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Time to fulfil a regular New Year tradition and write a least a line of something new as a start as a I mean to go on thing... Though this time it's a couple of short pieces anyway, so...


Jan. 1st, 2017 12:39 pm
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Remember, folks, if you want the year to be great and happy and stuff... you have to make it so. You have to *do* good things. Oh, there's always random outside shit that can mess things up, that you can't do anything about, so you have to do things about the stuff you can do things about!
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And I'll repeat my last thing of 2016 to start off the new year and set a tone:
Go, right now, without passing go and collecting 200 anything, regardless of what else is happening, and tell someone you love that you love them. At least one person, by email, by phone, or in person. Whether it's romantic love, platonic, filial, maternal, paternal, whatever. You love someone, you tell them. And mean it. Right now. Go on, the internet will still be here when you get back; we'll wait.
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Happy New Year all. Do what you gotta do, and, an it harm none, do what makes you safe and happy and content.
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Oh, yeah, and I said this last year in one of the end of year memes, because I was in that kind of place after what happened last year, but I figure this is the right time to say it again, because it's a good way to round off the year and get closure, and to start off the new year and set a tone:
Go, right now, without passing go and collecting 200 anything, regardless of what else is happening, and tell someone you love that you love them. At least one person, by email, by phone, or in person. Whether it's romantic love, platonic, filial, maternal, paternal, whatever. You love someone, you tell them. Right now. Go on, the internet will still be here when you get back; we'll wait.
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Oh, a note for those expecting that 2017 will miraculously erase the events of 2016 and instantly be a better year: well, no. Trump's inauguration is due in three weeks, Article 50 in March, and all my generations heroes are in their 70s-90s now... But the difference is we're going into those things with our eyes open. It's like Return Of The Jedi – all the shit has been set up already, so we know Han is in the clutches of Jabba, and the Emperor is moving in to the second Death Star, which means now we know what the situation is... We know what we're fighting, what we're standing up to, and so it doesn't have the shock and surprise value this time around.

So, in that sense.... yeah, with caution, a Happy New Year could be had – so go and have it, and make it that. It won't be happy if you don't make it happy...
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I've had many “Happy Birthday” wishes and now it's the Happy New Year time. And... It has been a happy birthday, in that I've had nice noms, got some DVDs and stuff, and fenced in the dark. I'm not sure that just things make me happy, though – I've a huge backlog of DVDs to watch, games to play, and books to read, so mere material things aren't what makes me properly actually happy.

Being productive does; finishing stuff does, and achieving stuff does, whether it be in a game or in work, or whatever. I had hoped to finish some bits and pieces today – A Study in Steampunk especially – but didn't manage that. Seeing that somebody's learned something I taught them does. Interacting with friends does. I wonder if part of 2016 being rubbish is because of so many people who I didn't see at all this year.

Anyway, yeah, I have some nice things to enjoy, which is good. As for 2017, Yeah, I have stuff to finish, and stuff to start, and actually get to see some of those people. Which is nice. I don't do resolutions, as I've said before, but I do occasionally need to make note of reminders. I do have a convention or two to go to this coming year; I know that now that my eyesight has recovered somewhat, I actually can restore my book reading levels; I know I've got a routine sorted out over this year that keeps my sugar stable and low, and I just need to make sure I get doing that swordy teaching and coaching stuff...

Shit, there was something else I was going to say, and I forget what it is.

2016 Score

Dec. 31st, 2016 08:50 pm
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As in 2013 and 2015 (somehow I never did it for 2014), rather than a review of my year, I’ve assembled a playlist for the soundtrack score... So, I know what they all refer to; some of you might get what some of them refer to, but all you get is the title, composer, and thing it’s from... But if you dig out the tracks, and play them in order, you’ll get a feel for my year.

