Sunday, July 26, 2009

Buffy (First Opinions on Series 1,2,3 & 4), The Mini Gathering and New Face 2 Face

Hey Everyone

How is it is with everyone?

OK I got a lot to cover today so this is going to be one really long blog entry today.

This is going to be divived into three parts

1) Buffy So Far
2) Mini Gathering I went to yesterday organised by ResidentMikeLee
3) New Face 2 Face Interview with BilliLovesMargot

OK First of all Buffy. I have gotten back into Buffy on Monday which I have mentioned and its a treat watching the series again from scratch. Now with any series you have to have a close look into the story, character and see if there is any humour that helps the show.

Now with the first series of any show it starts off with building blocks and it has to grow and Buffy is no acception to that rule. Buffy has to deal with the Master as the big bad and he seems really cool but not the best villian on the show. It has a good structure to it. For a series it was good start but not compared to Series 2.

Series 2 was ten times better than the first series, it introduced Spike & Drusallia a brilliant couple. It had a lot more emotion than the first series. It was a lot more fun to watch plus Angel to Angelius (The Big Bad for Series 2) was brilliantly done. I thought Angel being the top villian along side Spike & Dru was perfect. David Borenaz is so much better in a bad guy role than a good guy role. The ending for series was so heart breaking and Joss Whedon wrote an excellent script for it. Brilliant Series 2.

Series 3 was great that the Mayor and Faith are working together to deal with Sunnydale which a great story but the ending of the series was a huge let down in general. The Mayor being the giant monster was the real let down and the explosion which killed him was too Hollywood, I understand that being used in films but Buffy series a bit too much.

Now Series 4 Im half way through and so far its the worst series and its not that bad as I first watched it years ago. It is going growing on me Series 4. The Humour is really good but the baddies and The Intivate who I think are the big bad for the series is even worst than the Mayor being a villian. I just finished watching the episode Hush and what a great episode, everything was right in that episode which others in the series have failed.

So overall its a great show still years after it has finished. Series 2 is still my favourite series and Series 4 is the worst based on bad guys.

OK onto the second part of this blog - The Mini gathering held yesterday by ResidentMikeLee

Now Mike Lee is best known on Youtube for this video "POPTART" well it was the first one I ever watched of his -

Mike held the gathering at Trafagular Square yesterday at 2 o'clock. It was brilliant day and Mike Lee is really cool and friendly to chat to. First of all we were waiting for everyone to arrive and once everyone got there. I asked Mike if he had Pop Tarts which he did and nice to try one again. Mike thought it would be a great idea to climb on the Lions which proved to be a success and awesome to see. Shame I didnt film anything on the day. Would have been cool to show you the stuff. Once everyone had arrived we decided to head to Cyber Candy in Convent Garden where we found a lot of sweets and Pop Tarts for Mike.

Now Gary aka Cheeky reminded me of Jolly Rancher sweets which I dont know why they aint selling in normal shops in the UK anymore but its nice to try them again.

Once been in Cyber Candy it was decided we would go to Tracodero and Funland in particular and spent the hour there and it was really awesome. It was fun on the Bumper Cars and proved to be fun. There were loads of shooting games played and found out how Mike Lee got his username from. It was from the Resident Evil games.

Afterwards it was decided that we would chill in Hyde Park where it was going tough where it was a long walk from Leicester Square to Hyde Park where we found a bit of shade and chilled for a bit. After a bit the group thought we could go on the paddle boats but they were expensive for one person and decided not to go on them.

At the end I had to leave London/Hyde Park at 7:30pm to get back home while Mike, Petey and others were trying to climb up a tree. After a left they went to Apple Store and did the traditional apple store video -

Finally I have uploaded a new Face 2 Face Interview today with BilliLovesMargot

Billi is a great guy. He is a brilliant rapper/vlogger who has all the potential in the world to achieve his dream. I love the videos he does on Sunday which are always cool to watch. Now I wanted to do put out his interview which he send me an original clip and then my laptop broke which was a shame and had to get the clip again. Billi send me a new clip for the interview and it worked really well.

Im looking forward to see The Cool and Cool series going to be on air soon on Youtube.

