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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5100 on: April 29, 2012, 07:43:46 AM »
Just got back from the Corsham Sci-Fi convention with my brother, nephew and sister-in-law.  It was fun! Danny John Jules and Chris Barrie were there (Red Dwarf) but the queue for them was way too long - besides, I don't really want to meet people, gawping is fine - and so was Colin Baker. 

In fact, there were a lot of Doctor Who cosplayers and stuff there.  A half-decent David Tennant lookalike, an excellent Matt Smith, Daleks, Cybermen (old and new) a couple of full sized TARDIS, even one girl dressed as The Girl in the Fireplace (nowhere near as hot as Sophia Myles).  They even had a couple of original props there, including a statue from the episode Blink and some of the Adipose creatures.

It was a pretty small place and not a whole lot to do past an hour or so, but it was nicely run, incredibly well attended, and had some decent stalls. 

I think we all enjoyed it enough that there's another convention in a couple of months.  This one has Caroline Munro attending!

I bet the Matt Smith look-alike you saw was a guy named Matt Elliott, whose eleventh doctor impression is uncannily like the real thing. I've never seen him in action but the pictures are amazing. I've been following him here for a while now:

http://matteleven.tumblr.com/
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5101 on: April 29, 2012, 07:47:53 AM »
I want a Bilnk statue!

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5102 on: April 29, 2012, 07:50:53 AM »
http://matteleven.tumblr.com/
And it was a hop skip and jump from that to learn that Karen has a instagram account, I shall have to see the pics. :)


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5103 on: April 29, 2012, 09:48:21 AM »
I was thinking.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5104 on: April 29, 2012, 10:43:56 AM »
I bet the Matt Smith look-alike you saw was a guy named Matt Elliott, whose eleventh doctor impression is uncannily like the real thing. I've never seen him in action but the pictures are amazing. I've been following him here for a while now:

http://matteleven.tumblr.com/

I think that was him.  I only saw him in passing, and the crowd was pretty damned thick so I never saw him again but I remember thinking he looked an awfully lot like Matt Smith.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5105 on: April 29, 2012, 11:21:19 AM »
He said on Facebook that he was at the Corsham sci fi convention yesterday, so I'm sure it was him. I first found him on tumblr because a friend reblogged a photo of him, and at first as I was scrolling past I thought it was Matt Smith. I was shocked to see it wasn't.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5106 on: April 29, 2012, 11:30:41 AM »
He said on Facebook that he was at the Corsham sci fi convention yesterday, so I'm sure it was him. I first found him on tumblr because a friend reblogged a photo of him, and at first as I was scrolling past I thought it was Matt Smith. I was shocked to see it wasn't.

Cool! I'll let the family know.  My sister-in-law was a little pissed that she missed him, so I don't know if telling her will make her happy or mad.  :)


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5107 on: April 29, 2012, 05:13:01 PM »
You know, it's strange how Tom Hanks' early movies were kinda bad yet endearing, then he made a few movies that were actually pretty good,  then he went back to bad movies, but they aren't endearing at all.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5108 on: April 29, 2012, 05:31:43 PM »
I need to get the widescreen VHS Star Wars Trilogy (the original versions, not the special editions) since the DVDs are out of print. I'm also thinking about getting a Laserdisc player and getting the trilogy on widescreen LD instead. #randomrant


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5109 on: April 29, 2012, 06:56:24 PM »
Or just go online and get any number of vintage OOT restorations available there.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5110 on: April 29, 2012, 07:26:00 PM »
I still have the original Star Wars on VHS from a movie rental from back in the 80's but they're not in the best of viewing condition anymore :'(


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5111 on: April 30, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »
It's possible that I have outgrown all interest in video games, and that kind of bums me out.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5112 on: April 30, 2012, 01:23:17 PM »
A writing friend of mine told me today that she thinks I should be a copy editor. She wants me to proof and edit her first book. I am wondering if this might be a viable career turn for me at this point in time and if I'd need a degree in journalism or something, or even how I'd get started besides editing her book (which she hasn't even written yet).
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5113 on: April 30, 2012, 05:50:17 PM »
It's possible that I have outgrown all interest in video games, and that kind of bums me out.

Yeah I've outgrown them myself. I just don't care anymore about video games.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #5114 on: April 30, 2012, 07:38:18 PM »
I see folks on the forums with nifty little banners, and I'm just asking out of curiosity, what do you guys think is a good width/height for a signature banner?