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Random round-up…

Because Diary of an Internet Nobody has always been themeless, formless and essentially devoid of any specific expertise, I often post stuff on the spur of the moment, as and when it occurs to me.
Admittedly this was pretty much my mission statement from the start, so it shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone that you can find a post on photography  and one on politics, flanked by cookery and a short story, but this scattershot method of (not) scheduling posts sometimes means I forget to follow up on some of the more random topics I cover in my effort to transcribe the random chattering in my head.

Often these posts are a result of something that pisses me off on Facebook, a news story I find interesting, or simply a flash of inspiration I have to write down in order to stop it going round and round in my brain for the rest of the day.
And sometimes they are just an excuse to crowbar in a link to something I’m particularly enthusiastic about.

Here, then, are some brief updates and musings on a few things I’ve talked about recently, simply to tie up loose ends (and to clear the junk out of my head)

1.
Last week I told you about the atrocious customer service I received when I tried to return Rhonda’s dead Samsung phone for repair.
Well, it just so happens that my phone contract was due for renewal, the very next day.
As I mentioned in that post, I have always had Samsung phones before and I’ve not had a problem with any of them, but my recent experience made me disinclined to give them any more of my custom, even if it was via a free handset from my network provider.

I was aware that I may have to pay a fair bit more for my new contract, as 3, my provider, have changed their pricing policy for “all-you-can-eat” data deals, (which is an essential requirement for me, given my lack of a computer and reliance on my phone for all my online activities) so I went into the shop, already with a feeling of financial trepidation, to check out possible alternatives.

The friendly young chap with the hipster beard and self-consciously trendy clothes began by asking how much data I regularly used because they now tried to tailor an affordable plan to each customer’s individual needs and, when I assured him that I would definitely be needing the unlimited data plan, said; “Oh, you’ll be surprised, you might not be using as much as you think.”
He told me that he “streams stuff all the time and that only uses about two or three GB of data a month”.

He then proceeded to ring up and get my data usage figures for the previous six months, his immaculately groomed eyebrows rising further up the spotless expanse of his forehead until they almost vanished into his expensively coiffed hairline.
He eventually hung up and looked at me with an expression that was a mixture of disbelief and grudging respect.
“Well, it seems as if you were right, your monthly usage averages out at 16.4GB.”

“Which means..?”

“Yes, you’re going to need the all-you-can-eat plan.”

Well, whadaya know?

Having established that upgrading my Galaxy S4 to an S5 or S6 on the same tariff was going to cost me nearly fifteen quid a month more than I was already paying, I enquired what other comparable handsets were available.
Straight away, my well dressed host became animated and started to evangelize about his new Huawei “Honor-7” phone, which was apparently released to compete with the S6 and iphone 6.

And the price?
Only £2 extra on the cost of my current contract.

I believe that’s known as a “no brainer”.

So, how is my first, non-Samsung phone?
Bloody marvellous, thanks.
– OS: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) soon to be updated to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
– Quad core processor.
– 20 megapixel (with 1080p HD video) camera.
– Fingerprint ID security.
– Excellent battery life.
– Gorilla glass toughened screen
– 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB)

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A new toy, this afternoon.

The touchscreen operation is extremely slick, with no lag and a good clean display, making switching between open apps very simple. Plus, there are lots of customising options, allowing the switching round of navigation keys and menus to suit your personal preference.
I have yet to find any glitches or niggling faults and even the case that I bought for £6 (a generic one; I’m told the official case will be rolled out next month) is a clever design, with a spring loaded cradle that grips the handset and slides up to allow use of the camera.

All in all I’m delighted with the Honor-7, if you’re thinking of buying a new Android phone I’d highly recommend it, (non-contract purchase price is a very reasonable £250) and I doubt there’s a better value handset on the market right now.

2.
It must be, oh, two weeks or more since I last reminded you that you can now purchase your very own copy of Stories In Green Ink, the anthology which contains my first three published short stories.
(To avoid confusion I should remind you that I submitted my work under the slightly less peculiar name of Guy Thair.)

Here are the Amazon links (please leave a review if you would be so kind):

For U.K. readers –
Buy the Kindle edition here.

Go here if you’d prefer the paperback.

U.S. and international readers –
Both formats available here.

Also, I’m reliably informed that the second collection featuring more of my work will be out in the next couple of months, so stay tuned…

3.
This is an odd one.
I had a bit of a rant a few weeks ago about gullibility on the internet and how so many people blindly post stuff on Facebook, which can easily be found to be nonsense with the very minimum of research.
It’s not like I expected anything to change, there will always be people who will post anything if it conforms to their own personal world view, irrespective of whether it’s likely to be genuine or not.

