Chapter 37: Back to Writing

Recently, I’ve really enjoyed watching these incredible musicals by a company called Team Starkid. Whom I highly, HIGHLY recommend going to their website and Youtube channel and watching pretty much everything they have been involved in.

My wife has become almost as hooked on their shows as myself. To the point where we are quoting from songs during every day conversation. I am a particular fan of their newest musical The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals.

After spending awhile pouring over thse amazing musicals, it’s once again rekindled my love of creating content, more specifically for me, making movies. So I’ve decided to brush off the old pen and paper (really just microsoft word) and begin writing again.

I have no idea if these will actually lead to anything, but I do miss writing and whenever I think about creating movies, it just feels… right?

Until next time!

Chapter 32: A New Hope…?

Good actual evening!

Back in the old days of 2010, I had decided to create a video game podcast focusing on reviewing and news. At this point in time, I really don’t remember what it was called, but I did a lot of research on creating it, how to edit audio correctly, where to put the episode up so people could find it, etc. I even found a like-minded soul on a forum to co-host with me, things were looking up, I was finally going to create something where people could hear my voice and listen to what I had to say.

Flash forward to the release of the first episode, I get an email from someone who wants to join podcasts. See at the time people were only really recording and uploading them, but this guy, let’s call him Josh, was streaming the recording out to a website (not Twitch). Now, this was a good few years before streaming IRL (In Real Life) was a thing.

I was blown away with the idea, plus of course, having more co-hosts to talk to was a huge bonus to me. And so a new podcast was formed. I was finally able to say what I wanted to and laugh with people who had similar thoughts and ideas. It was fun!

Unfortunately life catches up to us all and in this case, it caught up incredibly fast. We only ended up airing about 4 episodes suddenly everyone was kind of hit with a whirlwind of problems. Hey, it happens and I enjoyed my time on the show and made some friends that I followed throughout the years.

Anyway, yesterday I get a message from Josh (Who I haven’t talked to since 2010) asking me if I was still interested in creating a podcast. Now, I don’t know if anyone reading this has gone back and read any of my posts but, hell yes, please, I want to make a podcast. I knew I was going to accept even if it was just as an audio editor or something, I wanted to be involved. An hour-long phone call later and I was convinced that this is something worth putting my time into.

See back in 2010, Josh put a lot of effort into the show but now… Well, now it has become a passion and a job for him. I believe Kevin Smith (The director & Podcaster) once said “Surround yourself with people that have the same push and drive for creating as you”, well it was something along those lines anyway.

So here I am, nervous but excited that I get to work with someone as talented as him and I get to fill in that desire to create and be heard.

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Chapter 22: Old Heroes

So, I remember being about 8 years old, sitting in my nan and grandads living room as they hand me a VHS tape of Spider-man the 1967 animated TV show, and getting so excited to get to watch it. I don’t remember what episodes were on it, although I do remember getting to watch the Spider-woman animated show, and I remember a house with a bunch of traps in it.

Anyway, I’ll always remember those times fondly and they’ve influenced my life. Granted, I’m not doing anything particularly heroic but I’m now a huge comic book /superhero fan. Even with other games I play I generally prefer playing as the hero, like in Dungeons & Dragons or Marvel Legendary.

Does anyone remember the TV show Monkey Magic? Based on the book Journey to the West? I loved staying up late at night and joining in on Monkeys adventures. I loved the character Monkey, almost every movie I’ve stumbled across based on that story I’ve watched. I even have the audiobook of the original book. I actually ended up getting a Monkey King tattoo last year. I should probably get a Spider-man tattoo too at some point.

Oh man, what about the 1960s Batman with the late great Adam West? One of the greatest (personally) depictions of Batman. Okay, yeah it was campy and silly but that’s great as a kid, even more so with the WHAM! and BAM! signs that appear. That show actually leads me onto finding out who Ralph Garmen is and now I listen to him talk on a weekly basis on Hollywood Babble-On.

I know this might seem like a word file kind of post but these shows, these actors playing my childhood heroes meant and still mean a lot to me. I’ll absolutely be showing these shows to my daughter when she’s slightly older and if recommend you giving them a viewing too.

Until next time!

Chapter 18: You’re Welcome

So today I decided to treat a friend to the cinema. As far as I know out of my small circle of friends, there was only 2 of us that wanted to see Venom. So thankfully we had a free day.

I’ve seen generally negative reviews around the movie and my friend A, who I think I’ve previously mentioned, has said he’s seen nothing but good reviews. I wish I’d seen those reviews before I went and saw Venom as honestly, I’d agree with them. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and its a movie I want to go and watch again.

The trailers honestly don’t do it justice, the acting, special effects, fight sequences and story were way beyond my expectations. Ruben Fleischer proves once again to be a great director. Tom Hardy in the trailers just seemed to have the strangest of accents but in the movie amazing performance. We both came out of the cinema singing our praises towards it.

Is highly recommend for action fans, comic book fans etc to go and watch it… Sorry, I know my usual posts aren’t pretty much movie reviews (and this is a poorly worded review), but it’s not often that I get surprised by how good a movie is like I did with Venom.

Until next time!