Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Fandom: Getting a little creative with LoK…

Over the last three months I’ve been working on three costumes since my adventure to Comic Con at the end of October 2013…these have just been created for the fun of it…

Two of the costumes are now complete so I thought I’d share them...so much for me keeping them a secret but I'm far too excited!

Please keep in mind the make-up was a quick job – so would probably be better if/when they are a go…


Project One

First of all – I present to you…Blood Omen 2 Kain…wearing the armour from the final scenes of the game! This was the first one I made and it was a little trial and error with materials and how to design things – some bits had to be a little bit of my own creation as I worked from several game screen shoots. It took probably around 30 hours…





…and I now know Kain’s worst enemy with this armour – stairs and small spaces – make him face either and he’ll fail…yes half the time I had to walk like a crab!!!! It’s not very practical lol.

I'm not sure if this will make it to a Comic Con just because it's actually so awkward to function in..and I'll probably end up impaling people by accident lol.


Project Three

And now for something a little more modern…I present to you Alchemist from Nosgoth…yep I went there…ok I was bored over Xmas and I couldn’t do any more work on the second project and had a little inspiration so made this. I tried some different materials after learning from the Kain one – again though some bits are a little bit of my own creation because it’s hard to get some things to work in real life…it took around 30 hours…





…what I’ve learned from this is Alchemists can’t look down and potions are really really heavy – how she can run around wearing them all the time – she must have legs of steel or the stamina of an ox!

She will probably come along to a Comic Con sometime this year.


Project Two

The second project I’m working on is taking quite a while…I started it back in November. It’s a whole new learning experience and I’m doing stuff I never thought would be possible – it is pretty fun and messy but will hopefully be my most epic creation! It has taken a good 40 hours so far and will probably take a good couple of months to finish…for now hopefully it’ll remain a secret as only a few people know what it is…


Well that’s about it…until next time – peace out – and play LoK!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Movie: Red Planet (DVD – 12)

What’s it about? The Earths ability to sustain human existence is coming to an end, they have attempted to transform Mars…astronauts are sent to investigate the planet…

This was a pretty enjoyable movie…why had I not seen it before??? A good mix of space and stuff going wrong – and the hope to save humanity. If you like more realistic sci-fi type space stuff – rather than extreme alien unbelievable sci-fi (though it has a tad thrown in) then you’ll probably like this one…good actors…good budget…good deaths – heh…


Monday, 27 January 2014

Movies: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (12A), Grudge Match (12A) and August: Osage County (15)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – what’s it about? Jack is recruited into the CIA and uncovers a Russian plot – can they stop it in time?…

This was pretty good…yeah yeah I liked it! – Typical spy CIA type stuff – with enough action to be entertaining – gun – fighting – car chasing – and not a bad plot either – worth checking out if you like government type stuff. I want to work for the CIA!



Grudge Match – what’s it about? Kid and Razor were both boxing champions back in the day – both only ever lost once to each other. Fast forward thirty years on and they set out to have a rematch…

This is a comedy and basically takes the mick out the fact these guys are like 60 and are trying to fight – made me chuckle – there were a few parts that made me lol. If you like the actors, want to be slightly amused and just want a general boxing film worth a watch.



August: Osage County – what’s it about? A very dysfunctional family get together…

OMG this was pretty long for what it was – basically two hours of talking, talking and more talking…another one of those ridiculous boring movies that is complete drivel that’ll probably win Oscars! Ok enough moaning…the only plus with this is it made my family look normal…watch it if there is nothing else on or if you like Dramas – if not stay well clear!


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Movies: UFO (DVD – 15) & The Watch (DVD – 15)

UFO - (aka Alien Uprising) – A group of friends are hanging out, enjoying life – aliens then invade earth – the story of their trying to survive this ordeal…

Aliens invading the UK – cool – makes a change from the US lol…this isn't a block buster movie so the special effects are a bit iffy – well they are ok until towards the end of the film then they must have run out of budget or tried too much. That said this was a fantastic film – a good mix of suspense – survival – the music was pretty damn good too – oh and the fighting – and seeing generally what would happen if aliens did come here…worth a watch if you like sci-fi stuff…




The Watch – There is a murder in the neighbourhood and the neighbourhood watch is formed…they basically cause more harm than good in their humorous antics of trying to solve a crime…and end up trying to stop an alien invasion…

This was actually pretty amusing – good acting and general funniness – including some weird stuff but as always with comedies now a days most of the humour was mainly crude jokes - boring. The aliens were pretty cool looking and it did make me lol so you know – but to tell you the truth I kinda saw in them what my mates and I would be like if aliens ever attacked earth so that's what made it funny…worth a watch if you want something with a slice of humour…


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Movies: Yes Man (DVD - 12A) & Team America: World Police (DVD - 15)

Yes Man – What’s it about? Carl is talked into going to a life changing seminar – where he makes a covenant to only say YES to things…it’s a whole new experience as before he always said no…

This is Jim Carrey so you know what to expect – over the top – loudness…if you like him then you’ll probably love this one – if not then you’ll probably hate it with a passion! It’s stupidly funny – but a goodie!



Team America: World Police – What’s it about? The anti-terrorism squad that battle against the terrorist forces as they plot to destroy the world with WMDs...

It’s a puppet! Lol this is a pretty random movie – it’s filled with daft humour – similar to South Park and all those type of cartoons – worth a watch if you like that kind of thing! If you haven’t seen it or re-watch it be prepared not to be able to say “Matt Damon” properly for a long time afterwards…if at all ever!


