Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The end of November

It's the day we (all 4 of us) have been waiting for. The end of No-Shave November. We all gathered around my house today and compared beards for the final time, who had the finest... I'll let you decide!

Here is my side shot, clearly winning the best side-burn thing going.

Mark here, looking a bit wispy, not quite as 'manly'

Laurie boasting a rather blonde beard, difficult to see mainly due to Mark's terrible photography; the focus is all off!

Once again, poor focus here, but clearly this is Dan sporting a more of a 'gentleman's goatee'

We all went up for a shave moments after these pictures were taken. After a lot of moaning at each others shaving style and interesting insights as to each others shaving products (Laurie uses shampoo as shaving gel while this was Dan's first time with water... ever.) We emerged 10 minutes later leaving the sink looking a little like this: Look away now if you are easily 'grossed out!'

Oh yes. That's disgusting. But sometimes a sacrifice must be made for the greater good and this I what I look like now:

I look and feel 10 years younger now, as we all agree. So nice to have a smooth face once again, reminds me of better times where I wasn't mocked at school.

On a side note: Happy Birthday Jamie! It's his 17th today and I hope he had a great day! Advent starts tomorrow so bring on the mince pies and advocarr; cus the Christmas season starts here!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Getting cold out there

Woke up absolutely freezing and generally felt like crap this morning and I just wanted to go back to bed, fortunately Winter's kiss bitterly awoke my mindset  as soon as I walked out the door and haunted me for the rest of the day. Finally finished my english coursework, all printed and looking lovely, after spending ages on it I must say, I am quite proud.

Ah yes, the final days of beard. The Fuzzdate, is soon comming to a close. The participents of 'No-Shave November' will arrive at my house tommorow evening for a communial shave as a final farewell to our furry friends. I will post some pictures of that later however, until then: early night! Have a good evening- hope it snows!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Oh my weekend

What a helter skelter few days. Went to that media camp i mentioned and I must say it was very good. Did a bit of filming, played a few games of uno and had bacon butties... in a log cabin type thing! It was pretty relaxing. Also managed to get a bunch of people to watch Evil Dead 2, apparently they liked it although they thought it was a bit silly. Only bad part: The temperature, we spent 40 minutes washing up in the dark at sub-zero degrees and Naomi refused to give up on a particularly stubborn rice pot so we were there for so long that our tea towels froze... that's cold! This morning I went on a 5K Santa fun-run, despite the fact I haven't done any exercise for 5 months I did pretty well, got a little medal and everything.

AHH... the flash! It burns! Considering we didn't edit this at all, this is pretty speical.

Here is the real thing, man I look rough, gotta face Monday like this tommorow? Might get snow : )

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Gotta go!

Good morning, this is a blog first i must admit, going away to camp in a bout 30 minutes and the camera batteries just died, sorry!

Gotta make your (hopefully) daily blog journey so here is a funny song a bout PC maintinence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpCJzdWxEbQ

Friday, 26 November 2010


TGIF, I am off to a media camp with my scout/explorer group tomorrow, so I am looking forward to that; may have to do an early blog in the morning so I don't miss a day.

Ahhh... portrait this time, high tech. I have not dyed mt hair red, I just stood under some light and it came off looking pretty epic.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

A good day

Despite the lack of snow, today was a good day, got a nice A for a history essay I cannot remember doing and our film script was given the 'okay' by our teacher; although he told us to cut some of the cheese out of it. We have and the script is better for it. In addition I have a new PC lounge position, still needs to be perfected however as although it is much better for my back, I have no mouse or keyboard support as things are now.

5 More days and it will all be gone, noticed some hairs are starting to go a bit grey, says something about how old it is now. Can't wait to shave this thing off, my chin will be so much lighter!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow... Please!

Hoping for snow tomorrow as we may get the day off school which would be great for me and loads of other people; time will tell though. Steam has got me covered for Christmas presents this year thanks to its awesome sales goin' on right about now, need to pick up super meat boy while its still cheap. Found the Easter egg the other day, its worth hunting down and it actually really easy to find if you look in the right place, you will know when you see it, it looks like an egg.

