Thursday, December 8, 2016

My family

When I'm back home, especially January and the rest of winter, in the cold, this will be one of the moments I will think about.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Disney Christmas Village

Here's the rest of the Disney section (I posted Fort Wilderness earlier). Same disclaimer as before about scale etc. Plus, parks and resorts are not in their regular spots (on the plus side, it means the monorail serves all four parks). There’s no such things as scale because they were never meant to be together: the Contemporary is ten times the size of the Castle. But! If you can put that aside, we can have some Christmas fun. Wanna come?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Christmas Village!

My whole Christmas Village is up; I'm working on getting photos for all of it done. Meanwhile, I'm very happy with how the Fort Wilderness section came out. (Although I've got expansion plans already for it if I can figure out how to get a bigger table into that space.)

Here's a slideshow of the whole section. Click on an image to go to its page where you can see it larger:

Friday, November 4, 2016

This is one clever company.

I'm sure someone griped at their firm, but if I was working in a pressure time, this would be something to pick up my mood.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A true sequel to Aliens?

I love that movie; someone pointed it out to me as a great study in women's aggression and volatility compared to men's.

By the way, I fell in love with Michael Biehn here; of course, I had a start from Terminator but Biehn's Hicks really got to me. I would follow Michael Biehn off a cliff like a lemming.

If you've seen Aliens 3, you know they kill off Hicks and Newt (plus Bishop) immediately and then killed off Ripley, I refused to see it. I have seen 4 to see how Ripley was back. I hear it's better than 3, but I agree it's not equal to 2.

Then word spread everywhere that fans and her own wishes led Sigourney Weaver and a director to say they wanted to make a fifth movie, one that somehow circumvented 3 and 4 to give a true sequel to Aliens. Including Hicks and Newt alive with the girl now being around 27.

I would be all over that! I don't know how you do it, but do it!! Word is Weaver wants this to be Ripley's ending -- hopefully NOT killing her off IMO -- and rumor has it that Newt would take over the franchise for her second mother.

Concept art is on the web with Ripley and Hicks first, then a grown Newt:

Biehn says he thinks the grown Newt looks like Jennifer Lawrence; I think she looks like a take off of Weaver herself. Don't get me wrong; I love Lawrence and would be thrilled if she came into the franchise.

The problem is Weaver is tied up with the Avatar movies, so people think the new Aliens won't get made. Biehn disagrees and the film does have James Cameron's praise and backing. That helps.

My fingers are crossed!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Getting my geek on

The men who made these did a phenomenal job. I had to get a picture. I love how great they look!

But I do notice how much weight I've gained back which makes me sick.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bad translation video

Someone sent me this link awhile back of a woman who takes song lyrics, puts them through several languages on Google translator, and then back into English. I checked it out half-heartedly; oh, I'm so glad I did.

But hype can ruin things, so maybe you'll enjoy this too:

Bad Translation: Let it Go