thedothatgirl: (Agentcarter)
So I actually booked for a Convention this year. Problem is, I left it too late following a big announcement which I failed to notice on twitter and had to go with regular ticket as all the Golds had gone.

I was enticed by Starfury's Ultimates in June.  Hayley Atwell and Enver Gjokaj were announced and I thought what the hell.  May be a bit of a punt to get Hayley's auto & photoshoot as she is only there two days but it will be a good opportunity for the new camera to show me what that zoom can do, and in low light as the lighting at those events isn't the kindest to photographers. Plus  I'll be a way back from the stage as a normal punter.  Brett Dalton, B J Britt, Bridget Regan  and Dichen Lachman from Agents of SHIELD/Carter are all booked to appear too. I've had the pleasure of meeting Enver & Dichen before but not the others. Starfury sometimes have surprise guests too so it would be cool if they were more Marvel ones.  Should be fun.

Oh and it's at the Norbreck in Blackpool. I went to my very first Convention (Which happened to be Starfury's End of Days for Angel the Series) there in 2003. Ah happy memories.

Now I need to break out the art materials to do some portraits for autographs.
thedothatgirl: (Beast)

Title: Boogey Man
Fandom: Angel the Series (All 5 Seasons)
Music: I'm your Boogie Man - White Zombie
Length: 4:30 mins
Description:  Angel Investigations face their demons. A look at all the 'monsters' over the whole show. He's gonna get ya... Happy Halloween
Edited October 2014
Downloads Tiny WMV 16.7mB     Med AVI 108mB      Med mp4 69mB HQ AVI 205mB     HQ MP4 133mB
Embed and notes under the cut
I'm your Boogey Man )
thedothatgirl: (fyarleyes)

Title: Mister Booze
Fandom : Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, Dollhouse, Firefly
Music :'Mister Booze' performed by the cast of Family Guy
Length: 4mins 01 secs
Description: Don't mess with Mister Booze.
Downloads Tiny WMV 14.8mB       MP4 63mB       Med AVI 81mB     HQ AVI 157mB
 Stream & vague notes  under the cutHere )            
thedothatgirl: (blackwidowshoes)
So I tend to make gif sets frequently  these days and never post them here, only on tumblr - mainly whedonverse and some Tom Hiddleston Film related. Would anyone be interested if I posted here too?  They tend to be textless and plain. Comment if you want to see some.

In the meantime I made a very few Kate icons for a buffyverse appreciation thing on Tumblr

kate18 kate12 kate13

kate14 kate16 kate17

Feel free to snag away.

In the meantime I have nearly finished uploading old vids off viddler and onto Youtube (the site that blocks) and Vimeo.  I just have the whedonverse interviews/con appearance snippets to do. So if you see vids posted on Sunnydale Herald they are the old ones made on WMM and hence have squiffy A/R,stray frames and talky face.
thedothatgirl: (wesleystiffupperlip)
So all my photos and also a brief report about the weekend are now posted on my site. It was a lovely time (less party and more relaxing but that's down to me, rather than the event)  and so nice to get to chat to some of my very favourite Whedonverse people (Jane Espenson and Alexis Denisof) in a Convention environment.

Alexis was very chatty and charming at the autograph session which was probably why his line took forever - we were given the chance to have a decent conversation which was a pleasant change. I spoke to him mainly about Much Ado and my cunning plan to convert the rest of the family to Shakespeare lovers- he was delighted and seemed genuinely pleased about the 'part' he played in that.  From the Q&A's you really get a sense that he loves not straying too far from his family, especially at their young age and I can only admire him for wanting to do that over perhaps pursuing more career opportunities. He also told us he hates cancelling events which is why he hardly commits to any. Fair do. Funny story about shooting Avengers and praise for Tom H - struggle with  He and all the guests (with the exception of Tom Lenk who told us at the meet and greet that he was coming down with a cold) attended the parties - they really 'got into it' but I did watch Alexis go round the whole room virtually unnoticed by most of the attendees, until he said hello - he once photobombed  a group cosplay photo and then they noticed him. Then he got on the floor and did the Wesley dance and later encouraged some ladies to get up from the table and led the conga around the entire ballroom for ages. 

I spoke to Jane about how difficult it was to pick a favourite episode of hers - John and I had discussed the night before I went and came up with 'A New Man' which never fails to lighten our moods when we've had a shitty day. Giles always has a worse time of it :)  She told me that one of my favourite lines from the episode ("picked up a tail") was nearly cut by Joss, but he left it in after all which makes me glad. The event organisers have promised to try and bring other writers over to future events.  She ran two writer room sessions with herself and Brad Bell and they were the most popular extra event of the entire conventions. I don't write but would have loved to have gone.

