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Born this way, baby!

FINALLY came the day yesterday (couldn’t focus to blog there), when I could at long long long last hold Lady Gagas new album in my hands, and much better yet, actually listen to the whole thing 🙂

I must however admit, I was a little worried, I did not read any reviews about the album beforehand, simply because I wanted to be surprised. What worried me was that this is pretty much her second album (The Fame Monster is more like 1.5), and a follow up to the first fantastic album did set the bar pretty high, and although Gaga is amazing, its usually harder the second time around.

So how was it? Were my expectations met? Has she done it again?

There is no longer ANY bit of doubt left in my mind and heart, Gaga is here to stay! This album… Its fuckin’ amazing! Lady Gaga is without equal on the musical stage. Every single track on the album (and she treated us to 17 + a bonus disc with 6 remixes) simply makes me move and its hard to resist dancing along.

So which number is my favorite? Well kinda hard to say as I really love them all, but I admit that “Marry The Night”, “Hair” and “The Edge Of Glory” really gets to me 😉

And the girl herself is so generous with her fans, yesterday she spent 5 hours in the Best Buy of Times Square, signing autographs and posing for photos with fans along the release of the album, apparently she also felt so bad about the long wait she even made sure that the fans were not hungry and all got sandwiches from Subway.

Had it not been such a trouble visiting USA (compared to other countries were you just book a flight usually), that is something that would have made me pretty much drop anything so I could be there and met her.  Seeing the rest of New York had been secondary to being in this queue and meeting her.

“‎Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!”
— Lady Gaga

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May the 17th. International Day against Homophobia…

A great day for equal rights for homosexual people, and all that support them, and I’ll add to this that I 100% support their struggle to have the same rights as straight people. As long as theres descrimination against them, the fight for rights should continue, and for just as long I’ll support it 100%

Ohh yeah in conjuration with this day I guess, Lady Gaga released a new single from the new album “Born This Way” called “Hair”. I personally hav’nt had a chance to listen to it, but I’m looking forward to it 🙂 That and the entire album.

And with Lady Gaga being mentioned with a new single I should probably mention that shes been an editor on todays version of Metroexpress from the London Headquarters, which is cordinated again with International Day Against Homophobia, so they had a lot of feature on her viewpoint on sexuality and the world situation for homosexual people. It was a very interesting read truely.

Also for people that wonder, YES I Love Lady Gaga, she’s simply amazing, wonderful and magical, since I first heard “Pokerface” shes been a great icon for me and I’ve followed her pretty well. Sadly I still have to see her live, but i hope the “Born This Way” worldtour will change that 🙂

Not really sure if this qualifies as news itself, but I just need to babble at least so somethings might be, some might not be.

UH UH UH first of… Manchester United won the Premier League just today ^^ Fantastic, after all their my team, now we just need to bring home the trophy from Wembley on the 28th. Thank you a lot.

Secondly, there was a new guest annouced for London Film & Comic Con (LFCC) just a few days ago. It started Wednesday with the announcement that an announcement was coming Thursday. The guest was described as “amazing” and “fantastic guest announcement for all you Sci-Fi fans” plus it was a first time signer.

It was revealed to be Karen Gillan… Now if you like me went “Who?” Then either you are right or confused. Apparently she is the current female lead in “Doctor Who”. I’m not a fan of the series, as I have never seen it. But I am very happy for the Who fans out there thats going to met her, as apparently a lot really were interested. And kudos to Showmasters for booking her, its really well done.


However, this is the part were I get a bit annoyed. The guest was described as amazing and fantastic, plus a treat for all Sci-Fi fans. Now those words i usually think of when its someone really big and possibly major actor. Something in the league of Christopher Lloyd thats attending the con. He alone is a legend for his portrayal as “Doc Brown” in “Back To The Future”, and he holds a résume that allows those words. Karen Gillian pretty much has 28 episodes of “Doctor Who” and a few episodes of a few different series, according to IMDb. Thats not what i consider amazing and fantastic, and not a something for all Sci-Fi fans.

Again, don’t get me wrong, I am very happy for all the “Doctor Who” fans out there. They are very very lucky. All I am implying is that the pre-announcment should have been handled differently or not made at all. It made a lot of people think it was something a lot larger than somebody with such a short career. Somebody closer to “legend” status.

Now grumpy hat of.

Re-read “The Bro Code” the other day… Ohh how this book is simply fantastic (BTW: Girls its fictional, it doesn’t exist), such a book to live by and hold in higher regard than any religious/fictional work. The follow ups “Bro On The Go” and “The Playbook” are just as awesome, and I hold them dearest of all my books.

So whats this week?