Speak to you guys again soon


Monday, July 20, 2009

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Show)

OK I have finished talking about the convention stuff and I think some of you are probably sick and tired which I dont blame you for.

Right after the fantastic weekend I had some thoughts about and I was wondering about Buffy again. I havent seen Buffy The Vampire Slayer in a few years ago, I heard about it from friends and they said it was awesome, so I checked it out and thought it was great. I started watching it from series 6 when the stories wasnt the best but they had great character development.

Then My Mum started to get all the DVDs of every series and I started to become a real fan of the show. I loved it even the musical episode in Series 6 was fantastic as well.

Im watching from series 1 at the moment when they were really young and way before the show hit its prime. I wait to watch the Spike episodes again when he first appears in series 2.

Well I just recently watched a documentary of cast 11 years after the show had finished

OK Thats it for now


Sunday, July 19, 2009

London Film & Comic Con (Video Review)

Hey guys todays blog entry is a vlog entry talking about the London Film & Comic Convention.

Here it is

Take it easy


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Before The London Film & Comic Convention

Hey Guys

Im going to do a two part blog entry and this is the first part before the event on Saturday, I know its only Tuesday but I feel like telling you how I felt about the last couple of years I went to the event. In 2007 I was introduced to the convention by my mate Arron. The event is always held in Earls Court I think in the first year we went it was held in August/September and it was in the bigger venue which is Earls Court 1. Really cool event and had a lot of guests there.

I met Bill West who is the main voice of Fry/The Professor/Dr Zoidberg and Zapp Brianngan of Futurama. What a Great Guy.

I went to Last Years event in 2008 which was held in Earls Court 2 which was good but it was really small and it felt a bit unorganised that it wasnt built up well. The Guests were awesome there. I met Jason Mewes who said he finished working on Zack & Miri Make A Porno and it was cool. It was released in November and it was awesome to watch, really funny and really crude. I also met Peter Davison also known as the 5th Doctor. He was really cool to meet. I had fun at the event but I felt there was more time done for the 2007 event rather than last year's one.

Now I didnt know we were allowed to film in the convention but not at certain things which I can understand, so I will be taking my camera for this years event that is happening on Saturday and Sunday. I will be attending on Saturday. Im hoping that the layout of the stalls and where you can meet your favourite celebs is done better this year.

My mate said that the people who are coming this year aint as good as last year, I feel that this years line-up is really cool, with some of the Red Dwarf Cast, Doctor Who, Heroes, Star Wars and other brilliant shows and films are going to be there which is awesome.

I hope I can do some filming and hopefully will be in a video in the future.

Im so looking forward to Saturday.

OK Finally thought I'll leave you on something done by my friend Alan (TEMPHUiBIS), this is so random -

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Laptop Back = Burst Of Energy

Hey Guys

I feel really happy today that I got my Laptop back quicker than expected. Really surprised me, thought I would have to wait until next week for my laptop back. But once I got it back, My energy came back which is awesome.

Why do I feel this way about a laptop. It is true what I said in My Barry Aldridge Asks (9) video it is a thing that I can not live without. I had to install the basics into the laptop again which didnt take too much time.

Once I got the Internet going, I have been non-stop with the laptop, its shocking. Its like when I first bought it. Never thought I would be like this today, so I may use a bit less tomorrow. BUT I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE IT BACK.

I have been crazy watching Youtube videos and looking at Dailybooth pictures. I have left comments like hell. I havent been using Dailybooth that much lately but today whoa I was like on fire. Thats great to have something back quickly.

My ideas are starting to come back and hopefully more great things to come.

I know some people think Im a pain to keep on about my laptop but I think of it as a big deal to me.

I hope my energy on the Internet will keep going.

See ya for now


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Independence Day Gathering Aftermath

Hello Everyone.

Yesterday I went to the 2nd gathering out of 3 I am going to and it was back up to the London Eye for the meet up.

Now this time I didnt bring along my camera because I felt it was the same location and I wanted to chill out more and I was able to do that.

