All Geek To Me

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WEDNESDAY WHIMSY

By @hmsbeefnuts

Hello Wednesday Fans, and welcome to another hastily put together blog about some geeky stuff that I did, or have thought about doing, in the last week. I have not had a great deal of time in recent weeks. Work has been pretty non stop, and I have had to go on a Paediatric First Aid Course two Saturdays in a row. Needless to say, no matter how essential First Aid is, doing it on your only day off fucking sucks, especially since Saturday is usually the day I get out to the cinema. However, I did manage a few cool things this week.

 

Friday night a friend (hey Lucy), and I caught Chernobyl Diaries after a bite to eat. I have to say we both enjoyed it quite a bit, for what it was. I imagine that a sequel will be on the way in the not too distant future, something I’m not averse to. It was cool to see the town that starred in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the big screen, and the film had an interesting premise.  It wasn’t a DVD or Blu-ray purchase, but it was enjoyable for the running time.

 Saturday I had a day of First Aid ahead of me, although by 3pm we had all passed the course. Straight home to put on Spider-Man on blu-ray, a great transfer which looked beautiful. Whilst watching the film, I began to feel the need to swing around New York City, very much in the style of a radioactive spider bitten teenager. As soon as the film finished I was back out, to my nearest Gamestation and had purchased the new Amazing Spider-Man game and 4,200 Microsoft points, because, Dawngaurd. Obviously must have been possessed by some sort of spending spirit, because I didn’t stop there. On to a cheap little book shop where I picked up Alan Partridge’s Auto biography, and three pocket sized graphic novels, two Fantastic Four Stan Lee and Jack Kirby classics, and a Spider-Man one. But I wasn’t done yet. I walked to WHSmiths, luckily only a few hundred yards away, in order to check out their graphic novel selection. Five minutes later, I was back at the car with two huge graphic novels, Wolverine and The Avengers. As I sat in the car looking over my rash group of purchases, I didn’t feel buyers remorse, but slight apprehension. I didn’t really need to add anything else to my reading queue, which is already getting very very long indeed.

 

I have to say I am enjoying The Amazing Spider-Man very much. It isn’t by any stretch of the imagination a great game, certainly not essential, but is a whole lot of fun. I can’t wait for the movie now, even though, early reports suggest that it may be more in-line with Spider-Man 3, rather than the excellent Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2. I’ve written about the dark nature of the trailers and the whole feel of the production, seemed to me like something might be off, but I’m not going to prejudge something. I hope it will be good. I am yet to play Dawnguard, but it is downloaded, ready to go, as soon as I get some serious time off.

 

I am still no further into A Storm of Swords, and I’m not sure why, I love A Song of Ice and Fire, but maybe I’m just not in the mood for it right now. I have however, been reading books on ‘real life’ monster hunting. I devoured Nick Redfern’s There’s Something In The Woods, and am currently stalking my way through Linda S. Godfrey’s Hunting The American Werewolf. Many rational people seem to be seeing something in the woods and rural areas of America, and I find it fascinating.

 

Finally, just another reminder that this month here at All Geek To Me, we are extremely excited for The Dark Knight Rises, as I’m sure you all are too. As such, starting ummm, yesterday I believe, Geeky Gem and I are going Batman and Knights in general crazy, with a little event (ha check out the hyperbole!) called Summer Knights. Batman is just about our favourite person around these parts, and so what better way to see him off on his last Nolanverse adventure, than to write lots and lots of articles all about him? Of course, as Batman is the Dark Knight, we thought we would extend the event (there’s that word again!) to include knights in general. Geeky Gem and I hope you will stick around for these articles/blogs etc. and hope you enjoy reading as much as we enjoyed writing them. Anyway, so much for this weeks less whimsical Wednesday Whimsy, I’ll catch you next week for some more, just have to think of something to write first.

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