Monday, 23 May 2016

Getting Personal: Skyping with Grace Randolph and Monday MishMash

Sunday May 15, 2016 will go down as a special day for me. Why? Well I got to skype with Youtube movie news sensation Grace Randolph, creator of the channels Beyond the Trailer and Movie Math. She has been mentioned on my blog in the past via questions she has answered for me on Morning Movie News segment and my love for movies. I was over the moon when I won among a select group of viewers a chance to chat with her via skype for five minutes. Score!


Source - Also is a great article about movie reviewers, 
news commentators and critics.

Of course for such an occasion I decided to skype on the veranda ready for my 1:30 pm meet up, 2:30 pm Eastern on her side. We started with some chit chat. Me excited to be talking to her for the first time and she also excited and thanking me for being a regular viewer. Then it was question time. She asked me about the movie I had most recently seen and it was the Jungle Book. Both of us enjoyed that movie and talked a bit about the technology and characters of the movie.

Then...the glitches started. Before there was a small one but soon she actually got knocked off and could only type. Thankfully I could still also hear her and soon she was back with her smiling blonde self. I started talking about a fan casting I did for a future Fantastic 4 movie which intrigued her since she is among those who would love to see a Fantastic 4 movie do well at the box office. Unfortunately the glitches came back and I decided we better finish up. Overall I had a wonderful time and glitches be damned. Grace is wonderful to chat with and keeps all her viewers up to date on what is happening in the movie verse. She interacts so well with her fans and I even sent her my fan casting in a twitter DM.


Ending this with one of her videos. This one involves Grace confirming Old Man Logan for the Rated R Wolverine movie along with a few theories. Enjoy.


Monday MishMash





1. Update my Fantastic 4 (named Fantastic) fan casting and story. With the recent open casting of Black Panther and Fish Mooney returning to television's Gotham, I need to make some changes. Already started some additions and plan to continue. It is still very amateur but I'm having fun. All I will say right now is that I cast Edward Norton as Mr. Fantastic/Reed. If Chris Evans can go from Fox to Marvel then Edward can go from Marvel to Fox. Just saying.

2. Continue managing my freelance schedule.

3. Getting ready for Junowrimo and Bunowrimo. Yes I plan to do two next month. Yes I'm nuts.

4. Watching Angry Birds and X-Men: Apocalypse this week. Why did Jamaica bring both of these out last week? It only makes me more amped and I follow a budget.

5. Working on an exciting new idea inspired by NBC's Emerald City trailer. Yes, another one.

Thanks for stopping by and today is Labor day in Jamaica.

19 comments:

  1. Cool you got to do the chat even if there were glitches.
    Ready for X-Men this weekend!

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    1. Yes the chat was great. Glitches suck but can't break the awesome. X-Men!

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  2. What a wonderful thing to win, especially since she's someone you admire.

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  3. Congratulations! That's awesome. I hate glitches. SO annoying!

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    1. Thanks Steph and yes glitches are annoying.

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  4. How exciting that you got to do this!! And happy Labor day for you!

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  5. How awesome you won the chat with her. Sorry about the glitches, though.

    I liked the Fantastic Four movies with Jessica Alba. The last one with the different people at different ages threw me off. I'm wondering what this upcoming one wI'll be like.

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    1. I liked the ones with Jessica Alba as well. No idea what the upcoming one will be like but we can imagine until then. Thanks, the chat was great.

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  6. You are going to have a busy June! Wow!

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    1. Definitely Kelly. Guess we are both busy ladies.

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  7. How cool you got to skype with your idol, never mind the glitches! and a very happy Labour Day to you.

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  8. Lots of exciting things going on, Sheena. Wishing you lots of fun with all your plans. Skype is such a great thing :)

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  9. Very exciting to have been able to correspond with her.
    Have a great week, Miss Sheena!

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  10. There's an Xmen movie this weekend? I may get to go on a date!

    Congrats to get to chat with her. So what if there was tech glitches...you got to show her what a real charming human being is!! (She's the lucky one as far as I'm concerned!)

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  11. Tarsem's work is always very inspiring!

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  12. You are busy...and it sounds like a ton of fun busy too.
    I would have been so nervous for the Skype session! So happy for you that you got to talk to her. And things not going smoothly just makes it more unforgettable.

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  13. Man, technology can be so frustrating! What a fun interview. We went to the movies recently and I was in so much pain by the time we finished that I'm not going to go back for a while. (Darn car accident.) At least at home I can adjust my headrest. Anyhow, awesome stuff happening here. Sending cheese for your crazy June!

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