Pandragon Dan http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog Pandragon Dan en Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:32:19 GMT Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:11:29 GMT 60 Happy Easter from Pandragon Dan! http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/happy-easter-from-pandragon-dan-2 <p> Hi guys. Just stopping by to wish everyone a very happy Easter!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> May you have lots of fun - and chocolates on this brilliant day, wherever you are.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Take care guys.</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="183" original-width="275" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_80726c457ff64bd79d1513d8e4963bc5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 266px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:31:42 GMT e8964c0f-fbeb-4957-a3d9-ccb0db245517 Unwritten A-Z Blogging Challenge http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/unwritten-a-z-blogging-challenge <p> Recently, I signed up to Mysti Parker's Blog <em>Unwritten</em> for the A-Z blogging challenge. The theme was &quot;I will survive&quot; in which the bloggers tell real live stories of problems that they have overcome. I decided to take this opportunity and tell a story about a serious problem that effected me early in life - which nearly killed me.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can check out the post below. And please be sure to support Mysti's blog.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://mystiparker.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/m-is-for-meningitis-by-dan-wright.html"><u><strong>UNWRITTEN A-Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:51:09 GMT ffe156c9-1390-4401-82aa-b41f89743c0a Shattering: My entry to the 48 HRS Youtube Storytelling Competition http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/shattered-my-entry-to-the-48-hrs <p> This is a story that I've submitted as part of the 48 Hour Youtube Storytelling contest - in conjunction with Sci-Fi London.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I was given these three things to make the story:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Title: SHATTERING</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Line: Sometimes you gotta know when it's time to quit.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Theme: Discovering sentient life made from dark matter</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> In 48 Hours, I had to write, record and upload this story to Youtube. So far it's had a fairly decent number of views. Please check it out and let me know what you guys think.</p> <p> &nbsp;</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/sfh_YnzmAcc?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;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> Any comments greatly appreciated.</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;"> Thanks guys.</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 content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:08:45 GMT 22c5b9c9-0db7-42d2-8b69-9688d7af1fdd A Couple of New Videos http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/a-couple-of-new-videos <p> Hey guys. I got some exciting news for you! I recently uploaded a couple of videos to my Youtube channel and figured that it's only fair that I share it with you lot!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The first video I want to share is the official trailer for <em>Final Ragnarok: She Returns.</em> I've already done a couple of teaser trailers for it, but this is the official trailer. <em>Final Ragnarok</em> is shaping up to be one of the most intense stories in the Draconica series so far - it's going to be a big one!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <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/IUjMCfGE8f4?wmode=opaque" width="420"></iframe></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 content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> The second one is a new fan parody series I've made. Remember how the Man in Shadow said that he was going to gather an evil army? Well the bastard actually did it! He's teamed up with some of the most despicable minds to create the team of - <em>Totalitarian Warlords and Termination Squadron</em>!</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"> Follow the first of his adventures here:</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 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"> <iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="345px" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5fvA7bXvoB4?wmode=opaque" width="420"></iframe> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Enjoy guys! More <em>Final Ragnarok</em> stuff is to come in the following months. Keep your eyes peeled. :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:32:49 GMT 5a1be6e6-5dfb-47a4-a2a5-5823e457cacf My Honest Review of Frozen - Part 2 http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/my-honest-review-of-frozen-part-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>WARNING: This blog contains spoilers. All opinions and conclusions in this review are my own</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>You can read my original review <a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/my-honest-review-of-frozen"><u>HERE </u></a>and my April fools post <a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/the-worst-disney-film-ever"><u>HERE</u></a></strong></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="400" original-width="270" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_a3098b736b984f2eb3d1d46dca0cdd40.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 270px; height: 400px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Wow! I really have given this film a lot of attention over the past few weeks haven’t I? I guess that’s the “Frozen Effect!” XD</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Anyway, if you’re reading this, chances are you already read my honest review (and probably even my Aprils Fool Day) review of <em>Frozen</em>. My general view on the film was, it was overrated, but still a good film. And I was prepared to leave it at that – given that some people may have been a little upset by the views I put across (although, according to the feedback I’ve had, the general consensus was it was a fair review – even if I did get a couple threatening to get their pitchforks out whilst singing <em>Let it Go</em>! XD). However, after posting that review – something was still bothering me about that movie. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it at the time, so I let it go (haha, I made a funny! XD).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But the nagging feeling just wouldn’t leave me and I couldn’t help but wonder that I left out something important in the last review. So, I gave the film the second chance, thinking that maybe I’d appreciate it a lot more. And whilst my opinions expressed in my last review didn’t change – I did notice something the second time round that I missed before.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The second time round, I discovered, what I consider to be, a rather gapping plot hole in <em>Frozen</em>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Before writing this post, I did speak to some of my friends on Facebook, who are all fans of <em>Frozen </em>in some way or another, to get their views. On the whole, they agreed with me – but did also offer counter arguments to it, which I’m going to use in this post so that you don’t just think I’m making this up on the fly.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Now, I should just warn you guys that spoilers follow – so if you’re one of the 1% that hasn’t seen this film yet – go watch it and then read this post. And if you have, let me make this clear – the intention of this post is NOT to flame or discredit this film, just to point out, what I believe to be, a big flaw in the narrative of the film. I dunno if this has been raised or not as I haven’t read any other reviews of <em>Frozen </em>(in fact for the longest time I was deliberately avoiding anything <em>Frozen </em>related), so if this has been raised, I apologise in advance.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Near the end of the film, Anna’s heart accidentally gets zapped by Elsa – which means her heart will freeze and she will die. At the beginning of the film, Anna was hit in the head, but thanks to troll magic, she was cured. Kristoff, who grew up with the trolls, then took Anna to the trolls to cure her – but the troll priest (or whatever his role was) said that only an act of love can cure a frozen heart. That’s fine, it was established earlier that attacks to the heart were dangerous. So then Kristoff takes Anna back to Hans, believing that he is Anna’s true love – only for him to reveal his true colours. Then in the final scene, Anna saves Elsa from Hans, is frozen, Elsa cries and this acts of sisterly love unfreezes Anna. Like I said in my last review, I respect this ending.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here’s where I think the plot hole comes in.