Saturday, April 18, 2009

Patch Me In or should I stay with WoW

World of Warcraft it is a big deal.
Anyway 3.1 came out this week the first new content patch since the new expansion came out. The result is new areas to explore and newly implemented features and a lot of the millions of WoW players coming back to sample the new stuff. The bad news is that the servers can't handle that many people online at the same time. Also factor in the fact the servers running the realms are divided into North America, Europe so on and so forth so basically all the players tend to log on at much the same time.

Add in a crappy Three Mobile dongle (don't even bother with them) which I am now thankfully about to cancel and WoW can be a very stressful undertaking indeed. Well I am not entirely sure whether or not I will leave WoW for awhile or be able to set about getting a phoneline sometime soon so just keep your eyes peeled for more details.

In real life news this week has been good for finding jobs so been filling in the mind numbingly pointless application forms. I mean what is the point I could understand if there was an actual difference between the information requested by the forms and what can be found in my CV but no it is just rewriting something you have already done.

Don't even get me started on interview questions. NO DON'T.

Anyway that is goodbye from me

Monday, April 13, 2009

ME ME ME!!!

I am on a creative writing binge at the moment trying to warm up my creativity for Nanowrimo later this year. If you didn't know Nanowrimo is Nationa Novel Writing Month (which is interesting as it is international really) where you have to write a novel of 50,000 words in the month.

O.o yeah just one month for some serious word crunching. Been trying it for the past 3 years but they were both Fails though last year was nowhere near as epic as the first time, so I'm getting better this time. So for my warm up I will trying a collection of stories set in the dame fictional universe, not sure how big it will be we will just have to see if I can keep my interest in it.

Also I will be re-examining the larger stories that are currently archived on my back up drive. For me larger stories are ones over 10,000 words that I intend to run to more than twice that size so keep your eyes peeled for more info and incidentally I think if you go back far enough over my posts there is an excerpt of a story, I THINK can't be sure.

Anyway hope your Easter was good I'm off to fill in applications.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

TV Blogging

TV Blogging

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
YES it finally did step up and stop making non-stop allusions to religion or whatever and started with simpler story involving John stepping up and dealing with the death of Riley. I always like the dynamic between John and Sarah and lately it has been firing well, the leader of the resistance and his momma that is always likely to end with the two butting heads and onscreen it works well. Add in the Cameron effect and it really goes off like a rocket.

In this episode we also get to see just how important Cameron is in the future as John’s aide but it does make Sarah’s question of why he would send her back interesting. The aforementioned question though may be easily answered as seen during John’s talk with Jesse where he relays his thoughts in the past where he questioned his future self over sending back machines instead of humans to protect him.

This episode was great so let us hope now that they have brought up the quality it stays there.

Doctor Who: Planet of The Dead
WHAT! A good Doctor Who episode you certainly don’t get many of those to the pound. But hey I am not complaining I made a small gamble by stopping Primeval halfway to watch Doctor Who I could have gone either way but it works better this way for my Sunday viewing so there.

Michelle Ryan, an interesting choice and a weird character to be honest but she served her role as eye candy (how tall is she) and equal to deal with the Doctor and his ego. I won’t spoil the story but it is a good standalone tale for sure better than half the last series and that is a conservative estimate. Certainly worth a watch.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Time to step up John

So eagerly anticipating the Sarah Connor Chronicles episode tonight on Virgin 1 (UK) if you are wondering where we are in the run, we are behind the US with Riley's death only being discovered last episode and I think the US are 2 or 3 episodes in front. I am not so sure about this series of T:SCC to be honest there seems to be lots of themes running around like religion. Although there have been some good episodes like Cameron in the Library for instance stands out, it is definitely more interesting to see her interacting with people outside the circle.

At the moment just checking out The Mentalist which is quirky in a similar line to Monk and perhaps Psych though I have not seen the latter.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bloggable

My thoughts go out to the people of L’Aquila in Italy recovering from the earthquake. At last check 91 deaths and 1500 injuries had resulted from the powerful earthquake. Anyway that is enough from me you can read about it here.

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Look at this from Obama
I don’t even know how many years too late this has come sigh especially after listening to an American ranting about Islamic Extremists and refusing to countenance that there is any such thing as Christian Extremism. All this happened on Radio Five Live’s Up All Night program on the 4th April after 1am with Dotun Adebayo. I can’t remember exactly how it started but it really kicked off. I apologise because I cannot find a clip my internet connection won’t even facilitate be opening the BBC Radio Five Live website. Hopefully later I can edit it in.

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Just watched Smallville Series 8 Episode 18 and it just goes to show that one of my many contentions about Smallville remains valid this far into the shows run. That contention is that you never manage back to back awesome episodes it just does not happen. I have also realised that Smallville is like the new un-updated Buffy The Vampire Slayer – full of standalone dross with little to know character development plot development and arcs that are more like straight lines. Any and all the storylines usually account for 4 or 5 episodes and the rest is 80% filler with a little character exposition at the end of the episode like this one.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sorry I've been away ran out of bandwidth :)

Project update
The prep work is going well as I am for a number of prepared entries before the site goes live to make the initial launch go smoothly. Maybe next month I can think about a launch but we will have to see.

Protests
The protests were interesting I remember back when watching the coverage of the protests in Italy for a similar meeting thinking how would we do it in the UK. Now of course feel free to disagree with me but wherever you see legitimate protestors you will see fakers. By fakers I mean government sponsored often off-duty policeman that dress up as protestors and orchestrate flare-ups in order for the police to go all riot control and take more extreme measures against the crowds. No don’t get me wrong there are protestors out there whose main aim is to cause a little destruction but more often than not in these high profile protests when the world’s eyes looking on they get a helping hand from these provocateurs.

Of course that is my opinion I could be wrong.

Televisual Entertainment
So many of my favourite TV treats have recently come to an end, Kyle XY finished up for good a few weeks ago, BSG is now finished but I have yet to catch the last few episodes but it is winding down well, as good a resolve as the Peacekeeper Wars was for Farscape.

Still following Heroes, Smallville and Fringe with Smallville being by far the most disappointing of those shows if not all the shows I have been watching this season. I wonder about Dollhouse I am a huge fan of Eliza Dushku and I wish that Tru Calling had lasted a little bit longer for me it was an interesting show.

In terms of UK TV, Primeval is back and looking good at the moment, I have to agree with a critic I heard on Five Live that they have gone for a real big budget blowout approach to the series and it is different to the previous 2 series, I think this is all in an attempt to fight for ratings so you can’t really blame them. The hope of course is that this new direction doesn’t ruin the series for those of us who bothered to tune in from the beginning.
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