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jason silva’s shots of awe in vancouver

jason silvain my tiny fists of fury, a ticket to see jason silva’s shots of awe! i have been a fan of his for years – before his national geographic brain games hosting gig. way back when he made inspirational youtube videos and would freestyle and rhapsodize on the power of love, grace, wonderment, music, passion, existentialism and our place in the universe. my favourite jason silva video is the biological advantage of being awestruck.

i am beyond excited to see him when he comes to vancouver. minds will be blown.

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timeless in vancouver

i didn’t quite feel that zing of fangirl excitement like i did when i came across the filming of two episodes of the flash (one at hornby plaza and the christmas episode at robson square), however, it was still pretty cool to see eric kripke’s new show, timeless, being filmed downtown.

especially as the actors and extras were dressed circa 1940s-1950s costumes. plus the classic automobiles.

i’m excited and more than a little curious about this show on time-travel. for one thing, it’s created by eric kripke, who also created supernatural and revolution. i’ve been a fan of supernatural since episode one. and yet, 12 seasons later, i still have yet to come across supernatural being filmed. (!) the show doesn’t really film in the downtown core. but i did walk by misha collins one time on the street.

promoted as back to the future meets mission: impossible, timeless looks like it has potential and i’ll definitely check it out. looks like i’m not the only one. seems there are folks on twitters who think the same.

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ok, kripke, amaze your fans like you did with supernatural. i had high hopes for revolution, but the actress cast in the main role, with her overly eager face, was just too annoying to watch. sean, on the other hand, enjoyed it. please don’t let timeless be another revolution.

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purr-fect elf name for me

xmas name
i may not have a xmas tree (yet), but i have a xmas name.

samta claus. mistlero. derrick the halls.

i’m following some friends leads + have christmas-ized my name. point me in the direction of santa’s workshop. i sound like an elf.

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8 years of halloween

pumpkinsevery year, i post a halloween round up post featuring our finely carved pumpkins. someone tell me how has it been 8 halloweens already? where does the time go?!? let’s have a stroll down amnesia lane, shall we?

halloweenhappy pumpkin day!

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night of the living dead live at the cbc

night of living dead live
they’re coming to get you, barbara! well, here’s a new twist on an old classic. george romero’s night of the living dead performed live and in glorious black and white!

yes, that meant that the set, the props, and even the actors were all monochromatic. cool, right?

dsr production
photo credit: DSR production | derek fu

peggy and i had seen DSR’s production of evil dead: the musical in 2009 and now seven years later, we went with sean to see DSR’s production of night of the living dead live at the CBC studios.

both plays were enjoyable if you’re a horror or theatre buff. i only wish they had better marketing team to really promote their theatre productions. this new interpretation of romero’s classic should have had way more people attending. as it was days leading up to halloween – on a saturday night, no less – the venue should’ve been packed.

although the turnout was low, we had a good time. we grabbed front row centre seats and settled in for the show and to be hella spooked by the zombies shuffling off the stage, into the aisles and at the audience.

some pics:

night of the living dead live
night of the living dead
night of the living dead live
night of the living dead live
and yes, peggy still used me as a shield, even after all these years. but now, i get to use sean as my shield against the hordes of the undead.

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the art of dr seuss collection

a prayer for a child
one can not have been a kid and not grown up with dr. suess. like mr rogers’ neighbourhood tv show , dr. suess books were ubiquitous with childhood.

and although i never really liked suess’ art style, i made sure to check out the secret art collection exhibit at the pendulum gallery. because nostalgia. plus it was free.

through adult eyes, i found i still didn’t like artwork from books like Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat, or How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, however, there were a couple of pieces that i did like (and that i don’t remember from when i was young):

facts of lifethe facts of life

wisdom of oriental catwisdom of the oriental cat

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see going dilemma fishsee going dilemma fish

green cat in uleaborg finlandgreen cat in uleaborg finland

green cat in uleaborg finland
the exhibit featured 40 estate-authorized, limited-edition renderings of the seuss’ drawings, paintings, and sculptures. it was the first time they were shown and available for sale in vancouver, with prices ranging from $800 to $15,500 per piece.

the surreal and whimsical sure do cost a pretty penny! good thing i can just admire them (and be transported back to childhood) for free.

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secret cinema presents the empire strikes back

secret cinema

when i went to london in september and attended secret cinema’s the empire strikes back event, i couldn’t fully explain just how AWESOME the event was. the sheer magnitude of it: the visual FX, the cantina bar, the droids, the landspeeder, the life-sized x-wing fighter, culminating in a big a** screening of the movie.

the sheer theatrics of it all. not to mention the collectiveness you felt. the ultimate nerdgasm experience.

AND it’s hitting the road. if you ever have the chance to participate, go! best live event ever. for a peek at what went down, click the below video:

photo credit: secret cinema