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It’s clear that Kristoff is in love with Anna, or cares for her. He even has a conversation with Sven about this after dropping her off back to Hans. So, if that was the case – why didn’t he just say to Anna THERE AND THEN, when the trolls told him that an act of love could save her. All he had to do was tell Anna “I love you” or “I care about you” or something to that effect. It wasn’t specified WHAT the act of love had to be, so I’m guessing that he just had to make Anna feel loved. BOOM! Curse removed! Now they can go and save Elsa.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Some of you may be raising some eyebrows here – but for me, this really was a gapping flaw in a story that was otherwise nicely written. It could have just been resolved there and then, but instead they had to drag it out to the end.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Now, some of my Facebook friends pointed out that Kristoff believed that Anna was in love with Hans, and that he believed that he wasn’t worthy of Anna’s love – hence why he took Anna back to Hans. True, I can accept that. But here’s my point. In doing this, he had to travel from one end of Arendelle, travelling an unspecified amount of distance to get there. How did he know that she would survive the journey? She could have just frozen up before they were anywhere NEAR Hans. If he had even a slightest chance to save her, and if he really cared for her, why not take a risk and say he loved her there and then? And if that didn’t work (or only partly worked as Kristoff’s love wasn’t strong enough to completely cure her), that at least would have justified Kristoff getting her to Hans as quickly as possible.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I mean, think about it – if you’re a doctor and someone is brought in with a fatal injury, and you have all the necessary tools to save them, you don’t just faff around – you get onto it straight away and try to save their lives before they die. If anything, this was a little cruel to Anna as she had to suffer more.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Another argument that was raised against this was that if Kristoff HAD cured the curse, then it wouldn’t have ended the way it did. This I disagree with. Even if they had removed the curse, they still needed to save Elsa. They could have cured the curse, then gone after Elsa. Then at the end, Anna could have still saved Elsa from Hans, Hans could have tried to hurt Anna, then Elsa (in a moment of awesomeness) could have used her powers to totally own Hans. This would STILL count as an act of love (as she was trying to save her sister) and therefore still help her unfreeze everything.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Not only that, but Kristoff curing the curse would actually give him a POINT in the story, rather than just being in there for the sake of having a pretty boy. As I said in my previous review, Kristoff could have easily been cut out the film and it would just have been as good. Had he done this, he actually would have had a proper role in the story.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You may think that I’m being unnecessarily harsh in me saying this, but, in my opinion, this was a flaw in the story and, whilst it didn’t ruin the movie – it could have been thought out a lot better in my eyes. Maybe there is a deleted scene or an early draft that addressed this – but I am basing this opinion purely on the <em>theatrical </em>release on the film, not on extras released on a DVD.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Now, just to be clear on this, I am NOT writing this with the intention of discrediting this film, or tell the writers how to do their job. I am just giving my honest opinion on what I feel to be a glaring hole in the narrative – or at the very least lazy writing. But to be fair, <em>Frozen </em>isn’t the only critically acclaimed movie to have a major plot hole in it.<em> The Lord of the Rings</em> movies had the eagles for example. Yes – even I, a fan of the movie have to raise the question that, if they could summon eagles – why did they walk to Mount Doom. And before any of you cry out “Nazgul” and their flying beasts – let’s not forget that the eagles did easily beat them in the final battle. Oh, and remember the remake of <em>King Kong</em>? That character constantly changes sizes throughout the film as if he has magical size reduction/growth powers (sorry, Peter Jackson – I didn’t mean to pick on you).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What do you think guys? Is this a glaring error, or am I reading too much into this? Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think. Hopefully you guys don’t think I’m picking on the movie for the sake of it. This is just my opinion – and the writer in me just had to put his views forward.</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="285" original-width="256" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_40c4ca9507af43c0b6b18cfacb72a283.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 333px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> And... <em>how</em> many Oscar nominated films have YOU written?</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh piss off, Hans! You’re lucky I don’t bitchslap you for what you tried to do to Elsa! &gt;:(</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:54:50 GMT 1a9877bc-8ad0-4bb2-9a51-76cf53f33974 My Honest Review of Frozen http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/my-honest-review-of-frozen <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>WARNING: This blog contains spoilers. All opinions and conclusions in this review are my own.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> On April 1st, I posted a fake review of <em>Frozen </em>(which strangely, is STILL getting views and likes on my blog), which many would consider suicide considering how popular this film is. Thankfully, aside from a minor flame war on my Facebook page (which was part of the act), it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Mainly because I think a lot of people saw through the joke. Take that, Man in Shadow! XD</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You guys can check out the original April Fools Day post <a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/the-worst-disney-film-ever"><u><strong>HERE</strong></u></a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But anyway, I figured that, after doing that, it was only right that I did an HONEST review of it. So, I went ahead and brought myself a copy of <em>Frozen </em>– which makes this film the first Disney movie I have ever brought for myself! I wanted to see if this film is really as good as they say it was, but at the same time, I didn’t want to get caught up in the hype and judge it on its own merits.</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="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> So, I have just finished seeing the film and now I’m ready to give my honest thoughts. Is this really the best Disney film ever made? Well, I just watched the DVD and am writing this straight after seeing it.</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="249" original-width="202" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_f875cadc6063409f9e0b6a9904c28197.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 202px; height: 249px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> Oh my gosh... this is going to be the best review ever!!! :D</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> My honest opinion of <em>Frozen </em>– overrated.</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="168" original-width="300" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_a3d80124a25848adb47bcd7ced437215.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 168px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> WHAT... DID HE JUST SAY?!?</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I can already hear the gasps of the millions of <em>Frozen </em>fans, who are probably cursing my name right now – but please just hear me out. This review that you’re reading is JUST MY OPINION. It doesn’t take away from any of the accomplishments that <em>Frozen </em>has done – I just disagree that it deserves a lot of the hype that it’s been getting. But I will try and explain myself as clearly as I can, so that you guys don’t think I’m trolling.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Firstly, I am NOT saying that <em>Frozen </em>is a bad film, because there is a difference between a film being bad, and being overrated. On the contrary, Frozen is a good film. It’s beautifully animated, the special effects are amazing and the story had a very good moral. But, I have to be honest, at times I did feel the plot moved a little slowly for my tastes.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The characters are, for the most part, brilliant. Anna was just adorable and I totally respect her as a heroine, even if she was a little annoying now and then. Elsa, well she is just awesome! I think I’d actually go so far to say that Elsa is one of the best anti-heroines ever crafted – not to mention she is smoking hot! And I’m not just saying that because she froze me in a previous review! Another character I want to give mention to is Hans – yeah, he was a total bastard, but his character development was brilliant. I love the way that he started off as the hero, only for the film to do a complete swerve and him to show his true colours. Although, I have to be honest, compared to villains like Scar and Frollo, he wasn’t that bad.