Pandragon Dan http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog Pandragon Dan en Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:32:19 GMT Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:52:39 GMT 60 Panda Dan Monium Vlog 3: My New Novel http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/panda-dan-monium-vlog-3-my-new <p> Today on my vlog I talk a little bit about my upcoming novel, <em>Amanda Moonstone: The Missing Prince. </em>Here you'll get a look at more artwork and learn a little more about the story of the book.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And if you could share this video with everyone that would be great. 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Some of you may have noticed that I’ve not posted anything about <em>Final Ragnarok: He Returns</em>, which is to be the last novel in the <em>Draconica </em>series. Unfortunately, the reason for this is that, due to circumstances beyond my control, <em>Final Ragnarok: He Returns</em> has been put on hold indefinitely. Don’t worry, the novel has NOT been cancelled – it’s just been put on hold whilst I sort a few more things out. So those who were on tenterhooks from <em>Final Ragnarok: She Returns</em> and wondered how it will end, you’re just gonna wait a bit longer I’m afraid.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But fear not! For those wanting their <em>Draconica </em>fix, <em>The Dragonkin</em> comic is still going on webtoons. In fact more episodes have been added in so you can see how the fight between Mordak and Zarracka goes on. To see more episodes, head over to:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/episodeList?titleNo=1235"><strong><u>The Dragonkin on Webtoons</u></strong></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And while you’re there, why not check out Alexis M Centeno’s thriller comic <em>Grandpa</em>. It’s doing really well and is in with a chance of winning!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/episodeList?titleNo=1405"><strong><u>Grandpa</u></strong></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And finally, the big announcement – it was recently announced via Paper Crane Books that <em>Amanda Moonstone: The Missing Prince</em> now has a release date of 24th February! I have also been handed the final manuscript to work through and my artist is just working through the final bits of artwork for it. I am REALLY excited about this, guys and can’t wait for the book to be out.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But if you want a little taste of what to expect, I have just released a sample chapter of the book on my Patreon page. So if you’re a patron you can read it before anyone else! Head over to my Patreon page to see for yourself.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1519961&amp;u=460599&amp;alert=3"><u><strong>Amanda Moonstone: The Missing Prince Prologue on Patreon (Patrons only)</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> More updates to come as and when they are released. 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Here I look at something that has REALLY got my hackles up!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Enjoy and please leave a like, subscribe to my channel or comment. 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There are TV shows that make you cry, TV shows that make you laugh, TV shows that make you warm inside... hold on, have I just cut and pasted the into to my last blog?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ahem.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Anyway, what I was gonna say is that occasionally, there is a TV show that comes out that is good – but I don’t think people appreciate HOW good it is. By the same token, it could be a show that is reviled by TV audiences and critics, but I actually consider it to be an underrated masterpiece. And then of course there are those shows that are good, but just overlooked due to any number of reasons.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So today, I’m looking the Top Five shows that in my opinion, usually get overlooked and not really appreciated for the gems that they are. These are the shows that I feel don’t get the credit they truly deserve, despite the fan following. So here are my Top Five TV Shows That Deserve More Credit. These shows aren't necessarily &quot;underrated&quot; as such, I just think that they deserve a little more praise than they actually get.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As always, this is in no particular order and just my opinion.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="755" original-width="502" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_589da8f7a3ef4318bed8cc18044b3101.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 451px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>1. <em>Spartacus</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This encompasses the series from <em>Blood and Sand</em>, <em>Vengeance</em>,<em> War of the Damned</em> and the prequel series <em>Gods of the Arena</em> . This series is a stylised retelling of the Third Servile War, the famous slave revolt lead by a gladiator named Spartacus. Filmed in a similar way to <em>300</em>, the show involves bright colours, tons and tons of blood and of course, boobs. And plenty of cocks as well.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ahem...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So on the surface it seems like nothing but an excuse to have half naked (and sometimes completely naked) characters bathe in blood. And yeah that’s pretty much all this show is.&nbsp; And I love it!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Normally I tend to stay away from shows that tend to place violence over story, but for this show I’ll make an exception. Why? Because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It knows exactly what it is and doesn’t try to be anything else. Here’s something else that I think people tend to overlook. Remember that the major theme of this show (at least in the first and prequel series) is the idea of the gladiatorial games. These games were created for the purpose of appeasing the crowds and appealing to their violent side, in the same way that Wrestling or Boxing is kind a way for people to vent their desire for violence, the same with action movies. Ergo, this show is basically “giving the audience what it wants”, and that in itself makes it a subtly clever show. Though I must admit even I get pissed off with the amount of Zach Snyder “Slow Down and Speed Up” it uses.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It also has a pretty cool cast as well, including guest stars Lucy Lawless of <em>Xena </em>fame (awesome) and Craig Parker who you may remember as Haldir from <em>Lord of the Rings</em>. And John Hannah as Batiatus is always a joy to watch. Just hearing his colour choice of words is chuckle worthy, especially when he says “Jupiter’s Cock”. Interestingly enough, a lot of these actors have since moved over to Arrow, Manu Bennett (Crixus) playing Slade Wilson and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) playing Amanda Waller as two examples.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It’s also worth mentioning the tragic passing of Andy Whitfield, who played Spartacus in the first series. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and sadly passed away, causing his role to be taken over by Liam Macintyre. Any death is tragic and this is no exception, especially for one so young. It was nice they did a tribute to him at the end of the last episode.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So all in all, this series is an entertaining one and something that you can just shut your brain off to enjoy. It doesn’t take itself seriously and neither should you. Whether you want to see sexy ladies or hunky guys, this show has you covered. What more can you possibly ask for?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="366" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_9274c576670346e68e2552e7411efc58.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 224px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>2. <em>The Musketeers</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A retelling of the classic tale of <em>The Three Muskerteers</em>, I must admit I didn’t expect to enjoy this nearly as much as I did. And judging by the reviews this show has got over time, neither did the critics.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This BBC show follows the story of the adventures of Porthos, Athos, Aramis (played by Santiago Cabrera – whom you may remember as Isaac from <em>Heroes</em>) and D’Artagnan as they serve a pouty King Louis and fight many different enemies and face pretty tough situations. Throw in a subplot about Milady, a femme fatale that is seeking revenge against her former lover Athos and you got a recipe for a pretty decent show, right?