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Everything and anything under the sun sounds pretty much right.  I'll be posting my thoughts, pictures, and maybe from time to time some "exclusive" trailers for Smallville if they become available again.  If you want to friend me please send me a message first or comment just to say "hi".  I don't bite....well sometimes *grin*

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I can't say enough about this show.....highly recommend CASTLE


CASTLE just got renewed for a Season 3!  Nathan Fillion is so funny yet dashing and the banter between his character and the female detective Beckett is reason enough to tune in.
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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Medals

I saw this during Olympic coverage the other day and I thought I'd share it with my F-list who are watching the Olympics. Each on of the 615 medals being handed out at the 2010 Olympics is "one of a kind" and if you lay them all down in a specific order they would from an original piece of First Nations artwork. The Canadian Mint took the artwork and literally sliced it up into 615 pieces so that every athletes individual accomplishment would be honored by and a unique medal. So now the athletes can take their medals to the Canadian Mint and find out which part of the art their medal is part of. What a great idea!  FYI they used another piece of artwork for the Paralympics medals as well.



www.mint.ca/store/mint/learn/medals-4400016
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What does fellow British Columbian's Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds, Erick McCormack, Kim Cattrall, Steve Nash, and Sarah McLachlan want you to do?



This commercial has been on heavy rotation during the 2010 Olympic coverage in Canada.  Get a load of how BIG the trees are!  How about where Kim Cattrall is standing which could easily be California's Napa Valley but that's where she grew up.  That beach at the end.....we took our little guy there this past summer.  God I miss it!  I've put the longer 90sec version under the cut that shows more footage....enjoy :)

Longer vid here....come you want to see! )
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In January 1999, I was lucky enough to see Michael Shanks play Hamlet on stage in Vancouver.  I remember it well because my BF and I had only been dating for a month then and he surprised me with tickets.



"In and over and through this timeless landscape capers a Hamlet who at first seems suitably lost in moody melancholy. Shanks doesn't ignite until the ghost of Hamlet's father urges his son to avenge a murder most foul. From then on it's a treat to watch this handsome and spirited young actor dominate the stage with the tics and twirls of a madness that Hamlet alternately feigns and loses himself within."
Review from the Vancouver Sun

This is why he'll do an awesome job as Carter Hall aka Hawkman in Smallville's Absolute Justice 2 hour event.  Hamlet is one of the hardest and most demanding roles for an actor and as  I watched from the front row and I soon forgot that he worked on SG-1.  He was trained in the theatre first and studied at UBC (Met U *grins*).



Shanks as Hawkman spoilers and more interviews and pics! )
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One week to go before Smallville starts again and I thought I'd ponder some spoilers that have come out during the hiatus
about the first 2 episodes to air in January and write down my thoughts.  SPOILERS AHEAD!

ETA Updated with some more preview images from WARRIOR thx picture Angel.

Smallville Episodes 10 and 11 )
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In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it!

Post this on your LJ if you know someone who has or had cancer. 93% won't copy and paste this. Will you?
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Happy New Year Everyone!

Sorry I'm a little late but I wanted to take a moment and say "hi" to my F-list and wish you a year of finding your own "Magic Moments".  LIVE  BIG and take risks my friends and dare to make mistakes.  Psst...stop and learn to appreciate the little things as well. 

My New Year's wish was inspired by a link re-tweeted on TWITTER by Cassidy Freeman that I thought deserved to be spread around.



The Magic Moment

" We have to take risks. We can only truly understand the miracle of life when we let the unexpected manifest itself.

Every day – together with the sun – God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day we try to pretend that we don’t realize that moment, that it doesn’t exist, that today is just the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if you pay attention, you can discover the magic instant.

It may be hiding at the moment when we put the key in the door in the morning, in the silence right after dinner, in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. This moment exists – a moment when all the strength of the stars passes through us and lets us work miracles.

Happiness is at times a blessing – but usually it’s a conquest. The magic instant helps us to change, drives us forward to seek our dreams. We shall suffer and go through quite a few difficult moments and face many a disappointment – but this is all transitory and inevitable, and eventually we shall feel proud of the marks left behind by the obstacles. In the future we will be able to look back with pride and faith.

Poor are those who are afraid of running risks. Because maybe they are never disappointed, never disillusioned, never suffer like those who have a dream to pursue. But when they look back – for we always look back – they will hear their heart saying: “What did you do with the miracles that God sowed for your days? What did you do with the talent that your Master entrusted to you? You buried it deep in a grave because you were afraid to lose it. So this is your inheritance: the certainty that you have wasted your life.”

Poor are those who hear these words. For then they will believe in miracles, but the magic instants of life will have already passed.
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~ From Paulo Coelho's Blog January 7th 2010  ~ Brazilian Novelist, Lyricist


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Quality health care is a basic human right.
No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick.

If you agree, please post this on your LJ.



*please post this on facebook in your status if you agree as well...

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As promised here are more interior shots of the Marine Building in Vancouver that Smallville uses for the Daily Planet.  I found some more of the elevator including the inside and surprisingly Smallville did an incredible job of duplicating the real one as you'll see under the cut.  The interior is a bit over the top but during this time of the race to build taller and more lavish skyscrapers in North American cities I'm glad that it still survived because sadly so many others have been torn down. For example the Toronto art  deco tower that was the home for the Toronto Daily Star that Joe Shuster worked at and was the inspiration for the Daily Planet is gone except for its artful brass doors.  I stumbled across them one day downtown when I was helping Alexander in his stroller and noticed them and a small plaque.