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> However, I have to be honest, I found Olaf extremely annoying! Not quite Jar-Jar Binks annoying, but pretty close. Also, what was the point in Kristoff? What did he actually do? And don’t try and tell me that it was him that helped Anna get to Elsa – because Anna proved herself more than capable of looking after herself. It just felt like he was put in, well, just to have a hero. They could have easily cut him out the film and it would have been just as good. Although Sven was pretty cool.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Onto the songs, which many say are the main selling point of the film, harking back to the classic Disney musical films. Honestly, the songs were – just ok – a few good ones, but most of the time it just felt like they were put in there for the sake of it and most of them didn’t really add to the scene in my eyes. They could have cut out half the songs and the film would have been just as enjoyable to watch.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Which brings me onto<em> Let It Go</em>, everyone’s favourite Oscar winning song. I know people love this tune, but *sharp intake of breath*, I have to tell you guys – I HATE this song!</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="196" original-width="258" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_ded2584b06b1477383d433f46b81aa6a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 258px; height: 196px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> Oh you did NOT just say that!!!</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Many of you who read my April Fools post will remember I said something similar to that in the post (albeit a little more angry). To tell the truth, this was the bit that I was being 100% true. I can’t stand this song! I’d hoped that seeing it in the context of the film would make me change my mind – and whilst that bit is pretty cool, my opinion stays the same. Even before seeing this film, I just think that <em>Let It Go</em> has been played to death, and that it’s been played so many times it’s just become annoying. Also, I have heard some REALLY bad covers of this song and they have probably stuck with me, so that when I hear this tune I just think of that. Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT trying to undermine its achievements and popularity – but there are better songs in the film. Personally, I’d say the troll song was better.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But, if there is ONE thing that I will say I really enjoyed about this film was the twist ending. (Spoilers ahead, but if you read the beginning you know that anyway). When Anna’s heart is frozen and she is dying, only an act of true love can save her. But, in a shocking twist, it’s not Kristoff that saves Anna, she saves HERSELF. Sacrificing herself to save Elsa from Hans, whilst Elsa weeps for her, her love breaks the spell. Yup, this time it’s FAMILY love that prevails. This I think was an excellent twist and all respect to Disney for going against their usual conventions. However, again, this bit totally negates Kristoff being in the film.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Some of you may be thinking about my earlier comment about this film being overrated, and you may be thinking “How can it be overrated when it’s won Academy awards, Oscars, BAFTA’s and probably a few more to come”. Like I said, I have total respect for everything this film has accomplished – but, with all due respect, I don’t judge a film by how many awards it’s won, if I did then <em>Titanic </em>would probably be my favourite film (another film which is good, but not that good). I judge a film based on these factors:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Do I like the story?</p> <p> Do I like the characters?</p> <p> Do I think it works as a film overall?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> For me, <em>Frozen </em>only ticks one and a half of these boxes. Two at the most. Also, strangely enough, whilst Disney and Pixar are guaranteed to make me shed manly tears – this one is the first Disney film that I DIDN’T cry at. It’s not that I didn’t connect with the characters, just not enough to bring the tears out.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Now, don’t get me wrong guys – I WANTED to say that this is the best Disney film ever. I wanted to get caught up in the hype and be on the <em>Frozen </em>bandwagon. But, as Elsa would say “Don’t you see, I can’t.” Like I said, Frozen is a good film, but it is NOT the best Disney film ever. I can actually name 5 Disney/Pixar movies that are, in my opinion, better. And they are, in no particular order.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <p> <img original-height="269" original-width="188" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_dd5425595b5f4cd183207f4a3cc31699.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 300px;" /><img original-height="275" original-width="183" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_0671729fe46c4433ab9595c570b5781e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 300px;" /><img original-height="742" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_f0737b16b28c419e9c92ab1824a9214a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <p> <img original-height="274" original-width="184" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_37d7f286d3594ad09ac8ae237bdc59bd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 300px;" /><img original-height="444" original-width="300" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_9a964acfb5ca1eb999d410d645baf057.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 200px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <p> <em>Up</em> of course is my favourite Disney film, as some of you know. I have also been recommended the film <em>Tangled</em> so I'll be sure to add that to my list.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But, like I said at the beginning – everything you have read is JUST MY OPINION – and it doesn’t take away anything that this film has accomplished. Sorry if you guys wanted me to give this a rave review, but I wanted to be honest about my feelings. If you guys like, or love this film, or think I may be missing something, please leave a comment below to let me know what you think. Hopefully I didn’t come across as an asshole or a troll as I genuinely am not trying to upset anyone.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So, just to finish – <em>Frozen </em>is a good film, in fact a very good film. I just disagree with a lot of the hype it’s been getting. Hopefully you guys understand that’s just my opinion and you won’t be too upset with what I said.</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="168" original-width="300" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_eee22f28cbb341c7a775cafa0a392f94.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 168px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> He said he hated <em>Let It Go</em>!!!</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="207" original-width="244" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_6d45a76369c14e73ac631cd2efd0eedd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 254px;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width:100%;text-align:center;"> <p style="text-align: center;"> LET'S GET HIM!!!</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hey, guys... woh! Can't we just... talk about this... oh CRAP!!!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (Bolts out the door)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <em>All images above are copyright of their respective owners. I claim no ownership of any of them.</em></p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:03:15 GMT 27c6e80d-d0c3-41d6-a381-2d49ab4de16e Does Young Adult ALWAYS have to have Young Adult protagonists? http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/does-young-adult-always-have-to-have <p> Phew! Well I’m back guys – and yes it is me this time! The Man in Shadow’s plan to take over my blog failed miserably as everyone saw through his lies! I’m kinda embarrassed that he let me get the drop on me to be honest. Turns out that he, one of my characters, had become self aware and he had become more powerful than I imagined! He was the one that had been trolling me for the last few days.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thankfully, Zarracka stopped him and rescued me. I did have a whole fight scene planned but... well, I don’t have a Michael Bay budget. Basically, this is how the fight went!</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="426" original-width="644" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_c981e090539c4d7782d0ea7e9a1b9516.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 264px;" /></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;"> &nbsp;</div> <p> Yeah... kinda anticlimactic I know. Oh well.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Anyhoo, moving on. Today’s post is something that I wanted to talk about because of something that happened recently – which got me thinking.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> About a week or so ago, I completed a new Young Adult novel, and I found a publisher that I thought would be pretty good for it (I never published through a publisher before so I thought, why not?). Also, as this book had a Disney/Pixar influence, I hoped that would catch their attention. It did and they agreed to read the manuscript. A few days back, I got some feedback from them, saying that they didn’t consider it a Young Adult novel as the main protagonist was in her twenties.