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Actually, yes you have!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Like <em>Spartacus </em>this show doesn’t always take itself seriously and it isn’t afraid to have fun with the plot. But don’t be deceived – this show can get REALLY dark sometimes. I’ve actually been quite shocked at how adult the themes get at times. And because the show is usually light hearted, it makes the dark themes that much more prevalent and this is the reason why I feel it’s a better show than people give it credit to be. It has that perfect balance of humour and darkness – same as <em>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The characters are also nicely put together and the Musketeers themselves are suave, honourable, funny and pretty badass (D’Artagnan obviously being the one that the fangirls cheer on). Some complain about the way the females seem to portrayed as secondary characters, but I think they have a lot of strength to them as well.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But here is somewhere that <em>The Musketeers</em> succeed where a lot of shows don’t. In one episode, it featured a subplot of a family looking for their missing husband. In the main plot, D’Artagnan and the King had been captured by a slave trader group, of which one of the slaves was the missing husband. He unfortunately gets killed (you DID read the spoiler warning at the beginning, right?) and at the end, D’Artagnan goes to tell the family about his fate, saying how brave he was. I actually felt really sorry for the family and, as did the rest of my family watching the episode, teared up. That is REALLY good writing if you can be made to care for characters that weren’t really important to the overall plot.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And for you Whovians out there, this was the last thing Peter Capaldi did before <em>Doctor Who</em>, playing the villainous Cardinal. Though, between you and me, I actually prefer him in this show. And that’s not to say I have anything against him in <em>Doctor Who</em>, there’s just something about him playing a villain that is more entertaining to watch. People thought the show would lose steam without him, but in actual fact it’s still going from strength to strength.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh and on a side note, Tom Burke who plays Athos is from Faversham, which is from my county of Kent. So it has a local boy in the cast. Big up the Kentish lads!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I highly recommend this show if you want something that’s entertaining, but also offering something a little darker than standard family shows.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="444" original-width="628" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_6cb470a254044bd68c7d9670b1d2b9e4.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 283px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>3. <em>Toast of London</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Of all the shows that me and my brother have watched, this is the one show that we have quoted from the most. So much so that I’m considering legally changing my name to Clemfandango!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Toast of London</em> stars the wonderful Matt Berry, who I think is just one of the coolest actors from the UK at the moment – and one with the deepest voice. In this he stars as Stephen Toast, a washed-up actor who, in the first series, starred in a critically panned play and was desperate to do more high calibre stuff. In that respect it’s kinda similar to the show <em>Extras</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Unfortunately, Toast’s progress is hampered by his somewhat useless agent, his arch nemesis Ray Purchase (a much more respected actor) and his own ineptitude. It’s somewhat of a parody of the whole “out of work” actor idea. Having done some work in acting myself, I appreciate a lot of the humour in this show as I have met a few people like the characters in <em>Toast of London</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I think what puts off a lot of people about this show is the rather obscure humour, which sometimes makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. One example of this was in the first episode where a plastic surgery is sabotaged for one character, making her look like Bruce Forstythe from <em>Strictly Come Dancing</em> fame (don’t ask). Occasionally it breaks into song for no reason other than the plot says so – and there is also a very strange episode where, in order for Toast to get a certain part in a film, he has to become a Freemason and enters into a “backdoor” way to get the role.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> All of this adds up to create a very strange and off-the-wall kinda show. But you know what, I love it. It’s unique and, most importantly, very funny. And at the end of the day, isn’t that what a comedy has to be?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh and another treat for you Whovians, Peter Davidson guests stars on the show occassionally.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And in case some of you may think this comedy is a purely “British” affair, I have heard that it has a very strong cult following in the US. One of its biggest fans is John Hamm from <em>Mad Men</em> fame. Considering he’s in one of the most critically acclaimed shows of all time, that’s a pretty good compliment to the show if you ask me.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="310" original-width="466" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_27972c6d14f54b2bb3f2374ebd3064c2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 266px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; </div> </div> <p> <u><strong>4. <em>Full English</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Chances are, many of you may not have even heard of this show, let alone seen it. With good reason, it was cancelled before it even finished the first series. This was due to overwhelmingly negative reviews and quite possibly because people weren’t happy with the subject matter.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Full English was UK’s answer to <em>Family Guy</em> (which many reviews considered Full English to be a shameless rip off) and featured a dysfunctional family (the father of which was voiced by Richard Ayoade, one of the funniest people in the UK in my opinion) going on all manner of “misadventures”. One such adventure of note was the son, Dusty, getting bitten by a squirrel and believing it gave him superpowers (like Spider-Man), when all it did was given him diseases! And then of course there was Squidge, the invisible friend of the Father-In-Law who was basically like a Teletubby mixed with a sociopathic killer.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Intercut with this was many storylines poking fun at various celebrities, everyone from Derren Brown to David Cameron. The only problem with this was that unlike<em> The Simpsons</em> or <em>Family Guy</em> there was no real subtly to it. In fact, some of the jokes aimed at the celebrities were really low-brow and, dare I say it, downright offensive. One such joke involved the teenage goth daughter using a s&eacute;ance to speak to famous females across time – two of which were Jade Goody and Princess Diana, something that you don’t really joke about given how they died. I’m not sure if this was a contributing factor to its cancellation, but it couldn’t have helped the show.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So as you can tell from my earlier comments, it wasn’t a popular show. And it was pretty crude compared to a lot of comedies out there. So why do I recommend this show?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Because I am probably one of the few who saw merit. Very few shows made me laugh my ass off more than Full English and I actually liked the characters. Also the jokes weren’t that offensive really, they were so over the top you couldn’t take it seriously. Personally,&nbsp; in this ultra PC world, I think we need more shows like this to push the boat out as it were.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I’m not sure if it was ever released on DVD and to my knowledge it has never been repeated. You can probably find some episodes online if you look carefully, but I haven’t really found any as of this message.<em> Full English</em> is one of those love it or hate series and most people seem to hate it. But if you want something that isn’t afraid to stir things up, this might be worth a watch.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="317" original-width="214" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_e7d184db8d994f5e85501847bce0c47c.