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Glance - Zerophillia (Kyle Schmid)

Review: Three Inches 01x01 (Pilot)


Can you believe it, but on the day this was getting screened I completely forgot about it. Fortunately adeline reminded me IT’S PILOT TIME (she was watching something else) which gave my brain the poke it needed. Unfortunately I also jumped a little too early in trying to hunt the thing down as it hadn’t even screened in the US when I was looking *headdesk* After much angsting and searching I FINALLY managed to get my hands on the pilot episode of Three Inches.

To give you a bit of background, in September 2010 SyFy got a gangbuster of sci-fi, fantasy & horror tv stars, put them all into a little place called Toronto and filmed a TV show about an underachieveing guy who in a WORST-DAY-OF-MY-LIFE (ala fellow Canadian show Being Erica) scenario gits hit by lightning in which he suddenly obtains superpowers – of the less than fantastic kind (he can telekinetically move things, but only three inches). He’s hunted down by the Charles Xavier of this world (James Marsters) to join a group of equally unimpressive superheroes (apparently akin to the UK show Misfits which I haven’t seen so can’t comment on) to “save the world”. And that’s the episode in a nutshell, of course incorporating the first mission. As far as SyFy are concerned, because they made Alphas at the same time and green lit that one, they didn’t know what to do with this one as they thought it was too similar a show and wanted to change it from a mission based drama to a character based drama, or to a half hour comedy (and now having seen the ep, I can see where these thoughts came from. I’ll elaborate under the cut), but instead decided to shelve the project altogether.

So what I expected was to see MY BOY (yes, I’m claiming him) Kyle Schmid heading up the team without any superpowers (hence why he’s called “Captain Normal”), James Marsters in some kind of role, plus Naoko Mori from Torchwood and, as I found out at T3, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles/Battlestar Galactica star Stephanie Jacobsen as Kyle’s love interest. OH and Brandon Jay McLaren was in there somewhere too which I was pleased about considering he’s been all over my radar the past two years and I’ve loved him in everything I’ve seen him in.

Here’s what I didn’t expect to see – a bunch of Supernatural stars by the name of Alona Tal (Jo in SPN, Lily in this show) and Julian Richings (Death in SPN, Ethan/Insect Man in this show). I also didn’t expect Walter (played by newbie Noah Reid) to be so damn likeable, nor his mother (played by Andrea Martin) to be so damn funny.

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Ultimately I really liked it, and so did my mum who I forced to watch with me. I had to break the news that this was the only one. From the online reaction I’ve seen, everyone else had the same view – they liked it and wanted to see more. Most people actually claimed it was a better show than Alphas (which again I haven’t seen so can’t comment). And everyone seems to agree that it is a sad waste of talent to lose a show with so many (and even more than I thought!) cult tv personalities on it.
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Chuck Music Video: "Take It Off" (A Tale of Buymore Shenanigans)

So here we go, I can finally show you all now what I was working on so diligently earlier this year. My aim was to have an upbeat party-style vid to suit the atmosphere of the con, and it quickly broadened from Jeffster to Morgan and the rest of the crew from the Buy More. I've tried to factor in as many Buy More peeps as I could (even *I* was surprised to discover there's actually regulars in the extra cast).

This video won first place at Starfury's T3 convention (celebrating Chuck and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

Download here
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Because I fail at posting anything of recent

Just a quick entry to pimp this awesome idea one of my fellow fandom fanatic buds had - please follow the linkage to herald your shows as you see fit (because surely the shows WE watch deserve some credit too!)

Note: Categories are in the comments. Nominations are open to ANY show in ANY country that has screened within the last year (that means all your Australasian/US/UK/Asian/European favourites are ELIGIBLE!!!). First thread is for any questions if the info isn't clear. Have fun! :)

Alternate Primetime Emmy's!

The Outstanding Television Awards*

*As Elected By a Grossly Unrepresentative Portion of the Internet
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Mitchell/Annie "Afraid" (A Being Human fanvid)

Okay, finally, only took me a whole night for rendering and uploading. Thank heavens for my vidding program's "upload to Youtube" feature working because the 3 times I tried to make this an avi file it did not want to work (& do not know why, my Jeffster vid rendered as an avi fine).

