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My Favourite Films/Movies

24.8.16


30 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. A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
  3. Aladdin (1992)
  4. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  5. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  6. Fast Five (2011)
  7. Field of Dreams (1989)
  8. Grease (1978)
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  10. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  11. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  12. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
  13. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  14. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  15. Serenity (2005)
  16. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  17. Stardust (2007)
  18. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
  19. Superman (1978)
  20. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  21. The Avengers (2012)
  22. The Fifth Element (1997)
  23. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  24. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
  25. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  26. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  27. The Matrix (1999)
  28. The Mummy (1999)
  29. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  30. The Road to El Dorado (2000)



Stranger Things, Chapter Eight: The Upside Down

19.8.16


Damn, that was good.


Stranger Things, Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat


WHAT


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

16.8.16


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

  1. Agent Carter
  2. American Gods (probably)
  3. Andromeda
  4. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  7. Chuck
  8. Community
  9. Critical Role
  10. Daredevil
  11. Doctor Who
  12. Eureka
  13. Firefly
  14. Grand Designs
  15. Jessica Jones
  16. Leverage
  17. M*A*S*H
  18. Merlin (BBC)
  19. Miranda
  20. Once Upon a Time
  21. Scrubs
  22. Sherlock
  23. Stargate Atlantis
  24. Stargate SG-1
  25. Supergirl
  26. Supernatural
  27. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  28. The Big Bang Theory
  29. The Librarians
  30. The Simpsons



Critical Role, Episode 5: The Trick about Falling

9.8.16


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

8.8.16


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


  1. Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce
  2. Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
  3. Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
  4. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  5. House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
  6. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  7. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
  8. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
  9. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  10. Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
  11. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  12. Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale by Zack Whedon, Joss Whedon, Dave Stewart, Chris Samnee & Steve Morris
  13. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  14. Sparrowdance by Anne Lewis
  15. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  16. The Adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg
  17. The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
  18. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  19. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  20. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  21. The Immortals by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
  22. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  23. The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd
  24. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  25. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  26. The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb
  27. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson
  28. The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
  29. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones
  30. 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.

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The Mad Ship, The Calm

4.8.16


The panic had passed, and she had been able to join the party, pleading a morning headache as excuse for her absence. Since then, she had wondered if it were strength or a sort of madness that let her pretend she was normal.


(I've found it to be both.)
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