A new look, for now

I’m mentally exhausted. The last 60 minutes have been spent trying to change my theme on this blog to one that is as clean and simple as possible, while allowing me to have the menus and widgets where I want them.

Unfortunately this is not my personal favourite, but it is as near as I can get it at the moment to that what I want. For now.


I am, Geek

I love science, even more with fiction.

I love fantasy, provided it is well researched.

I love cinema, even if my cinema is my home.

I am intense in my interest of certain things, but this passes quickly. Am I fickle?

I believe vampires are sexy, but would never drink blood.

The most famous vegetarian is Frankenstein’s monster.

I support the minnows. They are me.

If I ruled the world, I would have minions.

I am dangerous. If I had power.

I am weak. I threaten no one.

I eat anything.

Except tripe. Vile.

I write this now, and will regret it tomorrow.

I am not vain. Why read me?


I feel for people who don’t drink…

…  When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.

– Frank Sinatra


Okay, so I removed the word ‘sorry’, because I’m not sorry, and if someone doesn’t drink that’s just great, and obviously healthy, but somehow the sentiment of this quote resonates with me.

I’m not a big drinker, but I do enjoy a drink. I’m a person who is actually more interesting, fun and outgoing when I’ve had a drink, and unlike many others I don’t get the slightest bit aggressive, quite the opposite in fact. I’m not afraid to have a sing, or dance, or tell a joke, or be loud (without being annoying and rude), all things I would be far too shy to do when sober (and normal).

Having a drink, whether it is wine, Jack Daniels or a fizzy Malibu/Bacardi and coke is my way of letting the fun side out. Nothing more.

Time being so prescious…

… I haven’t had time to sit down and write, or to be honest had anything meaningful to say.

It is quite easy to just sit and type and the flurry of finger tapping hopefully will create something comprehensible to the author, and possibly with some degree of luck an unknown reader.

More likely however that such activity will just lead to some inconsequential meandering self-interest.

So the purpose of this short entry is to say how vain I was to write something (in draft, where it will remain for now) about my woes at the time. It was written on 20 December 2012, when I was rightly not feeling too good about my health. It was the little hypochondriac in me that was rearing its unwelcome head. I know not whether I am ill or not, but until I know for certain I should never have allowed my feelings to be so shallow, not when I know albeit via social media several people who have very real and serious health issues to deal with and do so with grace, humour and inspiration.

There that was it. I need to shut up and get real. Besides, I honestly don’t believe I am ill in the sense of needing urgent medical attention. I might not be right, but it’s the sort of ‘not-right’ that a quick appointment with my doctor should sort out.


Hope this works. I don’t intend to post much random clip stuff, there is enough blogs doing that. But, as a total geek, and a childhood fan of the original Japanese films I was naturally deeply unimpressed by Hollywood’s attempt to bring Him to the screen in the dismal 1998 remake.

This short clip which I believe isn’t even a Godzilla film, but rather a dream sequence within a film (I think), shows how on a very modest budget a digital version was created that looked just like the original.

Hopefully Hollywood will have taken note from the 1998 film and what can be achieved here.Watch “ALWAYS 2: Sunset on Third Street Sequel: Godzilla, King of the Monsters!” on YouTube

Goodbye 2012, Its been emotional!

Another piece of deeply personal writing from my Twitter friend Justjayce.com

Goodbye 2012, Its been emotional!.

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