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Life Update (Boring bullshit rantings of a guy who just got home from a concert and hasn’t gone to sleep yet)


Don’t know if I’m going to keep this blog very active in the near future, for now, life just seems to be getting in the way. But not in a bad way. At the start of the year, having had quite a few changes happen in a very short space of time over the Christmas Holidays, I set myself a few goals. Not all of them were life changing and most of them were more self indulgent than progressive steps into the realm of adulthood, but it always helps having goals to strive for.

Tip top of the list was to finally move out of my home, get a proper job and maybe even find myself in a relationship of some form of stability. I’m happy enough to have achieved two of the three so far, currently living in a close to city centre house within a 20 minute Luas ride from the office where I’ve got as steady a job as I could expect to have as a 22 year old recent college graduate (and far better than I thought I’d be doing at this stage in my life). Yes I’m still single and while there are pros and cons to both forms of relationship status, I’m happy enough to remain so for now. Life has thrown me quite the bundle of lemons and I’m still busy squeezing all the lemonade out of them that I  can.

The second half of that list, which I’ve added to as the year has progressed, started with two goals. Firstly, I wanted to watch the Dark Knight Rises in an IMAX theatre, and secondly, I wanted to see 3 particular act playing live, Rammstien, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Foo Fighters. After tonight, all four of these events can be officially crossed off that list and each one of them will be extremely memorable in their own right.

things that have crept their way onto the list over the last few months range from entering proper races to try and get back in shape (the first of which takes place this coming Saturday in the Phoenix Park), to dressing up like bane from TDKR (I had intended to attend the showing in costume but the mask i ordered didn’t arrive on time. however, with the upcoming DICE (Dublin International Comic Expo) event Bane shall eventually rise).

Long and short of it, I’m very grateful for A, having the opportunity to work where I do giving me the financial stability to afford the things I’ve gotten up to over the last 8 months, and B, for having the family and friends who either supported me in the decisions I’ve made such as moving out or come along for the ride as with the Dark Knight Rises trip and the Foo Fighters tonight.

And hey, there’s still another four months left in the year, who knows what’ll happen between now and then.

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I’m Back…. well, Almost


So I’m sitting here waiting for this bloody video to render so i can continue to edit it in anticipation of my final year thesis presentation this monday and I thought to myself, why not get back into the habit of blogging.

So just a brief hello again to anyone who bothers to read my random ramblings (that one’s for you John 😛 )and thank you to whoever it was who checked back in at least once a day (or, if that person happens to be persons then thank you all of you).

Also, slightly awesome note in my books, if you google “Dark Knight Rises Pre Production” my blog is the first link 😀 so thanks to google and whoever read that blog to get it up there ( I know that it’s just some random thing but I’m a huge fan of the last two films and cannot wait for this one so to have my name linked in anyway to it is awesome!)

Now, I know I’ve a lot to do once I finish my thesis presentation and subsequent Exhibition (25th -27th of this month in the Helix, DCU ) such as actual blogging, updating the 30 day challenge pages (I finished it on Facebook but have not had the time to update here), and fill you two in on my plans for the summer but for now, I shall just leave you with a hint as to what my next post will be all about (how will you ever guess):

Rises

{edit}: sorry, make that the next post after the next one. The next one is dedicated to my Thesis Exhibition coming up this week that you should totally go to cause it’ll be awesome :D!!!

Dark Knight Rises: Pre-Production Preview


The Dark Knight is currently the highest grossing comic book film of all time and is also in the top ten highest grossing films having raked in just over 1 billion dollars world wide since it’s release(before Avitar came out it was fourth in the list having since fallen to seventh with the release of Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland last year).  It has won two Oscars and countless other Awards (well not countless but I couldn’t be bother counting them all). It is personally ranked highly in my 5 favourite films of all time. So the question is, what now? The pressure is on and Nolan has just over a year to to produce what will most definately be the most anticipated sequel of 2012, if not the decade.

So what do we know so far? Well first of all, Two-face is dead. Aaron Eckhart confirmed this shortly after the release of the Dark Knight. Apparently we were meant to see more of the Joker but with the passing of Heath Ledger, his character has also been ruled out of any further appearances. Nolan has stated that the Riddler and Mr Freeze will not be villains in the film and he also stated that he felt that the Penguin is to difficult a character to portray so we can rule him out. As for the teen side kick, Nolan has stated that as long as he is at the helm of the Batman film series, Robin will not be making an appearance in his films. Read the rest of this entry