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> My first initial reaction was – really? Ok, that’s not a bad comment at all, but it was a little strange. See, I may be totally showing my ignorance here, but I always thought that Young Adult (as well as New Adult, Adult, etc) was simply there to differentiate the age range of your target audience and the age of your protagonist shouldn’t determine that.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Well, after putting it across on Facebook to my friends, a few of which are authors themselves, the general consensus is that Young Adult novels are stories that have a protagonist that is between 13-18 years of age. This is apparently something that publishers adhere to quite strictly from what I hear (if anyone can confirm or deny this, please leave a comment below) and I suppose it makes sense. After all, if you have a target audience in mind, you obviously want to put a character in there that your audience can latch onto and follow the story. This is probably why Harry Potter was so popular as a character – not just that he did magic, but because he grew up like a real human with each passing story. So I don’t entirely blame the publishers for that.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> However, to quote a conflicting argument from a FB friend – isn’t this “Somewhat flawed logic”, and mentioned a book called Room, which is apparently told from the POV of a 5 year old boy. By that logic, it could be considered a children’s book – but from what I’ve read of it, it’s anything but. Again, please correct me if I’m wrong on this. But I completely see his point on this, why does a Young Adult novel HAVE to have a Young Adult protagonist? What’s wrong with maybe have a slightly older protagonist that represents the values and morals that Young Adult is supposed to teach? You could argue that comics are aimed at a Young Adult market (although there are some mature storylines out there) and the superheroes/heroines in that are mostly adults, or aliens, or robots or mutants, or furries... um... I’ll stop there. My point is that these heroes may not be kids, but they do represent a moral and ethical code that they want their readers to follow – although there ARE teenage superheroes as well (Static Shock, Kid Flash and Speedy to name a few).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Another point raised by my friend was that isn’t it “rather patronising to the target audience that they'll only relate to characters of their own age”. Again, I totally agree with this statement. Although I don’t think that is the intent at all, but I do believe what he says. Again I refer to the above statement with the superheroes – what is so wrong about having an adult protagonist? Look at Doctor Who for instance – the main character in that isn’t a child (though he acts like one some of the time) and his companions are usually twenty something women (at least in the later series), but people of all ages – even children – can related to the characters and enjoy the stories. So why shouldn’t the same apply for novels?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here is my view on Young Adult. I feel that a Young Adult novel doesn’t HAVE to include a Young Adult protagonist. It just needs to teach the target market a moral lesson, whether it be friendship, love, bravery – etc. Now that doesn’t mean that it CAN’T have a teenage hero (and if it does that’s cool), I just don’t think it needs to follow that convention. Especially if you look at Manga, where their Young Adult (Shonen) Mangas often have more adult characters rather than teenagers – although their demographics tend to be a little different to ours – so I’ve probably shot myself in the foot saying that! XD</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But you know what, I’m probably just making a mountain out of a molehill. If my novel is classed as more New Adult than Young Adult, fair play. I just was somewhat surprised by this statement and wanted to put another opinion across.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What do you guys think? Please leave a comment below and let me know!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks for reading guys!</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="381" original-width="361" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_86975d3caae24ac89a47827ebf8459cc.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 422px;" /></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> What? You again?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Man in Shadow: Ha! You may have foiled my attempts to ruin you before. But I’ll be back. You haven’t seen the last of me! I’ll come back and troll your blog even more than I did before! You’ll never be rid of me! I’ll haunt your nightmares, disturb your every waking moment. I will make you suffer, I will burn you, I will...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh, piss off, Man in Shadow! No one cares what you think!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Man in Shadow: What? (sniff) How can you be so mean? That’s it! I’m gonna, I’m gonna... I’m gonna gather an army of the most evil minds in fiction and... I’m gonna come back and totally crush you!</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (He disappears in a puff of smoke)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Pffff. Good luck with that!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:53:42 GMT b3e5a132-1ee8-45f0-8ffe-7db94f95d1b1 The Worst Disney Film Ever http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/the-worst-disney-film-ever <p> Greeting, mortals – I mean readers. PandragonDan here – and today, I’m reviewing without a shadow of a doubt, the WORST Disney movie ever made! In fact this could be the worst movie made EVER, period! Let’s not waste time and review this piece of trash!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="400" original-width="270" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_a3098b736b984f2eb3d1d46dca0cdd40.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 400px; height: 592px; display: inline;" /></div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp;</div> <p> <em>Frozen</em> sucks! No two ways about it! This is without a doubt the biggest pile of trash I have ever seen in my life! This film is so bad that it makes me want to vomit my own blood! Don’t believe me? Check out this picture of what it did to my mate Finn when he watched it.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="922" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_5db674a2737e4de0ae3daee6b77c043d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 300px; height: 424px; display: inline;" /></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> I suppose I should warn you that there are spoilers ahead – but believe me I’m saving you all the bother of watching this crap!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As we all know, <em>Frozen </em>is ripped off the song of the same name by the band Celldweller (check<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPL5lRUfOXs"><u><strong> this link</strong></u></a> if you don’t believe me), but Disney totally changed all the emphasis and make it some tale about an ice princess that’s has a bug up her ass about something – or something like that, I dunno the story was so nonexistent it was hard to follow. This film has absolutely no resemblance to the tune it was based on. Shame on you, Disney for taking liberties with the source material.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Where do I even begin describing how bad this is? Firstly, the animation is so bad it makes <em>South Park</em> look watchable. None of the characters look the least bit like what they are supposed to resemble. And the characters are just plain hateful. Anna is annoying as hell, Elsa is a whinny little bitch, that snowman (his name isn’t important enough to remember) I just wanted to be horribly murdered, and Hans – actually, Hans was AWESOME! He was the true hero of the movie what they did to him at the end was a total asspull!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="285" original-width="256" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_40c4ca9507af43c0b6b18cfacb72a283.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 400px; height: 445px; display: inline;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width: 100%; text-align: center;"> <p> All hail the mighty Hans - the true hero of <em>Frozen</em>!</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As for the songs – dear god, the songs! These songs are so bad they make me want to punch a penguin in the gut! The absolute worst one of all is the dreadful <em>Let It Go</em>. God I hate this song! Hate it, hate it, HATE IT!!! And anyone who says they like it is an idiot! This song sounds like Lady Gaga being sodomised by a porcupine! This song is more annoying, if not more so, than <em>Gangnam Style</em>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="347" original-width="294" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_90ad0154cdb14ce8b481e47fc97a4da7.