I’m not huge fan of Jane Fonda, although I’ll admit to a certain fondness for Barbarella and Klute and I’m aware that she’s said some pretty dumb things in her time, particularly concerning the Vietnam war, but the post I saw on Facebook yesterday seemed too outrageous to be true.

It was posted by a friend of an American friend of mine and was therefore inevitably captioned with a furious, all capitals rant about how Fonda was “a traitor” and how it was unforgivable that President Obama was going to honour her in some way (he isn’t) because of her involvement in betraying captive American soldiers during her much publicised trip to a Vietnamese POW camp in 1972.

You may well have seen the circulated “facts”, which claim Fonda passed messages, slipped to her by American prisoners, to their Vietnamese captors, thereby contributing to the torture or deaths of specific soldiers, some of whom are actually identified by name in the piece.

This seemed so utterly unbelievable, especially since it would have been an enormous news story at the time, that I had to check it out on the ever-reliable Snopes.

Well, guess what?
It’s complete bollocks.

The only part of the original hoax (which has apparently been circulating for ten years) that is even remotely true, is the fact that Fonda posed for photos in the seat a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun, a stunt she later apologised for anyway.

Why anyone would harbour enough malice against an actress to go to all the trouble of spreading such unpleasant rumours is beyond me, but she clearly rubs a certain type of keyboard warrior up the wrong way.

Anyway, to close this burst of rambling, here are some nice pictures I took with the fab new camera on my phone.

Enjoy.

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Just Jot It January: Day twenty one…

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I’m just jotting a quick update for today’s JJIJ post, because I’ve just received yet another award nomination and I’d like to be able to do it justice in its own post later on.

So…

Since I told you my exciting news the other day, about being given a second opportunity to have my work published, I have sent in a story that I wanted to include in Stories In Green Ink, but which was too long to fit the submission criteria.
Well, I heard back from the publisher yesterday that it has been accepted. Yay!

Not only that, but I also managed to sort out the problem that some of my American readers were apparently having with finding the book on the US Amazon site.
I got this response to my e-mail;

“Hello,

I checked our US website and can confirm your Kindle book is indeed live and buyable at a list price of $6.99.

Please be assured that the book can be downloaded to all Kindle devices and applications.

If you still think they didn’t receive the correct version, you can ask them to contact our customer service at this toll-free number, 1-866-216-1072 and they will be able to push the content to you.”

So now you know.

But if you’d like to go directly to the right page, here are those links in full:

U.S. readers go HERE for both formats.

U.K. readers go HERE for Kindle or HERE for paperback.

And, just in case you think I’m only interested in plugging myself, (like the blogslut I most assuredly am) here are a couple of random artistic oddities I made.

A gif of a galaxy…

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…and Fuckface von Clownstick in the role he was born to play; an unprincipled presidential candidate in Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.

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You’re welcome.

#JusJoJan

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One liner Wednesday: First drafts…

“Badgers? We ain’t got no badgers! We don’t need no badgers! I don’t have to show you any stinking badgers!”

– The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948.

#1linerWeds

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Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Arts, Films, Guest spots., Humour

 

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award – The tenuous ten…

Once again Diary of an Internet Nobody has been honoured with an award.
I’m pleased to report that I’ve been chosen to receive the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, for “Keeping the blogosphere a beautiful place”, by Globe Runner over at Journey Around The Globe and as usual the accolade comes with a set of rules.

As anyone who reads this rambling stream of semi-consciousness regularly will know, I’m not a great one for rules, so I will be following my usual meandering path through the blogs that I’m nominating.
However, should any of my nominees wish to stick to a more conventional route, here are those rules in full:
1) Credit and link back to the blog that nominated you.
2) Post the award picture and list the rules.
3) Share seven random facts about yourself.
4) Nominate 15 other blogs to receive the award.
5) Permanently display the award on your blog and follow the person who nominated you. (optional)

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Well that’s 1) and 2) taken care of.
I shall be nominating ten blogs for the award, my randomness will be supplied by a musical accompaniment (in the style of The Tenuous Lynx) and I shall proudly display the virtual plaque on my awards page.