Interior Lobby of the Marine Building



 

Tons more under the cut...take a look! )

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When I'm in Vancouver I'm going to take my BF who is a great photographer inside the Marine Building aka Smallville's Daily Planet and photograph the incredible lobby.  But for now here are some photographs done by Brian that really show how the set designers on Smallville were inspired by the original building and definitely paid homage to it when they designed their set.  Just look at the elevators people.  Remember that his historically significant building was built in 1930.  I do have many more from another site to share as well but I wanted to get some up first as we get closer and closer to another new season of Smallville. 

  

More interior shots under the cut including some nice exterior ones as well.  Just click on the images for larger views. I hope you didn't mind the wait [livejournal.com profile] shardsofblu 

Interior of the Daily Planet in Vancouver )
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SUPERMAN - For Tomorrow

She makes me human?  No, I can't be that.

But she does make me...a man.


 
SUPERMAN - FOR TOMORROW presents the Superman as a darker, brooding  hero who is dealing with the disappearance or vanishing of the love of his life.  Clark is devasted and blames himself but they are miraculously reunited in one of the most passionate comic renderings of Superman and Lois I think I've ever scene.   I have always seen some great avi's and arts made from scans from this comic book and Hana [livejournal.com profile] hanakt had posted a fantastic picspam of all the CLOIS scenes (because there are more then what I've posted) on her LJ but they are in spanish.

After how S8 ended with Lois going POOF when she accidently put on the Legion ring left for Clark to use and Clark giving up on his own humanity after the disasterous events leading up to and including Doomsday I was reminded of the comic FOR TOMORROW and the vanishing.  Under the cut I'll discuss more about FOR TOMORROW and include some spoilery thoughts about S9.  I've also included full size scans of the beautiful passionate scene under the cut.   I was going to re-size them but the artwork is so beautiful I didn't have the heart and I thought others might like to snag them to use for arts.

Thanks to Uadlika for the use of the scans.

HUGE images behind the cut - WARNING!


For Tomorrow Picspam )For Tomorrow Picspam )
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Here's my weekly update about Smallville and who is directing episodes right now from the Canadian BC Director's Guild List for August 21 2009.  I'm a little late but I always say better late then never...

This week we have Kevin Fair listed who is directing Episode 6 and the new entry is Michael Rohl who will be directing Episode 7.

Archive of Canadian Director's Guild for this week is here:  www.sendspace.com/file/fkvu9a

What is shooting.... )
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Major spoilers for Episode Five thanks to "my hero" Craig at KryptonSite.

Behind the cut I've archived it in red and then my thoughts are listed in white.   All I can say is Season 9 can't start soon enough.

You have been warned :) grins )

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The Marine Building aka Smallville's home of the Daily Planet has always been one of my favorite buildings to visit when I'm home because of its art deco architecture and its place as one of the historically important buildings in Vancouver.  I am hoping that this time we will be able to get inside to take some photos because if you think the twirling front doorsat the street entrance you see on TV every week are amazing it is nothing compared to the craftsmanship of the interior lobby and elevators.  The set designers on Smallville really don't get enough credit for the work they do and I hope to share some photos so that my F-list can see how much they were inspired by the actual building and tried to replicate as much as they could for the show.  I am going to post some photos in the next few days of the interior but for now I was doing some research for my trip to Vancouver when I came across these incredible photos of the exterior by a photographer called "Tripleman".  You can see below how even the roof of the Marine Building as been re-created at the Smallville studios in Burnaby for some of the iconic scenes.  So a big round of applause for the set designers for their hard work for the show *smiles*

Inside the cut you can see the images full size and a big thanks to the awesome photographer "Tripleman" for sharing these photos. 

www.tripleman.com/

PREVIEWS

 
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Here's my weekly update about Smallville and who is directing episodes right now from the Canadian BC Director's Guild List for August 14 2009

This week we have Glen Winter listed and he will be directing Episode 5 , and Kevin Fair who will be directing Episode 6.    There were some photos taken by a Smallville fan visiting Vancouver this past week that are circulating of Smallville shooting outside with Tom on August 10 and some tweets from supporting actors for episodes 4 and 5 that suggest that #4 was shooting this past week and # 5 will begin shooting on August 17th.  I'll put that info behind the cut as well because it is spoiler related and I want to archive the info here in case I have to go back and check for some reason.  * Note...I will place the titles for these episodes under the cut since they are spoilers.

Archive of CDN Director's listing for this week here:  www.sendspace.com/file/0ikgl1

Spoilers...titles of episodes behind here )Spoilers...titles of episodes behind here )
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I hope you had a good one Luke 'cause you really deserve it.  You are one of my best friends online and we have been there for each other sharing good news and bad news.  I am so glad that we have gotten to know each other and I've enjoyed all our chats.  Wishing you all the best buddy! *hug*[info]seeyaroundsv 



Make a wish...now you can peek! *wink* )
 
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Here's my weekly update about Smallville and who is directing episodes right now from the Canadian BC Director's Guild List for August 7 2009

This week we have Wayne Rose listed (Episode 4) and next Glen Winter who I assume is directing the next episode...five.  Glen has directed in the past INFAMOUS, COMMITTED AND CRIMSON..all great CLOIS episodes. 

Archive of CDN Director's listing for this week here:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/bhev85

To read more spoilers go to Craig's site .www.kryptonsite.com/

Spoilers for Episode titles... )


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