The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have stood the test of time. Since the mid-eighties they have managed to grace both the small and big screen as well as printed media, spanning now several generations and continuing to go strong even after all this time and many franchise reboots.
Your favourite Turtles carnation may very well depend on your age and personal memories, and even I would be hard pressed to pick a definitive version of the turtles that I would be happy to settle with if I could take only one on a desert island with. So let’s briefly explore the contenders, starting with where it all began….
Continue reading The Evolution of TMNT: Part 1
I am pleased to announce a brand new customised figure that I have made; TMNT Boba Fett.
The figure combines two things that I love, which are Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Over a year ago I had the idea of customising one of spare TMNT figures into the legendary bounty Hunter Boba Fett, whom needless to say is one of my favourite characters from the Star Wars universe.
Continue reading Boba Turtle
Apparently the 1993 third live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film (aka TMNT III; Turtles in Time) has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score of all the Turtles films. I also follow enough TMNT fan instagram accounts to know that this is not a surprise. Personally, I find this a little sad.
I have complete and utter affection for this installment in the series. I remember the first time I watched it (on TV) and what I even had for dinner while I was doing so (pizza, obviously). Consequently, I may always watch it with rose-tinted glasses but I think it’s got a lot going for it.
Continue reading Happy TMNT III Day
It is rather fascicle that in my last post, over a year ago, I pledged to make more frequent posts. I clearly have lied, and for that I do apologise. It has been a very busy 12+ months, and rest assured I have remained as creative as possible.
Continue reading Mild Website Updates
Firstly, I do apologise for ignoring this blog. Time, as always, has gotten the better of me but I shall aim to do better next year (2018), promise.
A year ago my wife introduced me to my first Korean drama, Goblin. I remember when she initially sent me a message about it during the Christmas holidays, saying that she’ll wait for me to get back home before she starts watching it as she thinks that I may also like this one due to the fantasy element. She was right.
One year on, I have now watched Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon, Boys Over Flowers (yes, all of it!) and have just finished Weightlifting Fairly Kim Bok-Joo. Admittedly, I was spoilt by starting with Goblin as it is quite an exceptional piece of work. But I have really enjoyed Strong Woman and Weightlifting Fairy, and even Boys over Flowers had its moments.
Continue reading Kimchi Pancakes
Call me old fashioned, but I do like my motor cars to have an internal combustion engine. For now, at least. With several car manufactures announcing that in the very near future they will only be making fully electric cars, and the UK government (among others) declaring that all new cars from 2040 must be electric, it seems my old fashioned approach has a defined time limit.
I have considered hybrid cars in the recent past, but I’m not truly sold on neither the concept or costs. I also question just how environmentally friendly electric cars are, given the amount of pollution it takes to generate the actual electricity used to power it. In fact I’ve always been a fan of the hydrogen powered cars that Honda currently produce. They seem a much better fit for the situation and far more practical.
Just this week Mercedes announced a sneak peak of their new electric offerings, as kindly shown in this piece of marketing
The thing that I love about this, along with lots of other examples from car manufactures pushing their green electric cars, is that they seem to like lining the car’s external body with LED strip lighting. I love this is because surely all that LED lighting is going to consume more electrical power, which is no good when you ideally want all that electrical power to get you home if you live really far away. I love it even more when you compare it to similar marketing material for traditional petrol or diesel powered cars, which do not seem to require the same LED lined bodywork to sell it.
So the question is why do they feel the need to create all this LED superficial lighting for electric cars, when the point of electric cars is to be as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible?
My website has had a very new lick of paint, and I’m very pleased to say that it is now dry. Please do take the time to have a look:
I always try and do a complete overhaul of my website every 2-3 years. Last time I was desperate to have some parallaxing on my homepage, which worked great on desktop browsers but just did nothing on mobile devices. Given that the majority of people that visit my site are now on mobile platforms (thank you google analytics), I decided to give parallaxing a rest and instead go for the more minimal approach, with a strong focus on hero images instead.
It took a little longer than expected to put it altogether, largely because I was constantly encountering small issues, literally one after the other, that needed plenty of research to iron out. The site is far more complex than any of my former efforts, and it’s amazing to see how web design has developed through the years and what can be done with HTML5, CCS3, and plenty of other scripts and plug-ins to boot. One decision made was to really strip back on the amount of text that I had. The downside to this, of course, is that it hinders your SEO credentials. And so that’s largely why I’ve set-up this blog too, which will act as my voice and give me an excuse to go into greater details about my latest work and any other opinions I care to share.
I’m pleased with how the sites turned out, and even more pleased with how it seems to function across all platforms. If you have any thoughts, please feel free to share. Hopefully I won’t need to write another blog like this for another 2-3 years.