Sunday, November 6, 2011

Vote for Alphas on People's Choice 11/8/11

November 8 starts the voting for the People's Choice Award.  Don't know who the nominees are, but I personally voted for Alphas every day and hopefully lots of others did too.  If it didn't make it to the nominees, we can write in the show.  Just do it!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Alphas...Serialized or producer...GTAV

So I am gathering seemingly useless information because of my obsession with a certain TV show - Alphas.  For one, I learned about TV show formats - serialized vs procedural.  People are tweeting and blogging about this topic, and armed with my new knowledge about TV show formats I think Alphas is serialized.  Will the change of producer from Ira Stephen Behr to Bruce Miller for Season 2 significantly change the Alpha format?

Another awesomely useless  thing I learned comes from following Alpha-actor Ryan Cartwright's twitter - that GTAV will be coming in 2012. Most awesome though,  after reading his tweet about the youtube trailer, I saw an ad on TV for some other video game (sadly I did not pay attention to what the other game is) that said XXX video game out-GTAVs GTAV.  And I "got" the gist of the ad - thanks to a celebrity tweet - sweet!

This is so much more fun than following politics.  Blogging and tweeting and following is so much more fun than doing laundry.

Halloween is over BOO! (hoo)

I just love all the scary movies on TV during Halloween.  I watched so many of the classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s - black and white and not as much slasher gore.  I also watched a lot of new stuff on TV like Zombie Apocalypse which was like watching someone play a video game, but the characters were real people and the movie showed those real zombies blowing up every which way any video game designer could imagine. The story was so lame and it was laughable at times.  What a waste of Ving Rhames.  But you have to put up with the bad in order to discover the good.  American Horror Story is SO GOOD!  Its just straight ahead gothic horror and its in color and there's plenty of good clean scary fun gore.  Tim Minear is a producer and wrote at least one of the episodes (Halloween 2).  Some cool actors from other of our favorite shows are popping up as ghosts - won't spoil it - you'll just have to watch it.  But now its November and no more scary movies - thank god for amazon streaming and on demand.  Mwaaaaaaaaa...

Speaking of Joss Whedon...Tim Minear is BAAACCCCKKKK

Another Joss "alum", Tim Minear is a consulting producer and writer on American Horror Story.  Minear was an assistant director on the film Platoon, and wrote episodes for several television series including The X-FilesZorro (1990 TV series), and Lois and Clark. He later wrote, executive-produced, and directed episodes of Strange WorldAngelFireflyWonderfalls, and The Inside (which he also created, with Howard Gordon).
Minear had another series, Drive, airing on Fox in April 2007, however it was cancelled by the network after only four episodes.[1] Drive was set to return with two additional episodes on July 4, 2007, but these were rescheduled to July 13 and then cancelled.[2] This continued his tradition of short-lived work on Fox.
Minear often works with Joss Whedon, and his work is typically characterized by a sharp, black humour and an ability to portray characters who are sympathetic and understandable, but morally ambiguous. An example of this is Angel Season Two, where Minear wrote all of the key episodes in the "beige Angel" arc.

Joss Whedon's Avengers

While some are waiting for GTAV's release in 2012, I am waiting for Joss Whedon's Avengers' release in 2012.  Check out the trailer

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I love you Dad

I got a comment from a dear friend about one of my posts where I was thinking of jumping out of a window.  She noticed how lucky I am to have my Dad.  Yes I am.  He is an amazing man and has been an inspiration for me since my husband died.  The day he died I asked my Dad "how am I going to do this?"  and he said "you put one foot in front of the other and just keep going"  He knew cause his soulmate, my Mum, had died in May, just months before my husband died.  My Dad is the most practical, sensible, grounded, smart, funny man.  He plays drums and trombone.  And he loves me and that gets me through my worst days of grief.  So thank you dear friend for noticing how lucky I am to have such a wonderful man for my father.  I treasure every moment I have with him and am grateful for the love he has given to me since the day I was born.

The Third Industrial Revolution

Started reading this book by Jeremy Rifkin which describes the progressive model being implemented by the EU and lead by Germany.  Its all about how the internet is causing power to be lateral, not top down, but distributed and collaborative, and how that will solve our energy problems and the economy on a global scale.  What are the biggest users of current energy?  1) buildings and homes, 2) beef production and animal husbandry practices, and 3) transportation.  This book makes it easy to figure out the direction our government should be taking and how one person can contribute to getting ourselves off of petroleum and leaving nuclear behind - its already a thing of the past.  The EU is so far beyond where the US is, we are still fighting over whether or not to invest/spend money to build infrastructure that supports the old energy - roads and bridges.  When we should be working on green buildings and homes, eating local, consuming less meat unless its raised locally, and then investing in electric plug in cars.  This is all about changing the central control of energy to a new system of using energy that's everywhere - wind, water and sun.  And the stuff about hydrogen?  Holy crap - this is great stuff.