Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)


Just watched the new not-Harry-Potter trailer, because I really, really do like magic and fantasy. But they're just blowing up New York again. Important thing can be at stake without widespread destruction, you know. And there is much more to fantasy than just a 'twist' on the usual action film.

My Favourite Films/Movies


10 of my favourite films/movies, in alphabetical order, by way of an extended 'about me'. Not a review list.

  1. A Knight's Tale (2001)
  2. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  3. Serenity (2005)
  4. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  5. Stardust (2007)
  6. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
  7. Superman (1978)
  8. The Fifth Element (1997)
  9. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  10. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Stranger Things, Chapter Eight: The Upside Down


Damn, that was good.

Stranger Things, Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat


Stranger Things, Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street

Oh, okay, NOW I'm hooked.

Stranger Things, Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers

Skipped past this because I've never enjoyed a missing child or big conspiracy story before. Just back from being a camp cook for 40, so worn out, saw some favourable reviews from fellow nerds, tried it.

I was pretty much hooked from the opening scene. It's not like the others.

My Favourite TV Series


10 of my favourite TV shows, in alphabetical order, by way of an extended 'about me'. Not a review list.

  1. Agent Carter
  2. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  4. Critical Role
  5. Doctor Who
  6. Firefly
  7. M*A*S*H
  8. Stargate SG-1
  9. Supernatural
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Critical Role, Episode 5: The Trick about Falling


This is some brilliant story telling. The bit where they fall is especially good, I was on tenterhooks.

If you haven't come across it yet, it's D&D played by fantastic actors and voice actors, and made accessible and fun even to those who'd never thought of playing before.

Look here.

My Favourite Books and Comics


20 of my favourite books and comics, in alphabetical order, by way of an extended 'about me'. Not a review list.

  1. Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
  2. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  3. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
  4. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  6. Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
  7. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  8. Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale by Zack Whedon, Joss Whedon, Dave Stewart, Chris Samnee & Steve Morris
  9. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  10. Sparrowdance by Anne Lewis
  11. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  12. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  13. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  14. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  15. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  16. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  17. The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb
  18. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson
  19. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
  20. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

The House of Rooms

Lesson in putting yourself out there. Despite constant sick feeling, turns out I don't fear rejection, much more scared someone might like my book.

Teg follows a job advert to a house with more rooms than it should have, a spaceship under the ballroom, and a portal in the courtyard.