Thursday, 16 October 2014

Animal Magnetism

The fourth video I wrote for Bad Teeth was a guide to being a Babe Magnet. It was surprisingly easy to find bad videos of people claiming to have all the answers, whilst looking like idiots. Not including the 'Once I Was A Babe Magnet' singer obviously.



Rory Barker presented this one. It's still a little different to what I wrote, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I'm going to post some script snippets that didn't quite make the cut for each of the videos.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A Man Told Me To Beware Of 33

A man told me to beware of 33.
He said, "It was not an easy time for me"
But I'll get through
even though I've got no miracles to show you



Today is my thirty-third birthday. So far, it's been alright.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Unboxed

Here is the third of the Bad Teeth videos that I wrote. Unboxing is a similar phenomenon to Hauls and one I was equally ignorant of before I was asked to write about it. Individuals film themselves opening boxes of recent purchases.

I enjoyed writing this and selecting clips to include in it. Elements that didn't make the final cut include references to Pandora's box, McDonald's Happy Meals and from the late Jar Jar.



To date over 11,000 people have watched it. One commented to describe it as "asinine commentary over other people's videos than adding a poorly contrived sketch at the end", while another said "I really didn't see a point in this video, the only part I liked was dropping the phone, sorry :/", but on the plus side it made somebody else "LMAO".

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Following the award ceremonies held by the High Sheriff of London and the Chief Constable of Herefordshire, we were more than a little surprised to be invited to do it all again.

We were nominated for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Police Public Bravery Awards 2014 and were both presented with certificates and silver medals. We are pictured here with Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde on the left, Assistant Chief Constable Michelle Dunne and Chief Constable Andy Bliss on the right. For some reason, we both look a little like we were being held at gunpoint.


For the record, we weren't.


We're pretty sure that's the end of it, but then we probably said that after the trial, after the first award ceremony, after the second...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Please Release Me: Yet More Star Trek

More Star Trek material as-yet-unreleased on DVD. This time trailers for the final season of Star Trek: Voyager:

Captain Janeway



Tom Paris



Tuvok



Seven of Nine



Who knows what Chakotay, Torres, Neelix, Kim and the Doctor (no relation) did wrong?

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Haulage

The second thing I wrote for Bad Teeth was a guide to Hauls. For those that are unaware of them, which definitely included me when I got the brief, Hauls are videos filmed after shopping trips in which the overprivileged show off outfits they've just bought. Yep.

I was very proud of my script. If you like the video, then great, but this is not my script. It's a strange experience watching something you've written. Knowing what comes next, but still wondering how it has been interpreted. Watching this was an even stranger experience. I barely recognised it.



Monday, 8 September 2014

Just One Job

What seems like aeons ago, I wrote a script for a comic for inclusion in The Psychedelic Journal Of Time Travel. I had no idea it was even out yet, but it is available for purchase here.

My strip is called Assassin and features some truly fantastic artwork from Paul Ridgon.

Not only is it already out, but it's also been reviewed as well. Judge Tutor Semple describes it brilliantly as "An assassin, who is sent through time for one job. Just one job.", so I won't try to do better than that.

He goes on to say of Assassin that it's "A very well put together story with a marvellous twist, the plot addresses the Grandfather Paradox. Again the art is simple and clean and leads the reader through the tale well."

Which is nice.