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Popular culture
I am clearly too susceptible to popular culture, and the media.

The night before last I dreamt about a zombie/werewolf crossover world which clearly owed a lot to ShDawn of the Dead and Underworld (though the delightful Ms Beckinsale was absent); then last night was Matrix induced though it did have lupercal in it and was mostly set in my parent's house.

My memorable dream of the weekend was of being in a lunatic asylum with The Pennington as the Doctor. This was bad in so many ways.

Yesterday I also started watching Shogun. It made me want to play a badger.It's aged a bit, but is pretty good still, and stars John Rhys-Davies as Brian Blessed ("Inglese!" he booms to Richard Chamberlain - whose Blackthorne was a role model to Kevin Costner in RH:PoT). Some of the cuts are a bit shoddy, and the first scene sets the tone with a flyby of a lovely boat - complete with helicopter shadow on the ocean. In the tradition of other mini-series of its era the supporting cast is highly recognisable - with Sgt Cryer from the Bill and that-bloke-from-the-Drirect-Line-Home-Insurance-ads who gets to test his full range of RADA skills while being boiled alive. There are however, some fantastically menacing Jesuits, who reminded me of Philip Pullman's finest, though in bright orange rather than purple.

Enough for now. I've wasted an hour of work already on this and updating my MP3 player.

See - more than just a GIP.
12 lies or Lie to me
berrega From: berrega Date: April 15th, 2004 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool image
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 15th, 2004 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. It was a rush, but I think Manda did an excellent job. Helped the subtle characterisation.
berrega From: berrega Date: April 15th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
you look soooo evil :-)
barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: April 15th, 2004 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
what's a GIP
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 15th, 2004 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Gratuitous Icon Post - a post made just to show off a new icon.

Do you want some more work btw? You came to mind in a conversation here about a project - quite a big one - probably 200+ days of working with schools on assessing their networks and support arrangements. Not sure how it's going to be done at the moment but outsourcing at least management to consultants who are sufficiently technically competent and education aware was discussed.
barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: April 15th, 2004 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
At the moment I have significant spare capacity and I'm looking to fill it. It looks as though the bid failed (being two days past the decision date and not having heard anything) So at the moment I have about 2.5 days free. I have other irons in the fire of course so cannot make definite commitments until timescales and workload are considered but please do consider me for any work that may develop.

Cheers Muchley Matey
From: ex_harryh579 Date: April 15th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
If Mr Barretyman can't manage it, you might consider Rupert and Neil. I believe they have the relevant experience.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 15th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
They were already on my list :-) Rupert has already done work for me remember.

When is Neil's b'day and is he having a shindig this year?
From: ex_harryh579 Date: April 15th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd forgotten.

And Neil's thng is the second weekend in May,
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: April 15th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Is that really you? You've changed a lot since I saw you last... ;-)
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: April 15th, 2004 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
What are you supposed to be? Good disguise, btw, would never have known it was you. A keeper then, he thinks!
purplewizard From: purplewizard Date: April 17th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
He's an NPC!!!!
Oh - I guess that's not what you meant - he's a Maelstrom creature that has a splatted symbol on his face - which makes him either undead or an Ediolon (angel/demon type)...
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