11th Of May 2019

This isn’t really a post about today, I did do some editing today but that’s about it. To be fair that’s more than I normally do on a Saturday, but this is more about the the last week.

Last weekend was a lot of fun. I had a night out with friends for a good friends Birthday. Then Sunday I had a Write-In during part of the day, which is always fun. Then in the evening I was out again and on Monday, a bank holiday here in the UK, I did some editing on the vampire and got the first draft of one of the episodes done.

That bank holiday weekend was a good one, I had a lot of fun with good people and it set me up for a decent week. I think I’m in the 3k words for the week area and I feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things.

I’ve really slacked with reading the six weeks. I have got stuck into a couple of comics though. Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth was really damn good! I’ve not yet read a Judge Dredd story I haven’t liked. I’ll move into some of the other 2000AD characters in the future as everything I’ve read of theirs is Judge Dredd or the Insurrection story, which takes place in the Judge Dredd universe.

I’ve also read the second Rat Queens Volume as well. The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth was a lot of fun. I’m not a big swords and sorcery person. I don’t mind it but it doesn’t easily hook me. Rat Queens, in these first two volumes I’ve read has. I’ve got the next three volumes to check out as well as more Judge Dredd.

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What I do need to do is get stuck into Anarch by Dan Abnett again. I’m enjoying it but need to get back in the habit of reading again.

I am going to get back to my daily and weekly to do lists. This has worked briefly before so I’m hoping it’ll be something I can build on and make part of my regular routine. That’s first job tomorrow. Now, I’m off to bed.

Have fun, everyone!

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10th March 2019

So, today didn’t go to plan. I finished the post I wrote this morning, just about to start writing and power cut. It came back on early evening but throughout the day we had nothing. I did get 922 words on the vampire story done as my laptop had a decent charge on it. I did some of the out loud read through on the zombie story and read Judge Dredd: Origins.

I’d hoped to get more done on the vampire story but that sidetracked me. Aside from that it’s been a decent day. It was nice just chilling out a little. I don’t do that enough.

 

23th of December 2018

I’ve had a few busy days between work, our works Christmas Party and a few bits and pieces that needed to get done today.

I have written a few words in the last few days though, not many but a few. Friday I didn’t write anything, but I did watch Bird Box on Netflix which is based on the book by Josh Malerman. I listened to the book a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it, and I think the film is a good adaptation of the book. The odd change felt a little unnecessary but it still worked overall, and it stayed loyal to the ending of the book.

Yesterday I managed to get 260 words written, god knows when because it was a damn busy day and then the Christmas Party. I’m not much of a drinker but did have a fair few last night, but no hangover today! So that’s a win if you ask me.

Today I had a bit of running around to do so didn’t really have a lot of time to spend at the keyboard but have managed 386 words for the day. I probably added another hundred or so but did some editing which meant a few words were deleted but I’m happy with what I did today.

I tried to read a DC Rebirth comic the other day, and I just couldn’t get into it. I was only a few pages in but it just didn’t hook me. I’m a comic book latecomer and I’ve liked some of the Marvel and DC stuff  I’ve read but the last few pieces I’ve not been gripped by. This is something I’ve been thinking for a while, that Marvel and DC comics really aren’t for me. I’ve got a few on my to-read shelf so I will check those out, and I really want to re-read DCs Hush again next year.

I’m not giving up on comics though, I’ve really enjoyed the 2000AD ones I’ve read, mainly Judge Dredd ones so far but I’ve begun Insurrection by Dan Abnett and Colin MacNeil. I’m a huge fan of Dan Abnett and I like that this one is set in the Judge Dredd universe but I don’t believe he appears in it. So far I’m really enjoying it and looking forward to really getting stuck in over the next couple of days.

Judge Dredd Is Coming To TV!

On Wednesday it was announced by 2000AD that Judge Dredd will be coming to the small screen! I am super hyped about this. I think Judge Dredd:Mega-City One will kick ass big time. I do love the movie Dredd, it’s probably in my favourite three movies, but I think with Judge Joseph Dredd being in a TV series will suit the character and the setting of Mega-City One much better as we’ll get a show that’ll be able to explore the universe a lot more thoroughly. Movies are great, but with forty years of history I think a series is going to allow the creative team behind it more time to explore that universe.

No casting details have been announced, I’m really hoping they get Karl Urban, and Olivia Thirlby, back but I’m not going to hold my breath too much. I’ve got a feeling this series is going to be its own thing, though.

After hearing the owners of 2000AD talking (check out the 2000AD podcast) about the comic I’ve got a lot of hope for this series. They seem to get what it means and I think they are going to do it justice.

Dredd 2 Petition

Hi guys and girls, I don’t normally put things like this up on here but I’m going to make an exception for a movie I adore.

Dredd is one of my favourite movies ever and I would be ecstatic to see Karl Urban play the non-compromising lawman once more. 2000AD, who first published the Judge Dredd comic strip, has launched a petition to get a sequel made. Now I don’t think anything is guaranteed but I believe it’s worth a few seconds of every one the movies, and the character’s fans to sign up to it. I have. So please if you enjoyed this movie go to the link at the bottom of this post and sign up. Lets use the Internet here and get something that many fans want.

http://m.sfx.co.uk/2013/07/25/2000ad-launches-official-dredd-sequel-petition/