I got the 10 o'clock train from where I live and got up to London at half 11 and arrived at the London Eye by ten to 12. I met up with Alasdir (RogueBlueJay), Chris (Lomasca), StressedTechinican and a few others. A few minutes later Marlon showed up with a friend outside of Youtube and Marlon kept on with the story about meeting Bill Nighy as a surprise saying he liked Marlon's Waistjacket and it was good. Alex (AlexTheMagix) & Gary (CheekTV) arrived afterwards and the gathering was getting going now. We decided to have a chat for a bit then decided to get something to eat down by the Subway and learned about Lomasca's beef with Subway and I was surprised by it.

When we got to the grass near the London Eye, Alex and Gary were filming something for Alex's channel not Gary's. It was a nice sketch thing which I think I will make a brief appearence, I dont know for certain. Also someone called Joefrom1993 came all the way from New Zealand for the gathering Anyway Chris thought we needed to change location for a bit and suggested Camden and I knew it could be an excellent spot for the gathering finish that was around half 2 when we made a move. Tom Milson (Hexachordal) turned up and so did Becky (YourTikken) and went on the underground to Camden.

We got to Camden at 3 o'clock and we decided to head the The Camden Lock Market out by the boats and it was wonderful sight reminds me of Greenwich years ago.

Around 4 o'clock Lomasca, StressedTechincan, Myself and someone I cant remember his name decided to look around for clothing in some of the markets. Chris knew which stalls were best to go to and went around them. Chris got himself what I call a Justin Timberlake hat and StressedTechincan got a bag. When we got back from the market, we saw that Musicfromblueskies and JohnnyDurham19 arrived at the gathering. Afterwards I chilled by the Camden Lock and when it got around 6 o'clock I had to get back home and I had a KFC in Camden before heading up to Tottenham Court Road for a quick look around and went home.

The Indepdence Day Gathering yesterday was one of the most relaxed gatherings I have been to and thats how gatherings should be done. Shame I didnt bring my camera but I had a lot of fun.

Thats it for now.


EDIT - (5/7/2009 - 21:00 GMT) - There is a video of the day from KingofEnvy1990, which sums up the gathering

EDIT - (5/7/2009 - 22:30 GMT) - AlexTheMagix is up and what a winner it is, I wish I did the flick of my hair lol

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Laptop, LoveFILM and Just Ignore It

Ah I havent left this blog to go onto

I really do like Blogger and I have set up an account with Tumblr.

Barry Aldridge Tumblr Page

Anyway moving on, before the Nerdfighter Gathering that took place on the 27th my own laptop which I mentioned in Barry Aldridge Asks (9) decided to break on me for no reason. I dont know what happened but I had to get a recovery disc from TOSHIBA overseas. Good news I got it yesterday but when I tried it this morning it didnt work out and I got to get it repaired, which I mentioned on Twitter eariler this morning. Oh well I will be using my mum's machine for the next week. Oh well. Im sad

But onto good news I started to use LoveFILM site to rent out Blu-Rays and PS3 Games. It is a brilliant site. I already rented out Alvin & The Chipmunks (Which I have bought now), Bolt, Naruto game for the Playstation and Resistance 2 (Playstation 3). It is so easy to use. Sadly it is a UK service only. I just checked on their site.

I would like to thank Kai (KaiPhoenixx on Youtube) for showing me this site because it is very easy to use once you get the hang of it.

Final thing If someone like me keeps saying "Will have to wait and see?" on anything like mentioning opinions or going to the gathering like Summer In The City three words JUST IGNORE IT until you see a final opinion/answer. Im one of the those people who makes decisions more nearer the time with a couple of weeks notice at least and Im someone who cant make their mind up until even at the very last minute. SO LIVE WITH IT if you dont like me saying it just ignore it, I will not change as a person, Im Sorry but thats the truth. Doing threats will not help at all Im more likely to ignore you in the future and that does include swearing as well. So please if you have a problem with me just come at me calmly thats all.

Sorry to anyone who hates me doing ranty type blog entries but I had to get that out of my chest. I may talk about my opinion on swearing maybe another time.

OK my mind always wander like a YO-YO, I know weird but you have to live with that too. Its one minute I want to do this

I'll thought I would leave on another CheekTV gem from the Nerdfighter Gathering. I have watched this at least 10-15 times and I still think it is a brilliant video. I have put this as my first post of Tumblr as well.

If you are coming on Saturday see you then.