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 444px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>5. <em>Utopia</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Another show that was criminally cancelled before it’s time – but a show that was absolutely fantastic in every regards.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Utopia </em>is a dark thriller based around a conspiracy to “save” the human race. It follows a group of people that read a graphic novel called <em>The Utopia Experiments</em>, which apparently shows all the greatest disasters to happen in the world. When a missing manuscript turns up, the group are soon hunted by assassins working for a very powerful company called The Network, who are planning something big. And they are prepared to do anything to keep it from being leaked – even kill.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The show is stylised and has a range of brilliant colours that almost leap off the screen (making it almost like a comic book, ironically enough). The soundtrack is some of the best I’ve heard, ranging from electronic atmospheric sounds to intense dubstep music. The main protagonists aren’t your usually “Super Spies” or “Tough Cops” that you get in thrillers – they are real people that have real jobs and real life worries. It adds a layer of realism to the show and you genuinely fear for them as they are hunted by the company as they try to silence them.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I think my favourite character is RB (Raisin Boy) who is one of the assassins after the group. He is a specialist assassin that is totally ruthless and seemingly lacking in empathy – but he does have a certain childlike naivety to him in some way. Once you learn his backstory, he becomes as sympathetic as the other characters – and I even found myself rooting for him in the second series. There is so much complexity to the characters that even the protagonists end up doing hateful things for their own survival.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The violence in the show is pretty horrific and sometimes hard to watch. One such scene (that caused a huge amount of complaints at the time of airing) involved RB going to a school and murdering many of the children. Considering this was around the same time as the school shootings in America, a lot of people found this hard to take. In <em>Utopia’</em>s defence, I found the scene harrowing to watch, but it was done with the intention of furthering the plot.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But what I find really chilling about this the plan of The Network. I mentioned that they had a plan to “save” humanity from extinction (major spoilers ahead here so I’m gonna write the next bit in italics. Skip to the end if you don’t wanna know).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>***</em></p> <p> <em>What they believe is that the world is in danger of overpopulation and, as a result, the world will not be able to sustain it and they will run out of resources – leading to people fighting amongst themselves to survive. So as such, they propose a solution – Janus. This is a hidden chemical that they will hide in a vaccine to a Russian Flu epidemic that they will orchestrate. Within this cure, Janus hides a virus that will secretly make the vast majority of the world’s population infertile, thus leading to a gradual “culling” of the human race.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Is this not one of the coldest plans that you have ever heard? Just the very idea of it makes me shiver. Not only that, the show also created a number of “fake” websites and blogs that further adding to the conspiracy outside the show. This added a certain sense of realising and played on one of humanities biggest conspiracies. What if the governments ARE planning something? What if a large number of things that have happened been the result of government intervention? No other show has made me think like this.</em></p> <p> <em>***</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br /> With its cancellation, a large number of fans have rallied to try and get the show back on the air. And I hope that it does as Utopia had so much going for it, and the way it did end left me wanting more.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But then... what if it’s cancellation was part of a BIGGER scheme? Makes you think...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So anyway, those are my choices. What shows do YOU think don’t get the credit they deserve? 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There are films that make you cry, films that make you laugh, films that make you warm inside, films that cheer you up, films that are incredibly badass and even films that are so bad they are good.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But then there is a rare type of film, for me anyway. A type of film that, for some reason or other – just REALLY pisses you off! Whether because everything about it is wrong, the overall message the film tries to convey is just infuriating, or just because the main characters are hateable in every way possible, there are movies that just make us want to rage.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And because I’ve been feeling a little bit peeved lately, I decided to put together my own list of films that, for any number of reasons, just really pissed me off! It wasn’t easy narrowing it down to 5 as there are a LOT of films I’ve seen that really got my hackles up. But I decided to go with films that made rage me the angriest. And today I bring to you, the Top Five Films That Pissed Me Off The Most!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Get your rage on folks – because like just like Goku, my rage is gonna be over 9000 by the end of this one!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="227" original-width="300" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_02a84778416742d5ba68549e9d344d07.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 302px;" /></div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp;</div> <p> First, some honourable mentions of films I couldn’t include in this list, but piss me off just the same.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off</em> (because the main character is just so unlikeable and bratty),<em> Napoleon Dynamite</em> (again, because he’s unlikeable), <em>The Wicker Man Remake</em> (the reason why I despise remakes as a general rule), <em>Lesbian Vampire Killers</em> (what were Horne and Corden thinking?), <em>Spider-Man 3</em> (the problems with this film could fill a whole blog on its own!) and <em>Battlefield Earth </em>(‘nuff said).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="844" original-width="580" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_e5704a326db84797be190d9f0dd2e20a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 436px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>1. <em>Fist of the North Star (Live Action)</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Recently it was revealed that <em>Ghost In the Shell</em> was going to get a live action remake, with Scarlett Johansson in the title role. This has been met with mixed reactions from the Ghost of the Shell fanbase – and Anime fan base in general. Personally, I always am very suspicious when they do a live action remake of ANY Anime. The reason – this piece of garbage!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Fist of the North Star</em> was one of the first Anime’s I saw – and to this day I still think it is one of the most badass stories out there! An ultra-violent cross between <em>Mad Max</em> and<em> Return of the Dragon</em>, it has enough blood and gore to fill an entire season of <em>The Walking Dead</em>. Sure, Kenshiro is stupidly overpowered – but he’s just so incredibly awesome! The guy can make you explode just by touching you – that’s pretty serious.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So I knew they could match up the same level of intensity that the Anime could. But they didn’t even TRY with this film! The special effects are cheap in every possible way, the acting is just so painful to watch that even Chris Penn and Malcolm McDowell (what were they thinking?) look uncomfortable – and they make serious errors with the narrative. Remember Shin? Kenshiro’s mortal enemy and master of Nanto Saiken, the most powerful martial artist next to Kenshiro? He kills Kenshiro’s master with a gun. A gun! *facepalm*.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But that’s only for starters. Remember Kenshiro’s attack Hokuto Hyakurestu Ken? The Hundred Crack Fist of the North Star? (or North Dipper Hundred Crack Fist if you want to get technical). They even manage to **** that up! They take one of the coolest moves from the Anime and... well, just see these comparisons for yourself and YOU decide which is cooler!