Sunday, June 29, 2014


"RT @Vulgarfan should I know who George Romero is?" @The12percenters

Jesus Christ almighty. I apologize to anyone who read that question."

Why in this point in history does this happen? Why, when we are presented with something we don't know, take to social media to ask a question?

Unless of course it's rhetorical, why? Especially to a celebrity/someone in the public eye. If you see something/someone and don't know what/who they are, why not do a quick online search for it? Why advertise your ignorance? Ignorance not only in not knowing the original fact, but ignorant of not finding that information in the best possible way. You've already took time to hit the web and post on social media.  That same amount of time could have been a Google search and a skim read of a wikipedia article. But no. Some people feel the need to just look even more dumb.

I'm glad Bryan didn't take this tweet seriously. Also I'm aware I've probably been hypocritically guilty of this in the past, but opinions change, you don't like it? #GFY

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Movies I'm Looking Forward To

I want to make this a regular occurance. Going onto youtube and picking out non-major/obviously well know movies that have had trailers released and saying which ones i like the look of. I know i stopped blogging about film because i was writing the same thing over and over again, but hey, its what i know about and, sometimes, what i like to write about.


Ok so kicking us of is Jon Favreau's Chef, he directs, lead performs, and writes what looks to be a fantastic movie. The cast looks great, Favreau, Downy Jr, Vergara, Hoffman, and Scar Jo. Love it. The movie looks like it'll be funny, and a good movie. I mean this'll be the best food movie since Ratatouille, maybe? Well we'll find out but I'm in.

Wish I Was Here

Speaking of movies written, directed and lead starred by all the same one guy who is one of my faves in the entertainment business, its Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here. Now I was one of the many, many people to fund this on kickstarter, so to actually see what i decided to minimally fund turned out to be, will be good. The trailer looks really good, a mix of heartwarming, comedy and scifi? Im in.

Begin Again

I like music. I like movies. I like movies that are about music. Begin Again looks to be just that. Glancing at the cast in the trailer we've got Mark "The Hulk" Ruffalo, Kiera Knightly, and Maroon 5's lead singer, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld and James Cordon. That last one isn't necessarily a good thing, but the movie looks really good.


Already mentioned Scar Jo in Chef, but here she is leading this very cool looking thriller. The concept and feel of the movie seems very traditional Jason Statham/Liam Neeson action/thriller type movie, just with the amazingly talented (and gorgeous Scarlett Johansson taking the reins). Well Im in.

No God No Master

This one is my could go either way pick of the month. On one hand i love period movies like this, on the other I don't know any of the actors in this film. That is always a big put off for me, but we'll see.

What do you think? Any of these look good to you? Leave me a comment, share, reblog, retweet, like...etc

Noel. Out.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dave Thomas, The Founder Of Wendy's.

Do you want to play a game? 


Here are the rules:

During a conversation, Person A tries to get Person B to say “Who?”. When Person B has said “Who?” Person A then says Dave Thomas, The Founder Of Wendy’s, and gets a point.

The aim of the game is to get the most points over a period of 12 months. (Normally played from January 1st to December 31st.

If Person B can say “Who, Dave Thomas, The Founder Of Wendy’s?” then person B gets the point. This is implying an honour system from Person A to admit that they were trying to get them, and not fake something they wanted to say. In the event of an argument over a winner, a third party , who knows the game, must settle the score. Their say is final.

Also points are invalid if Person B does not know about the game. Only people who know about the game can take part. Reading this document clarifies you to take part in the game.

The winner after 12 months gets bragging rights and a annual point.
Play until not friends anymore, winner gains more bragging rights.

The word who is vital. “Go on then, tell me” does not count, there must be the word WHO.

Acceptable Who alternatives?
Who’s that?
Who then?
Then who?
Tell me who?
Who is it?

Not accepted:
Go on then
Give it to me
Tell me the answer

Thanks to Sal and Q for bringing this game into the public eye/ear:

Nightvale Fan-Fic Reading: Another Story About You

So i really like the podcast Welcome To Nightvale. Recently i found that people write their own little bits that would sound not out of place on the podcast. Now whenever i read them, i always try it in my "actor, RP voice" and finally i've decided to record one, with my Rock Band microphone and Audacity. Now i don't know the copyright rules and what-not so i'm going to reference everyone fairly at the end of this post, as the music i used isn't mine and obviously i didn't originally write what i have read, so any complaints from anyone and i'll gladly remove/delete and whatever. (I've already done that for a Warcraft short story i wrote, see my other posts), so here we go, its my favorite one that i've read that i've decided to record and here it is(also apologies for my awful impression of Cecil at the end):

Another Story About You

Amarant's Theme from Final Fantasy IX by Nobuo Uematsu.
The Ballad of Fiedler and Mundt from Welcome To Nightvale by Disparition

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Warcraft novel reading.

This is a reading I have done for the short Warcraft story I wrote. I recorded it on a Rock Band microphone, through Audacity, so it don't expect SMod levels of perfect recordings, but it was fun to do :-p

Noel, Over And Out.

Friday, February 28, 2014

If i could go back in time, top 5 places/times I'd go.

All of time and space, where would you go. Well there are a thousand and one places/times to go to, but imagining that you can't alter history, just observe, where would you go? Well, in no particular order, here's my top five:

1. April 21–22, 1999- The Berkeley Community Theatre, San Francisco.
2. June 20th, 1965- The Kiel Opera House, St. Louis.
3. September 8th, 1966- Anywhere watching TV in America.
4. January 20th-30th, 1994- Park City, Utah, USA.
5. EITHER: Sometime during 1598-1612- The Globe Theatre, England, UK.