01) Gunbarrel (Thomas Newman, SPECTRE)
02) The King's Arrival (Ramin Djawadi, Game Of Thrones season 1)
03) Dirty Martini (David Arnold, Casino Royale)
04) You Know My Name (Chris Cornell, Casino Royale)
05) Dream of Cyberia (Murray Gold, Dr Who series 7)
06) Mountain Of Power Procession (Basil Poledouris, Conan)
07) You And Me, Amy (Murray Gold, Dr Who series 5)
08) Stoick's Ship (John Powell, How To Train Your Dragon 2)
09) Upgrade In Progress (Murray Gold, Dr Who series 7)
10) The Fencing Lesson (James Horner, Mask Of Zorro)
11) Genesis Countdown (James Horner, Star Trek II)
12)This Is Berk (John Powell, How To Train Your Dragon)
13) Enterprise Clears Moorings (James Horner, Star Trek II)
14) Remember Me (Murray Gold, Dr Who Series 7)
15) Space Adventure Part 2 (Martin Slavin, Tomb of the Cybermen)
16) All In A Day's Work (David Arnold, Tomorrow Never Dies)
17) Los Muertos Vivos Estan (Thomas Newman, SPECTRE)
18) Barbarian Horde (Hans Zimmer, Gladiator)
19) Ronin (Hans Zimmer, The Last Samurai)
20) A Good Man? (Murray Gold, Dr Who series 8)
21) The Enigma Of River Song (Murray Gold, Dr Who Series 6)
22) Robo Vs ED-209 (Basil Poledouris, Robocop)
23) The War Begins (Christopher Franke, B5 In The Beginning)
24) OHMSS theme (John Barry, OHMSS)
25) Ready The Ships (John Powell, How To Train Your Dragon)
26) Bond Lookalike (John Barry, Octopussy)
27) Reign (Ramin Djawadi, Game Of Thrones season 6)
28) Hail Mary (Paul Englishby, The Musketeers season 2)
29) Red Warrior (Hans Zimmer, Last Samurai)
30) They Are Here Somewhere (Paul Englishby, The Musketeers season 2)
31) Bones Theme (Crystal Method, Bones)
32) They Walk Among Us (Murray Gold, Dr Who Series 8)
33) Rock Shop (Basil Poledouris, Robocop)
34) Musketeers Don't Die Easily (Murray Gold, The Musketeers)
35) The Medallion Calls (Klaus Badelt, POTC)
36) Breaking The Wall (Murray Gold. Dr Who series 9) This one will probably change.
37) There Is No Clara Oswald (Murray Gold, Dr Who Series 8)
38) Light Of The Seven (Ramin Djawadi, GOT season 6)
39) Blunt Instrument (David Arnold, Casino Royale)
40) Combat Drop (James Horner, Aliens)
41) Jack Sparrow (Hans Zimmer, POTC, Dead Man's Chest)
42) Training The Village (Paul Englishby, The Musketeers season 2)
43) Qui-Gon Obi-Wan And Darth Maul Continue Battle (John Williams, The Phantom Menace)
44) Escape From Swiss Bank (David Arnold, TWINE)
45) Barbossa Is Hungry (Klaus Badelt, POTC)
46) Dinner Jackets (David Arnold, Casino Royale)
47) The Flag Parade (John Williams, The Phantom Menace)
48) Whose Enigma (Murray Gold, Dr Who The Snowmen)
49) The North Remembers (Ramin Djawadi, Game Of Thrones Season 4)
50) Way Of The Sword (Hans Zimmer, Last Samurai)
51) The Brethren Court (Hans Zimmer, POTC AWE)
52) Memories Of Grey (Ben Foster, Torchwood Series 1)
53) Drebin – Hero! (Ira Newborn, The Naked Gun)
54) The Kitchen/The Orgy (Basil Poledouris, Conan The Barbarian)
55) A Secret He Will Take To His Grave? (Murray Gold, Dr Who Series 7)
56) Blood Of My Blood (Ramin Djawadi, Game Of Thrones Season 6)
57) The Majestic Tale Of An Idiot With A Box (Murray Gold, Dr Who series 8)
58) Enter Lord Vader (John Williams, Revenge Of The Sith)
59) One Day (Hans Zimmer, POTC: AWE)
60) Titanium (David Giuetta & Sia)
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Well, that was better than I expected from the trailer. Good fun, filled with geeky if somewhat obvious comic books references (I especially liked the moment where Grant did the one-finger Christopher Reeve glasses-push. A tiny irrelevance I know, but I reacted immediately). Capaldi was on top form, and Nardole was... er, OK, actually. I quite liked him in this, a lot more than I did last year. There's hope for him in season 10, then. It was funny, and entertaining. I like that they acknowledged within it that the Doctor has been away - i.e. that there's been a year without a season - though I'm not sure that tying it so much to last year's special will have made much of an impression on the casual viewers, who won't remember it and will think those bits were padding. Though Lesley immediately went "that's you! That's you at Yule Ball!" in the last bit.