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="345px" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NTwAb0eASQw?wmode=opaque" width="420"></iframe></div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; text-align: center;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="345px" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UHJ955wYSE0?wmode=opaque" width="420"></iframe> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;"> Oh and FYI, this bit is the ONLY instance where Kenshiro makes anyone explode when hitting them (not including a flashback scene). See? No consistency!</p> <p style="text-align: left;"> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> Overall this film is just bad and I think the fact that I know the original source material fairly well just heightens my anger. But in fairness this isn’t the ONLY instance of a franchise I really love being screwed over. Which leads me to...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="421" original-width="300" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_8e43e873698a49dab48df3396a1dcf6b.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 421px;" /></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp;</div> <p> <u><strong>2. <em>Transformers</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I just want to start off my mini “review” by saying this – go to hell Michael Bay!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I remember I got my brother this film on DVD for Christmas one year – and to this day he maintains it is the worst present I’ve ever got him. But I can’t say I blame him. This film, and even this particular franchise, is just putrid! I’ve only seen the first two films of this series and I have absolutely no desire to see the others!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Like a lot of kids from the 80's, <em>Transformers </em>were one of my favourite cartoons growing up – I mean robots that could transform into vehicles? What’s not to love about this film? But watching this film was like seeing Michael Bay sodomise my childhood! It took everything that was cool about <em>Transformers </em>and drained it until it became a shell of its former self. The Transformers themselves just had no personality, not like in the cartoon – and to be honest, they were hardly in the movie! Most of it was just aimed at the human characters – and they sucked!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Not only that, but the film was just so... very... slow... the plot moved at a snail’s pace and, when stuff finally happened, it was just too fast paced to keep up! And this actually brings me onto another reason why I hate this film – the way the Transformers just went around fighting Decepticons and destroying everything in the path, putting humans in danger. However, in the original cartoons, the Transformers had respect for the humans, and I even remember one instance where they even broke away from a fight to save some humans that had been put in danger. But here, they just blast the crap out of everything without any care for human safety. Our heroes ladies and gentlemen!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Strangely enough, the only real argument that people have when trying to defend this movie is, to my knowledge, “The special effects are cool”. Well, yeah, I’ll admit that, the special effects are pretty awesome. But that’s not a good thing if that’s the only thing you can say about this film. Special effects alone do NOT make a good film – of course they can help, but story and characters is what make a film enjoyable. And this film has none of the latter. The story is slow, boring and, in the second film, rife with plot holes and the characters have about as much personality as dry paint.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> One more thing I want to mention that annoys me about this film. Despite getting Peter Cullen (who voiced Optimus Prime in the original cartoon) back in, when Frank Welker came into reprise his role as Megatron, Bay said his voice was too soft – which is utter crap as Frank Welker’s Megatron is creepy as hell. Yet, when they did the video game tie-in of <em>Transformers</em>, who did they get to voice Megatron? Frank Welker! If his voice was too weak for the films WHY did they get him to voice Megatron in the video game? I dunno, maybe Hugo Weaving wasn’t available.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I said it before and I’ll say it again – go to hell Michael Bay!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="445" original-width="300" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_2e98ed17ed1c41c7a21467de07dba5a2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 445px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>3. <em>The Human Centipede 2</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ok, so the last two on my list were probably more a case of “fan boy rage” than anything else. But this film I have a legitimate hatred for. This film makes me hate the human race. It is without question one of the most depraved films I’ve ever seen. And worst still, it has absolutely NO point whatsoever!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>The Human Centipede</em> was a film that caused a stir on release, but I thought was actually an interesting concept. Plus, at least it had a storyline and characters that you could root for – and the Doctor villain was just scary as hell! The Human Centipede 2 has none of that. All it is is some freak that captures people, tortures them and then tries to create his own Human Centipede, inspired by the film. Interesting idea and follows on the Film-Within-A-Film concept – but the execution of it is just horrible.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I actually don’t want to talk about this too long as just thinking about this film makes me sick. But I’ll just say this... there is no point to this movie. All this film represents is someone’s sick fantasy where characters are tortured whilst the main character... you know what, I’m not even gonna say. In fact, there’s a lot about this film I can’t say, because I really don’t want to gross anyone out. Look, I’m all for freedom of speech and all that – but if you honestly think that this is entertainment, you need to seek professional help.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I remember when this movie first came to UK they tried to ban it and in the end made several cuts to make it acceptable. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this film SHOULD have been banned. It’s a film made purely for controversy and that’s not a good thing. If it had a statement or message to convey I wouldn’t mind it so much, but to me, this film is a waste of space that should have stayed in the confines of Tom Six’s mind.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> **** this film!!!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="447" original-width="300" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_83a1a6c9eef848fab65c25efbedd63d0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 447px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>4. <em>Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh boy am I about to ruffle some feathers! Look, I love <em>Star Wars</em> and, like most fans, I’m excited about the new <em>Star Wars</em> film. I even love the new light saber design. But I have to be honest with myself – the prequel <em>Star Wars</em> films just did nothing for me. People try to convince me that they are good films – I disagree.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Don’t me wrong, there are some good things about them. I love the way it sets up the back story of the Empire and how the Clones came into production and that lot. But there are also a LOT of bad things about them. And for me personally, the main problem – is Anakin Skywalker.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Some of you may remember that I listed Padme in my <a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/top-five-worst-heroesheroine-in-my-opinion"><u><strong>Top Five Worst Heroes/Heroines</strong></u></a> blog and also gave an honourable mention to Anakin. The reason being is that I felt that a lot had already been said about him already – but as this blog is about films that pissed me off, I feel I should now give MY feelings about why Anakin ruined it for me.