The last day of the season was unbelieveably edge of seat!
At least 6 teams facing HUGE repercussions.
The match that dominated everything, was- of course- Manchester City versus Queens Park Rangers. Both NEEDED to win. Man City to get their first League title for 44 years. QPR to avoid relegation to the league below and a massive drop in income.

It was hard to decide who to root for.

Man City- 20 years in the shadow of Man United.The grim failure of it. But now, they are rich, bought by a fabulously wealthy owner, spent over £400m on players.
QPR a proud club with a long tradition which has had great players. Not having had the investment they needed. And their manager had been unjustly sacked when manager of Man City.

Ooohhh. Pure Soap Opera.

If Man City win, they snatch the league title from the jaws of the arrogant, almighty Man United.
Well, they outclassed QPR on paper, so we all thought the match would be one sided.
Not at all!

QPR were amazing- fought, fought and fought again.Went 2-1 ahead and were in the lead up to 90 mins into the game.
And then...
The 92nd minute- a header from Dzeko made them 2-2. But word had already come through of Man United winning their match, and claiming the title.Some City fans had started leaving the ground in tears. Mancini the manager of Man City, and all the coaching staff are screaming, screaming at the players to attack, shouting for everyone to go forward. but its too late. They're in the last minute of extra time...then Agüero gets the ball, puts it in the net.

And Man City have done it. Finally.

If they'd made a film that ended like that, we'd have scoffed and said typical Hollwood cheese.
But it actually happened.

I thought the loss at the end meant that QPR- who had been the better team throughout the match, and fought even when down to 10 men after that asshole Joey Barton was sent off- were definately relegated- but poor old Bolton got the chop. Phew!
Sorry, Bolton fans!
I'm an Arsenal fan- armchair only- and we started the season so atrociously I cant believe where we finished up. We've got the 3rd place, so...still in Champions League next year. :)

Weird to think that if Chelsea lose next week, they wont be in the Champion's League next year....I hope de Matteo gets to keep the manager job, he's earned it.

And yeah, one has to feel glad for Man City after 44 years. Noel Gallagher of Oasis has been insufferable all day. Much of BBC Radio has been going on and on about yesterday's shennanigans with the various Premier League matches, and Man City fans' delerium. News is on the radio now of massive celebrations in Manchester.
And, I repeat, Joey Barton was an asshole. He should never be allowed to play for QPR again, doing that in a match so important. Tevez is an asshole. He should never be allowed to play for Man City again, having had a strop and gone AWOL for 4/5 months in Argentina.
erotha_wills: (Default)
( Sep. 5th, 2011 02:07 am)

Have been working on familiarising myself with how these Web 2.0 thingys work...
erotha_wills: (the first naomi)
( Dec. 26th, 2010 02:29 am)


Would you believe I got this music video off my Friends page? (That's the wonder of blogs. You never know who/what you may link or be linked to, or wha might come up on an RSS feed)

This music video tells a complete (short) story, that could spark great ideas for a film. Its wonderful because you have a female central character, its set in an Indian town/suburb, theres a good soundtrack, danger, mystery... AND SCIENCE FICTION ELEMENTS!

Yeah. What do we want? Science Fiction! Set in African, Asian, Arab countries, with protagonists from those countries. And we want stories where indigenous peoples - North or South America, Australasia, or the Indian sub-continent, or Inuit- are the heroes, the tellers of the tale,who save usfrom the aliens!!

Damnit- I want a scifi tv film that is set amongst the Dogon, rooted in their cosmology...

I loved this song, and the singer's feisty attitude when it came out around 2003. I have the CD, which contains the video too.But its very hard for a black R&B singer to maintain a career in the UK. The big companies wont invest in them.(Slightly better chances if they'll do pop).So I think people like Taio Cruz, Craig David, etc going to the US- despite the formidable talent there- makes sense. Its worked out very well for black actors.

I dont know if Jody Lei go anywhere after this. Her talent needed time to grow. And she needed less cheesy video sfx (but I'm a sucker for martial arts stuff).

One of the great things about having a kid, is that you get to have a perfect excuse for indulging in age-inappropriate things.