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 300px; height: 354px; display: inline;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You’re right, that was insulting – insulting to <em>Gangnam Style </em>for even&nbsp; COMPARING them to this garbage tune. And you know what – I blame all you Otaku’s for making it popular. Yeah, that’s right, you Manga reading, Anime watching, cosplaying freaks! Go read some proper literature like <em>50 Shades of Grey</em>!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh, and whilst I’m on that subject – <em>Sailor Moon, Naturo, One Piece, Pokemon</em> and pretty much any film by Studio Ghibli – <strong>THEY ALL SUCK AS WELL!!!</strong> Oh yes, I went there!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But the biggest insult about this film? It’s actually ANNA that saves the day by helping break Elsa’s curse. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Get with the times, Disney – we don’t want strong, independent females that prove you don’t need a man to save you. We want them to be weak and feeble damsels in distress, or at the very least eye candy. Hell, a better ending for this film would have been Hans giving Elsa a damn good spanking for all the trouble she put them through – then telling Anna to go in the kitchen and make him a sandwich! That at least would have been a lot more realistic.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This film is just utter garbage. It can’t hold a candle to such Oscar worthy films like <em>Battlefield Earth</em>,<em> Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Batman and Robin</em> – or even the critically acclaimed, Tony Wiseau’s<em> The Room</em> – which is a masterpiece of cinema and the gold standard that all films should strive to achieve.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="684" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_f5ccc67983194eda9a8622f5c9ff9845.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 400px; height: 419px; display: inline;" /></div> <div content-type="media-description" style="width: 100%; text-align: center;"> <p> Best - film - EVER!!</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Frozen </em>is an absolute waste of a film – I didn’t think it was possible, but this film is even WORST than <em>Beauty and the Beast, Up, The Lion King, Wreck-It Ralph</em> and <em>Toy Story</em>!&nbsp; And let’s be honest, it’s not as if this film has won any awards or recognition. Well, not from anyone that matters.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> To hell with Disney for making this film and to hell with all you pathetic mortals for making it popular. Yeah, I’m talking to you, you sad wastes of human flesh. You all deserve to be flayed for making this crime against cinema popular. I fart in your general directions, your mothers were hamsters and your fathers smelt of...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Zarracka: HEY!!!</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="337" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_583cd6ac86724092a65515659551bf36.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 400px; height: 206px; display: inline;" /></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> Zarracka?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Zarracka: What the hell, Dan! What is up with this review?</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I’m just giving my honest review of the film.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Zarracka: HONEST REVIEW? Everything you said was absolute rubbish. Nothing you said was true. I mean, saying that Studio Ghibli sucks? And did you really just say THE ROOM was better than this film? Are you trying to piss people off? Everyone loves this film and when they read this review they’ll be after your blood!</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Like I really care what those pathetic mortals think.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Zarracka: Mortals? Why are you talking about them like... Wait a minute... You’re not the REAL Dan!</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What makes you say that?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Zarracka: Because Dan CARES about his readers. He would never review anything so stupidly and childishly... and he only reviews films he’s seen. And I know for a fact that he hasn’t <strong>seen </strong></em>Frozen <em>yet.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> My, my... aren’t you the smart one.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (A cloud of black gas appears around Dan. Followed by an explosion. When it clears, Dan is no longer there and standing in his place is...)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="381" original-width="361" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_86975d3caae24ac89a47827ebf8459cc.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 400px; height: 422px; display: inline;" /></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> <em>Zarracka: The... the Man in Shadow?</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="557" original-width="463" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_2bfc6d5ac49645fa8d2bfec0bcd7f676.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 400px; height: 481px; display: inline;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Man In Shadow: That’s right, it was me all along! I’ve been planning this attack on Dan’s blog for weeks – leaving him messages on his posts to warn of my coming.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Zarracka: What have you done to Dan?</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Man In Shadow: Oh, he’s safe enough. For now! Right now he’s tied up somewhere, being forced to watch One Direction and Justin Bieber concerts.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Zarracka: You monster! I’m not going to let you get away with this!</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Man In Shadow: Haha! You’re too late! Soon, this post will be on the Internet. People will think that Dan is responsible for it and will swarm him and make a mockery out of him! His reputation will be in tatters, his friends will turn against him – and NO ONE will ever read his books again! The resulting feedback will totally destroy him and he will never be able to show his face in public again.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>And it's all thanks to me! </strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TO BE CONTINUED...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <em>The Man in Shadow and Zarracka are owned by me, but everything else is owned by their respective copyright owners.</em></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <em>And by the way... APRIL FOOLS!!! XD</em></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:29:45 GMT 0b61b900-60a0-476d-a9e3-c0effe100cba Author Interview - Jessika Council http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/author-interview-and-giveaway-jessika-council <p> Well, this is the last Author Interview that I am doing this month - and I decided once more to revisit an old friend.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A couple of years ago, I reviewed Jessika Council's book <em>Airion: Return to Zire,</em> which I kinda gave a hard time due to the amount of typos that there were in it, but I geniunely did enjoy reading it. Thankfully, Jessika didn't take my comments personally and she agreed to this special author interview - which I wanted to do to make up for the bashing I gave her for the review. I'll also give her a chance to offer a giveaway for her work like I've done with the other authors that have featured here.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> So please welcome to my blog, the marvelous Jessika Council! (round of applause!)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today, Jessika. So, why don't you tell the nice people what inspired you to get into writing?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I’ve always loved writing. There is something about creating life on a page that is so satisfying.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Too true! Who are your favourite authors?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> J. K. Rowling, Stephen King, and Erin Hunter are three of my favorite authors. They all create amazing worlds, plots, and characters.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Which, in your opinion is more important – story or characters?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I think good characters create the story. The best story goes down the toilet with crappy characters.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>I agree there. What do you look for in a good story?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Character development is very important. But beyond that, I like to walk away from a novel feeling invested, not wanting it to end, excited for the next novel, or feeling as if I’ve learned something.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>I feel the same way about any novel I read. What’s the best advice you can give to authors?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Not everyone is going to feel the way you do about your work. This is not to say that you should sell your soul to gain fans. If you don’t want to write about love triangles, vampires, or werewolves, DON’T. Write what you want and keep writing. The fans will come.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>I totally agree with you there! Writers should tell the stories that they want to tell. </strong><strong>So tell us, what is the title of your most recent/soon to be released novel?