There are too many people trying to hold each other back in this world. I want to use my own website to help spread the love and share with you my most awesomely talented friends!
Ian Blyth is an incredible photographer, Cosplayer and kitten tamer. I met him for the first time at only my second convention, I knew ONE person there and his group and himself welcomed me with absolute open arms, they are all wonderful people and we have friends ever since.
OK, the title of this video is slightly misleading because I DID enjoy it, but i have a lot of problems with this film that need to be address. Which could obviously only be done through a 16 minute rant edited down into 8 minutes and 30 seconds.
I hope you enjoy it, also what are your opinions on the movie?
I also apologise for the very quiet background, it rendered ALOT quieter for some reason and I was simply too tired to fix the problem.
A few weeks ago, we missed a week because Jonti was busy with university finals, so as a forfeit, you guys suggested we swap roles... Making Jonti (who has no interest in comics) review a comic and myself (who can make 'solitaire' crash) edit the video... This is the result...
This week myself AND Jonti take a look at a pile of first issues released this week, as well as a classic first issue: Civil War #1, Astronaughts In Trouble #1, Empty Zone #1 & The Fiction #1.
Hope you enjoy it guys :)
Today is finally the day!
Filmed well over a month ago but I wanted to wait for the most opportune moment to reveal this beautiful creation!
Alex has worked so hard for all this to happen. Never stopping, the perfectionist that she is has had many do-overs at times until what she was making was of a high and beautiful standard.
I have posted the beautiful video and photos in this blog so you can inspect all that she has done.
Also, a massive thank you to our best friend Louise for doing the make up, hopefully next time she will show her beautiful face. <3
Where to find Alex :
For this weeks ' A day in Level UP ' we do a geek quiz! Play along! How did you do?
I am absolutely terrible at sitting still for more than 2 minutes. Today is new comic book day. I should be busy dedicating my time to reading and reviewing comics, instead I have a mere 1 1/2 comics completed and here I am busying myself on my laptop as I have FINALLY started to get the hang of youtube.
Youtube is indeed a very messy website to get the hang of, especially if you have an account thats years old, with an email address you never use but a URL you sorely need, like myself!
However, messiness aside I finally cleaned up my main channel, the one you lovely people (hopefully) click on weekly. Not only that, but I also discovered how to make ADDITIONAL channels using the same email address. This is something I have wanted to do for a very very long time, as I have so many incredible and fun (but eclectic) hobbies and I want to document them all I didn't want my channel to get too messy and crazy and put people off my channel. so I made this.....
There isn't anything on there yet. Infact, I don't even know when I will be uploading anything, but that channel has actually been there since I accidentally made it when getting back on youtube last month and never knew how to flipping use it / delete it / clean it up. So I am so happy to finally have it all sorted, clean and pretty. It also makes me feel extra motivated and excited about all the projects I have lined up that I want to work on! YAY!
This isn't going to be something I go crazy with, but if you do want to subscribe to this channel too (and thank you if you do) CLICK HERE! <3
A little bit late this week but here we are! Due to Jonti running a very successful magic convention on Sunday, this video was postponed a little, but better late than never thats what I always say!
I still remember 5 years earlier, I was young, working in GAME and asking my boss what cosplay was and what rules there were for it. I am now an avid con-goer with a cosplay wardrobe larger than the unit that houses my ‘normal’ clothes.
Cosplay is creative, expressive, social and quite simply, fun! Even in my later years where I should already be quite mature and mentally developed I notice conventions making me feel happier, more imaginative and more at ease with who I am.
I recently went to film at a local convention ‘Mersey Comic Con’ for BAY TV. We were filming new and established cosplayers of all ages; all there for fun and I was in a world I feel I know inside and out. Later on in the day, I was sitting there and watching two of the cutest sisters Ive ever seen playing together next to their dad. One was wearing a belle dress from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and the other was wearing a Captain America uniform. This completely moved me as this amazing parent was allowing his children to express themselves in any way they wanted. This incredible, but subtle act of good parenting really shook me for some reason, it made me realize, there was something I knew absolutely nothing about in the cosplay world. We all know about the positive and negative effects on adults and ourselves within the cosplay community, but what does it do for the children that attend?
So I got a bunch of incredible cosplay families and asked them about it!
I also should feel, that in no way am I trying to say, good parents make their kids cosplay, bad parents don’t or vice versa! This is more of an article I wrote when researching how these particular families express their creativity and personalities via cosplay with their loved ones.
As I have often explained to anyone who will listen to me, I love days out. I adore being active and loathe sitting still. However one thing that constantly stands in my way is finance. Days out can add up, activities and venues can be expensive. When taking in the cost, the food, the entrance and any other additional features that may occur it’s easy to open your purse and find little left.
On this particular day (quite a while ago now actually) I visited the Birkenhead Priory. It wasn’t the first time I visited but I enjoyed it just as much as the first and I hope you enjoy it too!
OK, I have to be completely honest here. Even though I am on (local) TV, I have met awesome incredible people being at BAY TV and even got to meet Charlie-Frikkin-Adlard... this was by far the biggest perk of volunteering for the studio so far!
Meeting Charlie Adlard was incredible, but because I wasn't able to actually participate in anything to do with WOW fest, a lot of my time was simply standing around waiting to be needed.
Mersey comic con was full of guests, stalls and people. The only thing I would have liked to see more of was actual comic stalls, but hey, you cant win them all!
We received actual press passes too, which went STRAIGHT to my head, I walked around like a god, it also helped alot that owning a shop that caters to geeks like myself made me bump into a lot of my customers there, who all came to say hello and have a little chat because I have the best customers in the world. So yeah, my head couldn't fit through standard sized doors.
My footage is mostly bumping into people I know, promoting incredible independent trades man and artists and the occasional incredible guest, if you want to watch the full thing, keep an eye out on BAY TV for our latest episode which will be featuring the full thing!
Lucy writes this blog about all the hobbies and projects she will be running on this and other website!
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