So, overall... Not a really *special* Special, but a fucking good season premiere episode, if you see what I mean - just a shame we have to wait till April (AIUI) for the second episode... I suspect that will work even better next year if the season 10 DVD set includes this as the first episode.
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The thing that gets me about the end of A Christmas Carol, and makes me think there ought to be a sequel that covers it, is the thing about Scrooge then keeping the spirit of Christmas - of kindness and helping and stuff - all year round, now that he feels Christmassy.

See, let me explain. If you're doing all these things and getting the Christmassy vibe from the fact that doing good things does actually make you feel good, then what actually happens when the calendar hits the Christmas season?

I'll tell you what happens - it feels like something is missing, cos you know what it should feel like, but most likely it''s actually going to work out to be a day which you don't get that good feeling, cos everything's shut and you're at home....

I mean, The most Christmassy I've felt this year was at times like the aftermath of pulling that random woman from the canal, or some things that happened at times like Yule Ball.. Which means by the time we reach this weekend - and especially when one is self-employed working from home - it feels like just a day when I'm sitting at home... It feels, basically, *less* Christmassy than other times of year. If this makes any sense at all.

They need to do a sequel that covers that. And that sounds less arsey, cos I know that probably comes over as some weird comic book bollocks that Peter Parker would have a problem with.

I dunno, I should do a novel or a script themed around it. Very odd.
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1. What did you do in 2016 that you'd never done before?

Had laser/eye surgery. Had a flu vaccination. Heard Alestorm.

2. Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

As I say every year, I don't make them. The way you live your life is for life, not just New Year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Not that I recall.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Bel, the cat I've known the longest, at the age of 17 and a half, in January. Great start to the year, right there.

5. What countries did you visit?

None. Unless you count Wales.

6. What would you like to have in 2017 that you lacked in 2016?

The usual- Contracts for paid-up-front work. Stress-free periods of time. No surgeries. (Fat chance of this – there's one next month that I already know about.) Doing some proper fencing, choreography, and self defence workshops.

7. What date from 2016 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

May 24th, me and the boatman pulling a woman from the canal into a water taxi in Leeds. I've been in the right place at the right time to save nine lives over the years, but this one was from water, which for various reasons in my past makes it particularly meaningful to me.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

See the answer above- pulling a woman from the canal.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not attending any convention or teaching any fencing/choreography/self defence workshops... I dunno, really – I'm sure there are too many to choose from.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Eyesight went south in late January, bottoming out around late April/early May, but has largely recovered, to the state it was in around the end of 2015. And of course there have surgeries of one kind or another every few weeks - averages out to at least one a month, though more in the first half of the year than the second, and I managed to have December off from any.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I dunno. Really – can't think of anything specific. Something really cheap in a charity shop, probably.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Lots of people, as always... Lesley, Anne, Lynette, Cedar, Becky and Tony, Tlanti and Tyrone. Grouse. The various eye surgeons...

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Brexiters and Trumpeters.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Bills and arrears and Lesley's SCA adventures.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Nothing much. At least nothing much that actually happened.

16. What song will always remind you of 2016?

Alive by Meatloaf.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? I dunno. The same. Neither?
ii. thinner or fatter? The same.
iii. richer or poorer? The same.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Work that paid, of course. Fencing/choreography/self dence workshops teaching and coaching, as I already said. Orgies and bisexual depravity? Political assassination? Bank robbery?

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Having machines shoved down my throat and needles stuck in my eyeballs.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

Same as last year- sitting at home, hoping the Dr Who special isn't shit.