Anyhoo more photos and links to the rest are here :

more photos )

This is the first time in 10 years that I have not been to a Starfury Convention.  I just was not inspired by the guest lists to be honest.  I love the shows he covers but not enough to attend a con.  With Joss making a surprise appearance at Serenity Forever I sure did pick the right year :-(    Now if someone were to add Agents of SHIELD guests (Massive Events said they would try to get some...) then I am so there!
thedothatgirl: (tomh)
First things first. Thor :The Dark World.

I can hardly wait. I booked for tomorrow night instead of tonight (don't ask me why) so we're off to see it then. I am so looking forward to this and have only seen two trailers. I've avoided all the extra TV spots, behind the scenes, extra scenes etc etc as best I can,  so there is some film left to see anew. I have a good feeling about this one. But I do know I am easy to please so there is that. I shall probably see it once more on my own after the shock wears off.

Secondly my short trip to London was super fun. The weather held out and both 'events' were fabulous. I only wish I had time for more.So what happened at Marvel Meet the FilmMakers )
And then with J to the London Film Festival Cult Gala to seeOnly Lovers Left Alive )
And if that wasn't enough this weekend I was in Birmingham for Hallowhedon 5 - A fun time was had by all. I'm going to save that for another post but in the meantime here's a teaser or two

hw5group hw5ad1

I am just sifting through the remaining photos and I will be back with a post.
thedothatgirl: (Default)
It always takes me a while to get the photos together but they're up on my site now.


Julie Lee ( Chanterelle/Lilly / Anne)    Ksenia Solo (kenzi Lost Girl)

Allan Hyde (Godric) and Mariana Klaveno (Lorena) True Blood,  Neil Roberts and Brody Hutzler (Landok )


James Marsters and Juliet Landau
Me and Dru, we're moving in.

A good weekend although I did miss Georges Jeanty and Jonathan Woodward, they are great for livening the place up. Nice to see James and Juliet on stage together although I don't know if what James made of us all. He did say he wanted to come back so we'll see. 

One small peeve was that James did not do the meet and greet which  made me wonder why, he's done them before and Starfury M &G's are generally more well behaved, controlled and less in your face than others.   In fact he wasn't at the Fancy dress the following night either. Early to bed perhaps?

The True Blood guests were chipper - as they were last year, and Ksenia Solo must be the tiniest actress I have ever  seen but with excellent taste in footwear.

So  more photos and HQ versions start  here including opening and closing ceremonies.

thedothatgirl: (tangel1)
Art made for a [ profile] whedonland Challenge MultiMedia Bingo   - Each prompt needed at least two icons or wallpaper. I didn't go for the picspam, drabble,mix or vid options.

Favourite Episode

Guest star



Your choice

Favourite Moment


Out of Character



full sizes are 1024   1280   or 1680
thedothatgirl: (riverbible)
So I currently have two more ways to suck huge chunks of time out of my day.

Mark the reviewer  'Mark Watches' (currently reviewing BtVS S4 & just starting on AtS S1) and now  'Mark Reads' - A Song of Ice and Fire(I'll probably go onto his other book reviews for those I have read myself)

I love Mark's capslock enthusiam for the show  and general flailing, he'd not seen any of it before now,  so it is wonderful reading the predictions and his reactions to those 'huge' moments. Sometimes he has great love for overlooked episodes and it makes me reassess my own opinion of them. It's a little like discovering the slayerverse  all over again and I never fail to want to rewatch the episode he has just reviewed.   Can't  wait to see what he makes of AtS.  Then I spotted he also wrote book reviews, I am now reading those. 

The other time -suck is Tumblr.  There are some insanely pretty Avengers art/gifs being posted I find totally irresistable, plus a few hilarious banners. One this morning had us both rolling around the office in hysterics almost forgetting to breathe. Plus cat gifs.  I don't feel very creative on tumblr though, just part of a huge machine that clicks and reblogs everyone else's pretty.  I have put up select pieces of original art and the odd con photo every now and then.

I guess it's something to do while I rip source and wait for Book Five of ASOIAF to turn up.
thedothatgirl: (tangel1)
So I guess if I had waited a while I'd have been able to have submitted those valetines day icons for this challenge but they were already posted so look! I made some more.

Made for 'Love is in the Air' Challenge 12 over at  [ profile] whedonland.   Just canon ships for now.