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Airion: Light and Dawn</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Can you tell us a little about it?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> This is book two of the<em> Airion</em> Series. Kobi and Raili are constantly challenged by destiny, which is trying to pull them apart. I can’t say more than that without giving away the first book<em> Airion: Return to Zire.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Oh we can't have you posting spoilers now, can we? Lol. Have you worked/are you working on anything else?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I am currently plotting book three of the <em>Airion </em>Series, <em>Airion: The Ruins of Drake</em>. I am very excited about this book because there will be a significant setting change, new characters, and a large twist to the series plot.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Ooooh, plot twist! I like those!</strong> <strong>Do you have any favourite characters in the story</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I hate to play favorites with my characters, it’s almost like choosing your favorite child. But, admittedly, I do have some characters that I favor more than others. Black Master Rick, Trayn Saio, and Kai Ventra are among my favorites. But, of course my twins, Kobi and Raili, have my heart. :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Yeah, we authors always seem to pick favourites, despite our best not to. If your book was turned into a film/TV series, who would you get to play the characters?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> That is a loaded question. I think that they would have to get all new actors to play the characters in this series, because it is such a strange setting and the character’s ethnicities aren’t conventional. It will have to be almost like the new actors in the Chronicles of Narnia movies.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>That's pretty cool - choosing new actors rather than big name ones. I think that makes a film that more realistic. So, do you have any other hobbies other than writing?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh… So many… I dance everything from contemporary to hip hop, I sing (pretty well I guess), Draw (my mom has a little gallery in her place full of my drawings) I love Japanese Culture, Anime, and I speak Japanese. On top of all of that, I am a huge dork for science and history. Yeah… I think that’s it. Lol</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Nice! Anime lovers are always welcome on my blog! Are you a summer or winter person?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I LOVE SUMMER!! I don’t like winter at all, although my favorite holidays are in winter, as well as my birthday. Just my luck.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Summer kicks ass! Are you a night owl or morning person?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I am definitely a night owl. I sometimes characterize myself as a child that loves to fight sleep every night. Even if I’m sleepy, I will find a reason to stay awake until at least 1 or 2 in the morning. Horrible, I know.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>What is your favourite food/drink?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Japanese and Italian food is my favorite. As for drink, I am a big fan of water and juice. I’m not a big fan of soda (unless it’s ginger ale or orange soda).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Cool. Now for the big one. Who would win in a fight between a zombie ninja dragon and a cyborg unicorn with advanced weaponry?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hmm… good question… I would like to think that the zombie ninja dragon would win. Cyborgs are hard to kill, the ninja dragons are epic. :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Cool. Ok, now the fun part. You are a superheroine and you have to pick your powers. For this, I picked a superheroine I think you'll be happy with!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</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="407" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_8d96ba77cf074d719bc3bc7880ea0446.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 374px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>You're welcome. ;)</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Anyway, would you prefer superstrength or superspeed?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Superspeed, for sure. I could go anywhere in a fraction of the time. Maybe even travel at the speed of light and discover time travel, going backward or forward in history to see some of the world’s greatest moments the way they really happened.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Cool. Flight or teleportation?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Flight. I would fly to the store if I could. I love flying.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Gale-force breath or freeze breath?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hmm… That’s some strong breath… I would have to go with Gale-force breath. I hate the cold.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Me to. Heat vision or telekinesis?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Undoubtedly telekinesis! How cool would it be to be able to move things with your mind. Did you know that humans only use about 10% of their brain and some scientists speculate that humans could possibly become telekinetic if they could use 100% of their brain? Very cool! (Yes, I’m a dork ^_^)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>That's a cool fact! Personally, if I even used 1% of my brain we could get things done! XD Final question,&nbsp;&nbsp; Invincibility or accelerated healing factor?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Hmmm… that’s like being a vampire or an original vampire in that American drama <em>The Vampire Diaries</em> (Great show by the way). I would rather be an original, which is the same as being invincible. Invincibility rocks!! :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It sure does! Well thank you for being so cool in talking to me today. Jessika has also kindly agreed to offer some discounted rates for her current book <em>Airion: Return to Zire</em>. All you have to do is use this special code <strong>-</strong> <span><span style="font-weight:bold">XJ73W -&nbsp;</span></span> to get some discounts by putting it in at check in! Click on the pic below to be able to get yourself a discounted copy now!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/70808"><img original-height="320" original-width="214" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_719097f204e5c9a0413dc318ebe53b85.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 448px;" /></a></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can connect with Jessika at the following links:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://jscouncil.com/site/books/airion-return-zire/"><u><strong>Website</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/70808?ref=jscouncil"><u><strong>Smashwords</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.createspace.com/3644648"><u><strong>Createspace</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983717907/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=0983717907&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=jsco0a-20"><u><strong>Amazon</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/airion-j-s-council/1113029711?ean=9780983717904&amp;cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-XHyvcDTMbso-_-10:1&amp;r=1"><u><strong>Barnes and Noble</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JSCouncilauthor?ref=hl"><u><strong>Facebook</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="https://twitter.com/AirionSeries"><u><strong>Twitter</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A huge thanks to Jessika for taking the time to talk to me and good luck with your new novel. It was a pleasure to have you.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Well guys, that's it for this month with Author Interviews. I'll be doing another one in a few months time, so authors, if you want to be featured on my blog, please get in touch at any of the...</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="224" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_18c3f5f9d5154eb7bca4dd18f6746c31.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 652px; height: 224px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ok, just what the hell is going on here? These things have been appearing in my blog for days now. I want to know who is doing this! Show yourself now!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Myysterious Voice: Be careful for what you wish for...</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Huh?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>(A blast of lightning strikes).</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Mysterious Voice: Hehehehe. Don't worry, Dan... I'll look after you blog whilst you... take a nap...</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="958" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_50e42d4a4d7c48cfa862bec90f2bfacd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 587px;" /></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 content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> TO BE CONTINUED...