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> For one, like most people – he was just too whinny and immature. You pretty much could have replaced his dialogue with a screaming baby and it would have been better dialogue. But also, his actions were villainous in places. His murder of the Tusken Raider village felt completely unjustified to me, even given that they tortured her (for the record, this scene would have been a lot better if Anakin had at least tried to get her out the village, a Raider could have fired on them and killed his mother – then Anakin would have gone bat-crap crazy. That at least would have been a bet justification for his actions). What’s makes it even harder to swallow is the fact that Padme completely glosses over it and it is never mentioned again!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Yes, I know he’s supposed to be reckless – that’s something that was mentioned in the original <em>Star Wars</em> films. But the whole point of these prequel series was that we were supposed to root for Anakin as the hero and watch his gradual descent into the Dark Side. But this guy was pretty much already in the Dark Side before the film barely started. Nothing about this character made me want to support him in any way, shape or form. If he had some likeable traits, I wouldn’t have minded so much, but because of this, I really just couldn’t care less about him.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But wait, I still haven’t given you a reason why <em>Revenge of the Sith</em> pisses me off yet, have I? Here’s why. The Darth Vader scene. Yeah, you know the one. That scene alone enraged me beyond belief. It could have been a moment when the series redeemed itself, as the moment where he becomes Darth Vader should have been one of the most awesome moments in the prequel series. But when he shouted “NOOOOOO!” everyone in the cinema laughed and I just hung my head in despair.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ok, so I can forgive George Lucas for introducing that stupid Midi-chlorian idea. I can forgive him for the annoying robots of the Separatists. I can just about overlook the hidden racism of some characters. I can overlook the fact that Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen made a terrible on-screen couple. I can even JUST ABOUT forgive him for Jar-Jar Binks as he hardly appeared on the later films. But what I will NOT forgive is turning Darth Vader, one of my favourite villains, into a laughing stock. This scene came close to destroying my love of <em>Star Wars</em>. In fact, before you call me out on being an angry fan boy, I can actually tell you a BETTER way that this scene should have ended.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ok, so Anakin becomes Vader. He asks where Padme is, Palpatine says “You killed him”. He goes silent for a few moments – then says “I see...” BOOM! Move to the Dark Side complete, this would symbolise the death of Anakin AND preserve his integrity.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Let’s hope that J.J. Abrahams can do a better job in the next <em>Star Wars</em> films. And considering that I never really liked <em>Star Trek</em>, but thought the recent films were awesome, I have no reason to doubt these films will be equally as good. But for these prequel films (in particular <em>Revenge of the Sith</em>), they can just do one!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="270" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_a3098b736b984f2eb3d1d46dca0cdd40.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 444px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>5.&nbsp; <em>Frozen</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hahaha, just kidding! I may have my issues with this film, but it didn’t really make me angry as such...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="475" original-width="290" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_f05ae8571b1c4b83b61940f47f5f3b2f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 491px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>The real number 5. <em>Batman and Robin</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But I am not joking around when I talk about THIS film! This film was one of those few rare films that not only pissed me off in every way possible. It made me so angry that I HAD to see another film that day just to watch the taste away. So after leaving the cinema, I ran straight to a video rental story (remember those) to get another film. I can’t remember what film it was (I think it might have been Speed) but even that couldn’t wash the horrid taste from my mouth!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So everything about <em>Batman and Robin</em> is just terrible - that much we all know. It can’t decide whether it wants to be cheesy or dark, the puns just really dig under your skin on you (you think a film where Arnie was giving the puns would be enjoyable, but no!), Batman has a bat credit card – and bat nipples? Really? How did THAT get approved?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But despite all this, there is ANOTHER reason why I hate this film so much. It completely messes up one of my favourite characters from the Batman comics. Bane. In this film he is a sidekick to Poison Ivy, a mindless thug that just grunts and acts stupidly.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>*Entering Rage Mode in 3... 2... 1...*</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> DID JOEL SCHUMACHER EVER READ THE COMICS? Bane was one of the few villains that could match Batman for brawn AND brains and he did what no other villain had done to Batman up until then. He broke his back! But he didn’t do it by just charging in willy nilly. No! He wore Batman down, put him through an endurance test and, only when he was at his weakest did he attack him. This guy is a legend among Batman villains in my eyes. AND THEY DID THIS TO HIM?!?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> DAN MAD! DAN SMASH!!!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="487" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_bb9fbba4b00a4e2bbe812576dfaab668.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 298px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>*Deep breath*</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ok... so you guys may have noticed a theme with a lot of these Top Fives – they are all angry at the ways characters are shown. Yes, I’ll admit a lot of this blog has been mostly fan boy rage – but let me explain. Like anyone, I have my own list of favourite characters from comics, books, video games, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I never expect them to be 100% accurate when they are portrayed on the big screen – but what I expect is for them to at least show respect to the character and keep as close to them as possible. When they don’t, yeah I get a little mad – because to me it feels like they are disrespecting them. Come you, you guys have felt the same at some point, right?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thank god Tom Hardy portrayed Bane the correct way in <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em>, despite his voice being totally wrong and they left out the whole Venom thing. But at least he FELT threatening and could overpower Batman...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> *sigh* I think I need to stop before I burst a blood vessel. Thank you guys for letting me rant. What films enraged you beyond belief. Please let me know in the comments below.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And now, just so I can calm down... here is a picture of a cute kitten.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="658" original-width="615" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_d8fe5adfad9947558f599a2738551d16.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 427px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Have a great weekend.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242); text-align: left; "> <strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; 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Click on the link below to check them out.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/episodeList?titleNo=1235"><u><strong>Draconica - The Dragonkin</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Also, our wonderful artist Alexis M Centeno has published her own story for the same competition, called <em>Grandpa.</em> And it's been getting really positive reviews and feedback. If you love vampire stories this could be the story for you!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.webtoons.com/challenge/episodeList?titleNo=1405"><strong><u>Grandpa</u></strong></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Please vote for both these stories and share these links where you can. It will be much appreciated!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks guys. 