Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Eight – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Part One

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This episode that almost wasn't. Even though I recorded this episode about a day after the last one, my schedule has been so busy that it almost wasn't edited together for today (let alone other emergencies that got in the way).

Nothing much else to say except there were a couple of errors in both our recollections (official Word With a Nerd No Prizes to those that can find them) but nothing so egregious to discredit what we were talking about.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Videsode One – Spider-Man Jigsaw

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As something a little bit different, and because life is becoming increasingly busy over the last few months, instead of releasing an episode I decided to make a fun little video. Partly because it breaks the monotony, partly because I haven't edited the next episode (which has been recorded for a couple of weeks), but mostly because it was an idea that refused to shift out of my skull until such time as this was completed.

It was... interesting going back to doing a Jigsaw when it's been very nearly two decades since I last done one, and longer still since I done this particular jigsaw. It's one of those amazing things when old habits that haven't been touched sometimes come back at you like no time had passed, and that's pretty much what happened here.

With any jigsaw puzzle I would always start with the border, but with this particular one I would immediately follow it up with making Spidey first... starting with the eyes. I think I went with that path again as I knew it would be the most instantly recognisable feature for the jigsaw and as a film-maker it would have the visual appeal that would keep the viewer interested from the get go.

I was an interesting nostalgia trip, and I'm hoping it won't be another two decades before I do it again!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Seven – Board Games - Part Two

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The post that almost wasn't. Been having some computer issues (mostly computer crashing on my for no apparent reason) and time issues (people taking up precious editing time) and procrastination ... which is my fault.

This episode was a chore to edit, not because the content was bad or it needed a lot of work to get done, but I just couldn't get in the mood to edit anything at all. Still feeling a little tired after October and it's starting to hit home with a lot of stuff I want to get done and just not. As such I didn't give this episode the fine toothed combing I normally would do, but I still think there is some great conversation happening in this one (as such it's over an hour, there was very little I didn't want to take out, even when I thought I would).

Anyway, it's nearing close to the upload time and I still have a few things to get done, however I have already recorded the next guest, so there is little pressure there, but I'm hopefully working on something else as a little gap filler if time gets away from me again!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The Word With a Nerd Podcast – Episode Six – Board Games - Part One

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So after a completely unintentional break due to severe busyness.. yes that is now a medical term... I managed to quickly setup a recording session with my first co-host Eric Spain. I was planning on talking to Eric again, just not exactly so soon, but all of the guests I have lined up have either been unavailable or way too busy to record (story of my life).

I'm hoping now that the ridiculously busy October is out of the way and I'm not making numerous costumes, going to numerous costume events, and other time crippling events with the term 'numerous' can be attached I can bank up some more episodes, and possibly even write more on this blog... especially as I've finally completed my main goal for this year and I can't wait to write about it (hint: it's something to do with costuming).

Anyway I've still got plenty to do at this time so please Share and Enjoy.