patentdragon: (unexpected)
I was going to blog earlier, to fill in some gaps concerning recent events, but that just didn't happen - and that's something I'd like to rectify in the year to come. I'll post a review of the year (or somesuch) sometime in the next month...

So here I am, waiting for the turning of the year, in the semi-dark now that my light-bulb just blew, and I'm NOT going to replace it right now. My back is screwed up again, and my expensive office chair is jury-rigged to not drop me to floor-level and aggravate my spine any further...

Ah, t'hell with it. Back to work - and normality - soon enough.

Have a good one, people.
patentdragon: (unexpected)
I'm still around, but I just went through a month that has eroded some of my enthusiasm. Minecraft troubles (now resolved pretty much), back pain (still an issue)... that kinda thing. So, what can I talk about today?

The big news would have to be that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY has become the most successful film in the US this summer, and perhaps this year. If you include international box office, the latest Transformers comes out on top, but a month on, GUARDIANS is still packing them in - and quite right too!

Talking about the year's blockbusters, you have to mention that the home releases are starting to come out, most notably CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, which still looks awesome on a small, non-3D screen, and I imagine GODZILLA should be out by Christmas.

Last, but by no means least: the return of DOCTOR WHO, and the start of the Capaldi era. He's more Pertwee and Eccleston than Smith and Tennant, but that's no bad thing. Two episodes in, and both highly enjoyable, but we're waiting with bated breath for his defining episode...

Oh, and FOOTBALL SEASON is imminent!!!
patentdragon: (unexpected)
Rik: This house will become a shrine, and punks and skins and rastas will all gather round and hold their hands in sorrow for their fallen leader. And all the grown-ups will say: "But why are the kids crying?" And the kids will say: "Haven't you heard? Rik is dead! The People's Poet is dead!"

- from The Young Ones

Damn. There goes another one - this time actor and comedian Rik Mayall. I know I'm a bit late with this, but I've been busy with a bunch of stuff, and blogging has honestly not been near the top of that list. This will, however, change from today - I'm making it the first thing I do in my evenings.

Evenings now spent in a world without Flashheart. Now that's depressing.
patentdragon: (unexpected)
Struggling to get into a blogging mood. Maybe I should try and do it at the start of the evening, INSTEAD of the end...

News, news, news... is there any? Oh yeah: we ARE getting Thanos in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (57 days to go), played, or at least voiced, by James Brolin - but how big a part that will be remains to be seen. In the meantime, there's one less big movie between then and now, as Jupiter Ascending slides from July to next February, apparently to allow more work on the SFX (probably some tinkering with 3D conversion (sighs)...?). It could be that the makers are afraid that the "not a franchise" tag is going to hurt their product, like it seems to have impacted on Edge Of Tomorrow (unfortunately).

Meanwhile, and this may be hard to believe, I appear to be finding my way back into Star Trek Online, at the cost of any serious involvement in Minecraft. Crazy...

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