Another scary picture tonight as Louis is out at a public speaking competition, I'll update you when I found out the results, until then you get this uncomfortable picture of me, had to go and charge the batteries for this picture, damn things are nearly 3 years old and are starting to give up the goat, may go out and buy some new ones soon...

Have a good evening peeps, have a good Thursday, if you have time check out this short film I found a while ago, not many views so let's support it!


Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Finally I got my hands on Poker night at the inventory, a great poker sim with all my favorite characters, now I have learnt all of the rules for poker and if I was to play anyone at poker I would beat them at poker. Poker. Very tired, and you can tell I played a lot of that game.

Me and Mark finished a rough script for our film coursework, tried to make it blunt with some mild humour sprinkled into it so we hope you will enjoy. Hopefully it will be quick and easy to film as well but only time will tell.

Mark wanted everyone to come over next Tuesday so we can all shave together, I'll try to get full picture coverage for your reading pleasure, until then, have a good hump day (Wednesday) find something you enjoy doing and do it!

Monday, 22 November 2010

All in all, your just another brick in the wall

Watched Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' this evening, what a trip that is. One big metaphorical mess, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Tried some of the Marks and Spencers cheap-O espress-O, unfortunately, it's not that great but it will do when I have a craving for java.

Suddenly, everyone at school is starting to notice the fuzz, must have blossomed over the weekend, but not into a butterfly, into a really hairy moth... that's disgusting, sorry for that analogy! 

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Why can't weekends last longer?

Full day Monday tomorrow, not looking forward to that in the slightest, spent most of the day playing games and feeling unproductive, which sucks. Did watch an Andrew Marr documentary on JFK which was pretty good, apart from that, nothing noteworthy happened today; which gets a colon, left parenthesis from me :(

Here is the beard again, in case your not sick of it but if your an avid blog fan then I guess your not. Enjoy it while you can though! It will be gone in 9 days, I'll do a large and picturesque blog then for your reading entertainment. Until then however, brave the Monday weather and mood and have a ball!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Feeling a bit retro

Was at the furniture project today, fixed up a laser disc player which is essentially a DVD player that plays vinyl sized CDs, give it a google and you may have a laugh. Also bought a copy of Clerks on VHS today, still wrapped! pretty chuffed with that, and for only 10p! Rare copy of a cult classic!

Although I am wearing the same shirt, I ensure you it is a brand new picture. 10 more days! Have a good day of rest, aka Sunday, do something that scares you!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Near midnight snack

Nothing felt finer this evening than when I walked upstairs with my hot chocolate and a sausage, represents both food groups, the savory and the sweet in one Delicious meal. Also had a pretty epic game of L4D2, Louis got pretty miffed as we (Mark and I) absolutely trounced the opposition but it was very awesome. I don't know why, but I recently got back into Sonic... the old and good stuff at least and I'm lovin' every minute!

We watched City of God this afternoon as it was film Friday (Mark's choice), beast of a movie, really good stuff. Well developed characters mixed with expert cinematography and some memorable scenes. Mark didn't think that it was tense enough though, which I think is absolute bullspit, but I want to hear what you think! Leave a comment if you agree with either of our opinions.

That picture took 12 minutes to upload after my PC repeatedly crashed, I hope you people appreciate the effort I go through to bring you thee lovely images. I jest, of course, but i am going back to my volunteer job tomorrow, I'll have to explain this monstrosity to my fellow volunteers.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Need to catch some Z's

Just a short blog tonight, did you like the video yesterday? I hope you did. Mark and I are starting to plan our film coursework production, basically a short film which is graded, unfortunately we have two possible ideas but cannot choose; we'll see how that pans out. Just had a glass of warm milk so I am winding down for bed, oh how I long for the duvet's sweet embrace.

Oh that cheeky grin of mine, who can resist? Everyone apparently... Doesn't hurt to smile though, especially as its Friday tomorrow, better get a Crunchie then, might actually have a Friday taste this time.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

That hit the spot

I only just remembered how good hot chocolates are... my God they are awesome, I personally like to put a bit of chocolate ice cream on top of mine for added flavor. On an unrelated note, I watch the Hitchcock thriller Psycho today, pretty epic in that traditional, old-classic way, 50 years later and I still didn't know the twist and it still kept me on the edge of my seat; awesome stuff.