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border: 0px none; width: 652px; height: 367px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hey guys. I have today set up a Patreon page for my <em>Draconica</em> and <em>Amanda Moonstone</em> writings. Do you enjoy seeing the new artwork for my novels? Well now you get a chance to see new artwork before ANYONE else!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As you know I love creating novels with artwork and I love hiring artists to do the art for me! However, this often comes at a cost and can get quite expensive. With your pledges I can continue to make this novels the way I want them to. In return, I can offer you guys exclusive looks at artwork, character designs AND short stories and sample chapters before ANYONE else on the internet!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Please follow the link below for more details and be sure to tell all your friends about this! Remember this is a continuous pledge, so please give what you can to support the project.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong><a href="http://www.patreon.com/PandaDanWright">Draconica Patreon Page</a></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Your pledges can make this happen! 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Hoped you all had a wonderful Christmas – I took a bit of a break for the Holidays but now I’m back!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Today is the last day of 2014 – at least it WILL be here in the UK (if you’re reading this in another country it’s probably already happened, so Happy New Year in that case). On the whole it’s been a very good year. Had its ups and downs like any year, but generally it’s ben fun. I suppose the suckiest part of the year was that I was made redundant from my job – now I have to be back on the job market. But I like to see that as a new chapter in my life. In actual fact I’m looking forward to seeing what comes my way next.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 2015 is also shaping up to be a really good year for me, what with the releases I have planned and the projects I will be working on. But before that I’d like to look back at 2014 and pick out the moments that were personal to me, the moments that made this year special for me. And there was a lot of good that happened to me this year!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So come join me as I could down my Top Five Highlights of 2014, in no particular order.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Honourable Mention</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="270" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_a3098b736b984f2eb3d1d46dca0cdd40.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 444px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>I got to “troll” <em>Frozen</em></strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Well, all right, I didn’t “troll” this film as such – but a few people probably thought I did! XD</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Around March time, hearing all the overwhelming praise for <em>Frozen</em>, I decided (what with April Fool’s Day coming up) to do a fake review of this film. I made a “story that one of my characters – the Man in Shadow – would hijack my blog and write a scathing review of it (I should point out that I hadn’t seen <em>Frozen </em>by this point, so I was pretty much making it up as I go along). So over the month of March I set up a few instances of the Man in Shadow appearing at random points, foreshadowing his appearance. Then on April 1st, I unleashed my “review”</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Luckily I didn’t piss off as many people as I thought I would – which is probably a good thing, though in fairness I think anyone would have guessed it was a joke (the APRIL FOOLS comment at the bottom was a dead giveaway). Funny thing is that this review is STILL getting likes on my blog occasionally and it’s by far my most popular post of the year going by the amount of reaches on my Facebook page. You can check out the review here is you want to see for yourself.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/the-worst-disney-film-ever"><u><strong>APRIL FOOLS DAY REVIEW OF FROZEN</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ironically, I think I upset more people with my honest review of <em>Frozen</em>. And I think you guys know by now how I feel about it and the “digs” I’ve done at <em>Frozen</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Strange thing is, when I tell people I don’t like this film, their first response is usually “Well, that’s probably because you’re a guy and it’s not really a guy film.” Then I tell them how much I loved <em>Tangled </em>and <em>Beauty and the Beast.</em> Moral of the story – don’t assume someone doesn’t like a film based on their gender!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Now I probably do give this film a bit of a hard time, so let me just clear the air. I do NOT hate this film – I just strongly disagree that it’s the best film of all time. For me, <em>Frozen </em>just has too many weaknesses and flaws in the story and the overall message is somewhat diluted by the fact that the characters aren’t that well crafted (Elsa and Hans being the exceptions). But that’s just my opinion. Does it change anything about <em>Frozen’s</em> success? Of course not! People love this film and I fully respect that.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But I will say this – I have noticed my blog gets WAY more views when I put something <em>Frozen </em>related. So in many ways I have to thank the film in that way. Also, it did make me laugh how some readers asked me if my character Zarracka Dragonkin (from the Draconica series) was “ripped off” from Elsa as they are both sassy females with ice powers. But in actual fact, Zarracka came out first – so if anything, Disney are ripping ME off! (That’s a joke. Please don’t sue me, Disney! :( ).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> However, as it’s New Years Eve, I’m gonna stop my bitching and moaning for one night. So I will just Let It Go, ask my bro “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman”, then discover that Love Is An Open Door and find a Fixer Upper!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But I still say that the Hans plot twist is a total ass pull!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="223" original-width="576" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_6a99620da5bc4f448bb4ecd1c22e9772.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 116px;" /></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp;</div> <p> <u><strong>1. London Anime Con 2014</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Though this was the only convention that I did this year, I can honestly say it was one of the best conventions I have done in a while.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> London Anime Con is sort of a stable for me now, since I did my first one back in 2012. Every time I go there I seem to get a very positive reaction, but this one was more so than others. I went to this convention early February and brought all the books in my <em>Draconica </em>series so far. Plus some artwork and some bookmarks. It proved to be quite popular this year and, whilst I didn’t sell out of all my stock, I sold more than enough to break even for both days AND have a fairly tidy little profit as well.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Plus I got to meet some very nice people – one of which asked me to write a script for his video game he was developing. It didn’t go ahead, but that was a fun experience whilst it lasted. Also, I noticed that I got a lot of sales from my Amazon account following the convention – and my sales have been steadily increasing throughout the year.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I wish I could have done more cons (and I had to cancel one due to work related issues), but I’m glad to say the one I did do was successful and got my year off to a good start. In fact, it was after this event that partially inspired me to write my <em>Amanda Moonstone </em>novel. More on that later.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="690" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_58ed846455a14eef9318e1eb8062eedf.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 317px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>2. I rediscovered my love of music</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Some of you may or may not know this, but as well as writing, my other love is music. I play guitar and have a huge interest in music – though my main interest is metal and rock! I used to play in bands quite a lot, but in 2012 I decided to stop doing bands. Why? Let’s just say it was a combination of difficult band members, the fact that I felt like a glorified “session musician” in my last band and also because I felt the members were taking it too seriously and sucking out all the fun. Because of that, I became somewhat disillusioned and decided never to play in bands again.