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Writing Goals 4/26/15 - 5/2/14

So I didn't post any writing goals last week and I achieved... nothing.  Time for some new writing goals.

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Back pain has really dampened my excitement for anything much beyond sitting or sleeping for the last couple of weeks.

It's starting to ease up though.
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Get better soon! Pain can be a real ... pain.
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Look what I found. It's a while set of them.

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Yeah, he's in the set. Too many to lay them all out.
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ZX Spectrum Vega

So as a child who had first a ZX81 and the a ZX Spectrum (48K!) I admit the notion of the ZX Spectrum Vega which is a single unit with 1,000 games built into it is quite appealing.

But... 100UKP for something that I could essentially emulate on my laptop for free? Nah.
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Ahh Daley Thompson's Decathalon, happy days. Thank you rubber keys for the 20 second 400ms
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Over the Rooftops

A shot from Epcot in Disney World. Anyone know what part of the World Showcase I was in?

#DisneyWorld   #Epcot   #photography  
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Disney Star Wars Land Concept Art

Okay so it's just concept art and the usual warnings apply, but if they can get this sort of thing in the parks where you can actually walk up to the Millenium Falcon?

Yes that's every bit as cool as Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade, if not more so.
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My husband is so excited. The potential for let down is huge!
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Finally! The Show You Have Not Been Waiting For Comes to DVD!

Yes the trully awful 80s scifi show Manimal is being released on DVD and you can own it for for the princely sum of $25. What's it about you ask?

Dr. Jonathan Chase (played by Simon MacCorkindale), is a shape-shifting man who possesses the ability to turn himself into any animal he chooses. He uses this ability to help the police solve crimes

Back in the 80s we were kind of starved for good scifi, so I have to admit... I watched this and it's as bad as it sounds.
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+David Halver if you worked on low-budget science fiction or horror movies, I've probably seen your work. I remember going with my dad to rent a VCR so we could rent movies. This was when VCRs first came out.

Choosing a movie was serious business back then. My cousins and I would spend thirty/forty minutes looking at cover art, reading the blurbs and trying to decide which movie we wanted to watch.
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Darth Vader by Valzonline

Immediately starts doing Darth Vader breathing sound in his mind

#StarWars   #fanart   #DarthVader  
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Steven Moffat Teases Doctor Who Season 9

Moffat goes through episode by episode and gives just a little tease on what it might be about.

The thing that excites me the most? All those two parters!

I'm still old school in thinking the best length for a Doctor Who story is about 100 minutes. It gives time to establish the setting and characters properly.
Steven Moffat offers previews for all 12 episodes of Doctor Who series 9. In the latest issue of SFX Steven Moffat reveals some new and exciting details for the upcoming season of Doctor Who... Episodes 1 & 2 "This is the ...
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Is it bad that I imagine this being said in Kurtwood Smith's voice?
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Disney Announces Star Wars Land Expansion

Sneaky of them, they made the announcement at the end of their Live Action Movies segment rather than waiting for the Parks and Resorts Presentation:

_A shot of a Star Wars planet and a couple of TIE fighters flying by was shown on the screen. “We’re bringing Star Wars to life in a big way, and I mean really big. It’s our largest single-themed land expansion ever. We knew it needed to be big, and great, and every bit as thrilling as our films are. So we’re transporting guests to a new planet. This new 14 acre land will be occupied by many inhabitants, aliens, droids. The attractions, entertainment, everything we create will be part of our storytelling, transporting our fans to a world of fun.
“Every restaurant, building, everything will be inhabited by the aliens and droids you’d expect to find there. You’d expect to find a Cantina - and there will be one. You’ll have the chance to run into all the droids and fantastic beasts that Star Wars is known for. You’ll meet characters from The Force Awakens and more from the Star Wars saga. The land will have two fantastic signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of the millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission._

They will build the land at both WDW (Hollywood Studios) and at Disneyland.
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Okay, I could see that layout.  Festival Arena is a pretty big footprint that's mostly unused except for occasional events.  

Although as a former railroad conductor, that pains me.  Toontown Station is the worst and was only bearable to operate because it was so rarely busy.  Not anymore...  Hopefully they'd be giving that an overhaul, too.
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Fallout Shelter... Eh

So I kept seeing people talking about Fallout Shelter and now it's out on Android. Figured I'd give it a shot.

1st impression: Well this is very pretty.
2nd Impression: Him, kinda repetitive
3rd Impression: Is that it?

This all took about 10 minutes before I uninstalled the game again. Why do the majority of mobile games suck so badly?
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It's a Gaelic spelling of Ewan. Phonetically you would say you-an.

Born in Scotland, living in the United States. Two sons. One wife. Two sisters. I have opinions on everything and a store of largely useless knowledge that I like to share with as many people as possible.

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Having twins makes for challenging birthdays. So this year we decided to take advantage of one of the birthday packages that Pump It Up offers and the experience was great. For those who aren't familiar they're an indoor kids activity playground (bouncy slides, bouncy obstacle courses, bouncy bouncers!). We got a 90 minute package for 15 kids and pretty much the only thing we had to do was bring the cake (or cupcakes in our case). The friendly staff helped us bring the cupcakes in from the car and helped keep the boys occupied since we arrived a good 20 minutes early. When our timeslot came, not all of the guests had arrived, but we were able to go in and spend the time with the boys while the staff again handled the later arrivals, right down to making sure the presents were taken care of. We chose a Superhero theme package so the boys got to pick their superhero names and engage in some other games. Of course all the equipment was popular. One of my sons has aspergers and when the excitement got to much and he had a melt down, the staff handled it wonderfully. They stayed calm, checked with us to see if we needed any help and made sure that we felt no pressure. Basically he was able to expend his tantrum in the safety of one of the pieces of equipment and once he was back in control, out he came to join the rest of the group. The last half hour of the party was in one of their party rooms where two blow-up "thrones" had been set up for the birthday boys to sit in (wearing capes, masks and blow up crowns no less). This was popular of course. And once again we didn't have to do anything. The staff set out the food, made sure the kids had what they need and tidied up afterwards. All in all a great party for the boys and their friends and no stress for us.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
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No frills service and food. Good value and large portions.
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I've always liked this park for its size and variety. But since the county took it over there's been a significant improvement in the play areas for children with all new equipment installed.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Great theater. Comfortable seats, lots of leg room, easy to see over the other customers. Food is decent. Ticket prices are surprisingly low.
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