Sunday, 12 January 2014

Movies: The Darkest Hour (DVD - 12) & Zoolander (DVD - 12)

The Darkest Hour - What's it about? Aliens attack - and a group of visitors to Moscow battle to help humanity survive...along with some crazy ass Russians!

What's cooler than an alien invasion? invisible aliens that disintegrate you by touch! I thought this was going to be really bad - 'cause I'd never heard of it - but it was pretty great! The acting may be wobbly in parts but overall the story, graphics and action - which is suspense filled - makes this one worth a see if you like sci-fi...



Zoolander - What's it about? At the end of his career - Derek Zoolander - an airhead male model is unknowing brain washed to kill the president of Malaysia!

A few people said to watch this so I did - it was really really REALLY stupid - so dumb ass - but it is amusing, made me chuckle - though I think it killed my brain cells 'cause after I felt dumber! If you want to just watch a silly comedy then have a look at this - but if you're after a movie with more brains than an amoeba then skip this open....


Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Fandom: and all that jazz…

Hmm well I’ve been rather busy and a little illusive online over the last few weeks – so sorry for not being that talkative…but everything is now back to normal…ish…

Over the holiday break I’ve tinkered around with the Nosgoth Giant Bomb wiki as well as uploaded the prelude of DeXandenZ a sci-fi story I’ve been working on to my DA.

I’ve also been working on four - yes four - creative projects over the last couple of months which are now starting to reach completion…most of which I’m not saying much about - you'll have to wait until at/after the events to see them…but out of love here are pics of one project…

Code name: Project 4
Status: Complete
Time: About 7 hours…I was bored and looked at the empty cardboard tube and thought hmmmmmm…
Debut: N/A…well when I decide to run around my neighbourhood pretending to shoot vampires *cough*

The Alchemist Launcher...



Well that’s about it for now – I hope everyone is sparkly and not in that lame Twilight kind of way but more in the woohoo yeah I’m happy kind of way…

Have an epic year!

Peace out :)

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Movies: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (15) & Last Vegas (12A) & American Hustle (15)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – What’s it about? Jesse and his mates begin to muck around recording stuff with their video camera…their neighbour is found dead and they go an investigate the empty apartment. Jesse notices a weird mark on body the next day and then all freaky stuff starts happening as demon possession beings to take control!

If you’ve seen any of the Paranormal Activity movies then you know what to expect – if you didn’t like them you know not to see this one! It takes a while to get going – a lot of kids mucking around and it’s like com’on – but when it gets going…about half way through…it really gets going and turns out to be a great spookfest – filled with a few jumps and scares!



Last Vegas – What’s it about? Billy is getting married…at the age of 60ish – him and his old childhood friends set out to have an epic stag party in Las Vegas...

This wasn’t as funny as I hoped – though I had some expectations with this one. Don’t get me wrong it was funny – but nothing really hysterically or LOL funny…with an all star cast the acting is great but you know the movie could have been better – not saying it’s terrible – it’s just alright…heh.



American Hustle – What’s it about? It follows the story of Irving and his partner in crime as they con their way through life – they get entangled with the FBI and are forced into a bigger world of crime – including the mafia duh duh duh

OMG I really can’t believe I actually managed to sit through that entire film – from the adverts I thought it was going to be bad but that that was really taking the biscuit! It had a couple of bits that made me laugh but through most of it I was really thinking when is this moving going to end. Definitely not my cup of tea and one I will never watch again…


Monday, 6 January 2014

Movie: In Time (DVD – 12)

What’s it about? The world has changed and money no longer exists – instead the payment is time…oh yeah and if you run out you die!! As Will is accused of murder he begins to try to take down the system…

This is a great movie – yeah yeah it has Justin Trousersnake…I mean Timberlake as the main guy but you know he’s actually pretty good in it! A great mix of sci-fi futuristicness as well as character driven plot – and of course some action thrown in for good measure – it’s a fab concept and well cool…


Thursday, 2 January 2014

Game (Real-life): Archery Tag


This is a newish sport that has hit the UK…it’s only been here for the last couple of years – basically it is like paintball but instead of guns you have bows and arrows – you set up in teams and have challenges – game varieties – such as dodge ball, hunger games, death shots, target shots etc…don't worry it's all safe because you have specialist bows and special foam tipped arrows...

Bowtastic!

I would really recommend this as a fun sport...it’s not too expensive – if you can get a team together you are looking at an afternoons worth of play for around £20-30. If you’re not that fit you will hut afterwards…not really from arrow shots but more the darting out of the way, crouching, shooting...ok and the arrow shots can pack a punch if you've got some strong armed players playing. It is definitely something that gets the heart pumping! I'd recommend giving it a go - especially if you like either paintball/air-soft or LARP as it's similar in ways - it is a really really really fun game to play!

More information can be found on the Archery Tag website...

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Movie: Tokyo Gore Police (DVD - 18)

What’s it about? Tokyo has a privatised police force and there is no tolerance to crime…there are killers  – those who have become Engineers – who basically go around killing for the sake of killing due to some weird tumour…oh and they like weird body modifications!

As the name suggests this is GORE – basically over the top gore-fest – people having their faces cut off – chainsaw mutilations etc…not normally what I'd watch – and as it was lower budget movie – the effects were pretty funny more than sick – a good watch if you want a what the hell movie – but expect gore…and forbidden body parts…

I'm not going to post the trailer on this one....because even that is kinda rude...