Birthday Down, Two Months To Go

I was indeed harumph years old on October 30th. which always signals the impending close of yet another year, this time 2015, which with all the best will possible has been something of a fleeting and not particularly polished turd amongst many others.

Birthday wise, the Good was…

The Third Man BD

Yay! The new 4K restoration of one of my all-time fave films, on Blu-ray. Thanks, Nigel. 🙂 Steve got me some Phibes Blu goodness, too. Double Yay!

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Number 12 (or 13…)

Well, it’s fair to say last year’s Capaldi debut series of Doctor Who got me thinking about the show quite a bit. And he’s a great Doctor. Shame about the scripts, for the most part. The reminder to watch lots of Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker shows was a positive, anyhow.

I’ve been thinking about experimenting with caricature styles, so, for a quickie (took about an hour, I guess), I had a go at Capaldi.

Number 12

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Ready For My Closeup, Mr Pertwee

You see, my dog has this thing about being in a classic (specifically Jon Pertwee) Doctor Who serial. Which would, in itself, require time travel. But that’s not a problem. So what do you think would suit him? A particularly hairy maggot from “The Green Death”? Or an equally hirsute Drashig from “Carnival of Monsters”? Cast your votes!

Feral Fred 2014

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Now Where Were We…?

I’ve had some lapses on this blog (which, it perplexes me to note, is 14 years old next month), but this one is a whole new level—first post of 2014?! Yeah. Well, the fact that the Website has literally been offline since April probably didn’t help any…

But we’re back. And spruced up a little. The front page and the portfolio section need finishing up but everything else appears to be functioning, and nothing’s missing.

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Weight & Traffic Reductions

I’ve lost a small amount of weight. It was intentional. I think a bit more could come off, too, although otherwise I’d like to tone my arms and stomach a bit. It’s not like I’m overweight, really, so much as slack and out-of-shape. But it’s a start, ain’t it. I may regress, obv, but I’m hoping not to… slackness is a common curse of middle-age I’m not awfully ready to embrace at the tender age of 28, *cough*…

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In March 2012, I have mostly…

…been watching: season two of Lost Girl. Intellectually (hah), I’m sure this show doesn’t hold up for a second. And yet, I love it loads. It’s been getting better and better lately—I watched eps 19-20 last night. Also enjoying the Nikita reboot, and again, it’s a ‘leave your brain at the door’ deal, but I don’t have a problem with that. Maggie Q is great and Xander Berkeley is always fun to watch. What has not grabbed me, although I’ve only watched two (or is it three?) eps, is season two of The Walking Dead. Yeah, yeah, season one was quite good. It’s nothing George Romero hadn’t already done in 1978 and 1985 but, the atmosphere and pacing was solid. This time round I’m struggling to care.

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