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Alden Bates
Date: 2016-08-28 10:11
Subject: Wait
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What happened to my friends page? Clearly I have been away from LJ too long and they have changed things.

Look, I'm a big subscriber to the idea that if a thing works already, why would you change it?
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Alden Bates
Date: 2015-08-31 22:53
Subject: I've been playing Fallout 3 a bunch recently
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I'm playing it as an evil character because I already did a good playthrough.

Reminds me of someone...
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Alden Bates
Date: 2014-12-20 12:14
Subject: A long-forgotten Christmas story
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I remember seeing this on TV when I was young. A wee tale about a young girl who helps monsters defeat a wicked witch which manages to be both charming and surreal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIL3pyxhIV8 (apparently embedding video is broken or something)

The bit I vividly remembered was the monster which ate pictures of flowers (and not actual flowers, because that would make sense).
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Alden Bates
Date: 2014-07-30 18:24
Subject: I'm just going to leave a link to this Doctor Who fan video here.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2013-12-10 21:20
Subject: BMOG
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Just in case anyone's interested in this sorta stuff, there's a Kickstarter some people I know have set up for a toyline they're working on:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1822390380/bmog-bio-mechanical-ordnance-gestalts-ursenal-vs-m

The concept is to make a bunch of weapons that work as accessories for other toylines, like, say, Transformers (they use 5mm posts, which a lot of toylines use). The weapons can also be assembled into animals, so the two toys they're working on putting out are a manta ray that turns into an axe and gun, and a bear made up almost entirely of guns.

The Kickstarter's only got three days to go, but I'm hoping it'll reach its target, cause it looks fun.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2013-11-13 19:46
Subject: Worst Ad award
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The ASB advertisements with Brian Blessed won the Fair Go Worst Ad of the Year award.

What?! How can that be?! It's BRIAN BLESSED!

I can only assume the people of this country are all mad. Though to be fair there were pointers in that direction already.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2013-03-16 22:58
Subject: Plagiarism news now!
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Apparently one of the comic strips in a Pat Troughton era Doctor Who annual was almost totally stolen from an earlier comic. Wow, that's an impressive piece of thievery. I wonder whodunnit...
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Alden Bates
Date: 2013-02-16 09:57
Subject: Who is this Brian Blessed fellow?!
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Apparently ASB Bank have replaced semi-controversial Goldstien in their advertising with BRIAN BLESSED. This is one mighty step up as far as I'm concerned. wait oh god who gave him a megaphone you fools!!

Here's one of their adverts featuring him:


And here's another one:


Normally I can't stand adverts, but seriously, BRIAN BLESSED.

Can we keep him? :D
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-12-04 17:36
Subject: Prime playing the Christmas Special on boxing day
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Prime is playing the Doctor Who Christmas special on Boxing day, a mere 13 hours after it screens in the UK. That's pretty cool-I bet they'll get a boost in ratings.
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Alden Bates
Date: 2012-11-10 13:17
Subject: Have suddenly discovered Honest Trailers on YouTube
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Transformers:


So accurate! I hope they do the other Transformers movies.
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