Oh yes, starting to look a bit hairy now, resisting the urge to get rid of it all is starting to grow. Must resist for the cash prize.

Oh yes! Found this little gem on youtube, watch til the end with sound!


Hope you like it and I hope your having a good week!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Wasp infestation!

Because me and Louis essentially live in the attic part of our house, it is common to expect the odd spider, ladybug... blistering cold in the morning. But it is only recently the wasps have made a return, causing tyranny every time we want a tea or coffee. Fortunately we have come up with the genius plan of trapping them under plastic cups until the just peeter out, that is until someone knocks a cup over and all hell breaks loose again.

I did a presentation of 'use of sound in film' today, I chose Eraserhead, a film my teacher had never seen before and possibly came out scarred for life... just like me and Mark were after watching that nightmare!

Mmm, I do love that thermal shirt, keeps me very warm in the cold mornings, the beard helps a little bit to, which is why i have developed an interest in the latest from awesome fashion: the beard head! Google it, and be amazed!

Monday, 15 November 2010

3 new videos for you

Mark has put up a couple of new vids on the latest news pages, if you have some spare time, give them a watch as they are pretty epic in their own ways, the zombie draft will get an upgrade later however; the epicness will be too much to handle! There is also apparently an Easter egg somewhere on the website, kudos for whoever finds it as it is a real pain in the ass for me to find since Mark embedded it into the site, so you can't repeatedly hit tab in an attempt to find it, if you do locate the devious thing, leave its location in the comment section!

Dan bought me a Crunchie today, possibly the greatest chocolate bar known to man, except it had the phrase 'Get that Friday feeling with Crunchie' written on the side... tasted like earwax this monday afternoon after reading that.

No new developments in the fuzzdate, I'm acctually smiling in these pictures now which make me seem much more awesome. Thanks for reading, gonna play black ops; have a good evening folks!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Do you believe in life after love?

Ah yes, Cher is awesome.

Remembrance day parade today, fortunately I didn't pass out this year as I used to do as I have difficulties standing for extended periods. Also begun watching the Chanel 4 sitcom Phoneshop, I must say it is pretty good, though not a laughing riot it certainly does crack me up on occasion and is pleasantly humble in terms of production and actors.

You may have notice that my hair is a bit flat, it's because I did in fact have that lovely shower today and feel refreshed as such. Nearly halfway there, the others don't seem ready to give in to the pressure of looking like Tom Hanks in Castaway, so it may be a tough fight for the cash we all put in a pot, I reckon someone will crack though; just have to wait and see who...

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Saturdays go by so quickly

Didn't get a chance to get much done today for some reason, just lacked any form of motive to do anything whatsoever. Black Ops servers were down this afternoon so I was very bored and I was so close to unlocking the revolver; I love those things...

Watched Mad Max this evening, it has clearly dated a little bit but it still had some awesome scenes, the first 10 minutes were damn good and it made me cringe in pain a couple of times. Overall it was good and leaves me open to watch the apparently superior sequel.

Lookin' good in yellow.

Seriously, I'm not sure if it's going to grow much more, and I think I could do with a shower.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Can has wooden spoon?

This evening was fun, PTA quiz night at a local school, me, Dan and Laurie all hosted our own little team, Whale Oil Beef Hooked, (try saying that quickly and you'll get it!) and attempted to win the convenented prize of a £20 WH Smiths voucher; a man can dream... Of course we walked away with the wooden spoon for comming last... again, but this time we also got Kitkats! So all was forgiven.

Louis graced me with his abillity to actually take photos this evening, as we can see, it has now nearly matured into a fluffy chin mass, felt manly stroking it during the quiz, stating that I now have a beard to ponder with.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Damn you Activision!

Now I have to spend my free time playing your excellent game once again this year!

On a more serious note, black ops is a very good game with some great cinematic story telling, haven't finished it yet but I hope the ending is mind blowing.

Because my brother is being a real poof this evening, I had to take today's photo, I apologize in advance for the state of my room and the comparably amateur picture taking skills.

Good gravy, that was the best one out of 10 pictures, ah well at least we just got my lovely walls rather than my cluttered floor. Actually, the beams are beginning to remind me of some kind of Esher picture... bit surreal; or maybe I'm just tired.