21. How will you be spending New Year's?

Same as last year- sitting at home, hoping Sherlock isn't shit.

22. Did you fall in love in 2016?

Not specifically, but I fall in love with Lesley over again all the time. I think I mentioned that in previous years' answers as well.

23. How many one-night stands?

None. Ish.

24. What was your favorite TV program(s)?

Game Of Thrones, Westworld, Ripper Street, Murdoch Mysteries, The Flash, Gotham, etc.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

Various politicians I'd never heard of last year. Otherwise just the same people.

26. What was the best book you read?

Probably Stephen King's “Revival” though the end was a bit of a letdown.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?


28. What did you want and get?

Improvement in health and eyesight? I think.

29. What did you want and not get?

Good paid contracts, the workshops I like to do, an Xbox One, a tidy house....

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

I think Rogue One is the only movie I saw at the cinema this year, so...

31. What did you do on your birthday?

It's next week. Don't remember what I did last year.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

I've mentioned the swordy martial arts teaching thing in this already, right? Or if we go with the other meaning of “satisfying” then I've made a crack about orgies and depravity...

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2016?

Clothed. Occasionally with armour.

34. What kept you sane?

Who said I kept sane? You should feel the inside of my head.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I dunno, I tend to fancy people that I actually know, based on personality, and the purely visual fancying tends to be when I'm watching movies or TV that could be decades old, so who knows what they even look like now, let alone what they're actually like?

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

The EU referendum.

37. Who did you miss?

The same people as always, and also Bel.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Cedar the Barefoot Bard, and also not forgetting some other SCA types such as Kirk Poore and Master Ulrik von Matanuska. But Cedar was the one who kept us singing, and was in our pageant!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2016:

Probably none of the ones I should.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

We'll roll the old chariot along, and we'll all hang on behind.
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Finished Stephen King's "Revival" - pretty good, though not to the heights of, say, 11/22/63. Overall it was more a reflection on getting older, mixed with that old Americana, a bit of scientific mystery, and riffs on carnies and religious shows - so far so good - but the end felt disappointing somehow. The climax was well done, but a little too formulaic and didn't really quite fit the rest of the book. It's as if King had a nicely-done vignette with no story to it, which he then decided to weld on to a novel that needed a bit more punch as if to show he could still do that. Overall good, though.
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Last book I read was Nancy Holder's Buffy book, Blood And Fog, which had some good bits, but.... Compared to her others it felt like something that had been either written in a hurry to fill a gap in the schedule, or messed around a lot somewhere behind the scenes by others.

Coincidentally, it's foggy here this morning, as if to mark October 1st. I associate that more with Holmes, though, so I might start on House Of Silk.
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Oh, so I finatty read Trigger Mortis (Anthony Horowitz) which was pretty good. The much-vaunted having Pussy Galore back -and indeed that whole section - was basically irrelevant padding, and that chasing-a-bomb-carrying-train-by-road-through-NYC thing was straight out of Die Hard With A Vengeance, but overall it felt more like a proper Bond novel than any of the guest-written ones so far...
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For those wondering, that's the fourth of the initial five double eye injections down. I'm now missing only about three letters of the entire chart from the vision test beforehand with the right eye, and six or so with the left. They did manage to hit a vein in the right eyeball, so it now looks like the bottom half of the white is filled with blood (this doesn't show from the inside, nor is there any discomfort apart from the usual in both) - I wonder how many ebola scares I'll cause in town.

On the diabetic front, they looked at the numbers, still happily in the sixes, and sent for a blood test to check the three-month score (so I didn't hear that at the time, as a different department had borrowed the machine) - the plan is now to discharge me to the GP, do six-monthly blood tests, and prescribe tablets if the numbers creep up. In short, then, my oancreas is happy to continue to work with the right diet and exercise.

Then on the way home the first bus I could have got was over 10 minutes late, and so in such a hurry that the cunt didn't bother to stop for me.

CSI Raglan

Aug. 26th, 2016 09:40 pm
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Oh, now I remember what the other thing I meant to post about Raglan was - CSI Raglan.