</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 content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp;</div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:32:46 GMT 0cc9062c-e3ae-4cb9-adc7-87e7f15e4131 Spirit Vision Blog Tour - And Interview with the Author http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog/spirit-vision-blog-tour-and-interview-with <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://wp.me/p30w17-eo"><img original-height="134" original-width="400" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_3086427cfc8f4901b74e62aff9d051d3.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 400px; height: 134px;" /></a></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;"> &nbsp;</div> <p> When Sheenah of Paper Crane Books asked if I'd be part of their blog tour for <em>Spirit Vision,</em> I had to think about it - for about a microsecond! :D Considering that they have helped me in the past with blog tours, now this is my turn to repay the favour!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I caught up with Morgan Straughan Comnick, the author of <em>Spirit Vision</em> and asked her a few questions about this book, her inspirations and which Disney villain is the biggest bastard! But before we get to the interview - here's some stuff about the book. Stick around as there is a giveaway at the end!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Check out the rest of the blog tour by clicking on the picture above!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><strong>Blurb</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>If God gave you a mission, would you answer His call?</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em>The Lord has given Stary, a high school freshman, a mission: extinguish the evil residing in the murderer of two teens—Maren and Umbra. Stary never imagined that her strange visions meant that she was the Spirit Warrior for God and now with her powers activated, she must train to use them and try not to get caught by the murderer who has the ability to hide and conjure up the dark powers from the fallen angel himself—Lucifer. If Stary fails, not only will she lose her life, but Maren and Umbra will lose their entry into heaven and the world will be exposed to the madness of the murderer for the next forty years until the new Spirit Warrior is born.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19274927-spirit-vision"><u><strong>Add the book to Goodreads</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <br /> <p> <strong><u>Buy links</u></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://smarturl.it/irskl9"><u><strong>Amazon</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://bit.ly/19aMyBx"><u><strong>Barnes and Noble</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://smarturl.it/6losio"><u><strong>iTunes</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://bit.ly/1bMWYRR"><u><strong>Kobo</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://bit.ly/1kdm83X"><u><strong>Smashwords</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><strong>About the Author</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Educator of young minds by day, super nerdy savior of justice and cute things by night, Morgan Straughan Comnick has a love for turning the normal into something special without losing its essence. Morgan draws from real life experiences and her ongoing imagination to spark her writing. In her spare time, she enjoys doing goofy voices, traveling to new worlds by turning pages, humming child-like songs, and forcing people to smile with her &quot;bubbliness.&quot; It is Morgan's mission in life to spread the amazement of otaku/Japanese culture to the world and to stop bullying; she knows everyone shines brightly.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <u><strong>Social media links</strong></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://morganscomnick.com/"><u><strong>Official website</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/#%21/pages/Morgan-Straughan-Comnick/167241833430209"><u><strong>Facebook</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/morganscomnickwriter"><u><strong>Goodreads</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://pinterest.com/morganscomnick/"><u><strong>Pinterest</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="https://twitter.com/MorganSComnick"><u><strong>Twitter</strong></u></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/sakurastar07"><u><strong>Youtube</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><u>THE INTERVIEW</u></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="221" original-width="228" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_b9e71236498647a2850869a30c7d3a2a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 290px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Morgan, thank you for taking the time to appear on my blog.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> First off, thank YOU for allowing me to appear on your blog! :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>It’s an absolute pleasure. :) Can you tell my readers a little about yourself?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> A little about me? I suppose starting at the beginning would be useful. I am from a medium-sized town in Missouri where I still live. I have great parents, two brothers, and dogs and cats that I love. I have a degree in Early Childhood education (infants to 3rd grade) and I have taught an array of subjects and grades at my local district and my college’s local summer school program. Currently, I am a teacher’s aide at my middle school in the special education department although I dream of getting my own classroom in a primary grade. I am married to my high school sweetheart.&nbsp; Spirit Vision is my first book.&nbsp; I am a nerd and proud! I try to be a kind, fun, hard-working, and a creative person! That’s me in a nutshell.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>(Raises a fist to the *nerd and proud* line!) :D Sounds like you keep a busy life. What first inspired you to get into writing?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I have always been fond of spirits, the spiritual world, and our connection to the unknown and I have liked to write, but I never did consider it a career until my freshman language arts teacher, Mr. Banger, came in, all bold as usual, and declared he was writing a book. We laughed because he made random statements like that, but he walked over for me and told me, “You know, you would make a fantastic book character in my book Morgan!” I chuckled, but it triggered the question that changed my life: “If he can write a book, why can’t I?”&nbsp; With my on-going imagination, most of the plot for Spirit Vision was in my head and the rest was history!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>I’m quite fond of spirits myself. J&auml;germeister and spice rum mainly! XD. Oh, that’s not what you meant? Well now I feel stupid! Ahem, moving on. Who are your favourite authors?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Oh gosh! There are so many! Lurlene McDaniel and Stephanie Meyer were the two who turned me into a reading machine in high school and now, book stories take my money like a vacuum.&nbsp; I also am a huge fan of: Richelle Mead, P.C. and Kirsten Cast, L.J. Smith, Jessica Day George, Susane Colasanti, Deb Caletti, Carolly Erickson, and Rick Riordan, but trust me, there are several others! I also am a huge manga fan and my favourite manga-ka (manga artists and writers) are: CLAMP, Arina Tanemura, Natsuki Takaya, and Bisco Hatori, to name a few.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Do you have any other hobbies other than writing or is that your whole world?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I like to write very much, but I have to have an outlet for my outlet, HA! My hobbies are singing, doodling, acting, walking while listening to music, hanging with my loved ones, teaching, collecting cute things, being random, and, my biggie, Japanese culture (anime, manga, cosplay, anime conventions, studying Japan, and so forth).</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Wow, sounds like you have a lot of cool hobbies! Do you have a particular favourite genre to write in?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I do not want to limit myself into one genre, but I do like writing for the young adult age group. I have so many ideas for books, all over the genre spectrum, but I am betting about 90% of my works to come will be young adult. I would like to write a few children’s books and maybe an intermediate/juvenile fiction work as well.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Sounds good to me. I myself am currently trying to write for a more younger audience with my next book. But this isn’t about me! Speaking of books, can you tell us a little about...</strong></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="235" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_707f71f07c1247d79844528c30e40ba8.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 652px; height: 234px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Not again!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Er, sorry about that, Morgan. I’ve been having a bit of a problem with this lately. Think I'm being trolled!