So today it was my pleasure and privilege to meet the incredibly sweet and funny Richard Harmon at Supanova Expo in Perth and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life! Here are a few highlights from his panel this afternoon (ie what I managed to jot down on my phone as people were firing questions at him):
• He came out dressed in a West Coast Eagles uniform (for anyone who doesn’t know, they’re one of Perth’s two Australian Rules Football teams) complete with blue foam hands and a beanie with blue and yellow dreadlocks
• He’s been an Eagles fan for about four years now and he’s going to his first live game tonight
• He apparently enjoys being covered in blood when he has to film scenes where Murphy gets beaten up (go figure…)
• He originally auditioned for Bellamy (although he said he was pretty sure he wasn’t going to get it)
• Murphy (who was originally to be known as “John no. 1”) was supposed to be killed off in 1X02, but after seeing Richard’s incredible performance while filming the pilot episode, Jason went back and did a major rewrite to give Murphy’s character a bigger role
• Richard’s favourite scene to film was the scene at the start of 3X01 where Murphy is locked in the bunker and in his words, “going crazy”
• His least favourite scenes to film are scenes where he doesn’t get to do anything because he gets super bored just standing around
• When asked where he sees Murphy’s character after the time jump, he said that he would like to see him in more of a leadership role because he thinks Murphy would make a great leader
• He also thinks that Murphy will no longer be so much of an outsider after having spent six years with the Space Squad
• Bellamy and Jaha are his favourite characters on The 100…apart from Murphy
• His dream role would be Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol because he reminds him a lot of Murphy
• His Hogwarts house, according to Pottermore, is Hufflepuff, but he sees himself as more of a Slytherin
• On that note, his favourite Harry Potter character is Remus Lupin because he loves wolves
• Bob is his favourite scene partner because they really push each other and are very competitive with each other when they’re filming together
• The most emotional scene that he has had to shoot was the scene in 4X08 where Emori is taken away so that they can test nightblood on her
• If he wasn’t an actor he’d want to be a food critic because he loves food
• When asked about his “guilty pleasures”, he responded that he doesn’t have any because he stands behind his choices
• If he could be a dinosaur he’d want to be a raptor (even though they’re small)
• If he could be a superhero, he’d want to have powers like Nightcrawler from X Men
• If he could be a Disney character, he’d want to be Scar from The Lion King
Because there won’t be a chapter today, let me at least post a little snippet of the next chapter for Paint Me In A Million Dreams.
Harry wished he was drunk.
He was at the bar, music playing loudly behind him. Barbara was off to wherever, and whoever had come from their crew had already left. Paul had come up to him before he had gone, handing him a key card for one of the rooms in the hotel the party was held at. They’d pick him and Louis up in the morning. This way they could enjoy the party without worrying how to get back to their own hotel. Paul had arranged for clothes to be brought over, so Harry had nothing to worry about.
Harry frowned a little deeper, looking into his glass. Nothing to worry about.
For the past five years, he had worried about Chris Lyall. Harry had worried about all the things that bloke had that Harry didn’t. Which mainly had been nothing else but Luke. Now, he had split from Luke, and Harry still wasn’t over his jealousy, and he wasn’t sure why.
Chris and Louis sat at one of the tables, talking with their heads close, lips brushing each other’s skin when they leaned in to make their voices heard over the loud music. Louis had rested his hand on Chris’ thigh, and his posture was open.
I’ve been waiting for the right photo before posting too much about this years Battle of the Nations but the Australian women’s team came third in the world this year and I am so proud to say that I was on that team.
This is a sisterhood that I hope I get to feel year after year. 💚💛
A team of Australian animals that are part of a secret agency that help humans and other creatures in need. From evading and disarming traps to helping fetch water they are always willing to help and give it all they got to help the cause.
First: An illustration of the core group heading off to help
I find it a problem of pointing out biology card between men and women in sports.
It dismisses the very big training level differences and thus, the exponential impact it does. Take the Australian women team vs the 14 yearold boys. It’s clear that even 14 yearolds are put to a lot more training than women’s division if they got such a large point difference in their win. I know folks keep going with biology but a lot of folks miss the fact that males train much more and much more challenging ways than girls since their teen years and that gradually builds up exponentially as they get older. That is also why the set match count for males and females are 5 and 3 respectively, despite the fact that Tennis isn’t about power at all but power control with some level of speed.
Biology can only take people so far. It’s training that makes the exponential difference over the years. And it’s generally pretty clear that in most female sports, they have another job on the side. This further shows that they would have less time to train than the males in sports. So honestly, where’s the question of females standing a chance if not outing at least 75% of the amount of intense training to even attempt doing these face offs. When I see both doing intense training and then facing off, then I will see if it’s really biology. Otherwise, biology is just the complete growth to enable the body to further push itself aka motivation versus the causation. Training is what really gets the earned wins there.
TL;DR: Quit dismissing the obvious training intensity differences. “Biology” isn’t the reason for everything. Doesn’t mean shit in jeopardy quiz review games in classes. Means shit if it fails to work hard. Hard work is the key.
some ideas for a X-MEN movie reboot - Make it a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Go back to the original 5, the concept of the school, students in training first and foremost. - Stay true to the characters personnalities, dynamics and origins. - Have Joseph Kahn direct it cause he’s crazy and Detention was so much fun I want to see more of his work. - explain the absence of mutants so far in the MCU by having Prof X. meticulously erase traces of their existence.. until now - have 2 films sets (no more trilogy please) with each cast (Original 5 / Giant Size X-men / Australian team with Rogue, Psylocke, Dazzler and Havok joining) and then a huge one with all the teams gathered (à la blue team/gold team era) - have permanent secondary characters (Moira Mc Taggert, Stevie Hunter, Peter Corbeau)
- change the antagonists, build the subplots into a consistent and epic suite of arcs
– movie 1 : Magneto and his brotherhood (classic line up) – movie 2 : humans, senator Kelly and Sentinels, juggernaught – movie 3 : Krakoa and Proteus – movie 4 : Hellfire Club and the dark phoenix – movie 5 : Mystique and her brotherhood / DOFP storyline – movie 6 :
Mister Sinister and the Marauders , Morlocks and Genosha – big finale : Legion and Apocalypse and the return of Magneto and his acolytes – if you still want some more : E is for Extinction / Back-to-School Morrison style would be a nice send-off i think
+ have a synchronized TV show featuring the younger generation of students (new mutants / generation X / New X-men)
FIRST CLASS MAIN CAST Mark Strong (Tinker, Taylor, Soldier) as PROF X. Brenton Thwaites (The Signal) as CYCLOPS Sophie Lowe (The Philosophers) as MARVEL GIRL Chris Zylka (The Leftovers) as ANGEL Josh Hutcherson (Detention) as ICEMAN Gabriel Basso (The Kings Of Summer) as BEAST
Nova Peris became the first Aboriginal Australian woman to win a Gold Medal as
part of the Australian Field Hockey Team, and later the first Aboriginal
woman to be elected to Australia’s Federal Parliament.