There was this dead pig, to be cooked, and it had been arranged that it would be part of a live weapons test to see just what the historical weapons we re-enact would actually do to an organic human-analogue. It was very educational, scary in implication, and I'd urge HEMAists and re-enactors to look into this: I'd brought along my live rapier (17th Century Deschaux pattern, a French type) and used this to determine stuff like how much force does it take to run someone through, what happens when you twist the blade, and so forth.

Nowadays we have our puncture-tested clothing, and debate the calibration of how hard we make a touch with the point of the blade - are we doing it too hard or too lightly?

Long story short, the force required to reach out and press the light switch... put the blade clean through the carcass and our the other side. Think about that for a minute. Now think about this: the force we'd think of a good thrust in SCA fencing - say twice as the light switch - put the blade six inches into the carcass... through mail. Or chainmail as most people call it.

What this means is when you see a movie where they put the tip in and then give it a dramatic shove... In real life it'd already be through the guy. Puncture proofed clothing? With pointy blades it'd make no difference. This is why we have rubber blunts on the points, folks. Twisting the blade left a nice pencil-diameter tube through which any internal fluids would just pour out nicely.

A variety of other weapons were tried - an axe blade didn't cleave, but smashed ribs, a warhammer's spike left a diamond-shaped gusher both with and without mail... A scimitar didn't cleave, but worked well on the thrust. I'm focused on the rapier simply because that was my part. I did take the matching parrying dagger also, but didn't bother use it - I suspect the mail would have stopped it because the wider blade would give the material more surface to push against.

So, yeah, fascinating stuff, lovely bit of experimental learning.
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Music Monday - how much do I love this track? It's the Breaking The Wall music from Heaven Sent, and used on the menu screen for the DVDs and Blu-Rays, and is the most evidence that we need a series 9 soundtrack asap.

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That was a fun week and a half. There were some early teething troubles, with cooking equipment not working, and stuff like that, and getting my foot sunburnt to extent that from the Wednesday on it was so bandaged that I couldn't wear my good suede garb boots for fighting was annoying.

Things got better as the week went on, however, and some really cool stuff happened, some of which was also thought-provoking to me. For example, I did go in some tournaments - basically all the fencing ones except the Ladies Tourney (for obvious reasons) and the Brighthelm one (as when I did one of those at Coronet I found there was basically no fencing involved in it) – and they were fun. I debated with myself (and a couple of others) a lot about whether to do the “novices” one (for those who haven't won an SCA tourney or been Princess's Champion) as, being far from a nbovie, I worried that it'd either be unfair to anyone I beat, and/or embarrassing to not win. The format seemed interesting too – score one of each of six body parts to win. So I was the most experienced fencer there and I came last (could I get a right leg? Could I buggery? I'm in this to kill people!)... But it showed me something interesting internally:

All I could think of was it being like school sports day, and how I'd always be last picked for the team, and come last in every race. So I try to be conservative, and it's not really my style, since I come from choreography and HEMA as a background. Then, as soon as it's announced that two people have made their six parts and won... I turn into fucking (Prequel) Obi-Wan or something, and am chasing people around the field to saw parts off, and pulling Matrix-style horizontal-from-the-knees-while-cutting-the-throat-of-the-person-nailing-me-into-the-grass moves... Translation: I have no tournament head; instead I have a put-o-a-good-show-for-the-audience head, even in unchoreographed contests.

Several people said throughout the week that I'd be better just sticking to that more showy and aggressive style, as it both is more entertaining and works better for me. Which I know it does. (It's also been suggested that I ought to do well in a Princess's Champion tourney).

Elsewhere in tournaments, it was cool to fight ni-ten-ichi with both katanas against the only other fencer who uses a Japanese style with a tachi – both of us doing the correct form too. Oh, mustn't forget, I was given a token from HH Catriona for good deaths, in the form of a coin to pay the ferryman... I'm going to have that sewn into my fencing jacket. I also forgot to mention my amusement at Lynette and myself working together as "horrific, like a gang." Oh, and directly following from that, my confusion at the bizarre comedy rules that meant the two of us killing everybody mean somebody else won the team thing, rather than Lynette - I think I was fencing too sober.