TGIF tomorrow, can't wait for the weekend, hope you have a good friday, I know I will!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Getting exited for tomorrow!

I got the new Call of Duty this evening, but its a good 16MB so it won't be done downloading until tomorrow, that's not stopping me though! I'll probably be up at 5am to play it, very exited as I have said, good times will be had by me.

Oh dear, more of that damn red marlarkey, also I really don't look good in white. Had someone stroke my chin today, which was lovely I must admit, felt very manly even if I do look really camp in that shirt... at least it's a thermal doo-dah so it should keep me warm tonight seeing as my radiators broken! Hooray for Winter!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Somethings up with the website

I can't seem to access the website right now, I'll get Mark to fix that shortly.

Had a rubbish nights sleep, was woken up by the terrible sound of rain hitting my skylight at 1am and that was shortly followed by me waking up to an alarm from a clock I haven't reset according to daylight saving hours, oh well, at least I got to school on time to see that show which in all honesty was better than I expected, but not great.

I look like I have a lazy eye... and it has grown as we can plainly see. I also look and feel shattered, so I will leave it there for the evening, must remember my waistcoat for tomorrow, as it is 'Waistcoat Wednesday' 

Monday, 8 November 2010

Back to school again

Yes after an extended half term I am finally back in school, it's god to see all the friendly faces of all my chums since I've been gone but I just have to get back into the swing of things once again. My film studies teacher also sent an Email informing me I forgot to attach the coursework file to the original Email, lucky I spotted that before I went to bed or he would have had my head!

Spent a bit of time with Dan and Jamie today in town, seeing lots of people have cashing in on some very cheap Doritos, 25p from Tescos, very affordable. i will also be going to a 'Drive safe' kind of workshop tomorrow with the school, with any luck it won't just be a bombardment of sob stories and hopefully will actually make an impact on me... probably not, but I like to remain hopeful.

Today's picture:

Visibly getting a bit 'beardy,' many comments have been made by peers on it and I feel really weird about that, simply because it is all a new experience for me. Hopefully at the end of the month I can make a little montage of all the pictures and produce some kind of crude time lapse, more on that later though!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Comfy bed > Cold floor

As Mark mentioned I was away last night as I was helping out with a scouting activity which ran long into the night (about 3 am i think) and I only had a few hours sleep. Good thing there were complimentary bacon sandwiches for breakfast, oh and Revels; I love those things!

I also went off to the local Diwali festival which was actually pretty fun considering we saw a couple of Indian dance routines, all of which were great, and then we were treated to a lovely curry; all in all it was a humble night and I ate FAR too much again...

After yesterdays delay, i present to you the Fuzzdate:

God I look awful... You may also realize I have had a haircut as the old mop-top was beginning to get a bit cumbersome so I lopped it off. Chin is starting to get properly furry now after a week, just a bit scared what the teachers will make of these shenanigans tomorrow, guess we'll just tell them it's for charity.

Hope you had a nice weekend, Theo out!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Another stand-in blog...

So - Theo is out tonight on camp I think. Probably having a nice 'night-after-bonfire-night' and I hope that you are too! I've decided to be boring and stay in, but just finished watching Cloverfield - it was really good! I got a little motion sick as the film progressed, so I decided not to watch the rest of it in full screen mode. The production value was amazing - and all of the effects looked pretty good. However, it certainly wasn't as scary as some of the other 'found footage' films that i've seen - Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project were much more gripping.

Went back to St Barts on Thursday to have a tour around the new building - mostly I think it's pretty sweet but there are some people who don't like it - they think it feels like a hospital. I can see what they mean - everything is very pristine. It just needs to be used a bit, and then all should feel nice and homely quite soon.

Theo's previous blog mentioned his coursework taking 6 hours - I think that's far too long! I'm doing my scene analysis on a section from Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (awesome film if you fancy watching it by the way) but I don't plan to spend that long on my essay! We wrote up our main points in lesson and I can think of lots to talk about. However, when it comes to Maths homework, i'm a little behind. Did quite a lot of it today, two chunky exercises are now out of my way. I shall spend most of tomorrow doing the rest of it - it will all get done.