So without further ado, let’s move onto my first nomination;
(please check out the blogs and their musical partners via the links provided)

Why Evolution Is True is a fascinating blog that covers, amongst other things, scientific theories and discussion on both evolution and creationism. Well worth a visit, whichever side of the theological divide you fall on.
I chose to accompany this first nominee with a classic, gonzo video offering from the era of grunge:

Jam is a condiment similar to marmalade.
A marmalade tom is a cat with orange fur.
Otherwise known as ginger.
Connecting us to the next nomination, an eclectic and sometimes surprising photo-blog, including links to the inventive “52 rolls” project, Gingerlea Photography and I’m linking Fresh Ginger’s blog to a song from one of my favourite albums:

If you had a spirit wife, you may feel the need for some spiritual guidance.
For which you might turn to a monk.
And who’d have thought it but nominee three is Culture Monk, Kenneth Justice’s musings on life, coffee and the occasional foolishness of humanity.
His hand-picked tune is this non-PC slice of ’70s post-ironic pub rock:

The same phrase could be used to describe many of the photos taken by my next nominated blogger, because of the sometimes bizarre appearance and abundance of legs displayed by some of the subjects featured on Ron Scuberdiver’s Wild Life.
A vibrant, colourful and fascinating travel, photography and wildlife blog, check out Ron’s world if you enjoy being transported to exotic places.
I’d like to pair Rob with a true original, formerly plain old David Jones but now known across the universe by many names, including The Thin White Duke and Ziggy Stardust:

Unless I’m misinformed, the wild teenage life of someone in “sixth grade” is still yet to come, and yet my next nominee is only twelve years old.
Kiran Hiremath writes The Ink Stain, a mixture of personal journal, thoughts on life and beautifully written fiction with a maturity that belies the author’s age.
In an interesting juxtaposition, I’m accompanying his nomination with a new-age, psychedelic dance/trance/soul/a cappella number with a suitably trippy video.
You’re welcome.

Aya was the Akkadian goddess of love and my sixth choice of blogger to receive the award is Tim Love and his View Of The World.
If you want passionate writing that will touch your heart, from a writer with heart and a touch of passion, do yourself a favour and visit Tim’s blog.
The link to his tune is I think, self explanatory:

Samba is a musical style, and music requires notes.
Which connects us rather nicely to Notes Dropped In The Well, the new blog from my friend Lisa.
But before you start mumbling about favouritism and the like, let me say that her beautifully descriptive prose has been inspiring me on her Facebook feed for long enough to easily qualify her for a mention. I’m not going to quibble about where I read her work, I’m just glad more people will be able to enjoy it.
And her musical notes are dropped into a more magical portal:

To wish someone well at the end of a letter, you may write “Yours Sincerely“, which by crazy coincidence is the title of the blog from Monique Le Roux which is getting my next nomination.
I first encountered Monique when she asked for blogging tips and I rather embarrassingly told her that I thought she was a spammer with an outrageously over the top, fake French name.
Fortunately her sense of humour matches the tone of her quirky, optimistic and thoughtful blog and she saw the funny side in the end.
I’m hoping that humour will extend to forgiving me for thinking up her music link before I checked the relevant spelling:

Bulletproof is the name of a movie, which I’m sure my penultimate nominee has an opinion on, given that she is an accomplished film reviewer, as well as a journalist, travel writer and photographer.
Charlie Derry is a prolific blogger and one of the most consistently accurate movie reviewers I’ve read.
I have also greatly enjoyed her travel writing, especially her recent odyssey around Scandinavia, a journey that was accompanied by some stunning photos.
And from Charlie Derry we go to Derry, Northern Ireland, for her tenuous tune, a classic slice of ’70s punk-pop and John Peel’s all-time favourite record:

Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey is very vocal and opinionated on the matter of musicians’ rights, campaigning for better royalties and tighter copyright controls for artists’ work.
Another Opinionated Man is my final choice for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
His is an inspiring story in itself and you should check out some HarsH ReaLiTy for yourselves for blogging advice, plenty of opinions, poetry and more.
Bringing us to the final musical morsel in this tangled trail of tangents, a glacial slab of icy, swirling synths:

Thanks again to Globe Runner for nominating me, I hope you found something new and interesting to entertain you amongst the nominees here, and I hope you got at least one “Ooh, I haven’t heard this for ages” moment from the tenuously linked tunes too.

Ok, time to pick up the goodie bag and face the paparazzi…

[Thank you to Jeremy, “happiness engineer” on the WordPress support forum, for helping to sort out my problem with embedding video]

 

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HR Giger – The man behind the art of Alien…

There are some movies that have such a definite visual style and atmosphere, once you’ve seen them it’s impossible to imagine them looking any different.
The current fascination with remakes, reboots and “re-imaginings” of old (and not so old) films demonstrates the wisdom or otherwise of attempting to capture the spirit of the original, whilst adding a new cinematic spin to the story.
After all, for every Batman Begins there’s a Batman and Robin and for every Star Trek there’s a Miami Vice, so it’s a brave director who tackles a recognised classic by putting their own spin on it.