I suppose I'd better elaborate.

So number 1 is the date that the Metallica S&M show took place. Metallica, a well known, heavy/thrash metal band, performs their greatest hits, accompanied by a full orchestra. I love the blend of the metal song that i already love, but with the added kick of the orchestra, really makes this easily my album of all time. I love this album. I love the live dvd footage, but to have been there and to have heard it played live, must have been fantastic. So whichever night they recorded, either the 21st or the 22nd, i'd like to go to the other one.

So number 2 takes us from my first favorite genre of music, to my second: lounge. I don't know if lounge is the right term, but I love Sinatra, Martin, Davis JR, and I suppose the modern equivalent would be Buble. But this performance was the first time these guys were televised for the whole world to see. I researched a few of their shows, and this one stood out as what would be the most memorable. 

So for number 3 I had the choice between two different TV show pilot premiers. The show I decided not to use is essentially the basis for this entire set of questions (no points for guessing which or WHO I mean) but then the other option was a little show called Star Trek. I'm a big trekkie, albeit only since 2009, but as a loyal little nerd, I went back and watched where it all started. The camp acting, the wobbly sets, the 'inventive' aliens, and the pure sci-fi of it all. Because of this show, there have been (not counting animated) 28 seasons of all the incarnations of the show, and 12 movies. 

Number 4 tackles movie premiers. My favorite movie? Alas no after reading number 3 it isn't Star Trek (that's a close second), it's a little movie called Clerks. Directed, authored, featured, edited, and produced by my hero himself: Kevin Smith. It's my favorite movie, it came out when i was 4, so to have the experience to watch my favorite movie in a movie theatre/cinema would be awesome. 

So we've tackled music (twice), TV and Film, only one form of media left, yep, live theatre. I had a hard choice between 3. April 19th 2001 for Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane performing The Producers, June 2nd 2004 for when the live performance of When Harry Met Sally. Finally I decided to go classy and picked the first performance of my favorite Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. I've been in it, I've seen it live twice at the west end, I've seen the movies over and over again. I love it. Now i couldn't find a definitive first performance date, but its somewhere in between 1598 and 1612, I'm sure my Time and Space machine would either pin point it for me, or allow me trial and error.

There we have it. My top 5. Do you agree with any of these? What/where would you go/do different? Is anyone actually reading this? Leave me a comment in the comment section.

Until next time, NoelDarling, over and out.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Another A-Level essay.

Right, duvet: off. My pillows, still with fresh drool: off. The other pillows, with a faint scent of her still on them: reluctantly off. The underlay, slightly creased on one side and definite signs of use on the other: off. I am going to let you in on a little secret: I have no idea what I am doing.

I collect the washables in the horrid yellow basket your mother bought us and I headed downstairs. I pass the sofa that presented your accursed treasure and enter the kitchen. This used to be your domain, you knew everything to do with everything in this room, but you never told me anything. I put the basket on the floor and start to shovel the washables into the washer. Now if only I knew which button made it go, I can  handle machines, you know I can handle machines, but this one has me stumped; all of the buttons and knobs each will present the washables in a different outcome. I fill it with powder, jab at a few of the buttons and its working, at least.

I collapse in my chair and am reunited with her once again. Her slender figure, her smooth, shiny skin and the way she always does what I want her to do. She is almost too loyal: never asking questions, never doubting my every move and always making that sweet purring sound. I can sit playing her for hours on end and with her there is no mother in law.

I’m sat shooting Nazis with my MP40 and recall that day. It was a Saturday afternoon, I was shooting some different Nazis then, or was I protecting summoners from fiends in Spira? Either way I was fixed on the game. You came in from shopping about half past four and said you felt like cleaning, what for I still don’t know. Anyway she started to clean with the vacuum and was standing in front of the TV, I shouted at her. She moved and with a flick of her hoover she had sucked up the plug from the wall and my gaming all day was in vein, I had not reached a save point. I shouted some more, she shouts back I go upstairs for a shower. Whilst upstairs I hear a scream. I come running downstairs to find her jumping up and down like a baboon. She turns around and shows me a piece of paper, which I don’t get time to read and she says she found in the sofa whilst cleaning, then starts jumping up and down again. Then she goes upstairs. Then it hit me. She was watching the lottery. She came downstairs with a suitcase packed, says she was leaving me and would be back for her stuff at a later date and leaves me, alone.

It was Monday when she came round demanding her stuff. So I try the whole “baby, don’t leave me, what did I do?” big mistake. She goes off on this huge rant about how ever since I bought my sweet games console all I ever do is play it and there is no time for her. Then there was a bit of crying, bits of things that I had done wrong which I couldn't understand due to the tears but I caught the odd word and insult to get basically what she was saying. She then said that she had won 5.6 million pounds and wouldn't be needing me so was living at Debby’s, who Debby was at this point I had no idea who Debby was. Then she got one of her bags, which my offer to carry was refused, and went. I wondered about carrying one of the other bags she had made of all her things, but thought better of it. Then she returned but this time she had brought a friend, whom I assume was Debby. Well again between you and me Debby had the world's greatest backside ever, although I think they noticed that I had noticed so I tried to busy myself in the kitchen with a cup of tea, fortunately I can use the kettle. I watched my newly ex and Debby or “The Bum” as she was referred to in my head, carry all 15 bags of what I would have labeled “crap” out of my flat. She came back up, gave one last look at me and gave me my key and the finger, what a charming person.

God only knows where she lives now, and frankly I couldn't care less. I have my console and that’s all I need. Now if you’ll excuse me I am about to start my new demonic powers and guns game.