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>*Ahem” anyway, without giving away too many spoilers, can you tell the nice people us a little bit about your new book Spirit Vision?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="967" original-width="652" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_56907c93580f46a68ea45e3fc21caf87.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 444px;" /></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <p> Spirit Vision is about fifteen-year-old Stary Moon.&nbsp; Her life is fairly normal until she has a dream where a spirit is talking to her, asking for her help. Stary dismisses it, but when her school becomes edgy and there is police tape by the lobby, Stary knows something is wrong. She discovers that the skeleton of a girl was discovered at her school and when Stary sees her, it is the spirit who talked to her in her dream! Stary later meets the spirit, Maren, and her friend and fellow spirit, Umbra. Stary is then told some news that turn her world into a whirlwind of chaos: she is the Spirit Warrior for the Lord and the only one who can help Maren and Umbra track down their murderer and take the evil out of them, allowing Maren and Umbra to enter into Heaven.&nbsp; This leads Stary to an adventure of tracking down an evil murderer, keeping her title a secret to protect her loved ones, training to sharpen her new powers, and dealing with high school life and drama. It has a little bit of something for everyone!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Move aside Buffy! :) Where did you get the inspirations for this?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Like I stated earlier, I have always enjoyed spirits and when I was fifteen, that was the genre I was obsessed with at the time.&nbsp; I also was in love with the Sonic Adventure 2 game for the GameCube, which helped me formulate the relationship and some of the sci-fi elements in my work. I crafted most of the characters on people and teachers in my life and all the locations are based on my school or town; there are so many great characters in the world that we just have to have the eyes to find.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Do you have any favourite characters in the story?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Well, I am fond of Stary because she is based on a braver version of myself! All my characters have a special place in my heart, but I think the one that always makes me giggle is Mr. Tin!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>If your book was turned into a film/TV series, who would you get to play the characters. Also, can I have a bit part in it? XD</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can absolutely have a role! The more the merrier! :D &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Cool. I’ve been told I play a good corpse. Or maybe that’s just because my acting is a little stiff!</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>*insert tumbleweed here*</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Ahem, sorry, carry on.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Well, I know my dream is to play Stary myself since appearance wise, she looks just like me, but cuter (Hollywood make-up can fix that).&nbsp; For Maren, I would go towards Becca Tobin or Brittany Snow and for Umbra, Taeyang, a member of the Korean Band, Big Bang. :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Speaking of characters, which, in your opinion is more important – story or characters?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I think characters because they can find stories themselves; we live stories every day, right?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>As they say in <em>The Wire, </em>&quot;True dat!&quot; What do you look for in a good story?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I like a little bit of everything: magic, heart, humour, romance, uniqueness, and a topic I enjoy.&nbsp; I am big on character relationship too, romantic, friendship, family, or otherwise.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Now I am sure there are a lot of authors out there that will be inspired by what you've said. What's the best advice you can give to them?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Never give up, keep imagining, keep dreaming, and keep learning. :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>That’s great advice! I can dig that! Ok, now for the important questions. Who would win in a triple threat between a zombie ninja dragon, a cyborg unicorn with nuclear magical powers, and a kryptonian ewok with volcanos for shoulders?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Whoa! Toughie there… I would have to go with the cyborg unicorn! Unicorns are just lovely, cyborgs are B.A., and magical powers give an upper hand.&nbsp; If that wasn’t enough…nuclear power!&nbsp; Yeah, I think we have a winner! Go my mighty Sparkle Pants!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Now, I have to ask. Scar or Frollo? Which of these Disney villains is the biggest bastard?</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <p> <img original-height="166" original-width="303" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_75451bd2fabe4fa3a383fa6ee64056b1.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 250px; height: 166px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img original-height="338" original-width="450" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_a5d355ee9ce83c4b1c6ab54e43a03671.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 250px; height: 166px;" />&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Ah, a Disney question! Although these two gentlemen (hmm…gentle-lion…?) are surely baddie bads, I would have to go with Scar. I mean, Frollo, in his mind, no matter how sick it was, believed he was doing all the horrid things he did for the Lord, for his faith.&nbsp; Scar was killing for himself. And he was killing his FAMILY for his goals! How twisted! Now, I do not know Scar’s backstory; was he ignored due to his brother’s greatness by his parents? Was he bullied? How DID he get that scar?&nbsp; So many questions (maybe Disney would make a backstory for the uncle of Simba), but still, does that make what he did right? In no way, shape, or form my good word!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Interestingly enough, Frollo was actually voiced by Tony Jay, one of my fav voice actors. He did a lot of stuff with Disney and his voice was badass! It’s sad that he’s no longer with us.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; text-align: center;"> <img original-height="300" original-width="235" src="http://static.wix.com/media/c0cd1c_d1202b68989348a98105b451ffa6aef4.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 235px; height: 300px;" /></div> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Now we are onto the REAL question of the interview – and this is the real life or death here! The fate of the world rests on this question – why DID the chicken cross the road? XD</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> To re-enact his favourite video game, Frogger! And to thank you for having me on your site! =D</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And so we have now answered the oldest question known to man! Thanks Morgan, it was an absolute pleasure to have you on my blog.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But don't go away yet as there is a giveaway we have to mention now! Click on the link below for details!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Giveaway is open internationally and ends on April 4, 2014. Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and announced on the widget as well as emailed; they will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond will result in a new winner being selected. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Number of eligible entries received determines odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Paper Crane Books and sponsored by both the press and the author. Void where prohibited by law.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/Y2ExNGFkNDQ1OGFiNjY0YjQ5NzM2ZWU2OWZhMDQ5OjI5/"><u><strong>RAFFLECOPTER LINK</strong></u></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thanks for reading guys! Leave a comment below to let us know what you all thought and be sure to follow this amazing author!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Have a great week!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div> <span style="background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">--------------------------</span></div> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">PANDRAGON</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Facebook:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PandragonDanWright" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;" target="_blank">LINK</a></u></strong></u></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Twitter:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/PandragonDan" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(249, 242, 242);"> <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Website:</strong>&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;<u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal;">LINK</a></u></strong></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:40:05 GMT db928fec-cecb-425f-ae0a-dc97804b0a7d