It says a lot about the way a movie should look, that the many subsequent incarnations of classic 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece, Alien, owe so much to the vision of one man, who died this week.

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H.R. Giger: 1940 – 2014.

Born in 1940 in Switzerland, Hans Rudolf Giger studied as an architect and industrial designer, but his main interest was surrealism, something that was influenced by his meeting with one of his artistic heroes, Salvador Dali and by his long friendship with ’60s psychedelic experimentalist, Timothy Leary.

Originally his art was a form of therapy, to help him cope with and articulate the night terrors from which he suffered since childhood and which informed the large majority of his dark and sometimes disturbing work.

July 1977
Giger was very nearly responsible for bringing his unique style to the first film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic, Dune, which he was to work on with director Alexandro Jodorowsky, but which failed to go ahead when Jodorowsky couldn’t get backing for his trilogy of films.
Fortunately, soon after the film was shelved, the man who was to be responsible for special effects on Dune, Dan O’Bannon, approached Giger about another project.
Giger remembers reading from O’Bannon’s notebook:
“Seven astronauts, two women and five men, are in the spaceship Nostromo on a return flight to Earth. On the way they come across a planet unknown to them and decide to make an unscheduled landing to explore it…”

He had of course just read the opening lines to the very first draft of a film that he would indelibly stamp with his dark vision, Alien.
O’Bannon suggested to Brandywine Productions (Walter Hill’s production company, who were to put up money for the film) that Giger should create the alien monster that would play such a central part in the story and he began work on concept art for the film straight away.

He’d been asked for designs for the three stages of the alien’s evolution; “Facehugger”, “Chest Burster” and “The Alien” – along with landscape modelling, the Nostromo models and the giant, derelict alien ship – and what he took to the first meeting with the studio blew them away.
The only concept that didn’t make the final cut was his design for the alien “eggsilo”, the giant breeding chamber where the deadly pods are first discovered, rejected as being too costly to construct.

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Eggsilo – HR. Giger

After Giger delivered his artwork to the studio they said they no longer require him on set, as the models are to be built by their own staff.
Unhappy with this development, Giger returns to Zurich to begin work on the three-dimensional versions of his drawings, convinced the studio set technicians will not manage to interpret his work accurately.
He soon sends slides of the initial pieces to 20th Century Fox for approval, the first of which is the alien hieroglyphics panel.

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Alien hieroglyphs – HR Giger.

On his return to Shepperton studios after an enthusiastic call from Brandywine Productions however, Giger is considerably less than enthusiastic about the set builders’ efforts, declaring himself “appalled by it”.
His displeasure must have been evident to the studio bosses though, because they asked him if he would prefer to model them himself.
From Giger’s diary;
“It’s clear to me that, unless I do, it won’t go the way I want it, so I take the work over. I ask them to obtain as many different bones as possible, and a supply of plasticine, before my next visit”

Returning a week later, his requests catered for, Giger began work on modelling the landscapes and interior sets, sawing up bones and rejoining them, with plasticine, various tubes, pipes and pieces of machinery integrated into the structures, which were then moulded and reproduced in plaster of Paris, clear polyester and latex.
This exemplifies the “biomechanical” style that pervades all of his art and which gives the film such a unique visual style.

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Bones being prepared for moulding.

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A finished section of alien ship corridor.

Work soon started on the models of the derelict alien craft and the dead “pilot” figure in the cockpit…

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Giger (far right) at work in the “Monster Department”.

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Working on the “pilot”.

…while Giger refined the designs for the monster’s three incarnations.
Firstly the two smaller versions;

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Alien Egg – HR Giger.

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Facehugger – HR Giger.

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Facehugger on astronaut – HR Giger.

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Chest Burster – HR Giger.

He then began to create the star of the show, simply known as “Alien”, modelled around the imposing figure of 6’10” Bolaji Badejo, spotted in a bar by director Ridley Scott and hired specially for the part.

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Making a mould of Bolaji Bodejo for the Alien suit.

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Alien – HR Giger.

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Alien wardrobe – Latex Alien suit components ready for use.

HR Giger’s brief (from a letter from Dan O’Bannon) had been;
“…The creature should be a profane abomination. Our producers have suggested that something resembling an oversized, deformed baby might be sufficiently loathsome. In any event, we wish you to feel free to create your own design”

“Oversized, deformed baby”?
I’m glad Giger had ideas of his own, otherwise who knows what film we may have ended up with.

The rest, of course, is cinema history.
A film much-copied, never with the same impact, never having the same brooding feeling of primal terror, the sense that something terrible and merciless is silently waiting in the shadows, something unknowable and Alien.