Even though the week is still young, quite a few things have happened already:

First of my boss; the one in Gamestop; got a transfer to another store in his hometown. That means he doesn’t have to spend an hour each way each day for work, which is pretty neat. Sadly it also means that I wont see him very often anymore, as he is actually an awesome guy (Yes a store manager at Gamestop even can actually be awesome and be considered a friend, this isn’t America). But it also means that the manager position at our store had to be filled. This was given to none other than my best friend, which he have wanted for quite some time now, so big celebration is indeed in order 🙂

This also means we can go onwards with our plans of finding an apartment we can share, which is great. I am looking very much forward to that myself, and I’m sure he is to.

Secondly we had to turn in our project at school, our exam projects in media class. I had the fortune to be in a group with my brother and a girl called Kris, both of them are unlike many in the class pretty dependable and focused when we have important stuff ahead of us. For our project we choose to do a remake of the classic Charlie Chaplin “A Beautiful Sunday Morning”. Funny thing was our project began on Chaplins 138th birthday I think it was.

Our remake is not meant to be exactly the same, but have the overall idea of the first, in a more modern setting, with some of the classic tidbits here and there. Also we kept the music the same, and we filmed it in black & white and made it a silent film too. Overall, it received some pretty good feedback, and we will have to see how we fare if this turns out to be and exam class.

In the role of the angry boss is my brother, behind the camera Kris and in the role that Chaplin played, I star. 🙂

Link to the original first of, and then to our remake:

Let me know what you think ^^

Also, I’ve finally pulled myself together to start sorting out all my Pokémon cards, which is great… But dang it theres a good bunch. So far I’ve reached sorted out Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and currently working on Sinnoh. Trainers and energy cards were sorted out too. Once I’m done it will be good, the folders are going to be a blessing for my order. All i need now is to finish Sinnoh and Unova plus find some way to sort out all the coins, battlemats and stuff. Probably have to buy yet another folder for those. Just as a quick note, the Pokémons themselves I am sorting by their regional numbering ie. Bulbasaur 001, Ivysaur 002…

It helped a lot that I was watching quite a few episodes of the Indigo League/First Season of Pokémon while I was sorting. I’m only 14 episodes short of completing it now, and then moving on to the next season.

A good weekend

Indeed a great weekend;

Saturday we had 25% of everything (except consoles and games for them) at the Toy Store (BR-Toys), and of course i was at work for that, for thoose things usually turn out to be fun. Loads of customers and tons of toys going out of the store in a very short amount of time. Its great fun. And of course it was this weekend too. The 25% could be added to the employe discount I get in our chain too, so there were tons of savings for my nephew and niece who had to spend their birthday money.

I myself got 3 Pokémon dekcs that were marked down from 130 DKR to 50 DKR and then following the 25% discount. Couldn’t complain at all.

After work i took the train to go visit a mate that lives in a different town which was tons of fun. He had some old Playstations laying around that I got to take of his hands, and while we looked for thoose we found a grappeling hook. Ooh boy, wih him living a little out of town there were plenty of good trees. Now that was fun, and though the trees had some nasty hooks we didn’t get injured ( I know your disappointed).

Last but not least Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-1 and only needs 1 more point in the Premier League to win. GLORY GLORY!!!

Time passing by

So a little while has passed again since the last post, but none the less I am around…

So what has happened since last I wrote? Well actually quite a few things have been around. You have to have been living under a rock if you have not heard that Osama Bin Laden has been killed in an action by the US Navy Seals. Apparently he had been hiding near the Pakistani capital for some time, and for odd enough reasons it took some time for people to notice.

So finally the caught the man behind 9/11. So what does this mean really? In reality not much, it is as have been said, a symbolic victory, but nothing more. There are many minds still behind the al-Quada organization that will carry on its terror operations. But at least this puts some closure to the hearts and minds of the folks that suffered through 9-11-2001, and it was widely celebrated that they finally got the bastard.
So is it alright to celebrate someone died? That is actually something people have been asking. Had it been any other person alive (expect Kim Jong-Il) I would say it was wrong. But Osama Bin Laden, a man that has the blood of thousands on his hands, and didn’t even have the decency to consider himself a terrorist, in fact he considered himself a holy warrior on Jihad. I say that his death calls for celebration, much celebration in fact! He was not a man, but merely a beast, a beast that didn’t deserve the dignity of a single gunshot to the head, nor the funeral he had in accordance with muslim traditions. I however applaud the US for showing their humanity when their enemy never would have done the same.

We are however gonna need a new Hide’n’Seek champion now

So in more lighthearted news.