The other fun fencing bits were in the Castle Melees at either end of the week, which I'll come to in a minute, and the Prize Plays. The first one, Katherne's Free Scholar, I did left-handed for practice, and also I did most of the two Prefect plays at the end left handed too (Though had to drop out of the last fifteen minutes of that, as when I reached for the water bottle my hand was trembling, suggesting low blood sugar. So, trying to not be stupid with this diabetic thing, I decided I was out and sought sandwiches.) In between I went right-handed for Lynette's Provost play, as our styles suit that better, though again I stepped out of that a few minutes from the end.

I also unexpectedly found myself authing in stick and shield on the Friday morning, after the Oxford Rolls. Having not expected to be doing that, I hadn't eaten for armoured combat, but had enough in me after the auth to stick around and take part in the armoured Brighthelm tourney, which was more fun for me than the fencing version at Coronet. Having not eaten for it I dropped out halfway through, though.

Elsewhere I found the time to buy a ship, and Letter Of Marque And Reprisal, so Wolfram is now Captain Wolfram of the Privateer Aerys. (Captain Wolfram sounds cooler than Captain von Falkenstein, who probably needs to be played by Conrad Veidt in a greatcoat and monocle.) I also sung pirate metal songs to too many people... I just realised after getting home that, though I have the Barbossa costume, and most of my SCA garb is kind of piratey, this kind of relates to a different area of my life in which I swore I wouldn't be Will fucking Turner, and now it's weighing me towards being Will fucking Turner.... Bollocks.

Um, what else? Hung around with lots of cool friends, caught up with my cowriter about a thing, and... Oh, yeah, the second fencing castle melee. There was a movie moment if ever there was one: ended up on my knees with a rapier in the left hand and katana in the right, fending off multiple opponents all using case of rapiers, while Master of Defence Cernac led Baron Antonio, Lynette, and others in chanting “Wolf-Ram! Wolf-Ram!” I was boned anyway, but could at least choose my way out, and I'm going to remember that chant for a long time.

Other thoughts: A lot of people commented on how I was looking much better – healthier – this year than last, and I felt better too, despite being Night Steward twice, and lack of sleep. I had no coffee on several days and didn't actually notice a difference, TBH. I found upon returning that I felt a certain weird sense of closure- I mean, the disasters of the last year really started in April, but the full on health crap manifested from the allergy incident at last year's Raglan onwards, and here I've been back and in one piece, managing the glucose numbers despite more carbs and buggered up food routine while camping... I dunno, it did feel like a good and successful conclusion to a year or a season-arc.

Now I'm back, and I need to get on with moving on, getting work done, making the new house my home... So, yeah, those are my thoughts for the moment on my summer holiday at Ffair Rhaglen XII.
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Day 31 - Scene that made you stand up and cheer.

Two spring to mind. One is in Superman II, after Supes has removed his powers, the villains take over, and Clark goes back to the Fortress of Solitude to find a piece of Kryptonite... At which point there's a sequence where we start hearing a muted rumble of the theme, newspapers on the street are blown around by something passing over, people look up - and that was enough to get the whole cinema audience cheering.

This is the other one, though it was only myself and one othr Scottish guy in a Leeds cinema who were actually cheering...

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Day 30 - Saddest death scene

Oh, I’m not really sure. My default go-to here would be Spock in Wrath Of Khan, but I don’t want to do the obvious, and my other most likely pick - Arwen’s vision of an Aragron-less future in The Two Towers - isn’t really a death scene.

Tracy in OHMSS is more of a shock moment, (and my reaction to Vesper’s in Casino Royale has nothing to do with the character and everything to do with mmory)...Sirius Black’s is too fumbled and WTF....

This is really another category where most of my feels would come from TV shows rather than movies. That said, I’m always affected by a good self-sacrifice blaze of glory, so Katsumoto in Last Samurai, Stoick in How To Train Your Dragon 2, V in V For Vendetta.... Any of those kind of suicidal charge into impossible odds thigs.

Which, I suppose, ultimately brings me back, after all other attempts have failed, to:


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