HR “Ruedi” Giger leaves behind him an extraordinary body of work, filled with grotesque beauty and beautiful horror in equal parts, a man at peace with the darkness in his art and one who will be remembered as an exceptionally talented artist with a unique vision.

{All artwork and photos taken from “Giger’s Alien” from Titan Books, copyright HR Giger / 20th Century Fox}

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VISIT THE GIGER WEBSITE.

You can also watch a short clip of Giger at work on the set of Alien HERE.

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Arts, Films, Photography

 

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Week Lynx…

So, a week into the contrived connection continuum and still going strong. Today’s offering is an altogether more visual affair, constructed as it is from links culled from TV and film.
There are clips, a top tune, a feature length making-of documentary and two whole classic comedy episodes on the way to my next pop culture highlight of 2013, so let’s close the curtains, open the popcorn and dim the lights, the show is about to begin.

Aaaaannd,… ACTION!

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Yesterday’s finishing point, Cloud Atlas, was made by The Wachowskis, who were also responsible for giving protesters worldwide an image makeover by introducing the V for Vendetta-inspired Guy Fawkes mask to the masses.
The Wachowskis also made The Matrix, which stars Laurence Fishburne. (And you can see how they made it HERE)
Fishburne went on to take the lead role in high-tech, CGI gore-porn murder marathon, CSI – Crime Scene Investigation as super cool hero-with-a-past, Dr Ray Langston.

As the music of The Who is synonymous with the CSI franchise, I think this would be the ideal time to take a half time musical break.

Following the departure of Langston a new character, DB Russell, took over the Vegas crime lab. Russell is played by Ted Danson, who also appeared as larger-than-life corporate villain Arthur Frobisher in award winning Glenn Close vehicle, twistier-than-Echer’s-corkscrew non-linear legal thriller, Damages.
He had already scored an early success in his TV career, winning a slew of awards for playing Sam Malone in much-loved, long running barroom sit-com, Cheers.
Another regular who joined Sam to prop up the Boston bar was pompous psychiatrist Dr Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer, who went on to star in the hugely successful Frasier.

All of which contorted confabulations brings me to another TV pick of the year, again with Kelsey Grammer, this time playing completely against type.
Boss is the story of Tom Cane, corrupt and sleazy mayor of Chicago who, unbeknownst to almost everyone, is suffering the onset of a degenerative neurological disorder.
The series follows his increasingly desperate attempts to cover up his declining health and the effects it has on his ability to hang onto power.

There are two clips here, the second of which demonstrates the sort of powerful performance Grammer is capable of, Cane being one of the most understatedly monstrous characters brought to the small screen for years.
(For those of a delicate disposition, it does contain some fairly ripe language)

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Arts, Blogging, Films, Humour, Music, Tenuous Lynx, TV

 

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Life Cherries guest blog. The last Movie Star…

Well, the posts are coming thick and fast this week. Here’s something that I put together for Lanthie at her Life Cherries blog over in South Africa.

It’s on somewhat of a specialist subject for me, an icon of the Golden Age of Hollywood who I have admired for many years.
I never expected to be able to fully do her whole career justice in the time and space I had available, so instead I’ve just tried – with the aid of some great photos – to give you a glimpse into the life of an extraordinary star of the silver screen who I still consider to be the most beautiful woman ever.

The post itself was a bit of a performance, given my lack of a computer, technical knowhow, and stubborn insistence on using my smartphone for everything, like some sort of self-imposed lateral thinking puzzle.
The main problem was the fact that our blogs are hosted on different platforms (same with Matt at Ramblings of a Semi-Mad Man) so I couldn’t post directly to Life Cherries. Therfore I had to download a word processing app for my phone (which, I discovered, gave me all sorts of capabilities for photo placement/fonts/coloured backgrounds, etc that I didn’t have on my WordPress blogging app, and I must admit I got slightly carried away. {Sorry about that Lanthie})

Anyway, after I was politely informed that doing all this fancy stuff would make it unnecessarily complicated for those unfortunate bloggers, thousands of miles away, to “format my document” (whatever that means) I managed to drag, drop, copy, cut, paste, and edit my way to something I was happy with and e-mailed it off to the ever-patient Lanthie.

Despite being snowed under with business meetings, rehearsals for a show she’s performing in and writing her own blog, and all this whilst fighting off a nasty cold, she heroically battled with my bodged document until the she produced the finished article that I’m posting today.
Or rather, that Lanthie posted today.

So here it is, my first South African post, which is also posted on The guest list… page.

The last Movie Star…

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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Blogging, Films, Guest spots.

 

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