Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino is an American composer that has composed many games, films TV shows and even rides at Disney land. His most notable work is with many Pixar films such as the Incredibles 1 and 2, Ratatouille and UP. His most recent released work has been scoring the film Jojo Rabbit. I really like Giacchino’s work as it is always has a large amount of range and is very good at telling a story even without seeing the film. as some people who know me in the flash might know I really like film scores so he is one of many that I will be talking about here

Click Here to see my top songs from him

Weekly Update 02/May/2020

Hi everybody, this week has been OK. For the last 4 days, I haven’t really been doing much here (which I will try to make up for I promise) as I have been filming/ making something to go onto youtube which you can watch below if you like.

Now, after that shameless plug, this week has not been that eventful for me the only thing I really have done is jet wash my garden path which has changed from a horrible dark grey to a very bright in the morning beige, which honestly I never knew it was that colour. I also watched a lot of YouTube and started to reread Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (who I love and Click Here if you want to know more about them.) As well as the filming and editing of Jessop Station.

One really good thing about this week is that I found one Video that I found pretty good to try and get into the swing of things in lockdown especially if you like space (which you know I do ha!).  

Another really good thing that happened this week was that half-alive has released their new album In Florence as well as some music videos (I will be making a post about that in music after this goes up and you can see it here if you want to.)

Also, I will be doing more on the Grey Room Studio front of the site so if you like my stop-motion keep an eye out every few days or follow if you want. That’s basically it for this week I aim to start another stop motion thing tomorrow as that would be a lot shorter than Jessop Station.

girl in red

girl in red is Marie Ulven Ringheim she is form Norway. She is a lesbian and many of her songs and music videos reflect her queer identity. I really like her music I cant describe what abut it really draws me in to loving her music but it does and I am happy that it does as she is a really good artist.

If you want to listen to some of her songs that I like click Here

About Me – Books – Alice Oseman

I am queer and I really like reading, so naturally, I really like queer books. I found it hard for me to find queer books that I like as im not the biggest fan of romance. One writer that I found that I really really like is Alice Oseman as their books have very good queer representation as well as having really good storylines and show that romantic relationships are not always the most important as platonic ones should be viewed as equally important to have and value as romantic ones. 

I discovered their books last year and got Heartstopper Vol. 1 & 2, and Radio Silence. I have never been into/ excited by the romance genre but with Heartstopper, it is different as I find it more personal as it does not only show being romantic as a queer person but it shows very clearly that queer people are people which is hard to find in media across the board. Radio silence for me was brilliant, I read it while on holiday and I find it hard to have a dedicated time for reading when I’m not waiting or travelling in the car or bus, but Radio silence was so good that I couldn’t stop reading it and spent almost all of my time in the hotel room reading because it was that good, and when I finished it I sat back and thought “fuck me that was brilliant” and wanted to read it again. 

A few days ago was my birthday and I got Solitaire and Heartstopper Vol. 3, and I have to say I have never stayed up reading all night, but I did with Heartstopper Vol. 2 and 3 (as I couldn’t remember the ending of 3 I read all of vol 2) I have to say I find Vol. 3 is my personal favourite out of the Heartstopper series and I really can’t wait the volume 4 to come out next year. I am currently reading Radio silence again and when I finish that ill start reading Solitaire and will probably talk about it here. 

If your a fan of me talking about books and the stuff that I like I will probably talk about them more or if you have any book recommendations put them in the comments and if you want to get to know me more keep reading and have a look around the site and follow if you like it 🙂 

Weekly Update – 26/April/2020

Hi everybody, so it has been a bit more than a week, I’m sorry I am a bit crap at finding time for things so think of these weekly updates as weekishly. 

So first thing to say from the time I wrote the last one I have changed the site a lot and have added some stuff to it like the music page and the interesting facts page. Because of this, I will not be including them in the weekly updates as they now have their own place, if you’re interested in them to check it out if you want.  

Lately, I have been getting random waves of sadness for a while, which is strange as I almost always have a feeling of neutrality and nothing. Normally when I feel the stuff I know the reason as it is pretty obvious why. 

I quite often say and do things trying to show how I feel and love Dylan in some weird ways (I haven’t yet done a mating dance but I might do one day you never know ha!). Some of these when I read them back I often go wow that is a very very autistic way of showing someone that you love them, this is what I sent to them. (as you can guess I can handle the feeling of jeans so only wear cargo trousers)

This week I kinda had a mini-meltdown of sorts. Like most days of the lockdown, I have been helping my dad do a lot of things in the garden. I was tasked with painting around a window and had to cover the glass with tape and newspaper, but I Don’t know why that was so difficult and nothing was working and it really pissed me off and I threw the tape across the garden and went to my room to cool off. Writing it down sounds very stupid but it’s kinda close to a full flipping of my shit. I think lockdown is slightly getting to me.  