My son LOVED Cartoon Network when he was little. So...I had to watch it. And I really enjoyed Megas XLR the story of a slacker, Coop, and his slacker friend, whose expertise at video games got him a gig driving a giant robot from the future,fighting off bad guy aliens.
Megas XLR had the most rocking theme tune (see below) great adventures each week as Kiva a warrior woman from the future tried to get Coop to...well pay attention and fight properly. But Coop- and his friend Jamie couldn't concentrate on much.And Coop when driving Megas, tended to smash up his immediate surroundings whilst fighting the badguys.The running gag was that huge swathes of New Jersey got trashed each week. To no effect.(Don't ask me why it was a gag, I'm a Brit)

Anyhoo, the coolest bad guy of them all was a...metallic lifeform called the R.E.G.I.S Mark V. Who was all 'Cower you puny mortals before the might of the indomitable Regis,' and 'Your planet shall be destroyed, turned back into the cosmic dust from whence it came' even as its monologues were constantly being interrupted as trucks ran it over,buildings fell on it etc. The Regis Mark V was pure EGO.Its idea of a friendly chat was 'Do not panic. I shall kill you quickly'. It loved to muse over rhetorical questions such as 'Is there anyone who can face the sheer might and power of the Regis Mark V?' It had no doubt. And absolutely could not be stopped...(Terminators? Pah!)

Here are some highlights.. The Regis

and, the Theme tune 'Giant Robots!'

Let's hear it for the band who played this, Ragtime Revolutionaries

You, dig giant robots!
I, dig giant robots!
We, dig giant robots!
Chicks, dig giant robots!

Oh, they don't write theme tune lyrics like they used to. :(

The Stargate Atlantis fiction, Written by the Victors, by the incomparable Cesperanza, that everybody HAS to read, also has a video that everybody HAS to see.

The Video, 'Written by the Victors' by Queen Zulu

Find more videos like this on Vidders

The Queen deserves worship!
And if you haven't yet read the fic, here:

This comes from the Conceptional Illustration for an African Science Fiction Story.Can't wait for it to come to fruition. Found out about it via the Black Science Fiction Society. Go visit the artist's gorgeous website, his name is Nando Nkrumah:

Yes, its...The Prisoner

Some of the parodies on YouTube show real skill,funny,and smarts.
This group give you the endings many films SHOULD have had.
Run, RUN to see all their videos...

Well, here's the HILARIOUS Jon Lajoie, giving us the lowdown whilst posing as ALL the members of a BoyBand.
In the words of the incredible Lafayette


PLEASE... if you watch no other video this year, watch this one.
Then go google Sheryl Wudunn. She's DYNAMITE!

erotha_wills: (narcissa)
( Jul. 10th, 2010 08:34 pm)

I was born in the Caribbean. BORN THERE, I say. And have the melanin to prove it. And yet, I sit here gasping :( 90 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. (I'm old, so I'm still thinking in imperial and pre 1980 units!)
I came here when I was 3 years old, and dont like the cold. But...
I used to get heatstroke in Britain in the summer when it got too hot. And a friend of mine, same heritage, used to get sunburn! Yes! How is that even possible?

And why is it hotter here than the Mediterranean? Than the Caribbean? Without the scenery to go with it???

My poor son is suffering. He actually LIKES the cold. His ideal holiday is a skiing holiday. (I hate snow). So he is gasping, and miserable.

Oh well.
Time to put on some SOCA!Dollar Whine. Sugar Bum Bum (for all us generously sized ladies out there. As the immortal Lord Kitchener sang, 'Give me the bum bum, Audrey..') and of course, the most obvious one, by Arrow
'Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!'

Here's an interesting video of a talk given by Richard Nash from the indiebookman site. Nash is a veteran of the publishing industry.
Its about Print On Demand, Publishing 3.0 and exploring under served, unknown/lesser known markets through digital.

He makes it very clear: Publishing industry will die unless it works out a way to engage with the vast amount of books now being written, and sort out demand, rather than continue to act as gatekeepers dealing with the tiny tip of the pyramid that is the 500,000 books written in English each year...

Think the US gets the largest percentage of its Oil from the Middle East?

Think Again.

H2oil animated sequences from Dale Hayward on Vimeo.



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