So I was adamant about doing several a Being Human fanvid and I had almost a whole soundtrack of songs to choose from, but this little gem from havens's brilliant fanmix struck the mightiest chord and voila - a Mitchell/Annie fanvid detailing their friendship & relationship. I did initially have a different idea of how I was going to approach this one, but looks like my own style remained, although I got to play with colour curves this time which made for some interesting (and sometimes helpful considering how dark the show became) effects, so I have at least retained that "something different each vid" approach. ALSO total kudos to the directors of the show - I've never been able to work with imagery so easily since the early days of Heroes.


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Vampire novels in the marketplace

Okay I'm going to make a completely public post because I need as much help as I can get.

Other than Twilight, can anyone tell me what other vampire-related novels they have read (title/series and author) currently in the marketplace and give me an uber short rundown on what they're about (ie. Is it set in a school? Is it about a mortal hooking up with a vampire? Is it about a vampire teaming up with a detective/someone on the police force to solve a case? etc. etc. - you don't need to go into too much detail).

Basically I need to know what I'm competing against (ASAP at that because I need to whip up a letter mentioning the most prominent ones in it), and as I am quite aware of the huge selection but am a rather slow reader and tend to spend valuable time reading things I find appealing (which usually means I'm looking at things not specifically categorised in the paranormal romance section), I'm not sure if my opinion of what's out there is 100% correct.

So please - spam me with details of vampire-related books you know/have read & I'll be eternally grateful. Thanks!
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I'm being rushed and dragged off of here, so I just wanted to quickly let everyone know I'll be most likely absent for the next two weeks as I'm house-sitting my cousin's place and have NO IDEA if I'll have internet access.

If anything astounding happens leave me a message on this post.

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I shall be absent from the net for the next almost month, so to anyone who feels that I will be missing anything important please leave me a comment on this post (because, as vainly as I will try on my return, I don't know how long it will take or if I will be able to read the many many pages of LJ posts when I come back).

I have booked my seats (I think I'm fairly happy where I've got!) and my bag is mostly packed as I have to leave tomorrow morning for an early afternoon flight.

Basically I'm taking off to Germany - the West Side. All can be epitomised by the below graphic:

Kyle Schmid (at Ringcon) and books (ie. the Grimms brothers/Fairytale Road road trip, and getting yet more ideas for my own series).

I shall return with a multitude of pictures & lengthy posts (and you just know between me and canadian_turtle a fair bit shall be covered!) so see you all on the flip side if I do indeed survive my encounter meeting the hottest go (IMO) on the planet.

Guten Tag!

This does not in any way indicate I am prepared for this trip
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"Hurricane" - 30 Seconds To Mars (A Blood Ties Fanvid)

I was attempting to vid the characterisation around Henry but I'm not sure if the spin I was putting on this had to do with a certain other character of mine. Heh.

Anyways, this has primarily come about because I'm going to hopefully see Kyle Schmid (the actor who plays Henry) next month and I had a dire need to pull a tribute together for his character and the many hardships he's had to go through in the current day, and basically that the only person he can rely on through all this is Vicki.


Click here or the pic above to watch

Livejournal's new "feature"

I haven't made a public post in a while, and I'm sorry for that. Not that I've stopped being creative, but right now things I'm working on I plan to do something with and thereby am trying to keep to myself or the relative few people who I am dependant upon and trust.

Which highlights the issue with this new feature. I was shocked to discover it, and although I appreciate the ease of use factor, what is posted HERE is not intended for Facebook or Twitter. I was here (at Livejournal) FIRST. And this is the hub of my home & my heart. Facebook is fun for photos & family. Twitter is fun for the talking to friends and making random one line comments which wouldn't suit for Liverjournal.

Nothing is cross-posted (bar my trip photos back onto here) and I don't intend anything from here going to social networking sites without my say so (ala links to my Youtube are okay, links to my LJ are not). So in other words... zip it!

This is a privacy issue. DO NOT TICK THOSE LITTLE BOXES TO CROSS-POST OUT!!!! It's an atrocity to most people. Anything you find in my journal that I want known to the outside world will be posted to the outside world (or in an LJ community). Please respect my personal journal's privacy. Thank you.

Poll here to provide your say on the new feature
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