Too Many Ideas - Archive for April, 2008

Doctor Who: The Sontaran Stratagem

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Tonight The Sontaran Stratagem didn’t make UNITs 3 extras in berets and a couple of Land Rovers and so far the Sontaran havn’t been reinvented as the sixth member of the Village People. So the BBC found its cheque book. So all over the UK Doctor Who fans are crossing their fingers that this will […]

Astonishing Adventures! Magazine Issue 2 Now In Print

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Astonishing Adventures! Magazine Issue 2 is now available in print from Amazon it has my story The Steward, the Kriegsherr, his Femme Fatale & her Brother in it.

Citrus-marinated Chicken

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

A recipe I really enjoy that I cooked a couple of weekends ago and thought I’d share here today. I use all the optional ingredients because I like it spicky but I know thats not to everyones taste. I think I’ve been watching too many cheffy cooking shows because when I did this recipe last […]

Vue Lighting Rig #16: Three Point Lighting- Part 3

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Last week in part 2 of Vue Lighting Rig #16: Three Point Lighting – Part 2 I covered two variations on a three point lighting rigs. Tonight I’ll cover another of the variations. Again the key light is at 30 degrees to the horizontal and 45 degrees from the front of the subject to be […]

NitS: Draft 2 Done

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

I did the last twenty pages of Night in the Sidhe draft 2 today. Now I have a complete list of all the characters, places and other important things that appear in the story. I also know how much work there is to do on finishing the inner story in draft 3 before moving on […]

Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood and other Time Travelling Adventures

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Another Saturday night, another episode of Doctor Who using one of the classic Doctor Who styles: Doctor and assistant run around chased by guards while the story unfolds. Fortunately there were none of the shaky sets that used to come with those stories in the old days and even better none of the bad green […]

Omid Djalili would have struggled…

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

… and DarkDwarf’s post Title Would Have Been Cut too. I finally watched BBC4’s "Auntie’s War on Smut" just before it expired from my iPlayer download tonight. Afterwards I looked up the little green book, properly known as BBC Variety Programmes Policy Guide, that BBC light entertainment writers had to conform to in the 1940s […]

Omid Djalili – Live

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Went to see Omid Djalili at the Liverpool Philarmonic tonight with Kim of the Split Writing Personalities and DarkDwarf. I liked the TV show but it didn’t seem as funny as some of the appearances I’d seen on post water shed TV. The live gig was funnier than the TV show. The Boothby Graffoe, the […]

Vue Lighting Rig #16: Three Point Lighting- Part 2

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Back in part 1 of Vue Lighting Rig #16: Three Point Lighting I said I’d work through renders from some of these different rigs. Tonight I’ll cover two of the variations. Both of them place the key light at 30 degrees to the horizontal and 45 degrees to the subject to be lit. The fill […]

My Second Favourite Onion Story of All Time

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

My favourite Onion article of all time has to be Starbucks To Begin Sinister ‘Phase Two’ Of Operation. As of tonight I’ve a second place favourite: Novelists Strike Fails To Affect Nation Whatsoever.

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