In lighter news, I have been heavily addicted to Bondi rescue on youtube and I have been watching it non stop I think the only other thing I watched on youtube this week was the Oodie ad (will get into it later) because it came up as an ad before a video of Bondi and the new Tom Scott video because he is amazing and if you have a slight interest in computing or random information or British video law you should watch he is so really very amazingly good click here to go to his channel because I love the stuff he does. Sorry, I may be a tiny bit of a fangirl lol. While watching the Bondi stuff I watched a really funny ad (is the video below this, if your not big on swearing there are a few in there so there not your thing feel free to skip it) for an oodie (a big fluffy jumper) and god is it funny, it feels what I would do it I was in charge of making an advert. 

Yeah, that’s it. I will be updating the About me and Music sections soon as I have thought of what to talk about and a few bands and songs that I was going to add so look around and follow me if you liked this and want to hear more or if you like my music taste cos I feel I will do them a lot.

About Me – Part 2

A purple fleur de lis inside a ring of rope tied in a reef knot.

To see part 1 click here

One major part of my life is Scouting. I am a Young Leader for Beavers (6-8 years old), Cubs (8-10 years old) and Scouts (10-14 years old). My role is to assist the adult leaders as well as taking responsibility for young people and doing activities and games with them. This has really helped me in many ways. 

Firstly, the most visible difference for me was that I was more confident in myself. More importantly, I have more confidence in being outside the house on my own. Before becoming a Young Leader I always struggled and was very anxious and found it hard to be out of the house on my own without my parents. Due to this I never really wanted to leave the house and would only go out for school as I get transport there. I do not know why but someone being with me has always lowered my levels of anxiety a bit and made it bearable to go outside the house. The scout hut where my group meets is very close to my house, this, alongside getting back into scouting (I was a cub and really enjoyed but was not able to cope going up to scouts and left.) made me push myself and become a Young Leader. I am really happy that I did this, as I really enjoy all aspects of scouting. 

Despite my large growth in confidence, I still get anxious when I am out on my own, but no where near as much. Because of this I still heavily rely on headphones and fidget toys to help me when I am out alone. (if your the same I would recommend that you look here as I start to list the artists/songs that I like/help me.) The change is really noticeable as now I am able to walk 2.9km to my district HQ for meetings every few months before I would be hesitant to go to the CO-OP at the end of my road let alone through and across the town where I live. 

Another really good thing is that funnily enough being a Young Leader has helped with my leadership skills. This has been more useful than I expected when I started thinking about what having better leadership skills have done. It has made me able to communicate a little better, I am still not the best at getting my point across, but I am getting better and this helps in both scouting, as it is easier for the young people to learn about what to do, as well as in my personal life as I can explain why something needs to be done (oftentimes seen as useless to others but important for me) in a clearer way than before.

Declan Mckenna

Declan McKenna is a British singer who rose to fame through his song Brazil winch criticised the 2014 FIFA world cup. His music is very varied in genre, style and meaning but all have a rustic feel as he does every part of the song himself as he can play many instruments. I really like his music as its funky and just nice to listen to

To listen to some of their songs click here

Half•Alive

Half•Alive is an american band and they make incredibly good songs they have one album and one EP both are incredibly good every single song on both I have listened to many times and come back to with the same amount of joy as when I first heard it. also all of their music videos and live performances have a amazing amount of choreography and performance the band is very entertaining to both watch and listen.

To listen to some of their songs click here

NASA’s Armoured Rescuers

 

a M113 painted white with a red 1 and crew watches a space shuttle launch

One of the many safety precautions implemented for astronauts’ safety before liftoff was the armoured rescuers. These consisted of four M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) the astronauts learnt how to drive theses in the final stages of their training. During a launch, two M113’s would be stationed less than a mile away from the launch pad with all the firefighters inside. The firefighters are ready to be deployed at the early stages of a launch to save the crew, inspection team and closeout crew. One would be left empty outside the bunker within the launch area ready for the astronaut crew to use as the driver seat has been designed to be able to be used with a spacesuit on. As Well as protecting them from any debris falling towards them. 

The firefights PPE consists of silver-lined fire suits, self-contained breathing apparatus with an air pack. The firefighters have ten minutes to perform the rescue of any crew members on the pad. Due to this incredibly limited time frame for rescue they train heavily and the drivers are willing to take any safe shortcut like driving over signs or breaking through logs in order to get there quicker making the window for rescuing people larger. 

The M113’s have been utilised by NASA in both Kennedy Space Center as well as at Cape Canaveral since the Apollo program. All space shuttle astronauts were trained on how to drive one of the M113s. Vehicle 3 is designated as the astronaut training vehicle and has got the mission stickers on the vehicle of the astronaut crew that has trained in it. 

Due to advances in technology the fleet of the four M113 was retired in 2013 and has been replaced with four surplus caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) trucks. These replacements offered more room for the firefighters as within the M113 they were very cramped together, with the MRAP having more space making the time spent in the vehicle more comfortable as well as the MRAP truck was faster than the M113’s top speed of 40 MPH.

Sources:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/behindscenes/M113flyout.html

https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar-us-nasa-m113-armored-rescuer/

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