The details of the Star Wars Blu-Rays have been announced at long last, actually they were about 3 days ago May the 4th (Official Star Wars Day). Around 15.00 GMT +1 the starwars.com crashed because of the fan interest in this as not much of anything was revealed up to the event, except a countdown and the line: “On May the fourth, all will be revealed”

So heres the rundown of the Blu-Rays

Special Features:

STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY is presented in widescreen with 6.1 DTS Surround Sound. Special features include:

DISC ONE — STAR WARS: EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE

  • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires
  • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


DISC TWO — STAR WARS: EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES

  • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow
  • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


DISC THREE — STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

  • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Rob Coleman, John Knoll and Roger Guyett
  • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


DISC FOUR — STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE

  • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
  • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


DISC FIVE — STAR WARS: EPISODE V THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

  • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
  • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


DISC SIX — STAR WARS: EPISODE VI RETURN OF THE JEDI

  • Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
  • Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


DISC SEVEN — NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES I-III

  • Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; a flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives and more


DISC EIGHT — NEW! STAR WARS ARCHIVES: EPISODES IV-VI

  • Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more


DISC NINE — THE STAR WARS DOCUMENTARIES

  • NEW! Star Warriors (2007, Color, Apx. 84 Minutes) — Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures…these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world.
  • NEW! A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Color, Apx. 25 Minutes) — George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie. The masters discuss and reminisce about one of the most beloved films of all time.
  • NEW! Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Color, Apx. 91 Minutes) — The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother and more — and don’t miss “Weird Al” Yankovic’s one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace!
  • The Making of Star Wars (1977, Color, Apx. 49 Minutes) — Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.
  • The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) — Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!
  • Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) — Go behind the scenes — and into the costumes — as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted and narrated by Carrie Fisher and Billie Dee Williams.
  • Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Color, Apx. 26 Minutes) — See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update.
  • Star Wars Tech (2007, Color, Apx. 46 Minutes) — Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering and astronomy to examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.

Personally I am looking much much forward to this set, and I’ve already reserved a weekend to sit down and run through all the disks.

There is also going to be sets with just the prequels and the original trilogy available for anyone that doesn’t like the complete saga. Which is fine, I’m just fed up with their bullcrap about how the prequels ruined Star Wars. Get over yourselves, as much as i love it and breath it every day, it is just a bunch of movies. If you don’t like it… Walk away.

Theres a bunch of other things, but I think I will save those for some posts later this weekend ^^

Damn, havn’t posted for quite some time now… And i believe i promised to write more often in the last blog, so what are my excuses that you; dear reader don’t really care for in the long run ^^

Finishing stuff for school, mostly exam papers, and else I’ve been working in the toy store. And its entirely possible I’ve been lazy too.

So whats up with my life and everything in it?

Well its summer, I absolutly LOVE IT! Although I love winter too (at least when theres snow), there’s something about the light, the warm sun, the mild wind and the heat. Now you may say that its technically still spring. Well Denmark doesn’t really have spring, we get two weeks where the weather is deciding if it should be sunny, rainy or just plain cold. After that, we jump straight to summer. But back on topic; summer is awesome, wouldn’t mind it to last longer, but then i couldn’t have snowy winter. But summer has the added bonus of hot girls wearing less clothing, which is always a huge bonus (Hey I’m a guy, we can’t help look if you walk by and look terribly good, take it as a compliment)

Furthermore I brought a PSP, more specificly a PSP 2004 model. We had a pretty good looking one laying around in the Gamestop were I also work, and with a few pretty good titles on shelves, plus some interesting titles over the years, I finally convinced myself to buy one. As for games, i brought “God Of War: Chains of Olympus” (which alone almost made me buy a PSP when the game came out), “Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection” and “The 3rd Birthday”. The later apparently being a game in a series called “Parasite Eve”, but the cover plus trailers looked awesome.

Now I dont consider myself a Nintendo fanboy, I do enjoy their machines and the DS in particular. So obviously I will be drawing some parallels between it and the PSP. First of I admit, the PSP has way way superior graphics compared to the DS, not the 3DS which I don’t own, and wont for a long time. The DS uses mostly cartony graphics which doesn’t require as much as realistic graphics and can be used by older slower machines, and it works great. But never looks as good as the realistic. It doesn’t have touch which i think is fine, I like touch, but I’m glad i dont have to remove fingerprints from my PSP, like i do on my iPhone and occasionally my DS’s. It has a HUUGE screen which is lovely.

Generally I like it, and it offers some more brutal games that my DS does not (mostly they are used for Pokémon). And its one more portable consol to bring outside when people say I shouldn’t sit inside playing games when the suns nice and stuff. What however does bug me, is you need to buy a memory stick to save games. Now I didn’t really know this before hand, and its kinda sucky that Sony didn’t install just a small cache of memory to save a few games on. Like 512 MB or so, thats where the DS wins big time. Saving on the game itself, smart as hell really.

In other news… Well Black & White Theme Decks arrived in the toystore (Pokémon), so i had to get myself the Green Tornado deck. But I’ll probably add the two others too in a short time. Love the new cards, their looking pretty cool. Theres some new rules to the game itself i have to learn, but overall it looks good 🙂

This is the sendaway in true nerdfighter style

DFTBA