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> That was until, out of the blue in early 2014, I got a Facebook message from a drummer I used to jam with. He told me that he had joined a band and wanted to know if I’d like to join them as a guitarist. I thought I may as well give it another go, just to see if the spark was still there – but didn’t commit to anything.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Whilst the band did get off to a bit of a rocky start, and we’ve had one or two problems along the way, I’m pleased to say that this band has rejuvenated my love of playing and performing again. For once, in all the bands I’ve been in, I actually have creative freedom to do what I want, as do ALL the members. I’ve never had much freedom in any band I’ve been in (save the ones I’ve put together myself) and it’s great to actually say I’m enjoying playing. It also helps that the guys I play with are really cool guys and easy to get on with – and great musicians.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It’s taken us a while, but we’ve now managed to settle down to a sound that we are happy with and are aiming to be gigging in 2015! And I can’t wait to do our first gig. Watch this space!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And no, the above image is NOT the name of the band I'm in. I just couldn't find a good picture of myself in the band, so I used this one from my <em>Draconica</em> series! XD</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="381" original-width="361" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_86975d3caae24ac89a47827ebf8459cc.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 316px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>3. Totalitarian Warlord and Termination Squadron</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Youtube was (and in many ways still is) one of my most visited websites. One of my favourite things to watch were fan parody/dubs, including – but not limited to – <em>Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged</em>. For the longest time, I did think about doing my own series, but never really found the time to do it. Plus, I don’t consider myself the funniest guy, nor do I really have the best recording equipment, so I let it pass.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The idea for this series actually came as a result of my <em>Frozen </em>April Fool’s Day joke – as I did a brief follow up idea of the Man in Shadow going away to assemble a team that would “make me pay”. And it kinda mushroomed from there. However, given the limited resources that I have at my disposal (and given my completely amateur experience in making videos), I was kinda stuck with doing “stills” as opposed to animation, with my voice over the top of it. I actually kinda got the idea to do it this way from an old cartoon series called <em>Clutch Cargo</em>, which was a cartoon that had stills as opposed to action. Sadly, I could not replicate the “talking lips” thing they had going on, so just stuck to still images and let the audience use their imagination.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> For those who haven’t seen it, <em>Totalitarian Warlord and Termination Squadron</em> (or <em>T.W.A.T.S.</em> for short – yeah I spent ages trying to think of something that had that acronym XD) is a fan parody series whereby my character, the Man in Shadow gets together a super team. Within this team are Hordak from <em>She-Ra</em>, Loki from Marvel comics, Hans from <em>Frozen </em>(seemed appropriate at the time) and Grumpy Cat. Each episode has a loose plot that is supposed to be about them taking over the world and failing miserably. The humour is usually pretty obscure and based around Monty Python style randomness, but also working in current events and memes into them wherever possible. It also has a few recurring subplots – one of which is Man in Shadow being teased for not having a popular series (I can poke fun at myself) and Hordak obsessing over Elsa. Can’t blame him really, she is one hot Queen!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I did about five episodes and a Christmas special of this series – and I must admit that is a LOT more than I expected it to be. Tell the truth, doing this is time consuming. From writing the script, to recording the voice to actually putting the video together takes near enough a week to do. Just one episode wears me out. However, the series gained popularity amongst my Facebook friends and it’s had a fair few views. What’s really cool though is that I’ve had a few people asking me, in some cases BEGGING me, to appear as a voice in this show. If that’s not a compliment I don’t know what is. Now it practically has its own voice cast!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Not only that, but I remember one voice actress (I won’t say her name for fear of embarrassing her, but she knows who she is ;) ) telling me that it was always a dream to be a voice actress and this was her first time in doing it. I feel honoured knowing that I helped make that dream come true in some way and I really hope it helps her go on to do bigger things! She’s extremely talented and I know she will go far.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After doing my Christmas special, I mentioned that the video would be my last one. But because of the response I’ve had from people asking me to do more videos, I may have to reconsider that. I DO have ideas for future episodes. It’s just finding the time to do them.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Despite all the hard work, I can’t deny this has been fun and the feedback I’ve had from it has been mostly positive. They don’t even mind the low budget production value either. And the fact that people are asking me to do more shows that I can do something with this series. It’s something to consider at least. I am blown away by the support people have shown for the series. Thanks to everyone who has watched it, shared it or even voiced in it.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="922" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_f5bbde83cbbc4dc78063cab4f0cec602.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 424px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>4. I released Final Ragnarok: She Returns</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> 7th August is usually a pretty special day for me – being my birthday and all. But this year was particularly special as I released the third novel in the <em>Draconica </em>series, <em>Final Ragnarok: She Returns</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I have to admit, I was a little worried when I first released this book – considering that the content was a lot darker than previous novels. I also had a few problems with it during production – as my previous artist Alexis M Centeno left my last project halfway through and the artists I got in to replace her couldn’t do this book. Luckily, I managed to find another artist fairly quickly through a Deviant Art advert and he turned out to be a perfect choice. In actual fact, he worked so fast on the art that I actually managed to bring the book out quicker than intended. Originally it was going to be released around December time, but because all the art was finished by July, I released it in August.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The book has been selling fairly well since its release and the reviews have been favourable. However, this book is a little notorious in the sense that it enraged a few readers. Why? Well, without giving away too many spoilers, I kill off one of the most popular characters in the series. And BOY did I get backlash from this! One of my readers threatened to kill me (and she still does to this day) and one of my best friends didn’t speak to me for a few days as she was so upset! Now I know how GRRM must feel! XD</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I am working on the next book in the series,<em> Final Ragnarok: He Returns</em>, and I’ve really gone all out for this novel. I honestly think this could be my most epic novel I’ve ever written – the sheer breadth and size of it is amazing to me. Hopefully others will feel the same way as well.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What I’m particularly excited about is that for this final book, Alexis M Centeno has returned to do the art. That was another part of 2014 I really enjoyed – reconnecting with Alexis. She is always a pleasure to work with and her art really pushes the boat out with this next book. There are some scenes in this next novel that I am really looking forward to her illustrating.