Well, that's it from me - you should have Theo back tomorrow and another 'fuzzdate' will be posted. I couldn't be bothered to take a picture - but I will say that there is about a centimetres growth around my chin and top lip, but the old sideburns aren't looking too bad at the moment - they'll do for now. In terms of the website - i'm rubbish at updating it so expect a large change as soon as i'm back in the school routine. I've planned out the layout of stuff to update - including our test zombie scene. So you should all be looking forward to it's debut. Wow i've written a lot. Early night for me, going for a run in the morning. That's all folks! :)

Friday, 5 November 2010

This is... COURSEWORK!

Good grief, just spent 6 hours on my film studies coursework on Blade Runner and it is finally done. That took up most of my day with the exception of finishing Batman Arkham Asylum with Batman delivering an explosive punch to Joker, in the face! Definite man point.

Slowly but surely the stubble accumulates on my face, I'm also looking a tad greasy... shower tomorrow methinks. Short blog tonight as unfortunately I have been busy all day and the lads want to play L4D2, If  anyone wants to add me on steam by the way my account name is : Penguinx00. Have a lovely evening folks!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Man I'm tired

I am feeling shattered today, which is really odd considering I did sod all, did my maths homework but that's about it. So to remedy this I made myself the strongest coffee I could make, a double espresso without milk, bitter as hell; just the way I like it.

As many of you have noticed, my spelling is not great, in fact same may call it pretty crap, however, I have finally found the spell-check button on blogger which is marvelous meaning you lot can have a nicer read and I may learn to spell over time, not likely but hey!

Day 4 with no shaving: 

I successfully look more and more stoned as each day goes by, stubble does that to you, sorted out the demon eyes though which can only be a good thing. All the pictures are taken in my brother's bedroom which is considerably prettier than mine, it also have walls on a 90 degree angle so he can hang up all the posters that I actually would really like in my room, I got a really awesome Scott Pilgrim poster for my birthday but no where to hang it; one day though, one day.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Today was like ying and yang, spent the first half playing Batman Arkham Asylum, which is awesome, then I did nothing but history homework for 5 hours, which was awful. After that however I went to a little firework party which was lovely, there was also free burgers so I figured 'why not;' I then consumed 4 of them and now feel like I need my stomuch pumped.

Here is the latest picture as Louis informed me his camera needs specific batteries to operate, its fussy, here's the image:

Little bit of the old 'Red eye' going on here, I didn't think modern cameras still did that... oh well. I don't know if you can quite see it, but I can certainly feel the stubble comming along on my chin, nothing out of the ordinary though, this is probably my 'noraml' level of fuzz, hate to see it this time next week!

Will play a little more counter strike beofre bed as I realized it now has some pretty sweet achivements and then I will be off again to bed, have a good evening folks!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Bloody camera!

There will be no picture tonight as the camera has decided to act up on me, but I will try to fix it for tommorow.

Begun some more scripting for our latest movie today, comming along nicely. Saw the Social Network also which was pretty good, the perfomances were great and the cinematography was classic Fincher fare, very impressed. Despite the arguably dry subject matter I was surprissingly engauged throughout thanks to engauging characters and some witty lines peppered in.

I'll fix the camera to return the fuzz-update, which will now be called the 'Fuzzdate' because it sounds cooler. And also I will go to bed early after the midnight Battlefeild marathon yesterday, have a good one folks.

Monday, 1 November 2010


Thats right everybody, today is the begginning of that speical time of the year where me and several others will go a month without shaving, as promised I also took a picture of myself and will continue hopefully over the next 30 days to show the progress of my facial fuzz.

As we can see (semi)clearly I have shaved well yesterday and my chin is smoother than a babies arse, unfortunatly the acne-spot things have suddenly struck me so i will apologize in advance if the pictures are not very flattering.

Internet was down for 7 hours today... bored out of my mind as Steam crashed along with it so i couldn't play on my PC, oh well, at least I had my loyal Wii there to help me in my time of need.

That just about wraps things up for today, have a good week. But on a side note now that I am uploading images, when we were staying in Amsterdam a trio of kitchen utensils were presented beatufully for us, but one question dangled over us... 'What the hell are they?' If you have any idea please leave a comment as they have been the source of much comdey relief over the past few days and I would really like to know: