ago. The great thing about this that both the A story and the B story are so good that you can’t tell which is which. Another episode that has great music playing throughout.

2) Time

Scott the action hero

This was the episode that even some of the more hardcore Universe neigh-sayers admitted was pretty damn cool. Time takes a well know part of the stargate mythology (the fact a Stargate can send you back in time; given the correct set of circumstances) and create not only a classic Stargate episode but a classic peace of Sci-fi, while the story is not completely original, it is done in original way, some people did not like the like cloverfield (that film) type camera angle, i was neither happy nor angry at it, i did not notice it all that much. I think this was Scott greatest episodes (even though technically not our Scott) i’m confused now.

1) Awakening

Ugly but ever so slightly cute

While not wholly are allies they were the aliens that were arguably the friendly aliens that we met; out there in the big wide universe. The scene which still gives me goosebumps the most in this one, is seeing the room where the Stargate are made. In over 300 episodes of stargate this is the most we ever see of the ancient devices being made. As always the vis effects are awesome and we see Telford take the center stage more, he changed from an annoying hindrance to a friend and a good character.

There is not much inbetween any of the episodes in this top 5.
Episodes such as Common Decent and Malice only just missed out.

Damn i miss Stargate, think i’m going to have get involved in the Gateworld Stargate rewatch.

Other news of note
4 More working days till i’m out of a job, confusing times ahead for me i feel.
Leeds won again and they are just 80 mins away from getting to another Grand final.

I was born with no sphincter

Did you know that ducks lack the sphincter muscle? It just comes out, no matter what. It does not  make a difference if you train a duck it won’t matter they will poop if they need to poop. That why when you go to your local pet store there is no duck section; with little duck beds and toys. No one wants a pet that has no control over when it shits. I like a duck have no sphincter, however instead of the sphincter in my anus which is fully working, although it did let a little too much out to quickly this morning. No it is the sphincter that is situated in my brain, while it is an imaginary thing, it is just as important.

quack

The sphincter in my brain does the same job, which is to keeping the shit out. Sometime i feel i was born without this. It’s not that i go out like a person with tourette and swear at every person i see or tell them what i truly think of them. If that was the case, i’d be fired from my job (i’d have a few comments) and i would have no friends. What happens is what comes out of my mouth albeit not offensive to anyone it will make my life a little more difficult, what i do  is i lie, lie a lot. Boy have i told a few porkers in my life.
A couple of highlights of the last few weeks are;

  1. I’m off traveling for three months; i used recycle details of my sister trip to add some more detail in to this lie.
  2. Saying i took my driving theory test a week earlier than i did, this was for no good reason, that why this is a strange one. *

The lies i do are basically make my life easier, i say them to get people off my back for that moment, but the problem with my lies are that they are easily found out and are only of a benefit for a short period of time.Another thing that the lack of  a brain sphincter means that rather than comment on other people in a negative way, i tend to comment on myself negative way and in opposition to my lying i will tell embarrassing facts in detriment to myself. Take this blog for example, in putting lie number 1 down it could make life kind of complected for the next few weeks  if the wrong people see it.So in conclusion i am a fucking idiot, that makes an already complicated existence that little more complicated.

* I did pass my driving theory test (no lie)

Other news of note

  • Leeds rhinos won for a change, Brian McDermott (the coach) needs to go.
  • I am reading Lord of the rings as watching the movies had made crave the read.
  • I am having a lot of writing trouble at the moment and it’s making me reconsider a few things.

Weekend update

Basically an all Other news of note but this time just;

News of Note 

Being playing some LA Norie, great game, once i have completed it i will go in to more detail.

Ordered two new books online, first the Metal Gear Solid omnibus which is every issue of the metal gear solid comic; based on the 1 and 2 games. Also ordered the new John Scalzi book: Fuzzy Nation. You may know know he is my favorite author, so i’m very excited to read it.

Leeds Rhinos are in the quarter final of the cup, that 6 wins on the bounce, it feels a while since that bad lost against Huddersfield.

Killing Hour by Andrew Gross – A short review

The Killing Hour is by Andrew Gross, Gross is an author that i have never read before but heard of because of work with James Patterson. I do read the odd thriller (Greg Hurwitz, Linwood Barclay being among my favorite’s) but it’s been a while since i’v venture to this genre. This book was a good middle  ground for me, the last two book i read were, the god emperor of mankind and book that take’s all of my little brain power, and the world of Karl Picklington, which took a little less.
If you don’t wan’t to know any of the story then don’t look at the next Paragraph.

It’s the story of a Dr. Jay Handler’s who lives a perfect life. But as in most books, the development happens, his bi polar nephew commits suicide. The Dr goes help out his step brother who is also Bi polar. It look’s a pretty open and shut case. The main problem is clear lack of care shown for his Nephew who was in care. Dr. Handler stays to try and get’s some answer for his family. Things soon take a sinister tone though, information that his nephew was in contact with a police officer who turns up dead; murdered. A 60’s and 70’s cult that had used sex and music to control the followers and were made famous for a number of bloody murdered, are soon linked to his death. Thus the Dr set’s about to solve his nephew death, the police don’t believe him, and only a old ex-alcoholic who had enough of his own horror in his own life, looks a little deeper for the poor (in both senses) of the child.

Unlike lot’s of thrillers that i have read, the emotion felt very real. And i was not surprised to read the afterward and find out a little more about the back story of the writing of the book. It’s a Cliche but this book was a real page turner. It can take me a month to read a book sometime’s granted the more wordy ones. It took me 3 days to read that, which is great for me. The story was enthralling, and it took me all of 20 pages for me to get invested in the book. The style of the book is very a like to James Patterson, short snappy chapter, not all that much description but very good dialogue. It’s a top book, a great read. And since my mum has a few other of Gross’s book laying around, i’m sure i will reading some more of his very soon.

8 out of 10

Other news of note
Leeds beat Crusaders in the challenge cup, though at the cost of three players getting injuries. We also got Harlequin’s at home, which all things considers in pretty good.

PSN is still down…………*sigh* pretty annoying; i should really get to checking my bank account.

I need another job

Song of the Month – April (real)

Sorry about that last post, but now it is past noon and so here is my real song of the month.

In honor of me starting the fourth dune novel; The god emperor of dune. Here is the main theme to the dune film, it’s the best part of the film may i add.


Other news of note

So it was my Birthday on Wednesday, so we went for a nice meal at what seems like the local place that we eat at now. I say local, i mean 4 times in 12 months……..but we don’t go out for meal much. 19 now i feel so old ;). Any-who i got Killzone 3 (Which i have already completed) , The American Office season 5, Keane live on Blu-ray (will have to make do with that until, i get to see them live in real life) the fourth dune novel, some other bits and bobs, and some money; all in all pretty good………….

Also got round to ordering my ticket for the Friday at leeds festival.

Right i’m going to……..

.... watch some Keane on blu-ray and try to imagine i'm there