Wallpapers   Gunn and Gwen 


1280 and 1680 resolution.

Another banner and icons under the cut
this way  )

thedothatgirl: (Default)
 Attempt  to post #2

Starks all around at the moment. Starks of Winterfell and Tony Stark.   Up to book 4 of A Song of Fire and Ice, this one is a bit slower than the others but still good. Easy to read too.

Rewatching GoT season 1 - along with BtVS Season 4 and AtS S1 alongside each other. Can't wait for GoT to start in April.

Totally underwhelmed by the new shows I started watching and hanging onto SPN by the skin of my teeth - has it been renewed for Season 8 yet? Gah the last two eps have been really bleugh.

There, that's about it for now.  Attempt to post #1 was longer - perhaps I'll come back later and expand.
thedothatgirl: (Default)
I made the Angelus one ages ago for a slayalive contest. It's VERY pink. But I still like it.  And as I don't favour any particular ship these days I also made a new Spuffy one. I shall probably make some more later.

     and inside   

and Spike/Buffy one

  and inside

And in January a birthday card for Buffy which I forgot to post here.

Click the thumbnails to see full size.
thedothatgirl: (teamangel2)
Weee! Just won 1st place with this episode poster over at [ profile] whedonland in a Challenge.  :D

Surprised and really pleased sums it up

Click the thumbnail to see the full size

I have some icons to post for the next challenge - most probably Thursday. 

On the vidding front I've felt a bit out of sorts - I know I was going to do a season overview but I can't face all that source at the moment so I have decided to do a film overview just to get me back into the swing of things. It may not be a full on comedy but I'm hoping there'll be a little humour in it.
thedothatgirl: (faithfairylights)

in sizes 1280 and 1680

cropped  or 1280  or 1680

I'll be making some more walls, banners and icons very soon :)
thedothatgirl: (darlagirlinquestion)
I can't believe I forgot to post this.  Anyway - drawn for the Vampire Ball Convention last year but Julie had to cancel so I did not take it for signing. But I thought I'd share.

Medium sized here . I'll link the HQ one once I've loaded to the website.  HQ version here

When this episode - The Girl In Question -  first aired I wa so full of woe at the impending canelleation/series finale that I didn't enjoy it at all. In fact I was quite annoyed that Mutant Enemy were daring to make me laugh when I all I wanted to do was mourn Angel The Series.  Now it ranks amongst my favourites, it gives us some of the very best Spike/ Angel moments of the slayerverse and this wonderful scene with ravished Drusilla and Darla.

I miss my show.
thedothatgirl: (Default)
I made some of these for a challenge over at  I only needed five but didn't stop there.

The rest plus a few random ones under the cut this way )
thedothatgirl: (now3angel)

Title : Now Three
Source :Angel The Series
Length: 3:00 Mins
Music: Now Three by Vienna Teng
Pairings: Angel/Cordelia
Description: Angel appeared to have it all...just for the briefest of moments.
Download   Tiny WMV 11mB Zipped     or Medium AVI 88mB  or   HQ AVI 155mB

Vidders Notes and Embedded stream under the cut here )
thedothatgirl: (Default)
Can you guess mine??

List fifteen of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, if they're so inclined.

TV and Film/Book  characters

here they are!  )

I could have picked more than just these - quite a few whedonverse characters were left off the list because I needed to spread the choices  over the fandoms
thedothatgirl: (Default)
I've been trying to tidy up my tags and I noticed that there are a few wallpapers that I may have put on my site or posted over at [ profile] still_grrr  but not in my own journal *doh*   So here they are.  Where there are various resolutions links are next to the thumbnail.  If just in one resolution click the thumbnail.

1024   1280


1280  1680  or 1920

1024   1280  1680

1024   1280   1680

1280 1680

1280 1680

 1280    1680

1024  1680

Phew that ended up being a lot more  than I originally thought.... I may have some 1920 x 1080 resolution versions of some of these if anyone wants one in particular.  Hope you like them, comments are loved.

thedothatgirl: (Default)
I made this way back in the Middle of November for Buffytube but forgot to post it here .  So now I am.

Various resolutions  :   1024     1280   1680  

I have lots of old walls that just don't fit my screen so I am slowly making new ones. I have an urge to make one for each of the Angel Regulars.  Comments welcome.

If you vid then you may be interested in the new Round over at The Fourth Wall run by [ profile] obsessive24  and [ profile] bradcpu  - I had a moment of temporary insanity, submitted and then ran away. I know.... what was I thinking?

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