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I’m hoping for a Christmas 2015 release for the next <em>Draconica </em>novel if all goes well. But, you won’t have to wait until then for a new release from me.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="240" original-width="240" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_8a2bf52e69a04c158348c4256b540d62.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp;</div> <p> <u><strong>5. I got a book accepted through Paper Crane Books</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This is by far the biggest highlight of the year and even my career as a writer – having one of my novels accepted through an independent press! And not only that, it also happens to be a novel I am particularly proud of.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Many of you will know that I enjoy animated films – especially Disney and Pixar. I wanted to write a novel that would be in the same vein as those stories – so that’s when I sat down to write <em>Amanda Moonstone: The Missing Prince</em>. Originally it was going to be its own separate world, but I decided to write it as a companion piece to my <em>Draconica </em>series, mainly because I couldn’t think of any other fantasy world to set it on. I actually was more excited about this novel than anything I’ve done before, though I don’t know why and I managed to finish the novel in less than a month – which is a record for me!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As people know, in the past I have always gone through the self-publishing route and published my novels myself. So why did I want to have this one through a publisher? Well, I have actually featured authors from Paper Crane Books on my blog in the past, for interviews and such – and they have been some of the best posts I’ve had. Remembering that the authors mentioned were fans of Disney and Anime, I decided to take a chance and see if they would be interested in publishing my novel. And they said yes!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Since then, I’ve had a chance to chat with the other authors on Paper Crane Books and they’ve been a joy to speak to. I must say that it was a little bit intimidating on me learning that I was the only guy on their press and didn’t know how they would warm to me. But so far they’ve been pretty cool. In fact one of the welcome messages I got was “it’s great to have a penis in the group!” So I guess I’m now officially the penis of Paper Crane Books! XD</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In all seriousness, for me this one of the greatest achievements for me personally. Just the fact that Paper Crane Books were willing to even let me have a look in was a huge boon to me and I’m grateful that they have. And working with Sheenah of the Press has been fun. She has a lot of great ideas and her editing skills have been a great help to me. Editing has always been one of my weaknesses and so it’s great that someone else can find those mistakes that I often miss. She really works hard for her authors and for the press – I think she should be nominated for an award!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Even prior to the release of my novel, I helped out with a story in a short anthology and have recorded two podcasts for them, furthering my voice acting career somewhat. I can honestly say that it’s been a joy working for the press and I am so excited that <em>Amanda Moonstone </em>will be out with them next year. Thanks for having me Paper Crane Books!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br /> Those have been my highlights. 2014 was a great year for me and I hope 2015 will be just as good – if not better! 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Consider this my Christmas gift to all you guys for sticking with me this year - and to all the new readers I've gained. :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> *Clears throat*</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the first day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>A cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the second day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the third day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the fourth day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the fifth day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the sixth day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>6 Mara’s Slaying</em></p> <p> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the seventh day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>7 Heroes Posing</em></p> <p> <em>6 Mara’s Slaying</em></p> <p> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the eight day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>8 Frozen Banelords</em></p> <p> <em>7 Heroes Posing</em></p> <p> <em>6 Mara’s Slaying</em></p> <p> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the ninth day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>9 Sand Wyrms Jumping</em></p> <p> <em>8 Frozen Banelords</em></p> <p> <em>7 Heroes Posing</em></p> <p> <em>6 Mara’s Slaying</em></p> <p> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the tenth day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>10 Baal Knight Legions</em></p> <p> <em>9 Sand Wyrms Jumping</em></p> <p> <em>8 Frozen Banelords</em></p> <p> <em>7 Heroes Posing</em></p> <p> <em>6 Mara’s Slaying</em></p> <p> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the eleventh day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> <em>11 Cute Shadoris</em></p> <p> <em>10 Baal Knight Legions</em></p> <p> <em>9 Sand Wyrms Jumping</em></p> <p> <em>8 Frozen Banelords</em></p> <p> <em>7 Heroes Posing</em></p> <p> <em>6 Mara’s Slaying</em></p> <p> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (Big finish... this time with pictures! Here we go!)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>On the twelfth day of Christmas, Zarracka gave to me...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_1e38cdffdea24b8b8c421f6ffb2b2ba0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>12 Goblin Queens</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_53e4a6562b58465ab6f92f2b0f902503.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>11 Cute Shadoris</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="884" original-width="630" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_e56430c5af6046699abefcfa7ebf7977.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 280px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>10 Baal Knight Legions</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_072ae70dd57544538e112197ada69495.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 300px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>9 Sand Wyrms Jumping</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_717f5d106b4b46ddb2b53877bf38ab6b.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>8 Frozen Banelords</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="538" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_b94fdf5c33d846a49d4feaaf150d9e44.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 247px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>7 Heroes Posing</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="652" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_d4dda22a55e1475bac1d89056df8e6db.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 300px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>6 Mara’s Slaying</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_f930019bdf264b6ab32faa1fa10fe03a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>5 Wind Witches</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="460" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_86d343e257e74f768730d260e885fe7a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 211px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>4 Kthonian Knights</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="922" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_ba6234a36bf145acaaf9d7c04fb1c021.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 282px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>3 Tablets</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="457" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_fbca5928820347d2a7d838b2d4c6b9b9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 210px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>2 Dragonkin</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="503" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_4aacee0fe2394619a32bdb7243cd7901.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 231px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>And a cute grimalkin called Wispy</em></p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;"> Merry Christmas one and all! 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